Archive for December, 2011

Christmas Midnight Mass Program – Propers and Music

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Our Midnight Mass program contains the music that will be sung and the Latin-English translations for all parts of the Mass. We will have plenty of these in the church for that Mass, but if you want to get a head start on it, or if you want to check it out but aren’t coming to that Mass, feel free to download it here.

Christmas and Sunday, December 25 Collection

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Since the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) falls on a Sunday, the Christmas collection and the Sunday, December 25 collection will be counted as one. Please be generous to the combined Christmas and Sunday collection.

Music Sheet and Sunday Propers – December 18

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Click here for this week’s insert.

Click here for this week’s propers.

The Feast of the Epiphany with St. Patrick’s

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Father Stanley Klores is sponsoring an event for home school students and their families at the Louisiana Children’s Museum on Sunday, January 8, 2012. The students and their families are invited to visit the museum after the 9:30a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.. Refreshments provided by St. Patrick’s will be served from 11:00a.m—1:00pm.
St. Patrick’s guests will receive a special reduced rate of admittance of only $3.50 per child or adult. No reservations are required for this event. For more information: (504) 525-4413.

Harps for Humanity

Friday, December 16th, 2011

7:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

An evening of heavenly music performed by an ensemble of harpists from the Private Studio of Professional Harpist Catherine Anderson.

2011 Christmas Mass Schedule

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Confessions will be heard before all Masses,
ending 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

Saturday, December 24, 2011—Vigil of Christmas

4:00 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite with carols).
5:30 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite with carols).

Solemn High Mass of Midnight—Extraordinary Rite

11:00 p.m. Doors open.
11:15 p.m. Music begins.
11:30 p.m. Solemn Procession of Christmas, Blessing of the Crèche and Solemn High Mass


Sunday, December 25, 2011—Nativity of the Lord

No Mass at 8:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Dawn (Ordinary Rite).
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Day (Ordinary Rite).


Saturday, December 31, 2011—Vigil

4:00 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite)
5:30 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite)

Sunday, January 1, 2012—Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

9:30 a.m. Mass (Extraordinary Rite)
11:00 a.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite)
5:30 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Rite)

Morning of Prayer at St. Patrick’s Church

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother
Saturday, December 17, 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.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, December 9th, 2011

St. 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, December 17, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Music Sheet – December 4

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Click here for this week’s insert.

Click here for December’s music.

God’s Special Children Mass and Reception

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Sunday, December 11 – 2:00 PM;
St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road
Special Mass for children with special needs, families and friends.
Christmas Reception following Mass. Additional Information:  Call Joy Zainey at 834-5865 or website

Christmas Flowers for the High Altar

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Envelopes for the annual giving of flowers to be place on the high altar during the Christmas season are available in the vestibule. The listings will be published in the Christmas bulletin and the midnight Mass program. Friday, December 16, 2011 is the final date for submitting a request.

Retirement Fund for Religious

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

In the United States today, more than 34,000 women and men religious past age 70 benefit from the Retirement Fund for Religious. Donations to the RFR furnish funding that helps religious communities care for senior members and plan for long-term retirement needs.

By 2019, it is projected that retired religious will outnumber wage earning religious by nearly four to one. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps ensure that elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests receive the care they so richly deserve, now and in the future.

The second collection taken December 10 and 11, 2011 will be dedicated to the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please be generous.