Archive for August, 2010

Mass for God’s Special Children

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 2:00 P M
St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Road
Serves children with special needs and their families and friends.

Acolytes for St. Patrick’s Church

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Service in the sanctuary can be a path to holiness for men, as well as being a way to support the Parish in a practical, active way.  There is a continuing need for men of any age (or responsible older boys if accompanied by their fathers), especially at the main Sunday Masses.  Instruction and training are provided.  Please contact Robert Ramirez at 504.460.5041; e-mail:

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010 will be the starting date of the RCIA process. Anyone who is considering, or has knowledge of someone who might be considering, joining the Catholic Church should contact:
Robert Ramirez: 504.460.5041;; or the rectory office.

At the Start of Another Academic Year

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Pray for the seven seminarians in formation from our parish. Two are presently at Notre Dame Seminary: Dennis Coughlin and David Ducote.

The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ.—St. John Marie Vianney.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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, August 28, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

World Youth Day – August 8-22, 2011 – Madrid, Spain

Thursday, August 12th, 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.

New Mailing Address – Fr. Van Constant

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

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O Sing Unto the Lord

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Parishioners and friends of the parish are cordially invited to become a part of the music program here at St. Patrick’s. This parish is well known for its commitment to serious Catholic classical music, and we would like as many people to participate as are able to do so.

The following choral groups will begin rehearsals in September:

  • St. Patrick’s Parish Choir, made up of volunteers, will be a mixed group (men and women), who will sing regularly for the Sunday Masses. Anyone aged 16 or over is welcome to be a member.
  • The Schola Cantorum, a men’s group, will focus on Gregorian chant. Men from the Parish Choir, and any other men, are welcome to join.
  • The Boys’ Choir and the Girls’ Choir, will allow children in the third grade and older to learn singing and musical skills through the Ward Method of music instruction, which was designed for Catholic schools and is based on principles of Gregorian chant.

The only entrance requirements for any of these choirs are the desire to sing and the willingness to commit to regular attendance. Instruction will be offered in singing technique and music reading. Adults who wish to join, or parents whose children may be interested, are urged to contact the organist and choirmaster,
Andrew Mills at (504) 493-5879.

Clarion Herald Remembers Katrina

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

In its Aug. 21 issue, the Clarion Herald would like to publish personal, spiritual reflections from parishioners and friends about the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The reflections should be short, no more than 250 words and be submitted before the deadline:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at noon


Mail: Clarion Herald ; P.O. Box 53247; New Orleans, LA 70153

A Warm Welcome – Mr. B. Andrew Mills

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

A warm welcome is extended to Mr. B. Andrew Mills, St. Patrick’s new organist and choirmaster, who has arrived and is settling in to our very warm city this August 2010. As summer vacation time draws to an end, a welcoming reception will take place so all of St. Patrick’s parishioners can meet and welcome Andrew to our church parish and city.

Shroud of Turin Presentation

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm

St. Clement of Rome Church; W. Esplanade & Richland in Metairie

Presentation by Pulitzer Prize nominated author, Jack Sacco (

Sponsored by The MIR Group, the Monday Night Disciples and the Men of Mir.  For more information contact, 504-849-2570 or visit All are invited to attend.

Rev. Msgr. Robert I. Guste

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Reverend Monsignor Robert I. Guste, a wonderful priest and friend of St. Patrick’s, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. May his soul rest in peace. Please pray for the consolation for all who mourn him. Behold a great priest who in his days pleased God.