Directions to the Church Image circa 1840 (Courtesy New Orleans Historic Collection) St. Patrick's Church, 724 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Telephone: 504.525-4413, Facsimile: 504.568.1324 (Established 1833, National Historic Landmark
Reverend Stanley P. Klores, Pastor

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St. Patrick in stained glass by F.X. Zettler of Munich.  (In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Loeb)

Interior of Old St. Patricks - New Orleans

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YOUR PRAYERS PLEASE
For the Sick, Our Special Intentions and Beloved Departed
If it were but known how great is the power of the good souls in Purgatory with the Heart of God,
and if we knew all the graces we can obtain through their intercession,
they would not be so much forgotten.
We must, therefore, pray much for them, that they may pray much for us.
-- St. John Vianney    

ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH HISTORY
...is currently sold out!
St. Patrick’s Church 1833-1992
written by
Samuel Wilson, Jr., F.A.I.A.
This informative book not only tells the long history of St. Patrick’s Church, but describes the beautiful architectural features of the church. The donation for this 91 page book is $10.00 and can be made at the rectory office during the regular office hours: Monday—Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Call the rectory office for more information: (504) 525-4413.


ST. PATRICK’S OF NEW ORLEANS 1833-1958: COMMEMORATIVE ESSAYS FOR THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY
A reprinting of a book of essays, telling the history of St. Patrick’s Church and New Orleans during that era, is now available for sale. To purchase a copy contact an usher or the rectory office. The price is $30, which includes shipping.

Get a book now! Click the "Make Donation" button below. St. Patrick's Church uses PayPal to accept online donations. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make a donation. PayPal is the leading online payment solution on the Internet and has won numerous awards for trust and technical excellence. At no time does St. Patrick's Church see or have access to your personal financial information - the entire transaction is handled by PayPal. When your transaction is complete, you will receive a receipt via email from PayPal. Be sure to enter your shipping address so we know where to send the book!

STEWARDSHIP
There is so much giving that is wasted because it is not done for the soul. The world thinks that the highest things must be used for the lowest, for example, the intellect to make surplus wealth. The man of God believes that the lowest must be used for the highest, that is, money must be spent to help spread Divine Truth, to solace the afflicted and to cure the sick that their souls may be free to work out their salvation.

The truest answer to "You can't take it with you" is: "You can, provided you give it away." Then it is stored up as merit in the next life.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
CLARION HERALD
Many persons may not be aware that EVERY registered Catholic of our Archdiocese MUST receive the Clarion Herald by order of the Archbishop. If you are not currently receiving it please contact the parish. The policy of the Archdiocese requires the parish to pay for each and every individual subscription if the individual is unwilling or unable to pay for it themselves. We encourage our parishioners to consider paying for their own Clarion Herald subscriptions so as to alleviate a huge financial burden to our parish. We would also like to thank those who graciously have agreed to pay for their own subscriptions.
REMEMBERING THE POOR
Here at St. Patrick's, there is a long tradition of service to the poor and underprivileged, symbolized by our special relationship of support for the Ozanam Inn.
As you pass the poor box on your way out of the Church after Mass, please remember God's beloved poor and their need for your prayerful support.
PRIESTS FOR LIFE
Please take a moment to bookmark the website of Priests for Life so that you may keep abreast of the latest in their life or death fight for universal human dignity.




PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR
Our Father in heaven, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us from all harm during this hurricane season, and protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. Amen.



EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

The new hours of Eucharistic Adoration are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Please note there is no Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday.

IN THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN:

