What we know, what we are doing

Updated information, news articles and documents regarding

ongoing activity and planning for the COVID-19 situation.

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…

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…

Diocese compliance with mandated closures

As a result of the Coronavirus health issue, the seven Roman Catholic dioceses of Louisiana are all in compliance with the statewide mandated closure of non-essential businesses.  The Diocese of Alexandria announced that the Saint Joseph Catholic Center, the diocesan offices, will remain closed until after the Easter Holiday.  This closure is to re-enforce the…

CANCELLED EVENTS

This information will be updated as it becomes known: ALL VIRTUS AWARENESS TRAINING SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE If you were registered to attend, please know it has been cancelled. For more information, call (318) 445-6424, ext. 213. MARYHILL RENEWAL CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE If you were to attend an event/retreat…

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…

Mass will be streamed online and on radio

Mass will be offered online on Facebook, YouTube or on the radio at these churches. Please click the links to view. Sunday 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – (time varies) Radio Maria click here to listen (then click the play button) or tune in on your radio in Alexandria: 580 AM; or in Natchitoches: 89.7 AM…

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…

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. …

Schools implementing alternative instruction

Our Catholic school students are our precious jewels. We are entrusted by Jesus Christ and these students’ parents to educate their children. We take this responsibility very seriously and, during the current COVID-19 crisis, are determined to continue educating our pupils, as best as we can. Accordingly, our schools are implementing instructional activities and exercises…

Social Services information

SERVICES WHILE THE CORONA VIRUS MEASURES ARE IN EFFECT Office of Life and Justice, Diocese of Alexandria Louisiana LOCAL CHARITIES – AGENCIES Cenla Homeless Coalition: Only phone calls at 318-229-2914 or 318-319-5206 Community Action Agency (CCAC): Dire emergencies only until April 13, 2020 Food Bank: Open as usual Homeless Coalition: Phone contact only 318-319-5206 Manna…