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St. Patrick’s Matching Fund Drive

December 6th, 2016

Between Nov. 27, 2016, First Sunday of Advent and Jan. 8, 2017, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, anyone who donates $1,000.00 or more will be “matched” by our anonymous donor. In other words, anyone who donates $1,000.00 will, in effect, be donating $2,000.00 to the Drive for the necessary repairs and renovations to both St. Patrick’s and to St. John the Baptist.
The necessary repairs and renovations to preserve these buildings are now ours, to carry onward the Catholic faith and traditions that were founded here during the 1800’s. Please consider your donation to the Matching Fund Drive.

Worldwide Marian Movement of Priests – A Marian Cenacle with Fr. Laurent Larroque

January 14th, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
St. Edward the Confessor Church—4921 W. Metairie Ave.
The Laity Cenacle conducted by Fr. Laurent Larroque (International Director of the Worldwide Marian Movement of Priests), will include:
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Rosary and other prayers. There will be reading of excerpts of the messages from the book “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”
Consecration of any babies in the womb, young children in the arms of their mother.
Procession with statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary with all priests present making their Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the foot of the statue.
Holy Mass during which the laity will make their Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart.
Everyone is invited to participate. For more information please call: Cindy—504.883.5783 or Hazel—504.737.5739

Louisiana Life March South – January 21

January 14th, 2017

Meet at old state capitol in Baton Rouge.

Life March South activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with pre-event remarks and program at Galvez Plaza behind the Old State Capitol.  The March for Life will begin at 10 a.m., concluding at or near the State Capitol at 10:45 a.m. At that time, the formal program of the event will begin.
Life March South is sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, United Pentecostal Church of Louisiana, Louisiana Family Forum, the Knights of Columbus, Baton Rouge Right to Life, the Susan B. Anthony List, Caring to Love Ministries, and Louisiana’s Concerned Women for America

Concert of Sacred Choral Music at St. Patrick’s – January 22

January 14th, 2017

On Sunday , January 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., here at St. Patrick’s Church the Crescent Chamber Artists will present a concert of sacred music by Monteverdi, featuring the music for Christmas Vespers from his Selve morale e spirituale​. Please join us for this memorable afternoon of glorious music! All are welcome. For further information, please contact CCA’s artistic director Dana Wilson at 504.881.3182  or

Music – January, January 8, and Lessons & Carols Program

January 3rd, 2017

Click here for the January music insert.

Click here for the January 8 music insert.

Click here for the January Lessons & Carols Program.

The Christology of the Church: A Historical and Dogmatic Examination

January 3rd, 2017

On January 12, 2017, at 7pm
In the rectory at St. Patrick’s Church
Dr. David Liberto, a professor of Dogmatic and Historical Theology at Notre Dame Seminary, will present a lecture series entitled The Christology of the Church: A Historical and Dogmatic Examination. The series will run for four successive Thursday evenings.

In Memory Of – Closing Date – January 9

January 3rd, 2017

Names are still being accepted for the 2017 In Memory Of listing on the back of the weekly Sunday Bulletin. Envelope forms, found in the vestibule of the church, should be completed and returned to the rectory office no later then Monday, January 9, 2017. Once completed the sealed envelope can be placed in any Mass collection basket or hand delivered to the rectory office.

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass – January 6

January 3rd, 2017

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

A Sincere “Thank You” from Fr. Klores

January 3rd, 2017

It is with deep appreciation that Father Stanley Klores sends a “Thank You” for the many prayers, cards and gifts that he has received during this Christmas Season. All of the assisting priests join Father Klores in wishing St. Patrick’s parishioners and friends a Blessed and Joyful New Year!

2016 Electronic Copy of Donations

January 3rd, 2017

The rectory office is prepared to issue electronic copies/donor receipts of the 2016 donations made to St. Patrick’s Church. To receive your electronic donor receipt, email the rector office at with the subject “2016 Donations.”

Music – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

December 24th, 2016

Click here for the December 24 music insert.

Click here for the December 25 music insert.

Click here for the January 1 music insert.

Christmas Season 2016 – Mass Schedule

December 9th, 2016

Holy Day Of Obligation

Saturday, December 24, 2016—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 During The Night (Midnight Mass)-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 J.L. Eybler’s Miss. a Sancti Alberti.

Sunday, December 25, 2016—The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
8:00 a.m. No Mass
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Dawn (Ordinary Form)
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Day (Ordinary Form)
5:30 p.m. No Mass

Holy Day Of Obligation

Saturday, December 31, 2016—Vigil
5:30 p.m. Mass

Sunday, January 1, 2017—Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
8:00 a.m. Mass 9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass (Extraordinary Form)
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)
5:30 p.m. Mass

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

Lessons and Carols at St. Patrick’s Church

December 9th, 2016

Sunday, January 8, 2017 (Epiphany Sunday) at 3:00 p.m.
The annual tradition of the Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place here at St. Patrick’s. The combined choirs of Saint Patrick’s and the Jesuit Church, under the direction of Paul Wattigny, will sing glorious music of the season, and lead the congregation in singing favorite carols. Please join us!