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Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle for Southern Louisiana

April 23rd, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
1908 Short Street, Kenner, LA. 70062
(ample parking by the Church)

This area cenacle will include:
~Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
~Recitation of the Holy Rosary
~A reading from the book To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons
~May Crowning of the Blessed Mother (bring flowers)
~Holy Mass
Father Stanley Klores and Father Garrett O’Brien, concelebrants

Area MMP cenacles are being held around the United States during the month of May as a demonstration of unity and solidarity with all of the other MMP cenacles throughout the country and the world. The purpose of these area cenacles is that they are intended to serve as an encouragement for those who already meet regularly in cenacles and to inspire more people to form cenacles of their own in their homes and parishes.
Everyone is invited to participate.
Admission is free.

For more information call:
Cindy Hemelt (504-883-5783), Maggie Pruett (504- 400-5151), Mary Cassard (504-835-6279)

Music – May 24

May 22nd, 2015

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St. Vincent de Paul Society Gala – June 20

May 22nd, 2015

Jazzin on the River V to benefit the SVdP Community Pharmacy and the SVdP Adult Learning Center.
Saturday, June 20, 2015; 6 —9 p.m
Aboard the Steamboat Natchez; music by Dukes of Dixieland
Admission tickets $100 includes beverage of choice and dinner.
For more information please telephone: 504-940-5031, x10.

Special Mass – Sunday, June 7

May 22nd, 2015

For God’s Children with special needs, their family and friends.
Sunday, June  7, 2015 at 2:00PM
St. Francis Xavier – Metairie. LS
For more information contact: Joy Zainey at 834-5865.
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Memorial Day – Monday, May 25

May 22nd, 2015

The rectory office will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of the national holiday, Memorial Day.
The church will be open for both mid-day Masses but will close after the 12 noon Mass.

Peter’s Pence Collection – This Weekend!

May 22nd, 2015

The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity with the Holy Father and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.
Your contributions to the Peter’s Pence Collection join with the power of Christ and allow our Holy Father to support victims of war and natural disasters and all our brothers and sisters who face the greatest need.
The second collection at all Masses this weekend will be taken for the Peter’s Pence Collection. Please be generous to this very special collection.

First Holy Communion – June 7, 2015

May 15th, 2015

All parents of children making their first Holy Communion on Sunday, June 7, 2015 are asked to please contact the rectory office (504-525-4413) as soon as possible for final preparations and instructions.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

May 15th, 2015

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, May 23, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Ascension of the Lord

May 15th, 2015

According to the Gospel of St. Luke the last gesture of our Lord on earth was to give a blessing. The Eleven had gone, as Jesus had told them to, from Galilee to the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. On seeing the risen Christ once more they fell down before him as their Master and their God and Worshipped Him.

The Master spoke to them as only God could: Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me’. Jesus confirmed the faith of those who worshipped him and taught them that the power they were to receive was a sharing in his own divine power.
He said to them… ‘You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth’. And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.’

Jesus’ life on earth finished not with his death on the Cross but with his Ascension into Heaven. It is the last of the mysteries of his life here on earth. It is a redemptive mystery which together with his Passion, Death and Resurrection makes up the Paschal Mystery.

Francis Fernandez

Music – May 17

May 15th, 2015

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Music – May 10

May 8th, 2015

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St. Michael Statue, Smaller Version

May 8th, 2015

Cody Swanson, the sculptor, is very near to casting the smaller-scale (19-inches) versions of the St. Michael statue installed outside the church last September. The quoted price is $3,500, but it now seems likely that a volume discount of at least 10% will apply. The discount may increase if the total number of orders continue to grow. Interested persons should contact the parish rectory immediately, so that a final count can be relayed to the artist.

Solemn Requiem Mass

May 8th, 2015

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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. SECURITY PROVIDED