Welcome to Maria Immacolata Catholic Church, a Catholic Community under the patronage of Mary, Mother of Jesus, celebrating with vibrant liturgy our calling to conversion and growth as we reach out to "act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6:8)
We are a diverse, vibrant and faithful community in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and we warmly welcome you to our parish life and the celebration of Holy Eucharist.
246 Corporate Drive / Houma, LA 70360 / 985-876-3313
Act of Spiritual Communion
Whenever you cannot go to Mass or receive the Eucharist, there is a prayer that allows you to make a Spiritual Communion. The Act of Spiritual Communion was written by St. Alphonsus de Liguori:
(You may make this Spiritual Communion anytime you need it and as often as you need it)
Mass for the weekend of the Fifth Sunday of Lent / March 28 - 29, 2020
Mar. 28 4:30 p.m. Parishioners of Maria Immacolata; Ruth Aycock Zappa; Janet Chaisson; Clotildia Ledet; Wilbert Pierce; Miriam Hungerford; Roland & Margie Richardel; Mr. & Mrs. Henry Pierce; Courtney Loyd Pierce; Trust in God Our Lord Jesus; Ava Katerina Jacob; Leonid; Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Bilello; Mona Williams; Stephanie Ordoyne; Ruth Marie Adams; Vicky Morgan; Oliver & Verna Ordoyne; Terry Boudreaux; Emiline & Evis Adams; Theodore J. Callahan, Jr.; For Maria Immacolata Catholic School; Chris Corte; Kane Corte; Wayne J. Riche’; Lucy Picou Porche; Aaron H. Porche; Edna DiSalvo; Sam & Marie DiSalvo; Charles, Mary & Shane Ourso; Ragis Ledet, Sr.; Shirley & Sidney Spahr & Families; Julius Cunningham & Family; Ada & Larry Guidry & Families; Shirley Ledet; Herbert Ledet; Carroll Lyons, Sr. & Michael Todd Lyons; Dale J. Bergeron, Sr.; Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bourg; Darwin Lafont
Mar. 29 8:30 a.m. For Maria Immacolata Catholic School; Jessica Rouse Liner; Henry Adams, Sr.; Rosie Adams Comeaux; Byron Mabry; Pamela Rodrigue; Tracy LeBlanc, Sr.; Irene Cihler Keife; Gabrielle Theriot Hernandez; Charlene Bordelon; Hunter Reynaud; Charles & Betty Musemeche; Thomas & Norma Dunbar; Thomas Dunbar, Jr.; Sharon Dunbar; Etna Mae & Harold Cancienne, Sr.; Vilma Sissac; Albert J. Daigle; Vincent Dagate, Sr.; Tracy LeBlanc, Sr.; Glaydys Amedee; Harold Haydel; Ralph Deroche; Albert & Michael Deroche; Lionel Rodrigue; Kenly Dominique; James Barrett; Heather Belanger; Mildred Picou; Morris Picou; Mary Bonvillain; Walker McDevitt; Jeanne Crochet; Rhoda Rau; Gladys Amedee; Robert Kietzmann; Bryant Deroche
Mar. 29 10:30 a.m. For Maria Immacolata Catholic School; Chris Corte; Kane Corte; Lou Verret; Joseph Dung Nguyen; Emil Joller; Rowena Picou; Donald Banowetz; Rowena Picou; Raymond Authement
Mar. 29 5:30 p.m. For Maria Immacolata Catholic School; Roy, Jeanette, Emile & Ollie Fanguy; Robert, Jeanette, Sandra & Sharon Viteaux; U.J. Fournier; Emelda St. Pierre; Eddie Matherne; Aaron Portier; Heath Perkins; Alex Martin
Parents: Looking for study material to assist your younger children in Growing with the Gospel?
Follow this link to access the Children's Church handout material that would usually be presented to them during Mass: https://www.micchouma.org/children-s-church
Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent - April 1, 2020
Daily Angelus Prayer
Enjoy Adoration Time With Our Lord!
Way of the Cross
Here's a video version of our "Way of the Cross" The video has also available on our Facebook Page and Parish App. We pray that you will find this useful in praying the Stations of the Cross regularly throughout Lent, especially during this time of social distancing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. God Bless!
