Calendar – March 17, 2012

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March 17-25


➤ March 25 at 6 p.m.
➤ St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans.
➤ Organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
➤ Ospital also serves as titular organist of Saint Vincent in Ciboure, France, and co-titular organist of Notre Dame des Vertus in Aubervilliers, France. 


    ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER, Lenten Revival, “Scarred, Shamed, Saved!” March 19-20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mass, music, sacred movement, prayer, preaching, reflection, fellowship led by Father Anthony Rigoli, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (International Shrine of St. Jude). 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Free admission, but offering collected. 347-8438.
    ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, Mass, March 19, 7 p.m.,  healing service, eucharistic exposition, benediction. 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.
    ST. PETER, Covenant of Love Date Night, March 20, 6:30-8 p.m. with Dr. Chris and Christine Baglow sharing “Faithfulness and Fidelity.” Childcare provided. St. Mary’s Hall.  (985) 792-7099.
    ST. ANSELM, Lenten Mission, March 19-21, 7 p.m. Reconciliation on March 20; presentation by St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir March 21. Presenter: Josephite Father Michael Jacques, St. Peter Claver pastor. Also, free pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny, March 24, 9-11 a.m., sponsored by Knights of Columbus in St. Joseph Hall, St. Mary Street, Madisonville. Free. Fish fry on March 23 and March 30, 4 p.m. drive-thru or 5 p.m. dine in.
    ST. DAVID, outdoor Mass, March 24, 10 a.m., 1735 Deslonde Ave., near levee breach. Rain date:  March 31,10 a.m. Celebrant: Josephite Father Oswald Pierre–Jules Jr. Light refreshments follow. 947-2853.
    ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, first family day picnic, March 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bright Playground on Cleary Avenue, Metairie. Games, face painting and a DJ. Bring chairs, blankets, food, drinks.
    ST. CHRISTOPHER THE MARTYR, Lenten Mission, “Journeying on Holy Ground,” March 25-27, 7-8:30 p.m. Deacon Jodi Moscona and Billy Arcement will discuss getting life’s priorities in the right order – God, family and career. 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie. 837-8214.
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Paradis, second annual Faith, Family and Fun Day, March 25. Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrates 8 a.m. Mass  outdoors, followed by donuts, refreshments, games including duck races, Cajun skiing, scavenger hunt, pinatas, horse shoes. Bring lunch.
    ST. MARK, River Road Garden Ramble in Ama and Waggaman, March 25 (rain date April 1), noon-4 p.m. to benefit parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. Private gardens on tour with cuttings and plants for sale, refreshments. Cost: $10 fee for those 15 years and over. Map provided at 10391 River Road, Ama; and 9555 River Road, Waggaman. Jara D. Roux,, 431-0399.

    ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club monthly meeting, March 20, 7 p.m., multipurpose room. 282-2811,  6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.
    ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, Parents’ Club, ninth annual Father-Daughter Dance “Disco Fever,” March 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Reservations: $10 before March 27. Prom Fest meeting March 27 in cafeteria. Parents’ Club Lenten service project candy drive March 20-29.  
    OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE. Open house for prospective students, March 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Basil Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans. Application fee  waived if application completed at open house. Refreshments served. RSVP:; 398-2175.
    MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY AND XAVIER PREPARATORY, host inaugural Young Women’s Unity Fest, “Celebrating Yesterday, Growing from Today, Coming Together for Tomorrow,” March 23, 4-7 p.m., Mount Carmel’s Duplantis Gym. Catholic high schools with female students asked to participate. Guest speakers include: MCA alumna Judge Robin Pittman at 5 p.m. Also, annual Spring Fling, March 24, 8-11 p.m., Place St. Charles. Patron party, 6:30-8 p.m. Cocktails, dinner buffet, auction and drawing. General admission: $50., 288-7626.
    ST. CLETUS, 22nd annual pre-festival golf tournament, March 24, 1 p.m. tee time at Timberlane Country Club. 367-7951. Also, fourth annual school gala, “Once Upon a Story,” March 31, Timberlane Country Club. Tickets: $45 a person or $90 a couple. Last parish fish fry on March 30, 5-8 p.m. in KC Hall, 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna.
    HOLY NAME OF JESUS, school gala, “Arabian Nights,” March 24, 7 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. $60 a person in advance; $70 at door. Proceeds benefit iron fence at school. Dinner, dancing, music by the Levee Dawgs, silent and live auctions. 861-1466.
    ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, “SMA Cares Family 5K Fun Run,” March 24, 9 a.m., 10021 Jefferson Hwy. in River Ridge. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $25 for adults; $15 for 16 years and younger. Post-race: food, desserts, beverages, bouncy houses, slide, fire truck rides, raffles,  music by local band Neutral Snap.
    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 11th annual Louisiana crawfish boil championship, March 24, noon-8 p.m. Admission: $25 adults; $10 children 13-17; free for children 12 and under. Entertainment, rides, food. Also, school fish fry, March 30, 6 p.m., cafeteria. Cost: $8 a plate. 601 Avenue C, Marrero.
    JESUIT, “Roll Out the Red Carpet,” Blue Jay Bazaar, March 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 4133 Banks St.  Music by The Bucktown Allstars, jewelry and liquor raffles, $5,000 raffle at 6:45 p.m. Free and open to public. 483-3947.

    LECTURE, Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair of Judeo-Christian Studies at Tulane, sponsors “Judging Joseph in Light of Biblical Law,” March 22, 7 p.m., with Calum Carmichael, professor at Cornell University. Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway.  866-8793.
    VISITATION OF OUR LADY, “Getting Reel with Soulspirit” at the “Movies” concert, March 24, 7 p.m., 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children, sold after all Masses March 17 and 18. 569-0512.
    10TH ANNUAL CYO BOWLING TOURNAMENT, March 25, noon registration, 12:30-5 p.m. bowling. Colonial Bowling Lanes, 6601 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Registration: $15 a person includes three games, shoe rental.
    ATD (All Together in Dignity) FOURTH WORLD MOVEMENT, a worldwide community committed to ending extreme poverty, New Orleans chapter, Garden Party fund-raiser. March 25, 4-7 p.m., 88 Egret St., New Orleans. Donation: $30. 899-9950.
    CENACLE RETREAT HOUSE, benefit luncheon, March 25, 12:30 p.m. Metairie Country Club, 530 Woodvine Ave., Metairie. Lunch,  auctions, prizes, raffle, live music. Tickets $75. 11 a.m. Mass celebrant Father Donald Blanchard. 887-1420.
    LEGION OF MARY, annual renewal of fidelity to Mary, March 25, 2:30 p.m., St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Mass, social.
    LATIN MASS, March 25, 12:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Parish, 1025 Napoleon Ave.,  New Orleans.
    COME AND SEE WEEKEND, March 23-25, Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, 301 Yucca St., San Antonio, Texas. Women ages 18-45 learn about religious life., (210) 533-5149.

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