The ministry of the Center is to reach out in the spirit of the New Evangelization to the residents, both settled and transient, of The Marigny and the French Quarter areas. The Center seeks to provide person to person ministry in a welcoming, non-church setting. While the primary focus is spiritual, basic needs are not excluded.



In being faithful to the Gospel of Jesus and Catholic social teaching, the Center is dedicated to respecting the dignity of each human person. Over time an increased variety of ministries will be developed based on needs, resources, and personnel. Increased involvement and sponsorship with the communities is an essential goal. A key component of the Center's ministry is ongoing study and formation of those involved.

The Bishop Perry Center is located at 1941 Dauphine Street (at the corner of Dauphine and Touro streets). Among the various ministries offered by the Center are the following:

Spiritual and Religious Formation

Social Services



Legal Services

The Bishop Perry Center is a welcoming, non-church setting for those who are seeking:

  • A deeper relationship with God
  • A deeper meaning for your life
  • A center to develop your talents and skills
  • A center to renew or redirect your life
  • A center to talk and reflect


Share The Center’s Outreach

The mission and vision of The Center are dependent on an abundance of God’s grace and the generosity of caring friends like you.

The generosity you show with your time, talent, and treasure make possible the work of The Center. Your support allows The Center to continue and expand its outreach to the community.

In challenging economic times the call to give and share with others invites a special generosity. The Center needs your special generosity by volunteering your time, sharing your talents, and providing the necessary financial aid and material resources so outreach may continue.

Please look within and see to what extent you may be able to help The Center assist others. No generosity of time, talent, or treasure is too small. Little seeds and big seeds, when planted in the soil of love, bloom fully.

You are invited to visit The Center and experience its works.
Individual tours can be arranged.

Your generosity is deeply appreciated and does make a difference.

The Center will now offer the following services on the schedule listed below:

Monday and Friday:
9am—Noon & 12:30pm—3:30pm
Closed from Noon to 12:30

Tuesday and Thursday:
9am—Noon & 12:30pm—3:30pm
Closed from Noon to 12:30