Calendar – June 8, 2013

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June 9-22

    MOST HOLY TRINITY, Masses and a vigil to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 7, 8:45 a.m.; eucharistic adoration with an all-night vigil June 7 from  9:15 a.m. until Saturday 8 a.m. followed by a Mass for the Immaculate Heart of Mary June 8 starting at 8 a.m. 4465 Highway 190, East Service Road, Covington. Pat Verret (985) 809-2705 or Gerri Alonzo (985) 892-9779.
    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, “The Mighty God” Vacation Bible School, June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon. Bible stories, crafts, music, games, snacks for ages 4-10. Cost: $25 a child or $20 each for two or more children in a family. Adult volunteers, helpers needed. (985) 796-5507. Also, annual parish picnic, June 23, noon until. 1345 St. John Church Road, Folsom. 
    ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry, guest speaker Michael King, LPC, talking on dreams, June 13, 6:15 p.m. in the Parish Center, 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie.
    ST. RITA, Mary’s Group monthly Peace Mass, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Patriotic rosary, 7 p.m.; confession, 6:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Kevin DeLerno. Also, CYO evening of gourmet food and jazz, June 15, 7 p.m., Msgr. Champagne Parish Complex, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Gautreaux’s Gourmet Cuisine prepares meal; youth group will serve. Cost: $30, with proceeds going to annual Steubenville Youth Conference trip. 737-2915.
    ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA SCHOOL, 4600 Canal St., reunion for all classes June 22. Mass 7 p.m. in church, followed by a reception in the school auditorium.  Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at door. 488-4426,
    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, 25th anniversary yearlong celebration begins with Mass, June 23, 3 p.m., with Archbishop Gregory Aymond as celebrant. A reception follows. (985) 626-6977. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.

    DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA, inaugural Frozen Food Festival, June 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Francis Xavier cafeteria, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Frozen food prepared by a members ranging from stuffed artichokes, bell peppers, tomatoes, chicken andouille gumbo, soup, string bean and artichoke casserole, crawfish etouffee, red beans, pasta jambalaya, chicken stew, spaghetti and meatballs, etc. Proceeds benefit many causes.
    NEW ORLEANS MASS GOSPEL CHOIR, annual spring concert, June 9, 3 p.m. Corpus Christi-Epiphany, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Free-will offering taken. (985) 287-0161.
    NAIM CONFERENCE, Kenner/St. Philip Neri chapter, next meeting for widowed individuals, June 12, 7 p.m., Parishioners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. 455-3334.
    HAMP FEST, tickets go on sale June 14 for the fifth annual Hamp Fest to celebrate the legacy and life of St. Aug band founder Edwin Hampton, who was band director for more than 52 years, Sept. 28, featuring the O’Jays. Gates open at 5 p.m. St. Augustine High School campus, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. 940-5980.
    HOPE HAVEN, “Treasure Sale” For PACE, June 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Office and school furniture (desks, chairs, bookshelves, blackboards), books and more from the historic Hope Haven campus. Proceeds benefit PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care of the Elderly). Food and drinks sold. Preview party for friends of PACE, June 13, 5:30-7 p.m. 1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.
    EFFECTIVE DRE, four-part certification for parish catechetical leaders developed by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership. Theological and practical issues discussed. Register:, 861-6270. Year I, June 17-20, Carmelite Spirituality Center, Lacombe; June 15, 29, July 13, 27, and another session Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, 16. Year II: Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 9, 23 or  Feb. 8, March 8, 22, April 5,2014 Archdiocesan Administration Building, 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans.
    ICON PAINTING WORKSHOP, June 16-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 22, 8:30 a.m. blessing of the icons. “The Holy Prophet Elijah,” taught by certified iconographers Ethelee G. Morgan and Shirlee Vale. $410, supplies included, Mary Queen of Peace, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. 432-7080, (985) 892-0857.
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, Department of Theatre Arts and Southern Rep host two summer theater camps. Auditions, acting technique, musicality, dance explored. Tuition: $300 a camp. Lower Depths Theater, Communications/Music Complex. For ages 13-18: “Sweeney Todd: School Edition,” June 24-July 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances: July 5, 7 p.m. and July 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Registration deadline: June 17). For ages 9-18: “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” July 22-Aug. 3, weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Performances: Aug. 2, 7 p.m. and Aug. 3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Registration deadline: July 15).
    PERMANENT DIACONATE, “Information Night for men interested in exploring a ministry of service as a deacon, June 18, 6:30-9 p.m. Infant Jesus of Prague Diaconate Center, 700 Maple St., Harvey.
    CHATEAU DE NOTRE DAME GUILD, Spring Garden Party, June 19, 1 p.m., at Chateau de Notre Dame, 2832 Burdette St., New Orleans. Parade of prizes, door prizes, spring hat contest, entertainment by Diana Cangemi. Cost: $20 for spring luncheon or $35 for spring and fall luncheon. 400-4648.
    “THIRST FOR TRUTH,” free event for adults age 35 and older seeking truth on their Catholic faith journeys, June 20, doors open at 6:30 p.m., Abita Brewery Visitor Center in Abita Springs (not the Beer Pub). Topic: “Who is Francis: A Snapshot of the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church,” with speaker Father Daniel Brouillette. Reservations requested; dinner served; love offering accepted. (985) 892-2422,
    CRISTO SANA, fourth annual gala benefit for Christ the Healer program of the Pontifical Mission Societies, June 21, 7-10 p.m., City Park’s Parkview Terrace. $50. 527-5771, (985) 727-9759.
    “COME AND SEE THE BEAUTY OF CARMEL,” June 22, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Carmelite Monastery, 73530 River Road, Covington. 10:30 a.m. Mass., lunch, talk with religious sisters, prayer. Register:, (985) 898-0923.
    DAY OF REFRESHMENT FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN, June 22, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., St. Matthew the Apostle, River Ridge.“The Fragrance of Faith.” Speakers: Sheila Butler, Patti Mansfield,  Merce  Trosclair, Anne  Clavin. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Pre-register by June 19., 828-1368,

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