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ST. GENEVIEVE, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, blood drive, March 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell. Blood mobile offers incentives. (985) 643-3832.
ST. ANGELA, Daisy Troop Red Bean fund-raiser, March 4, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 with salad and bread. Msgr. Kern Center. 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Lenten Mission “Prayer: Like Water to the Thirsty,” March 5-7, Auxiliary Bishop Shelton Fabre. Prayer service 7 p.m. nightly; communal penance service with individual confessions March 7. 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. 888-0703.
ST. JOHN AND ST. GERTRUDE, joint Lenten Mission, “What is Lent Really All About?” March 5-7, Vincentian Father Louis Arceneaux. St. John the Baptist Church, 2361 Hwy. 18, Edgard. (985) 497-3412.
ST. RITA, monthly peace Mass, March 8, 7:30 p.m., with celebrant Father H.L. Brignac. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.
ST. PETER, Covington, Catholic Bible Study for Women, “Jesus’ Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering,” March 6-8 and ending April 3-5. Registration: $25. 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. (985) 792-7099.
ST. JAMES MAJOR, fish fry, March 9, 16, 24, 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 3700 Gentilly Blvd., in front of school. Two catfish fillets, vegetable, potato salad, bread, $8. Drinks and desserts sold. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Gentilly Council 2925.
ST. PETER, fish fry on Fridays during Lent, 5:30 p.m., cafeteria, followed by confession at 6 p.m., Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. and Mass at 7:30 p.m. 125 East 19th St., Covington.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, fish fry, March 9. 1322 Moss St., New Orleans. 491-2344.
OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Drive-thru only, 5 p.m.-until. $8 a plate includes fish, potatoes, corn, bread. 1000 North Starrett Road, Metairie.
ST. MARTHA, Lenten Fryday Fish Feast and Antique Car Cruise Night, March 9, 5-7:30 p.m., parish hall.Plates: $8 adults; $6 children include fried fish, cole slaw, french fries, homemade cornbread. Desserts sold. Take-out plates available. 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey.
WEDDING MUSIC RECITAL, March 4, 4 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Professional singers and instrumentalists perform sacred wedding music and explain the role of music in the wedding liturgy. 453-3950.
Spirituality in the City, March 6, 12:30 p.m., Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, 130 Baronne St. Thich Nu Thanh Trang, presiding nun at Van Hanh Buddhist Center, New
Orleans, speaks on “Being Buddhist in New Orleans.” Simple lunch at noon. Free admission. http://www.loy no.edu/lplc/downtown.
MORNING OF SPIRITUALITY FOR MEN, “Called to be Saints,” March 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Rita Catholic Church, 2729 Lowerline St., New Orleans. Speakers: New Orleans Saints tight ends coach Terry Malone and Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi discuss how, as Catholic men, they balance faith, families, work. Prayer, reconciliation, Eucharist. Celebrant: Archbishop Emeritus Alfred C. Hughes; homilist Father Jeff Harvey.
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY SERVICES, inaugural gala, “Keeping Our Promises,” March 10, 7-10 p.m., with patron party at 6 p.m. First NBC Bank, 210 Baronne St. www.dcsno.org, 212-9503.
WAY OF CROSS, fourth annual event for married couples hosted by New Orleans Catholic Engaged Encounter, March 10, 7 p.m., St. Clement of Rome, 4317 Richland Ave., Metairie. Reception follows. 888-2106.
OFFICE OF RACIAL HARMONY, Lenten Prayer Breakfast, March 10, 9-11 a.m. Archbishop Gregory Aymond gives reflection. Café Hope, 1101 Barataria Blvd, Marrero. RSVP: Office of Racial Harmony, firstname.lastname@example.org; 861-6272.
ST. ANN, Grandparents’ Club meeting, March 7, 7 p.m., cafeteria. Speaker: Jodie Muhleisen, registered dietician certified in adult weight loss. City Park Night, March 8, 7-10 p.m. Home and School meeting, March 12, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria. Also, Men’s Club seafood dinner, March 16, 6-8 p.m., cafeteria.
POPE JOHN PAUL II, JagFest annual dinner auction, March 10, 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 in advance; $40 at door. Music by Witness, food, silent and live auctions. 1901 Jaguar Drive, Slidell.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, 43rd annual Jazz Festival, with world-renowned trombonist Ed Neumeister in concert with Loyola Jazz Band, March 10, 4:30 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. Two-day festival, includes performance by Loyola Faculty Jazz Ensemble, master classes with Neumeister and other jazz musicians, and performances by high school jazz bands and combos nationwide. Tickets: $10, general admission; $5 for students, faculty, staff. 865-2074. Free parking in West Road Garage. Also, Loyola Faculty Jazz Ensemble presents free concert March 9, 4:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free master classes, March 9-10, 12:30 p.m., Communications/Music Complex. Concert and master classes open to public.
OUT OF TOWN
ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIVE CENTER, Taize meditative prayer service, March 8, 7 p.m., chapel. 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. (225) 294-5039.