Calendar – April 27, 2013

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April 27-May 4

    LATIN MASS, April 28, 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. For repose of the soul of Joan Carroll Cruz ,who died Oct. 20. 899-1378.
    NAIM, New Orleans chapter meeting, April 30, 6:30 p.m., St. Pius X multi-purpose room, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Deacon Drea Capaci, director of Family Life Apostolate, speaks on “The Year of the Family and Faith.” Widowed persons invited.
    MAGNIFICAT, ministry for women breakfast, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict’s Plantation, 1144  North Causeway Blvd.,  Mandeville. Tickets: $12. 495-8486. Speaker: Jane Trufant Harvey.
    GARAGE SALE, St. Martha Church, May 2-3, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 4, 7-11 a.m. 366-1604. 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey.
    LA. CATFISH FESTIVAL PAGEANT, baby and youth pageant open to newborns to 4-year-olds, May 4, 10 a.m., Father Mac Community Center. Entry fee $45. Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival, June 21, 5-11 p.m.; June 22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; June 23, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., 17324 La. 631, Des Allemands. Pay-one-price rides, bands, games, monster trucks, food, plants, crafts, catfish eating contest (June 22), catfish skinning contests, queen’s pageant June 8, 7 p.m.; also, Miss and Teen and Junior contests.  (985) 785-0289.
    BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF LOUISIANA, a service and support organization that began in WWI for mothers with children serving in the Armed Forces, hosts Gold Star Mother’s Day Luncheon (for mothers who have lost children to war), May 4, 11 a.m. (225) 677-8371.

    ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, School Band Spring Concert April 29, 7 p.m., church, 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Home and School Association general membership meeting, May 6, 7 p.m., church.
    ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY, choir spring concert, Broadway Musical, April 30, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Chotin Center,  312 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Tickets: $10 available in advance, online and at door. (985) 892-2540, ext. 104, email

    ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER recently named Suzette Callais as its new director. A native of Buras who moved to Ponchatoula with her children, mother and father two months prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Callais was co-owner of Especially For You Florist for 25 years and has served in community volunteer roles such as a member of the Ponchatoula Rotary Club, Richard Murphy Hospice Gala Board, Ponchatoula Chamber Board, Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization, Ponchatoula High PTSA.,

    ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, final  Parents’ Club board meeting for 2012-13, May 7, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria. (Note time change.) Dinner served. 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.
    ST. BENILDE, Home and School Association’s Father/Daughter Dance, May 3, 7 p.m., cafeteria, 1901 Division St., Metairie.
    ST. VINCENT’S INFANT AND MATERNITY GUILD, annual Spring Luncheon and officer installation, May 7, 11 a.m., New Orleans Airport Hilton, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner. Cost: $35, by reservation. Deadline: April 24. 471-0715. Invocation by Msgr. Andrew Taormina. Guild members will model. Officers, serving for two years, are Barbara Richard, president; Colleen Cloninger, first vice president; Linda Brunken, second vice president; Casey Klaman, recording secretary;: Gaynell Pervel, corresponding secretary; Cindy Wooderson, treasurer;  Marcy Mayeaux, past president, parliamentarian. The Guild provides funds, clothing and basic necessities for children and adolescents helped by Pro-Life Ministries and other Catholic Charities programs. Membership is open to those living in the archdiocese.
    CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS, Night at the Zephyrs game, May 7, 7  p.m. $3 game tickets, $1 hot dogs all night. Download ticket voucher at, print it or show it on your smart phone at the Zephyrs Ticket Office to purchase discounted tickets. New Orleans Zephyrs play the Salt Lake Bees that night. Checks made payable to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and cash only. Reservations required for orders of 50 or more. 734-5155. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Education Services and Hispanic Apostolate Programs. Those interested in buying tickets for Head Start students to attend the game can call Steve Lenahan, associate director of education services at 861-6359.
    ANNUAL HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA, May 10-18, 7 p.m. Celebrants and speakers: Father Kyle Dave, May 10; Father Kevin DeLerno, May 11; Rev. Quentin Moody, May 12; Father Basil Burns, May 13; Father Christian DeLerno, May 14; Father Steve Bruno, May 15; Father Vinh Dinh Luu, May 16; Father Michael Snyder, with healing Mass and service, May 17; Father John Payne, May 18. Love offering taken each evening to support the novena. Sacred Heart of Jesus, 28088 Main St., Lacombe. (985) 882-5229.
    ST. AGNES CHURCH, National Nurses Week, celebrated with Mass, May 11, 10 a.m. “Blessing of the Hands of Nurses” ceremony for all medical professionals, including nurses, physicians, medical assistants, EMTs, other caregivers. Celebrant: Father Carroll Heffner. 833-9805; email 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson.
    MOTHER’S DAY ROSARY CRUSADE FOR LIFE, 15th annual event, May 11, 8-9:30 a.m., Causeway Medical Clinic, 3044 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie. Benny Littel will share his story of abortion. Archbishop Gregory Aymond and fellow priests will lead a decade of the rosary to pray for an end to abortion. Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling and Prayer Ministry, a ministry of the archdiocesan Respect Life Office, 460-9360.
    RICHIE KERNION GOLF FORE LIFE! TOURNAMENT, May 13, tee time, noon. Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Four-person scramble. Cost: $125, individual golfer includes food, beverage, gift bag, golf round; $500 each team. 1 (866) 463-5433.
    “BECOMING A SPIRIT-DRIVEN FAMILY” RETREAT, May 17-19, St. Jane de Chantal, 72040 Maple St.,  Abita Springs. Focus: Family life in the Spirit. Sessions for ages 4- adults. Childcare for children ages 1-3. Advance registration required. (985) 892-1439,
    BEGINNING EXPERIENCE, weekend to help separated, divorced or widowed individuals begin a new life, May 17-19,  Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. The next weekend will be Oct. 18-20 also at Rosaryville. 810-0055, 861-6243.
    ST. CLETUS, 23rd annual pre-festival golf tournament, May 18, tee-time, 1 p.m. shotgun start, four-person scramble. Timberlane Country Club Golf Course, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna. Entry: $75 a golfer/$300 a team or $375 for a foursome and hole sponsorship; $100 hole sponsorship. Golf, food, drinks, prizes. 367-7951.
    FREE CONCERTS, Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemetery, “Sunday Afternoons at Lake Lawn Metairie” in the East Chapel at 3 p.m., receptions to follow. May 19, “M is for Mother,” celebrating Mother’s Day with vocalist Leah Chase and pianist Michael Pellera;  June 9, “A Present for Pops and Paw Paws,” with clarinetist Tim Laughlin and his trio honoring his mentor, clarinetist Pete Fountain and all fathers.
    ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, two silent directed retreats, May 24-29 and June 14-19, at St. Mary of the Pines Retreat and Renewal Center in Chatawa, Miss. Daily meetings with trained spiritual directors. Cost: $350 (all inclusive). 861-3254.

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