St. Mary of False River Welcomes Everyone!

Pastor: Reverend Pat Broussard
Deacon: Thomas Robinson

Michael Thompson




TOGETHER WE ARE ONE! On 7/16/19 student athletes from our Catholic School of Pointe Coupee helped clear the church grounds from debris left behind by TS Barry. Thank you to Coach Simoneaux and the students for helping our Parish with this ministry!

Weekend Mass Schedule: 
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:          7:00 a.m. @ St. Francis Chapel
                      9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Weekday Mass Schedule: 
Tuesday & Wednesday: noon                             Thursday & Friday:       7:00 a.m.

Perpetual Help Novena:
Wednesday following noon Mass

Wednesday:     11:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Saturday:          2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                       Or by appointment

Adoration: Every day in Adoration Chapel

Anointing of the Sick and Communion for the Sick: Call Parish Office to make arrangements.

Contact the Parish Office prior to making plans; at least six-month preparation is necessary.

Celebrated monthly except during Lent and Advent. Please contact Parish Office prior to birth. A seminar for parents and godparents is required


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 historyof 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
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday- Thursday (closed for lunch noon - 1:00 p.m.).  

8:00 a.m. - noon Fridays

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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