Archive for February, 2018

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St.: Palm Sunday Vigil Mass will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with palms blessed at the beginning of Mass. Palm Sunday Masses will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (Latin Mass) and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The 9 a.m. Solemn Mass will be preceded by a Solemn Blessing of Palms and procession.

Monday through Wednesday, Masses are at 11:30 a.m. and noon. On Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by Watch of the Altar of Repose until midnight. St. Patrick Church will open at 7:30 a.m. on Good Friday for visitation. At noon, the Stations of the Cross will be held. The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated at 3 p.m. At both services on Good Friday, there will be a special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross.

On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil and the Pontifical First Mass of Easter will begin at 8 p.m. There will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass. The Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (“Vidi Aquam,” Procession, and Solemn High Mass in Latin) and 11 a.m. (Procession and Solemn Mass in English). There will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday. At both the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses, St. Patrick’s Choir will sing W.A. Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Confessions will be heard before all Holy Week Masses.

St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.: The church will be open for visitation on Good Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Thursday, February 8th, 2018

St. Patrick Church – Sunday, February 11, 2017 – The 5:30PM Mass is canceled due to downtown Mardi Gras Parades.  The Rectory Office will be closed on Monday, February 12, 2017 for Lundi Gras and Tuesday, February 13, 2017 for Mardi Gras Day.

St. Patrick Church – will have Masses on Ash Wednesday with distribution of ashes at 11 and 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., with confessions before all Masses. During Lent, weekday Masses will be at 11:30 a.m. and noon. Confessions will be heard from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Way of the Cross will be recited on Fridays following the noon Mass. On the First Friday, March 2, Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church – will have its vigil Mass on Saturdays at 4 p.m.