Archive for March, 2014

Music Sheet – March 30

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Click here for the March 30 music insert.

Lenten – Easter Matching Fund

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Between March 17, 2014, and the end of the Easter Season, Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014, anyone who donates $500.00 or more will be “Matched” by our anonymous donors. Also, any persons or groups may aggregate their contributions to make up a total of $500.00, which will then be “Matched.”
As a result of successful matching fund drives in the past, and the strong commitment of our parishioners and friends, the preservation of both St. Patrick’s and St. John the Baptist continues.
Envelopes for the Matching Fund can be found in the church pews or vestibule; checks designated for the Matching Fund can be placed in any collection basket.

First Saturday – April 5, 2014

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Crusade for the Conversion of Greater New Orleans
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession, and Novena. Mass will be celebrated by Father Cassian, O.S.B.
All are invited.

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass – April 4, 2014

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Eucharistic Adoration Society’s First Friday Devotions will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Church. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary and Confessions will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6:30 p.m. Father Cassian, O.S.B.; Prior of the Monastery of St. Benedict, Norcia, Italy will be the celebrant and homilist. Everyone is invited. Security provided.

Mary of Nazareth

Friday, March 21st, 2014

There is an excellent film available entitled Mary of Nazareth. This full length feature film depicts the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. The full length film can be seen on YouTube at

Women’s New Life Center – Born to Run 2014

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Please join Woman’s New Life Center at our annual Born to Run 5K Run/Walk (with a one mile option) on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Audubon Park, Shelter #10 Newman Bandstand. The run/walk will conclude with a ‘Birth’ Day Party featuring food, live music by Bag of Donuts, and family activities. We’ll be giving away GREAT PRIZES! Register Online:

St. Joseph Altar at St. Patrick

Friday, March 21st, 2014

If you happen to be one of the few parishioners who didn’t see the St. Joseph’s Altar in Reynolds Hall this weekend, you will have to wait until next year to see such a spectacular display. Mary Trentacoste, Theresa Panko and all the “special” helpers did an outstanding job in honoring St. Joseph with a most beautiful and bountiful altar. A sincere “thank you” to all the wonderful cooks, bakers and decorators for a job well done!

Parish Lenten Retreat – Norcia Weekend

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014—Monday, April 7, 2014

A Lenten retreat will be held with Dom Cassian Folsom, O.S.B., Prior of the Monastery of St. Benedict, Norcia, Italy.

During this time Father Cassian will celebrate the 9:30 A.M. Mass on Sunday; give a retreat preaching at every Mass throughout the weekend; celebrate the 6:30 p.m. First Friday Mass; hear confessions; be available for private consultations; attend the Sunday coffee hours, and on Monday evening a special “Meet and Greet” reception in the rectory at 6:00 p.m.

This should be a very spiritually rewarding weekend, as we continue our Lenten journey toward Easter.

Music Sheet – March 23

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Click here for the March 23 music insert.

Music Sheet – March 9 and March 16

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Click here for the March 9 music insert.

Click here for the March 16 music insert.

Solemn Vespers and Benediction

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Please join us this Rose Sunday in Lent (Lætare or “Rejoice” Sunday) for Solemn Vespers (evening prayer). The service includes hymns, chanted Psalms, sacred Scripture, prayers, and the singing of the Canticle of Our Lady, the Magnificat. The afternoon culminates with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
All are most welcome to attend.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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 22, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!