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Holy Saturday – April 4 – Mater Desolata

March 20th, 2015

An exact replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display for our veneration during the Mater Desolata devotion.
St. John the Baptist Church
1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA.
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The Prayer Warriors of Saint Joan of Arc invite you to this 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. Please bring a purple flower to place at the “tomb.” ALL ARE INVITED. 

Easter Flower Donation Envelopes

March 20th, 2015

Envelopes are available in the vestibule for donations to purchase flowers that will be placed on the high altar at 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, March 30, 2015.

St. Patrick’s Respect Life Group

March 20th, 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, March 28, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Everyone is invited!

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday Schedule

March 20th, 2015

Confessions will be heard for 30 minutes before all Masses

Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015
Blessed palms will be available at all Masses.
8:00 a.m. Mass
9:00 a.m. Solemn Blessings 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 2, 2015
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 3, 2015
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 4, 2015
4:00 p.m. No Vigil Mass
5:30 p.m. No Vigil Mass
8:00 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil; Pontifical First Mass of Easter. (Security provided).

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015—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 CHURCH
1139 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD. 
NEW ORLEANS, LA

Good Friday, April 3, 2015
8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Church open for visitation.

Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015—Mater Desolata
9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. 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. Please bring a purple flower to place at the “tomb”.
An exact replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display for veneration.

Music – March 22

March 20th, 2015

Click here for the March 22 music insert.

Palms for Palm Sunday

March 13th, 2015

Contributions of palms, to be blessed on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 are needed. Starting Monday, March 23, 2015, between the hours 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., donations may be dropped off in the alley between the church and rectory office. Thank you .

St. Joseph’s Table at Ozanam Inn

March 13th, 2015

Ozanam Inn, located at 843 Camp St., will be sponsoring a St. Joseph Table on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Father Klores will bless the St. Joseph’s Table at 9a.m. with public viewing from 9:30 a.m.—5p.m. Donations of cakes and cookies, along with financial donations, are being accepted at Ozanam Inn. If you are unable to deliver your donation, please call Myrna Hosli at 835-6990 to arrange a pick up.

Music – March 15

March 13th, 2015

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Music – March 8

March 6th, 2015

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Cenacle of Our Loving Mother – March 21

March 6th, 2015

On Saturday, March 21, 2015; 9 A.M.—11 A.M.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
The Cenacle of Our Loving Mother will hold its Morning of Prayer at St. John the Baptist Church. The change of location applies only to this month. Everyone is invited.

St. Patrick’s Day – Tuesday, March 17

March 6th, 2015

11:30 A.M.—No Mass
12 Noon—Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond
Following the Mass there will be a light lunch and reception in the rectory celebrating the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Solemn Requiem Mass sponsored by Purgatorial Society

March 6th, 2015

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Tuesday, March 10, 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.