Archive for July, 2010

Vatican Enforcing Long-standing Rules Requiring Modesty in Dress

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Catholic World News reports that tourists visiting St. Peter’s basilica, and natives of Rome using the Vatican pharmacy or post office, are being gently turned away by Swiss Guards if they wear shorts; women are being asked to cover their shoulders. The stricter application of old rules for propriety in dressing have caught many tourists by surprise.

First Saturday – August 7, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 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.

Sponsorship – Ross Patrick Bourgeois

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Ross Patrick Bourgeois will soon be pursuing his vocation with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. If you are interested in helping to support him throughout his seminary years you may do so by completing the form located in the vestibule or going to the website: and then under the heading “Vocations” select “Adopt a Seminarian.”

Russia and Baltic Cruise – July 2011

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Join Father Stanley Klores for a spectacular cruise starting in Copenhagen, Denmark and ending in Stockholm, Sweden with stops in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, July 15-23, 2011. The cruise includes three days docked near St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia where a special three day private shore excursion is being offered that will include the Hermitage, Peterhof Palace and Catherine Palace.

The nine day package aboard the Silver Whisper is priced starting at $5,430 including roundtrip airfare from New Orleans. Space is limited and prices are scheduled to change September 1, 2010, deposits are fully refundable through December 15, 2010.

Brochures with more information are available in the church vestibule. For additional information, or to reserve your place, please call Jimmy or Suzanne at Catholic Journeys (504) 834-4951.

Friday, July 23rd, 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 The Reverend W. T. St. John Brown

Ross Patrick Bourgeois

Friday, July 9th, 2010

One of our parishioners, Ross Patrick Bourgeois, a recent graduate of Jesuit High School, has responded positively to the Lord’s call to the priesthood and will be pursuing his vocation with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, a new religious order of priests in the Church devoted to the celebration of the Mass and sacraments in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. He will leave next month for the first phase of his formation in Chicago. Needless to say, we are all very proud of Ross for willingly and courageously accepting the Lord’s call.

The Order informed the pastor that the cost of Ross’s formation will run about $900.00 per month, and, therefore, he will need spiritual and financial sponsorship to support him in his journey to the priesthood. The pastor pledges immediate spiritual sponsorship by the Parish and hopes for volunteers from the Parish to provide financial sponsorship. If 20 parishioners were willing to pledge $11.25 per week, we would be able to reach the amount of Ross’s tuition, room and board for the duration of his seminary education. Please contact the pastor with your request to be a financial sponsor for our seminarian, and know that your sacrifice will eventually provide the Church with a fine priest devoted to the celebration of Holy Mass and the sacraments, in the Traditional Latin, “Extraordinary” Form of the Roman Rite.

St. John the Baptist Church Morning of Prayer

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother

Saturday, July 17, 2010; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession, Novena and Holy Mass.

Everyone is invited.

Special Mass to Invoke Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

2701 State Street, N.O.

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate a special Mass to invoke the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor to protect the Gulf Coast from further effects of the oil spill and for the region’s recovery. Everyone is invited.

High Altar Crucifix

Friday, July 9th, 2010

By now, most of our regular parishioners will have noticed the beautiful new hand-carved altar crucifix now in place on the high altar over the tabernacle. The pastor purchased this altar crucifix while on pilgrimage to Oberammergau, Germany to attend the decennial passion play last May. The previous altar crucifix, which had been borrowed from the sacristy, is now back in its proper place in the sacristy. The new high altar crucifix is exquisitely hand-carved of wood highlighted with gold leaf to blend perfectly with the high altar tabernacle and reredos. It also fulfills the traditional church custom that the altar crucifix should not stand lower than the altar candlesticks. The pastor hopes that this significant addition to the sanctuary of St. Patrick’s will provide a moving spiritual sign and focus in the church for many years to come.

Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,

send your Holy Spirit to guide our nation.

May your Holy Spirit dwell in the hearts and minds of your faithful

and all who serve as leaders.