Click here for St. John the Baptist's Website

Myrna Hösli

August 14th, 2015

Myrna Theresa Chagnard Hösli, a dedicated parishioner of St. Patrick’s, passed away on Thursday. Her funeral will take place at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp funeral home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. at 43rd St., on Monday, August 17, with visitation at 11:00 a.m. and Mass at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will also be Sunday, August 16, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please keep Myrna and her husband Rudolph in your prayers.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Annual “Friends of the Poor” Walk

August 14th, 2015

To benefit local SVdP Conferences serving the metro New Orleans area. Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Laketown, Kenner LA (near the Treasure Chest Casino).

8:00 a.m. Onsite Registration; 9:00 a.m. One-Mile Walk
9:30 a.m.—11a.m. Refreshments & Music

For more information or to register contact:
Yvonne Morise: 504-835-9932 or Janie Wright: 504-834-9706.

Music – August 9, 16, and 23

August 14th, 2015

Click here for the August 9 music insert.

Click here for the August 16 music insert.

Click here for the August 23 music insert.

Future Concerts and Other Significant Musical Events

August 14th, 2015

Monday 2 November 2015 at 6:30 p.m. All Souls’ Day at St. Patrick’s
Mozart’s Requiem, sung by St. Patrick’s Choir, with orchestra

Thursday 12 November 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Organ Concert at St. Patrick’s
B. Andrew Mills – works of Buxtehude, Scheidt, J. S. Bach, Chopin, and Brewer; including a rare performance of Bach’s Canonic Variations

Sunday 13 December 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols at Immaculate Conception
Combined choirs of St. Patrick’s and the Jesuit Church.

Thursday 24 December 2015 Midnight Mass of Christmas at St. Patrick’s
Missa super Rorate Cæli (première), with chamber orchestra

Sunday 10 January 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Organ Concert at St. Patrick’s
Paul Weber

Sunday 6 March 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Solemn Vespers at St. Patrick’s
Lætare, the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday 27 March 2016 at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Easter Day at St. Patrick’s
Mozart’s “Sparrow” Mass, with chamber orchestra

Sunday 17 April 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Organ Concert at St. Patrick’s
Adam J. Brakel

Sunday 22 May 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Organ Concert at St. Patrick’s
Colin Lynch

All organ concerts will feature a large-screen projection, so that the organists will be fully visible.

If anyone would like to help underwrite the expense of one of these events (perhaps in memory or in honor of a loved one), please speak to Father Klores, or contact Andrew Mills at (504) 493-5879 and

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 10th, 2015

Because the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin falls on a Saturday it retains its rank as a Solemnity, but it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.


Friday, August 14—Vigil Mass at 5:30 P.M.
Saturday, August 15—Mass at 10:00 A.M.

Solemn Requiem Mass sponsored by Purgatorial Society

August 10th, 2015

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6:30 p.m.—Rosary; 7:00 p.m.—Mass
The Solemn Requiem Mass will be offered for all the deceased members of St. Patrick’s Church and St. John the Baptist Church.
Parking on premises; enter through the gate on South Rampart Street. Everyone is invited. SECURITY PROVIDED

Music – August and August 2

July 30th, 2015

Click here for the August music insert.

Click here for the August 2 music insert.

Getting the Most out of Spiritual Direction

July 30th, 2015

Monday, August 17, 24 and 31, 2015, 7-9 pm
The Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Presenter, Sister Noel Toomey, OP. 
Three 2-hour sessions on the basics of spiritual direction. The sessions will focus on the purpose of spiritual direction, its difference from pastoral counseling, catechesis, and faith companioning as well as guidance on how to prepare for spiritual direction. Cost $40 (adjustments can be made) To register please call (504) 861-3254, email, or register on the web

Archdiocese of New Orleans Young Adult Book Club

July 30th, 2015

The Columns, 3811 St. Charles Ave.
This month, we will focus on friendship and its role in the New Evangelization. If you would like to join us, please contact Mary Watson (; or the Young Adult Ministry Office at

Mass for God’s Special Children

July 30th, 2015

For persons with special needs
Sunday, August 9, 2015 – 2:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Road
Refreshments after Mass; Everyone is welcome; For information, call Joy Zainey at 834-5865;

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass

July 30th, 2015

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

This Sunday We Welcome…

July 24th, 2015

Father Luke Melcher will celebrate the 9:30 A.M. Mass. Father Melcher, from Rome, is moving to Washington, D. C. to join The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL).
Father Paul Keller, O.P., an Associate Professor of Sacramental and Liturgical Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, will preach at the 9:30 A. M. Mass.
Father Joseph Cazenavette, who once again has come home to visit family and friends, will celebrate the 11:00 A.M. Mass.
Father Joseph presently resides in Washington, D.C. where he serves as a policy adviser for Marriage and Family for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.