Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church as it is seen today. 

Weekly Message from:              Our Pastor, Rev. Randy M. Cuevas, S.T.L. 
Newcomers Welcome to our parish and the Donaldsonville Area.  Click here to learn about our parish.
Projects Ascension Catholic Church Preservation Project Click here to see our progress.
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A Eucharistic Community Since 1772



Welcome to the website of Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in historic Donaldsonville, Louisiana.  The establishment of our Catholic faith community pre-dates the establishment of Donaldsonville by 50 years at a time when the United States territory was still served by missionary clergy of the Catholic Church in Europe. We have the distinction of being a community of faith to which St. Elizabeth Ann Seton deployed her missionary Sisters of Charity in the 1800s and one that was visited personally by St. Katherine Drexel in the early 1900s. We are also the location of the first ordination of a Catholic bishop in the Louisiana territory in the early 1800s.  We figure prominently in the earliest ministry of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of France and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.  Click on our About Us link for our history.  We are home to the oldest Catholic school in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and one of the largest and most historic Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.  

 Our website includes features which will assist our current parishioners, as well as newcomers to our parish, and also be of interest to the curious visitor, web-surfer, and prospective tourist. We are the largest of three Catholic Church parishes in Donaldsonville, with over 2,500 registered members.  Ascension (civil) Parish was named after our Church parish.  This is a community that loves the rich heritage of its Catholic faith and loves to pray!  Considering our limited professional and support staff, we are proud of our HUGE number of ministries and outreach sustained by volunteer laity from our congregation.  May Jesus Christ be praised!     

Yours in Christ,

Pastor, Rev. Randy M. Cuevas, S.T.L.


716 Mississippi Street PO Box 508 Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346

225.473.3176 Fax 225.473.3256


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