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Monthly Young Adult Book Club

September 8th, 2014

Monthly Young Adult Book Club: Interested in having a good, Catholic discussion about great works of fiction from this century and the last? Want to engage other Catholic young adults with a shared thirst for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful? On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., the Archdiocese of New Orleans Young Adult Book Club will hold its inaugural meeting at The Columns, located at 3811 St. Charles Avenue. Following a discussion of Flannery O’Connor’s “The Crop” and selections from her collection of essays entitled Mystery and Manners, all are welcome to remain afterwards to continue the conversation as we enjoy live jazz music in The Columns’ Victorian Lounge. If you’re interested in joining the conversation, please contact Mary Watson at or the Archdiocese’s Young Adult Ministry Office at

Music Sheet: September 7

September 4th, 2014

Click here for the September 7 music insert.

Lord Teach Me to Pray – A Three Part Ignatian Prayer Series

September 4th, 2014

Lord, Teach Me to Pray is a three part prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality beginning the week of September 21, 2014. All three parts of the series will be offered in a number of parishes throughout the Archdiocese. To find out about days and times of offerings, and to register, go to or call Mrs. Carol Weller: 504-439-5922; Father Martin Gleeson, O.P. : 504-717-8770.

Mass for God’s Special Children – September 21

September 4th, 2014

When:  Sunday, September 21, 2014; 2PM
Where:   St. Francis Xavier Church; 444 Metairie Rd. Metairie, LA
Refreshments after Mass. For information: Joy Zainey at 834-5865 or visit the website:

St. Michael the Archangel Dedication

September 4th, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014, The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel Solemn First Vespers at 4 p.m.

Father Stanley Klores and St. Patrick’s Parish Council cordially invite everyone to be present at the dedication of the bronze statue of St. Michael the Archangel and afterwards the reception which will be held in the rectory.

This original work of art was sculptured in Florence, Italy by American sculptor Cody Joseph Swanson, who works and teaches in Italy. Mr. Swanson will be present at the afternoon event and eager to share his comments about the creation of this statue.

Everyone is sincerely invited to attend the dedication and reception.

Solemn Requiem Mass

September 4th, 2014

St. John the Baptist Church; 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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

Labor Day – September 1, 2014

August 28th, 2014

The church and rectory office will be closed Monday, Labor Day. There will be no daily Mass.

Music Sheet: August 31

August 28th, 2014

Click here for the August 31 music insert.

Fr. Andrew Todd – First Solemn High Mass – September 6 at 10am

August 28th, 2014

Father Andrew Todd a member of the family of St. Patrick’s Church, was ordained as a priest of The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest which is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right whose goal is the honor of God and the sanctification of priests in the service of the Church and souls. An integral part of the Institute’s charism is the use of the traditional Latin Liturgy of 1962 for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the other sacraments.
Newly ordained Father Todd will celebrate his first solemn high Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Patrick’s on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.
Father Stanley Klores has extended an invitation to everyone, especially the Prayer Warriors, to be present at this most solemn but memorable Mass celebrated by Father Todd. 

Eucharistic Adoration Society First Friday Latin Mass

August 28th, 2014

The Eucharistic Adoration Society’s First Friday Devotions will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Church. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary and Confessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited. Security provided.

Special Synod Session for Teens & Young Adults (18-39)

August 28th, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014; 7 P.M.—9 P.M.
Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
All young adults from the Archdiocese of N. O. are invited to attend.

Reverend Michael B. Semana

August 28th, 2014

This weekend we welcome Reverend Michael B. Semana, representing Most Reverend Emmanuel Trance, D.D., who will be speaking at all Masses on behalf of the Missionary Cooperative Plan Appeal for the Diocese of Catarman in the Philippines. This appeal is made under the auspices of the Propagation of the Faith to help with relief needs of children and the poor, formation of lay leaders and our clergy’s continuing education assistance program. The Catarman diocese is one of the poorest in the Philippines. Please be generous.