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May Crowning – Sunday, May 8

May 5th, 2016

The May crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place next Sunday on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016, at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Everyone is encouraged to bring flowers and place them near the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Prayers for Fr. Joseph Cazenavette

April 27th, 2016

Father Joseph Cazenavette, an honorary member of our parish, who in 2005 celebrated his First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving here at St. Patrick’s and has returned many times to be the celebrant at Mass, has received confirmation that he is in stage three of colon and liver cancer. Father Cazenavette will be treated for cancer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Our thoughts, and especially our prayers, are with Father Cazenavette.

As we pray for Father Joseph, the best way to stay up to date with his progress, send messages, etc. is to log in at the following website of CaringBridge:

Website link:
Website name: josephcazenavette

CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization created to rally friends and family into a powerful community of support.

Music – May 1

April 27th, 2016

Click here for the May 1 music insert.

Music – April 24

April 21st, 2016

Click here for the April 24 music insert.

Music – April 10

April 8th, 2016

Click here for the April 10 music insert.

Mrs. Rita Gelpi

April 7th, 2016

A Memorial Mass will be held celebrating the life of Rita Gelpi at St. Patrick’s on Saturday, April 23, at 12:30pm. Rita served as secretary of St. Patrick’s for 34 years. All are invited.

Good Shepherd Sunday – April 16-17

April 7th, 2016

The second collection next weekend, Good Shepherd Sunday, will be dedicated to the annual retirement collection to support the medical and retirement expenses of our retired priests. We currently have over fifty retired priests, many who continue to serve in our archdiocese in many ways.

Your participation in this collection is a way to say “thank you” to our retired Archdiocesan priests for their many years of service to us, the Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Please be generous.

Solemn Requiem Mass

April 7th, 2016

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

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

Music – April and April 3

April 1st, 2016

Click here for the April music insert.

Click here for the April 3 music insert.

Dinner with Raymond Arroyo – April 25, 2016

March 31st, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Rose Garden; 5616 Citrus Blvd., Harahan
Topic: How Stories Can Save Our Culture
Cost: $50 per person.
Please join The MIR group for a fundraising dinner event with guest speaker Raymond Arroyo, internationally known, award-winning journalist, producer, and New York Times Bestselling author; news director and lead anchor for EWTN.
For more information there are flyers in the vestibule or online:

Organ Concert – April 17, 2016

March 31st, 2016

On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., Adam J. Brakel, lauded for his “spellbinding virtuosity, keen sense for phrasing and line, superb rhythmic control, contrapuntal and linear clarity, and a fine sense of color”, will play music of Rheinberger, Bach, Vierne, Buxtehude, Hyman, Franck and others. A large-screen projection will allow the audience to see the organist’s hands and feet. There is no admission charge, and everyone is welcome to attend both the concert and the reception afterwards.

Easter Triduum 2016

March 31st, 2016

Father Klores extends a sincere “Thank You” to all the priests, servers, acolytes and readers whose participation deepened the full meaning of the liturgies during the Easter Triduum, and to St. Patrick’s Choir Director and Choir whose choral presentations added to the beauty and solemnity.
Gratitude is also extended to everyone who helped make this Solemnity of solemnities a truly prayerful and joyous occasion at St. Patrick’s Church.