Update from Bishop Fabre, posted March 27,2020
Update from the Diocese, posted 6:45 p.m. on March 16, 2020.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. (Youth Mass)
DAILY MASS / COMMUNION SERVICE:
Monday: 12:10 p.m. Communion Service
Tuesday - Friday: 12:10 p.m. Mass
CARE CENTERS - Mass (M) / Communion Service (CS):
Bayou Towers – Tuesdays 10 a.m. / 4th (M) / Other (CS)
Maison Deville – Tuesdays 10 a.m. / 2nd (M) / Other (CS)
Terrebonne Place – Tuesdays 10 a.m. / 3rd (M) / Other (CS)
Fridays 8:15 a.m. (School days at 324 Estate Dr.)
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reconciliation and Adoration
Saturday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.; 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Or anytime by appointment
Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. / Thursdays: 8 a.m. - Noon
Clergy / Staff
- Rev. Joseph "Joey" Pilola, Pastor/Administrator
- Dcn. Chris Prestenback, Deacon
- Dcn. William "Bill" Dunckelman, Deacon
- Mrs. Cynthia Percle, Business Manager
- Mrs. Pam Zierolf, Administrative Assistant
- Mrs. Fern Tabor, Director of Religious Education
- Mr. Willie St.Pierre, Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Mr. Errol Bourgeois, Music Director
- Mrs. Prissy Davis, School Principal
- Mr. Wayne Duplantis, Maintenance
> Posted Monday, March 16, 2020 | 6:45pm In response to suggested restrictions on gatherings made by our national and state leaders today, Bishop Fabre announced that he has chosen to cancel the public celebration of Mass in our diocese on Sundays and weekdays until further notice, effective immediately. This includes the public celebration of weddings, funerals, and confirmations. (Please see the Diocese website for more information)
> Posted Monday, March 16, 2020 | 3:00pm GIVEN NEW DIRECTIVES FROM THE GOVERNOR, WE ARE CANCELLING THE "SIGNING THE CREED CLASS" UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
> Posted Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 9:30am All Nursing Home and Homebound visitations have been suspended until further notice.
> Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:30am Maria Immacolata School will be closed until at least April 13th.
> Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:30am Our St. Joseph Altar and Seder Meal has been cancelled for this year.
> Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:30am Abbey Youth Fest has been cancelled.
> Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:30am First Communion, originally scheduled for March 22nd, has been postponed until further notice.
Click on the picture above to be directed to the Diocese website for more information on the Coronavirus.
CCD Update - 03/13/2020
Due to the closing of all schools, the last classes of CCD, March 15 and 16, 2020 are cancelled. Please enjoy your summer and be safe.
The First Communion Mass scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020 has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Bible Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of March 29, 2020
- Sunday: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
- Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62 / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [4ab] / Jn 8:1-11
- Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9 / Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21 / Jn 8:21-30
- Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 / Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 / Jn 8:31-42
- Thursday: Gn 17:3-9 / Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Jn 8:51-59
- Friday: Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 [cf. 7] / Jn 10:31-42
- Saturday: Ez 37:21-28 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d] / Jn 11:45-56
- Next Sunday: Mt 21:1-11 / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 [2a] / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54
Safe Environment Training
UPDATE ON SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR ADULT VOLUNTEERS
The Safe Environment Certificates for Adult volunteers in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux will expire on June 30, 2018. Volunteers who held certificates during the September 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018 dates can go to the website, http://safeandsacred-htdiocese.org, to renew their certificates beginning May 1, 2018. The new certificates will be valid through June 30, 2021. The Church office will also need a new Volunteer Ministry Application on file for every volunteer, even if a previous certification was obtained. The application can be picked up from the Church Office or downloaded from our website, http://www.micchouma.org/Safe-Environment. The training lesson, titled “Protecting Children in the 21st Century”, has been updated from previous years. Note that in-house training is no longer an option; everyone must take the online Safe Environment Training. All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Ministry Application form and return it to the Church Office or to the supervisor of the ministry for which you are volunteering.
If this is your first time volunteering in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, after your references have been verified, you will be contacted by our office to go online and complete the online lesson. The site will ask you to complete a Criminal Background Check, sign a Code of Conduct, and complete the lesson and quizzes. You may go back to the site after a couple of days to print your certificate. The Church Office will have access to the certificates for our files. You must have a Safe Environment Certificate on file with the Church Office before you can work with any youth in any ministry in Maria Immacolata Church Parish.
La Bonne Terre Festival Photos 2019
La Bonne Terre Festival Photos 2018
Why Church Seasons?
The Sign of the Cross
MICS Catholic Schools Week focused on SERVICE:
Notre Dame Seminarians received treat bags and cards from MICS faculty and students
Baskets for the Homestead (Top) and Bayou Towers (Bottom) were made by MICS faculty
Annual Bishop's Appeal 2018
Plans of Hope - A Story of Hope
1. Click on the Online Giving link.
2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
3. Enter your payment information.