Calendar – January 21, 2017

Deadline: Submissions due Thursday
(10 days before each issue)
(504) area code unless noted

Jan. 19-Feb. 11

VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREATS, for single Catholic men and women ages 18-40 considering a vocation as a priest, sister, brother or lay person, at the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor, New York. Feb. 17-20, March 16-19, Oct. 19-22, Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Participants will learn discernment tools and hear how religiously vowed and lay persons came to hear God’s call. Participants engage in prayer, talks with other young adults. $100., (845) 424-2122, 
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY RADIO, second annual Jam and Jazz Chef’s Brunch with celebrated Chef John Besh and friend Msgr. Christopher Nalty, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in New Orleans, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.; pre-brunch social at 9 a.m. Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Reservations: $75 a person or $700 for a table of 10 at Proceeds benefit radio stations, WPYR 1380 AM in Baton Rouge and WQNO 690 AM in New Orleans.    

Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, “Praying Our Goodbyes,” associate director, Janet Trahan facilitates a spirituality of change in everyday lives. Have you experienced loss, whether it be a job change, the end of a friendship, the death of a loved one, a financial struggle, a mid-life crisis or an extended illness? Together participants will reorient themselves to help heal the hurts caused by goodbyes and the anxieties of change. Thursdays, January 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Purchase the book by Joyce Rupp, read the introduction and first chapter. Bring a journal. Cost $50. Register: 861-3254,,

HISPANIC APOSTOLATE, Spanish-language Praise and Worship, Jan. 21 and every Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Also, Charismatic Mass in Spanish Jan. 25, and every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. 2525 Maine Ave., Metairie.

COMPASSIONATE BURIAL FOR INDIGENT BABIES (CBIB), funeral Mass, Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Burial follows at St. Patrick’s No. 1 Cemetery, 5000 Canal St., New Orleans (in the back by the mausoleum). Details: Lise Naccari, 202-3111,

WESTBANK CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC, prayer meeting, Mass, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Frank Carabello. Infant Jesus of Prague, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. 723-7129.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, hosts a Marian Cenacle with Father Laurent Larroque, director general of the Worldwide Marian Movement of Priests, Jan. 27, from 3:30-5 p.m. for clergy followed by dinner; and 7:30 p.m. for laity with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Father Larroque is successor of Father Stefano Gobbi. 4931 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 883-5783.

ST. BONAVENTURE CATHOLIC CHURCH, in Avondale will hold the church’s semi-annual indoor garage sale fundraiser on Jan. 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Jan. 28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the parish hall at 329 S. Jamie Blvd. Details: call the parish office at 436-1279.

ST. PIUS X, Men’s Club and Mothers’ Club annual joint meeting, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Dinner followed by business. Cafeteria, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. 282-2811,

COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, next quarterly Mass, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Charles Borromeo, Destrehan. Details: Call Janet Pesce at 455-6801.

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE, Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and SACS Accredited, open house, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. 394-4171, New student registration: Feb. 6, 7 a.m.; call for private tours.

A GATHERING FOR BLACK CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTERS, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. St. Peter Claver cafeteria, 1019 N. Prieur St., New Orleans. RSVP with Cecilia Matherne at 836-0551, ext. 3221.

ST. PETER, Covington, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. Mass, with a procession from the sacristy into the church for traditional blessing of candles, representing Christ as the light of the world entering the temple of Jerusalem. Bring candles to be blessed for your home. A human trafficking presentation by Debbie Shinskie, director of the Respect Life Office, Archdiocese of New Orleans, Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the parish’s St. Mary’s Hall.
ALIVE, second annual Junior High Retreat for those in fifth through seventh grade, Feb. 3-5, Camp Abbey Retreat Center, Covington. $100 a person. Register by Jan. 20 at archdiocesan CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry office: 836-0551.

COOKIES & COCKTAILS & ALL THAT JAZZ, Girl Scout fundraising gala, Feb. 4, 7-10 p.m., Club XLIV in New Orleans’ Champions Square. Individual tickets: $75 a person or $100 with patron party admission. 355-5885; Must be 21 or older to attend.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, Feb. 10-12, “Celebrating Life’s Sacred Moments” with Father Joe Nassal; Feb. 18-19, “Accepting and Responding to the Unconditional Love of God” with Msgr. Doug Doussan. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 267-9604.

MAGNIFICAT WESTBANK, Women’s Ministry prayer breakfast, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Café Hope, 1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Testimony by Msgr. Lanaux Rareshide, spiritual advisor to Catholic Charismatic Renewal Westbank. $18 in advance at Westbank Religious Supply & Mary’s Helpers. (No tickets sold at door.) 913-4903.


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, has named Kern Maass, MFA, new dean of the College of Music and Fine Arts. He will begin his new position Feb. 1. Mass brings more than 15 years of leadership experience. He currently oversees the curricular, advising and resource needs of more than 3,000 students and 200 faculty at Appalachian State. Other leadership roles have involved program development, curriculum review and development, policy administration, assessment, intellectual property, industry partnerships and accreditation, giving him a unique perspective on how to position and leverage creative practice in multiple contexts. Most recently, Maass has developed and led two such projects, AppLab and Howard Street. 

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