Archive for April, 2010

Mass for Special Children, Their Families and Friends: May 9, 2010

Monday, April 26th, 2010

2:00PM—St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie.

For information: Joy Zainey at 504-834-5865 or visit website at

Catholic Fiction: Summer Reading and Guided Discussion

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Meeting in the Rectory every Monday at 6:30, beginning May 10. As a group, we’ll read two related novels by Walker Percy: Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome. Participants must obtain their own book copies. Given sufficient interest, other Catholic authors will be covered in the future.

Mother’s Day Rosary Crusade for Life

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The 12th Annual Mother’s Day Rosary Crusade for Life is sponsored by the Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling & Prayer Ministry

Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 8:00a.m.—9:00a.m.
Causeway Medical Clinic—3044 Ridgelake Drive; Metairie, LA

Bishop Fabre and priests from the archdiocese will lead us in praying the 20 decades of the rosary.

For more information: (504) 450-9360; (985) 809-0773.

First Saturday, May 1, 2010

Monday, April 26th, 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.

Retired Men’s Group – Mass, Lunch, and Tour

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Ozanam Inn—843 Camp St., New Orleans
Mass 11:00a.m.; Lunch 11:30a.m. followed by tour.

Deacon “Gi” (DiGiovanni, Administrator at Ozanam Inn, and Father Anthony White, invite the men of the parish to attend the Retired Men’s Group Mass, lunch and tour of Ozanam Inn. Please RSVP to the rectory office: 525-4413.

The 47th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Theme:  Witness Awakens Vocations

The fruitfulness of our efforts to promote vocations depends primarily on God’s free action, yet, as pastoral experience confirms, it is also helped by the quality and depth of the personal and communal witness of those who have already answered the Lord’s call to the ministerial priesthood and to the consecrated life, for their witness is then able to awaken in others a desire to respond generously to Christ’s call. This theme is thus closely linked to the life and mission of priests and of consecrated persons. Hence I wish to invite all those whom the Lord has called to work in his vineyard to renew their faithful response, particularly in this Year for Priests which I proclaimed on the 150th anniversary of the death of Saint John Mary Vianney, the Curé of Ars, an ever-timely model of a priest and a pastor.

–Pope Benedict XVI
Excertp from 2010 Message

Thursday, April 8th, 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 Jean Marie Berrigan

Votive Candles at the Altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In Memory of John William Ormond

Mailing Address for Father Van Constant

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Chaplain CPT Van Constant
TF 2-156th
CP Liberty
APO AE 09344

St. John the Baptist Morning of Prayer – At St. Patrick’s!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

This Saturday, The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother will be at St. Patrick’s, not at St. John the Baptist.
Saturday, April 17, 2010; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession, Novena and Holy Mass.

Magnificent Music

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Kudos to Paul Wattigny, St. Patrick’s acting music director, for the superb music that was performed at the service of Tenebrae and throughout the Easter  Triduum. The selected music, all for the glory of God, was truly a beautiful compliment to each service.

Welcome into Our Parish Family

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

At the Easter Vigil this year the following catechumens and candidates were welcomed into our parish family: James Causey, Ernest Chen, Elizabeth Marlar, Julie Ann Russell, Bonnie Gordy Taravella, Ellen Wall and Jill Wall. Congratulations to our new members.

Cardinal Newman Society Easter Prayer Campaign

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

On Wednesday, March 31, 2010, The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) launched an Easter Prayer Campaign for Pope Benedict XVI. CNS is inviting everyone to offer their prayers for the Pope by signing the spiritual bouquet at their website and join Catholics nationwide in an Easter Prayer Campaign for Pope Benedict XVI.