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


St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of the Sacraments.  As members, 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







Bishop Fabre reminds us that it is the policy of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux that extraordinary minister of Holy Communion are deputed every 5 years.  All extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion (current and new) are required to attend one of the following workshop meetings to be held in church beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4th or 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7th.  This includes home bound ministers, hospital ministers, and church and school mass ministers. Those who attend one of the meetings, according to Canon Law 230, will be deputed for a  period of 5 years from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2024.  Ministers who do not attend one of these meetings will cease being an extraordinary of Holy Communion.  Please know that every parish in the diocese is doing this and names must be submitted to the bishop before the first of the New Year.   If you would like to become a extraordinary minister of Holy Communion please come to the workshop.  Anyone who can not attend one of these meeting please contact Carol at the church office.



If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend to death, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.  Although it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now, we would like to help you move toward it.

The next session is on August 27th at St. Mary's Nativity from 6 - 8 PM in the Community Center.  Topics of discussion on the Why? questions and Guilt and Anger. If you are interested, call Marty Cortez at (985) 227-0873, Arvella Dupre at (985) 414-4126 or St. Mary’s Church at (985) 537-3204. 

St. Mary’s Nativity School’s Sixth Annual Gala

All are invited to the social and dinner which will include a silent and live auction, and live music.

The Sixth Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in Thibodaux at the Wellness Center.  We invite you to join us for fellowship, auction, dinner and music.  Tickets are $50 per person, or you may reserve a table of 8 for $425.00 or 10 for $525.00.  Adult beverages will be available so you must be 21 years of age to attend.   We need your support, as they say, “come and pass a good time with us” and at the same time help our wonderful Catholic school.

All donations are tax deductible. You may purchase your tickets through St. Mary’s Nativity School office or through the mail at:  3492 Nies St. Raceland, LA 70394.  Please contact the school office for any questions at 985-537-7544.

We are in need of more auction items.  We appreciate anything you are able to donate that will help make our event successful.  Please contact school about auction items also.



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.