Calendar – April 15, 2017

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

April 17- May 14

SALA, St. Angela Ladies Auxiliary meeting, April 17, 7 p.m., Kern Center (gym). Bingo, refreshments, election of officers; bring crayons and/or coloring books for Catholic Charities to distribute to moms and kids. Reservations taken for SALA’s Spring installation luncheon May 10 at Southern Yacht Club.
MYSTERY OF SUFFERING, sharing wisdom of the saints and examining church teachings to show how to embrace suffering and live in peace and joy. Led by Sandra F. Martin, Marian Servants of the Precious Blood director. Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Family Life Center Rooms 1A-B, April 24, (after 8:45 a.m. Mass) 9:15 a.m.-noon. Continental breakfast. Register for materials at parish office (985) 892-0642.
BLESSED SEELOS HEALING MASS, April 23, 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church, Josephine at Constance streets, New Orleans’ Irish Channel. Before and after the Healing Mass, there will be one-on-one intercessory prayer in the shrine starting at 11:45 a.m., and confessions before Mass. Homilist and presider: Redemptorist Father Harry A. Grile, director of the National Shrine of Blessed Seelos.
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MILITIA IMMACULATA, St. Maximilian’s relic brought by Franciscan Friar Michael Heine to St. Charles Borromeo Church, April 25-26, celebrating Mass at 6 p.m. both days. Venerate relic or blessing with relic from 6:30-7 p.m.  Father Michael gives retreat talk from 7-8 p.m. Enrollment in Militia Immaculata taken. St. Maximilian Kobe is saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, pro-life movement. 13396 River Road, Destrehan.
ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Finding God in Our Everyday Life Experiences,” April 26, 7-9 p.m. Presenter: Teresian Sister Gloria Murillo., 861-3254. Cost $25; “Facing Forgiveness: A Catholic’s Guide to Letting Go of Anger and Welcoming Reconciliation” (book by Laughlan Sofield, S.T., Carroll Juliano, SHCJ, Archbishop Gregory Aymond). Facilitated by center associate director Jeanne Burmaster: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Purchase book, read first chapter. Register:, 861-3254. Cost: $50. 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. 
CATHOLIC FOUNDATION, Archdiocese of New Orleans Northshore Chapter, annual dinner, April 28, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m. Honoring permanent deacons of East St. Tammany-Washington Deanery of the northshore. St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Family Life Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Tickets: $100 a person in advance. Register: Details: Madelyn Klein, 596-3044.
DAY OF PRAYER, led by Daughters of St. Paul, April 29, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mass, talks on the power of meditative and contemplative prayer, Liturgy of the Hours, eucharistic adoration. Registration: $5. St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, Slidell. Facebook/saintluke slidell; (985) 707-2121; (985) 768-7906
MAGNIFICAT WEST ST. TAMMANY CHAPTER, breakfast with Lorraine Hess, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon; 8:30 a.m. coffee. Benedict’s Plantation, Mandeville. $15. Limited seating; advance tickets through April 27 at Most Holy Trinity Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, weekdays, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or St. John the Baptist Church, 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Send $15 a ticket with self-addressed stamped envelope to Magnificat-West St. Tammany chapter, Gwen Richard. 131 Woodcrest Covington, LA 70433. (985) 974-1782. 
VOCATIONS MASS, for Archdiocese of New Orleans, May 7, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral.
BOYS HOPE, GIRLS HOPE, annual golf tournament, May 8, Beau Chene. Registration: 10:30 a.m.; lunch 10:30-11:30 a.m.; shotgun start 11:30 a.m. Single entry: $250 includes lunch, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, tournament prizes. 


HOLY CROSS SCHOOL, Gold and Blue Gala, “Be Our Guest,” April 22, 7 p.m. at school’s Student Center, 5500 Paris Ave., New Orleans. This fundraiser benefits the Boys to Men Fund for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Local cuisine, music, silent, live and online auctions. Dressy cocktail/black tie optional. Tickets: online at: Details: Jenny Lacoste at
ST. PHILIP NERI, Ladies’ Co-Operative Club Sip N Paint, April 27, 8 p.m., following Co-Op meeting. $35 a person includes choice of painting. Sign up: school office, Jessica Johns 220-0423.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association-sponsored spring City Park Night, April 27, 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $12 a person includes park entrance, unlimited rides; $15 after April 25 and at the gate. Ticket order forms: available on website and in school office. Children under 2 are free.
CAR SHOW FOR HAWK BAND, May 6, 10 a.m., Archbishop Hannan High School, 71324 La. 1077, Covington.  Car show, crafts fair, jambalaya cook-off at this second annual event. Awards presented for cars and jambalaya at 2 p.m. Registration forms: Melody, (985) 635-9764,
ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA, “James and the Giant Peach Jr.,” May 12-13, 7:30 p.m.; May 14, 6 p.m. Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Tickets: $10 reserved; $7 general admission adult, $4 general admission children 12 and under. Email, call 382-5481.
ARCHBISHOP SHAW, second annual gala, May 12, 6:30 to 11 p.m., at English Turn, Algiers. credit cards accepted:


Yvonne LaFleur named the 2017 Alumna of the Year of Cabrini High School. A 1965 graduate, the acclaimed fashion designer earned a bachelor of science in fashion merchandising from LSU and, at age 22, began her career in design and merchandising. She is chief executive officer of Yvonne LaFleur/New Orleans and predecessor companies, selling lingerie, dresses, hats, bridal apparel and a fragrance line. She refers to the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (founded by St. Frances Xavier Cabrini) as her family and shows her Cabrini spirit by having her shopping bags and store decor covered with violets, the flower associated with Mother Cabrini. 

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