Calendar – May 19, 2012

Deadline: Submissions due Thursday

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May 20-29

    ST. RITA, Home and School Association-sponsored skate night, May 22, 6-8 p.m., Airline Skate Center.

    LIVING ROSARY, at Nativity of Our Lord Church of Divine Mercy Parish, May 22 after 6:30 p.m. Mass. Sponsored by the Divine Mercy Legion of Mary. 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner.
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, STEAM’s end-of-the-year “Family Pool Party,” May 25, cosponsored with Ladies” Council. to register. 888-0703.
    GOOD SHEPHERD, Latin Mass, May 27, 12:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Van Constant. 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans.  899-1378.
 St. John Bosco, Women’s Society meeting, May 28, 7 p.m., Family Life Center, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.
    MOST HOLY TRINITY, “The Great Adventure” adult formation Bible study, on Tuesdays from May 29-Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. Also, Sonrise National Park Vacation Bible School, June 11-15, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open to those in first to sixth grades. $35 a student. (985) 892-0642. 4465 Hwy. 190, Covington.

    HOLY NAME OF JESUS, free wedding music recital, May 20, 4 p.m. Professional musicians will demonstrate sacred wedding music and explain the role of music in wedding liturgy.  6367 St Charles Ave., New Orleans. 
    CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, prayer meeting, Mass, healing service, May 23, 7:30 p.m., Infant Jesus of Prague, 700 Maple St., Harvey. Celebrant: Father Raul Lobo. Mass, 8 p.m.; rosary, 7 p.m. 
    RETIREMENT CELEBRATION, for St. Michael Special School principal Jane Silva, May 24. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Student Center, followed by an adult reception. RSVP: 524-7285. 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans.
    PENTECOST CELEBRATION AND MASS, May 27, 2-4:30 p.m., sponsored by Catholic Charismatic Renewal. St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie.  Praise and worship, led by Al Mansfield, precedes Mass. The CCRNO music ministry led by Joe Polito; testimonies given by Timmy McCaffery and Lydia Dufresne. Celebrant and homilist: Father Lance Campo, director of the Center of Jesus the Lord. 828-1368.; email:

    ST. CLARE CHURCH, Waveland, annual Seafood Festival, May 25, 5-10 p.m.; May 26, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; May 27, noon-9 p.m. Celebrity chefs, rides, crafts, 5K run, money drawing, cupcake decorating, live entertainment planned. 236 South Beach Blvd.

    ARCHBISHOP SHAW, 17th annual fishing rodeo, June 2, Lafitte Harbor Marina, 4932 Kendal Road, Lafitte. Tickets: $30 includes backdown launch, T-shirt, eight categories of competition, random prize drawings. Food and refreshments provided by Outback Steakhouse during weigh-in. An after weigh-in party also will be held. Non-anglers get in for $20. 722-2363.
    ACCESS, a pro-life program of Catholic Charities, will hold its annual Jazz Brunch Fund-raiser at the Audubon Tea Room, June 3, 11 a.m. for a lively Jazz Brunch followed by an exciting Silent Auction. Tickets for the brunch are $60 and may be obtained by calling 885-1141.
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Summer Camp Eagle, weekly day camp June 4-July 26. Swimming, sports, recreational games, arts and crafts, discovery science, computer games, guest performers, sock hops, skits, Freaky Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays with before and after care available. $150 per child weekly (less if more than one child in family registers). Discount for prepaid weeks. West Metairie Avenue at Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. 888-6353.
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Vacation Bible School, June 11-15, 9 a.m-noon. “Sonrise National Park VBS.” Open to 4-year-olds through fourth graders. Bible stories, crafts, music, games, snacks. $25 a children or $20 when multiple children register from one family. 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom. (985) 796-5507
    LITURGICAL MUSIC SEMINAR 2012: “Come by Here, My Lord: The Felt Liturgical, Musical and Pastoral Needs of Musicians and Liturgy Coordinators in the African-American Catholic Church,” June 24-29. Instructor: Rawn Harbor, M.T.S. will explore Black history, eucharistic celebration, catechetics, initiation rites, the ritual application of music, and newly composed psalms in light of the newly revised Roman Missal. This specialized C&E offering is limited to 15 co-learners. Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University. 520-7691.
    SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY, “A Heavenly Concert II,” June 24, 6-9 p.m., the Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Proceeds will defray cost of the beatification process of Venerable Henriette Delille, founders of the Sisters of the Holy Family. Tickets are $50. Sponsorships from $250-$10,000 available. Concert features jazz masters Ellis Marsalis, Joe Sample, Charmaine Neville, Judy Spellman, Connie and Dwight Fitch, Gospel choirs. Master of ceremonies: Norman Robinson. Music by Roderick Paulin and The Big Easy Groovers. 241-3088 weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Vacation Bible School, June 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon. Open to children in the parish who  have completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost:  $40 a child. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. (985) 626-6977.
    REUNION, a 50-year class reunion planned Aug. 11, for the 1962 graduating class of Mater Dolorosa School. Bobby Gros, 723-6279, 615-1818, or Cathy Bloemer Lusco, 259-1225, 905-4776,

    The New Orleans Central Committee, Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary, gave awards at its annual Low Sunday Banquet. Acknowledged for outstanding service were Traydell Beard, Vacaeus Black, Shirley Carpenter, Anthony G. Carter, Robert Charles, Murphy Clark, Dawn Collins, Janice Collins, Darlene Davillier, Sylvon Dent, Kim Dumas, Charles Hampton Jr.,Constance J. Goldsby, Abra Harris, Gertrude Harris, Lorraine P. Hayes, Wilhemina Herring, Kendall S. Joseph, Kendrick Joseph, Roosevelt Julien, David Keller, Keith Lafonta, Shelia Louper, Yvonne Lucas, Jacqueline Mayo, Andrelle Rondeno, Victoria Schofield, Shirley W. Tarves, Karen Tassin, Cheryl Turner, Mary West, Jeremy V. Williams, Gail M. Winsey. Msgr. John Cisewski, St. Katherine Drexel pastor, received a lifetime award from the committee; and Lydia Bolden, a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and Claver Court # 267, was named outstanding lady.

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