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Many Thanks for the Beautiful St.Joseph’s Day Altar

April 6th, 2017

A most sincere “Thank You” to all the workers who built and decorated a very beautiful St. Joseph’s altar. Along with our parishioners and friends, many visitors to New Orleans were able to experience this unique tradition of honoring St. Joseph on his feast day.

Easter Flower Donation Envelope

April 6th, 2017

Envelopes are available in the narthex for donations to purchase flowers that will be placed on the high altar for Easter. Please complete the envelope form and return it to the rectory office, or place it in any collection basket before the final date: Monday, April 10, 2017.

Palms for Palm Sunday – April 9

April 6th, 2017

Contributions of palms, to be blessed on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 are needed. Starting Monday, April 3, 2017, between the hours 10AM—1PM, donations may be dropped off in the alley between the church and rectory office.
Thank you.

Music – April 2

April 6th, 2017

Click here for the April 2 music insert.

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass

April 6th, 2017

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

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday Schedules

March 29th, 2017

Confessions will be heard for 30 minutes before all Masses

Palm Sudnay, April 9, 2017—Note Mass Schedule Changes.
7:30 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Solemn Blessing of Palms; Procession;
Solemn High Mass (Latin Extraordinary Form)
11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)
5:30 p.m. Sung Mass

Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:30 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Solemn Procession to the Altar of Repose
Watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight.
(Security provided)

Good Friday, April 14, 2017
Special blessing with the Relic of the True Cross at all Good Friday services.
7:30 a.m. Church opens for visitation.
12:00 noon Stations of the Cross.
3:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. No Vigil Mass
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil; Pontifical First Mass of Easter, Archbishop Alfred Hughes, celebrant. (Security provided)

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017—Note Mass Schedule Changes.
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Mass
9:00 a.m. Vidi Aquam; Solemn Procession; Solemn High Mass (Latin Mass, Extraordinary Form).
11:00 a.m. Procession and Solemn Mass (Ordinary Form)
5:30 p.m. Sung Mass

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
1139 Oretha Casstle Haley Blvd.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Good Friday, April 14, 2017
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Church open for visitation.

Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017—Mater Desolata
9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. The Mater Desolata is a pious devotion in which the faithful devoutly keep vigil in prayer and reparation with the Mother of Our Lord in her abandonment and profound sorrow while she waits with unwavering faith in the Resurrection as Jesus lies in the tomb.  An exact replica of the Shroud of Turin will be displayed on the altar for our veneration this year.   Please bring a purple flower to place at the “tomb.” All are invited.

FREE PARKING AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
Easy access to the secured parking lot is through the gate located on the South Rampart Street side of the church.

Security is provided at all Masses and religious services.

Music – March 12

March 17th, 2017

Click here for the March 12 music insert.

St. Joseph’s Day Altar

March 17th, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017—12Noon in Reynolds Hall
Blesssing of the St. Joseph Altar followed by viewing until 5:30 P.M.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Viewing of the St. Joseph Day altar in Reynolds Hall after the morning Masses.
Donations of Italian/Sicilian foods, baked items. Etc. can still be donated Monetary donations can be made using the special envelopes in the narthex of the church and hand delivering the envelope to the rectory office or placing it in any collection basket at any Mass.
Please call Mary Trentacoste: (504) 452-4682 or (504) 362-7251 or Joe: (504) 525-4413 for more information

Cross Catholic Outreach – March 18-19

March 17th, 2017

Father James Quinlan of Cross Catholic Outreach will be visiting our parish next weekend to speak at all Masses on behalf of the poor in developing countries. Cross Catholic Outreach was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. We are looking to Father Quinlan’s visit next weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2017

11:30 AM—No Mass
12 Noon—Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond.
Following the Mass there will be a brunch reception in the rectory honoring the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Everyone is invited.

Mass for God’s Special Children

March 6th, 2017

When:  Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Where:  St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Road
Further Information:  Contact Joy Zainey at (504) 834-5865or visit the website www.godsspecialchildren.org.
Everyone is invited.

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine Lenten Morning of Reflection

March 6th, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017
2701 State St., New Orleans, LA
8:45 a.m.—11:30 a.m.;
Reverend Joseph M. Krafft of Notre Dame Seminary, Presenter.
Everyone is invited.