Mary’s is a small town Catholic Community in Jena, Louisiana, with an
average Mass attendance of 35-50 people. Our parish church is a cozy
building with a sense of home about it, yet elegant and beautiful,
especially with the entrance doors and stained-glass windows.
Our parishioners are welcoming and enthusiastic. Consisting mainly of families and single people, it is a parish in transition, rediscovering its uniqueness in the heart of a predominantly non-Catholic area. We look forward to the future at St. Mary’s with great excitement for our community and the hopes of its growth and vibrancy in the greater Jena area.
St. Mary’s is continuing to develop opportunities for people to serve their Catholic community as well as participate more actively in the wider LaSalle parish community. With a diverse congregation and a broad spectrum of talents and interests, everyone seems to be able to find some way to fit in and be part of our community life here at St. Mary’s.
Before Masses on Sunday 10:00 am; Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 pm. At St. Edwards Mission before Mass: Saturday 4:30 pm.
At St. Mary’s, the parishioners pray the Rosary every Sunday.
Every 3rd Sunday of the Month, we have a parish dinner after Mass on Sunday Mornings. It is a potluck style after Mass event and almost everyone stays after to enjoy a Sunday meal together.
Each May, celebrating the intercession of our patroness, St. Mary’s has a special May crowning, on or around Mother’s Day as well as our annual parish picnic.
Most Sundays, we have CCD for our children in the parish hall before Mass. The program is run by a group of dedicated parents whose children benefit from the presence of this program.
On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, we have a supper followed by praise and worship. It is open to all parishioners of all ages and their guests as well as any visitors who would like to join us for food and prayer.
Ministries are available for those interested in participating in the
Mass in a unique way: lectors, Extraordinary ministers of the
Eucharist, music ministry, altar servers, and ushers.
St. Mary’s Altar Society, is a very active organization open to men and women who would like serve by the maintenance of the Sacred Spaces of the Church and the seasonal atmosphere and décor of the grounds and the Church. The Altar Society maintains a small religious articles store that is available after Mass on Sundays.
We also have a homebound ministry that provides contact for our parishioners who are unable to come to Mass or are in the hospital or local nursing home.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 669, Pollock, LA 71467-0669
Location: 2711 Hwy 8, Fishville, LA
Mailing Address: 1571 N. Second St., Jena, LA 71342
Phone: (318) 992-1019
Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am; Confession Saturday 4:30 pm; Rosary Saturdays 4:20 pm