Welcome to St. Mary of False River!



Join us for TAIZÉ PRAYER AROUND THE CROSS on Tuesday, March 26th @6:30. Click here for more infomation.


Weekend Masses:            

Saturday: 4:00 pm at St. Mary

Sunday: 7:00 am at St. Francis Chapel 

Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 am at St. Mary

Lenten Weekday Mass Schedule: March 7th thru April 16th

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at noon

Stations of the Cross after noon mass on Fridays.

Regular Weekday Masses:
7:00 am - Thursday and Friday
Noon - Tuesday and Wednesday


2:30-3:30 pm Saturday; 11:20 am to 11:50 am  Wednesday Or by appointment


St. Mary of False River is a Roman Catholic Church Parish located on the banks of False River in New Roads, Louisiana. The Parish is part of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and has a long history of serving the area.

St. Mary of False River Parish is lead by Rev. Patrick Broussard, Jr. Our Church Parish is a vibrant one with many ministries from serving on the Parish Council to spending an hour with Jesus in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We also have many events throughout the year to promote fellowship.

We have mass every Saturday and Sunday, Holy Days of Obligation and during the week. Please check our calendar for mass times. We hope you will join us.

Also, please visit our website frequently as we are continually updating the site. You can get access to our Mass Schedule, Church Calendar, Children's Church Schedule and other important information.


In the early 1700's, European settlers and African slaves came to live along this stretch of the Mississippi River already inhabited by native Indians.  The recording of a baptism by French Capuchin missionaries in 1728 at this place marks the beginning of the Christian community in Pointe Coupee.  In 1738, the first church was built and dedicated under the invocation of St. Francis of Assisi.

On the Feast of St. Francis in 1760, the second church named for him was dedicated.  It stood next to the Fort of Pointe Coupee, about four miles down river from this church.  This landmark structure stood for 130 years.

In the autumn of 1894, work was underway on the construction of this third St. Francis Church of Pointe Coupee, and it was dedicated in May, 1895.  Read more about this historic landmark, which is on the National Register, in the Parish Life link above.

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Office:                             225-638-9665

Emergency Line:               225-240-7571



Considering being part of our Perpetual Adoration family?  Please contact Sister Mary Anne at 638-9665.





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