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Rectory Office Closed for Christmas

December 18th, 2014

The rectory office will be closed December 24—26, 2014 and reopen on Monday, December 29, 2014. The office will also be closed December 31 and January 1.


Christmas Season 2014 Schedule

December 11th, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014—Vigil of Christmas
Security will be provided

No midday Mass
4:00 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)
5:30 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)

Solemn Mass of Midnight—Gregorian Latin Mass
Security will be provided

11:00 p.m. Doors open for Midnight Mass
11:15 p.m. Music begins
12 Midnight Solemn High Mass of Midnight
St. Patrick’s Choir will sing the Mass in C, Opus 169, by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, accompanied by chamber orchestra.

Thursday, December 25, 2014—Christmas
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


Wednesday, December 31, 2014—Vigil
5:30 p.m. Mass

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015—Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
9:30 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)

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

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 1st, 2014


Monday, December 8, 2014
Masses: 11:30 A.M.; 12:15 P.M.; 1:00 P.M. (Latin) and 5:30 P.M.

There is no vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

June 27th, 2014

The Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults (RCIA) process is the starting place for adults who are thinking about entering the Catholic Church, or returning to the Church. If you, or someone you know, are in the inquiry stage about the Catholic Church, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. is the starting date of the RCIA process at St. Patrick’s and the best place to have your questions answered. For more information please contact the rectory office: (504) 525-4413; email: For more information, please click on the link above.

Music Sheet – December 14 & 21

December 19th, 2014

Click here for the December 14 music insert.

Click here for the December 21 music insert.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

December 18th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group will pray a rosary in front of Louisiana’s largest abortion facility, on the corner of Ridgelake Drive and 20th Street in Metairie, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Tax-Free IRA Opportunity Made Available to Our Parishioners through December 31st

December 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, December 16th, Congress passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which allows owners of IRAs over the age of 70 ½ to make tax-free contributions up to $100,000 from their plans to qualified parishes, schools, and other Archdiocese of New Orleans ministries. This gift-giving opportunity provides an excellent opportunity to make a special gift to our parish, and, at the same time, lower your taxable income for the year. This opportunity is effective only through December 31, 2014.

Thank you for considering this opportunity! If you would like additional information on how to support our parish through an IRA contribution, please contact Josephine Everly (504-596-3031) or Robert Menard (504-596-3043) at the Catholic Foundation.

Second Collection – Retirement Fund for Religious

December 12th, 2014

The second collection this weekend, at all Masses, will be for the Retirement Fund For Religious. Your gift to this special collection provides vital support for the retirement needs of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. It also helps ensure that younger members can continue the good works of their elders! Please be generous.

Cenacle of Our Loving Mother – Morning of Prayer

December 12th, 2014

The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother will be held at St. John the Baptist
Saturday, December 20, 2014; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

No Adoration or Benediction – December 14, 2014

December 12th, 2014

To enable everyone to participate in The Nine Lessons and Carols, jointly produced by St. Patrick’s Church Choir and the Jesuit Church Choir there will be no Adoration and Benediction this Sunday.

The cancellation applies only to this Sunday.

Music Sheet – December 7

December 5th, 2014

Click here for the December 7 music insert.

Copies of the St. Michael Statue

December 5th, 2014

The parish office is readying a final count of the number of orders of reproductions of Cody Swanson’s “St. Michael”. The reproductions, signed and numbered, will be slightly under 19 inches high, not counting a marble base, which also will be included. If all orders combined amount to eleven copies or more, all buyers will receive a 10% discount. Please note that these reproductions are being made available at their cost to the parish, without markup. A deposit of $1,500 will be required to reserve a copy. Total cost, without the discount, will be $3,500. The edition size will be fixed when the order is placed; there will be no opportunity for purchase afterwards. Because it is not yet clear if there will be enough copies in the edition to qualify for the 10% discount mentioned above, interested buyers should indicate their wishes soon, so that the final price can be determined and the order placed.

Please contact the rectory office for more information or to place an order.

Solemn Requiem Mass sponsored by Purgatorial Society

December 5th, 2014

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.—Rosary; 7:00 p.m.—Mass
The Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for all the deceased members of St. Patrick’s Church and St. John the Baptist Church.
Parking on premises; enter through the gate on South Rampart Street. Everyone is invited.

Nine Lessons and Carols

December 1st, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.

Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church
130 Baronne St., New Orleans

The combined choirs of St. Patrick’s Church and the Jesuit Church, under the direction of Paul Wattigny, will present a service of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring music by a number of distinguished composers, and carols for all to sing. Please plan to join us for this beautiful tradition of the season!