Archive for March, 2012

St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Patrick’s

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The monthly meeting will meet Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00p.m. in the rectory. Anyone interested in the St. Vincent de Paul Society should contact Ed Moll at 905-9652.

New Orleans Rally Against the HHS Mandate

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The New Orleans rally March 23rd, under the leadership of Mary & Robert Ramirez and the St. Philomena Society, was a huge success. Kudos to all who offered prayers and supported the rally.

U.S. Rallies Against Contraception Mandate

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Chain of Cities Hosts Demonstrations Defending Religious Liberty
Throughout the United States, those who oppose the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services Mandate came together on March 23, 2012, each in his or her own state, to protest the mandate’s imposition on the consciences of American Catholics.
Eric Scheidler, a member of the Pro Life Action League and one of the co-chairmen of the Rally, described the overall response throughout the nation. “The general response of the public from all the rallies was extremely positive, extremely upbeat,” he said. “People are really pumped up; it is really a perilous issue.
The rallies were held in some 140 cities, including in Washington, D.C. outside of the Health and Human Services building.

Good Friday – April 6

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The rectory office will be closed on Good Friday.

Also, Good Friday is NOT a parking meter holiday!

Music – Palm Sunday and Procession, April

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

For the music for the 9:15 and 11:00am Masses on Palm Sunday, click here.

For the Palm Sunday procession, click here.

The music sheet for the month of April is here.

Propers for Palm Sunday

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

There will be a very limited number of propers for the 9:15am Palm Sunday Mass. If you would like to have them, you can download them here.

St. Joseph Altar – Pictures

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Pictures from last weekend’s St. Joseph altar are available here.

Music Sheet: March 25

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Click here for the March 25 music insert.

Easter Lily Donation Envelopes

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Envelopes are available in the vestibule for donations to purchase flowers that will be placed on the high altar at Easter. Please complete the envelope form and return it to the rectory, or place it in any collection basket, before the final date: Monday, April 2, 2012.

Palms for Palm Sunday

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Contributions of palms, to be blessed on Palm Sunday, may be dropped off in the alley between the church and rectory office starting Monday, March 26, 2012 between the hours 9:00a.m.—1:00p.m. Thank you.

Holy Week Schedule

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Palm Sunday
Saturday, March 31: 4:00 and 5:30pm
Sunday, April 1: 8:00am, 9:15am (Latin Mass), 11am (Solemn Blessing of Palms, Procession and Solemn Mass of Palm Sunday), 5:30pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Masses at 11:30am and 12 Noon

Holy Thursday
7:30pm – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Watch before the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.

Good Friday
7:30am – Church opens for visitation
12:00pm – Stations of the Cross
3:00pm – Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross
Special blessing with Relic of the True Cross at all Good Friday services

Holy Saturday
There will be NO 4:00 or 5:30pm Vigil Masses.
8:00pm – Solemn Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday
7:30am – Sunrise Mass
9:00am – Vidi Aquam, procession, and Solemn High Mass (Latin, Extraordinary Form)
11:00am – Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)
At both the 9 and 11am Masses, St. Patrick’s choirs will sing Johann Michael Haydn’s Missa Sancti Gabrielis with orchestra. This Mass was written in 1763 for Salzburg Cathedral by Franz Josef Haydn’s younger brother.
5:30pm – Sung Mass (Ordinary Form)


Good Friday, April 6, 2012
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Church open for visitation.

Holy Saturday, April 7, 2012—Mater Desolata
9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. A pious devotion in which the faithful devoutly keep vigil in prayer and reparation with the Mother of Our Lord in her abandonment and profound sorrow while she waits with unwavering faith in the resurrection as Jesus lies in the tomb.

Catholic Charismatic Conference Celebrates Vatican II and the New Pentecost

Monday, March 19th, 2012

March 23-25, 2012 – Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, LA
Theme: “Renew Your Wonders, O Lord, As By A New Pentecost”
Speakers: Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Father Bob Hogan, Ralph Martin, Bob Canton, and Patti Mansfield

March 23-24, 2012: Late night worship from 10pm until midnight
March 25, 2012: Eucharistic Healing Service at 9am

There is a fee for every session. To pre-register or for more information, visit Or call 504-828-1368.