St. Mary’s is Praying for All!

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.  We hope you will join us! 

**Effective Monday June 13, 2020, by mandate of the Governor & Bishop Duca, mask are required while in St. Mary's Church. 

Covid-19 Phase III directives and information can be found here

All of our weekday masses (Tuesday through Friday) will be held at 12:00 Noon.

Please refer to the bulletin and calendar for full coverage of announcements and schedules.

In light of the events of January 6th in Washington, DC, we offer the following prayer for our nation: 

Please see the attached Farewell Letter from Fr. Pat. 

Please read Our Farewell to Father Pat and our Welcome to Father Mike. 

Welcome Deacon Danny Roussel! 


R.C.I.A. - Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? For information, contact Gale Roy at 225-718-1574 or

2020-2021 RCIA Update
The Holy Spirit is touching lives at St. Mary’s. We ask for your prayers for our 7 elect and 5 candidates who will receive the Sacraments of Initiation on Holy Saturday: Kellon Bernard, Sheldon Bernard, Justin Dicapo, Brooke Olinde, Katie Jewell, Cameron Carle, Jalen Pierrotti, Morgan Wilkes, Katie Wall, Anna Magee Ewing, Molly Talbot and Bill Sinclair.

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There are bogus emails being circulated by people pretending to be Father Pat. Please do NOT respond to those messages, do NOT click links, and do NOT open attachments. Whenever in doubt, you should call the parish office to verify the validity of the request.  

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Mass at 7:00 a.m. on Sundays
10364 Pointe Coupee Rd.
New Roads, LA 70760
Dedicated May 1895
National Register of Historic Places

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Office:                             225-638-9665
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday- Thursday
Closed 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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