The Archdiocese of New Orleans has announced schedules of Masses at business district churches for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
St. Louis Cathedral: Dec. 24, Christmas Vigil Mass at 5 p.m., preceded by carols at 4:30 p.m. Doors will reopen at 11:15 p.m. in advance of the Mass at Midnight, with prelude music performed at 11:30 p.m. by the St. Louis Cathedral Choir under the direction of Dreux Montegut. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond will celebrate the Mass, which will be televised live beginning at midnight on WLAE-TV. Tickets are not required. Masses Christmas Day will be at 9 and 11 a.m.
Masses for the Solemnity of Mary will be Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 411 N. Rampart St.: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. Christmas Vigil. Christmas carols prior to Midnight Mass beginning at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Masses at 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Church (Jesuits), 130 Baronne St.: Dec. 24 Christmas Vigil, Masses at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Concert of Sacred Christmas Music at 11:30 p.m. and Midnight Mass of the Nativity; Dec. 25, Masses at 8, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be no 7:30 p.m. Mass, confessions or devotions on Christmas Day; Dec. 30 (Holy Family), Masses at 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 31, 4 p.m. Vigil Mass; Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) Masses at 7:30 a.m. and noon.
St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave.: Dec. 24, 4 p.m. Christmas Vigil and carols begin at 11:30 p.m. before the Midnight Mass on Dec. 25. Also, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. Christmas Mass. A 6 p.m. Vigil Mass will be celebrated on Dec. 31 for the Solemnity of Mary. There will be no Mass on Jan. 1.
St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St.: Dec. 24, no Masses at 11:30 a.m. or noon. Christmas Vigil Masses (English) with carols at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. with prelude music beginning at 9:15 p.m., blessing of the crèche and procession at 9:35 p.m., followed at 10 p.m. by the Solemn High Mass during the Night (Latin Mass). The St. Patrick’s Choir will sing Charpentier’s “Messe de minuit pour Noël.” On Dec. 25, St. Patrick’s will have Masses at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both in English.
St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.: Christmas Vigil Mass, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. Parking for St. John can be accessed through the rear gate entrance on S. Rampart Street.
Security will be provided for all evening Masses at both St. Patrick’s Church and St. John the Baptist Church.