St. Mary’s Nativity Church: Alex and Theresa Picou received the Traveling Chalice at the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday. They will keep the chalice for a week and pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, deaconate and religious life, especially among the young people of our parish and diocese. Anyone wishing to receive the chalice can contact Ronnie Danos at 537-7806.

Wedding anniversaries: Congratulations to Rodney and Amy Sampey Foret who celebrated their 42nd anniversary Aug. 7. Congratulations to Teddy and Carolyn Foret Dufrene who celebrated their 47th anniversary on Aug. 7. Please join us in praying that this day will hold many blessings for them.

2018 wedding anniversary celebration: The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is inviting all couples married in the Catholic Church who are celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th (and beyond) wedding anniversaries during 2018 to a diocesan prayer service at 10 a.m. Mass Oct. 21 at St. Mary’s Nativity Church. There will be a prayer service and reception in honor of all anniversary couples at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux, with a reception will follow. If you wish to participate in this event, please contact the administration office at 537-3204 by Aug. 17.

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults will begin in August. We invite all those who have not been baptized; who were baptized in other faiths; who are Catholic but would like to learn more about their faith; or any adult baptized Catholic who has not yet celebrated First Communion and confirmation and wishes to do so. If interested, please contact Linda Danos at 537-3204. The informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 in the administration office.

CCD: Sept. 10 is the official first day of CCD, and it will begin with a Mass at 6 p.m. in church, followed by a parents' meeting. This Mass and meeting is for all students, parents and catechists. You and your child are to go directly to church. If you have not yet registered your child or children, please call Linda Danos at 537-3204 to make arrangements as soon as possible.

2018–19 CCD schedule: Sept. 10 (Mass), 17, 24; Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17; Jan. 7, 14, 28; Feb. 11, 18, 25; March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15 (Mass). All classes are 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Nativity School. Jan. 14 - first confession practice, 6 p.m.; Jan. 15 – first confession, 6 p.m.; Jan. 28 – confirmation practice, 6 p.m.; Feb. 4 – confirmation, 7 p.m.; April 1 – First Communion practice, 6 p.m.; April 6 – First Communion, 4 p.m.

Ladies Altar Society: The Ladies Altar Society is still an active organization at St. Mary’s Nativity Church. Membership dues help to do good for St. Mary’s Nativity Church. Please send your $15 dues to Paula Zeringue (323 X by Pass Road, Raceland, LA 70394), or if you would like to join the LAS, please contact Paula.

Raceland Senior Center: Come see all the new and exciting things that are happening at our center. Meals are served daily at 11 a.m. Call the day before to reserve your meal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we exercise at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Every Thursday, we have Pokeno at 8 a.m. and Bingo at 12:30 p.m. We have a birthday party once a month. The thirf Thursday of each month is blood pressure and diabetes screenings. The center has a treadmill, stationary bike, library books and crafts. Please call the center at 537-3914 for more information or to sign up for any event.