Dear friends of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church,
Welcome to our Church. This parish is 130 years old, formed as a mission chapel for the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1883. I am the eleventh pastor in all those year and very honored to be part of this strong Catholic community.
As we continue this Year of Faith, heralded by Pope Benedict XVI, I encourage you to visit our church community and look for ways to deepen your faith. There are literally hundreds of volunteers who are serving in some capacity or another to make this parish what it is. As the old prayer of St. Theresa reminds us, we are the body and the hands and feet of Christ for the world today. Our desire here at Sacred Heart is to grow closer to Christ each day and to help others find their way back to him. As Pope Francis said recently, “The Church is a Love Story, not an Institution.” All of us at Sacred Heart must take our place in the next chapter of that great story.
Come visit our new Sacre Coeur Adoration Chapel, located in the Parish Life Center next to the Church. This Adoration Chapel is available for private prayer 24-7. It is open during the day, and in the evening is accessible by a entry-code which may be obrtained at the church office.
Browse through our website and let us know how we can help you. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus bring you His peace and His love.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Louis J. Richard, Pastor