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St. Michael the Archangel Dedication

September 4th, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014, The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel Solemn First Vespers at 4 p.m.

Father Stanley Klores and St. Patrick’s Parish Council cordially invite everyone to be present at the dedication of the bronze statue of St. Michael the Archangel and afterwards the reception which will be held in the rectory.

This original work of art was sculptured in Florence, Italy by American sculptor Cody Joseph Swanson, who works and teaches in Italy. Mr. Swanson will be present at the afternoon event and eager to share his comments about the creation of this statue.

Everyone is sincerely invited to attend the dedication and reception.

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: September 14

September 11th, 2014

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Special Confession in Every Catholic Church

September 11th, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7 P.M.
St. Patrick’s Church, along with every Catholic church in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will offer confession (sacrament of penance) at this special time, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 7 P.M.


St. Patrick’s Church offers regular confession before the Masses and by appointment.

Cenacle of Our Loving Mother Morning of Prayer

September 11th, 2014

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

Welcome, Notre Dame Seminarians

September 11th, 2014

This Sunday we welcome seminarians from Notre Dame Seminary who are beginning their training in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Our prayers and best wishes are with them as they continue on their journey to becoming a Catholic priest.

Monthly Young Adult Book Club

September 8th, 2014

Monthly Young Adult Book Club: Interested in having a good, Catholic discussion about great works of fiction from this century and the last? Want to engage other Catholic young adults with a shared thirst for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful? On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., the Archdiocese of New Orleans Young Adult Book Club will hold its inaugural meeting at The Columns, located at 3811 St. Charles Avenue. Following a discussion of Flannery O’Connor’s “The Crop” and selections from her collection of essays entitled Mystery and Manners, all are welcome to remain afterwards to continue the conversation as we enjoy live jazz music in The Columns’ Victorian Lounge. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, please contact Mary Watson at or the Archdiocese’s Young Adult Ministry Office at

Music Sheet: September 7

September 4th, 2014

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Lord Teach Me to Pray – A Three Part Ignatian Prayer Series

September 4th, 2014

Lord, Teach Me to Pray is a three part prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality beginning the week of September 21, 2014. All three parts of the series will be offered in a number of parishes throughout the Archdiocese. To find out about days and times of offerings, and to register, go to or call Mrs. Carol Weller: 504-439-5922; Father Martin Gleeson, O.P. : 504-717-8770.

Mass for God’s Special Children – September 21

September 4th, 2014

When:  Sunday, September 21, 2014; 2PM
Where:   St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Rd. Metairie, LA
Refreshments after Mass. For information: Joy Zainey at 834-5865 or visit the website:

Solemn Requiem Mass

September 4th, 2014

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Tuesday, September 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

Labor Day – September 1, 2014

August 28th, 2014

The church and rectory office will be closed Monday, Labor Day. There will be no daily Mass.

Music Sheet: August 31

August 28th, 2014

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