Calendar – April 21, 2012

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April 21-29

    ST. ANGELA MERICI, second annual Gumbalaya cook-off, April 21, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Pay-one-price for all-you-can-eat ($13 adults, $10 ages 13-21, $5 ages 6-12 in advance or add $2 a ticket at the door; children under 5 eat free). Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries sold. $1,000 raffle, silent auction, inflatables. Music by Nola Express. 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. 835-8491.
    HOLY FAMILY, annual fundraiser, “Back to Your Prom,” April 21, doors open at 5 p.m., with open bar until 6 p.m., $1 for wine and beer after. Tickets: $50 each or three for $100. Live music by Local Option 2. Participants asked to dress in prom attire “of their time.” Food, dancing, live auction, parade of prizes, Teacup auction, heads or tails game, $10,000 cash grand prize. 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling. (985) 785-8585.
    ST. DOMINIC, St. Monica Ministry meeting, April 21, after 8:30 a.m. Mass. St. Monica chaplet and novena recited for those not practicing their faith, followed by short meeting in Siena room. May 2, chaplet and novena following 5:30 p.m. Mass. St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave.
    GOOD SHEPHERD, Latin Mass, April 29, 12:30 p.m., at the parish’s St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Celebrant: Father Van Constant. Good Shepherd Choir, with soloist Phyllis Treigle; chanter Bart Folse. 899-1378.
    OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, 2012 fair “OLDP Goes to the Tropics,” April 27-29. Entertainment: April 27, Epic, 7-11 p.m.; April 28, Weathered, 4-7 p.m. and Category 6, 8-11 p.m.; April 29, Karma, 4-6 p.m., The Top Cats, 7-10 p.m. Food, rides, raffle, games, parade of prizes. 8600 block of West Metairie Avenue, Metairie.

    MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” April 19-21, 7 p.m.; April 22, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $10, students; $15, adults. Performing Arts Center, 7027 Milne Blvd., New Orleans. Brown Linen Night annual art show/auction, theatre  arts performers, April 26, 6-8 p.m., gym. 288-7626,
    ST. ANN, Home and School meeting April 23, 7:30 p.m. Installation dinner for club officers.
    ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club monthly meeting, April 24, 7 p.m., multipurpose room. Also, Spring Festival,“The Magic of St. Pius, April 28, 4-9 p.m.; April 29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Food, games, entertainment. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. 282-2811.
    ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, Parents’ Club Prom Fest meeting, April 24, 7 p.m., cafeteria. Discussing Prom Fest scheduled May 5  after senior prom from midnight to 5 a.m. Also, Parents’ Club Parents in Prayer pray rosary, May 2, 8 a.m., chapel.
    ST. PHILIP NERI, Co-Operative Club general membership meeting, April 26, 7 p.m., assembly hall.

    ST. JUDE SPRING NOVENA, April 21-29. Novena speaker: well-known author and speaker Franciscan Father Albert Haase. Masses: 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. weekdays; 4 p.m. Saturday; and 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. on Sundays.  St. Jude Shrine, 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans.
    CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, 7 p.m. rosary, 8 p.m. Mass and healing service, April 25, Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey.  Celebrant: Father Joseph Dau. Guest speaker: Healing prayer service led by Sister Philip Marie Burle. 
    ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Finding God in Your Everyday Life Experiences,“ April 26, 10 a.m.-noon, 2505 Maine Ave., Metairie. Presenters: ASC Partners in Mission, Charlene Rovira and Jane Hebert. $10. Register:, 861-3254.
    OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL FEAST DAY MASS, April 26, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1307 Louisiana Ave. Celebrant: Msgr. Christopher H. Nalty, Good Shepherd Parish pastor. Melissa Brocato, soloist, with Brian Morgan, pipe organ.
    CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE, pro-life breakfast, April 28, 9 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 346 Fir St., LaPlace. Keynote speaker: Patricia Jones, a house mother at Danielle Inn with special guest 17-year-old Kayla Allain, an Academy of the Sacred Heart senior who founded Kids for Community. Reservations required. (985) 756-4376.
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, altar society potluck supper, April 28, after 5:30 p.m. Mass. In celebration of Benedictine Father Timothy Burnett’s 32nd anniversary of his ordination. 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom.
    MASS FOR VOCATIONS, April 29, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. All priests, sisters, brothers, deacons and people of the Archdiocese invited. Seminarians, women and men in formation for consecrated life and diaconate candidates will join in thanking God for their vocation. 861-6298.
    SEELOS HEALING MASS, with anointing, April 29, 1 p.m. with homilist Redemptorist Father Patrick Keyes. National Seelos Shrine/St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St., at Constance Street, New Orleans. Confessions before Mass, veneration of missionary crucifix relic, one-on-one intercessory prayer at 11:45 a.m. Concelebrant: Redemptorist Father Byron Miller, vice postulator for the canonization. 525-2495.
    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, St. Jude Society annual spring tea “Diamonds and Daffodils,” April 29, 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Food, prizes, raffle. Tickets: $25. School cafeteria, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 454-0939.
    SISTERS SERVANTS OF MARY, novena to Our Lady Mary Health of the Sick, April 29-May 7, 6 p.m. solemn Mass on May 8 at 6:30 a.m. Servants of Mary Chapel, 5001 Perlita St., New Orleans. 282-5549.

    PEOPLE PROGRAM, registration for the summer session begins May 1 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Courses including nutrition, dance, language, computer, stress management, New Orleans history, music. Open to  those age 50 to 96. $150 a semester allows unlimited classes on three campuses, 6201 Stratford Place, Algiers (Tuesday-Thursday); 2240 Lakeshore Drive (Monday through Thursday); 6017 Camphor St., Metairie, (Tuesday and Thursday). Summer session is June 12-July 17.  Summer fee is $30 each class or $50 unlimited. Fall session begins Aug. 20. www.people 284-7678.
    INTRODUCING RACIAL SOBRIETY, May 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Archdiocesan Northshore Pastoral Center, 19266 Slemmer Road, Covington. Facilitators: Sister Theresa Marie Tran and Martin Gutierrez. This workshop offers a safe place to begin a conversation about race. 861-6272,
    ST. VINCENT INFANT AND MATERNITY GUILD, annual spring luncheon, May 3, 11 a.m., Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner. Tickets: $35. Reservations required: 471-0715.
    MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST, West St. Tammany chapter, May 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict’s Plantation. Speaker: Jimmy Seghers. Tickets by May 1: $12, available weekdays at Most Holy Trinity Church, 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington.
    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, school golf tournament, May 4, Covington Country Club. Scramble, shotgun start: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m. Prizes for first through third place, closest to hole, longest drive, parade of prizes raffle. Entry fees: $95 a person; $380 team of four for a.m. round;  $125 a person or $500 a team for p.m. round. Registration: 7 and 11 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
    SUMMER 2012 AT CAMP ABBEY, week-long camps for boys and girls who have completed second through eighth grades. Boys’ weeklong sessions are June 3-9, June 10-16, June 17-23 and June 24-30. Girls’ weeklong sessions are July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28 and July 29-Aug. 4. Cost is $395 a week and includes all activities and meals. Arts and crafts, camping, hiking, archery, swimming, boating, performing arts, sports, opportunities for prayer, Mass, reconciliation and Eucharistic adoration offered. (985) 327-7240.

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