"The Uptown Church with the down-home message"

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Frequently Asked Questions

We Welcome You!


Welcome to our visitors and guests.  We hope that you will be strengthened by God's word after your visit and that you will join us to celebrate the Holy Mass again.

If you're looking for a parish home, we hope that you consider joining our faith community.  We pray that you will visit with us again or become a member of the "Uptown Church with the down-home message!" There's room for all.


When you visit

Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

When are services?


Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am (Suspended until further notice)  and 10:00am (Gospel Mass)

Daily: 8:00am - Convent Chapel
Tuesday: 7:00pm - Convent Chapel (Mass, Special novenas to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and St. Joseph and special prayers for the canonization of Mother Henriette Delille) Suspended until further notice

When is confession available?
Saturday: 3:30pm - 3:50pm (or anytime by appointment)

What should I wear?
Attire should be respectful and reverent to God.  

How do I get to Blessed Sacrament- St. Joan of Arc Parish?
Our Parish Rectory is located at 8321 Burthe Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.  The physical address of the Church is 919 Cambronne Street, on the corner of Cambronne and Burthe Streets.

Where should I park?
Parking is available in the adjacent school parking lot.  There is also on street parking.  If parking on street, please be mindful of all traffic control guidelines.

Where do my children go?
We worship as a family and as such, children should sit with their family.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
You may follow others as we celebrate the Mass.  

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?

Normally, the Catholic Church permits access to its Eucharistic communion to only baptized Catholics. However, non-Catholics, in lieu of receiving Holy Communion, are invited to come forward in line, with their arms crossed over their chest, and receive a blessing.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. Should you desire to give, we thank you for your generosity and pray that God's generosity remains in you.

If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here. 


"We Welcome You, We're Glad You Came!"