Archive for March, 2016

Dinner with Raymond Arroyo – April 25, 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Rose Garden; 5616 Citrus Blvd., Harahan
Topic: How Stories Can Save Our Culture
Cost: $50 per person.
Please join The MIR group for a fundraising dinner event with guest speaker Raymond Arroyo, internationally known, award-winning journalist, producer, and New York Times Bestselling author; news director and lead anchor for EWTN.
For more information there are flyers in the vestibule or online:

Organ Concert – April 17, 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., Adam J. Brakel, lauded for his “spellbinding virtuosity, keen sense for phrasing and line, superb rhythmic control, contrapuntal and linear clarity, and a fine sense of color”, will play music of Rheinberger, Bach, Vierne, Buxtehude, Hyman, Franck and others. A large-screen projection will allow the audience to see the organist’s hands and feet. There is no admission charge, and everyone is welcome to attend both the concert and the reception afterwards.

Easter Triduum 2016

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Father Klores extends a sincere “Thank You” to all the priests, servers, acolytes and readers whose participation deepened the full meaning of the liturgies during the Easter Triduum, and to St. Patrick’s Choir Director and Choir whose choral presentations added to the beauty and solemnity.
Gratitude is also extended to everyone who helped make this Solemnity of solemnities a truly prayerful and joyous occasion at St. Patrick’s Church.

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 3

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans
Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the annual Divine Mercy Sunday Mass. In this Year of Mercy, the Mass will take on more significance as the archbishop offer’s A Ritual of Forgiveness and Resurrection.
1:00 P.M.—2:45 P.M. Sacrament of reconciliation
1:15 P.M. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
2:00 P.M. Rosary; Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:00 P.M. Divine Mercy Sunday Mass
For more information: or contact the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Evangelization at (504) 267-9650 or

First Saturday – April 2

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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.

First Friday Latin Mass – April 1

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

6:30 P.M. Eucharistic Adoration; Rosary; Confession
7:00 P.M. Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Everyone is invited. Security provided.

Easter Blessings

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Father Stanley Klores, Deacon Chris DiGrado, and all the assisting priests wish everyone God’s blessings of peace, love and joy of the Easter Season.

Music – March 20

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Click here for the March 20 music insert.

Jubilee of Mercy Mission – April 4-7

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.; Fr. Kevin Scallon, C.M.

Monday, April 4—Thursday, April 7, 2016
After the 11:30 A.M. Mass and at 6:30 P.M.

Monday, April 4
11:30 A.M. Mass; followed by mission talk
6:30 P.M. Mission talk and Reconciliation
Theme: Reconciliation

Tuesday, April 5
11:30 A.M. Mass; followed by mission talk
6:30 P.M. Mass and mission talk
Theme: The Priesthood and the Eucharist

Wed., April 6
11:30 A.M. Mass; followed by mission talk
6:30 P.M. Mass and mission talk
Theme: The Lord, The Giver of Life

Thursday, April 7
11:30 A.M. Mass; followed by mission talk
6:30 P.M. Mass, mission talk and Eucharistic Healing Service
Theme: Healing

St. Clare Sisters Retreat Ministry

Sister Briege McKenna, O.S.C. was born in Ireland and entered the Sisters of St. Clare at the age of fifteen. Following her final vows and after suffering for more than three years with rheumatoid arthritis, she was transferred to her community in Tampa, Florida with the hope that the Florida sunshine would relieve her suffering. At the age of twenty-four, she was miraculously and instantaneously healed during the celebration of the Eucharist and some time later received, in prayer, the gift of healing for which she has become so widely known. In 1974, again during prayer, she was given a deep spiritual insight into the call to priesthood. Since then, bishops and priests in many parts of the world have invited her to speak and minister at their retreats and conferences. Her book, “Miracles Do Happen” has been translated into many languages through out the world.
Since 1985, Sister Briege has been ministering to priests in collaboration with Father Kevin Scallon, C.M.. She is the 1988 recipient of the Poverello Award from the Franciscan University, and the 2009 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership from the Catholic Leadership Institute

CST Spiritual Advisor

Father Kevin Scallon, C.M. is a Priest of the Vincentian Community who was born in Ireland.  Following his ordination in 1961, he ministered in England for three years and in Nigeria for six years.  In 1970, after graduating from Catholic University of America, he was appointed as Spiritual Director at All Hallows Seminary in Dublin, Ireland. In 1976, Fr. Kevin started the “Intercession for Priests” in Dublin, a month-long retreat where priests could come to pray for the spiritual renewal of the priesthood.  In 1982, he was appointed director of missions and retreats for the Vincentian Community. In 1985, he began fulltime ministry to priests with Sister Briege McKenna,  O.S.C. .

Good Friday – Holy Land Collection

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support Christians in the Holy Land. Through the Good Friday Collection, you join with Catholics around the world to stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. Christians, along with all of the clergy and religious who serve in the Holy Land, will deeply appreciate your prayers and financial help!
The political, religious and military challenges in the Holy Land are more complex than ever. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians.
Our parish will support Christians in the Holy Land through the Good Friday Collection, as requested by Pope Francis. Like Simon of Cyrene, you can help carry the cross under very difficult circumstances in the Holy Land.

St. Joseph Altar – Sunday, March 20

Friday, March 18th, 2016

In addition to Saturday starting at noon, viewing of the St. Joseph Altar in Reynolds Hall will take place after the morning Masses on Sunday.

Many thanks for all who donated flowers, food, money, and talent to make the altar here at St. Patrick’s a beautiful tribute to St. Joseph. A special thanks to Mary Trentacosta and Theresa Panko who guided the project.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

Friday, March 18th, 2016

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group will pray a rosary at the Planned Parenthood site on the corner of South Claiborne Ave. and Cadiz St., Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!