It’s Friday, October 24 and 5:17am in Downtown New Orleans.
Built in 1851 and rebuilt in the late 1920’s, Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church welcomes parishioners, friends, and visitors to the city of New Orleans. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the church is one of the city’s architectural landmarks. You will notice the graceful arabesque arches, the onion-domed altars, and the geometric ornamentation throughout the church. These were designed by Fr. John Cambiaso, S.J. to imitate the Moorish churches of Spain, where he lived for a period of time. This architectural style reflects a period in Spain’s history when Muslims, Catholics, and Jews lived together peacefully and exchanged freely their cultural and intellectual heritages
Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, inspired by the Gospel, fortified by the spirituality of St. Ignatius, and guided by the shepherds of the Church, seeks to sustain in the heart of New Orleans a Christian community that welcomes warmly those who live and work downtown, those who visit our city, those who seek prayerful solace and reconciliation within our church, and those who turn to us in their time of need.
Good Shepherd Mission Nativity School—a tuition-free education in a safe and nurturing environment for at-risk children in New Orleans
Hotel Hope (coming soon)—a new initiative to provide temporary housing and support for homeless women and their children.
The Harry Tompson Center—provides a calm environment in which the poor and homeless of downtown New Orleans can be cared for with respect and compassion, after the example of Jesus.
Cafe Reconcile—committed to addressing poverty, violence, and neglect in the New Orleans area through an innovative life skills and job training program for young people from at-risk communities.
DETAILS130 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. and 12 Noon
Saturday: 8 a.m. 4 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.
Tuesday Perpetual Help Novena (at Mass)
Friday Sacred Heart Novena (at Mass) Benediction 12:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross 12:45 p.m.
First Fridays Adoration/Benediction 8:00-11:45 a.m. Sacred Heart Novena (at Mass) Satations of the Cross 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Rosary 9:00 a.m. Adoration/Benediction 7:00 p.m.
Hungry? There are 176 restaurants and 32 sidewalk cafes in Downtown New Orleans
Louisiana ranked #1 State of the Year Southern Business & Development
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
$3.4 billion invested Downtown since 2005
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
New Orleans ranked #1 Top Cities for Information Jobs in the U.S. Forbes
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.