Archive for December, 2009

Solemnity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The Ursuline Sisters cordially invite you to celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor:
National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor
2701 State Street; New Orleans, LA
Friday, January 8, 2010 @ 4:00p.m.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Celebrant
Abbot Justin Brown, OSB, Homilist
Refreshments will be served after the Mass in the school cafeteria. This celebration is held annually on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans in fulfillment of a vow made by the Ursuline Sisters that a Mass of Thanksgiving would be held annually and the Te Deum sung on this date.

First Saturday – January 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
    Crusade for the Conversion of Greater New Orleans

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession,
Novena and Holy Mass. All are invited.

Celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord with St. Patrick’s!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Sunday, January 3, 2010
Louisiana Children’s Museum
(around the corner from St. Patrick’s Church)
420 Julia Street
After the 9:30a.m. and 11:00a.m. Masses

Father Stanley Klores, is sponsoring an event for home school students and their families at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans’ most playful place to explore, experience and learn!

After the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses, students and their families are invited to visit the museum. Refreshments, provided by St. Patrick’s, will be served from 11:00a.m.—1:00p.m. in the theater of the museum. St. Patrick’s guests will receive a special reduced rate of admittance of only $3.50 per child or adult. A recently completed, unique new feature of the museum is the third floor, which features the rebuilding of New Orleans – post Katrina – where guests can simulate home building and restoration. Be sure to bring your camera!

No reservations are required for this event.

For more information on the Louisiana Children’s Museum, including maps and directions, go to

For more information on this sponsored event by St. Patrick’s Church, please call the rectory.

Seelos Birthday Healing Mass

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m.
National Seelos Shrine—St. Mary’s Assumption Church
919 Josephine Street (Lower Garden District/Irish Channel)

Father Bryon Miller, C.Ss.R., Vice Postulator for the Cause of Canonization, will celebrate a special Healing Mass and the Sacrament of Anointing on the anniversary of the birth of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R.

Before Mass, starting at 11:45 a.m., there will be the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and veneration of relic missionary crucifix. One-on-One intercessory prayer will also be available in back of church and shrine. Free wheelchair accessible parking will be provided. For more information: 504-525-2494; 504–525-2499.

New Year’s Eve Night of Prayer

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
1908 Short Street, Kenner, Louisiana
December 31, 2009
10:00p.m. Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
January 1, 2010
12:00a.m. Midnight Mass; Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
For more information call: Cindy Hemelt @ 504-883-5783

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Saint Patrick’s Respect Life Group, led by Father Klores, 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 26, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Mass at Midnight – Early Admittance Tickets

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Ticket for early admittance into the church between 10:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m, for the Mass at midnight on Christmas Eve, are available in the vestibule this weekend.

New Web Site!

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Welcome to the “new” While we are continuing to move all of the information over, you can view the “old” by going to

Christmas Season Mass Schedule

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Confessions heard before the Masses

Thursday, December 24, 2009—Vigil of Christmas
Security will be provided

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

Solemn High Mass of Midnight—Extraordinary Rite
Security will be provided

11:00 p.m. Doors open
11:15 p.m. Music begins
12:00 a.m. Solemn High Mass of Midnight

Friday, December 25, 2009—Christmas
8:00 a.m. No Mass
9:30 a.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite with carols)
11:00 a.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite with carols)
5:30 p.m. No Mass


Thursday, December 31, 2009—Vigil
5:30 p.m. Mass

Friday, January 1, 2010—Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
9:30 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Novus Ordo)

EWTN Has Moved!

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Eternal Word Television Network has been moved to Cox Cable Channel 391 in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

In Memory Of 2010 Envelopes

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Names are now being accepted for the 2010 “In Memory Of” listing on the back of the Sunday Bulletin. Envelope forms, found in the vestibule of the church, should be completed and returned to the rectory office no later than Friday, January 8, 2010. The  completed envelopes can be deposited in any Mass collection basket or hand delivered to the rectory office.

Christmas Flowers for the High Altar

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Envelopes for the annual giving of poinsettias, to be place on the high altar during the Christmas season, are available in the vestibule. The listings will be published in the Christmas bulletin and the midnight Mass program. The final date for submitting a request is  Wednesday, December 16, 2009.