Caring for Souls Along False River since 1728


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! 



Weekend Schedule of The Holy Mass   Reconciliation
Saturday Anticipated Mass: 4:00 pm   Wednesday: 11:20 – 11:50 am
Sunday: 9:00 am & 11:00 am   Saturday: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Appointments are also welcomed.
Holy Mass at The Chapel of St. Francis    
Sunday: 7:00 am   Eucharistic Adoration

Get directions to the chapel here.
Read about the history of the chapel here.


Monday & Wednesday:
7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 12 noon

The Holy Mass on Weekdays at St. Mary
Tuesday – Friday: 12 noon
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help follows Mass on Tuesdays.

  We are in need of committed adorers. Please contact Sr. Mary Anne to sign up!

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

COVID-19 Precautions

Bishop Duca has released a letter to the faithful reinstating the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days beginning June 6, 2021. In addition, masks are no longer required to attend Mass or in the Adoration Chapel. It is still recommended, however, that masks still be worn by those who are more vulnerable to the virus.

We encourage you to please read the bishop’s entire letter to find out more information.

The Order of Christian Initiation at St. Mary

It is with great joy that we welcome into our St. Mary of False River church family twelve neophytes who received the Sacraments of Initiation during the Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday. Please see this attachment for full information. Congratulations and welcome to you all! 

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

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Catholic Interparochial School of Pointe Coupee

New Roads has been the proud home of Catholic Education for many years. For information regarding our school, please visit here.


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Parish Office

Mon-Thu: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed 12 noon – 1:00 pm 
Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Emergency Line:               225-240-7571






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