Archive for January, 2011

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 is also known as Candlemas Day. Blessed candles will be available in the church. Please limit one box per family. A voluntary donation of $10.00 per box is suggested.

St. Blaise – Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Blessing of throats will take place before and after the 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) Masses.

First Saturday – February 5, 2011

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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.

The Daughters of St. Paul (Pauline Bookstore)

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Series of free classes on the Liturgy and Prayer.
Thursday, January 27, 2010; 6:30pm—7:30pm.
The Pauline Book Store at 4403 Veterans Blvd.; Metairie
Presenter: Sister Anne Flanagan, fsp.
Topic: What to Expect from the New Roman Missal
For more information: 504-8870-7631.

The Institute of Catholic Culture

Monday, January 24th, 2011
In response to the Church’s call for a new evangelization, the Institute of Catholic Culture was founded in 2006 by Rev. Franklyn McAfee, S.T.D., and Sabatino Carnazzo, M.A., as an outreach educational project within the Office of Evangelization at Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia. From its inception in 2006, the Institute has offered weekly seminars in Catholic history, philosophy and theology, with a strong emphasis on the study of Sacred Scripture.
Early on the Institute established a web site ( and began recording its lectures given by influential Catholic educators such as Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. (Founder, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal), Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. (Founder, Ignatius Productions), Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. (Founder, Ignatius Press), Dr. Robert Moynihan, Ph.D. (Founder, Inside the Vatican Magazine), Dr. Timothy O’Donnel, S.T.D. (President, Christendom College), Dr. Paul Thigpen, Ph.D. (Professor of History, Georgia Catholic College), and Christopher Check (Executive Vice-President, Rockford Institute), as well as many others.
These educational and cultural programs are offered to the public at NO CHARGE. Past programs are posted on the website: and are FREE TO DOWNLOAD.

Matching Fund 2010

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Father Stanley Klores would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the matching fund. The goal of $100,000 was met, and then matched by an anonymous donor to total $200,000. A solid commitment to Jesus Christ, and the preservation of St. Patrick and St. John the Baptist, is affirmed by our parishioners.

A Day of Prayer in American Sign Language

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Facilitated by Sister Shirley Bodisch, O.P. 
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula.
January 19, 2011; 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Information: Sr. Mary Noel at 225-294-5039;  

Magnificat – A Ministry To Catholic Women

Friday, January 14th, 2011

A breakfast to hear Sister Julia Mary Darrenkamp, FSP, manager of the Pauline Media Center, give her faith witness which includes her conversion and vocation story.
Friday, February 11, 2011; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Jefferson Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn Ave. Reservations $20. Please send a check payable to “Magnificat Metairie” mailed to Jane Margavio, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner 70062; before Feb. 7, 2011. More information: 466-2010.

Louisiana Life March – January 22, 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The LLM will be held in Baton Rouge on Saturday January 22, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (Noon) to mark the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Participants will gather at the Old State Capitol and march down 4th Street to the State Capitol. At the Capitol, speakers will lead the crowd in prayer and inspirational talks. This event is sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life, Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops Life and Justice Committee, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Louisiana Family Forum, and the Knights of Columbus. Please visit or call 1-866-463-5433 for more details.

Bus trips are available:
The Center of Jesus the Lord in New Orleans.
Contact: Dawnell Anders (504) 529-1636

St. Edward the Confessor Church in Metairie.
Contact: Yvette Fouchi (504) 874-9225

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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, January 22, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Pro-Life Mass – Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Priests for Life and New Orleans Right to Life will hold the Annual Pro-Life Mass: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Angela Merici Church, 901 Beverly Garden Dr., Metairie.
Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond.
Homilist: Father Peter West.
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

2011 Matching Fund

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Father Klores and the financial committee happily announce that the matching fund reached a total of $100,000 and was equally “matched”, by an anonymous donor, for a final total of $200,000. As good stewards we continue the work to preserve our beautiful and historic St. Patrick’s Church, a monument to God, built by immigrants and preserved through history by faithful parishioners.