Calendar – March 8, 2014

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FISH FRIES
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, March 14, 21, 28, 5:30-8 p.m., cafeteria. $8 a plate, dine in or take out. 1322 Moss St., New Orleans.

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, March 14, 28, and April 11, 5-7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council 12989, fried fish $8, shrimp $10, combo $9; smashed potatoes, cole slaw, roll. Desserts and Soft-drinks extra. Dine in, take out. Also, adoration hour and faith stories from parishioners March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 7-8 p.m. 61030 Briar Lake Dr. Lacombe.

ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ and Men’s Club-sponsored fish fry. March 14, 6 p.m., cafeteria, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Mothers’ Club monthly membership meeting, March 12, 7 p.m. Dinner, meeting.

HOLY NAME OF MARY, Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Council 1724 fish fry, March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 5-8 p.m. 342 Olivier St., Algiers Point. Fish, snap beans, fries, coleslaw or potato salad. $8. Dine in, take out. Benefits building repairs and insurance.

SCHOOLS
ST. ANN, Home and School Club general meeting, March 10, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria. World’s Finest Chocolates fund-raiser begins March 10. 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

TULANE UNIVERSITY, Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair of Judeo-Christian Studies spring 2014 public lecture series, “Will the Lord Deliver His People? The Comic Miracle of the Book of Esther,” Clifford Orwin, political science, classics, Jewish studies professor at the University of Toronto. March 12, 7:30 p.m. Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans. 866-8793.

ARCHBISHOP SHAW, Celebrity Waiters’ Luncheon, March 13, noon, Four Columns, 3711 Westbank Expwy., Harvey. Pfister Sisters perform. $50. 347-9895.

YOUNG WOMEN’S UNITY FEST, “Celebrating Yesterday, Growing from Today, Coming Together for Tomorrow, March 14, 2:30-5:30 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Prep, 5116 Magazine St., New Orleans. Females in grades 9-12 invited. Speakers address women’s life issues: Sarah Denny; Joshua Johnson; Mary Nadeau; Cody Reed.

PARISHES
MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, “Spiritual But Not Religious?” Lenten mission, March 10-13, 7-8 p.m. Free childcare. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. (985) 626-6977.

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Lenten mission with Deacon Alex Jones. March 11: “No Price Too High – My Journey of Faith into the Catholic Church”; March 12: “Follow Me! The Call to Discipleship.” 7 p.m. Also, Home and School meeting, March 14, 8:30 a.m., Msgr. Bendix Center, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-4537.

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, Lenten mission, March 11-13, 7 p.m. Mass nightly starts mission. Speakers: Retired Houma-Thibodaux Bishop Sam Jacobs, on “How to Listen to God in Prayer,” March 11; Father Steve Bruno, archdiocesan vocations director on “Metanoia: Change of Heart, Change of Mind,” March 12; Father Kyle Sanders, parochial vicar of St. Rita Church, Harahan on “St. Fina and the Value of Suffering,” March 13. Confession before Mass. 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling.

ST. ANGELA LADIES’ AUXILIARY, meeting, March 11, 7 p.m., Msgr. Kern Center at 7 p.m. Marianite Sister Judy Gomila speaks. 901 Beverly Garden Dr.

ST. RITA'S MARY GROUP, MIR, monthly Peace Mass, March 13, Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.  Celebrant: Father Michael Kettenring. Confessions: 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m.; Mass: 7:30 p.m.

EVENTS
MIR DINNER WITH MARY LOU MCCALL, March 11, 6 p.m. Three-course dinner, silent auction. Tickets: $37 or $350 for table of 10. Wine/cheese patron party with meet/greet, $75. Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. www.themir group.org. Benefits young adult Medjugorje pilgrimage.

SPEAKER SERIES, Dr. Brant Pitre, March 11, 7 p.m., book signing and discussion on his new book, “Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.” Free registration at Pauline Books and Media, 4403 Veterans Blvd, Metairie. 887-7631.

LENTEN SERIES, Jesuit Center at Loyola University, “The Heart of Ignatian Spirituality: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola,” six Wednesdays March 12-April 9, Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall. Gregorian Chant Mass, March 30, 7:30 p.m. Holy Name of Jesus Church. 865-2304.

