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Baptisms are offered for our parishioners following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. All godparents and parents are to attend a one-hour baptism class which is usually on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please call the parish office at 504-865-7430 to register for the class or to make arrangements for a baptism.


Children in the second grade will make their First Communion. Those children not in Catholic schools must attend PSR classes in the second grade and will make their First Communion with the Holy Name of Jesus students. Contact Kelsie Bordelon, [email protected], 504-865-7430. x206.


The Sacrament of Matrimony is a very special one. The times of our weddings are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

We do not have weddings on Friday nights during Lent.

Please click on the Matrimony link to learn more about weddings at Holy Name of Jesus Church.


Reconciliation is every Saturday from 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday after the 6:30 a.m. Mass (7–7:25) and by appointment by calling 504-865-7430.

For Anointing, please call the parish office at 504-865-7430.


Know someone who wants to become a Catholic? Please have them contact Mr. George White, [email protected] or 504-813-9450.  Our RCIA sessions begin each September. Breaking open the word is done at the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass. Participants sit in the first pews on the Loyola side. They are dismissed with their leader after the prayers of the faithful. They meet in the sacristy (behind the altar) to study the readings for that Sunday. The participants also meet weekly on Monday at 7 p.m. in the North Room of the Parish Center for presentations on the Catholic faith.

Adult Confirmation

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! We will be starting our spring series of adult Confirmation preparation sessions January 14, 2020.  They take place on Tuesday evenings 7-8:10 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Gregg Grovenburg, S.J. at 504-865-2328 or email him at [email protected].