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

I’m writing this a couple weeks ahead of time, but if things are on schedule we should be using our new Grand Organ at the Masses this weekend. It is still being installed but this year-long project is finally coming to fulfillment. I hope you notice that the entire sanctuary area has been repainted, as well as the back wall of the church. We also have new flooring in the choir area of the church and new lighting and ceiling in the sacristy. All this has been accomplished through your generosity in giving memorial contributions and participating in the various raffles. We now have an organ that we can really be proud of and which will lead us in giving worthy praise and glory to God every weekend. The dedication of the organ will be on November 6th at the 11:00 Mass followed by a luncheon and the dedication concert – more details are coming. We will be having a number of concerts with guest artists during the coming year. Hopefully the name St. John Bosco will become synonymous not only with good worship, but with good music on the West Bank.

Next week Fr. George and I are involved in a number of meetings. Tuesday through Thursday all the priests of the Archdiocese are meeting downtown with the Archbishop in what is called a convocation. It’s a chance to pray together, to discuss and learn about some of the important issues facing our archdiocese – and a chance for the priests to share their lives and ministry with one another. On Friday I participate in the Salesian Fall Leadership Meeting in Stony Point, New York. These meetings are important opportunities for the Salesian Pastors and Directors to evaluate what the Salesians have been doing and to do some pastoral planning for the future of the Salesian work in the Eastern United States and Canada. On Saturday, again in Stony Point, the Salesians celebrate important anniversaries of its members. Our Fr. George is being honored for his 50 years as a priest. What an accomplishment! We, as a parish, will celebrate his anniversary on one of the Sundays in October – again, more details to follow. Anyway, because Fr. George and I will both be away there will be no daily Masses celebrated here from Wednesday, September 21st through Saturday, September 24th. Instead Deacon Kevin Steel will lead Communion Services at the usual times. 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.


“Blessing Of The Animals” THIS Saturday!

Once again we will offer the Blessing of the Animals in anticipation of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The Blessing will be offered THIS SATURDAY, October 1st, at 11AM beneath the Pavilion, behind the Don Bosco Center. All are invited to attend. For more information contact Office@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org, or 504 340 0444.


“Family Bingo” THIS Saturday Night!

Join us in the Family Life Center for an evening of fun for the whole family THIS Saturday night, October 1st. Doors open at 6PM; Play begins at 7PM. $10 buy-in. $1,200.00 in CASH PRIZES! Food, drinks, and desserts will be available for purchase. Contact Office@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org, or 504 340 0444, for more information.

BINGO


Internationally Renowned Artist To Perform Grand Organ Dedication Concert

World-Famous Organist Hector Olivera will perform the Dedication Concert on the magnificent Grand Organ in the Saint John Bosco Church on Sunday, November 6th, at 2PM. Mr. Olivera’s talent is well-known, and, as this is his first-ever New Orleans area appearance, this concert is certain to sell out quickly. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $10 on the day of the concert, and are available at the Church Office. Contact Office@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org, or 504 340 0444, for further information!

Below is a video of Maestro Olivera’s artistry. Be certain to get your tickets to the Dedication Concert today!

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