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    Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    The St. Maria Goretti Catholic Men's Fellowship November-December 2018 newsletter is now available. Click on the link to read .

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    The St. Maria Goretti School of Religion presented its annual tribute to the Saints in honor of All Saints Day.  Students delivered a brief biography of their saints of choice after the homily at all Masses on the weekend of November 3 and 4, 2018. Below are pictures of the participating students dressed as the saints they portrayed.


    4:00 Mass Saturday, Nov 3

    Osayi Igbinoghene, 1st grade, St. Francis of Assisi

    Steward Aime, 10th grade, St. John the Evangelist

    Cardell Hayes, 2nd grade, St. Joseph


    8:30 Mass Sunday, Nov 4

    Luke Washington, 7th grade, St. Luke

    Angelle Brown, 10th grade, St. Damian

    Michael Sander III, 8th grade, St. Michael the Archangel


    10:30 Mass Sunday, Nov 4

    Blake Casimere, 6th grade, St. Anthony of Padua

    Bryan Ancar, 5th grade, St. Patrick

    Chayse Collins, 4th grade, St. Zita

    Kacidy Washington, 3rd Grade, St. Lea of Rome


    12:00 Mass Sunday, Nov 4

    Kamri Washington, 9th grade, St. Bernadette of Lourdes

    Parris Griffin, 2nd grade, St. Theresa of Avila

    Tate Theriot, 2nd grade, St. Jude Thaddeus

    Dahnte Woodfork, 11th grade, St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    St. Maria Goretti Church thanks all who came out on Sunday to enjoy themselves at our Annual Parish Picnic. This year' picnic had an extra flare with views of the WWII Air, Sea and Land Festival's air crafts flying over campus. The festival took place a few miles away at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.


    Click link below to view photos from the 2018 Parish Picnic

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8:31 PM

    The St. Maria Goretti High School of Religion sponsored the School of Religion's 11th Annual Living Rosary on the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, Sunday, October 7, 2018, in the Msgr. L Earl Gauthreaux Center after class. Parents and friends were invited to attend and participate. 


    Students from First Grade through Eleventh Grade took part forming the shape of the Rosary with each one representing a different bead of the Rosary.  In praying the Rosary, each students individually recited the prayer of the bead they represented including the  Glorious Mysteries which are prayed on Sundays.  In addition, each student received a Rosary as a gift from our Holy Name Society.



    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    Msgr. Earl Gauthreaux was recently featured in the Clarion Herald, the official newspaper for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He gave spiritual inspiration as well as reflecting on his life and accomplishments as he turns 88 on November 2nd. 

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Posted by. St. Maria Goretti Church on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Peace for the East Prayer Rally will be held Saturday, October 13th from 10am - Noon, Lunch to follow.
    Rally to be held near "Deanz" abortion facility at 5437 Crowder Blvd.

    Posted by. Joseph Simon on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM


    In the Gospel of Luke one of the apostles asked Jesus to theach them to pray and He did. Today, Jesus is willing and waiting to teach us to pray too. Join us as we begin the Lord Teach Me to Pray program Part I Virtues.

    Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    The Parish School of Religion for Elementary, Middle and High School will have parent and student orientation on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 10:00am- 11:00am in the Msgr. Gauthreaux Center. Late registration for CCD classes will take place after orientation for those who have not registered. The registration fee is $25.00. There is an additional sacrament fee: $15.00 for First Communion and $20.00 for confirmation.. Birth certificates and baptismal certificates are required at registration. If your child was baptized at Goretti before hurricane Katrina and you need a copy of a certificate, you can contact the Archdiocese Archives at 861-6241

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Click link below to view a message from the Archdiocese Office of Marriage and Family Life



    Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM

    Deacon Poncho De Leon was a lot of things to a lot of people. Not only was he a Deacon, he was a chemist, a father, a grandfather and a friend. He worked for the University of New Orleans for 21 years at the Advanced Materials Research Institute (where he was Assistant Director), which is a multi-disciplinary institute where researchers, students, and visiting scientists collaborate on projects dealing with materials science and nanotechnology. 

    Ildefonso “Poncho” Ramos De Leon was born in the high desert town of Marathon, Texas, son Alec De Leon said. The middle child in a Spanish-speaking family with five kids, Poncho De Leon was an academic star in his town. He was class valedictorian at Marathon High School, earning a full scholarship to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, where he studied chemistry and math, according to his personnel records.

    De Leon enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his service in the Marines, he returned to Marathon, where he landed a job in a food co-op and met Margaret Fennelly, whom he married in 1970. He pursued graduate studies in chemistry at Texas A&M before being hired in New Orleans, where he relocated with his young family that grew to include three children.

    In 1983, De Leon was ordained as a permanent deacon and took great joy in serving parishioners at our parish during baptisms, weddings, funerals and more. On Facebook, where others post images of family or news stories or political memes, De Leon in the past year took to posting images of flowers—tulips, aster, black-eyed susans, purple roses, dianthus and more.

