Calendar – July 20, 2013

Summer deadline (We’re biweekly.):
10 days before each issue.
(504) area code unless noted

July 25-Aug. 11

    OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, indoor garage sale fund raiser, July 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;  July 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 6851 River Road in Waggaman. 436-4459.
    ST. JOHN BOSCO, rummage sale, July 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.
    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club uniform exchange, July 28, 9 a.m.-noon, cafeteria. Anyone with donations is asked to bring them.  All items are $1.
    ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, “Sonwest Roundup,” Vacation Bible School, July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon. Open to children ages 4-10, with a maximum of 15 students in four age groups. Cost $45 a camper. 834-0348. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.        ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, “Glorify,” evening with praise, worship, adoration and fellowship for people of all ages, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Refreshments will begin at 9 p.m. in the Msgr. Frank Boeshans Community Center. 400-7577.
    MOST HOLY TRINITY, Bible study on Book of Revelation, Aug. 6-Oct. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. Register: (985) 892-0642.

    OUR LADY OF WISDOM HEALTHCARE CENTER, “Christmas in July” gift shop sale, July 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; July 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mass at 11 a.m. each day. Reduced merchandise – gifts, jewelry, seasonal and religious items – starting at $1. Volunteers sought, 304-5440,, 5600 Gen. De Gaulle Dr., New Orleans.
    HOLY SPIRIT MEN’S RETREAT, “The Just Man Lives By Faith,” July 26-28, Lumen Christi Retreat Center, Schriever, La. Speakers: newly  ordained Father Simon Peter Engurait from Uganda who was in international business before meeting Bishop Sam Jacobs and fulfilling dream of being ordained a priest; Deacon Larry Oney; Al Mansfield; Wayne Trosclair. Also serving: men from Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans. Cost: $170 a person includes registration, meals, accommodations. Register online at or email
    ST. PHILIP NERI, drama program presentation, “The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy,” by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur. Fairy tale characters put the Big Bad Wolf on trial with audience members playing the jury. July 26-27, 7:30 p.m.; July 28, 2:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Tickets: $10 reserved; $7 adult and $4 child, general admission. Reservations:, 887-5600, ext. 82.
    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.
    EUCHARISTIC PRAYER WALK, Aug. 3. Archdiocesan Union of Holy Name Societies Eucharistic Prayer Walk beginning with 8 a.m. Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State St., New Orleans, with procession to follow to proposed site of Planned Parenthood on South Claiborne Avenue. Celebrant: Father Denzil Perera. Sponsored by Jesus the Good Shepherd Blessing New Orleans Mission.
    CENACLE RETREAT HOUSE, August retreats: “Staying Awake” with Father Donald Blanchard, Aug. 2-4; “Improving Our Contact with God” with Sister of St. Francis  Cathy Cahill, Aug. 9-11; “Mary Our Mother, Model and Fellow Disciple” with Father Anthony Ewherido, Aug. 14-17. 887-1420, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.
    FAMILY BIBLE CAMP EXPERIENCE, “Come Holy Spirit,” Aug. 3-4, with games, skits, sword drills, poster contest, candlelight rosary, prayer, campfires, talks, etc. Magnificat Center of the Holy Spirit in Ponchatoula. $110 adults, $45 children age 3 and older; free for children under age 3.  Call Sheila Fonseca at Center of Jesus the Lord, 529-1636.
    VOCATION SUMMER CAMP, Aug. 3-5, for fifth through seventh grade boys and girls, Camp Abbey in Covington. Second annual camp offers fun activities, crafts, vocation panels, prayer and swimming staffed by alumni of St. John Prep and their families. Sisters and brothers of religious communities, priests, deacons, seminarians and Archbishop Gregory Aymond will participate. Parents invited if have archdiocesan safe environment training. 861-6298, email, NOLA Vocations Facebook page. Camp is free, but donations accepted to support ongoing vocation promotion effort. Volunteers needed.

    NEW EVANGELIZATION SOCIETY, Aug. 8, Mass, complimentary dinner and discussion based on Father Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Meet in seminary chapel for 6:30 p.m. Mass, then in pastoral center for dinner, viewing and discussion. The night’s topic, “Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God.” Specific strategies for implementing the call of the new evangelization will be shared. RSVP by Aug. 5 to or 482-8010.
    EMMAUS MEN’S RETREAT, Aug. 9-11, Rosaryville Retreat Center, Ponchatoula. Men’s Emmaus retreat Aug. 9, 5 p.m. to Aug. 11, ending with Mass at 5:30 p.m. Based on the Scripture passage “The Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24: 13-35). Registration forms in back of St. Dominic Church or call Tom Ginther, 416-7617; Bernie Morvant or Norman Madere, 481-0411.

    SUMMER SPLASH for sixth- through eighth-grade girls and mothers or grandmothers, Aug. 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Spiritual and fun events with swimming from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $6 a person. Register by Aug. 3., mail to St. Mary of the Pines, 3167 Old Hwy 51 S, Osyka, MS 39657.

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