Archive for March, 2015

Music – March 29 – Palm Sunday

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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St. Patrick’s Education Fund

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The second collection at all Masses, Sunday, March 29, 2015, will be dedicated to St. Patrick’s Education Fund. The Fund enables students struggling with tuition costs to continue their education. Please be generous.

Good Friday Collection – April 3

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Our hearts, minds and prayers are also especially aware of the Holy Land. Once a year, on Good Friday, Catholics throughout the world are called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on this collection for their lives.

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 help support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land by giving to the special Good Friday Collection on April 3, 2015. Additional resources to explain the collection and its work is available at http://www.myfranciscan.org/

Holy Saturday – April 4 – Mater Desolata

Friday, March 20th, 2015

An exact replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display for our veneration during the Mater Desolata devotion.
St. John the Baptist Church
1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA.
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The Prayer Warriors of Saint Joan of Arc invite you to this 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. Please bring a purple flower to place at the “tomb.” ALL ARE INVITED. 

Easter Flower Donation Envelopes

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Envelopes are available in the vestibule for donations to purchase flowers that will be placed on the high altar at Easter. Please complete the envelope form and return it to the rectory office, or place it in any collection basket, before the final date: Monday, March 30, 2015.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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 28, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday Schedule

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Confessions will be heard for 30 minutes before all Masses

Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015
Blessed palms will be available at all Masses.
8:00 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Solemn Blessings of Palms; Procession; Solemn High Mass. (Latin Extraordinary Form).
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form).
5:30 p.m. Sung Mass

Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:30 p.m. 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, April 3, 2015
Special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross at all 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, April 4, 2015
4:00 p.m. No Vigil Mass
5:30 p.m. No Vigil Mass
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil; Pontifical First Mass of Easter. (Security provided).

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015—Note Mass Schedule Changes
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Mass
9:00 a.m. Vidi Aquam; Solemn Procession; Solemn High Mass (Latin Mass, Extraordinary Form).
11:00 a.m. Procession and Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)
5:30 p.m. Sung Mass

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
1139 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD. 
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Good Friday, April 3, 2015
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Church open for visitation.

Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015—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. Please bring a purple flower to place at the “tomb”.
An exact replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display for veneration.

Music – March 22

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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Palms for Palm Sunday

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Contributions of palms, to be blessed on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 are needed. Starting Monday, March 23, 2015, between the hours 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., donations may be dropped off in the alley between the church and rectory office. Thank you .

St. Joseph’s Table at Ozanam Inn

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Ozanam Inn, located at 843 Camp St., will be sponsoring a St. Joseph Table on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Father Klores will bless the St. Joseph’s Table at 9a.m. with public viewing from 9:30 a.m.—5p.m. Donations of cakes and cookies, along with financial donations, are being accepted at Ozanam Inn. If you are unable to deliver your donation, please call Myrna Hosli at 835-6990 to arrange a pick up.

Music – March 15

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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Music – March 8

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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