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Nov. 24-Dec. 3
HOFINGER CONFERENCE, registration now open for the 32nd annual Johannes Hofinger Conference, Jan. 9-14, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd, Kenner. “Generations of Saints: Open the Door of Faith” offers support to professionals and volunteers in all areas of ministry. www.Hofinger Conference.org.
CATHOLIC BOOK STORE, used book sale, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3003 S. Carrollton at Fig. Hardcover, paperbacks, religious and non-religious, fiction and non-fiction. Lorraine Hess will sign her CD “Cradle in Bethlehem” from 1-3 p.m. $2 from every CD is donated to ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Centers, a pro-life program of Catholic Charities.
ST. JOHN BOSCO, Women’s Society, meeting, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., Family Life Center, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.
“THE PRIESTS,” classical music trio of Northern Ireland Catholic priests from the Diocese of Down and Connor – Fathers Martin O’Hagan, Eugene O’Hagan and David Delargy – in concert Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Loyola University New Orleans, Roussel Performance Hall in Communications/Music Complex, St. Charles Avenue at Calhoun Street. Tickets: $45 for preferred seating; $30 reserved seating; $15 Loyola faculty and staff; $10 Loyola students. Tickets at door 30 minutes before performance. Free parking in West Road Garage, off St. Charles Avenue. The Priests made U.S. debut at Loyola in 2012. 865-2074.
NAIM, meeting, Nov. 26, 6 p.m., St. Pius X multipurpose room, followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m., and buffet supper. Open to deceased spouses. firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLY SPIRIT WOMEN’S RETREAT, Jan. 24-26, Lafayette Hilton. Theme: “A Future Full of Hope.” Speakers: Johnette Benkovic, worldwide teaching and television ministry, founder of Living His Life Abundantly and Women of Grace; Deacon Larry Oney, dynamic preacher, author, businessman; charismatic Father Bill Henry, Greenville, Miss.; Patti Mansfield, CCRNO team. Sponsored by Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans. Early-bird registration ends Nov. 29. Register: www.ccrno.org; call 828-1368.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION, workshop conducted by Office of Worship, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Peter Parish (St. Mary Hall), 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. Presenter: Betty-Ann Hickey.
TRISH FOTI GENCO, concerts, Dec. 1, 4 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 631 State St., New Orleans; Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m., St. Benilde, 1901 Division St., Metairie; Dec. 22, 5 p.m., Trinity Artist Series, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans.
CATHOLIC WOMEN IN ACTION, a committee of the Catholic Foundation Archdiocese of New Orleans, holds third morning of Mass followed by reflections, “Bringing Christ to a World Longing for Love and Joy,” at three locations: Dec. 2, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. 9 a.m. Mass; Reflections follow until 11:30 a.m. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond, who also will speak; other speakers: Judy Landrieu Klein, Kara Klein; Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m., St. Andrew the Apostle, 3101 Eton St., Algiers, with celebrant Father John Talamo; and speakers Sarah McDonald and Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant; Dec. 4, 8 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie with celebrant Father Peter Finney III and speakers Peter Finney Jr. and political analyst Mary Matalin. Confession will be available.
ROSARYVILLE, Taize Prayer Service evening of contemplative prayer, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. The prayer consists of music, Scripture readings and reflection. The candlelight service, beginning and ending in silence, fosters the participation of all present by focusing and deepening faith through the power of prayer. 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. (225) 294-5022.
ST. VINCENT’S INFANT AND MATERNITY GUILD, annual Christmas Mass and luncheon, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. doors open, Southern Yacht Club, 105 Roadway St., New Orleans. Mass at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Bring an unwrapped gift for infants to youth age 14. Members may make a monetary donation. 305-5141.
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND, with Catholic Foodie Jeff Young and Father Michael Werkhoven, Feb. 5-15, 2014. $3,795 a person double occupancy, includes most meals, flights from East Coast, taxes, hotels, cooking class with Jeff and Chefs for Peace. 1 (800) 842-4842.
MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, fall art show, “Enticed by Art,” where a panel of local celebrity judges (artists and gallery owners) judges student art work, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m.; judging 7 p.m. Students paint judges a tie representing their life and career; select faculty and staff receive hand-painted ties Nov. 26 at Thanksgiving Mass.
ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE, Barnes and Noble book fair. Grand opening “Polar Express Day”: Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Train rides, noon-2 p.m., matinee at 2 p.m., Santa visit at 3:45 p.m. On Dec. 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m., “Festival of Lights and Caroling in St. Louis Square” in school gym, 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. 833-8224, ext. 1201, email@example.com. Dec. 5, 7-11 a.m., “Moms and Muffins,” coffee, muffins, pastries, complimentary gift wrapping.
ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY, Class of 1973 40-year reunion lunch, Dec. 15, Trey Yuen Restaurant, 600 North Causeway, Mandeville, $28 a person includes tax and tip. Cash bar. Checks payable to Sandra R. Martinez, 248 Dummyline Road, Madisonville, LA 70447. (985) 845-0494.