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MARDI GRAS & ASH WEDNESDAY

February 8th, 2018

St. Patrick Church – Sunday, February 11, 2017 – The 5:30PM Mass is canceled due to downtown Mardi Gras Parades.  The Rectory Office will be closed on Monday, February 12, 2017 for Lundi Gras and Tuesday, February 13, 2017 for Mardi Gras Day.

St. Patrick Church – will have Masses on Ash Wednesday with distribution of ashes at 11 and 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., with confessions before all Masses. During Lent, weekday Masses will be at 11:30 a.m. and noon. Confessions will be heard from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Way of the Cross will be recited on Fridays following the noon Mass. On the First Friday, March 2, Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church – will have its vigil Mass on Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Christmas Flowers for the High Altar

November 19th, 2017

Envelopes for the annual giving of flowers to be placed on the high altar during the Christmas season are now available in the vestibule. Once completed the sealed envelope can be placed in
the collection basket, or hand delivered to the rectory office before Monday, December 11, 2017.

Decorating the Parish Christmas Tree

November 19th, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 after the 9:30 A.M. Mass.

Please join us in the rectory for the annual Christmas tree trimming party. Refreshments will be served. All are invited!

St. Patrick’s Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

November 19th, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017—Mass: 9:00AM

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017—Mass: 11:30AM and 12 Noon

The church will be open only during the scheduled Masses on Thursday and Friday. The rectory office will close on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and reopen on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

A Blessed Holiday to all!

Christmas Season 2017 – Mass Schedule

November 19th, 2017

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS)
Holy Day Of Obligation

Sunday, December 24, 2017—Vigil of Christmas
Security will be provided
4:00 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)
5:30 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)

** St. John will also have its 4:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve.

Solemn Mass in The Night -Extraordinary Form
Security will be provided
9:00 p.m. Doors open
9:15 p.m. Music begins
10:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass During The Night.
St. Patrick’s Choir with Orchestra and Soloists will sing Haydn’s Little Organ Mass

Monday, December 25, 2017—The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Dawn (Ordinary Form)
11:30 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Day (Ordinary Form)

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Monday, January 1, 2017—Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
10:00 a.m. Mass

Confessions will be heard before all Masses;
ending 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

The Solemnity of St. Clare – Friday, August 11

July 30th, 2017

The Poor Clare Sisters invite you to join in celebrating the Eucharist on the Solemnity of St. Clare; Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.; 720 Henry Clay Ave. A reception in the Monastery Garden will follow the Mass. Everyone is cordially invited.

2017-18 Choral Season

July 30th, 2017

All parishioners and friends of St. Patrick’s are warmly encouraged to consider joining one of our choral groups: Parish Choir; Schola Cantorum; Boys’ Choir or Girls’ Choir.
A choral singing training course of intensive studies will be offered August 17 and 24, and September 7. The course will focus on singing and the reading skills necessary for choral music in general, as well as Gregorian chant. This is a great opportunity, free and open to all, to improve your skill!
For more information, please see the music insert.
Registration is required for the course. To register, or to schedule an audition for the Parish Choir or Schola, please contact Andrew Mills at (504) 493-5879 or SPNOmusic@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass – August 4

July 30th, 2017

6:30 P.M. Eucharistic Adoration; Rosary; Confession
7:00 P.M. Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Everyone is invited. Security provided.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

July 30th, 2017

The Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults (RCIA), the program for adults who are thinking about entering the Catholic Church, or returning to the Church has started. If you, or someone you know, are in the inquiry stage about the Catholic Church, please join the group on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7PM in the rectory. For more information please contact the rectory office:(504) 525-4413;email: stpatricksnola.rectory@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed for Synod

July 30th, 2017

A request for volunteers to oversee the implementation of the 9th General Synod is being announced. Specifically we need an “Overall Parish Liaison” and volunteers to be coordinators for the following four issues; Vocations; Family Life; Social Justice; Evangelization.
Those interested in volunteering should be parishioners in good standing with the Catholic Church and of high moral values with a vested interest in the implementation of the 9th General Synod. Volunteers are asked to contact the Parish Office:
E-mail: stpatrick@archdiocese-no.org
Telephone: (504) 525-4413

Father Ian Bozant – Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick’s Church

July 7th, 2017

This weekend we welcome Fr. Ian Bozant as Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick’s Parish.

Fr. Bozant was born a triplet to Bruce and Dorine Bozant on June I, 1988. He and his two sisters Heather & Dominique grew up in Chalmette and attended Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish and School.

From seventh grade until his senior year, Fr. Bozant attended Holy Cross High School. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s destruction forced the evacuation of the Bozant family from New Orleans, with Fr. Bozant completing his prep schooling at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He continued his education at Villanova University; St. Joseph’s Seminary College and Notre Dame Seminary.

While completing his studies at Notre Dame Seminary, Fr. Bozant was a frequent visitor to St. Patrick’s often assisting at Sunday Mass.

Next Sunday, July 9, 2017 after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, there will be a reception in Reynolds Hall and the adjacent courtyard, so that all of St. Patrick’s parishioners and friends can personally welcome Fr. Bozant to our parish as parochial vicar. Everyone is cordially invited.

First Communion – June 18

May 20th, 2017

Saturday, June 17 at 3PM First Confession, also known as Penance or Reconciliation.
Sunday, June 18 at 9:00AM First Holy Communion.

Parents who would like their prepared children to receive the Sacraments of First Confession, also known as Penance or Reconciliation, and First Holy Communion should contact the rectory office at (504) 525-4413.