    Deacon Poncho passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 6, while spending time with his grandchildren. His son said the cause of his collapse and death at age 71 is not yet known. Deacon Poncho will be remembered for his combination of faith, professionalism, kindness and expertise.

    Funeral Arrangements for Deacon Poncho will take place, here, at St. Maria Goretti on Friday, July 27, 2018. Visitation is 8:00am – 11:00am with the Holy Name Society leading the rosary at 9:30am, all organizations are invited to participate in the rosary. The Mass of Christian Burial will start at 11:00am.

    He is proceeded in death by his wife, Margaret Fennelly. Besides Alec, who resides in New Orleans, he leaves behind a daughter, Marisa Reyes, and her husband Vigneer Reyes, of Metairie; and a son, Esteban De Leon, and his wife, Ann Beck, of Bellingham, Wash. Colleagues say De Leon spoke often of his family and was especially proud of his four grandchildren, Vigneer Jr., Cristian, Marilu and Marigny.

    St. Maria Goretti Parish will forever be grateful for Deacon Poncho’s many years of service to our parish. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    A huge THANK YOU" to our Goretti Family for your support of the CCD Bake Sale this past April.  Because of your generosity, we were able to send $431 to the priests we support in Uganda.



    Hi Ms Laurelee,

    I send this email to thank you and the little Angels who worked tirelessly to raise funds to support our ministry. I facilitated a wedding for a couple, helped a little girl by the name of, Amentono Gloria to get her certificate and me to shop for the rectory and myself. 


    With Love and Appreciation,

    Fr. Daniel Ochom 
    Dear Ms. Laurelee,
    I am glad to hear from you. 
    Thank you so much for your continued support towards our well being in Uganda. You efforts and love indeed make our ministry light.  I pray God blesses your students and the entire Goretti parish and rewards you abundantly. 
    I wish you blessings.
    Fr. Alex  Oketch

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Nearly 300 people came out to praise God with our choirs,receive the message from Father Maurice Nutt, and left filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    On Sunday, November 12, 2017 the St. Maria Goretti High School of Religion sponsored their 10th Annual Living Rosary Prayer in the Msgr. Gauthreaux Center. Over 75 of our students assembled along with our teachers forming a Rosary and individually recited one of the prayers of the Rosary out loud. We used the Crucifix on the wall for the Crucifix on the Rosary and lit a candle in front of a statue of Our Lady.

    Parents of the students also attended and they were invited to participate as well.

    In support of spreading "Pray the Rosary" as we are encouraged to do by Our Lady of Fatima and to commemorate the occasion, the Holy Name Society presented each child with a small Rosary.


    View all of the photos from the day by clicking the link below:

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Once again this year, in celebration of the upcoming feast of All Saints Day, the St.Maria Goretti School of Religion presented their All Saints Day Program.  Students from the various grades spoke at all the Masses on the weekend of October 28th and 29th, 2017.  The students and the Saint he/she depicted are identified below.


    4:00 Mass Saturday

    Kevin Brown, 11th Grade, St. Augustine

    Cardell Hayes, 1st Grade, St. Francis of Assisi

    Msgr Gauthreaux

    Fr. Deogratias

    Seminarian Dan


    8:30 Mass Sunday

    Sean-Paul Martin, 8th Grade, Pope St. John Paul II

    Fr. Deogratias

    Seminarian Dan

    Ty Theriot, 5th Grade, St. Jude

    Madison Vidal, 6th Grade, St. Victoria


    10:30 Mass Sunday

    Chayse Cousins, 3rd Grade, St. Abigail

    Tamia Doty, 3rd Grade, St. Philomena

    Naomi Ford, 2nd Grade, St. Maria Goretti

    Msgr. Gauthreaux


    12:00 Mass Sunday 

    Fr. Joseph

    Brooke Dapremont, 10th Grade, St. Katharine Drexel

    Perkins Broussard, V, 10th Grade, dressed as the husband of St. Rita of Cascia



    Posted by. Tre Williams on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Thanks to all who attended our 2017 Parish Picnic, despite the fact that is was rescheduled from October 8th to October 22nd due to Hurricane Nate. We had a great turnout even though the forecast for the New Orleans area was stormy.

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:03 AM

    Greetings to you Ms. Laurelee,

    Thank you so much for this picture and please my appreciation to you and these wonderful children of God for such a noble task which enables us to make small yet significant differences in the lives of some people down here in Uganda. God's blessing be upon you all.

    Yours in Christ,


    Posted by. Tre Williams on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:02 AM

    Hi Ms Laurelee,

    I pray and hope all is well with you and the bake for sale team. I am very grateful to you and your entire team for the generous and wonderful job well done. I am truly humbled for your love and generosity towards my work and those I serve. I received the money and I used it generously in helping some three kids pay their tuition. I helped Gloria, John Baptist and Peter. They send their appreciation. I was also able to do some house shopping for my new place in the parish where I am. Thank You Ms Laurelee and the Little Ones. God bless you all.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Daniel Ochom, Fr.

    Posted by. Tre Williams on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:01 AM

    Click link below to view photos from our 2017 Springtime Tea...

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