Calendar – March 29, 2014

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March 29-April 13

ST. ANSELM, fish fry, March 28, April 4 and 11.  Drive-thru 4 p.m.; dine in 5 p.m. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Catfish or shrimp plates $11; seafood plate with soft shell crab, fish, shrimp $14; shrimp Caesar salad $10; child’s plate $6; gumbo $5. Sides/desserts included with dine in. (985) 845-7342.

FOR VOCATIONS, Notre Dame Seminary, March 29. 8:30 a.m. Mass, with eucharistic adoration to 5 p.m. Seminarians will share vocation stories hourly. 227-3234,

SINGLE & SINGLE AGAIN MINISTRY, open dance, March 29, 8 p.m.-midnight. Good Shepherd United Church of Christ gym, 5122 West Esplanade Ave, Metairie. Jake & The Nifty 50s perform. $12. BYOL, setups provided; smoke-free dance. 201-2687.

HOLY NAME OF JESUS, “Red Carpet Gala” and silent auction, March 29, 7 p.m., 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans. Music, food, silent auction to benefit school. Tickets: $50 each in advance; $60 at door. 861-1466.

LATIN MASS, March 30, 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Celebrant: Father Garrett O’Brien. 

LEGION OF MARY, annual ACIES, March 30, 2:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie. Mass, renewal of fealty to Mary, Queen of the Legion, reception. 456-2266, email

ALL JAZZED UP, gala celebrating 40th anniversary of People Program, March 30, noon-3 p.m., Royal Palm, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Jazz brunch, raffle, silent/live auction; music Bobby Cure and Poppa Stoppa Band. Tickets: $55. 394-5433.

LENTEN MISSION, April 1-3, Mass at 6 p.m.; “Faith Hope and Love in a Fallen World” 7 p.m. with Father Kyle Dave, pastor Sacred Heart Parish, Lacombe. Location: Our Lady of Lourdes, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet. 682-7070.

SPIRITUALITY IN THE CITY, April 1, 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception, 130 Baronne St. Speaker: Bob Marshall, Pulitzer Prize winning environmental journalist, “Having Faith in Nature.” Simple lunch 12:15p.m.

ST. MONICA MINISTRY, April 2 after 5:30 Mass; and April 19, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.  Prayers for family member who do not practice their faith. St. Dominic, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.

MAGNIFICAT, Catholic evangelistic outreach for women, Life in the Spirit seminar, April 2, Part I; April 9, Part II, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 831-9737.

FAMILY LIFE APOSTOLATE, Father/Son Program for 11-14 year old boys, April 4, 7-10 p.m., Knights of Columbus St. Dominic Council in New Orleans. Mother/Daughter Program for 10-12 year old girls, April 6, 2-5 p.m., Knights of Columbus St. Dominic Council in New Orleans. Program fosters open communication between parent and child and provides sexuality information and fertility appreciation in a Christ-centered atmosphere of love. $25 for parent/guardian and one child. Pre-registration required. Coordinated by Family Life Apostolate. 861-6243.

CATHOLIC WOMEN IN ACTION, Lenten morning of reflection, “Bringing Christ to a World Longing for Mercy and Hope,” April 2, Mass at 8 a.m., followed by talks from two Catholics. St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road.

SPRING FUND-RAISER, Our Lady of Wisdom’s “Wisdom Salutes Legacies: a Celebration of Cuisine, Comedy and Culture,” April 5, 8 p.m., partron party 6:30 p.m. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Semi-formal attire; Jerry Embree Swing Band. Tickets: $135-$200. Honorees: Dr. Nicholas Bazan, Jesuit Father James C. Carter, Leah Chase. 304-5440.

LADIES RETREAT, “Tending to the Soul,” April 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Martha, 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey. Speaker: Jan Tate. Lunch catered by Cafe Hope. $25. Register: 366-1604.
Food Fest, April 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cafe Hope, 1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Delicious food from local professional, amateur culinary teams, children’s games, bands.

MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Substance Abuse Ministry presents, “From the Darkness into the Light,” seminar and open discussion
with speaker Mary Lou McCall, April 8, 7-8:30 p.m., parish cafeteria, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. McCall is a substance abuse prevention specialist with the non-profit, Action Against Addiction, and will provide her first-hand account of dealing with recovery from the family disease of alcoholism and the journey from a life of darkness to light with God’s help. (985) 626-7905 or email

REDEMPTORIST REUNION, class of ’55, April 5, 7 p.m. Mass, followed by reunion 8 p.m.-midnight. Airport Hilton. $65. 737-2397.

ANNUNCIATION, annual alumni reunion luncheon, April 6, 10:30 a.m., Jefferson Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. $45. 836-6965.

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, Spend-a-Day, April 1, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 24, 25, 28, 7:30 a.m.-3:05 p.m., for fifth- through eighth-grade girls. Also fifth and sixth graders: “Black & White Friday Night,” April 4, 6-9 p.m., crafts, games, photo booth, etc., Dominican’s Siena Center. Register: at, 865-9401, ext. 4127, before March 31. Easter Egg Roll, April 5, 10 a.m.-noon, main lawn, 7701 Walmsley Ave. Egg hunt at 11 a.m. $15 a family.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Grandparents’ Day for students with last names A-J, April 1; and K-Z, April 2.  Parents’ Club general meeting, April 2, 7 p.m., cafeteria.

MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, “The Wizard of Oz” spring production, April 2-5, 7 p.m.; April 6, 2 p.m., Fitzmorris Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, students. 2014 Alumnae Brunch, April 5, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Chateau Country Club, Kenner. 288-7626.

XAVIER PREP Alumni Association’s 21st annual “Remember When … A Music Festival on Magazine Street” fund-raising gala, auction, music, April 5, 8 p.m.-midnight; patron party 6:30-8 p.m., 5116 Magazine St. Tickets: 457-8229,

ST. ANGELA LADIES’ ASSOCIATION, meeting, April 1, 7 p.m., Msgr. Kern Center. “Pajama Party” theme with games, etc. Refreshments.

MATER DOLOROSA, bus trip to Houmas House, April 23, leaving the Uptown church on Carrollton Avenue at 9 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. Cost: $55 a person and includes bus ride, lunch, tour of home and gardens. 866-3669. Deadline: April 2.

ST. PETER, Reserve, 150th anniversary celebration, April 5, 5 p.m., 1550 River Road (Hwy 44). Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Reception follows at school, 188 West 7th St. (985) 536-4887.

ST. PIUS PLAYERS, hosts auditions April 5, 1-4 p.m., for summer production of “Peter Pan.” Auditions open to ages 7 and up. St. Pius multipurpose room, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Performances: July 16-20.

HOMECOMING DAY AT ST. ALPHONSUS, April 6, Welcome Home Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Assumption Church followed by refreshments and tours of St. Mary’s and St. Alphonsus churches, the Seelos Shrine and Welcome Center, St. Alphonsus School, Hope House,

MERCY ENDEAVORS, St. Thomas Community Health Clinic on campus. 2030 Constance St., New Orleans.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Mass, April 6, 2 p.m. St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road. Also, annual luau hosted by St. Francis Xavier Knights of Columbus/Daughters of Isabella, cafeteria, May 4 following 2 p.m. Mass.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER, Lenten Mission, “Come Follow Me,” Christ’s call to the “person in the pew” to Christian Discipleship with Deacon Alex Jones. April 7-9, 7 p.m. nightly; Mass at 6 p.m. 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Deacon Jones shares his faith journey from the Pentecostal Church into the Catholic Church; joys and sacrifices of Christian discipleship.

COME AND SEE VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND, for high school juniors, seniors,college-age men, April 11-13, St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington. Register at 861-6298 or e-mail

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