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Sept. 23-Oct. 22
SAN LORENZO RUIZ FEAST DAY, 30th anniversary celebration of the first Filipino canonized saint, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m. Main 6 p.m. Mass celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd., New Orleans East. Reception follows in parish’s Msgr. Gauthreaux Fellowship Hall with the story of how Catholicism spread across the Philippine archipelago told in native song and dance. Details: 722-0352.
ST. VINCENT INFANT & MATERNITY GUILD, general meeting/luncheon, Oct. 3, presenting checks to Catholic Charities programs: ACCESS, St. Vincent Maternity Clinic and Adoption Services. Chateau Golf & Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. President Gaynell Pervell opens meeting at 11 a.m. $35 a person. Reservation deadline: Sept. 25. 887-9299, 909-9109.
VINCENTIAN PRIESTS CELEBRATION, Sept. 27, 5 p.m. Mass, followed by a reception. St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Clergy religious and laity invited to celebrate 200th anniversary of arrival of the Congregation of the Mission in the U.S. in Baltimore. A booklet describing the history of Vincentian priests and brothers in our province, that included New Orleans from 1818 to the present, given out. The Vincentians are establishing a Xavier University scholarship fund for students interested in promoting peace and justice after graduation. The New Orleans Vincentians at DePaul Residence and at St. Joseph Church will contribute an initial $100,000 with a $200,000 goal by donations.
ST. JOSEPH ABBEY, a free performance of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s masterpiece, “Stabat Mater,” Oct. 1, 2 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Church, 75376 River Road, Covington. Performers are Jennifer Hawkins, soprano; Samantha Becnel, alto; Paul Christian, piano; Kerry Lewis, bass; Matt Keegan, drums; and Ed Melara, engineer. Christian’s extensive studies of the Neapolitan School led him to the “Stabat Mater.” This performance hopes to demonstrate improvisational aspects of 18th century music and to bring a more modern vocal approach to the piece.
ST. BENILDE, parish bingo, Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m., sponsored by the Grandparents’ Club and Home and School Association. Food, drinks sold; $10 for 4 cards; children under 5 get one free card. Cafeteria, 1901 Division St., Metairie. 415-4249
WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER, Gala for Life, a celebration of joy, hope, life Oct. 6, 7-8 p.m., patron party; 8-11 p.m., gala. Club XLIV Champions Square, New Orleans. Entrance, parking on Girod Street. www.womansnewlife.com. 496-0212.
OUR LADY OF GRACE, 16th annual Community Mass and Picnic, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., 780 Hwy. 44, Reserve. Call Josephite Father Christopher C. Amadi, (985) 536-2613.
FAMILY FUN DAY, St. Anselm, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Sunday, Oct. 8, noon-3 p.m. Trick or treating, treat-bag decorating, games, costume contest, cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, hot dogs, drinks, pumpkin patch. Free admission. (985) 845-7342.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Marian procession, Oct. 8 led by Knights of Columbus, after the 11 a.m. Mass. 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie.
OZANAM INN, 37th annual Century Club Gala, “Rollin’ on the River,” Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m. Dinner and bar, compliments of the Crazy Lobster; silent auction; entertainment by Austin Sicard and The Medics. Honoring the deans of LSU School of Dentistry and the LSU and Tulane Schools of Medicine. For tickets, call 523-1184 or go to www.ozanaminn.org.
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, welcomes Father John Baptist Bashobora of Uganda for a day of prayer, Oct. 11. Cost is $45 and includes lunch and refreshments. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. with a concluding Mass and prayers for healing. 267-9604. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.
ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, Spend-a-Days for prospective students: Sept. 25, 29; Oct. 2, 4, 18, 23, 26, 31; Nov. 1, 7, 10. The annual seventh-grade social will be Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m. with activities, food and facts about Dominican. Domini-Science Saturday, for girls in fourth through seventh grade, will be Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon. It will feature science experiments and interacting with Dominican students and teachers. www.stmarysdominican.org.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, the School of Mass Communication and the Louisiana Chapter of the Journalism Education Association will host a fall conference for high school journalism students, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Online registration on JEA Louisiana website. Featured: sessions on broadcasting, yearbook, online and newspaper journalism. Cost: $25 a student or adviser; includes lunch in Danna Center and a T-shirt. Details: JEA Louisiana director Albert Dupont, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-2653. https://jealouisiana.wordpress.com. Onsite registration in the Danna Center, St. Charles Room, 8-9:30 a.m.
OUT OF TOWN
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND, Oct. 20-22, for those suffering a loss of a spouse either through death or separation/divorce. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Sponsored by Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Family Life Apostolate. (985) 640-8505.