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ST. RITA, 20th annual Pecan Festival, Nov. 9, 6-11 p.m.; Nov. 10, noon-midnight; Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. LSU and Saints game tailgating and game broadcast on Jumbotron TV. Family Fun Run, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.; Spaghetti dinner, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., cafeteria. Rides, live music (Category 6, Nov. 9, 7-10 p.m.; Five Finger Discount, Nov. 10, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Groovy 7, Nov. 11, 5-8 p.m.), food, auction, a kids’ area, kids’ dance party (Nov. 9). www.stritapecanfestival.com.
ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, “Goes to the Olympics” Oyster Festival, Nov. 9, 6-11 p.m.; Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Nov. 11, noon-8 p.m. Food, games, rides, West Esplanade at Cleary avenues, Metairie.
ST. LUKE, Slidell, Mass and dinner for physicians and medical professionals, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. Mass, followed by potluck dinner. Guest speaker: Dr. Rob Chasuk, member of the Catholic Medical Association RSVP for dinner: (985) 781-8248.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies Council Fall Craft Fair, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4921 West Metairie Ave. Plus, Ladies Council general meeting, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria.
SACRED HEART Latin Mass for war veterans, Nov. 11, noon. Celebrant: Father Van Constant, veteran of Iraqi War, chaplain at the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in Gibson, La. 705-7132.
OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, indoor garage sale, Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., parish hall, 6851 River Road, Waggaman. 436-4459.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. Parking available in schoolyard, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.
OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE, 16th annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Deacon Larry Oney. Father Basil Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, Algiers. Tickets $50. 398-2206.
ST. ANN, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Home and School meeting, cafeteria. Men’s Club Thanksgiving dinner for parishioners, Nov. 17, 5-7:30 p.m., cafeteria. Donation: $5 a plate or three non-perishable goods a plate, Men’s Club, meeting Nov. 19, 7 p.m., cafeteria.
ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club general meeting, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., cafeteria, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. Thanksgiving feast served; Keep Christ in Christmas car magnets sold. 453-6460, email@example.com.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, Homecoming 2012, Nov. 14-18, including a homecoming parade Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. followed by campus tours and university basketball games and a class reunion reception at 5 p.m. www.xula.edu, 520-7575.
ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association’s annual Holiday Market, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge. Admission: $5, includes a chance to win donated gifts, refreshments. Handmade clothing, embroidery items, gift baskets, NOLA merchandise, handcrafted jewelry, prayer pockets, candles, paintings, bath items, hats, purses, kitchen accessories, wreaths, hand-stamped note cards.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER, 16th annual Archdiocese of New Orleans Family Life Apostolate Mother-Daughter human sexuality program, Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. Mothers and daughters learn about respect and appreciation for God’s gifts of human sexuality, fertility, emphasizing chastity, life, and parent-child communication. Natural Family Planning teachers, health care professionals and mothers present sensitive material in a non-threatening atmosphere. St. Peter’s St. Mary’s Hall, Covington. Cost: $25 for each mother-daughter couple. Registration: St. Peter’s Office of Marriage and Family Life, (985) 892-9353, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSGR. RAY HEBERT, hosts reception for Marjorie and Merlin Barth, Nov. 12, 2-5 p.m., St. John’s Villa, 4701 Wichers Drive, Marrero. Msgr. Hebert instructed Marjorie Barth in the Catholic faith nearly 60 years ago. She is an extraordinary minister of holy Communion in Anaheim, Calif., and was nominated for Catholic Woman of the Year in the Diocese of Orange. 341-6399.
PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES, open house, Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m., 200 Beta St., Belle Chasse. Father William O’Riordan, leads opening prayer and blessing. Staff and facility tours available. Padua Community Services offers residential programs with home-like atmospheres for medically fragile children, adults with developmental disabilities. RSVP: Katie Goldrath, email@example.com.
FATHER JAMES A. TARANTINO AWARDS BREAKFAST, Nov. 13, 8-9 a.m., Johnny V’s Bistro, 6106 Magazine St., New Orleans. $35. Hosted by Holy Rosary Academy and High School. 2012 recipient: retired Auxiliary Bishop Dominic Carmon. 482-7174.
SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, author of “Dead Man Walking,” Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Preceded by make-your-own po-boy supper, at 5:30 p.m. The People Program, 2240 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Cost: $6, with Nov. 13 reservation deadline. 284-7678. Seating limited.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, prayer meeting, Mass, healing service, Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey. Next service: Nov. 14 with celebrant Father Lance Campo; Nov. 28, with Father Michael Nam. Mass, 8 p.m.; rosary, 7 p.m. Anointing of the Sick on Nov. 14.
FRIENDS OF ST. ALPHONSUS, “Fun Under the Frescoes” concert series, Nov. 14, Paul Sanchez, 6-8 p.m. Future concerts: the Pfister Sisters, Dec. 12; Philip Melancon, Jan. 9; the McTeggart Irish Dancers and the Crescent City Celtic Band, March 13. 2025 Constance St., New Orleans.
ALAN AMES, Catholic evangelist, mystic with gift of healing, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans; Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 28088 Main St., in Lacombe
MIR CONCERT, third in a series of free Catholic concerts, Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m. with Thomas Schneidau, Lorraine Hess, Jamie Diliberto. Lafreniere Park. 650-7575.
SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY, 170th anniversary of order’s founding; 200th anniversary of foundress Venerable Henriette Delille’s birth. Symposium on her life, Nov. 16, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1100 Chartres St., New Orleans; Mass, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. celebrating both milestones at St. Louis Cathedral.
CLOSING MASS FOR YEAR OF RENEWAL, Nov. 17, 10 a.m., Transfiguration of the Lord, Elysian Fields at Prentiss avenues, New Orleans. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. 861-6300.
INTERFAITH COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, a nonprofit promoting unity among Roman Catholic, Protestant Reformed and Eastern Orthodox churches, presents “Your Health and Spirituality for Stronger Faith public conference, Nov. 17, 5-9 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 5875 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Registration: $10 by Nov. 15. A Hindu and Muslim doctor and two Christian spiritual mentors share health insights. 899-2200.
CATHOLIC BOOKSTORE, discussion and book signing by Julie Cragon, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. 3003 S. Carrollton corner Fig.
ST. DOMINIC, Knights of Columbus Council No. 3729 Peter Compagno Sr. Memorial Champagne Brunch to benefit Ozanam Inn, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $15 a person, two for $25. Knights of Columbus Hall Christopher Room, 6254 Vicksburg St., New Orleans. 284-8377, 835-4777.
OUT OF AREA
ROSARYVILLE, one-day mini retreat, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Moderator: Dominican Sister Rose Bowen. Fee: $35. (225) 294-5039, ext. 101, rosaryvillela.com.