Wedding anniversaries: Congratulations to Mark and Florence Benoit Dufrene, who celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary Aug. 26. Join in praying for them.

St. Mary’s Nativity Church: Deacon Lloyd and Faie Duplantis received the Traveling Chalice at the 10 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 the parish and diocese. Anyone wishing to receive the chalice can contact Ronnie Danos at 537-7806.

Sympathy: Remember Elge J. Forest and Ruby Foret Gervais who have entered eternal rest. Keep their family members in your prayers.

2020 Church Calendars Sponsors Needed: It is now time to order our 2020 church calendars. We would like to have six sponsors to donate $125 each that will pay for the calendars. The donations will be accepted in memory of deceased family members, deceased loved ones or deceased members of organizations. The names of the deceased and the names of those making the donation will be listed on the bottom right corner of the calendars next to the church’s name. The sponsors will be accepted on a first come basis. Contact Betty at the administration office during office hours for information.

Wedding Anniversary Couples: Anniversary Couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, and 60 and beyond years of marriage from January 2019 through December 2019 will be honored on Oct. 20, during the 10 a.m. Mass here at St. Mary’s Nativity Church. The Anniversary Couples will receive an inscribed Diocesan Certificate at that Mass. There will be a Prayer Service and Reception in honor of all Anniversary Couples at St. Francis de Sales in Houma at 2 p.m. and a reception will follow. If you wish to participate in this event, contact the administration office at 537-3204 by Wednesday.

St. Mary’s Nativity School’s Sixth Annual Gala: Ladies and gentlemen, grown-ups of all ages St. Mary’s Nativity School’s Sixth Annual Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wellness Center in Thibodaux. The party will begin with a silent auction and music. A meal will be served. A live auction will follow the meal to end the evening. Tickets are $50 per person. You may reserve a table of eight for $425 or a table of 10 for $525. You must be 21 years of age to attend. All donations are tax deductible. You may purchase your tickets through St. Mary’s Nativity School office or through the mail at: 3492 Nies St. Raceland, LA 70394. Contact the school office for any questions at 537-7544. We are in need of auction items. We appreciate anything you are able to donate. Contact the school about auction items also.