The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass

MONDAY – Friday

8:30am — Immaculate Heart of Mary, Maringouin

SATURDAY (ANTICIPATED MASS)

4:00pm — Immaculate Heart of Mary, Maringouin

SUNDAY

9:00am — St. Joseph, Grosse Tête
11:00am — St. Frances Cabrini, Livonia


Penance & Reconciliation

SATURDAY

3:00 – 3:45pm — Immaculate Heart of Mary, Maringouin

Please contact the TriParish Pastoral Center to request a priest for confession at any other time.

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The Rite of Baptism

Please call the TriParish Pastoral Center to schedule the baptism of your child.

If your child is 7 years old or older, or if you are an adult seeking Baptism, you will enter the Rite of Christian Initiation for a period of catechesis before this important step in Christian life.

For more information about Baptism, including guidelines for who maybe a godparent, please visit Guidelines for Baptism.


First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Children ordinarily receive instruction for First Reconciliation and the reception of their First Holy Communion in their regular Parish School of Religion courses.

If your child hasn't been registered for Parish School of Religion, please call Peggy Champagne at the TriParish Pastoral Center to do so.

If a child is over the age of seven, they will be entered into the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, the regular process for bringing a child, whom Canon Law considers of the age of reason, into full communion (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) with the Roman Catholic Faith.

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The Order of Confirmation

Confirmation in the Diocese of Baton Rouge is normally received in the eleventh grade year of high school. Candidates for Confirmation are required to undergo a period of catechesis and preparation before this occurs. This is integrated within our cluster school of religion for children.

If you are an adult seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, you will most likely enter the Rite of Christian Initiation to prepare for Confirmation on the Feast of Pentecost at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge with the bishop. 

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Anointing of the Sick

This Sacrament of healing is celebrated for those who are ill, aged, or preparing for a surgical procedure. Ordinarily, it is offered by appointment, usually before or after Mass.

Twice a year, a communal celebration of Anointing of the Sick takes place at a special Mass. Additionally, the pastor visits the sick as needed and during the Lenten and Advent seasons.

If you would like to receive this Sacrament, or have a family member who is in need of it, please call the TriParish Pastoral Center.


IMPORTANT NOTE: THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK SHOULD, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, BE CELEBRATED BEFORE AN INDIVIDUAL LOSES CONSCIOUSNESS.

THE AVAILABILITY OF A PRIEST FOR “LAST RITES” AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE. PLEASE CALL AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE FOR THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK.


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The Order of Marriage

Weddings in our parishes ordinary take place on Friday evenings or Saturday morning or early afternoon to accommodate the weekend Mass schedule.

If you'd like to begin preparation for marriage, please arrange to meet with one of our priests at least six months prior to the proposed date of the wedding.

Remember, due to the nature of the discernment and preparation process, any date is considered tentative until meeting with the priest and assessing readiness.

Please call the office to schedule an appointment.


Convalidation: Bringing your Marriage into The Church

Like others in our parishes, you may be wondering if your marriage is fully recognized by The Catholic Church. The Canon Law of the Catholic Church ordinarily requires baptized Roman Catholics to marry in the presence of a priest or deacon. Unless the Catholic party has received a "dispensation from canonical form," which is a formal request granted by the bishop, a Catholic who exchanges vows in the presence of the minister of another religious tradition or a civil official is not considered validly married in the Catholic Church.

No matter what has taken place in the past, we in the TriParishes invite you to consider having your marriage convalidated, meaning that it will be valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church. This is sometimes colloquially referred to as "having a marriage blessed".

For more information on having your wedding convalidated by the Church please see this resource from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


A Note about Declarations of Nullity (Annulments)

If you think your present marriage may need to explore a declaration of nullity (also called “an annulment”) then we invite you to contact the office and speak with the priests there. Here are a few resources to aid you in learning about what the Catholic Church teaches about Declarations of Nullity:

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders &
Vocations to the Religious Life

If you feel that God is calling you to consider the priesthood, diaconate, or religious life, please contact Fr. Chris at the church office. He’d very much like to talk with you!

Here are some resources to begin your discernment:

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Funerals: The Rite of Christian Burial

If a loved one has died, please call the respective parish before contacting the funeral home so that the liturgy can be planned and church reserved.


Important Note: We ask that you speak with a representative of the Church before making funeral arrangements. While the funeral home may have availability to accommodate your family, the church or priest may not be available.


Planning Resources

The First Reading

The Responsorial Psalm

The Second Reading

A careful selection and use of readings from Scripture for the funeral rites will provide the family with an opportunity to hear God speak to them in their needs, sorrows, fears, and hopes.

In the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word at the funeral liturgy, the Biblical readings may not be replaced by nonbiblical readings. But during prayer services with the family nonbiblical readings may be used in addition to readings from Scripture.

– Order of Christian Funerals, General Introduction, nos. 22-23

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