The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was established in 1831 as a mission post and, later, as a full parish under the auspices of the Diocese of Natchitoches, which is now the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana. The present Church was built in 1851 and stands as the oldest all-wood Antebellum Church in the diocese and one of the oldest in the south.
The faithful of the parish come from a variety of backgrounds as diverse as the history and culture of North Louisiana - which accounts for the authenticity, honesty and joy with which life is led even in hard economic times. This website serves as a font of information, memory - even nostalgia - and connection to the living Faith and embodied history celebrated each day in the historic south.
Enjoy yourself and pray for us as you explore it. Our Weekly Bulletin can be seen here.
If you’d like to join us in real life…
Saturday, 5p, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Black Lake (Map)
Sunday, 9a, Nativity of the BVM, Campti (Map)
Sunday, 11a, St. Joseph, Trichel (Map)
Tuesday - Saturday, 8a, St. Ann Chapel, Adjacent to the Church in Campti (Map)
Other Sacraments & Devotions
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Wednesdays and First Fridays after the 8a Mass.
Confessions before all Weekend Masses and by request.
Baptisms are scheduled with father for a convenient time. A preparatory meeting is required for first-time parents.
Weddings, by Diocesan policy, must be scheduled at least six months in advance.
Any young man or woman considering a Religious Vocation should contact father to discuss the amazing possibilities of a life of dedicated service to our Lord! You may also consider visiting ForYourVocation.org