Mass Times

Source and Summit

All gather together. Christians come together in one place for the Eucharistic assembly. At its head is Christ himself, the principal agent of the Eucharist. He is high priest of the New Covenant; it is he himself who presides invisibly over every Eucharistic celebration. It is in representing him that the bishop or priest acting in the person of Christ the head (in persona Christi capitis) presides over the assembly, speaks after the readings, receives the offerings, and says the Eucharistic Prayer. All have their own active parts to play in the celebration, each in his own way: readers, those who bring up the offerings, those who give communion, and the whole people whose “Amen” manifests their participation.  -CCC 1348 

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday, Dec 23rd
4pm Mass

Sunday, Dec 24th
7am Mass
10am Mass


Sunday, Dec 24th
4pm Mass
6pm Mass

Monday, Dec 25th
Midnight Mass
8am Mass

Remember 2 obligations = 2 Masses.

Christmas is always a holy day of obligation even when it falls on a Saturday or a Monday. So we can fulfill our moral obligation this year by attending:

1. Mass on Saturday afternoon and Sunday after 4pm 2. Mass on Saturday afternoon and Monday
3. Mass on Sunday morning and Sunday after 4pm
4. Mass on Sunday morning and Monday

However, only attending Mass after 4pm on Sunday or only on Monday does not fulfill our obligation.

Remember 2 obligations = 2 Masses.

Regular Weekly Schedule:

Weekend Masses:
Sat. 4pm
Sun. 7am – 10am – 5:30pm

Weekday Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30 am
Tuesday and Thursday 12:05 pm

Confession Schedule
30 Minutes Before Mass


The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”

– CCC 1324

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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
401 South Adams Ave.
Rayne, La 70578

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