Archive for December, 2015

Music – December 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Click here for the December 6 music insert.

Click here for the December 13 music insert.

Click here for the December 20 music insert.

Click here for the December 27 music insert.

Organ Concert Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

On Sunday 10 January 2016 at 3:00 p.m., organist Paul Weber will present a concert here at St. Patrick’s. Mr. Weber, whose performances have been praised for their “wonderful drive and energy… immaculate technique,”  will play Louis Vierne’s Second Symphony and other masterpieces. A large-screen projection will allow everyone to see the organist’s hands and feet. There is no admission charge, and everyone is cordially welcome to attend both the concert and the reception to follow.

2015 Electronic Copy of Donations

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The rectory office is prepared to issue electronic copies/donor receipts of the 2015 donations made to St. Patrick’s Church. To receive your electronic donor receipt, email the rectory office at with the subject “2015 Donations.”

The use of electronic mail greatly reduces the overall cost of a regular postal mailing and is greatly appreciated.

All other donation letters will be mailed as usual through the USPS.

Thank you for your constant support of St. Patrick’s Church.

Solemnity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The Ursuline Sisters cordially invite you to the celebration of Mass on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 8, 2016, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State St., New Orleans.

New Year’s Eve Night of Prayer

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Kenner, LA
5:00 P.M. Eucharistic Adoration followed by Confession, ending with midnight Mass. All are welcome!
Brochures with information are available in the narthex.

First Saturday – January 2, 2016

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Thursday, December 17th, 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, December 26, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

4:00 Vigil Mass at St. Patrick has been cancelled

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Effective Saturday, January 2, 2016 there is longer a 4:00 p.m. vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Church.

The 5:30 p.m. Mass will be the only Saturday vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Church.

This change affects only St. Patrick’s Church.

The 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. John the Baptist is not affected by this change.

Christmas Season 2015 Mass Schedule

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015—Vigil of Christmas

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

4:00 p.m. Mass (Ordinary Form with carols)

Solemn Mass of Midnight—Gregorian Latin Mass
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 premiere of Missa super “Rorate Caeli”, with chamber orchestra.

Friday, December 25, 2015—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


Thursday, December 31, 2015—Vigil
5:30 p.m. Mass
Friday, January 1, 2016—Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
9:30 a.m. Mass
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)

Gaudete Sunday – December 13, 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Gaudete Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. The Introit for Gaudete Sunday, in both the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo, is taken from Philippians 4:4,5: “Gaudete in Domino semper” (“Rejoice in the Lord always”).
Like Lent, Advent is a penitential season, so the priest normally wears purple vestments. But on Gaudete Sunday, having passed the midpoint of Advent, the Church lightens the mood a little, and the priest may wear rose vestments. The change in color provides us with encouragement to continue our spiritual preparation—especially prayer and fasting—for Christmas.
For this same reason, the third candle of the Advent wreath, first lit on Gaudete Sunday, is traditionally rose-colored.

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy – December 8, 2015

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Holy Day of Obligation
Vigil and Mass Schedule

Mon., Dec. 7 @ 5:30 p.m..

Tues., Dec. 8 @ 11:15a.m; 12 noon; and
5:30 p.m. (Extraordinary Form)

Note time change applies only for Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Music – Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany 2015

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Click here for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany 2015 music insert.