Calendar – May 18, 2013

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May 18-26

    ST. RITA, Home and School of St. Rita, Harahan, will co-host with St. Christopher School in Metairie City Park Night in New Orleans, May 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.

     LATIN MASS, May 26, 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. 899-1378.
     MAGNIFICAT METAIRIE, a ministry for women, hot breakfast, May 31, 9 a.m.-noon, Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Reservations: $20; call Jane at 466-2010 or 884-6152.  Speaker: Mary Lou McCall, former co-host with the late Archbishop Philip Hannan of the award-winning TV show, “Focus.” McCall will share how recovery from late-life alcoholism led to transformation of her life and an intimate relationship with Jesus.
    ST. DAVID, parish yard sale, June 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in church parking lot, 5617 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.  vendor space available; $25 donation suggested. Call the parish office at 947-2853.
    GIRL SCOUT RACE, Thin Mint 5K Sprint and one-mile Daisy Dash, June 2. On-site registration 7 a.m.; opening ceremonies 8 a.m.; Daisy Fun Run, 8:30 a.m.; 5K 9 a.m. Post-race party through 11:30 a.m. Meet at reunion Shelter, 4 Friedrichs, across from Christian Brothers School near Wisner Boulevard in New Orleans’ City Park. Entry fees: Thin Mint Sprint 5K, $20 before May 20; $30 to May 31; $35 race day. Family rate: $60 through May 20, includes four T-shirts. Daisy Dash: $10, by May 20, $20 through May 31; and $25 race day. $40 family rate through May 20. Download registration forms: Current Girl Scouts get a patch if registered by May 20, and T-shirts will be given to racers registered by May 20.
    CORPUS CHRISTI CELEBRATION, June 2, the Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis will celebrate a Holy Hour at 5 p.m. in Rome (10 a.m. CDT) to promote the New Evangelization. Many in New Orleans will be attending Mass at that hour.  Please include prayers for the New Evangelization in your Mass intentions or Universal Prayers that day. Additionally, all are encouraged to participate in the Archdiocesan Corpus Christi celebration beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, followed by a eucharistic procession to Holy Name of Jesus Church, where solemn benediction will take place.
    FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, June 7, Nativity of Our Lord Church, 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner. Contemporary eucharistic adoration with reconciliation, 6 p.m.; Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass with celebrant Father Jeffrey Montz and music by Lorraine Hess, 7 p.m.; dessert reception follows in auditorium. Bring a red rose for Jesus. Anne-Marie d’Abadie, 443-2204.
    CENACLE RETREAT HOUSE, “Journey Into June” retreats: “Staying Awake,” June 7-9, with Father Donald Blanchard; “The Breath of Life: Honoring the Mystic Within,” June 21-23, Father Joseph Nassal, CPPS; young adult ministry with Vince Liberto, 250-9697, June 22. Cenacle prayer enrollment, 887-1810, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie, 887-1420.
    ST. KATHARINE DREXEL, free Gospel Extravaganza, “I Will Praise the Lord While I Live,” June 7, 6:30 p.m. Featured: St. Katharine Drexel Gospel Choir, St. Katharine Drexel Dancers and Drummers, the Haitian Community, Golden Voices Community Choir, guest choirs, soloists and Uptown Music Theatre. Proceeds benefit the church. 2015 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans.
    ST. PETER, Rite of Blessing for a Child in the Womb for expectant families, June 9 during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. The rite observes that the blessing of an unborn child “sustains the parents by imparting grace and comfort in time of concern and need, unites the parish in prayer for the unborn child and fosters respect for human life within society.” Reserved seating required for expectant families. 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. (985) 892-9353.
    CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2013, registration open for June 10-14 session at Bishop Tracy Conference Center, Baton Rouge. Opportunity for parishes or high schools to have current or potential young leaders trained in leadership skills for ministry and beyond.
    HARRY TOMPSON CENTER, eighth annual gala “Hope, Dignity and Purpose,” rescheduled to June 15, 7-10 p.m., with music by retro rock band Levee Dawgs featuring former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, auction, food, $10,000 cash raffle (tickets $100 each) to benefit homeless center at St. Joseph Church on Tulane Avenue.Jesuit High School Student Commons, New Orleans. Gala tickets: $75; sponsors: $350-$5,000.344-2116.
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, School of Music and Fine Arts hosts two jazz camps: Loyola Summer Jazz Band Camp, June 16-20, for non-beginners who have completed 7th-12th grade and who play piano, bass, guitar, drums or brass, woodwind or string instruments. It will increase their skills, understanding and appreciation of jazz by working with the Loyola jazz faculty in master classes, private lessons, improvisation and combinations with different instruments and concerts featuring Loyola faculty members and guests. Tuition is $200 for commuting students or $340 with room and board. 865-2164. 19th annual Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, slated for July 1-19, music education classes to young student musicians ages 10-21. To qualify, students must also have a minimum of two years’ music study experience. The camp features guest artists-in-residence Kevin Eubanks and Norma Miller. Eubanks, an American jazz and fusion guitarist and composer, was the leader of Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” band from 1995-2010. Miller is an American swing dancer whose lengthy career has included collaborations with a variety of performers and musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, among others. More information on “Satchmo” camp offerings, auditions and fees is available online or 715-9295.
    SISTERS OF CHARITY OF SETON HILL, “Pray and Serve” weekend for single Catholic women ages 18-40, June 20-24. Participants reach out to needy in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties in Pennsylvania and reflect on service in the spirit and tradition of charity, shared prayer, eucharistic liturgy, quiet time and interaction with the Sisters of Charity. Program concludes June 24 after morning liturgy, prayer, breakfast and a departure blessing. There is no fee. (724) 836-0406, ext. 622, Download brochures, registration forms at Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is an international apostolic congregation of women religious.

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