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 have some sad news for our church community: we are losing our church secretary, Ms. Nettie Blanchard. For the past five years she has been the “face” of our parish – the voice you hear when you call the office. I can tell you she has been a wonderful secretary and I personally am going to miss her a lot! She has taken a similar position with her own parish, St. Martha’s. We give thanks to God for her years of service to us and wish her well. She is always welcome at St. John Bosco! Let me take this opportunity to congratulate all those young people who have graduated from their schools this past week or so. We are especially proud of those who graduated from our West Bank Catholic (and Salesian) high schools, Archbishop Shaw and the Academy of our Lady. A special thanks to those parents who made the tremendous financial sacrifices to give their kids an education in the faith. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ – or Corpus Christi. It is a day when we celebrate and reflect upon the Eucharist which Vatican II referred to as the “Source and Summit” of the Christian life. There was a time in the Church when so few people were being fed by the Eucharist that the Church had to make a law saying that Catholics were obliged to receive Communion at least once a year. Even in the beginning of the 20th century people went to Communion very seldom. There was a heresy at that time called Jansenism which told people that they were unworthy to receive Communion unless they went to Confession first. The Eucharist was held in such high respect that people stayed away. Now many people have lost their belief in Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and consequently they stay away too. They stay away in the sense that it’s too much trouble to come to Mass. It seems to me as if the devil tries every trick he can to keep people away from Communion. Either he tells us that it is so sacred we shouldn’t receive it or he tells us there’s nothing worth going there for anyway. At the Last Supper Jesus told his Apostles (and us!) to “…Do this in memory of me”. Don’t let anything keep us from Mass and from receiving Holy Communion – the source and summit of what we do as Catholics.

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, June 2nd

Make plans to join us this summer for our new Catholic Book Club! Dr. Josh Brumfield, Visiting Professor of Theology at the University of Holy Cross will be moderating this group. We’ll 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 will be available at the first meeting THIS COMING THURSDAY NIGHT, June 2nd. Come join in the engaging discussion that is sure to surround this timely topic of politics and the Catholic Faith. For more information, call the church office at 504 340 0444, or email BookClub@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org. All are welcome. Please join us!


Family Bingo – Saturday, June 4th

The parish hosts Family Bingo on Saturday, June 4th. Doors open at 6PM. Play begins at 7PM. For further information telephone the church office at 504 340 0444, or email Office@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org.


Men’s Club Meeting – Monday, June 6th

The next meeting of the Men’s Club is Monday, June 6th at 6.30PM in the Don Bosco Center. All men of the parish are encouraged to attend. For further information telephone the church office at 504 340 0444, or email MensClub@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org.


Teens’ Club Car Wash – Saturday, June 11th 

The Teens’ Club will be having a car wash on Saturday, June 11th. Tickets will be sold after all Masses on May 28th/29th, and again on June 4th/5th. The cost of the tickets is $7 in advance or $10 the day of the event. Please come and support the Teens’ Club. For further information telephone the church office at 504 340 0444, or email TeensClub@SaintJohnBoscoChurch.org.


Annual Knights Of Columbus B-B-Q Chicken Luncheon – Sunday, June 12th 

The parish’s Knights of Columbus Council will host its’ annual B-B-Q Chicken Luncheon on Sunday, June 12th from 9AM until 1PM in the Family Life Center. Plate lunches include one-half chicken, B-B-Q Beans, Potato Salad, and Dinner Roll, all for only $8!! Drinks will also be available, separately, for purchase. For further information telephone the church office at 504 340 0444, or email Knights@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’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

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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