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GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL, change of location to Xavier University Administration Building Auditorium, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Choirs include: St. Peter Claver Voices of Peter Claver, All Saints, Young Voices of Praise from St. Raymond-St. Leo, St. Raymond and St. Leo Gospel Choir, Arc Singers from Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc, Golden Voices Gospel Choir, Xavier University Campus Ministry Choir, Henry and Friends, Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir and Our Lady Star of the Sea Gospel Choir. Free and open to public.
DISCALCED CARMELITE SECULAR ORDER, meeting, Sept. 15, 2 p.m., 420 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. 469-3549.
HEALING SERVICE, monthly Mass Sept. 16, 7 p.m., followed by healing service, exposition and benediction. Time to pray for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. St. Anthony of Padua, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Parking in rear schoolyard.
Knights of Columbus, Council No. 10176, sponsors first annual car show, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show open to pre-1975 cars, trucks, motorcycles. Food and refreshments sold all day capped off by an art raffle ($2 a ticket) featuring works by local artists Randy Caminita and Terry Sita. Free admission. Vehicle pre-registration: $20; show day $25. St. John’s Church, 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom.
ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association’s Parents in Prayer group meets every Thursday in September, 8:20 a.m., outside church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge. Prayers for St. Matthew’s students, teachers, parish, families. 738-1179.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. Ladies’ Council Mass.
RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, dedication and blessing of a new gym/classroom building, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. 9701 Hammond Street, New Orleans.
ST. BENILDE, Home and School Association’s first meeting of the 2013-14 school year for returning and new members, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., cafeteria, 1801 Division St., Metairie.
OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, third annual craft fair, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1000 North Starrett Road at West Metairie Avenue, Metairie. Over 100 booths, food, raffles, 50/50 drawing (winner need not be present). Proceeds benefit school/nursery. Booth application, details, 382-1063.
ST. ANN, Family Sunday, Sept. 22, “Bringing Family and Faith to the Table,” cafeteria.
MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, parish picnic, Sept. 22, 11 a.m., Camp Abbey, Covington. Mass, barbecue picnic, kids’ games, entertainment. Saints game will be televised.
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ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, Day of Prayer, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with Dominican Sister Rose Bowen. Lunch at noon. Celebration of the Eucharist. Also, Dream Retreat with Dominican Sister Janice Bachman, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Working with dreams in context of prayer, retreat and a contemplative environment. Two, one-hour group gatherings daily designed to delve into one’s own and other’s dreams. Daily, one-on-one sessions with director as time permits. Register: http://www.catholicretreatcen ter.org/coming-soon.html. 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. (225) 294-5039.
COME AND SEE, Sisters of Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, discernment weekend Oct. 4-6 for women ages 18-45 considering religious life. This pontifical, missionary community serves the United States, Mexico, Africa. (210) 533-5149, email@example.com. www.shsp.org.
SILVER ROSE EXHIBIT, honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and commitment to the sanctity of human life, St. Anselm Catholic Church, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. St. Anselm Knights of Columbus Council No. 15133 hosts a prayer service and viewing of the Silver Rose. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville.
OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, Parents’ Club general meeting, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Bahan Center. Refreshments served. Also, the club will present eighth graders with ring charms at a ring Mass, Sept. 27, followed by a reception.
URSULINE ACADEMY, Fitness and Wellness Center blessing by Archbishop Gregory Aymond and dedication, Sept. 26, 9 a.m., followed by reception. 2635 State St., New Orleans. Seating limited. RSVP by Sept. 19. 212-5112, development@ursulinenew orleans.org.
FAMILY LIFE APOSTOLATE, Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning, with Kelly Donahue and Gayle Rizzo, Archdiocese of New Orleans. Class dates: Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23. St. Rita Community Room in Harahan. Pre-registration required; $100. 861-6243.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CELEBRATION, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. Mass followed by reception. St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Those interested in St. Vincent de Paul and his concern for the poor are welcome, including Daughters and Sisters of Charity, Ladies of Charity, St. Vincent de Paul members and collaborators in ministry. 522-3186.
TAMIA RANDOLPH-ALVAREZ, graduate of Xavier Preparatory High School, Xavier University and University of New Orleans, named a minority fellow with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is among 13 Accelerator Fellows with the University of New Orleans’ Business Accelerator program.
ST. RITA – HARAHAN, Home and School Association new board members for 2013-14 school year are: Jeena Seals, president; Amy Little, co-president; Therese Arroyo, treasurer; Mona Ortiz and Claire Herbert, fund raising; Christy Santangelo, recording secretary; Connie Duhe, corresponding secretary; Trisha Kraus, health and safety; Jamie Moore, Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs; Andrea Helwig, past president; Melessa Rantz, room captain coordinator; Heidi Pansano, membership; Chenier Ferguson, religious chair; Alexandra Endrica, uniform swap.
ST. PHILIP NERI, Ladies’ Co-Operative Club Executive Board Members 2013-14: Jennifer Allen and Cherie Johnson, co-presidents; Ansley Hammons, vice president; Beth Sekinger, treasurer; Susan Panzavecchia, secretary; Amanda Osborne, parliamentarian; Tracie Corales, CCSCC representative; Michelle Liang, publicity; Stephanie Plauche, historian; Leslie Franz and Glennis Kuhn, general board; Judith Nussbaum, past president.
ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association 2013-14 officers: Clara Reed, president; Christy Lecler, vice president; Catherine Salvaggio, treasurer; Cindy Ricks, recording secretary; Kristin Laborde, corresponding secretary and Kim Roberts, immediate past president.