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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 – October 19

October 17th, 2014

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St. Michael the Archangel Copies

October 17th, 2014

Cody Swanson, the young American in Florence who sculpted our magnificent new statue of the Archangel Michael, has offered to produce a signed, limited edition of his statue in a smaller scale, suitable for private homes or offices.  The price is not yet known, as to some extent it must be determined by the level of interest.  As a preliminary estimate depending on the size and the number of copies made, the price is expected to fall somewhere in the range of $4,000-$8,000.  Prospective purchasers are asked (without obligation at this time) to communicate their interest to the office at St. Patrick’s parish by sending an email to Before beginning work, Mr. Swanson will confirm pricing and other details.

All Saints Day

October 17th, 2014

All Saints Day, normally a Holy Day of Obligation, falls on a Saturday this year. The obligation to attend Mass is abrogated.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

October 17th, 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, October 25, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

The Gianna Center of the Gulf South – Special Mass

October 17th, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, celebrant.
With a presentation to follow by Ann Nolte, M.D., CFCMC of the Gianna Center of New York.
Reception to follow in the church rectory.
Everyone is most cordially invited to attend the special Mass, presentation and reception. SECURITY PROVIDED

Music Sheet – October 12

October 9th, 2014

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World Mission Sunday – October 19, 2014

October 9th, 2014

Dear brothers and sisters, on this World Mission Day my thoughts turn to all the local Churches. Let us not be robbed of the joy of evangelization! Let us pray through the intercession of Mary, the model of humble and joyful evangelization, that the Church may become a welcoming home, a mother for all peoples and the source of rebirth for our world. —POPE FRANCIS

The second collection taken at all Masses next weekend, October 18 & 19, 2014 will be dedicate to the Missions. Please be generous.

Cenacle of Our Loving Mother

October 9th, 2014

he Cenacle of Our Loving Mother morning of prayer will be held at St. John the Baptist
Saturday, October 18, 2014; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Solemn Requiem Mass

October 9th, 2014

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, October 14, 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.

Music Sheets: October, October 5

October 3rd, 2014

Click here for the October music insert.

Click here for the October 5 music insert.

Special Thanks

October 3rd, 2014

In connection with the installation of the parish’s new shrine to St. Michael, the pastor wishes to recognize the generous support provided by Anthony Savarino Crane & Rigging, Inc., Park View Guest House, and Ambrose Garden Florists.

All Souls Day Envelopes

October 3rd, 2014

All Souls envelopes are now available in the narthex of the church. The names of deceased loved ones should be recorded and the envelope delivered to the rectory office, or placed in any collection basket, before All Souls Day, Sunday, November 2, 2014. The listed names will be remembered at all the Masses celebrated on All Souls Day.