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New Year’s Eve Night of Prayer

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

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

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

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

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)

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
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

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

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

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

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

December 1st, 2015

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

Music – November 22 and 29

December 1st, 2015

Click here for the November 22 music insert.

Click here for the November 29 music insert.

Decorating the Parish Christmas Tree in the Rectory

November 30th, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015 after the 9:30 A.M. Mass
Please join us in the rectory for the annual Christmas tree trimming party. Refreshments will be served. All are invited!

Lessons and Carols at Jesuit Church

November 30th, 2015

At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, the choirs of St. Patrick’s Church and the Jesuit Church, under the direction of Paul Wattigny, will present a service of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring music by a number of distinguished composers, and carols for all to sing. This will take place at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church at 130 Baronne Street. [Please note that the service, originally scheduled for 3:00 p.m., will begin at 4:00 p.m.] The music at Lessons and Carols is made possible by a generous gift in memory of Julia Helen Wingard.

First Saturday – December 5

November 30th, 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.