Archive for March, 2010

First Holy Communion – May 9, 2010

Monday, March 29th, 2010

May 8, 2010—First reconciliation, early afternoon.

May 9, 2010—First Holy Communion will take place at the 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass (Mother’s Day).

Parents of children who will make their first Holy Communion at St. Patrick’s Church should contact the rectory office as soon as possible.

Holy Week Schedule

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Confessions will be heard for 30 minutes before all Masses

Holy Thursday, April 1, 2010
7:30 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper and
Solemn Procession to the Altar of Repose
Watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight.
(Security provided)
Following evening Mass, a light meal of basil soup and bread will be available for those remaining for adoration.

Good Friday, April 2, 2010
Special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross at all Good Friday services.
7:30 a.m. Church opens for visitation.
12:00 noon Stations of the Cross.
3:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and
Veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, April 3, 2010
4:00 p.m. No Vigil Mass
5:30 p.m. No Vigil Mass
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter
(Security provided)

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010
8:00 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Prelude music
9:15 a.m. Solemn High Mass (Latin)
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (English)
5:30 p.m. Mass


Good Friday, April 2, 2010
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Church open for visitation.

Holy Saturday, April 3, 2010—Mater Desolata
9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. A pious devotion in which the faithful devoutly keep vigil in prayer and reparation with the Mother of Our Lord in her abandonment and profound sorrow while she waits with unwavering faith in the resurrection as Jesus lies in the tomb.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010 through Sunday, March 21, 2010
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, LA
• Saturday: Archbishop Aymond will offer Mass at 9:00 am.
• Deacon Alex Jones, Johnnette Benkovic and Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI will speak on the theme: For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free.
• Sunday: Special guest, Immaculée Ilibagiza, survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will share her moving story. Eucharistic Healing Service.
• Teen Workshop Friday and Saturday.
• Religious educators may obtain certification credit through the ORE.
For more information:(504)828-1368 or register online: Single session registrations at the door for $15.

The Divine Liturgy in East and West

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Friday evening, March 12, 2010
7:00 p.m. Lenten prayer service in honor of the BVM
8:00 p.m. Presentation. Buddy Noel, the Director of Religious Education at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will speak on the topic of how the celebration of the Liturgy in the Latin West and the Greek East reflects differences and similarities of belief. Mr. Noel holds a Master of Arts in Historical Theology from Notre  Dame Seminary. His Master’s Thesis was entitled “Eucharistic Theology in the Churches of East and West Syria.”

Cross International Catholic Outreach

Friday, March 5th, 2010

We would like to welcome Reverend Monsignor Ted Bertagni who will speak at all Masses on behalf of Cross International Catholic Outreach which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in  America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Central America, Philippines and Africa.

Altar Candles

Friday, March 5th, 2010

To donate altar candles please contact the rectory office. The usual donations are $25 per week or $100 per month.

Fr. Van on WVUE Fox 8

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

In case you missed it, the story is online at Fox 8’s website.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The Living Flame of the Sanctuary Light
In Memory of Joseph Maselli
Votive Candles at the Altar of the Sacred Heart
In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Mull, Sr.
Votive Candles at the Altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In Memory of Barry Brechtel

He Who Sings Prays Twice – St. Augustine

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Share your musical talent with St. Patrick’s Choir by contacting the choir and music director, Joseph Hoppe at 391-2918.

Peace in Our Hearts, Always

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

A new prayer group for cancer patients, and anyone with a serious illness, has started meeting in the parish center (Richland & W. Esplanade) of St. Clement of Rome Church. The prayer group meets every Thursday from 7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. This group is also open to caregivers or family and friends of the sick.
For more information, please contact:
Madeleine: ; 504-452-5217; Carol: 504-832-0057; Mimi:;; 504-849-2570.

Tenebrae – Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

A Service of Darkness, by Hal Hopson will be presented in St. Patrick’s Church on Laetarae Sunday, March 14, at 7:00 p,m,. This program is a meditation on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ with passages from Holy Scripture being read by lectors, musical selections performed by St.  Patrick’s Concert Choir and hymns sung by the congregation. All are invited.

First Saturday – March 6, 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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.