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PICTURES OF PARISHIONERS RECIEVING THE SACRAMENTS-INTERACTING WITH PRIESTS

April 5th, 2018

Currently, we are in need of pictures/photographs of Parishioners as they receive any of the Sacraments in St. Patrick’s Church.  If you have any images of you or any of your family members as they receive any of the Sacraments, and you don’t object to them being viewed by the public, we ask that you e-mail them to stpatricksnola@gmail.com.  We are looking for pictures of Baptism’s, First Communions, Confirmations, and Holy Matrimony.

We would also like you to send us any images you have of Parishioner interacting with Priests inside or on the campus of St. Patrick’s.  These images will also be used in the design of our new website.

OLD WEBSITE-NEW WEBSITE

April 5th, 2018

We pray that you and your families had a wonderful Easter.  Due to some recent inquiries about our website, and now that Holy Week and Lent for 2018 are behind us, we would like to take the time to tell you what we have been working on.  

Currently, we are in the process of designing a completely new website.  The website you are currently looking at, no longer fits the needs and future goals of the Parish.  This website was designed by our previous Office Manager (Which we are extremely grateful for), but the time has come for us to prepare for the future.  One of the ways we are doing this is by creating a completely new site from scratch.  This new website will show a detailed history of St. Patrick’s, Mass Schedules, and most importantly it will explain each Sacrament and give parishioners clear direction on how to register to receive the Sacraments.  The site is designed to allow parishioners several different ways to make donations to St. Patrick’s electronically, making your ability to support your Parish easier than ever.  It will also provide detailed information on Restoration & Maintenance Projects, so Parishioners can see what is being done with their contributions.

As we develop our new website, we ask that you be patient and forgive us for not posting things we used to post like the bulletins or music sheets, which are currently being transitioned to the new website.

Thank you for understanding, and may God Bless you and your families.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2018

February 27th, 2018

St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with palms blessed at the beginning of Mass. Palm Sunday Masses will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Latin Mass) and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 9 a.m. Solemn Mass will be preceded by a Solemn Blessing of Palms and procession.

Monday through Wednesday, Masses are at 11:30 a.m. and noon. On Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by Watch of the Altar of Repose until midnight. St. Patrick Church will open at 7:30 a.m. on Good Friday for visitation. At noon, the Stations of the Cross will be held. The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated at 3 p.m. At both services on Good Friday, there will be a special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross.

On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil and the Pontifical First Mass of Easter will begin at 8 p.m. There will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass. The Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (“Vidi Aquam,” Procession, and Solemn High Mass in Latin) and 11 a.m. (Procession and Solemn Mass in English). There will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday. At both the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses, St. Patrick’s Choir will sing W.A. Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Confessions will be heard before all Holy Week Masses.

St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.: The church will be open for visitation on Good Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.