Calendar – February 4, 2012

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Feb. 4-11

    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club annual Grandparents’ Days with breakfast, book fair and classroom visits, Feb. 7, A through J last names; Feb. 8, K through Z.
    ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Mass to honor the ministry of Msgr. Andrew Taormina and the Sisters of Mercy, the  school’s founding religious order, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. Mass. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Reception follows in the rectory, 105 Vincent Ave. RSVP by Feb. 6, 833-1471.
    ST. PHILIP NERI, Ladies’ Cooperative Club, general membership meeting, with Valentine’s dinner catered by Men’s Club, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., assembly hall, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Also, Grandparents’ Club meeting, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m., parishioner’s center.

    ST. BENILDE, spaghetti and meatball dinner with cole slaw and bread, Feb. 5, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $6 adult, $5 child in advance or $6.50 adult, $5.50 child at door. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 227. St. Benilde School cafeteria, 1801 Division St., Metairie.
    GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, monthly Mass, Feb. 5, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
    ST. ANGELA MERICI, SALA Ladies’ Club monthly meeting, “Bonco and Beads” theme, Feb. 7, 7 p.m., the Msgr. Kern Center, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Members attend Mass Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. Bring Mardi Gras beads for recycling.
    ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, Nifty Fifties+ group, king cake party and meeting Feb. 7, noon, Borromeo Room. Also, trip to Abbeville, La., March 16. Oaklawn Manor will be visited, and lunch at Forest Restaurant in Franklin. $64 cost includes transportation, lunch and  tickets. (985) 725-0804.
    ST. RITA, monthly peace Mass sponsored by Mary’s Group, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Confessions, 6:30 p.m., rosary at 7 p.m. Celebrant: Father Minh Phan. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

    BEGINNING EXPERIENCE, weekend for separated, divorced, widowed to rebuild their lives, Feb. 10-12, Lumen Christi Retreat Center, Schriever, La. 810-0055. Future weekends: June 8-10, Oct. 12-14.
    OUR LADY OF LOURDES, 29th annual rosary procession, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. Gather at 9:15 a.m. in front of church with procession on Westchester to Berkley and back to church. If bad weather, procession will be in church. Rosaries, scapulars provided. Those in need of healing especially invited. 2621 Colonial Blvd., Slidell. 290-3863.
    NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING, review class, Feb. 11, 8 a.m.-noon, for previous participants in NFP class series who need refresher. St. Dominic Parish rectory Siena room. Presenter: Caroline Sholl. $10 donation; pre-registration required. Family Life Apostolate, 861-6243.
    SPAGHETTIBOWL!, fund-raiser to create endowment scholarship fund for Cathedral Academy in French Quarter, Feb. 12, noon-4 p.m., 500 block St. Philip Street. Sponsored by Irene’s Cuisine and nonprofit PLEASE Foundation. Meatball hoagies and drinks sold, live jazz concert, second line by James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars, outdoor live auctions at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., door prizes, a raffle and event T-shirts. 908-7623.

    ST. PETER, “Covenant of Love Date Night,” Feb. 14. 6:30-8 p.m. Guest speakers: Deacon Pete and Gayle Rizzo, “Love and Sexuality.” St. Mary’s Hall, 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. Future dates: March 20, April 24, May 15. Free childcare by reservation (985) 892-9353, or email Also, Lenten Renewal: “The Eucharist – I Am Here for You – Where Heaven Waits to Meet Us as We Really Are,” talks Feb. 26-28, with Mass March 1. 125 East 19th Ave., Covington.
    ST. PHILIP NERI, Grandparents’ Day, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.
Krewe of Vikings” parade, 2:15 p.m. with reigning king and queen Blane Guillory and Daniela Padilla. Floats by pre-K4 and kindergarten students, cheerleaders, dance team along Kawanee to Olympia Street and back.         ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass with exposition and benediction, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.
    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, parish mission with Father Cedric Pisegna, Feb. 27-29, 7 p.m. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. Also, Women’s Spring Retreat, March 29, Teresian Spirituality Center with Jesuit Father Gerald Fagin.
    ST. CLETUS, faith formation program, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., with Maureen Thibaud. 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna. 367-7951.
    COME AND SEE VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND, for high school juniors, seniors and college-age men, March 1-3, St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington. Sit in on classes and explore day-to-day seminary life. 861-6298, email vocations
    MARCH WITH MARTHA, ladies’ retreat, March 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “A Day of Reflection and Thoughts on Having a Mary Heart in a Martha’s World,” with facilitator Jan Tate. Morning topic, individual reflection, group prayer time, two afternoon topics. Registration deadline: Feb. 19. Lunch catered by Cafe Hope. $20 registration. 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey. 366-1604.
    WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER, third annual Born to Run 5K walk/run, March 10, 8 a.m. sign in; 9 a.m. race. City Park’s Roosevelt Mall at Marconi Avenue. Begins with second line and ends with birthday party with food, music and family activities.

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