Archive for May, 2010

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Father Donald Calloway has inspired thousands of people around the world to trust in our Lord’s mercy as he shares his radical conversion story, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy, the title of his latest book.

Thursday, June 3, 2010 at St. Clement of Rome Church

3900 Block of W. Esplanade Ave. at Richland Ave in Metairie

An evening of reflection beginning at:

5:30pm Rosary

6:00pm Holy Mass

6:30pm Divine Mercy Chaplet in song by Mary Rosenbloom

6:45pm Father Calloway’s presentation

Book signing after the presentation.  All are invited.  Contact The MIR Group – 504-849-2570 or for more information.

God’s Special Children

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

On Sunday, June 6 at 2:00PM at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road – all are invited to attend this special mass for individuals with developmental challenges. Further information is available from Jay Zainey at 504-834-5865 or website:

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession – June 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

4:30pm Holy Mass

Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Baronne St., N.O., LA

Archbishop Alfred Hughes—Principal Celebrant

5:30pm Procession to St. Louis Cathedral

(Baronne St. > Canal St. > Charters > St . Louis Cathedral)

6:15PM – Holy Hour at St. Louis Cathedral

Holy Hour will end at approximately 7:00pm.

Everyone is invited to participate!

First Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wednesday, May 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.

World Youth Day 2011 – Madrid, Spain

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The Archdiocese of New Orleans, through the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office, will sponsor a trip to World Youth Day 2011 with the Holy Father in Madrid, Spain. This pilgrimage is for young adults age 18-35. This trip is a joint collaboration with the Dioceses of Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Alexandria.

For more information contact: John Smestad, Jr. or Cecilia Matherne at 504-836-0551.

Catholic Fiction: Summer Reading and Guided Discussion

Friday, May 21st, 2010

A summer reading group has started meeting in the rectory every Monday at 6.30 p.m.  The group will be reading two related novels by Walker Percy: Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome.  Participants must obtain their own book copies.  Everyone is invited to participate in the reading group.

Memorial Day – May 31, 2010

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The rectory office will be closed for Memorial Day.

Rite of Christian Initation for Adults

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010 will be the starting date of the RCIA process. Anyone who is considering, or knowledge of someone who might be considering, joining the  Catholic Church should contact: Robert Ramirez: (506) 899-3048;; or the rectory office.

In Celebration of the Feast of Pentecost

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Watson Copeland, Organise par Excellence, will present an organ recital of Hymns For Pentecost and Other Selections at St. Patrick’s Church, Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm. A reception in the rectory will follow the recital.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Saint 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, May 22, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Peter’s Pence Collection – May 22-23, 2010

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Next week our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides the Holy Father with the assistance he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. Please be generous.

Ascension Thursday 2010

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

When Is Ascension 2010?

The Ascension of Our Lord, a holy day of obligation, celebrates the day that Christ, in the presence of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven. The Ascension occurred 40 days after Easter Sunday, so it falls on a Thursday; however, in most dioceses in the United States, the celebration of the Ascension has been transferred to the following Sunday.

Ascension Thursday falls on May 13, 2010, and it will be celebrated on that day in the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and the state of Nebraska.

In all other dioceses of the United States, the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension is transferred to the following Sunday, May 16, 2010.