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Our Lady Queen of All Saints, located in Ville Platte, LA, is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lafayette. It is under the care of Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel (who is from Basile). Our pastor is Fr. Mitchell Guidry. For our address and phone number, see our Contact page.
From Fr. Guidry
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
After considerable thought, consultation with trusted priests and medical professionals and prayer, I have decided to follow the Bishop’s most recent directives concerning the cancellation of Masses.
Beginning today and possibly through Holy Week, ALL scheduled Masses at Our Lady, Queen of All Saints Church are cancelled with the exception of the 8:30 am Sunday Mass, which will continue to be broadcast over KVPI 1050 AM radio and streamed on the parish Facebook page. This Mass is NOT open to the public except for the limited attendance of a few persons: myself, a deacon, lector, organist, cantor and radio/video broadcasters.
Funeral Masses may be possible after consultation with the decedent’s family.
I do this with divided and heavy heart and deep regret. However, in the interest of your health and safety, the containment and, please God, the eradication, of the highly contagious and dangerous virus quickly spreading through the nation and throughout the world, I have been advised that this is a necessary move.
The church will remain open each day for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, and confessions will continue to be heard (behind the screen only, not face to face) on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon – 1 pm; and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 7 pm.
I sincerely apologize for any sadness and disappointment this will cause, but I am assured by medical experts that the best defense we have against the spread of this disease is keeping our distance, avoiding large groups, limited public interactions and good old common sense and cleanliness.
Please pray earnestly for the end of this nightmarish pandemic, the repentance and conversation of lukewarm Christians and those far from God. May we quickly return to a normal life as better people.
Our Lady, our Queen and all Saints of Heaven, pray for us!!!
❤️❤️ From Fr. Guidry ❤️❤️
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Since our Bishop has allowed the churches of the Diocese to remain open for prayer (for now) and we are able (for now) to travel freely (if we are well and have no viral symptoms), here is a list of various churches and shrines to visit on Sundays or anytime you feel the need to get out and see something different:
1. The Five Oldest Parishes of the Diocese of Lafayette: St. Martin de Tours, St. Martinville (1765); St. Landry, Opelousas (1776); St. Charles Borromeo (1819); Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lafayette (1821); St. Peter, New Iberia (1838).
2. Churches Beautiful in Art and Arcitechture: St. Bernard, Breaux Bridge (home of our first Bishop, Jules B Jeanmard); St. Mary Magdalene, Abbeville; Church of the Assumption, Franklin; St. Joseph, Loreauville; St. Peter, Carencro; St. Leo IV, Robert’s Cove; St. Michael, Crowley; Our Lady of the Lake, Delcambre; St. Anthony, Eunice; St. John Berchman, Cankton; St. Genevieve, Lafayette; St. Edward, Richard; and, of course, the churches of the above oldest parishes in the Diocese.
3. Various Shrines throughout the Diocese: Walfahrtkapelle (Pilgrim Chapel), St. Leo IV, Robert’s Cove; Sacred Heart Shrine, Annunciation Church, Duralde; Tomb of Charlene Richard, St. Edward Church Cemetery, Richard; Fr. Verbis LaFleur Memorial, St. Landry Church, Opelousas; Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, St. Thomas Chapel, Savoy (just off of Hwy. 190 east of Eunice); Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, St. Martin de Tours, St. Martinville.
4. Churches Under the Patronage of St. Joseph to Visit in this Year of St. Joseph: St. Joseph’s Churches in Ville Platte, Plaisance, Cecilia, Iota, Patterson, Loreauville, Evangeline, Rayne, Parks, Maurice, Centerville and Broussard.
In the Peace of Christ,
Fr. Mitchell Guidry
Here’s the link to give online: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=MeURs7 . Our parish code is 581.
What are Sacramentals? – Fr. Matthew Barzare gave a wonderful Back-to-Basics talk Monday, Feb. 10, about the sacramentals. To listen to his talk, click here.
Emily Byers recently gave our first Back-to-Basics talk of 2020 on “Making Holy Resolutions for a New Year”. To listen to her talk, click here.
Check out our photos, including a photo album of the important/memorable people in the history of OLQAS.
Our Mass times are:
- Saturday – 4 pm (anticipated)
- Sunday – 8:30 am and 10:30 am
- Monday – No Mass
- Tuesday and Thursday – 5:30 pm
- Wednesday and Friday – 12:10 pm
- FIRST SATURDAY MASS – Is celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 8 am. Sacred Heart celebrates 8 am Mass every Saturday, not just on First Saturday.
Confession Times are:
- Tuesday & Thursday: 5-5:20 pm (5:30 Mass)
- Wednesday & Friday: 11:40 am – 12:00 noon (12:10 Mass)
- Saturday: 2:30-3:50 pm (4:00 Mass)
- Sunday: 8:00-8:20 am (8:30 Mass); and 10:00-10:20 am (10:30 Mass)
- Should you need more than a few minutes of Fr. Guidry’s time, he would be happy to schedule and appointment with you.
On our website, you can find information about:
- our office hours and staff
- the reception of the Sacraments
- the most recent church bulletins and server schedules
- our parish activities and parish life
- the CCD program
If you have a question, please give us a call. Or leave a comment in the comment boxes attached to any of these pages.
God bless you.