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St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

May 15th, 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, May 23, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Ascension of the Lord

May 15th, 2015

According to the Gospel of St. Luke the last gesture of our Lord on earth was to give a blessing. The Eleven had gone, as Jesus had told them to, from Galilee to the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. On seeing the risen Christ once more they fell down before him as their Master and their God and Worshipped Him.

The Master spoke to them as only God could: Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me’. Jesus confirmed the faith of those who worshipped him and taught them that the power they were to receive was a sharing in his own divine power.
He said to them… ‘You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth’. And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.’

Jesus’ life on earth finished not with his death on the Cross but with his Ascension into Heaven. It is the last of the mysteries of his life here on earth. It is a redemptive mystery which together with his Passion, Death and Resurrection makes up the Paschal Mystery.

Francis Fernandez

Music – May 17

May 15th, 2015

Click here for the May 17 music insert.

Music – May 10

May 8th, 2015

Click here for the May 10 music insert.

St. Michael Statue, Smaller Version

May 8th, 2015

Cody Swanson, the sculptor, is very near to casting the smaller-scale (19-inches) versions of the St. Michael statue installed outside the church last September. The quoted price is $3,500, but it now seems likely that a volume discount of at least 10% will apply. The discount may increase if the total number of orders continue to grow. Interested persons should contact the parish rectory immediately, so that a final count can be relayed to the artist.

Solemn Requiem Mass

May 8th, 2015

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, May 12, 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

Regina Matrum Recipient

May 8th, 2015

Congratulations to our parish member, Mrs. Eileen Frisbee Capritto the 2015 Regina Matrum recipient, who will be honored for her devotion to family and Church on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Mother’s Day Prayers

May 8th, 2015

Father Stanley Klores, and all the assisting priests, extend best wishes to all mothers and grandmothers on this their special day. All Masses will be offered for your intentions this weekend and may the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede for all of our mothers, living and departed.

May Crowning – Sunday, May 10

May 8th, 2015

The May crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place this Sunday, May 10, 2015, Mother’s Day, at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.. Everyone is encouraged to bring flowers and place them near the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

GiveNOLA Day

May 4th, 2015

GiveNOLA Day is May 5!

You can donate to St. Patrick’s by going to

https://givenola.org//#npo/st-patrick-roman-catholic-church

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO
at Lafayette Square while supporting over
550 local nonprofits

May 5 • 7am – 7pm

¡CELEBRATE GIVING ALL DAY!

First Friday – May 1, 2015

April 23rd, 2015

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

First Saturday – May 2, 2015

April 23rd, 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.