Diocese of Alexandria Catholic Schools choose to “opt out” of mask mandate

On October 26, 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards lifted the mask mandate for most indoor gatherings.  The mandate remains in effect for some public buildings, including K-12 schools.  The revised guidelines, however, permit public school districts and other private and parochial schools to opt out of the mandate if – and only if—the schools follow…

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Bishop Marshall’s updated guidelines regarding masks

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, For the past eighteen months, we have been living with various restrictions on our personal interactions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the danger continues to exist – particularly for many of the most vulnerable members of our community – the impact of the recent variant has subsided over…

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STATEMENT FROM BISHOP MARSHALL ON REVISED COVID REGULATIONS

Since the very beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, we have found ourselves in a most confusing and, at times, frightening state. As vaccines appear to be making a difference and as case numbers decrease, we are trying to conform to the regulations from the CDC, the State Fire Marshal, and the Louisiana Governor’s Office.   As…

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Church capacity increase

Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced that Louisiana would be allowed to move to Phase 3 of COVID-19 precautions. The Governor indicated that, in Phase 3, reduced capacity limits for churches set for COVID-19 precautions are lifted. Capacity limits set by Fire Marshals remain in effect. Under the new state guidelines, “Religious services will no…

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Statement on COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

Our national and international news continues to be filled with reports surrounding the approval, availability, and arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. In many respects, this is indeed good news which brings with it a great sense of hope and optimism as the world continues to face a health crisis. With these recent and ongoing developments, the…

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COVID TESTING AT FOREST HILL/Pruebas de COVID a Forest Hill

WHAT: Community COVID Testing WHERE: Forest Hill Elementary School, 2032 10th Street, Forest Hill, Louisiana WHEN: June 22, 2020 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. WHO: Anyone interested in testing, symptoms or not HOW MUCH: There is no cost for the test. An ID is needed for notification purposes, not for control. Results will be sent by mail…

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Latest updates

PHASE TWO Our COVID-19 Response Team, with the guidance of Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Bishop-Elect Robert Marshall are working with all of our pastors regarding beginning to celebrate Mass publicly. COVID-19 is a highly contagious and deadly disease. The fundamental concept of this phased opening plan is to slowly open businesses at reduced occupant capacities…

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COVID-19 Response Team Report #1

The first meeting of the Covid-19 Response Team was held on Wednesday, April 22; in attendance were Fr. Scott Chemino, JD, JCL, Fr. Peter Faulk, JCL, JV, Mr. David Brook, CFO; and via Zoom, Fr. Rick Gremillion, Rebecca Beaman and Patricia White (from the State Department of Health), and Bishop-Elect Robert Marshall. 1). STATE DEPARTMENT…

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COVID-19 Response Team formed

A message from Most Rev. Gregory Aymond, Apostolic Administrator, to all the faithful of the Diocese of Alexandria As the crisis of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we are surrounded with uncertainty. I deeply regret that I am unable to be with you physically; but please know that I am indeed with you in prayer and…

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Continue to support your church parish

Please consider continuing to support your church parish with your tithing/donations.  Church Parishes rely on these funds to continue to operate and provide programs and services to the faithful in your community. If you do not see your church listed below you can find the mailing address to each church parish on the diocesan website. …

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