Archive for August, 2011

First Saturday – September 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 30th, 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.

Scripture Study – Thursday, September 8

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

A scripture study on the Book of Genesis will be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the rectory.

A kick-off meeting will be on September 8, 2011 with the first regular meeting on September 22. The study group will meet every Thursday thereafter into early May and will use materials developed by Catholic Scripture Study International (CSSI) and the Catechism. Participants will prayerfully study Genesis, prepare weekly assignments, and share thoughts and findings in a group setting. A lecture on DVD from CSSI will conclude each week’s lesson.

The cost of the study workbook is $47. For more information or to register for this study, please contact Tim Meaut at 451-2379 or by email at tmeaut@cox.net.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

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, August 27, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

If you plan to come here for Mass, or visit, you MUST read this!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Click here to read Parking Info

If you have parking issues after following these instructions carefully, then please contact us and let us know. As we are located in the CBD, there are very convoluted parking policies, which, unfortunately, seem to be constantly changing. St. Patrick’s cannot be held responsible for boots, tickets, or towing. We are in constant communication with the parking lots listed in the link, so we will update you if and when things change.

Music Insert and Sunday Propers August 14

Friday, August 12th, 2011

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Morning of Prayer at St. Patrick’s Church

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother
Saturday, August 20, 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.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS IS ABROGATED

Masses: 11:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m.; and 5:15 p.m.

RECTORY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF THE SOLEMNITY

St. Patrick’s choirs now recruiting for new season

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

“Since singing is so good a thing, I wish all men would learn to sing.” — WIlliam Byrd (1543-1623)

A new choral season will soon begin, and all parishioners and friends of St. Patrick’s are warmly encouraged to consider joining one of our choral groups.

The Parish Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings, and sings for the Latin Mass on Sunday mornings. Membership is open to men and women, and repertory is drawn from a broad spectrum of music written by great composers for Catholic Worship.

The Schola Cantorum for men specializes in Gregorian chant, and sings the propers at the Latin Mass. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings.

The Boys’ Choir and the Girls’ Choir are open to children eight years of age and older; both groups meet on Friday afternoons. The children receive instruction in singing and music theory, with a view to introducing them to the great musical patrimony of the Church. Each group will sing at Mass about once a monht.

No special training or experience is necessary to join any of these groups; instruction will be provided in vocal technique, reading music, and basic theory.

Singers with advanced training and choral experience are cordially invited to audition for the Chamber Choir, which sings for the 11 AM Mass on Sundays, and also sings with the Parish Choir for the Latin Mass. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons.

A Choral Singing Training Course will be offered on three Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM — August 25, September 1, and September 8. Intensive studies will focus on the singing and reading skills necessary for choral music in general, and also on reading and interpreting the notation of Gregorian chant. Those who are considering joining the Parish Choir or Schola Cantorum are strongly urged to attend this course, which is free and open to anyone who may be interested.