NIGHT IN HAITI, March 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Haiti Solidarity Partnership Ministry at Mary Queen of Peace. Celebration of Haitian culture with dinner by Casa Gomez, beer and wine, DJ with Haitian music, craft sale. Supports Mary Queen of Peace partnership with St. Benoit in Dessources, Haiti. Proceeds help educate St. Benoit middle-school students. (985) 705-1846, www.maryqueenofpeace.org/haitipartnership/home.

CATHOLIC CONCERT, musical artist David Thies, March 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by Sacred Life Club Academy of the Sacred Heart, Nims Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Woman’s New Life Center fund-raiser.

CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP, 19th men’s spirituality morning, “Food for the Soul.” Speakers: Chef John Besh, Tommy Cvitanovich of Drago’s. March 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Free coffee/donuts 8:15 a.m. Mass celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Reconciliation, restaurant certificate drawing.

MAGNIFICAT METAIRIE BREAKFAST, “Silent No More” witnesses Karen and Vic Perez, March 15, 9 a.m.-noon. Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Reservations: $20. 466-2010.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EVANGELINE, musical based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, March 15, 8 p.m. LSU Union Theater. Proceeds benefit Woman’s New Life Center, Catholic Community Radio. Sarah Jane McMahon is Evangeline. Reserved seating: $100. Tickets: uniontheater.lsu.edu. (225) 578-5128.

ST. SCHOLASTICA, 30th annual Falaya Fling, March 15, 7 p.m.-midnight, Pelican Park’s Castine Center. Silent/live auctions, area restaurant cuisine, music by Harvey Jesus and Fire, $5,000 cash raffle. Proceeds benefit Covington Food Bank, the Samaritan Center Food Bank, sound system in school’s new multipurpose building and endowment fund. Tickets: $65. (985) 892-2540, ext. 119; email, jmcmath@ssacad.org

33RD ANNUAL WALK FOR THE HUNGRY, Bread for the World New Orleans, March 15, 9:30 a.m. Begins/ends Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place (near Loyola University’s Danna Center). Bring non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank. jfremson@loyno.edu.

FATHER HARRY TOMPSON CENTER, 10th anniversary “Jewels of New Orleans” gala, benefits homeless men and women, March 15, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Jesuit High School, New Orleans. Entertainment: Voices of Peter Claver Gospel Choir, New Orleans Ragtime and Dixieland Band, 610 Stompers. Awarding of the 2014 Legatus Christi Award to a center volunteer. $10,000 give-away with only 250 tickets sold at $100 each. Individual gala tickets: $75 each. 273-5547, ext. 135, or email, vjudice@harrytompson center.org.

TOUCH A TRUCK, Junior League of New Orleans’ event for families to explore trucks, play games and activities to promote safety and awareness. Food, beverages sold. March 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Zephyrs Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. www.jlno.org/touchatruck. Tickets: $8 advance; $10 at door for age 1 and older. $30 for five family tickets. 891-5845.

EXPLORATION MCA, for fourth through sixth graders, March 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Experience cheerleading, dance, art, science, leadership activities, lunch, door prizes. Register: at door, www.mcacubs.com, 288-7630. Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Blvd., New Orleans.

NOTHING WAS THE SAME WHEN HE CAME, seventh annual youth and young adult revival, March 16, 3-5 p.m., St. Mary of the Angels Church, 3501 North Miro St., New Orleans. Speaker: Deacon Joshua Johnson of Diocese of Baton Rouge. Choir: Young Voices of Praise of St. Raymond-St. Leo the Great parish. Open to junior high and high school students, young adults, young at heart. 861-6207, bcatholics@arch-no.org.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, St. Joseph Altar Committee sponsors cuccidati/symbolic pastry workshop, March 16, 2 p.m., University Center room 205C. Workshop facilitator: Treschere Washington.  Finished cuccidati goes on annual St. Joseph altar March 19th in Old Board Room in administration annex. RSVP: Dr. Vaz, kvaz@xula.edu, 520-5752.

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