Archive for October, 2014

First Friday Latin Mass – At St. John the Baptist November 7

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014 at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary and Confessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Election Day – Tuesday, November 4

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Catholics have a moral obligation to promote the common good through the exercise of their voting privileges (CCC 2240).
Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Education Fund – Second Collection November 1-2

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The second collection taken at all Masses next weekend will be dedicated to the St. Patrick’s Education Fund. The fund assists many students in meeting the escalating cost of higher education and delivers hope for a promising future. Please give special consideration to this very worthy collection.

Organ Concert – November 9

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Alan Morrison, organist; Music of Bach, Widor, Vierne, and Durufle​

Free Admission

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the concert in the church, and the reception that will follow in the church rectory.


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Music Sheet – October 26 and November

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Click here for the October 26 music insert.

Click here for the November music insert.

Music Sheet – October 19

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Click here for the October 19 music insert.

St. Michael the Archangel Copies

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Cody Swanson, the young American in Florence who sculpted our magnificent new statue of the Archangel Michael, has offered to produce a signed, limited edition of his statue in a smaller scale, suitable for private homes or offices.  The price is not yet known, as to some extent it must be determined by the level of interest. Prospective purchasers are asked (without obligation at this time) to communicate their interest to the office at St. Patrick’s parish by sending an email to Before beginning work, Mr. Swanson will confirm pricing and other details.

All Saints Day

Friday, October 17th, 2014

All Saints Day, normally a Holy Day of Obligation, falls on a Saturday this year. The obligation to attend Mass is abrogated.

Schedule for All Saints Day Masses

Friday, October 31, 2014
5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass—Solemnity of All Saints

Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:30 a.m. Mass—Solemnity of All Saints

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, October 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, October 25, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

The Gianna Center of the Gulf South – Special Mass

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, celebrant.

With a presentation to follow by Ann Nolte, M.D., CFCMC of the Gianna Center of New York.

Reception to follow in the church rectory.

Everyone is most cordially invited to attend the special Mass, presentation and reception.


Music Sheet – October 12

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Click here for the October 12 music insert.

World Mission Sunday – October 19, 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Dear brothers and sisters, on this World Mission Day my thoughts turn to all the local Churches. Let us not be robbed of the joy of evangelization! Let us pray through the intercession of Mary, the model of humble and joyful evangelization, that the Church may become a welcoming home, a mother for all peoples and the source of rebirth for our world. —POPE FRANCIS

The second collection taken at all Masses next weekend, October 18 & 19, 2014 will be dedicate to the Missions. Please be generous.