March Mass schedule

Our regular weekend Mass schedule has been resumed: Masses are on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 10 a.m.

The Sunday morning 7:30 a.m. Mass was a temporary accommodation and ended on Sunday, March 21.

February Mass schedule

During the month of February, our Mass schedule will be as follows: Masses are on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30, 8:30, and 10 a.m.

Please bear in mind that the Sunday morning 7:30 a.m. Mass is a temporary accommodation during this period.

Since 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday and 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday can easily reach our seating capacity, please consider attending at 7:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. It may be necessary to turn people away at the Mass times with fuller attendance.

Christmas Mass Schedule, 2020

Christmas Eve, 4 p.m., in St. Patrick Church (this Mass is by reservation and is completely full).
Christmas Eve, 4 p.m., in St. Patrick’s parish hall.
Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. in St. Patrick Church.

Christmas Day, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church

Phase 3: September Mass Schedule

As the State of Louisiana enters Phase 3 of reopening, there will be no changes in our Mass schedule through the month of September.

Masses are on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30, 8:30, and 10 a.m.

Please bear in mind that the Sunday morning 7:30 a.m. Mass is a temporary accommodation during this period.

2020 Hurricane Laura Relief

If you wish to contribute to disaster relief throughout the greater Lake Charles area, you may consider donating to the Diocese of Lake Charles’ Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. A direct link to their online giving can be found here.

Donations can also be made through Catholic Charities of Acadiana.

The Diocese of Lafayette is sponsoring a collection for hurricane relief in the Diocese of Lake Charles. Click here to donate to this collection.

Hurricane Laura, Thursday, August 27

Our 7:30 a.m. daily Mass is canceled due to the arrival of Hurricane Laura. Through the intercession of St. Joseph, may we be spared the loss of life and property from this storm.

August 15, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

While the feast of the Assumption is not a holyday of obligation this year, nevertheless the Mass of the Assumption of our Lady will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

Mass Schedule, August 2020

Since the State of Louisiana now requires the use of face coverings in public gatherings, and in light of the Bishop of Lafayette’s appeal to use masks, those who attend Mass are to wear the recommended face covering.

In Phase II of reopening, the weekend Mass schedule is as follows, with the temporary Mass in italics:

Saturday, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 7:30 a.m.       Sunday, 8:30 a.m.          Sunday, 10 a.m.

The daily Mass time remains unchanged (7:30 a.m., Mon-Fri).

At the present time, St. Patrick’s is limited to 50% occupancy. However, to respect social distancing norms, only about 60 people can be admitted.

Please be aware that once capacity is reached, no further entry will be allowed. Please plan your attendance with the limited capacity and expanded Mass schedule in mind. Plan to be flexible. Plan to exercise patience and charity.

All Catholics remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Those who wish to gather for the celebration of holy Mass, and who are otherwise healthy, may do so. If you are sick in any way, or have any kind of cough, you should remain at home. Those who have underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable to Covid-19 should follow the recommendations of health professionals.

St. Patrick’s Church has been and will continue to be sanitized according to recommended guidelines.