Diocese of Alexandria

The Diocese of Alexandria comprises 13 civil parishes of Central Louisiana: Natchitoches, Winn, Caldwell, Franklin, Madison, Vernon, Rapides, Grant, LaSalle, Catahoula, Tensas, Concordia and Avoyelles.Our website: www.diocesealex.org

Operating as usual

06/27/2021

I travelled to Many today to join in the 150th Anniversary celebration of St. John the Baptist Church. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and concelebrated by Bishop Francis Malone of Shreveport and me. We are pictured here at the reception after Mass with three seminarians of the Diocese of Shreveport who were altar servers. The parish was established by Bishop Auguste Martin, the First Bishop of Natchitoches.

I travelled to Many today to join in the 150th Anniversary celebration of St. John the Baptist Church. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and concelebrated by Bishop Francis Malone of Shreveport and me. We are pictured here at the reception after Mass with three seminarians of the Diocese of Shreveport who were altar servers. The parish was established by Bishop Auguste Martin, the First Bishop of Natchitoches.

06/26/2021

This beautiful afternoon, I travelled to Effie to celebrate Mass with the parishioners of St. Winifred. Thank you to Father Albi Mulloth, Ken Primeaux, and the wonderful parishioners of St. Winifred for their welcome and the delicious meal that we shared afterward. It was delicious!

This beautiful afternoon, I travelled to Effie to celebrate Mass with the parishioners of St. Winifred. Thank you to Father Albi Mulloth, Ken Primeaux, and the wonderful parishioners of St. Winifred for their welcome and the delicious meal that we shared afterward. It was delicious!

06/20/2021

On the second stop of the day, I celebrated Mass with the parishioners of St. Mary’s Church, Jena. Thank you to Father Jason Gootee and the parishioners for a wonderful liturgy and a great Father’s Day luncheon afterward. It was a terrific morning in both Fishville and Jena.

On the second stop of the day, I celebrated Mass with the parishioners of St. Mary’s Church, Jena. Thank you to Father Jason Gootee and the parishioners for a wonderful liturgy and a great Father’s Day luncheon afterward. It was a terrific morning in both Fishville and Jena.

06/20/2021

This morning I celebrated Mass in the beautiful Church of St. Edward the Confessor in Fishville. Thank you to Father Jason Gootee and the parishioners of St. Edward for their welcome. The glorious weather is evident in the large windows of the sanctuary behind us.

This morning I celebrated Mass in the beautiful Church of St. Edward the Confessor in Fishville. Thank you to Father Jason Gootee and the parishioners of St. Edward for their welcome. The glorious weather is evident in the large windows of the sanctuary behind us.

06/13/2021

Supper with the Seminarians came to the Central Deanery tonight at St. Rita Church. I was pleased to celebrate the 4:00pm Mass at St. Rita and joined in the festivities in the parish hall after Mass. Joining me on the serving line were (from left to right) Seminarians Donnie Kuzma, Josh Burch and Blaine Phillips, and Vocations Director Father Luke LaFleur. Thank you to the parishioners from many parishes who came to support our vocations ministry.

Supper with the Seminarians came to the Central Deanery tonight at St. Rita Church. I was pleased to celebrate the 4:00pm Mass at St. Rita and joined in the festivities in the parish hall after Mass. Joining me on the serving line were (from left to right) Seminarians Donnie Kuzma, Josh Burch and Blaine Phillips, and Vocations Director Father Luke LaFleur. Thank you to the parishioners from many parishes who came to support our vocations ministry.

06/10/2021

This evening I celebrated a Confirmation Mass at St. Peter Chapel in Elmer. It was a pleasure to confirm two of their parishioners, Haley and Sadie. Thank you to Father Kenneth Obiekwe and the people of St. Peter, St. Louis Church in Glenmora, and St. Jude in Sieper for their welcome and hospitality. This was the 25th stop on the Confirmation Tour - and the last stop until the fall. The newly confirmed of our diocese have demonstrated great faith and perseverance during this pandemic year! Please keep them all in your prayers.

This evening I celebrated a Confirmation Mass at St. Peter Chapel in Elmer. It was a pleasure to confirm two of their parishioners, Haley and Sadie. Thank you to Father Kenneth Obiekwe and the people of St. Peter, St. Louis Church in Glenmora, and St. Jude in Sieper for their welcome and hospitality. This was the 25th stop on the Confirmation Tour - and the last stop until the fall. The newly confirmed of our diocese have demonstrated great faith and perseverance during this pandemic year! Please keep them all in your prayers.

06/08/2021

This evening I made my first visit to St. Martin Church in Lecompte where I confirmed 21 young parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Forest Hill, and St Martin parish. Thank you to Father Adam Travis, Deacon Bill Travis and the parishioners of both communities for their welcome and support of these young disciples.

This evening I made my first visit to St. Martin Church in Lecompte where I confirmed 21 young parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Forest Hill, and St Martin parish. Thank you to Father Adam Travis, Deacon Bill Travis and the parishioners of both communities for their welcome and support of these young disciples.

