Calendar – January 28, 2012

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Jan. 28-Feb. 5

    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Women’s Spirituality Group, “Putting on the Heart of Christ,” 10-week program Jan. 26-April 26. Jesuit Father Gerald Fagin’s book, “Putting on the Heart of Christ” used. Book cost: $15. (985) 630-7130, Super Bowl chicken and sausage gumbo sale, Feb. 4 and 5, after all Masses. Pints are $5; quarts are $10 with a side of rice. Take-out only. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-6977. Benefits Knights of Columbus Council 12072.
    MARY QUEEN OF VIETNAM, annual Chinese New Year “Tet” Festival, Jan. 27, 6:30-11 p.m.; Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Jan. 29, noon-10 p.m. Opening ceremony Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. with Versailles Lion dragon dance and fireworks. Other entertainment: Jan. 28, The Gashouse Band from 1-5 p.m., dragon dance and fireworks 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Vietnamese entertainers from California and Texas, 6:30-11 p.m.; Jan. 29, the Groovy 7 band from 1-5 p.m, dragon dance, fireworks at 5:30 p.m. followed by Vietnamese entertainers. 5069 Willowbrook Drive, New Orleans. 254-5660.
    ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, free evening of sacred love songs and wedding music, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. New Orleans-own, music director and national recording artist Trish Foti Genco performs contemporary to sacred music accompanied by musicians on cello, flute, trumpet, violin, organ and piano. 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans.
    DIVINE MERCY, Life Teen cash-for-gold party, Jan. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nativity of Our Lord site, 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner. Sell unwanted gold, sterling silver or platinum for cash.
    OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, $4,000 grand prize raffle with drawing Feb. 3. Eight $25 prizes also awarded. $20 a ticket with a maximum 2,000 tickets sold. (504) 466-0591.
    OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, dedication of new organ, solemn blessing,  free concert with St. Louis Cathedral artist in residence organist Thomas Ospital, the U.S. Navy Brass Quartet and others, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. Fellowship follows concert. 8968 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse.
    ST. BENILDE, Boy Scout Troop 227 annual spaghetti dinner, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., school cafeteria. Dine-in or take out. Cost: $6 adults, $5 children, in advance; $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for children at door. 1901 Division St., Metairie.
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, pre-sale of tickets for Super Bowl gumbo. $5 for gumbo, $2 for potato salad. Gumbo available after all Masses Feb. 5 under eaves of St. Jonathan’s Hall. Proceeds help Knights of Columbus. 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom. (985) 796-3806.

    ST. ANN, walk-through tours for prospective parents, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m. in school office; and open house Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. 455-8383.
    MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, monthly candlelight rosary, Jan. 31, 5 p.m., school grotto on Louisville Street facing Robert E. Lee Boulevard. 288-7626.
    ST. PHILIP NERI, cheerleaders and dance team march in Driftwood parade in Kenner, Feb. 2. Also, “Family Mass,” Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts follow in parishioners’ center. New parent open house, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. in parishioner’s center, and new  sibling registration, Feb. 8, 3-7 p.m., school office.

    St. Vincent’s Infant & Maternity Guild, annual Bingo and Luncheon,
Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Dominic gym, 6326 Memphis St. Tickets: $20 includes lunch, two bingo cards. Proceeds benefit Pro Life Services of Catholic Charities Archdiocese New Orleans.  Reservations required by Feb. 1. 779-7452, 471-0715.
    PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS, third in series of monthly events to pray for vocations, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., St. Clement of Rome, Metairie. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, silent adoration and prayers. Benediction at 8 p.m. Next evening: March 1, Transfiguration of the Lord, New Orleans. 861-6298.

    ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, “Introduction To Centering Prayer,” Feb. 5, 1-4:30 p.m. Presenter: Vivian Michals. Cost $25. Also, monthly candlelight Taize prayer service, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. in chapel. “A Day of Prayer and Reflection,” Dominican Sister Rose Bowen, Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mass at 11 a.m. “Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem.” $35 with meal. (225) 294-5037, ext 102.
    SISTERS OF ST. BENEDICT, Ferdinand, Ind., Come and See event for high school girls, freshmen to seniors, Feb. 17-19. A chance to learn what it is like to be a nun in today’s world. Pray, eat, and recreate with sisters. Sister Michelle Sinkhorn, (800) 738-9999, to register online. Parent permission required.
    SUBIACO ACADEMY, Catholic college-preparatory, residential and day school for boys in seventh through 12th grades, Discovery Experience for prospective students, Feb. 16-18. Tours, class shadowing, overnight stays and meals, are free. 405 North Subiaco Ave., Arkansas. (800) 364-7824, email

    CHRIST IN THE CITY, Eucharistic adoration for young adults age 20 to 40s, music, silent worship, benediction and confession, Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary Chapel, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Gathering at Ye Olde College Inn follows. Catholic Relief Services field expert Thomas Awiapo of Ghana will give  testimony in February.

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