Phase I of Safe Reopening at St. Benilde Parish
On May 15, the state of Louisiana will enter Phase 1 of its Open Safely initiative. Here is what St. Benilde Parish has implemented effective Friday, May 15 to ensure we remain within the state guidelines and keep our parishioners as safe as possible.
First, starting May 15, we will resume the following Mass schedule:
9:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday
5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday
4:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil
4:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil (Reserved for individuals 65+ years old).
Masks are also required for this liturgy
9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. on Sunday
Confessions (back in church)
Thursday 6-6:30 p.m.
Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.
Per the state's guidelines, church attendance is limited to 25% capacity. In our case, this equals
160 total attendees
RSVP's will no longer be required
for Mass, admittance will be closed once capacity is reached.
Pews will be roped off to ensure appropriate social distancing. Members of the same household may, of course, sit together but all others must maintain 6 ft or more distance from one another at all times.
The cry room will also be closed indefinitely.
Though mask-wearing is
, it is not required. Individuals are also asked to receive Holy Communion on their hands out of consideration for others.
Dispensation from the Archbishop
The people of the Archdiocese are
from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. If someone is vulnerable and not feeling well, they should not celebrate Mass in church with other people. Please do not attend Mass if you are running a temperature or exhibiting any potential Covid-19 symptoms.
Calling all Married Couples!
We would like to invite all married parishioners to consider registering for and taking advantage of the FREE Be Light marriage enrichment series made available by
Witness to Love
Gain access to five dynamic marriage presentations (averaging 12-15 minutes long) which can be watched at home with your spouse at the pace/day/time that works best for your schedule. Use them as a unique way to DRAW CLOSER to one another during these uncertain times. Then CONNECT with other parish couples for fellowship and discussion by joining a St. Benilde small group.
Watch the video below to hear what some of our parish couples have to say about the series:
Learn More Here
Cabbage ball may have been canceled this summer but every Thursday in May and June, starting this THURSDAY, MAY 14TH, the Men’s Club will start selling the Jefferson Parish Famous Cabbage Ball Burgers and Hot Dogs from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in front of the St. Benilde Benilde School Loreto Center. Kids can also come and pick up their free freezie pop!
We were blessed with beautiful weather and an amazing turnout this past weekend during our Outdoor Mother's Day liturgies. Click the button below to see some more photos.
Mother's Day Mass Photos
Are you looking for a convenient way to enrich your faith from home? The
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
has numerous free online studies on the Bible, sacraments, Church doctrine, Mary, and more!
Effective Monday, May 18 the Church Office will be open Monday-Friday from 9 am-3 pm. Please limit visits to one person per family member so as to limit the number of people present at one time.
St. Benilde Church
on Tuesday, May 12 at 9:00AM