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FEAST DAY CELEBRATION of Dominican St. Martin de Porres, 7 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Nov. 2 with sacrament of the sick and Our Lady of Grace Choir; end of novena Nov. 3 with prayers after 11 a.m. Mass, followed by pot luck in auditorium. 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. 488-2651.
ALAN AMES of Australia, shares “Saul to Paul” conversion story and healing ministry, Nov. 6. Mass 7 p.m., followed by healing service. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 28088 Main St., Lacombe. (985) 882-5229.
FATHER JAMES A. TARANTINO 2013 AWARDS BREAKFAST, Nov. 6, 8-9 a.m., Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., Metairie. Named after founder of Holy Rosary Academy for children with learning difficulties. Recipients: Mount Carmel Sister Camille Anne Campbell, Father James A. Tarantino award; Andrew Bourgeois, Young Alumnus award; Laborie’s Budget Saver and School Sisters of Notre Dame, Making-a-Difference award; Claire “Miss Cookie” Fulham, Holy Rosary Raider award; Daniel Dupuy Family, Family of the Year award; Javonte Taplin and Charles Warrington III, Nathan Scott Trepagnier Scholarship winners. email fatherT@holyrosarynola.org, 482-7173.
GOLDEN VOICES CHOIR, 45TH ANNIVERSARY performance Nov. 8, 7 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Former members are invited to participate.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, Archdiocesan Central Council conducts Ozanam orientation for new and old members, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1995 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Explores the society, its history, Vincentian spirituality. Coffee served at 8:30 a.m.; lunch provided. Reservations by Nov. 8. Coordinator Ransdell Hebert, (985) 690-9830, 666-3229; Deacon Rudy Rayfield Sr., director, 940-5031.
2013 BLACK SAINTS CELEBRATION, Nov. 9, 11 a.m., parade to kick off National Black Catholic History Month starts at Hardin Park, 2501 New Orleans St., and goes to Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., for prayer service/program at 12:15 p.m. Reception follows. Parade participants park at Corpus Christi and shuttle to Hardin Park. Office of Black Catholic Ministries, 861-6207.
SANTA MARIA COUNCIL 1724 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, BBQ dinner with ribs or chicken, baked beans, string beans, salad, bread, $8 a plate. Nov. 9, 5:30-8 p.m. Desserts and drinks sold separately. Eat in or take out. 342 Olivier Street, Algiers.
WEDDING MUSIC, Nov. 10, 1 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus, 6367 St. Charles Ave., with professional musicians performing sacred music suitable for Catholic weddings, answering questions, booking events after concert. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TURKEY BINGO, Golden Agers bingo Nov. 10 at noon. Doors will open after 10 a.m. Mass. St. Martha/Infant Jesus of Prague, Harvey.
FRANK KELLY, Mass, healing service: Nov. 11, 6 p.m., St. Pius X, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans; Nov. 12, 6 p.m., St. Edward, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie; Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 8968 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse.
RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT, Nov. 15-17, Rosaryville Retreat Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. Healing retreats for men and women who have experienced abortion. Father Joseph Palermo, facilitator. Cost: $170 a person (financial assistance available). 460-9360, (985) 809-0773.
ST. ANGELA MERICI, SALA meeting parish women, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Msgr. Kern Center. Speaker: Deacon G. DiGiovanni of Ozanam Inn. Bring nonperishables for thanksgiving baskets. Members will make Advent wreaths to sell after Masses Nov. 16-17. 50th anniversary family picnic, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Pontiff Playground. Families should bring food, potluck-style dessert, organized games.
DIVINE MERCY, explanation of the rite of dedication of a new Roman Catholic church by Father Bryan Howard, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. after the 6:30 p.m. Mass at Nativity Church, 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner. To help parishioners fully appreciate the official dedication on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the new church on Sal Lentini Parkway at Joe Yenni Drive, Kenner. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the dedication.
