Calendar – December 9, 2017

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Dec. 9-Feb. 9

SCHOOLS

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL, 20th annual Breakfast with Baby Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon in Alumnae Hall. Dominican’s Drama Club. will present a live Nativity;  storytelling with Mrs. Claus;  several make-a-craft stations for children, Santa photos, elves,  holiday songs with the Dominican Choir and president Dr. Cynthia Thomas leading in song before a birthday cake is cut. Registration: $25 in advance: www.stmarysdominican.org/breakfast-with-baby-jesus/. Bring non-perishable food for food bank.

ST. PIUS X, Nativity play by seventh graders and school Christmas concert, Dec. 13, following the school Mass. The school choir will present its Christmas concert in the gym Dec. 14,  9:15 a.m. 6660 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. All are welcomed.

EVENTS

SANTA ON THE BAYOU, 18th annual Christmas celebration, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Toy distribution, hamburgers and hots dogs and entertainment while celebrating the birth of Christ. St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard.

LORRAINE HESS, Dec. 9, 1-3 p.m., sings popular Advent/Christmas songs and songs from her new album, “Glorify Him,” with guest Jamie Diliberto. Mule’s Religious Books & Gifts, 2627 David Drive, Metairie. 889-1708.

WESTBANK CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING. Dec. 13,  7:30 p.m., Father Joseph Dau Nguyen, celebrant. Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave, Harvey. Information: Bill at 347-1002.

THE JEFFERSON CHORALE, an affiliate of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, presents in concert, “A Celtic Christmas” under the direction of Dr. Louise LaBruyere, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. St. Agnes Church, 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. Concert is free; donations accepted.

ST. RITA’S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. with celebrant Oblate Father Richard Sudlik, parochial vicar/director of Oblate Mission Center, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. Music by Jamie Diliberto. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

WESTBANK ROSARY FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE, “Shield the Badge with Prayer” for law enforcement, emergency personnel, firefighters, military and peace in the world, St. Joseph Church, 610 6th St., Gretna, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Info: Mary Grace, 367-7515.

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, seventh annual “O Holy Night Nativity Exhibition,” Dec. 16-17,  9 a.m.-7 p.m. 3978 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Over 100 antique, vintage and modern nativity sets from all around the world on display for public viewing. Activity Center for the kids. Free admission. Contact Greg Livaudais if you would like to exhibit your nativity set at 232-0131 or glivaudais@hotmail.com.

CAJUN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, television variety show with local singer Amanda Shaw Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., NOLA 38;  Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. and Dec. 25, 11 a.m., ABC26 WGNO; Dec. 25, 11 p.m. NOLA38.

CHRISTMAS BLUE MASS, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m., celebrating the Nativity of our Lord without the joyous Christmas hymns. Designed to help those who are feeling blue or depressed during the holidays for whatever reason (death, divorce, job loss, illness, etc.), to help them find their own sense of peace during the Christmas season as they await healing and comforting. All Saints Church, 1441 Teche St., Algiers. 361-8835. joanarcpw@hotmail.com.

PARISHES

ST. PIUS X, blood drive, Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Donors receive blood replacement coverage for a year, free cholesterol screening and a T-shirt. 488-6403. Also, CYO Christmas Party, Dec. 15, 7- 9 p.m., open to eighth through 12th graders. And SPX CYO boys’ basketball registration. Contact Theresa Truxillo at ttruxillo@spxno.org or to get on the roster. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace, Christmas Mass of Remembrance, Dec. 13, 6 p.m., followed by light refreshments. To submit your departed loved one’s name, call parish office at (985) 652-2615.

2018

MLK DAY ON, NOT OFF, A day of community service Jan. 15. Details: Shannon Murphy at Catholic Charities Volunteer Services, 310-6962, smurphy@ccano.org.

RITE OF THE BLESSING OF A CHILD IN THE WOMB, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. Mass. Expectant families awaiting the birth of their child are invited to receive a special “Blessing of a Child in the Womb” at St. Peter Church in Covington. The Rite observes that the blessing of an unborn child “sustains the parents by imparting grace and comfort in time of concern and need, unites the parish in prayer for the unborn child, and fosters respect for human life within society.” Reserved seating available for expectant families. Register online: https://stpeterparish.com/blessing-of-a-child-in-the-womb or call the St. Peter Office of Marriage and Family, (985) 892-9353.

JOY OF LOVE, day of reflection on Pope Francis’ exhortation with Joe and Barb Rosolino, Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $20 a person. Presentations, videos, prayer and discussion on how to apply this to everyday life. Breakfast and lunch served. Archdiocesan Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 861-6235.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS, 20th annual Mother-Daughter Human Sexuality Program for the Northshore, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m. designed to promote relationships between mothers and their daughters ages 10 to 12, as they discover the beauty of God’s plan for women. Presentations will be given by experts in Theology of the Body, health professionals and peers. St. Peter Church, in St. Mary’s Hall, $25 for each mother-daughter couple. www.stpeterparish.com or parish’s Office of Religious Education at (985) 893-2446.

CYO/YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY OFFICE, third annual Archdiocesan Junior High Retreat open to students in fifth through seventh grades, Feb. 23-25, Camp Abbey in Covington. Theme: “Alive,” focusing on what it means to be fully alive and to recognize Christ living in each person. Registration opens Dec. 1. Cost: $100, due by Feb. 9 to the CYO Office. Call CYO’s Brigitte Burke at 836-0551, ext. 3226.

KUDOS

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME,  elected the following Co-Op Executive Board members for the 2017-18 school year:  Tina Robards, corresponding secretary; Ashley Lotz, treasurer; Tara Centanni Reese and Kelly Gros, co-presidents; Kendra Popp, vice president; Karen Plaideau, recording secretary.

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