Calendar – April 19, 2014

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April 19-27

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club hosts City Park Night April 26, 7-10 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance; $16 at gate. SMM teachers admitted free at gate.

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Mass in celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel, April 23, 7 p.m. Celebrant: Msgr. Christopher Nalty, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish. Performing: Melissa Brocato, soprano soloist with Brian Morgan, pipe organ.

CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, six-week series of listening sessions and update of Catholic faith for those who want to return to Catholicism but have been away for awhile, Thursdays beginning April 24, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Edward the Confessor, parish center, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 888-0703.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, parish fair, April 25, 6-11 p.m. with band Karma, 8-11 p.m.; April 26, noon to 11 p.m. with bands Groovy 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Category 6, 8-11 p.m.; April 27, 1-10 p.m. with bands 90 Degrees West, 4-6 p.m., and Topcats, 7-10 p.m. 1000 North Starrett Road, Metairie.

ST. JOSEPH SEMINARY COLLEGE, alumni gathering, April 25, St. Joseph Seminary College. (985) 867-2242.

SYMPTO-THERMAL NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING, teachers: Patrycia Black, Gayle Rizzo of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Series dates: April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14. St. Margaret Mary Parish, Slidell. Preregistration required. Cost: $100. 861-6243.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, and the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John the XXIII, Mass celebration April 27, 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Celebrant: Former Archbishop Alfred Hughes. Reconciliation beginning at 1 p.m.; rosary, eucharistic adoration, 1:30 p.m.; Divine Mercy chaplet sung, 2:30 p.m.. Blessing with the relic of St. Faustina follows Mass.

ACCESS, annual Jazz Brunch, April 27, noon-3 p.m., Audubon Tea Room. Archbishop Gregory Aymond blesses new mobile unit offering pregnancy services at 11:45 a.m.; also, silent auction. Proceeds support ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Services and ACCESS Mobile Pregnancy Center providing pro-life pregnancy support services. Tickets: $75. 885-1141; 523-3755.

HEALING MASS, ANOINTING OF SICK, April 27, 1 p.m. National Seelos Shrine at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St. (at Constance Street), New Orleans. Reconciliation, veneration of relic missionary crucifix before 1 p.m. Mass; one-on-one intercessory prayer begins at 11:45 a.m. 525-2495.

MAGNIFICAT, West St. Tammany chapter, breakfast for Catholic women, May 1, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict’s Plantation. Speaker: Kathryn Rombs who will discuss how to embrace one’s crosses. Tickets: $15 through April 28 at Most Holy Trinity Church. (985) 809-0472.

CALLING ALL FIFTH GRADERS, day for fifth graders to learn about vocations from religious men and women, April 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Blvd., New Orleans. Archbishop Aymond celebrates 12:30 p.m. Mass. Register: vocations@archdio Bring bag lunch.

ST. JOHN BOSCO, Women’s Society, pot luck meeting, April 28, 7 p.m., in the Don Bosco Center, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey.

ST. MARGARET MARY, April 25-26, 6 p.m. Grub and Giggles Comedy Benefit, 1050 Robert Blvd., E building, Slidell. Dinner, silent auction, comedy to benefit Kathryn Gardner, a Slidell teen battling a rare blood disorder. Tickets: $30 each; can be purchased at St. Margaret Mary’s office. (985) 641-1111.

MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, spring dance night with music from the 1940s-’60s, April 26, 7-9:30 p.m. Free, casual dress. Ice and cups provided.

HISPANIC YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT RETREAT, May 2-4, Camp Abbey, sponsored in part by the Hispanic Apostolate and Blessed Seelos Parish with Dominican Sister Nery Sori and Father José Lavastida.

STEAM, sixth annual “Crawfeast” May 10, 6 p.m. under the St. Edward the Confessor pavilion. Cost: $25 adults, $10 children over 7, free to children 6 and under. Included: crawfish, jambalaya, vegetables, beer, tea and soft drinks. Desserts will be sold. Crawfish eating contest, music by a DJ and raffles. Tickets must be bought by May 2, nationaltemperature

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival “Rock and Roll Comes to SCB.” Hours: May 2, 6-10 p.m.; May 3, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; May 4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bands: Boogie Men, 6:30-9:30 p.m., May 2; No Idea, 1-4 p.m., and Topcats, 5:30-8:30 p.m., May 3. $2,500 and $5,000 raffles ($25 tickets); third annual Miss Little Red Church, May 4, open to girls 6 months old to 23. 13396 River Road, Destrehan.

MASS FOR VOCATIONS, May 4, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Priests, sisters, brothers, deacons and people of the archdiocese invited. Seminarians, women and men in formation for consecrated life, and diaconate candidates will join together in thanking God for their vocation. 861-6298.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association general membership meeting, May 5, 7 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9, with Home and School Association providing a breakfast, treats, hosting supplies for next school year.

ST. CHRISTOPHER BEREAVEMENT, and Support Group, meets May 8, 6:15 p.m., parish center, 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie. Guest speaker: Steve Morgan, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, “Living with Pain.” 835-0540.

MARY OF NAZARETH, film showing May 13 (Our Lady of Fatima) at AMC Elmwood Theatre. Tickets: $10 at Mule’s Religious Store, 2627 David Dr, Metairie.

ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, Nun Run, May 5, on the grounds, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. (985) 277-1112, Email: Sister Veronica Dominican Laity Annual Retreat May 2-4. Facilitator: Dominican Father Philip Neri Powell. “As if God Doesn’t Exist: Challenging Secularism by Living the Gospel.” Two-night stay with meals:
$170 a person single occupancy;
$140 double occupancy;
$70 a person meals only (commuter). msymajo6, 975-7703.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE, weekend, May 16-18, healing for those suffering loss of a spouse through death, separation or divorce who are ready to move forward with lives. 606-8024.

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