Archive for March, 2017

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday Schedules

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Confessions will be heard for 30 minutes before all Masses

Palm Sudnay, April 9, 2017—Note Mass Schedule Changes.
7:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Solemn Blessing 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 13, 2017
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 14, 2017
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 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. No Vigil Mass
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil; Pontifical First Mass of Easter, Archbishop Alfred Hughes, celebrant. (Security provided)

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017—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 HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
1139 Oretha Casstle Haley Blvd.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Good Friday, April 14, 2017
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Church open for visitation.

Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017—Mater Desolata
9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. The Mater Desolata is 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.  An exact replica of the Shroud of Turin will be displayed on the altar for our veneration this year.   Please bring a purple flower to place at the “tomb.” All are invited.

FREE PARKING AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Easy access to the secured parking lot is through the gate located on the South Rampart Street side of the church.

Security is provided at all Masses and religious services.

Music – March 12

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Click here for the March 12 music insert.

St. Joseph’s Day Altar

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017—12Noon in Reynolds Hall
Blesssing of the St. Joseph Altar followed by viewing until 5:30 P.M.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Viewing of the St. Joseph Day altar in Reynolds Hall after the morning Masses.
Donations of Italian/Sicilian foods, baked items. Etc. can still be donated Monetary donations can be made using the special envelopes in the narthex of the church and hand delivering the envelope to the rectory office or placing it in any collection basket at any Mass.
Please call Mary Trentacoste: (504) 452-4682 or (504) 362-7251 or Joe: (504) 525-4413 for more information

Cross Catholic Outreach – March 18-19

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Father James Quinlan of Cross Catholic Outreach will be visiting our parish next weekend to speak at all Masses on behalf of the poor in developing countries. Cross Catholic Outreach was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. We are looking to Father Quinlan’s visit next weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 17th, 2017

11:30 AM—No Mass
12 Noon—Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond.
Following the Mass there will be a brunch reception in the rectory honoring the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Everyone is invited.

Mass for God’s Special Children

Monday, March 6th, 2017

When:  Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Where:  St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Road
Further Information:  Contact Joy Zainey at (504) 834-5865or visit the website www.godsspecialchildren.org.
Everyone is invited.

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine Lenten Morning of Reflection

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017
2701 State St., New Orleans, LA
8:45 a.m.—11:30 a.m.;
Reverend Joseph M. Krafft of Notre Dame Seminary, Presenter.
Everyone is invited.

St. Joseph’s Day Altar

Monday, March 6th, 2017

St. Patrick’s Church is sponsoring a St. Joseph’s Altar that will be opened on Saturday, March 18 with viewing extend through St. Joseph’s Day, Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Father Klores is asking for volunteers, monetary donations to offset the building of the altar and baked donations of cakes, cookies, and breads to be placed on the altar.
Armed with a stack of recipes and the know how to make the altar one of the most beautiful, Mrs. Mary Trentacoste and Theresa Panko will once again be guiding the volunteers and workers.
Please call Mary Trentacoste: (504) 452-4682 or (504) 362-7251 or Joe: (504) 525-4413 for more information

2017 Traditional Marriage Public Square Rosary Crusade

Monday, March 6th, 2017

God’s marriage and the traditional family need our prayers. That is why you are invited to join our 2017 Rosary Rally for Traditional Marriage.
What: The Holy Rosary
Where: Front of St. Patrick’s Church
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12 noon
For more information: Marilyn: (504) 362-1754; (504) 415-6464