What we know, what we are doing

Updated information, news articles and documents regarding

ongoing activity and planning for the COVID-19 situation.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…