Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession

We are in need of servers to assist with the procession into church as well as drivers to accompany The Blessed Sacrament from each location to the next. If you can help with this, please contact Charlie Bailey at 985.413.2475

Nationwide Invitation to Prayer


Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities announced a nationwide invitation to prayer.

On March 26, 2024 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has the potential to make a major impact in the widespread accessibility of chemical abortion (abortion pills). Chemical abortions are now the most common form of abortion in the United States.

The USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities is inviting Catholics to join a focused effort of prayer for the end of abortion and for the protection of women and pre-born children, beginning on March 25, the eve of the oral arguments, and the anniversary of St. John Paul II’s landmark, pro-life encyclical, The Gospel of Life (Evangelium vitae).


Offer this Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life daily:

Dearest St. Joseph, at the word of an angel, you lovingly took Mary into your home. As God’s humble servant, you guided the Holy Family on the road to Bethlehem, welcomed Jesus as your own son in the shelter of a manger, and fled far from your homeland for the safety of both Mother and Child.

We praise God that as their faithful protector, you never hesitated to sacrifice for those entrusted to you. May your example inspire us also to welcome, cherish, and safeguard God’s most precious gift of life.

Help us to faithfully commit ourselves to the service and defense of human life —especially where it is vulnerable or threatened. Obtain for us the grace to do the will of God in all things. Amen.


March 25, 2024 through June 2024, when a decision is expected. 




Wednesdays 6:15pm-7:15pm at the Landsmann Center 

The study will begin with a video explanation of the upcoming Sunday Mass readings by Brant Pitre followed by a group discussion.

The study is designed to give a more in-depth understanding of the Sunday readings.

From the Pastor: June 2, 2024 - Corpus Christi

June 2, 2024;  Corpus Christi

This afternoon, we have a special opportunity to showcase our special, intimate relationship with the Lord to our surrounding community and gather for community adoration at all three of our churches! What a wonderful way to celebrate Christ’s Divinity entering into and living within us!

Our Eucharist Procession, a beautiful testament to our shared faith and unity, will arrive at St Anne’s at 4:20 PM, from St Benedict on Hwy 1 (all times given are approximate).  At about 4:40 the procession will travel down to Philomena on Hwy 1, arriving around 5:00.  Leaving there around 5:20 and traveling up Hwy 308 to the Assumption of the BVM, arriving there around 5:45. We warmly invite you to be part of this procession, to worship at one of the churches, or to extend the blessings to your neighbors by inviting them to your front porch as we pass.  Contact Charlie Bailey (985) 413-2475 if you want to join the procession or serve in the adoration/rosary at each stop.

Next Monday, June 10th, we will host our second “Summer Retreat” PSR event, a crucial part of our community's spiritual growth and education.  We still need volunteers to help supervise recess and break times… only about an hour a day! Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant difference. Please contact Mrs. Jackie Bailey at the office if you are interested in helping or have any questions.

At our Town Hall meeting on Monday, the 20th, votes were taken, and a decision was made to modify St Anne to the sketch posted. The Finance Council, Pastoral Council, and Building Committee have also approved this design change. The parishioners also voted to limit the scope of work to structural repairs only for now, hoping to raise more money later to cover the mold remediation and any other improvements. Hopefully, by the time you read this, I will also have Diocesan approval, and we will be ready to award the contract and schedule repairs.

Have a great week, and let everyone know Jesus lives within you!

Blessings to all!

Fr. Eddie

Church Directory Information Form.docx

The Diocese of Baton Rouge, in conjunction with all Dioceses in the United States, will be taking part in the National Eucharistic Revival, which began on The Feast of Corpus Christi (June 19, 2022) and go until June 2025. 

The Revival is a grassroots movement of Catholics, each responding to the gift of the Eucharist in their own way. 

To learn more about the Revival and how you can take part in it, visit or

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Mass Schedule



Weekday Masses





Eucharistic Adoration

St. Anne Church:

St. Philomena Adoration Chapel:







Emergency Telephone:

(985) 236-9224 

Please call the emergency phone number first, if no one answers, please leave a text message.

"Communication is a means of expressing the missionary vocation of the entire Church; today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ. In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and of stirring hearts" -Pope Francis

St. Anne/Assumption 

Tawanna Blanchard, Secretary

Marci Melancon, Bookkeeper

Jackie Bailey, Director of Religious Education

Terri Thibodeaux, Assistant Director of Religious Education

Elvin Ponvelle, Maintenance

Brenda Landry, Director of Music

Jennifer Giambrone, Housekeeper

St. Philomena Staff

Merry Arceneaux, Bookkeeper

Trunell Landry , Secretary

Jackie Bailey, Director of Religious Education

Terri Thibodeaux, Assistant Director of Religious Education

Elvin Ponvelle, Maintenance

Amy Good, Director of Music

Donna Naquin, Housekeeper