Archive for December, 2014

First Saturday – January 3, 2015

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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.

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Church.
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.

Music Sheet – December 14 & 21

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Click here for the December 14 music insert.

Click here for the December 21 music insert.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Thursday, December 18th, 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, December 27, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Rectory Office Closed for Christmas and New Year

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The rectory office will be closed December 24—26, 2014 and reopen on Monday, December 29, 2014. The office will also be closed December 31 – January 2.


Tax-Free IRA Opportunity Made Available to Our Parishioners through December 31st

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, December 16th, Congress passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which allows owners of IRAs over the age of 70 ½ to make tax-free contributions up to $100,000 from their plans to qualified parishes, schools, and other Archdiocese of New Orleans ministries. This gift-giving opportunity provides an excellent opportunity to make a special gift to our parish, and, at the same time, lower your taxable income for the year. This opportunity is effective only through December 31, 2014.

Thank you for considering this opportunity! If you would like additional information on how to support our parish through an IRA contribution, please contact Josephine Everly (504-596-3031) or Robert Menard (504-596-3043) at the Catholic Foundation.

Second Collection – Retirement Fund for Religious

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The second collection this weekend, at all Masses, will be for the Retirement Fund For Religious. Your gift to this special collection provides vital support for the retirement needs of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. It also helps ensure that younger members can continue the good works of their elders! Please be generous.

Cenacle of Our Loving Mother – Morning of Prayer

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother will be held at St. John the Baptist
Saturday, December 20, 2014; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

No Adoration or Benediction – December 14, 2014

Friday, December 12th, 2014

To enable everyone to participate in The Nine Lessons and Carols, jointly produced by St. Patrick’s Church Choir and the Jesuit Church Choir there will be no Adoration and Benediction this Sunday.

The cancellation applies only to this Sunday.

Christmas and New Year 2014 Schedule

Thursday, December 11th, 2014


Wednesday, December 31, 2014—Vigil
5:30 p.m. Mass

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015—Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
9:30 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)
12:30 p.m. Gregorian Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014—Vigil of Christmas
Security will be provided

No midday Mass
4:00 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)
5:30 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)

Solemn Mass of Midnight—Gregorian Latin Mass
Security will be provided

11:00 p.m. Doors open for Midnight Mass
11:15 p.m. Music begins
12 Midnight Solemn High Mass of Midnight
St. Patrick’s Choir will sing the Mass in C, Opus 169, by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, accompanied by chamber orchestra.

Thursday, December 25, 2014—Christmas
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Dawn (Ordinary Form)
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass of the Day (Ordinary Form)
5:30 p.m. No Mass

Confessions will be heard before all Masses; ending 15 minutes before the start of Mass.

Music Sheet – December 7

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Click here for the December 7 music insert.

Copies of the St. Michael Statue

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The parish office is readying a final count of the number of orders of reproductions of Cody Swanson’s “St. Michael”. The reproductions, signed and numbered, will be slightly under 19 inches high, not counting a marble base, which also will be included. If all orders combined amount to eleven copies or more, all buyers will receive a 10% discount. Please note that these reproductions are being made available at their cost to the parish, without markup. A deposit of $1,500 will be required to reserve a copy. Total cost, without the discount, will be $3,500. The edition size will be fixed when the order is placed; there will be no opportunity for purchase afterwards. Because it is not yet clear if there will be enough copies in the edition to qualify for the 10% discount mentioned above, interested buyers should indicate their wishes soon, so that the final price can be determined and the order placed.

Please contact the rectory office for more information or to place an order.