Archive for August, 2012

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) process is the starting place for adults who are thinking about entering the Catholic Church, or returning to the Church. If you, or someone you know, are in the inquiry stage about the Catholic Church, Monday, September 10, 2012 is the starting date of the RCIA process at St. Patrick’s and the best place to have your questions answered.
For more details about the time, etc., contact the rectory office: (504) 525-4413; or

Mass for the Religious Liberty of the United States

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012—Feast of St. Monica
St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Rd.
6:00 PM—Rosary for Religious Liberty.
6:30 PM—Praise & Worship, led by Mark Griswold.
7:00 PM—Holy Mass, Celebrant, Fr. Joseph Doyle, S.S.J.
Music led by Jamie Diliberto and Mark Griswold.
8:00 PM — Medjugorje Holy Hour; music as in Medjugorje.
All are invited to participate in praying for the conversion of our land. For more information please contact: or 504-849-2570.

First Saturday – September 1, 2012

Friday, August 24th, 2012

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.

Music Sheet – August 26

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Click here for the August 26 music insert.

Music Sheet – August 19

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Click here for the August 19 music insert.

Second Collection – Education Fund

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The second collection taken at all Masses this weekend will be dedicated to St. Patrick’s Education Fund. This fund directs resources to seminarians and college students who are finding it difficult to meet the demands of the escalating cost of higher education. Please be generous in supporting this worthy cause.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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, August 25, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Solemn Requiem Mass Sponsored by Purgatorial Society

Friday, August 10th, 2012

St. John the Baptist Church
1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (formerly Dryades St.)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
6:30 p.m.—Rosary
7:00 p.m.—Mass
Parking on premises; enter through the gate on South Rampart Street. Everyone is invited. SECURITY PROVIDED

Music Sheet – August 12

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Click here for the August 12 music insert.

St. Patrick’s Scripture Study Group

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

will continue this year with a study of the Book of Exodus.  The first of twenty-nine weekly meetings will be held on Thursday August 30, at 7:00 PM in the rectory.  The cost of the study materials is $47.  For more information or to register please contact Tim Meaut at 451-2379 or by email at

Book Sale

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The Pastor is sponsoring a book sale in the narthex of the church. There is no set price per book; however, a generous free-will offering for the St. Patrick’s Education Fund will be gratefully received. Please place all voluntary donations in the collection box beneath the statue of St. Jude in the Narthex.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Holy Day of Obligation

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012—Vigil Mass
5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012—Masses
11:30 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
5:15 p.m.