If you happen to be one of the few parishioners who didn’t see the St. Joseph’s Altar in Reynolds Hall this weekend, you will have to wait until next year to see such a spectacular display. Mary Trentacoste, Theresa Panko and all the “special” helpers did an outstanding job in honoring St. Joseph with a most beautiful and bountiful altar. A sincere “thank you” to all the wonderful cooks, bakers and decorators for a job well done!
Friday, April 4, 2014—Monday, April 7, 2014
A Lenten retreat will be held with Dom Cassian Folsom, O.S.B., Prior of the Monastery of St. Benedict, Norcia, Italy.
During this time Father Cassian will celebrate the 9:30 A.M. Mass on Sunday; give a retreat preaching at every Mass throughout the weekend; celebrate the 6:30 p.m. First Friday Mass; hear confessions; be available for private consultations; attend the Sunday coffee hours, and on Monday evening a special “Meet and Greet” reception in the rectory at 6:00 p.m.
This should be a very spiritually rewarding weekend, as we continue our Lenten journey toward Easter.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Please join us this Rose Sunday in Lent (Lætare or “Rejoice” Sunday) for Solemn Vespers (evening prayer). The service includes hymns, chanted Psalms, sacred Scripture, prayers, and the singing of the Canticle of Our Lady, the Magnificat. The afternoon culminates with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
All are most welcome to attend.
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, March 22, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!
Next week (March 15-16) the second collection will be taken for The Church In Central and Eastern Europe. This Collection supports Catholic organizations that provide affordable shelter and training for seminarians in a region that still struggles with the effects of Soviet rule. By providing pastoral care, catechesis, and funding for building renovations, your donations help to restore the Church and build the future in the region. Please give generously to the Collection next week.
The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother will be held at St. John the Baptist
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession, Novena and Holy Mass.
Secure parking on premises, enter through the gate on South Rampart St. Everyone is invited. SECURITY PROVIDED.
St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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
Copies of a Lenten letter from Archbishop Aymond are available in the vestibule for everyone. The letter is a guide to help us draw closer to the values of Jesus and to faithfully live out these values. Please take a copy with you as you leave church this weekend.