Calendar – April 8, 2017

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April 9-29

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, KC Ladies Auxiliary and parish CYO host Easter bunny pictures and Easter Egg Hunt, April 9, pictures (one 5-by-7 for $5 or three for $12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., with free egg hunt after 9:30 a.m. Mass in the lodge in the back field (follow the paw prints). 6425 West Metairie Ave. 

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Mass, April 9, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier. SFX Jr. Knights of DePaul host Easter Egg hunt after Mass. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

CAFÉ RECONCILE, Easter bunny and egg hunt, April 11, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pay any amount for your first meal. Also Easter brunch, April 16, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Live music from the Max Morgan Trio and live broadcasting from Poppa Smurf. $39 adults; $15 children under 10. 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. 934-1633.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK (CCRWB), meetings April 12, 26, 7:30 p.m. A gathering every second and fourth Wednesday at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. Praise followed by a Healing Mass at 8 p.m. Celebrant: Father Mike Kettenring (April 12); Father Michael Nam (April 26). Anointing of sick after Mass. 913-4903. 

INSTITUTE FOR BLACK CATHOLIC STUDIES, 2017 Sister Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. lecture, April 19, 7 p.m. Qatar Pavilion Auditorium, Xavier University of Louisiana. Speaker: Dr. Darren Davis, political science professor, Center for Social Research director at University of Notre Dame. His insights come from researching Black Catholic U.S. demographics. 520-7691,

CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, six-week session to learn about Catholic faith or renew the faith if an individual has been away from the church. New session begins April 20, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Edward the Confessor, parish center, West Metairie Avenue at Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. 888-0703.

MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT, “Marriage and the Art of Discernment,” April 21-23, presented by Robin and Easton Hebert. St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center in Chatawa, Mississippi (1 1/2 hours from New Orleans Airport). Details: School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Helen Roper, (601) 341-9447, email

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH/SHRINE OF ST. JUDE, spring novena, “Getting To Know Mary Through Her Feast Days,” April 22-30, weekdays 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 (Spanish) and 6 p.m., with speakers Oblate Father Richard Sudlik and Father Emmanuel Mulenga. Anointing of the sick after April 28 Masses. 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans. 525-1551.

MARIAN SERVANTS OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS, host “The Mystery of Suffering:  A Morning to Share the Wisdom of the Saints and to Examine the Teaching of the Church,” Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, April 24, 9:15 a.m.-noon. Continental breakfast served. Register: (985) 892- 0642.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, ninth annual Crawfeast Cookoff, April 29, 5-9 p.m., school parking lot, West Metairie at Transcontinental, Metairie. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at gate. All-you-can-eat crawfish, beverages lagniappe dishes. Beer sold separately.


ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, annual golf tournament, April 21, registration/lunch 12:30 p.m.; shotgun start 1:30 p.m., post-tournament party/awards. Audubon Park Golf Course. Benefits the Sr. Mary Anne McSweeney, O.P. Faculty Endowment Fund. Fees: DominiFan Fun Member (non-golfer), $50; DominiFan single-player package, $125; Torch Hole sponsor, $250; Black and White sponsor, $775; Veritas sponsor, $1,500., Also, Domini-Science Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon, for girls in fourth through seventh grades. Science experiments and interaction with Dominican students and teachers featured. A $15 registration fee includes lunch, Domini-Science T-shirt. Space limited; online registration:

HOLY NAME OF JESUS, “Blacktop Under the Stars” Spring Fling celebrating 125th year, April 21, 7-11 p.m., music, food, libations, silent auction items. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at door. Gator Run at Audubon Park, May 13, 8-11 a.m. for runners and walkers of all ages, $20, followed by a crawfish boil at school. Also, an architectural and historical church presentation and history by Bill and Sally Reeves, May 24, church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., followed by light refreshments. Donations welcomed. 125th anniversary Mass, May 28, 10:30 a.m., followed by reception in Loyola’s Danna Center St. Charles Room. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will con-celebrate. This is the exact day 125 years ago that the first Mass was celebrated in Holy Name of Jesus Parish., 865-7430. 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans. 861-9709.

ST. PETER CLAVER SCHOOL, celebrates its 95th anniversary with a Mass, brunch, April 23. 1020 North Prieur St., New Orleans. 822-8191.

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. Tickets in advance at MCA bookstore, or at the door of the Fitzmorris Performing Arts Center, Robert E. Lee Boulevard, New Orleans.

XAVIER PREPARATORY SCHOOL, Class of 1967 Reunion, May 19-21. Contact Diane B. Woods, to get details on the locations and times for events being held the entire weekend. 

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