Father Mark Beard, Amite LA, St.Helena Catholic Church pastor died in car accident

By | August 3, 2023



It is with deep sadness that we report the untimely passing of Father Mark Beard, the beloved pastor of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite, Louisiana. Father Beard tragically lost his life in a car accident, leaving the community he served with a heavy heart.

Father Mark Beard was a dedicated and compassionate spiritual leader who touched the lives of many parishioners during his time at St. Helena Catholic Church. He was known for his kind and gentle nature, always ready to lend an ear and offer words of comfort to those in need. His unwavering faith and commitment to serving others were evident in his daily actions.

Born and raised in Amite, Father Beard had a deep connection to the community he served. He attended seminary and was ordained as a priest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Throughout his ministry, he served in various parishes, but it was at St. Helena Catholic Church where he found his true calling.

Father Beard’s sudden and tragic passing has left a void in the hearts of his parishioners and the wider community. His loss will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him. As news of his passing continues to unfold, the community comes together to mourn and remember the impact he had on their lives.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Father Mark Beard’s family, friends, and the entire St. Helena Catholic Church community during this difficult time. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire and guide us all.