Welcome to St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church where ALL are welcome!

St. Mary’s Nativity Church parish supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of sacraments as we strive to deepen our relationship with God and work towards our ultimate goal----eternal life with the Lord.



History of St. Mary's Nativity Church




                                   History of St. Mary's Pipe Organ                                               Mural's of St. Mary's Church 



 St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery Walking Tour                                                                          The Bells of St. Mary's Church





Tuesday, December 3, is Giving Tuesday.  GivingTuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes that matter to them.  The Catholic Church also recognizes this day as iGiveCatholic.

#Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Advance giving begins November 18, 2019

So what is iGiveCatholic?

iGiveCatholic is a 24 hour online giving challenge that celebrates the work of Catholic schools, church parishes, ministries, and other charitable organizations affiliated with the diocese.  The goal is to create a wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches the lives of many.

 It’s easy to do! Click on this link,  iGiveCatholic, then locate St. Mary's Nativity Church and click, then follow prompts. EASY!


You have expressed your concerns/interests in these two areas and we heard you!

St. Mary’s Nativity Church will use the donations to renovate the men's and women’s restrooms in Church making them handicapped accessible.  Another goal we have is to convert the old confessionals into a “cry rooms or infant care rooms.” That way If parents need to leave with their child, they are still able to participate in Mass. 

We are hoping to collect $15,000.00 to get these project accomplished.  You can donate by clicking here, igivecatholic.org, putting it in the collection basket or mailing a donation to the Church. 

Thanks for your support and God Bless you.


GriefShare-Surviving the Holidays

Need help navigating the holidays after the loss of a loved one?  You are welcome to join a group of warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and will help you journey through the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays. Come join us, the GriefShare team of St. Mary’s Nativity Church and Holy Savior Church, as we host a Surviving the Holidays seminar.  It will be held at St. Mary’s Nativity Church Community Center in Raceland on Tuesday, November 19th beginning at 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.  There is a $5.00 fee for registration which includes a journal.  Call St.  Mary’s Nativity Church at 537-3204 or Marty Cortez at 227-0873 to register or for more information.  Refreshments will be served. 


As we continue our grounds beautification, we invite you to consider adding a brick to our remembrance space in front of the Church Office.  In addition to remembering your loved one, you can include other life moments and events such as: graduation, names of families, anniversaries, etc.  Thank you for all your support and prayers.

 You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab, fill out this form and return it to the church office, or call the Church Parish Office for more information.  



Mass Times

Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil
Sunday: 8 AM, 10 AM, & 7 PM

Daily Mass:
Monday - Thursday: 7 AM
Friday - NO MASS

School Mass:
August 16 - May 31
Thursdays - 8:15 AM

Office Hours

9 AM - Noon - Monday - Friday
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons

FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235

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St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows

Stain Glass Window #1: EUCHARIST

Stain Glass Window #2: RESURRECTION

Stain Glass Window #3: HOLY SPIRIT

Stain Glass Window #4: BLESSED MOTHER

Stain Glass Window #5: MATTHEW AND MARK



Stain Glass Window #8:  HOLY ORDERS / MATRIMONY

Stain Glass Window #9: JOHN AND LUKE

Stain Glass Window #10: NATIVITY

Stain Glass Window #11: GOD THE FATHER

Stain Glass Window #12: CHRIST


Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass.  A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required.  Please call the Church Office for more information.


Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins.  Private confessions by appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage

Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date.  Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required.  Call the Church Office for more information.