Photos from Diocese of Alexandria's post 06/06/2021

Photos from today’s Eucharistic Procession in downtown Alexandria.

06/06/2021

In celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), we had a Eucharist procession around the block of downtown Alexandria that includes St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Thank you to all who organized and participated in this great witness of faith. "O Sacrament most holy! O Sacrament Divine! All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine!"

06/06/2021

This weekend, we celebrate the great feast of the Most Holy Eucharist. Visit any of our parishes for Mass this weekend and open your hearts to an encounter with Christ Himself.

This weekend, we celebrate the great feast of the Most Holy Eucharist. Visit any of our parishes for Mass this weekend and open your hearts to an encounter with Christ Himself.

06/04/2021

Tonight I joined our seminarians and our Vocations Director Fr. Luke LaFleur for “A Taste of Faith” at St. Joseph Church in Marksville. Priests and parishioners from throughout the Avoyelles Deanery gathered to enjoy a meal and provide needed financial support to our Vocations Office. Joining me at the serving line are (left to right) Donnie Kuzma, Josh Burch, and Blaine Phillips. Look for A Taste of Faith in your Deanery: Saturday, June 12 at St. Rita Church, Alexandria; Saturday, July 10 at St. Mary Church, Winnsboro; and Saturday, July 24 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Natchitoches.

Tonight I joined our seminarians and our Vocations Director Fr. Luke LaFleur for “A Taste of Faith” at St. Joseph Church in Marksville. Priests and parishioners from throughout the Avoyelles Deanery gathered to enjoy a meal and provide needed financial support to our Vocations Office. Joining me at the serving line are (left to right) Donnie Kuzma, Josh Burch, and Blaine Phillips. Look for A Taste of Faith in your Deanery: Saturday, June 12 at St. Rita Church, Alexandria; Saturday, July 10 at St. Mary Church, Winnsboro; and Saturday, July 24 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Natchitoches.

06/03/2021

Don't forget to reserve your place for "Supper with the Seminarians" June 12 (5pm or 6pm seatings) at St. Rita Church Holy Family Center. Meet the seminarians and enjoy a great meal at no charge. Donations accepted and go directly to the Seminarian Education Fund.
Send in your reservation today! https://www.diocesealex.org/supper-with-the-seminarians/

Don't forget to reserve your place for "Supper with the Seminarians" June 12 (5pm or 6pm seatings) at St. Rita Church Holy Family Center. Meet the seminarians and enjoy a great meal at no charge. Donations accepted and go directly to the Seminarian Education Fund.
Send in your reservation today! https://www.diocesealex.org/supper-with-the-seminarians/

06/02/2021

At. Mary’s Residential Training School is one of the great blessings of the Diocese of Alexandria. Today I had the great pleasure of celebrating a Confirmation Mass for several residents. Thank you to Father David Braquet, and to Deacons Richard Mitchell and Luke White for their participation in the liturgy. Thank you to Christi Guillot, Administrator of the School, and to the wonderful and caring staff for their welcome and hospitality. Visit @StMarysRTS for more information about the school.

At. Mary’s Residential Training School is one of the great blessings of the Diocese of Alexandria. Today I had the great pleasure of celebrating a Confirmation Mass for several residents. Thank you to Father David Braquet, and to Deacons Richard Mitchell and Luke White for their participation in the liturgy. Thank you to Christi Guillot, Administrator of the School, and to the wonderful and caring staff for their welcome and hospitality. Visit @StMarysRTS for more information about the school.

05/31/2021

A blessed Memorial Day to all. Let us remember the sacrifices we honor this day.

A blessed Memorial Day to all. Let us remember the sacrifices we honor this day.

Timeline Photos 05/30/2021

A blessed Trinity Sunday!

“The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity leads us to contemplate the mystery of God who unceasingly creates, redeems and sanctifies, always with love and through love.” – Pope Francis

05/26/2021

This evening I travelled to St. Richard’s Chapel in Hickory Hill to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with the communities of St. Richard and Holy Ghost Church in Marksville. Two young parishioners, Asia and Caleb were confirmed this evening. Thank you to Father Abraham Varghese and the parishioners of both churches for their welcome and support of our young disciples.

This evening I travelled to St. Richard’s Chapel in Hickory Hill to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with the communities of St. Richard and Holy Ghost Church in Marksville. Two young parishioners, Asia and Caleb were confirmed this evening. Thank you to Father Abraham Varghese and the parishioners of both churches for their welcome and support of our young disciples.

05/25/2021

I celebrated a Confirmation Mass this evening at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Alexandria. Twenty-four young parishioners completed their sacraments of initiation tonight. Thank you to Father Rusty Rabalais and the parishioners of OLPS for their kind welcome and their support of these young disciples.

I celebrated a Confirmation Mass this evening at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Alexandria. Twenty-four young parishioners completed their sacraments of initiation tonight. Thank you to Father Rusty Rabalais and the parishioners of OLPS for their kind welcome and their support of these young disciples.

05/23/2021

Today we celebrate the great Solemnity of Pentecost.

