Archive for March, 2013

Organ Concert at St. Patrick’s

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

On Sunday, April 14, at 4:00 p.m., world-renowned concert organist Gail Archer will present a recital here at St. Patrick’s, featuring music by Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, and Reger, Don’t miss this very special musical event! Please plan to join us, and bring your friends. Admission is free, and a reception will follow the concert.

Expressions of Faith – Early Christian Art

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Maureen Flippen
St. Patrick’s Church
This Year of Faith Art Lecture explores Faith as expressed in Christian Art from the Second to the Ninth Centuries. This visual presentation will explore Christian painting sculpture and mosaic works emerging from the Roman tradition This talk will also deal with the northern Christian artistic response to the need for illustration. Refreshments will be served.

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 7, 2013

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the annual Divine Mercy Sunday Mass on April 7, 2013.
St. Joseph Church; 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA
1:30 pm – Rosary and Adoration
2:30 pm – Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:00 pm – Holy Mass

I was in prison and you visited me….

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Archdiocese of New Orleans is pursuing Jesus’ invitation to visit the imprisoned. Louisiana incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than anywhere else in the world. If you or someone you know is interested in visiting the inmates of New Orleans, you are invited to an orientation on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 6220 LaSalle Place, New Orleans.
There is no obligation by coming to the meeting If interested in ministry you will receive a volunteer application and there will be follow up training on April 9 at 7:00 p.m., and April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
For any questions or if you are not available on these dates, contact:
John Messenheimer, Prison Ministry Coordinator, Archdiocese of New Orleans: (504) 267-9727;

First Saturday – April 6, 2013

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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.

Good Friday – Holy Land Collection

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

As a pontifical collection requested by the Holy Father, the annual Good Friday collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places. When you donate on Good Friday you are doing your part to help support Christians who are a minority in the Holy Land. Please be generous to this very special collection.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Monday, March 18th, 2013

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, March 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Palms for Palm Sunday

Monday, March 18th, 2013

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 18, 2013 between the hours 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Thank you.

2013 Holy Week Schedule

Monday, March 18th, 2013



Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:30 p.m. Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper and
Solemn Procession to the Altar of Repose
Watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight.
(Security provided)

Good Friday, March 29, 2013
Special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross at both Good Friday services.
7:30 a.m. Church opens for visitation.
12:00 noon Stations of the Cross
3:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and
Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013
4:00 p.m. No Mass
5:30 p.m. No Mass
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil and
Pontifical First Mass of Easter
(Security provided)

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 — Note Mass schedule changes
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Mass
9:00 a.m. Vidi Aquam; Procession and Solemn High Mass
11:00 a.m. Solemn Procession and Solemn Mass
5:30 p.m. Sung Mass


Good Friday, March 29, 2013
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Church open for visitation

Holy Saturday, March 30, 2013—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.

Music Sheet: March 17

Monday, March 18th, 2013

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Solemn Mass for the Installment of Pope Francis

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

On Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30pm, St. Patrick’s will celebrate a solemn Mass for the installment of Pope Francis. All are invited.

Please Click here for the music insert.

Music Sheet: March 3 and 10

Friday, March 8th, 2013

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Click here for the March 10 music insert.