The End of Advent
-- Joseph Bottum, First Things

Special On-Line Only Article!
The Laity and the Contemporary Cultural Milieu

-- Frances Cardinal George


FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF PRAYER - DECEMBER 5, 2009
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession, Novena and Holy Mass. All are invited.
THE OFFICIAL DEDICATION OF ST. PATRICK'S NEW PATRICK J. MURPHY ORGAN, OP. 53
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 3:00 P.M.
To be performed by concert and recording organist Thomas Murray, the University Organist and Professor of Music at Yale University. All are invited and encourage to attend. There will be a reception in the rectory immediately following the concert.
SACRED CHRISTMAS MUSIC - SARAH JANE MCMAHON
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Church
New Orleans soprano, Sarah Jane McMahon, will perform a concert of Sacred Christmas Music from her new album, Night of Silence. The public is invited - Free admission - Security will be provided. For information -
www.sarahjanemcmahon.com
FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.
The St. Patrick's Chorale, who sing at the 11:00 A.M. Sunday Mass, will perform a service of lessons and carols. This service was first performed at King's College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve 1918. The service will be by candlelight, and accompanied by organ. A collection will be taken to benefit the Music Fund here at St. Patrick's. Security will be provided.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS - DECEMBER 12-13, 2009
Data submitted to the National Religious Retirement Office reveals that the average annual cost of care of women and men religious age 70 and over has more than doubled since 1989. Current statistics put this figure at $35,977 per person annually, with skilled care reaching nearly $55,000. Your donation to the Retirement Fund for Religious provides critical support to religious institutes in meeting the escalating costs of elder care. Please pray for all religious and give generously to next week’s second collection.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS FOR THE HIGH ALTAR
Envelopes for the annual giving of poinsettias, to be place on the high altar during the Christmas season, are available in the vestibule. The listings will be published in the Christmas bulletin and the midnight Mass program. The final date for submitting a request is Wednesday, December 16, 2009.
IN MEMORY OF 2010 - ENVELOPES
Names are now being accepted for the 2010 In Memory Of listing on the back of the Sunday Bulletin. Envelope forms, found in the vestibule of the church, should be completed and returned to the rectory office no later than Friday, January 8, 2010.
1. To ensure proper spelling, recording, etc., all requests MUST be made by completing the designated envelope form.
2. The rectory office will NOT be responsible for requests received without the completed envelope form. 3. The United States Postal Service is quite often heavily burdened with the amount of mail. Please do not rely on the USPS to deliver mailed envelopes before the final date: Friday, January 8, 2010.
4. During these next six weeks completed envelopes can be deposited in any Mass collection basket or hand delivered to the rectory office.
The office staff appreciates your understanding and cooperation in assisting with this annual project.
SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009
Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Masses: 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
SANCTUARY CANDLES
If you are interested in donating the Living Flame of The Sanctuary Light, please contact the rectory office.By donating $25 for a week or $100 for the month, your name or intention will be placed in the bulletin.
ALTAR FLOWERS
If you would like to commemorate a special event, anniversary or the memory of a loved one by making a donation for the altar flowers, please contact Jesse at the rectory office: 525-4413.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH MORNING OF PRAYER
Cenacle of Our Loving Mother Prayer Group
Saturday, November 21, 2009; 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Confession, Novena and Holy Mass. All are invited.
 
PASSIO DOMINI - DEDICATED TO PRAYING FOR PRIESTS
The Passio Domini, a ministry dedicated to praying for our priests will meet every Thursday evening at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Ursuline Academy campus). Adoration and confessions will take place from 8:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m., followed by Holy Mass at 9:00 p.m. Everyone is encourage to join with Passio Domini in answering the call of our Holy Father to pray for our priest during this special year, “The Year of the Priest.”
PREPARATION FOR BAPTISM
To schedule a baptism at St. Patrick's Church, please contact the retory office at least six (6) weeks in advance of the desired date of baptism. Telephone: (504) 525-4413.
CALL FOR ACOLYTES
The Parish has a continuing need for men of any age willing to serve as acolytes at the 11.00 Sunday Mass.  Instruction and training will be provided in evening workshops.  Please contact Robert Ramirez for further details: (504) 899-3048; email: bramirez@bellsouth.net
ST. PATRICK'S LIMITED EDITION SILKSCREEN
The limited edition silkscreen from an original pastel by Marion Beauregard Bezou—1956 honoring the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Patrick’s Church, numbered and signed by Fr. Klores (with a tube for gift wrapping/mailing) is available for a minimum donation of $175 each. To order, please complete the forms in the rear of the church, or call the rectory at 525-4413. Click here to see the silkscreen.
CLARION HERALD MAILING
Many parishioners have inquired about not receiving direct home mailing of the Clarion Herald. The Archdiocese has not resumed the direct home mailing of its newspaper but copies are sent to the church and placed in the vestibule for the taking. Also, the latest edition of the Clarion Herald along with many of the back issues, going back to 2005, can be read on line at: www.catholic.org/clarionherald/.
SEPTEMBER 14TH MOTU PROPRIO MASS PICTURES, HOMILY, VIDEO
Pictures from the Mass, courtesy of Beth Weddle, can be found here. You can also read Fr. Stan's homily, or watch the video.
PICTURES
You can find pictures of St. Patrick's Church through the "Our Home" link at the left, and also on our PhotoBucket page.
CATHOLIC RADIO, WCKW 1010AM
Catholic radio is now on air at AM 1010, WCKW. Programming includes daily Holy Mass, rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers, plus engaging live call-in programs such as Catholic Answers, The Doctor Is In, Open Line, Faith & Family. Beginning in April, Archbishop Alfred Hughes will deliver a weekly message over WCKW—AM1010. For more information or program schedule please call Covenant Network at (877) 305 1234.
TRAVELING CATHOLICS
Traveling Catholics can go on line at: www.masstimes.org to locate Catholic churches along with Mass times, adoration, reconciliation, religious devotions, etc. in other cities/states. The information is also available by phone: 1-410-676-6000.
THE MASS IS THE GREATEST FORM OF CHRISTIAN CHARITY...
To schedule a Mass for someone living or deceased, please fill out the Mass Form envelope found in the vestibule of the church and deliver it to the rectory office, or place it in the collection basket. Completion of the Mass Form envelope will ensure proper recording of dates, names, etc.

Alternately, you can download this form and fill it out and return it to the rectory.

 
PARKING
There is no longer free parking in the adjacent lot on Camp Street. However, Premium Parking Services has graciously compromised to allow us a reduced rate of TWO DOLLARS during the hours of weekend Masses.
Sunday: 7:30 am -- 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm -- 6:30 pm
There is no free parking during weekday Masses at 11:30 and noon.

LATIN MISSALS
Are available at the back of Church courtesy of a parishioner's generosity.
Please return them at the end of Mass.


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