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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

June 12th, 2015

The Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults (RCIA) process is the starting place for adults who are thinking about entering the Catholic Church, or returning to the Church. If you, or someone you know, are in the inquiry stage about the Catholic Church, Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the rectory is the starting date and place of the RCIA process at St. Patrick’s and the best place to have your questions answered. For more information please contact the rectory office: (504) 525-4413; email:

Fr. Klores – Sick Leave

June 12th, 2015

Father Klores will be having back surgery on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, followed by a period of rest and recuperation. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Father for a speedy and complete recovery.

During this period Father David Brown SJ, a familiar summer visitor, will be helping with the pastoral duties here at St. Patrick’s. A sincere welcome back is extended to Father Brown.

Fr. David Brown, S.J. – Welcome Back!

June 12th, 2015

Father David Brown SJ, is a New Orleans native who is a member of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus.

Father Brown did his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, earning a B.S. in physics in 1988. He was admitted into the Society of Jesus in 1991.

As a Jesuit, he studied at Fordham University in New York City where he earned a masters in philosophy (1995); did his theology studies at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with an M.Div. (1999-2002). He was ordained a priest in 2002.

Upon completion of his doctoral studies in astrophysics at the University of Oxford in England, Father Brown joined the Vatican Observatory in November 2008, where he continues to work on various aspects of stellar evolution. He also serves as the librarian, as well as caretaker of the telescopes of the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo.

Music – June 14

June 12th, 2015

Click here for the June 14 music insert.

Music – June 7

June 4th, 2015

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Fr. Joseph Desimone

June 4th, 2015

Following his ordination on Saturday, May 23, 2015, Father Joseph Desimone celebrated his first Mass on Sunday, May 24 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Many parishioners remember Father Desimone as a seminarian, serving here at St. Patrick’s and also praying with our Respect Life Group in front of the local abortion mill. Our congratulations and best wishes are extended to Father Desimone.

Solemn Requiem Mass – June 9

June 4th, 2015

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, June 9, 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

Welcome Columban Sister Carmen Maldonado

June 4th, 2015

This weekend we welcome Sister Carmen Maldonado who will speak to us at all Masses. The Columban Sisters are dedicated to the missionary activity of the Church in Chile, China/Hong Kong, Korea, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines and Peru as well as home regions of Ireland, Great Britain and the United States. Your prayerful and financial support will enable them to continue the Church’s work of Evangelization with those to whom they are sent. Please keep the Sisters and their work in your prayers.

Crescent Chamber Artists

May 28th, 2015

Sunday June 14th at 7:30 pm

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1545 State Street

Presenting Crescent Chamber Artists, New Orleans’ first fully professional vocal ensemble! Please join Crescent Chamber Artists as we present our inaugural concert with an ensemble comprised of the finest vocal artists from the New Orleans area. We will bring you Liebeslieder, the joyous love song waltzes of Johannes Brahms, a full a-capella segment featuring gems of sacred choral repertoire, and exciting contemporary arrangements conducted by Francis Scully, artistic director for The New Resonance Orchestra.

Night Of Prayer – June 12

May 28th, 2015

Friday, June 12—Saturday, June 13, 2015
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Kenner, LA

Friday, June 12, 2015
Confession: 6:15 p.m.; Mass: 7:00 p.m.; followed by Adoration; Stations of the Cross; Divine Mercy Chaplet; devotions and silent prayer time.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Closing Mass: 6:25 a.m.

For more info: Bruce Baird (504)343-2126 or
Cindy Hemelt (504) 883-5783
Information leaflets are available in the narthex.

First Saturday – June 6

May 28th, 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.

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass – June 5

May 28th, 2015

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