Calendar – May 11, 2013

Deadline: Submissions due Thursday (10 days before each issue)
(504) area code unless noted

May 9-18

    ST. RITA, monthly Peace Mass, May 9, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Holy Cross Father Thomas Chambers, president of the Willwoods Community; confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.
    ST. JOHN CHURCH, May crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 12 at the 9:15 a.m. Mass. Flowers can be brought to be blessed and placed at the Virgin Mary altar. 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom. (985) 796-3806.
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, reunion for graduates from 1980-90, May 17, 7-11 p.m., cafeteria. $40 a person, includes food and  drinks. Register at or,

    LIGHT OF THE WORLD PRAYER COMMUNITY, weekly prayer meeting, May 10, 17, 24 and 31, Newman Center Chapel at the University of New Orleans, Elysian Fields entrance. Rosary begins at 6:45 p.m.; prayer and praise, 7:15 p.m. 559-2414.
    CATHOLIC CHARITIES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS (CCANO), Interpreting and Translation Services program sponsors free training for bilingual community members interested in volunteering to interpret for limited English-proficient individuals affected by a disaster to help them access emergency assistance programs. Two, two-day sessions: May 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (lunch included), May 13, 6-8:30 p.m.; or May 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (lunch) May 15, 9-11:30 a.m. Anyone with high level of English proficiency and another language invited. Contact Danielle Smith, 310-6913.
    LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY, and Jesuit Father James C. Carter, president emeritus and Gerald N. Gaston Distinguished Professor in Religion and Science, present an online webinar on “God, Quarks, Tadpoles and My Faith,” May 14, 8 p.m. To sign in on event day, go to: for instructions.

    FIRST ANNUAL MEN’S DAY,“A Man’s Rightful Place,” May 19, 3 p.m. Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4230 South Broad St., New Orleans. Keynote speaker: Oliver Thomas, a parishioner. Free; light refreshments follow. Details: 822-3394.
    CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL, city wide annual Pentecost Celebration and Mass, May 19, 2-4:30 p.m., St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Celebrant/homilist: Oblate Father John Morin of St. Jude Shrine. Pre-Mass praise and  worship  led  by  Al Mansfield; CCRNO  music  ministry, testimonies from Garrett Gros, Khristine Blaise. 828-1360;; email:
    HEALING MASS, for those who have lost a spouse to death or divorce, May 22, 7 p.m. Celebrant: Father Mike Kettenring, a widower and priest for 12 years. Time for healing, comfort, peace, encouragement. Refreshments follow in auditorium. Sponsored by Divine Mercy Parish’s Mature Adults. Nativity of Our Lord Church, Divine Mercy Parish, 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner., 466-6838.
    ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, Mass and healing service including eucharistic exposition and benediction, May 20, 7 p.m. 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. 488-2651.
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, Twomey Center for Peace through Justice with instructors from Institute of Reading Development, offers eight reading skills programs for 4 year olds through adults. Tuition and materials fees vary. Early summer session begins week of June 3; late summer session week of July 10. Loyola University New Orleans campus and locations in Kenner, Metairie. Register: (888) 201-2448, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., weekdays; 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
    MAGNIFICENT HOUSE OF DISCERNMENT, accepting applications for one-year housing from women age 20 and older discerning a religious vocation. Discerners learn about spiritual direction, prayer and religious community living during the year by meeting women religious from various religious congregations. Cost: $400 a month for room and board, but can be negotiated. Sacred Heart Sister Diane Roche or Sister of the Holy Family Carmen Bertrand,, 227-3203.

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