Welcome To Saint John Bosco Church

Location & Contact

Street Address: 2114 Oakmere Drive at Cousins Boulevard | Harvey, LA 70058

Office Phone: 504 340 0444

Office Fax: 504 340 9521

Office Email: office@saintjohnboscochurch.org

Office Hours: 8AM – 3PM, Monday through Friday

For more information about the life of our parish please download the Sunday Bulletin by clicking here.

To view the Sunday Mass Leaflets, including the music, readings, and prayers, please click here.

New Parishioners

Please complete this form, and return it to the church office. Once the form is received, we will send you information about our parish, and the many ways in which you can pray, serve, and give with our community.

Current Parishioners

Have you moved? Married? Changed your email address? Please let us know, here. Thank you for helping us keep our database up-to-date. 

When Someone Is Admitted To The Hospital

Please, notify the church office. Should Holy Communion be desired for an elderly, sick, or shut-in individual, please, notify the church office.

Schedule Of Holy Mass And Confession

Sunday Masses

5PM, Saturday (in anticipation of Sunday), 7.30, 9, & 11AM (Solemn); 5PM

At each Sunday Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Propers (Entrance, Offertory, and Communion Chants) are sung to Gregorian Chant (in Latin) and vernacular plainsong (in English).

Weekday Masses

7AM, Monday through Friday; 8AM, Saturday

Holy Days of Obligation

6PM (Vigil), 7AM, 12 Noon, 6PM


3.45 until 4.30 PM, Saturdays, and by appointment.

From The Pastor… 

Rev. Fr. Larry Urban, S.D.B.

Fr. Larry Urban, S.D.B., Pastor

Today we have one of the great stories from the New Testament – the story of Martha and Mary. Martha and Mary, along with their brother Lazarus, were perhaps the best friends of Jesus. Jesus often spent time at their house in Bethany, just a few miles outside of Jerusalem.
Martha, who is busy about many things, is reminded that only one thing is important – to take time to listen to the Lord and to speak with him. Martha was doing a good thing – being sure that her guests were well taken care of, but it was time to slow down and hear the word of life. It’s hard to imagine that Mary would have shirked her duty and left the whole burden of being hospitable to her sister. I think Martha imagined that there was a great deal more to be done that was really needed. Certainly Jesus implied as much! The story has a lot to tell us about our busy lives today. We are to do good for sure, but one of the good things we have to do is to slow down and hear the word of life – which we are doing at Mass this morning. I have to think that when we begin looking at our watches during Mass because the Mass might be “too long” or, horror of horrors, leave Mass early because we are “too busy” to spend a few more minutes with the Lord – then we might need to listen to our Lord: “Only one thing is necessary”!

God bless,

Fr. Larry Urban, S.D.B., Pastor

Contact the Pastor: pastor@saintjohnboscochurch.org, or 504 340 0444


Fr. Larry Urban, S.D.B., Pastor | Email: pastor@saintjohnboscochurch.org

Fr. George Hanna, S.D.B., Parochial Vicar

Deacon Kevin Steel

Assisting Clergy

Fr. Minh C. Phan, S.T.D., Director of Pre-Theology Program, Notre Dame Seminary, Archdiocese of New Orleans

Fr. Michael Eguino, S.D.B., Archbishop Shaw High School, Marrero

Parish Mission Statement

Following the example of our patron, St. John Bosco, we are dedicated to prayer, community, education, and service to the young. Our mission, as disciples of Jesus Christ, is to continue His work, in our community. We invite, and welcome all to journey with us, as disciples of Jesus.

Saint John Bosco Church Catholic Book Club – Thursday Evenings at 7.30PM

Join our new Catholic Book Club this Summer! Dr. Josh Brumfield, Visiting Professor of Theology at the University of Holy Cross is moderating this group. We meet each Thursday at 7:30 PM in the Conference Room of the Family Life Center. Our first book is “The Papist’s Guide to America” by Daniel Schwindt. Copies are $16.95, and are available at the meeting. Come join in the engaging discussion that is sure to surround this timely topic of politics and Catholic Life in America. For more information, call the church office at 504 340 0444, or email BookClub@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org. All are welcome. Please join us!

Volunteer Teachers Needed – Parish School of Religion

Our Parish School of Religion is in need of volunteer teachers. If you may be of assistance in any way please contact the Church Office at Office@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org or call 504 340 0444. Alternatively, you may contact Melanie Southerland at MSoutherland@Live.com or call at 504 952 0534. Thank you!

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