What we know, what we are doing

Updated information, news articles and documents regarding

ongoing activity and planning for the COVID-19 situation.

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…

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. …

CANCELLED EVENTS

This information will be updated as it becomes known: CANCELLED: Chrism Mass originally scheduled for APRIL 8 Archbishop Gregory Aymond has announced that the 2020 Chrism Mass set for next Wednesday (April 8) at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral has been cancelled.  The decision was made in light of the pandemic precautions agreed upon by the…

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…

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…

Public Mass cannot be celebrated

In light of the announcements from President Trump and Governor Edwards today, effective immediately, public Mass cannot be celebrated. Priests may celebrate Mass privately. Stations of the Cross and any other gatherings for prayer must also be cancelled. All St. Joseph Altars that have not already been cancelled or postponed must cancel as of today.…

School Feeding Sites

During the closure of our schools, the students from the Diocese of Alexandria Catholic Schools are eligible to receive meals (breakfast and lunch). Below are the feeding sites in Avoyelles, Natchitoches, and Rapides Parish.  This information is subject to change.  Please visit each of these school’s social media pages for any changes and new or…

Precautions being taken at Manna House

March 16, 2020 Manna House’s commitment to our community is priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty all may be experiencing surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have a responsibility to keep our community, staff and volunteers safe as the situation evolves. At this time Manna House will remain open to serve our community during the…

From Archbishop Aymond regarding COVID-19

To the Clergy, Religious, and Laity of the Diocese of Alexandria: Today, Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order asking people to refrain from attending gatherings of more than 250 people in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVI-19 (Coronavirus) and closing schools for the next 30 days. It is important for…