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Black and Indian Mission Collection

July 17th, 2015

The Black and Indian Mission Collection exists to help local African American and Native American Diocesan Communities throughout the United States spread the good news of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs.
The second collection taken at all Masses this weekend will be for the Black and Indian Mission. Please be generous.

Music – July 12, 2015

July 10th, 2015

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Solemn Requiem Mass sponsored by Purgatorial Society

July 10th, 2015

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, July 14, 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

Crossroad Pro-Life Walk Across America

July 10th, 2015

Crossroads is a Civil Rights organization that exists in order to help bring about a Culture of Life and defend the right to life of all unborn children. It is a Civil Rights organization that is faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. With this in mind, Crossroads welcomes and encourages members of all faiths to participate in its activities, noting that all are charged with the duty to defend the sanctity and dignity of all human life from its very beginnings in the womb to natural death.
This weekend we welcome a Crossroads representative who will be speaking at the Masses.

Rectory Office Closed July 3

July 2nd, 2015

The rectory office will be closed on July 3, in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will still have our midday Masses.

Music – July 5

July 2nd, 2015

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Mass for God’s Special Children

July 2nd, 2015

Mass for special needs children, their families and friends.
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
St. Francis Xavier Church
Everyone is welcome
For further information contact Joy Zainey at 834-5865 or website

Update on Miniature St. Michael Statues

July 2nd, 2015

Here is an update from last week:

The foundry is going full steam ahead and we’ve finished all of the waxes in preparation for bronze.

Attached are images of a couple of the waxes. (It’s a large file. Please be patient, and you may not want to download it on your phone.)

Two bronzes have been poured; what you see in the image is a ‘raw’ bronze without chasing. We have to weld everything back together and finish the surface.

I have also attached an image of the reduced patten which came out great. I worked with a company that makes medallions and coins who reduced the original version with a pantograph.

Next week they will pour the rest of the bronze and start finishing them right away.

Music – June 28

June 26th, 2015

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Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass

June 26th, 2015

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

Christmas In July

June 26th, 2015

DVDs of our 2014 Christmas Midnight Mass, beautifully filmed by Mr. Philip Braun III, are now available for purchase. The cost is $25, and a sample can be seen on our website under the MERCH link. You can buy it on our website, or at the rectory during normal office hours.

Fr. Stan Klores – Recuperating at Home

June 26th, 2015

Father Klores’ back surgery was a success and he is now resting at home in the rectory. He is very grateful for all of the prayers and best wishes for his speedy recovery and is looking forward to a strong back, good health and a return to his pastoral duties.