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

Confessions

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

The last couple of weeks Fr. George and I have been making our annual week-long retreats. Every Salesian, by our Rule, is required to make a yearly retreat (and most diocesan priests do this too). A retreat is a religious experience when we put aside everything and return, in a special way, to things that are most important in our life – especially our God! It is a week away from the office, away from television, radio, cell phones, computers, newspapers, talking – all of the things that can distract us from really listening to God speaking to us. Two weeks ago Fr. George made his retreat in Stony Point, New York where the Salesians have a retreat center. Those of us in the South often go to a magnificent retreat facility built by the Diocese of St. Petersburg called the Bethany Center just North of Tampa and this is where I was last week. We had two talks a day from our “retreat master” on the topic of returning to the spirit of Don Bosco and lots of silent time for personal reflection and personal prayer – and the food wasnʹt too shabby either! One of the best parts of the retreat for us Salesians, though, was coming together and renewing friendships with other Salesians from all over the country. It was great to see Fr. Sid and Fr. Don and I brought them your greetings. Retreats, though, aren’t vacations, but in many ways they are better than vacations because it’s a time of refreshment and renewal. Retreats don’t have to be for a week, and they take many different forms. We have a number of retreat centers in our area and it may be something that you’d like to try. I sure enjoyed mine! 

God bless,

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

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

Clergy

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!


Knights Of Columbus Council 10057 Meeting – Monday, June 20th

The next meeting of the parish’s Knights of Columbus Council will be Monday, June 20th at 6.30PM in the Don Bosco Center. The recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is followed by dinner and the regular monthly business meeting. All Knights are encouraged to attend. Men of the parish interested in membership in the Knights are also encouraged to attend. For further information telephone the church office at 504 340 0444, or email Knights@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org.


Women’s Society Meeting – Monday, June 27th

The next meeting of the Saint John Bosco Church Women’s Society will be Monday, June 27th, at 7PM in the Don Bosco Center. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend. For further information contact womenssociety@saintjohnboscochurch.org, or telephone the church office at 504 340 0444. Please join us!


Women’s Society’s Annual Rummage Sale – Saturday, July 16th

The Women’s Society will have its’ annual Summer Rummage Sale on Saturday, July 16th. Now is the time to begin collecting items which you wish to contribute to the Sale. For further information telephone Marlene at 504 341 5485, or email WomensSociety@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org.


Coffee & Doughnuts Next Sunday – June 19th, After Each Morning Mass

The parish’s Knights of Columbus Council hosts Coffee and Doughnuts after all morning Masses the third Sunday of each month in the Family Life Center. For further information telephone the church office at 504 340 0444, or email Office@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org. All are welcome. Please join us!


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