St. Francis De Sales Church

Welcome

History

Saint Francis de Sales Parish is located on Louisiana Highway 1 at the Rapides-Avoyelles Parish line.  The community of Echo dates to the mid 1800s and is located near the banks of the Red River almost twenty miles south of Alexandria.  Historically, the community is named for the “echo” of the whistles from paddlewheel steamboats that once plied the river to transport valuable cotton shipments to New Orleans.

Phone: 
(318) 563-4530
Fax: 
(318) 563-4533
Year Established: 
1894
Office Hours: 

Tuesday & Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Mass Schedule: 

Saturday Vigil, 4:00 pm
Sunday,
10:30 am
Weekdays:

Tuesday 8:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Holy Days:

8:00 am and 5:30 pm
Confession:
Before weekend Masses
or by appointment

Devotions:
First Friday Mass:
6:00 pm
Divine Mercy Weekend:
Novena celebrated
the week before
During Lent:
Stations of the Cross,
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Rosary:
before all Masses

 

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