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ORGAN RECITAL, by Emmanuel Arakélian, young artist-in-residence at St. Louis Cathedral, April 2, 6 p.m. St. Louis Cathedral. He has performed in Europe and major organ festivals and is organist/artistic director of Saint Léonce Cathedral of Fréjus, France. He will perform “fantasias” by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jehan Alain and Louis Vierne. Arakélian preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb2SxBqD7cY
SPIRITUALITY IN THE CITY, series continues from 12:30-1:15 p.m., April 4, Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans, with Norman Robinson, former WDSU-TV anchor, former CBS correspondent in New York and Washington, D.C., and deacon of Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ. Topic: “Who are you? And How Does that Influence Your Humanity.” Simple lunch at 12:15 p.m. www.loyno.edu/lplc/downtown.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, Lenten Time of Prayer, April 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.
INTER-FAITH PRAYER SERVICE, for child-abuse prevention, April 4, 1:30 p.m., on Archbishop Gregory Aymond’s lawn, South Carrollton at Walmsley avenues, New Orleans. April is Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Archbishop Aymond will lead an interfaith prayer service to pray for the safety of children. After the service, students from the lslamic School of Greater New Orleans, the Sikh community, St. Rita Catholic School and St. Mary’s Dominican High will place blue pinwheels on the lawn in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. 861-6278.
ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry, meeting April 5, 6:15 p.m., parish center, Manson and Derbigny streets, Metairie. Guest speaker: Dr. Rick Landry, Ph.D. Topic: “Programming Your Internal Computer: Your Mind.”
MATER DOLOROSA, Knights of Columbus fish fry, April 7, 5-8 p.m. For $10: fried fish, fries, baked macaroni, cole slaw, garlic bread and a soft drink or water. South Carrollton Avenue at Plum Street, New Orleans.
ST. EDWARD, auction and gala, “Boots and Bling” April 7, Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., New Orleans. Music by August Rush, buffet dinner, open bar, silent and verbal auctions, raffles, dancing. Admission: $50 a person in advance or $60 at the door. www.steddy.org. Proceeds benefit the school.
ST. CHRISTOPHER THE MARTYR, “Night of Reflection and Prayer,” April 7, 6:30 p.m. A special evening to prepare for Holy Week featuring live music with Lorraine Hess. Refreshments follow event. www.stchristopherano.com.
COME & SEE WEEKEND, high school juniors, seniors and college-age men interested in exploring the priesthood, April 7-9. 861-6298, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART IN APRIL, art auction and gala with live/silent auction, food, cocktails, harpist Ivory McCann, April 8, 7-10 p.m., benefitting restoration of St. Alphonsus, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans. Tickets: $40 a person; $75 a couple in advance; $50 a person, $95 a couple at the door. Dressy casual attire. 524-8116, www.friendsofstalphonsus.org.
WESTBANK ROSARY FOR PEACE, April 8, 1 p.m., “Shield the Badge with Prayer,” St. Joseph Church, 610 6th St., Gretna. Rosary for law enforcement, emergency personnel, firefighters, military and peace in the world. 367-7515.
ALL SAINTS, Good Friday Fish Fry, April 14, 300 Ptolemy St., New Orleans (Algiers). Fried or stuffed crab, with choice of macaroni and cheese, potato salad, vegetable, bread, cake. $8 for one, $12 for two. Call 368-0335 as early as 10 a.m. to place order.
NEW ORLEANS CATHOLIC CEMETERIES, traditional Good Friday Stations of the Cross, St. Roch Cemetery, April 14, first service at 10 a.m.; next service at noon. Music Street entrance of cemetery.
ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club general meeting, April 5, 7 p.m., Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.
URSULINE ARTS FESTIVAL, April 6, 3-5:30 p.m. A student-led festival exploring the academy’s 11.5-acre Uptown campus while experiencing diverse expressions of visual arts, music and performing arts.
ST. ANN SCHOOL, Home & School Club grandperson’s day for middle-school grandpersons, April 7, 1:30 p.m. church. Men’s Club seafood dinner, April 7, 6-8 p.m. $8 for shrimp or fish dinner, $10 for shrimp & fish dinner (served with potatoes, salad, garlic bread). $5 for seafood gumbo, $2 for cheese pizza slice, $1 for fries. Dine in and carry-out. Limited drive-up menu available for purchase while quantities last from cafeteria doors on Meadowdale Street. Men’s Club meeting April 17, 7 p.m., cafeteria 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club Spring Spiritual Reflection, “Becoming a Woman of Faith,“ April 7, 8-10:30 a.m., Siena Room of the church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Speakers: Retreats for Young Women co-founders Jane Hebert and Yvonne Hymel. Registration required. Email Rachel Quintana, email@example.com.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association annual gala, April 8, doors open at 7 p.m. The Alexander Room and Terrace, 3200 Ridgelake Drive, #300, Metairie. Silent/live auctions (led by Jim Hanzo), open bar, buffet dinner, dancing to Burgers and Fries. Tickets: $125 for two; $63 for one, available online at http://www.501auctions.com/SEAS. Sherry Rosato, firstname.lastname@example.org; Alicia Smith, Ali email@example.com.
ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH, “A Knight at Drago’s,” scholarship dinner benefitting deserving students, April 9, 4-7 p.m., 3232 North Arnoult Road, Metairie. Featuring a four-course meal, live music by Dwight (class of 1970) and Connie Fitch; complimentary wine and beer; prizes, raffles. $125 a person. 940-5980.
MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, presents “Shrek the Musical,” April 21, 27, 28, 7 p.m.; April 22 at 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; April 29, 2 p.m. $10 students; $15 adults. Fitzmorris Performing Arts Center on campus, Robert E. Lee Boulevard, New Orleans.
Tickets in advance at the MCA bookstore or at the door.
RAY LAICHE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, April 21, Riverlands Golf and Country Club. $100 a golfer; $400 foursome or $500 with sponsorship. Silent auction; Benefits St. Charles Catholic High School sports fields maintenance in LaPlace. Online registration at www.stcharlescatholic.org, 915-0374, firstname.lastname@example.org.