The Msgr. Gauthreaux Center is named after long-time St. Maria Goretti Pastor, Monsignor Lawrence Earl Gauthreaux. Msgr. Gauthreaux was pastor of St. Maria Goretti from June 1, 1968 - February 8, 2020, when he passed away .
The Msgr. Gauthreaux Center is home to the St. Maria Goretti School of Religion and the multiple organizations and ministries at Goretti parish. The Center also serves as a resource to the citizens of New Orleans, as it hosts several events & meetings for the New Orleans East community each year.