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ST. MARY MAGDALEN, annual seafood festival, Oct. 13: 6-11:30 p.m., The Wiseguys 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 14: noon-11:30 p.m., students perform noon-1 p.m., Band of Gold band 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lakeshore Drivers 4-6:30 p.m., 5 Finger Discount 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 15: noon-9 p.m., students perform noon-1:30 p.m., Rock N Soul 2-4 p.m., Top Cats 5:30-9 p.m. Pay-one-price rides, games, food.
ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, annual Fall Family Festival, Oct. 13: 5-11 p.m.; Oct. 14: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Oct. 15: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bag of Donuts, Friday 8 p.m.; Category 6, Saturday 7 p.m. Food, game booths, food trucks, kiddie land, inflatables.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, 2017 Cochon de Lait, “One Pig, Two Pig, Red Pig, Blue Pig,” 52nd annual fair, Oct. 20-22, 32 game booths, 14 rides, pork roasted on an open pit on Saturday and Sunday with drive-thru dinners on Sunday from 9-11 a.m. Cracklings, seafood, pizza, hot sausage, Dippin’ Dots. Hours: Oct. 20: 6 p.m.-midnight, T’Canaille band 6-8 p.m., 90 Degrees West 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 21: noon-midnight with student performances noon-2 p.m., Burger and Fries band 4-7 p.m., blessing and lighting of fire at 7 p.m., Superchargers 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 22: noon-10 p.m., Archbishop Rummel Jazz Band 1-2:30 p.m., The Topcats 6:30-10 p.m.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY, introductory three-part series at 7 p.m., Oct. 13th with Jason Angelette; Oct. 20, Naomi Kim; Oct. 27 with Pauline Sister Tracey Dugas. At Center of Jesus the Lord at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1307 Louisiana Ave. Free admission. 507-0763.
ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, rosary rally, Oct. 14, noon, in parking lot. Culminating rosary event in four languages, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. 6828 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans. 242-8820.
ARCHDIOCESAN MASS FOR VICTIMS, SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral.
REGNUM CHRISTI, Women’s Spiritual Exercises, Oct. 16-19, 2017, and Feb. 1-4, 2018, at Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Also, March 1-4, at Rosaryville Retreat Center in Ponchatoula, and April 13-15 at the William J. Kelly Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Men’s spiritual exercises weekend, March 15-18 at Rosaryville Retreat Center. Register: www.rclouisiana.com.
ST. PETER, parish mission, “Living as a Beloved Child of God,” with Father Joe Palermo, J.D., Oct. 16-18, 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. Mission presentations Monday, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. Mass; reconciliation offered Monday-Wednesday, 6-6:45 p.m. Topics: “God’s Beloved Without Needing to be Successful or Perfect,” “God’s Beloved Without Needing Praise or Approval,” God’s Beloved Without Needing to be in Control.” Reception in St. Mary’s Hall follows Wednesday Mass. (985) 892-2422.
MISSIONARIES OF ST. THERESE, 72nd anniversary Rose Petals Luncheon and Social, Oct. 17, 11 a.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Served lunch, auction, Southwest Airlines ticket raffle (bought in advance at $5 each or five tickets for $20), parade of prizes, etc. $25 donation. Reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.archnomo.org, call 288-0717. Proceeds benefit local and global missions.
MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) presents “The Opioid Epidemic” with DEA Special Agent George J. Cazenavette IV, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., parish center, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. (985) 626-7905.
ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, eighth annual tennis tournament, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. City Park tennis courts. Entry $80 a team plus can of USA-approved balls or $40 a person for a beginner clinic with local pro. Register by Oct. 20 at www.stmarysdominican.org. Costume contest with prizes.
ST. GENEVIEVE, Supper and Substance, a “Black and Gold Affair,” Oct. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Meal catered by Lüke (a Chef John Besh restaurant). Limited tickets: $40 a couple. (985) 643-3832.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES, Northlake Performing Arts Society in concert, “Bound for Glory,” Oct. 20, 7 p.m. featuring spirituals. Donations appreciated. 400 Westchester Blvd., Slidell Details: www.npas.info.
ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA, presents “Be My Ghost” comedy mystery about a horror fiction writer at a rural inn by Tim Kelly. Performances: Oct. 20-21, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Cast and crew of over 25 students, directed by Stacy Taliancich Randall. Tickets: reserved $10; general admission $7 adults or $4 children 12 and under Email email@example.com, call 382-5481.
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE WEEKEND, Oct. 20-22, for those suffering loss of spouse from death or separation/divorce. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula. Sponsored by Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Family Life Apostolate. (985) 640-8505.
DANCING WITH STARS, “Around the World,” fourth annual gala benefitting Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., New Orleans. Local celebrities and friends of the school dance to compete for votes and dollars. Contestants: Deborah, John Blancher; Meg Gatto, Roy Glapion; Amanda Shaw, Tom Gregory; Hillary Gibbs Alread, Max Gruenig; Chandra Chifici, Joe Helm; Amy Winchester, Stanton McNeely; Laurie Pierce Martin, Wayne Pierce; Theresa Truxillo, Paul Spitzfaden; Christina Mahtook, Vance Vaucresson; Kevyn, Pat Winters. Dinner/cocktails from 6-8 p.m.; dancing follows. Tickets, online voting: www.thegoodshepherdschool.org. Call 598-9399.
ALPHA IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT, one-day training course for series, Oct. 21, 9 a.m-3 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. check-in. Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Don Bosco auditorium, 1809 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. Register online at alphausa.org/runalphalaplace. (985) 652-7580, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE/ST. JUDE SHRINE, fall novena to St. Jude, “From Gospel to Life and Life to Gospel,” Oct. 21-29. Our Lady of Guadalupe/Shrine of St. Jude with speaker Franciscan Father Ed Shea. Saturdays: 7 a.m., noon; Sundays, 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday: 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m.; anointing of the sick after Masses Oct. 27. 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans.
ST. DOMINIC, Mother’s Club, participates in “Cue in the View,” Oct. 21, noon-8 p.m., Men’s Club barbecuing in schoolyard (qualifier for Hogs for the Cause) with the LSU game on, live DJ; inflatables for kids.
COMPASSIONATE BURIALS FOR INDIGENT BABIES (CBIB), gala Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m., Historic Maison Lafitte, Mandeville. Since 2003, CBIB has helped bury more than 100 babies (ranging from one inch to 2 years old) in Louisiana for families who couldn’t afford a funeral. http://www.cbibinc.com. 202-3111.
BLUE MASS, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St., New Orleans. Celebrant: Father J. Asare-Dankwah. Honoring members of the public safety profession.