Calendar – May 6, 2017

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

May 10-June 25

ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY, new series of faith talks for Catholic high school parents called “Theology Uncorked” with wine, cheese and theology. The first session, “Faith and Reason” with Chris Baglow, Ph.D., is May 9, 7-9 p.m. at Columbia Coworking, 215 N. Columbia St., Covington. Free admission.

SACRED HEART OF JESUS, “Sharing the Journey,” widow and widowers grief support meeting, May 10, 1 p.m., for widows and widowers focused on sharing the grief and loss of a spouse.  Church narthex. 28088 Main St., Lacombe. (985) 882-5229.

TOYS, GAMES, SPORTS THROUGHOUT WORLD HISTORY, St. Michael Academic Expo, May 11, 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Jane Capella Silva Performing Arts Center on campus, 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans.

MONTHLY PEACE MASS, May 11, sponsored by St. Rita’s Mary Group and MIR. 7:30 p.m. Mass with celebrant Father Mike Kettenring, Visitation of Our Lady in Marrero pastor. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. Music by Jamie Diliberto. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR OUR LADY OF FATIMA, May 13, 6:30 p.m. rosary, 7 p.m. Mass. Concert with Kitty Cleveland and Friends followed by a reception and signing of Cleveland’s new CD, “Hail, Holy Queen.” 125 East 19th Ave., Covington., (985) 892-2422. Love offering will be accepted.

ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA, presents “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” May 12 and 13, 7:30 p.m.; May 14, 6 p.m. In the Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Tickets: $10 reserved; and $7 general admission adults; $4 general admission children 12 and under. Reservations: email, call Amy Dufrechou 382-5481.

RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, with a focus on healing after abortion, May 16, 6:30 p.m., St. Rosalie, 600 Second Ave., Harvey. Pam Richard from Rachel’s Vineyard presents, “Hope & Mercy after Abortion.” Richard also works with the Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling & Prayer Ministry and presents a sidewalk counselors’ workshop, May 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Conference Center of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. RSVP by May 15. 460-9360. $15 donation adults; students are free.

St. RAYMOND-ST. LEO THE GREAT, annual Tent Revival, “It’s a Love Thing VI,” May 21-24, featuring live Gospel music, liturgical dances and homilies led by hosting pastor Josephite Father Anthony M. Bozeman, free health screenings, voter-registration booths. At Hunters Field, North Claiborne at St. Bernard avenues, New Orleans. 

ST. PETER, Office of Marriage and Family Life presents a Catholic Scripture study for women, “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible,” a journey through the Bible, on Mondays from 9:30-11 a.m., June 5, 12, 19 and July 10, 17, 24, 31, St. Peter’s Upper Room, 318 South Jefferson St., Covington. Register by May 22 to have materials for first session.;

HOLY NAME OF JESUS, new time for historical and architectural presentations of the church and parish, May 24, by Bill and Sally Reeves. Time change: 7 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Light refreshments.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, feast day Mass, May 25, 7 p.m. followed by outdoor candlelight rosary led by AOL ministries. All are invited to attend this special feast day Mass and celebration at 1900 Greenwood Dr., LaPlace. Light refreshments will be served. Parish office, (985) 652-2615.

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, 2017 nine-day novena, “The Holy Spirit Descended Upon the Apostles, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Us,” May 26-June 3. Praise and worship and confession begin at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. nightly. Archbishop Gregory Aymond starts novena as celebrant May 26. Speakers: Father Gil Martin, pastor, May 27; Oblate Father Tony Rigoli, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, New Orleans, May 28; Father Francis Offia, St. Luke the Evangelist, Slidell, May 29; Father Joseph Tregre, pastor St. Joseph in Galliano, May 30; Dominican Father Thomas Schaefgen, director of Catholic Center at Tulane University, May 31; Father Ian Bozant, Mary Queen of Peace, June 1; Mass and healing service, June 2, with Father Robert Cruz of Sacred Heart Church in Montegut, Louisiana (confession begins at 6 p.m. this night); Father Gil Martin with Deacon Ricky Suprean, homilist June 3. 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, Art Show and Auction, May 27, 5:30 p.m. 50 original pieces of Father Mike Mitchell’s artwork will be auctioned. Wine and cheese, refreshments. Non-perishable donations to food pantry appreciated. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., in Bahan Center next to church, West Metairie Avenue, between North Starrett Road and North Atlanta, Metairie.

ST. MARY’S CHAPEL (OLD URSULINE CONVENT), free recitals, May 28, June 8, June 25, 6 p.m. On May 28: Joseph Meyer, violin, “Bach and Beyond”; June 8: Benjamin Alard, harpsichord, “Couperin and Bach”; June 25: Peter Collins, piano. Free-will donation taken to purchase a Steinway piano for St. Mary’s Chapel and the restoration of the historic Pilcher pipe organ. 1116 Chartres St., New Orleans.


NUN RUN, 5K trail run at 9 a.m., 1K fun run at 8:30 a.m. and “Anything Goes Cook-off, May 13, Rosaryville, Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula. First-, second- and third-place winners will be chosen in the cook-off, with tasting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Entertainment: Harvey Jesus and Fire. Proceeds benefit needed parking lot and renovations at Kateri Hall, scholarships for Camp Kateri. (225) 294-5039,

LOUISIANA RIGHT TO LIFE, PULSE Leadership Institute in Baton Rouge, June 5-9, (866) 463-5433), (985) 705-6568,


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS President Jesuit Father Kevin W. Wildes, Ph.D., announced that John D. Head, Ed. D., has been named the university’s new vice president of Enrollment Management. Head will oversee the newly consolidated admissions and enrollment efforts for undergraduate, graduate (non-law) and continuing studies at the university. 

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