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ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry will have its annual Memorial Mass, July 11, 6 p.m., St. Christopher Church, 3924 Derbigny St., Metairie. Deceased from the parish as well as the support group will be recognized; loved ones are encouraged to bring a small remembrance to be placed on the table in front of the altar. Reception follows in parish center. Dianne Vasquez, 835-0540.
ST. RITA, monthly Peace Mass sponsored by St. Rita’s Mary Group in cooperation with MIR, July 11, 7:30 p.m. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Mass and reception honoring Incarnate Word Sister Imelda Moriarty (former school principal) and Sister Marceline O’Connell, July 13 at the 4 p.m. Mass. Reception immediately follows in the Barrett Complex.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, July 15, 7 p.m., with exposition of Blessed Sacrament, benediction, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Lighted parking in schoolyard.
RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, one-hour, free family concert by the American Legion Band of show tunes and classics, July 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m., multipurpose building, 9701 Hammond St., eastern New Orleans. Also, parish pilgrimage to St. Ann Shrine on Ursuline Avenue July 27. 288-6613.
ST. ANN, Passionist Father Cedric Pisegna, preacher for the nine-day “Live With Passion!” novena to St. Ann, July 18-26. Mass and Novena: weekdays, 10 a.m., 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8, 9:30, 11 a.m., 5 p.m. St. Ann Church, 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie.
NAIM, Kenner/St. Philip Neri chapter, monthly meeting for widowed persons, July 10, 7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. 455-3334.
WEST BANK CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP, bimonthly meeting, July 10, Infant Jesus of Prague Mission Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey. Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m.; Mass, 8 p.m.; prayers for healing and fellowship follow Mass. Celebrant: Father H.J. Adams. The next meeting will be July 24.
CENTER OF JESUS THE LORD, King of Glory concert with Dane Duet of Two-Twelve Ministries, July 12, 7 p.m.; eucharistic celebration at 8 p.m. 1236 North Rampart St., New Orleans. Visit www.danduet.com or call 529-1654. Private, secured parking available.
FRIENDS OF ST. HENRY, reunion/block party, July 13, 4-7 p.m., 800 block of General Pershing St. (between Magazine and Constance streets Uptown). Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m., followed by food, drinks, snowballs and live entertainment by J. Monque’D Blues Band and others. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to support efforts to preserve the history of this church. 451-1018 or email email@example.com.
GOD'S SPECIAL CHILDREN MASS, July 14, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road. Celebrant: Father Mike Mitchell. Barbecue hosted by Knights of Columbus, Daughters of Isabella follows. 834-5865, www.godsspecialchildren.org.
ST. JUDE COMMUNITY CENTER, benefit concert. July 20, 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts. Tickets: $35 with proceeds benefitting center. Music by Brass-A-Holics, Paul Sanchez, Naydja Cojoe, Charmaine Neville, Lance Ellis, Chucky C, Shades of Praise, Henry Smith Jr. with Agapepraises & Friends. House band: Clark Knighten and 4×4 Connection; emcees Karen Swensen, Emile Gauchet. www.soundsofneworleans.org.
NATIONAL NFP AWARENESS WEEK, July 21-27. Theme: “Pro-Woman, Pro-man, Pro-Child.” The week focuses attention on Natural Family Planning methods and church teachings which support their use in marriage. The dates highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical “Humanae Vitae” (July 25), which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood, and mark the feasts of Sts. Joachim and Anne (July 26). 861-6243 or email nfp@us ccb.org.
GRANDPARENTS’ MASS, parishes throughout the archdiocese are invited to hold a Mass for grandparents and their grandchildren July 28 in honor of Mary’s parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne. Times will vary at each parish. It’s part of the year of Family and Faith in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER ALLIANCE OF CATHOLIC KNIGHTS, F. DeKarlos Blackmon, Supreme Knight and chief executive officer of the Knights of Peter Claver, was elected Deputy President of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights (IACK). Blackmon will work to deepen the faith of Alliance members and all Catholics encouraging active and generous participation in the life and mission of the church. The Knights of Peter Claver is the nation’s only historically black Catholic fraternal organization and join the Knights of Columbus in the Alliance.
ST. BENILDE, the Home and School Association recognized Cecilia Wilson for faculty and staff, and seventh grader Michael Connick with its Leadership Torch Award.
CHRIST THE KING, Catholic Women’s Club installed 2013-14 officers May 2: Mildred Dauzat, president; Lois Seibert, vice president; Maureen McDonald, treasurer; Pat Musso, secretary; Rose Gonzales, corresponding secretary.
HOLY SEPULCHRE of JERUSALEM, Dr. Raymond Garrity of Metairie was appointed lieutenant of the southeastern lieutenancy of the Holy Sepulchre Order. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a papal order of chivalry founded in the 11th century to protect Christian pilgrims traveling to shrines in the Holy Land. Today, the order sponsors schools, hospitals, convents, orphanages and other institutions in the Holy Land (Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) and helps maintain sacred shrines in Israel and Palestine.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, School of Mass Communication’s Public Relations Student Society of America 2013 Bateman team led by public relations students Dwayne Fontenette, Haley Humiston, Charlie LaRock, Leah Whitlock and Vannia Zelaya won first place for their anti-bullying campaign. Coached by Dr. Cathy Rogers, the Bateman team has won the top spot eight times. Also, School of Mass Communication journalism student Shannon Donaldson’s story “College students are reaping the benefits of a booming Hollywood South film industry” won national recognition (top three) May 1 in the Society of Professional Journalists’ National Mark of Excellence Awards.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (XULA) added three new members to its board of trustees: strategic marketing and business operations leader Mark D. Goodman, former university president Dr. Marie V. McDemmond, and civil rights leader Marc H. Morial.
Goodman,chairman and CEO of Boyer’s Coffee Company in Denver, has been a top executive in leading public and private companies including Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club and McDonald’s Corporation.
McDemmond, a 1968 Xavier alumna, is president emeritus of Norfolk State University, where she was president from 1997-2006. She was vice president for finance at Florida Atlantic University and held administrative and financial positions at other universities.
Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, has been an entrepreneur, lawyer, state legislator and two-term New Orleans mayor. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Xavier.
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, Kathyrn Claverie, a 1996 graduate, received Chapelle’s 2012-13 Distinguished Educator Award for exemplifying the values of the Catholic Church while setting a standard of excellence among colleagues and serving as a role model for students. She moderates the Showstoppers and Impressions, is chairperson of the Gifted and Talented Committee and prepares students for competitions. She is a member of the New Orleans Opera Chorus and is a cantor, wedding singer and assistant director of the adult choir at St. Louis Cathedral.