Archive for June, 2011

Special Mass – God’s Special Children

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Sunday, July 10 at 2:00pm at St. Francis Xavier; 444 Metairie Road. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served after Mass. Further information – contact Joy Zainey at 834-5865; or on the web:

Potluck Dinner – Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, June 24th, 2011

To foster fellowship among our young adult parishioners, a potluck will be held in the rectory on Saturday, July 9, 2011 after the 5:30pm Mass. All young adults in the parish are invited to attend. Come meet and greet your fellow parishioners and enjoy some delicious food. Please bring a dish or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided.

Feast of Corpus Christi – Our Lady of Prompt Succor & Holy Name Churches

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

11:00 a.m. Holy Mass; National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor; 2636 State Street.
12:00 p.m. Eucharistic Procession to Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6363 St. Charles Avenue.
12:30 p.m. Holy Hour at Holy Name of Jesus Church.

First Saturday – July 2, 2011

Friday, June 24th, 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.

Corpus Christi Procession – June 26, 2011

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011 the Gregorian Latin Mass will start at 9:15 a.m. with the Corpus Christi procession following the Mass. The time change on this date applies only to the Gregorian Latin Mass.

Pope Benedict’s 60th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Friday, June 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON—Catholics worldwide are asked to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ordination to the priesthood with sixty hours of Eucharistic prayer for vocations.

The pope will celebrate his anniversary June 29, the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul. In honor of his anniversary, the Vatican Congregation for Clergy suggested Catholic clergy and faithful be invited to participate in Eucharistic Adoration with the intention of praying for the sanctification of the clergy and for the gift of new and holy priestly vocations.

Dioceses nationwide are planning special prayers before the Blessed Sacrament in June, offered continuously or across various days in the month. Celebrations might conclude July 1, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the World Day of Prayer for Priests.

You can download a prayer card for priests here.

Married Couples Retreat, June 25-26, 2011

Friday, June 10th, 2011

St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Center

Start:   Saturday, June 25th at 9:00 a.m.

Ends : Sunday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m.

Theme: “Nourished & Cherished”

Speaker couples:   Jason & Elise Angelette, Arthur & Shirley Dupré and Willie & Aly Leonard.

For more information please call Jason at (504) 830-3716 or  online at: There are no fees for the retreat. Suggested donation is $220. Pre-registration deposit, which is part of the donation, is $50.

Collection for the Holy Father

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This weekend we support the Holy Father in his charitable works. The Peter’s Pence Collection is taken up worldwide to support the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters and others in need of emergency assistance. Pope Benedict XVI has said, “It is necessary above all that every person be motivated by the authentic spirit of peace” (Homily, January 1, 2011). Cast the peace of Christ upon the world—please be generous in today’s Collection.

Morning of Prayer at St. Patrick’s Church

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother

Saturday, June 18, 2011; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Father Stanley Klores, Celebrant and Spiritual Director

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

All are invited.

Rev. David Brown, S.J.

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Father David Brown, S.J., a member of the Vatican Observatory staff, will be the celebrant at the 9:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday, June 12, 2011. See page three of this bulletin for more about Father Brown.

Sunday Propers for the 9:30am Mass

Friday, June 10th, 2011

If you’re coming to the 9:30am Mass this weekend, you can print out the Proper Prayers of the Mass, provided courtesy of Una Voce Orange County. We will usually print these out for you, but if you want you can bring your own. This guarantees that you’ll have a copy, plus right now our printer is down.


Click here.

You can also download the music sheet here.

Parking: Firestone Complete Auto Care

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

St. Patrick’s churchgoers are allowed to park in the Firestone Complete Auto Care lot at 800 Camp Street during all of  the weekend Masses, courtesy of Firestone.  However, if you do park in the lot, please park ONLY between the yellow lines that mark the well-defined parking spaces. Also, do not use the handicapped zone even if you have a handicapped designation on your vehicle.  Vehicles not correctly parked at the Firestone Auto Care lot will, and must be, towed.  Parking against the Firestone building and outside of the designated yellow lines is a violation of the fire regulations, and the fire department is now requiring Firestone Auto Care to have these vehicles towed.

The management of Firestone Auto Care is generously allowing St. Patrick’s churchgoers to use their auto lot for off street parking during the weekend Masses. Let us all be very careful in following their instructions.