Submissions due Thursday (10 days before each issue)
(504) area code unless noted
Sept. 21-Oct. 7
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Sharing Program, spiritual evening rosary group for pro-life, meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the parish’s Memorial Garden of the Unborn. Next rosaries: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Bring lawn chairs.
ST. PIUS X BLOOD DRIVE, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., gymnasium, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Blood donors get a year of replacement coverage, T-shirt.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition and benediction. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, “End of Life Issues,” a panel of doctors, attorneys and hospice care experts, Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m. Panelists: Dr. Charles Simonson, a geriatrician; Queen Chukwurah, a Tulane Ph.D. candidate; Deacon Les Vincent speaking on hospice care; and an attorney versed in wills. 6201 Stratford Place, Algiers. Refreshments served. Details: 394-5492.
CYO/YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY, training for parish representatives leading young adult ministry. Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mary Queen of Peace, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville; Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office, 2241 Mendez St., New Orleans; Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Blessed Trinity, 4230 S. Broad Ave., New Orleans. Details: call Sam Pitre at 227-3228 or email email@example.com.
CHAMPIONS FORE HEALTH, second annual golf tournament to benefit Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. registration/lunch; noon tee time. Four-player scramble format with shotgun start. Prizes, raffle. Single player: $125. Joe Bartholomew Golf Course, 6514 Congress Drive, New Orleans. www.dcsno.org/champions, 212-9509.
NOTRE DAME SEMINARY, annual gala, Sept. 30, 7 to 10 p.m. on seminary grounds, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Food, music, raffle, live and silent auctions. Tickets: $125 for the gala, $200 for patron party. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 866-7426, ext. 375, visit www.nds.edu. Proceeds educate future priests.
FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/RUN, 10th annual Society of St. Vincent de Paul, walk to benefit local conferences offering compassionate assistance to the needy, Sept. 30, check-in 9 to 10 a.m.; one-mile walk 10 to 10:30 a.m. New Orleans City Park Reunion Shelter and Festival Grounds (Friedrichs Avenue between Christian Brothers School and Wisner Boulevard); refreshments, music, games: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Online registration: fopwalk.org. City Park reunion shelter and festival grounds. Details: 382-2721, 831-8809.
RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY, observed Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with CYO or other parish organizations selling 2018 Right to Life calendars at parishes. Cost $5, with proceeds helping pro-life work of New Orleans Right to Life, CYO and other parish organizations. Details: Jan Delcorral, 952-7277, email@example.com.
MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST, Slidell Chapter, Oct. 7, 9 a.m., Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell. Speaker: Dr. Alice LeBreton. Tickets: $15. Limited seating. Tickets bought by mail, with check payable to Magnificat Slidell Chapter and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Evelyn Labourdette, 114 Crescentwood Loop, Slidell, Louisiana 70458, by Sept. 30.
MASS OF THE ROSES, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m., in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux, “The Little Flower,” Carmelite Monastery, 73530 River Road, Covington. Shuttle service to off-site parking begins at 8:15 a.m. Flute prelude by Sister Grace and Sara Schettler at 9 a.m. Mass celebrant, homilist: Father Jorge Cabrera. Roses distributed after Mass. Refreshments served; gift shop open, accepting cash, checks. Limited seating; bring lawn chairs. www.covingtoncarmel.org.
ST. TAMMANY RIGHT TO LIFE, 26th annual Slidell Life Chain to promote life from conception to natural death, Oct. 1, 2-3 p.m. along Gause Boulevard in Slidell. Signs will be distributed at 1:45 p.m. from Slidell Crisis Pregnancy Center, 550 Gause Blvd., Suite 2, and along the route. 882-7210.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR TEENS, training Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m.; Oct. 5 and 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For principals, teachers, priests, directors of religious education, catechists, deacons, youth ministers, campus ministers, parents and those who work with preteens (sixth to eighth grade) and teens (ninth through 12th grade). Fulfills archdiocesan teacher certification. Those interested in basic overview of Theology of the Body can attend first day and a half of training. St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Respect Life Office, 286-1119; register at https://respectlife.arch-no.org/theology-of-the-body-for-teens-training.
Relics of St. Padre Pio, of Pietrelcina, celebrating 130th anniversary of his birth and 15th anniversary of his canonization, come to New Orleans Oct. 4, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. A 6 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. St. Rita Parish, 2729 Lowerline St., New Orleans. Details, call 866-3621,www.saintpiofoundation.org/event/saint-padre-pio-comes-to-america-2/
ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL, homecoming and reunion weekend, Oct. 5: reception celebrating class reunions; Oct. 6: annual golf classic, alumni lunch in cafeteria, alumni basketball game and St. Augustine Honors and Hall of Fame Induction Gala; Oct. 7: pregame tailgating on the field at the St. Aug.-Archbishop Shaw football game; Oct. 8: homecoming Mass and breakfast. www.staugnola.org.
WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER, Gala, Oct. 6, patron party, 7-8 p.m.; gala 8-11 p.m., Club XLIV Champions Square off Poydras and Loyola avenues, New Orleans. 496-0212, to register or for sponsorship: https://501auctions.com/wnlc.
MERCY FAMILY CENTER, inaugural “Color of Hope” to celebrate its 25th anniversary, with a buffet, cocktails, auction, sponsorship board, music and more, Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m. Messina’s at the Lakefront Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. Mercy Sisters will be honored. Tickets: $100 a person, purchase online at www.mercy.net/MFCgala or at any Mercy Family Center office. Details: 838-8283.
MEN’S RETREAT, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to reflect on our daily lives and improve our relationship with the Lord. In Spanish at the Teresian Sisters Convent, 18080 St. Joseph Way, Covington. 467-2550.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, 19th annual craft fair, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 200 booths, food, raffles. Sponsored by Parents Club to benefit Prom Fest 2018. 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. firstname.lastname@example.org. 467-3105.
MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, annual Susie Anderson Angeron Golf Classic, Oct. 2, Bayou Oaks at City Park South. Lunch, registration, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1 p.m. shotgun start. $150 individual golfers; $600 foursome; $750 foursome with two hole signs; $100 hole sponsorships. 19th hole steak, wine dinner for $30, non-golfers invited. www.mcacubs.com.