O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast
sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation,
pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit
across the face of the earth
and, with the divine grace that was at work
when the Gospel was first proclaimed,
fill now once more the hearts of believers.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Today we celebrate the great Solemnity of Pentecost.

O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast
sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation,
pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit
across the face of the earth
and, with the divine grace that was at work
when the Gospel was first proclaimed,
fill now once more the hearts of believers.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

05/22/2021

Today at our Cathedral, we were blessed to ordain two men to the holy priesthood, Father Thomas Kennedy and Father Robert Johnson. This was Bishop Robert Marshall's first opportunity to ordain new priests since becoming our bishop last year.

Today at our Cathedral, we were blessed to ordain two men to the holy priesthood, Father Thomas Kennedy and Father Robert Johnson. This was Bishop Robert Marshall's first opportunity to ordain new priests since becoming our bishop last year.

05/22/2021

Priesthood Ordination to be livestreamed at 10:00am today. Please keep Deacons Robert Johnson and Thomas Kennedy in your prayers as they are ordained today to serve the Diocese of Alexandria.

In roughly 12 hours from now we will ordain two new priests to our diocese. You can join us online on facebook or at SFXcathedral.org at 10am tomorrow morning.

Because of the current diocesan COVID policy, we are restricted on the number of people who can attend the Ordination Mass. Only clergy and those who received a mailed invitation to the ordination are invited. Masks are required.

05/21/2021

This evening, I was honored to celebrate a Confirmation Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tioga. Eight young parishioners completed their Sacraments of Initiation. Thank you to Father Rick Gremillion, Deacon LG Deloach, Deacon Richard Mitchell (who travels with me but is rarely in the photos because he is usually our photographer), and the parishioners of IHM for their prayers and support of these Confirmandi.

This evening, I was honored to celebrate a Confirmation Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Tioga. Eight young parishioners completed their Sacraments of Initiation. Thank you to Father Rick Gremillion, Deacon LG Deloach, Deacon Richard Mitchell (who travels with me but is rarely in the photos because he is usually our photographer), and the parishioners of IHM for their prayers and support of these Confirmandi.

05/20/2021

Tonight I had the great pleasure of celebrating a Confirmation Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Pineville. Congratulations to the Confirmandi. Thank you to Father Walter Ajaero, Deacon Michael Young, and the parishioners for their welcome and support of our young disciples.

Tonight I had the great pleasure of celebrating a Confirmation Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Pineville. Congratulations to the Confirmandi. Thank you to Father Walter Ajaero, Deacon Michael Young, and the parishioners for their welcome and support of our young disciples.

05/19/2021

Priest Appointments – Diocese of Alexandria

We are thankful for our many dedicated and faithful priests in the Diocese of Alexandria. Bishop Robert Marshall recently released the clergy appointments for this year. To see the list of assignments, visit https://www.diocesealex.org/latest-news/priest-appointments/

Priest Appointments – Diocese of Alexandria Priest Appointments The Most Reverend Robert W. Marshall, Jr., Bishop of Alexandria, has made the following clergy appointments: The following appointments are effective on July 1, 2021. Father Wade DeCoste is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Winnfield. Father Peter Faulk is appointed...

05/16/2021

It was a great joy to celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension and the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Natchitoches. Six young parishioners were sealed today with the Holy Spirit. Thank you to Father John O’Brien, Deacon Steven Newbury, seminarian Donnie Kuzma, and the faithful of St. Anthony for their witness of faith.

It was a great joy to celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension and the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Natchitoches. Six young parishioners were sealed today with the Holy Spirit. Thank you to Father John O’Brien, Deacon Steven Newbury, seminarian Donnie Kuzma, and the faithful of St. Anthony for their witness of faith.

05/14/2021

In a short break from the traveling the Confirmation and Graduation circuit, I celebrated the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima and the 85th anniversary of the parish at St. Margaret Church in Boyce. Thank you to Father Jacob Thomas, Deacon E.J. Barre, and the parishioners of St. Margaret for their welcome.

In a short break from the traveling the Confirmation and Graduation circuit, I celebrated the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima and the 85th anniversary of the parish at St. Margaret Church in Boyce. Thank you to Father Jacob Thomas, Deacon E.J. Barre, and the parishioners of St. Margaret for their welcome.

05/11/2021

Tonight I celebrated a Confirmation Mass at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches. Twenty-five young parishioners were sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thanks to Father Blake Deshautelle, Father Derek Ducote, Father Louis Sklar, and the parish family of Immaculate Conception for their welcome and support of these Confirmandi.

Tonight I celebrated a Confirmation Mass at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches. Twenty-five young parishioners were sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thanks to Father Blake Deshautelle, Father Derek Ducote, Father Louis Sklar, and the parish family of Immaculate Conception for their welcome and support of these Confirmandi.

05/10/2021

2021 Baccalaureate Mass

This evening, I was honored to celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for Holy Savior Menard Central High School’s Class of 2021. Thank you to the concelebrants, Father Bill Gearheard and Father Luke LaFleur, the assisting deacons, Deacon Richard Mitchell and Deacon Ted Moulard, and to the community of Holy Savior Menard.

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4400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA
71303

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Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
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