Psalm 33: 2-3, 11-12, 20-21

R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.
Sing to him a new song;
pluck the strings skillfully, with shouts of gladness.

R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

But the plan of the LORD stands forever;
the design of his heart, through all generations.
Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.

R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

Our soul waits for the LORD,
who is our help and our shield,
For in him our hearts rejoice;
in his holy name we trust.

R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

Christmas Holidays

St. Joseph Catholic School will not be in session from 11:30 on Tuesday, December 20, through Tuesday, January 3, so that students and faculty may celebrate Christmas.

Classes resume on Wednesday, January 4. There will be no buses on that day.

St. Joseph Catholic School wishes everyone a blessed and peaceful Christmas season.

Confetti Eggs

It's time for confetti eggs again!

Please save your eggshells when cooking during the holidays.

To easily clean eggs:

      1. Poke a hole in the top of the egg with a knife.

      2. Peel a small amount of the top of the shell (about the size of a nickel).

      3. Pour out the egg.

      4. Rinse well and air dry.

Prospective Parents Names

'Tis the season!

It's the season when we ask parents of current St. Joseph students to suggest names of parents of prospective students so that we may send them invitations to our Open House in Februaryy. 

At the Open House, these parents of prospective students can tour the school, see classes in session, meet the faculty, and ask questions about all that St. Joseph has to offer their children.

It's very easy to send names so that the school can mail invitations. Just fill out the form sent home today or click on PARENTS OF PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS FORM, provide the needed information, and send the form to the school office.

We thank you for helping spread the word about St. Joseph School.


Community News


Venture Crew 703 is sponsoring a junior high dance at St. Albert Catholic Student Center on January 7, from 7-10 P.M. The dance is for students in sixth through eighth grades. Adequate adult supervision and clean music will be provided. The DJ is Christopher Hudspeth from Sound Waves DJ System.

The Venture Crew is a non-profit organization of youth ages 14-21. It is a branch of Boy Scouts and promotes the better development of youth into adults.

For further information, contact Christopher Hudspeth at or 225-294-8586. Information can also be had by contacting Laurie Jernigan at 225-294-2318.

Parish News

Rev. John Dominic Sims, O.P. - Pastor
Rev. Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P. - Parochial Vicar
Rev. J.D. Logan, O.P. - In Residence
Larry J. Melcanon - Deacon 

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass - 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m. 

Contact Information
Address - 255 North 8th Street (P.O. Box 368), Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Phone - 985.386.3749
Website -

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