BLESSED SACRAMENT-ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH, free Faith Festival and Revival, “There is Room for You at the Lord’s Table,” Nov. 6-7, Conrad Playground in Hollygrove, 3400 Hamilton St., New Orleans. Gathering 5:30 p.m.; program 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers: nationally known evangelist/author Redemptorist Father Maurice Nutt, Josephite Father Anthony Bozeman, St. Raymond/St. Leo pastor, and Josephite Father Chuck Andrus, pastor of Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc. Music: Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc Gospel Choir, Tyronne Foster, Arc Singers, guest choirs. Food will be served. 866-7330.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies’ Council-sponsored Grandparents’ Day for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, Nov. 7, 9 a.m., cafeteria. Also, Ladies’ Council’s annual craft fair, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Outdoor items, wreaths, bows, handmade clothes, ceramic items, food, jewelry and concessions by Ladies Council in cafeteria.
ST. RITA, 21st annual Pecan Festival, Nov. 8, 6 p.m.-midnight; Nov. 9, noon-midnight; Nov. 10, noon until after Saints game. Entertainment: Band Camp, Nov. 8, 7-10 p.m. and Kids’ Dance Party; Category 6, Nov. 9, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Groovy 7, Nov. 10, 4-7 p.m. Food, rides bungee trampolines, face painting, magic shows, photo booth. Pecan Shack selling pecans, pepper jelly, pralines, pecan pies, pecan turtles, pecan T-shirts, St. Rita Cookbooks; Double M Feed plant booth; Haydel’s Cake Walk; hamster races; LSU and Saints tailgate parties with games broadcast on Jumbotron TV. Spaghetti dinner, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in cafeteria; auction Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.
ST. AGNES, Altar Society Family Bingo, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Marquette Activity Center. Cards: $2 for two. Children welcome, if accompanied by adults. Concessions sold.
URSULINE ACADEMY, La Fete 286, Nov. 8, patron party, 6:30-8 p.m., State Street entrance, featuring Gary Brown and Feelings, specialty cocktails by bartender Marvin Allen; gala, 8 p.m., the Benchwarmers, New Orleans cuisine, cocktails, live/silent auctions, raffles, martini bar. Tickets: 212-5112, jfrosch@ursuline neworleans.org. Alumnae homecoming, Nov. 10, Mass, 10 a.m., National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, followed by jazz brunch in courtyard, campus tours. Honoring anniversary classes, 2013 Distinguished Alumna Mary Lee Berner Harris.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL, sixth annual Green and Blue Gala, “The Gala Gallops off to the Derby,” Nov. 8, sponsor party 6 p.m., general admission 7 p.m. Music by The RiverCityHitSquad, dining, dancing, live/silent auctions, $2,000 raffle limited to 80 people, Gala Tea Bar featuring a Kentucky Derby-style tea served in jelly jar, mint juleps. Tickets: kvanzandt@stpeter cov.org, (985) 892-1831, ext. 8.
HOLY NAME OF JESUS, 30th annual Gator Fest, “Gators Walk the Plank,” Nov. 8, 6-10 p.m.; Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Carnival rides, food. Bands Nov. 8 – “The Essentials” (7-10 p.m.); Nov. 9 – Lusher Dads Band (1:30-2:30 p.m.); The Hwy 78s (3-6 p.m.); Honey Island Swamp Band (7-10 p.m.); Nov. 10 – Faith Becnel (noon-2 p.m.) and Mojeaux (3-6 p.m.). www.hnjschool.org, 861-1466. 6325 Cromwell Place, on Calhoun between LaSalle and Cromwell streets.
DREXEL PREP FOUNDATION, “An Evening in Black with DJ Captain Charles (Leach),” Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Drexel Center, 5116 Magazine St., New Orleans. Dancing, food, cash bar. Advanced tickets: $25; $30 at door. 233-8638, info@drexel prepfoundation.org, https://eveninginblack.eventbrite.com.
PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER, Stained Glass Art in Sacred Places Tour, Fall Stained Glass Tour Nov. 10, 2 p.m., from St. Charles Presbyterian and will end there at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow. Churches: St. Patrick, Camp Street, the second Catholic church in New Orleans; Temple Sinai, St. Charles Avenue, the oldest Reform Congregation in state; St. Charles Presbyterian Church, which traces its ancestry to the First Presbyterian Church in the Lafayette Square area. Tickets: $16, PRC members, $20, non-members; $25 tour day. 581-7032.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, special school Mass honoring veterans, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. Home and School Association general membership meeting, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.