Calendar – May 5, 2012

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May 5-12

    ST. CLETUS, summer camp for children ages 5-13, May 28-July 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One-time registration fee: $25 a family. Before care free from 7-9 a.m. After care available until 6 p.m. for a fee. Registration dates: May 5, 12 or 19, 9 a.m-noon  in Jerome Hall, 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna.
    ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, talk on pro-life movement, May 8, after 6 p.m. Mass, by Peg Kenny, executive director of the Louisiana Pro-Life Council. She will encourage involvement in the pro-life movement  through prayer, education, service, volunteer work, advocacy. 13396 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-6383.

    ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association general meeting, May 8, 7 p.m., MBC.
    MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, annual Alumnae Tennis Tournament, May 9, 8:30 a.m. registration, UNO Tennis Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $80 a team in advance. Food from popular local restaurants. 288-7626, ext. 217;

    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, Jewels of the Baroque concert, classical chamber music ensemble from New Orleans featuring alumna soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, May 6, 3 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Free parking in West garage. Tickets: $25 preferred seating; $15 reserved seating; free for faculty/staff/students. 865-2074.
    CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, prayer meeting, Mass, healing service, May 9. Rosary, 7 p.m.; Mass 8 p.m. Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey. Celebrant: Father H.J. Adams. 
    DAY OF PRAYER FOR MOTHERS, May 10, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Center. Author Marie Louise Guste Mix, will read narrative poems to serve as guided meditations. Retreat offering: $30 includes lunch. (985) 892-3473.
    MONTHLY PEACE MASS, May 10, 7 p.m., with confessions at 6:30 p.m. and rosary at 7 p.m. Sponsored by St. Rita’s Mary Group and MIR in celebration of MIR’s 25th anniversary. 7118 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

    ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Lacombe, Ladies Guild recently elected 2012 officers: Estelle Baudier, president; Lori Vidrine, vice president; Pamela Miceli, secretary; Kathy Lusch, treasurer; and Sue Ohler, outgoing president and first board member.
    ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, faculty member Elena Perdomo of Metairie  received the school’s 2011-12 Distinguished Educator Award, established this year to honor a faculty or staff member who exemplifies the values of the Catholic Church while setting a standard of excellence amongst their colleagues and serving as a role model for our students. She received  a bouquet of flowers and a $1,000 check. Perdomo has taught Spanish and French at Archbishop Chapelle for more than 40 years and has traveled during the summer to Europe with a group of students for the past 15 years.
    Also, several members of the faculty and staff recently were recognized for their years of service to the school. They are: Kathy Lagasse (30 years), Mary Beth Drez (30 years), Sue Ellington (30 years), Cheryl Anderson (10 years), Annette Thibodeaux (20 years), Christina Schlaudecker (10 years), Nancy Larousse (10 years), Barbara Achee Landry ’74 (10 years) and Joann Haydel (10 years). 

    ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, free concert by Thierry Escaich, May 13, 6 p.m. “The Art of Improvisation,” including works by George Frederick Handel, César Franck, Louis Vierne, and Olivier Messiaen.  Noted as a composer, organist and improviser, Escaich will perform his own Poèmes Pour Orgue.
    COVENANT OF LOVE, date night, with speakers Jason and Elise Angelette of Willwoods Community Faith and Marriage Ministry, May 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care available, and bring dancing shoes. (985) 792-7099, (985) 892-9353, mfl@stpeter 125 East 19th Ave.,  Covington.
    ROMAN MISSAL WEBINAR, free online webinar with Jesuit Father Stephen Sauer, “The Roman Missal: A Look at the New Translation,” May 15, 8 p.m. Father Sauer is pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish ,  has graduate degrees in liturgical studies and is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy.  To access this webinar and for upcoming webinars, visit
    ST. PHILIP NERI, the school art and robotics show will be on display May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parishioner’s Center, and the choir and band will perform in concert at 7 p.m.
    SACRED HEART OF JESUS CHURCH, annual Holy Spirit novena, “Your Sorrow will turn to Joy,” May 18-26, 7 p.m. nightly. 28088 Main St., Lacombe. (985) 882-5229.
    CHOOSING TO BE CATHOLIC, Charis retreat rooted in Ignatian spirituality for young men and women ages 18-40, May 19-20. Exploring Catholic faith through peer talks, small group discussions, reflection time, prayer experiences, and Mass. $75 includes all meals, lodging at Camp Abbey Retreat Center and supplies. Sponsored by Office of Young Adult Ministry. To register:, or 227-3229.
    HANDICAPPED ENCOUNTER CHRIST (HEC), retreat designed with the needs of persons with physical disabilities, May 25-27, Cenacle Retreat House. Abled or disabled individuals wanting to be on a team should call Carol at 577-1415; Deanne, 427-6776, Peter, 421-1200 or Phuong, 333-1193. $100.
    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (Jesuit) Church, second annual Gospel choir concert in celebration of the feast of Pentecost featuring Shades of Praise interracial Gospel choir, St. Leo/St. Raymond Voices of Greatness and St. Paul the Apostle Gospel Choir, June 1, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Racial Harmony committee. 130 Baronne St., New Orleans. Free, with reception in Lenes Hall.
    MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST, June 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Reservations: $15. Continental breakfast of muffins, fruit, yogurts, juices, coffees, hot tea. Send checks to “Magnificat Metairie,” Jane Margavio, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, LA 70062.
    BEGINNING EXPERIENCE, weekend to help separated, divorced of widowed make a new beginning in their lives. June 8-10, Lumen Christi Retreat Center in Schriever, La. 810-0055, (985) 764-6327.

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