Calendar – June 10, 2017

Summer deadline: 10 days before each issue. (We’re biweekly.)
(504) area code unless noted

June 14 – July 28


RESPECT LIFE, monthly gathering focuses on end-of-life issues, June 14, 6:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo, 13396 River Road, Destrehan. Speaker: Deacon Jeff Tully, archdiocesan health chaplaincy coordinator, talking about “Dying with Dignity: A Conversation about End-of-Life and Catholic teachings.” Light refreshments served. 286-1119.
ST. RITA, next “Dine Out for the Needy” June 13 and 15, Augie’s Restaurant, 6005 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, dine in or take out. Mention St. Rita of Harahan and proceeds will go to St. Rita Food Pantry. 733-3000.
ST. KATHARINE DREXEL, PrepFest, a premiere outdoor music and food truck festival featuring Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Rechell Cook, DJ Raj Smoove and the school choir, June 17, 5-10 p.m., on school grounds, 5116 Magazine St., New Orleans. Bring lawn chairs, buy tickets at, 446-7171.
ST. MARGARET MARY, “Truths About Immigration and Refugees,” a discussion with guest speaker Martin O. Gutierrez, Catholic Charities’ division director for Archdiocese of New Orleans, June 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in parish Evangelization Center, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Gutierrez presents a snapshot of local immigrant community, its size, characteristics, needs; discusses forces that push and pull people to immigrate; reflects on Roman Catholic Church’s position on immigration and Catholic social teaching; relates how current events impact families and communities. Coffee, pastries served. (985) 643-6124.
MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter breakfast, June 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, Chateau Ballroom 16th floor, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. $20 by check or mail by June 16. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts. Call 909-6832.
ST. PETER, celebrates 22nd annual Feast of Corpus Christi solemn Mass and eucharistic procession, June 18, 11:30 a.m. Mass followed by procession. Reserved seating for religious; special litanies prayed in church for those who can’t walk in procession. (985) 892-2422.
FRANK KELLY, Mass and healing service, June 21, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1908 Short St., Kenner; and a retreat weekend June 24-25, Our Lady of the Way, Tickfaw, Louisiana. Details:

GALA IN THE PARK, ninth annual Cristo Sana fundraiser for Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Christ the Healer Ecumenical Medical Mission Program that provides free medical, eye and dental programs to needy in Diocese of Granada, Nicaragua, Central America, June 23, 7-10 p.m., Parkview Terrace in City Park. Silent, live auctions, special auctioneer Benny Grunch, heads or tails. To be honored for their work with the group since 1998 are: Dr. William and Mrs. Linda Wayman. Dressy casual attire. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. Details: call Kristie Vollentine, 527-5774,

DAY OF REFRESHMENT FOR WOMEN, June 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., “Come to the Water,” St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge. Teachings by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Women’s Retreat Team members Andi Oney, Denise Beyer; testimonies by women; prayer and praise led by Kim Lukinovich and Sheila Butler; music by Mercy Beaucoup of Baton Rouge. Cost: $30 includes lunch. Small groups and prayer ministry featured. Register online: by June 21, noon to get lunch; on-site registrations accepted 828-1368.

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, welcomes volunteers to “Labor of Love,” community service event over three days – June 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ending with dinner and closing ceremony. Work such as painting, yardwork, flooring, interior/exterior repairs, etc., under the guidance of a licensed contractor on homes of low-income homeowners will be done with St. Charles Parish Community Services Housing Rehab Program. Bring bag lunch (although lunch available), water, sunscreen and work gloves. Event sponsored by the Social Justice and Fountain of Youth ministries at the parish. Details, call parish office at (985) 764-6383.

UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS, two-part talk by Dr. Michael Whitehouse on the Universal Call to Holiness and why this teaching is central to understanding the Christian person, Church, evangelization, liturgy and mission, June 27 and June 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Archdiocesan Chancery, 7887 Walmsley Ave. Details:, $10 per course online.

ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH, summer camp for boys, three sessions: July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. $175 a session with a $30 registration fee that includes the camp T-shirt. The camp operates Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Augustine also offers a before- and after-care package for an additional flat rate. Before care is offered from 7:15-7:45 a.m., and after care from 3:15-5 p.m. Registration in cafeteria June 27, 3-5 p.m. 940-5980, email at


NORTH SHORE CATHOLIC CENTER, (former Most Holy Trinity Parish site) at 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington, hosts an hour of adoration and contemporary Christian worship July 7, 7 p.m. Adoration and benediction accompanied by music will be followed by an opportunity for refreshment and fellowship. Childcare onsite is offered for families (if reserved by July 5) at (985) 605-5840, although children are invited to worship. Donations accepted to offset expenses.

ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, upcoming retreats include a free “Centering Prayer Workshop,” June 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m., with Vivien and Ed Michaels. This workshop is geared toward those who have wondered what centering prayer was about; a directed retreat “Be Still and Know that I Am God” (Ps 46), July 1-8, to let God speak words of love in an oasis of quiet and peace, directed by Dominican Sisters Mary Ann Culotta, Mary Noel and Vincentian Father Louis Arceneaux; St. Dominic’s Men’s Emmaus Retreat, July 14 at 5 p.m. to July 16 after a 5:30 p.m. Mass, open to all men (sponsored by St. Dominic Catholic Church, New Orleans). Based on the scripture passage “The Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24: 13-35), allowing men to reflect on lives away from distractions. Questions: Norm Madere, 481-0411, Rick Valadie, 267-4944 or David Drude (985) 974-0657. Contact Rosaryville at (225) 294-5039, email at or go to for other retreats. 

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