Deadline: Submissions due Thursday
(10 days before each issue)
(504) area code unless noted
Dec. 22-Jan. 11
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Dec. 22 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Kids of all ages to eat breakfast, visit Santa. Sponsored free by Knights of Columbus, St. John the Baptist, 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom. (985) 796-3806.
CITY UNITED IN PRAYER, Jan. 1-7, 6 to 7 a.m. Champions Square, Concourse C, Superdome. People of all faiths invited to pray for peace and unity, public officials and educational system. Free parking in old New Orleans Center garage.
LATIN MASS, Dec. 29, 12:30 p.m., St Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Performers: Phyllis Treigle, soprano soloist; Bart Folse, chanter; and Good Shepherd Choir under direction of Brian Morgan, OCDS, director of music/principal organist. 899-1378.
SPIRITUALITY IN THE CITY, speaker series first Tuesdays monthly. Jan. 7: Carlos Prieto, music director /principal conductor, Louisiana Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico and YOA Orchestra of the Americas. Simple lunch 12:15 p.m.; talk at 12:30 p.m. Immaculate Conception Parish’s Lenes Hall, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans.
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, Jan. 8, 4 p.m., National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State St., New Orleans. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond; homilist: Benedictine Father Matthew Clark. Refreshments follow in cafeteria. Annual celebration marks the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.
ST. MARGARET MARY, bus trip to the Louisiana March for Life in Baton Rouge on Jan. 18. Bus will leave the parish’s parking lot, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Participants should bring their lunch; bottled water will be provided. Reservations: $15 by Jan. 5. Checks are payable to St. Margaret Mary. (985) 643-9547. Details on march, www.lalifemarch.com.
ST. PETER, Covington, Covenant of Love “Date Night” on Thursdays each month, January through May, starting Jan. 9. “Back to the Beginning” marriage enrichment series that focuses on building and strengthening a marriage through discussion, practical application and personal witness from married couples coordinated by Jeff and Jackie LaCour. Register: (985) 892-9353, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, but love offerings welcomed. Free childcare by reservation.
BLESSED SEELOS, Seelos Birthday Healing Mass with sacrament of anointing, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. National Seelos Shrine/St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St., Lower Garden District/Irish Channel of New Orleans. Confessions before Mass; veneration of relic missionary crucifix, one-on-one intercessory prayer before Mass, starting at 11:45 a.m. Celebrant: Redemptorist Father Byron Miller, vice postulator for the cause of canonization. 525-2495 or 525-2499, www.seelos.org.
ST. ANGELA MERICI, SALA ladies’ club meeting, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. Talk on the Epiphany celebrated Jan. 6. Kern Center, on parish campus in Metairie.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association, 2013-14 executive board: Melissa Burke, Michelle Conaway, resources; Amy D’Alfonso, Kristen Cipriani, CCSCC scrapbook; Nina Quinn, publicity, uniform sales, spirit items; Britt Miller, Kelly Hand, Cosetta Bradford, Sherry Rosato, Eagle Gala, Jill Hollander, hospitality; Alicia Knobloch, Kerrie Schmidt, Marianna Miceli, volunteers/ room mother; Sherry Rosato, ways and means; Alicia Knobloch, Melissa Burke, school supplies; Stacy Woodward, Angela Gorman, fund raising; Lisa Eckert, copies; Maggie Gardner, Amber DiMaggio, “Get to Know Your SEAS Night; Wendy Holzman, City Park Night; Kelly Hand, Ashlie Clouatre, Family Fun Run; Jan Bedran, Stephanie Brouillette, CiCi/Krispy Kreme.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Alumnus Frederick Carter, ’69, who was National Alumni Association president for the six years and established the Norman C. Francis and Blanche Francis Endowed Scholarship and raised more than $100,000 for the new chapel, was honored as Xavier University of Louisiana’s Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year at the 2013 Alumni Homecoming Gala.