Religious Education

Religious Education

Holy Name of Jesus Parish supports religious education for all parishioners.
Our Holy Name of Jesus School provides an excellent Catholic School Education to children from Toddler 3 through Seventh Grade. For further information visit the Holy Name of Jesus School website or contact Ms. Jessica Dwyer, principal, at 504-861-1466.

The Parish School of Religion supplements the education of our non Catholic School Students from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. Classes for Kindergarten through Seventh Grade meet on Sunday mornings from 9 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. in the Holy Name of Jesus School. Eighth through Twelfth Grade meet on Sunday evenings in the Holy Name of Jesus Parish Center from 7:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M.   Sacramental prep is also offered within this program to prepare youth for First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation. These programs are more fully discussed under Sacraments on this website. For further information, contact Patricia Mathes, Coordinator of Religious Education, at 504-865-7430, ext. 206 or [email protected].

Registration Form for PSR


2019-2020 Parish School of Religion Calendar


Each Sunday at the 10:30 A.M. mass Holy Name offers the Liturgy of the Word for children up to the 3rd grade. Children are dismissed before the first reading and return after the creed. Anyone interested in volunteering as a catechist for the children’s’ liturgy should contact the parish center office at 504.865.7430 or Bam Gressett, 504.355.7336, [email protected]

Adult? Not Confirmed? #890 of the Church’s Code of Canon Law says that “the faithful are obliged to receive this sacrament at the proper time.” This might be that time for you!
If you are interested, please contact Gregg Grovenburg, 504- 865-2328., [email protected]

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Know someone who wants to become a Catholic? Our RCIA sessions begin September 24th and take place most Monday evenings until Easter.
If someone is interested, please contact George White at 504-813-9450 or [email protected]