This page will be updated frequently by Parish Leadership with updates about on-going changes because of COVID-19
THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED:Friday, August 28, 2020 / 12:07 PM
Updated Guidance on Mass Attendance 8/10/2020
RSVP still required to attend Mass
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND MASS:
As the City of New Orleans continues to open up, we are seeing an increase in our Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass attendance. In order to conform to social distancing norms attendance restrictions continue to apply. Therefore, we ask parishioners to sign-up for the desired Mass the day before for week day Masses and by 12:00pm (noon) on Saturday for all weekend Masses. Masks are required at all Masses. To sign up for Mass click on the link below
Update:: Re: Reopening of St. Maria Goretti Church
The City of New Orleans announced in its Reopening Plan that places of worship are now allowed to have Mass indoors with up to 100 people. Therefore, in accordance with Mayor Cantrell's plan, we will now expand our reservation slots from 10 people per Mass to 100 people per Mass. Please read the requirements for attending Mass carefully.
Reminder: The obligation to attend Mass during the COVID-19 pandemic has been dispensed by Archbishop Aymond.
We have setup online donations to give parishioners the opportunity to donate as they would if operations had not been interrupted due to the Novel Coronavirus. The Parish appreciates your generosity. To donate, please click the "Give Now" button below. Please have your credit/debit card or bank account number ready.
Reopening of St. Maria Goretti Church starting this weekend
According to Governor Edwards' extended stay-at-home order, visiting places of worship is allowed. Starting April 30, Archbishop Aymond has allowed public Masses to be celebrated within the governor's extended stay-at-home order. We give thanks to God for this opportunity to worship together again as a community within the Church!
CCD CLASSES CANCELLED (last updated April 19th)
CCD Classes are suspended beginning Sunday March 15th. The Archdiocese Office of Religious Education has directed that all Parish Schools of Religion suspend class until further notice due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID - 19).
Confirmation has been postponed. Candidates & parents will be email more information when it becomes available.
MSGR. GAUTHREAUX CENTER REMAINS CLOSED
All Public Events taking place in the Msgr. Gauthreaux Center have been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The center will remain closed until further notice.
SMG will begin Live Streaming Mass
In an effort to provide Mass for our parishioners, Fr. Cyril will be live streaming Mass so the congregation can participate.
Visit SMGNOLA.COM/LIVE to tune in!
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES 3/21
Sunday Rosary- 8:00am
Call: (425)436-6324 Access Code: 878764
Daily Rosary- Monday- Saturday 6:00pm
Call: (563) 999-2090 Access Code: 354627
Daily Mass can be viewed on EWTN,
Mass from St. Louis Cathedral
Monday- Saturday 12:05pm WLAE / live streamed https://thedailymass.com/mass/
Sunday 11:00am WLAE / live streamed https://thedailymass.com/mass/
Sunday Offerings can be mailed to:
St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
7300 Crowder Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127
( Please include envelope number in the memo block of the check)
CANCELLED EVENTS AT SMG
Out of an abundance of caution to prevent possible spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), BINGO has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK cancelled
The anointing of the sick at the 4pm Mass has been cancelled.
Fish Fry Cancelled
Out of an abundance of caution to prevent possible spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Knights of Columbus have suspended their Friday Fish Fry until further notice.
Altar Server Awards Mass Postponed
The Archdiocese of New Orleans' Altar Server Awards Mass that was originally scheduled for March 31st has been postponed.
BIBLE STUDY CLASSES CANCELLED
From Deacon Terrel Broussard:
As all gatherings of 10 or more have been curtailed in this archdiocese, we will not gather each Monday at St. Maria Goretti Parish for Bible Study until further notice. I will continue to send the Bible Study to all who are interested in receiving it. Also, I am available for prayer, scripture reading and consultation. My email address is email@example.com.
BIBLE STUDY CLASSES TO CONTINUE VIA CONFERENCE CALL
BIBLE STUDY – LORD INCREASE MY FAITH? Deacon Terrel Broussard will continue to publish the Bible Study and post it on the parish website. To attend the Bible Study by Conference Call, dial into the conference line at 7:00 PM Monday Night for a discussion of the Sunday readings. The Dial in Number is: (425) 436-6314. The Access Code is: 601575. The Word of God can move us from fear to faith. This week, we continue our Lenten preparation and study of the Word of God with the GENERAL THEME: LORD, INCREASE MY FAITH? During week 5 we ask: LORD, GIVE ME A FAITH THAT IS ALIVE?
· The Bible Study this week is based on the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent Year A. Reading I: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Responsorial Psalm: 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; Reading II: Romans 8:8-11; Gospel: John 11:1-45.
· These readings challenge us to come out of the tombs of our fears into a life in Jesus Christ. Jesus gives life to all who believe in Him. He gives life to dead and dying faith. Lord, give me faith that is alive. IS YOUR FAITH ALIVE? HOW DO YOU KNOW?
FAITH FORMATION & RCIA TO CONTINUE VIA CONFERENCE CALL
CONTINUING FAITH FORMATION AND RCIA SESSIONS WILL MEET BY CONFERENCE CALL ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 PM. THE DIAL IN NUMBER IS: (425) 436-6314. THE ACCESS CODE IS: 601575. Topic: Baptism, why water? Why anointing? What does it mean to be enlightened with grace and truth? “ Catechism of the Catholic Church 1216 "This bath is called enlightenment, because those who receive this [catechetical] instruction are enlightened in their understanding . . . ." Having received in Baptism the Word, "the true light that enlightens every man," the person baptized has been "enlightened," he becomes a "son of light," indeed, he becomes "light" himself:
Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. . . .We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.
Archbishop Aymond dispenses Catholic Faithful from obligation to attend Mass