300th Anniversary

  • 300th Year Anniversary Mass

  • 300th Year Commemorative Book - Click Picture to Order

    What better way to tell our story than through a beautifully designed commemorative book!  The 300th Anniversary Historical Committee has been working hard to create this priceless keepsake which will feature photos and history from our beginning through the Tricentennial weekend.
    Pre-orders using the link below are being accepted through this Sunday, November 12th.  The cost is only $30 and the book is expected to be published in early 2024.

  • Stories Waiting to be Told

    On July 10, 1954 I married Elva Marie Hymel at St. Charles Borromeo church. Elva and I were engaged before I was sent to France. Elva was born in Luling, but lived in Good Hope. We have one son, Floyd J. Friloux, Jr. He and his wife Anne have one daughter who works for Lubriport Laboratory in Kenner.

    Sadly, a few years after Jr. was born, Elva was sent by ambulance to Hotel Due Hospital where our daughter Mary Ann Friloux was delivered but did not survive due to medical problems. The nun named her Mary Ann. She is buried in Babyland along the Norco side cemetery fence.

    Elva died at then St. Jude Hospital in Kenner on Monday, August 30, 1993. She never complained although she had many pains. I retired from Shell in 1991 to help her.

    Pictured from left to right:
    Rodney Cambre who worked at Shell and was president of the Manor House Organization in Destrehan.
    Next is Elva's aunt who worked in the courthouse.
    Next is Elva's brother Thomas Hymel, Sr. of Good Hope now LaPlace.
    Next is my only sister who worked at Shell, she married Donald Keller from New Sarpy and moved to New Jersey where Donald was manager of a paint plant.
    The flower girl lived next to Debbie Bourgeois Pitre.
    The young boy is my nephew Don
    Keller who lives in New Orleans, a retired computer geek.
    Next is Lorraine Dermady, Elva's cousin from Metairie.
    Finally is my first cousin Harold Mire, Sr. who is retired from Shell. He was a lifeguard and swimming instructor in California.
    Elva is the beautiful bride and I am proud to be her groom.

  • 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee

    Preparations for our Tri-Centennial Celebration are underway.  Four sub-committees have been formed (Spiritual, Publicity, Social & Historical).   This year-long celebration with many events will be planned throughout the following twelve months building up to the Big Celebration Day on Saturday, Nov. 4th, 2023.

    Please visit this website and Facebook to keep up with upcoming events. 

    Divine Mercy

    The 300th Anniversary Spirituality Committee is promoting the Divine Mercy Message, Devotion, and Chaplet. If you could not make it to see The Face of Mercy movie, it is available streaming online. Pamphlets explaining the Divine Mercy Message, Devotion, and Chaplet are available in the Church on tables near all doors. Please take one of each home to read, pray, and learn more about Divine Mercy.

    Please join us at 3 pm in the church to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We invite you to join us in praying for God’s mercy on us and on the whole world. This devotion will continue on the third Saturday of every month.

  • Louis Authement on the "Wake Up" morning show - 300 Year Celebration - Go to timestamp 50:39