photos and info from Jeffrey Major on Facebook…

Yesterday, at about 5pm I spent about 3 1/2-4min compiling some of my pics, some friends pics and some off my FB feed, to give my friends in other places some perspective on what’s unfolding down here. I woke up to 10000 shares, 500 friend requests, 100 messages, 15 nonprofits wanting to use the album, and very sweet ladies from Indiana and Iowa calling me a hero and asking me how they can help.

loveisallyouneedJeffreyMajorIt’s crazy, and on top of disaster recovery, a little overwhelming. But I will take it. Every bit of it. In between clean up and work and fighting bad phone service to check on folks, I’m gonna try and respond to everyone.

It’s time to step up, and my people, Coon-asses we call ourselves, have stepped up. And stepped up big time, in their white boots, their aluminum bateaux skiffs, their big ass trucks, they are stepping up. Welders, fishermen, farmers, lawyers, oil field hands, insurance salesman, housewives, truck drivers, just regular guys and gals who are being real heros. I’ve never been more proud of my people. Please share if you’d like and if you can help, even in some small way, we really appreciate it. Thank you


Second Harvest is distributing water, food, and emergency supplies


Please donate now to help your fellow man




The Louisiana SPCA team is at the flood sites. If you want to help our neighbors NOW, drop off unopened pet food and basic pet supplies at these awesome locations:

Demo Diva, Camp Bow Wow Mid-City New Orleans, La, or Canine Connection.

Several local and national organizations have put a call out to request donations and volunteers in the wake of Louisiana’s historic flooding.














Only 300 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are $100.00 each and are available at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm.

Or, mail your check, made payable to “Our Lady of the Rosary”, to the Parish Office:

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
1322 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119


Our Lady of the Holy Rosary staff will process the raffle ticket and mail your raffle ticket stub!

The drawing date is Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 6:30pm at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary’s
Annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner (5pm-7pm).

Winner does not need to be present.

If additional information is needed, please call the Parish Office, (504) 488-2659.

hill-domeInformation obtained from the book, “Story of The Building of a Parish Church, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, New Orleans, With Descriptions of Statuary, Windows, Apsidal Decoration”

by Bishop Louis Abel Caillouet, Former Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans.

By Authentic Act before Felix Joseph Puig, Notary Public, dated April 11, 1905, Mrs. Sylvanie Blanc, widow of James D. Denegre, donated to The Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of New Orleans, her residence and property which extended from Esplanade Street to Bayou St. John. The donation was accepted for The Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of New Orleans by Archbishop Placide Louis Chapelle.

The Act of Donation states that Mrs. Denegre was making this donation: …

“In pursuance of the cherished wish of her mother, the late Mrs. Marie Fannie

Labatut Blanc, widow of Evariste Blanc, who desired that the property…should

Become the site of a Parish Church for the purpose of providing the residents in

the neighborhood of Bayou St. John and Esplanade Street with a Parish Church.”

By way of reiterating the purpose intended by the donor’s mother, there is set forth the express condition that there shall be erected on the property, and perpetually maintained, Parish Church. The text continues:

“and necessary accessories and dependencies, such as parsonage, school, or other

purposes connected with a Parish Church, and shall remain forever dedicated to such

use and no other; and upon the further condition that one mass shall be forever

celebrated in said Church during each and every month after the same shall have been

constructed, viz, six of said masses to be for the living and six for the dead members of

said donor’s family, and an additional mass for herself, the donor, annually on the

eleventh day of April, the anniversary of this donation, and upon the further condition

that said contemplated Parish Church shall be dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and called

the Church of “SAINTE MARIE DU ROSAIRE.’”…

Reverend William J. Vincent was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on October 19, 1907. On December 25, 1907, the first Mass held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was said by Archbishop James Hubert Blenk. On January 1, 1908, Father Vincent offered the first Mass in the new frame church.

In September 1908, a parish school was opened. As there was no school building available, much of the space in the Rectory was used for classrooms. School growth led to the construction of a two-story frame building in 1913.

On April 19, 1910, the Congregation of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of the Roman Catholic Church was incorporated. On July 31, 1913, Archbishop James H. Blenk transferred title to the property until then held in the name of the diocesan corporation, to the parish corporation.

On October 24, 1922, Very Reverend Canon Racine wrote Archbishop Shaw that the building committee had examined and approved the revised plans for the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Archbishop Shaw granted Father Vincent authorization to proceed with the building of the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

Within 12 months, from March 1924 to March 1925, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church was practically completed exteriorly from groundbreaking to the cross surmounting the dome. Interior finishing, including furnishings, took longer. The highly ornate marble altar was ready and installed for the dedication of the new church by Archbishop Shaw on November 22, 1925. It was a gift of Captain John L. Vincent, father of Pastor William J. Vincent. The altar was consecrated December 6, 1925, by Bishop Jeanmard of Lafayette.

The 2000 pound bell donated by Mrs. Denegre was raised to its permanent location in the brick campanile forming the right rear corner of the church edifice on April 19, 1912. The new organ was installed in 1929. The pulpit, carved from a single block of white marble resting on a separate marble base, was under contract in 1929. The Main Altar was consecrated December 6, 1925.

Want to Get Things Done?

We Can Do ItCan you think of a project in Faubourg St. John that you would like to make happen?

The great neighbors of Faubourg St. John are known for getting things done.

But, we can’t do it alone. Community sweat equity is important but money is the deciding factor on many projects.

Desmare Playground is an area in Faubourg St. John that could use some improvement.

How can we make that happen?

You have a voice in how your tax money is spent. Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced a series of community meetings in each council district to discuss 2014 budget priorities. For more information about participatory budgeting along with where and when you can attend, please visit the link below:


Other neighborhoods will be presenting their needs/ideas at the city’s budget meetings. Unless we show up en masse to demand proper funding for Desmare Playground then our needs/ideas will get lost in the shuffle.

The meeting for District A is being held in Lakeview which has a very strong neighborhood organization. Unless you make it a point to attend and support the needs/ideas of Faubourg St. John your tax dollars will go to other worthy projects elsewhere.

District A
Tuesday | August 20, 2013 | 5:30 pm
Edward Hynes Charter School
990 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124



August 20, 2013
6 p.m.
From 5:30-6 p.m. the City will host a Resource Center with representatives
from several departments and agencies. During that time you will
have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with various departments.

Edward Hynes Charter School
990 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124