Calendar – June 9, 2012

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June 9-23

➤ What: Annual Corpus Christi Mass and procession
➤ When: June 10, Mass at 9:30 a.m. celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond at the Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State St., New Orleans, followed by one-mile procession at 10:30 a.m. down State Street to Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6363 St. Charles Ave., for benediction at noon.
➤ Details: Plum Street snowballs after benediction; free parking at the West Garage, between Holy Name of Jesus Church and Tulane University, with continuous shuttles back to Our Lady of Prompt Succor.

    MOST HOLY TRINITY, “Great Adventure Bible Study,” on Tuesdays now through Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. Moderator Jeff Cavins will explore salvation history. Registration through June 15. Cost: $30. Bring Bible. (985) 892-0642.
    ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, celebration of Msgr. Andrew Taormina 50 years as a priest and 25 years as pastor, June 9, 4 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Gregory Aymond and fellow priests. A reception follows in parish auditorium, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
    OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, Cajun smoked pork dinners sold by Knights of Columbus June 10. Take out available after the 10 a.m.; dine-in after noon Mass. Cost: $8 a dinner.
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, annual Corpus Christi procession, June 10, following the 8 a.m. Mass. 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Vacation Bible School, June 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon “Sonrise National Park VBS” for 4 year olds through fourth graders. Bible stories, crafts, music, games, snacks. $25 a child or $20 for two or more children. (985) 796-5507. 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom.
    DIVINE MERCY, celebration of the Sacred Heart home enthronement program on Sacred Heart feast June 15, Nativity of Our Lord Church, 3325 Loyola Ave., Kenner. Contemporary eucharistic adoration at 6 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. Mass. 443-2204.

    JUBILEE MASS, for Sisters of the Holy Family, June 9, 10 a.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, New Orleans.
    ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL CHOIR, concert, June 10, 3 p.m. Corpus Christi/Epiphany Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Donation $5. (985) 287-0161.
    FREE DANCE CLASSES, New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, six-week summer session, June 11-July 20, for  ages 6-18. One archdiocesan site:  St. Jerome  Church, 2402 33rd St., Kenner. 522-0996.
    OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, more than 70 adult classes in new ACCP (Archdiocesan Catechetical Certification Program), beginning June 11. Multiple weeks of classes offered, usually four days for 2½ hours each day. Open to adults interested in growing in faith knowledge and catechists. Registration/classes:, click  “ICS Course Schedule.” 861-6255.
    CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, biweekly prayer meeting, Mass, healing service, June 13. Rosary, 7 p.m.; Mass, 8 p.m. Celebrant: Father Lance Campo. Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey.
    NAIM, Kenner/St. Philip chapter, meeting, June 13, 7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioners Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Open to widowed persons. 467-2683.
    MONTHLY PEACE MASS, June 14, 7:30 p.m., co-sponsored by St. Rita’s Mary Group and MIR. Celebrant: Father Warren Cooper. Confessions: 6:30 p.m.; rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.
    ECHO, a Theology of the Body camp for rising high school juniors and seniors and graduating seniors, July 3-6, Camp Abbey Retreat Center, Covington. Prayer, identity as men and women and vocation to love like God, gift of chastity and keys to authentic and life-giving relationships discussed. Deadline: June 15. Cost: $260 includes lodging, meals, snacks, T-shirt. 304-1280, email
    MULTICULTURAL MASS, June 16, 10 a.m. Celebrant: Auxiliary Bishop Shelton Fabre. St. Gabriel the Archangel, 4700 Pineda St., New Orleans. Priests and deacons invited to participate. Bring albs; chasubles, dalmatics and stoles provided. Details: 861-6300.
    COME AND SEE, Carmelite day, open to single women ages 16-35 interested in learning about religious life, June 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Carmelite Monastery, 73530 River Road, Covington, Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrates Mass.  Lunch, vocation talks from the sisters, prayer time. Register: Sister Edith: or Sister Grace: ; (985) 898-0923.
    GALA IN THE PARK, benefit and auction for Christ the Healer Medical Mission in Nicaragua, June 22, 7-10 p.m. City Park’s Timkin Building (former casino), Parkview Terrace second floor. Advance tickets by June 15: $50 a person. At door: $60 a person. (985) 727-9759.
    MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT, “What God Has Joined,” couples marriage enrichment,  June 23 at 9 a.m.-June 24 at 1 p.m. St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Center. Speakers: Jason and Elise Angelette, Shirley and Arthur Dupre,  Ryan and Danielle Enk. 830-3716, Donation: $220 suggested, not required. Pre-registration: $50.
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, Alumni Enrichment Series, “Growing in Knowledge and Deepening our Faith,” Alumni College: Experience Loyola Again, June 22-24. Open to alumni, spouses, friends., 861-5454, e-mail
    ST. MARY OF THE PINES, Summer Splash for sixth- through eighth-grade girls and mothers, June 23, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Day of spiritual and fun events with swimming. Cost: $6. Register: Sister M. Clared Coyne, or mail to St. Mary of the Pines, P.O. Box 38, Chatawa, MS 39632. Register by June 11.

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