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RESPECT LIFE, monthly gathering, July 11, 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake, 312 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Speaker: Ron Courtade, St. Charles Catholic religion department chair, co-campus minister, on “Conscience Protection and Religious Liberty in the U.S.” Light refreshments. 286-1119. email@example.com.
PEACE MASS, sponsored monthly by St. Rita’s Mary Group with MIR, July 13, 6:30 p.m. confessions; 7 p.m. patriotic rosary; 7:30 p.m. Mass: Celebrant: Jesuit Father Edwin Gros, Holy Name of Jesus Parish pastor; music by Jamie Diliberto. St. Rita, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.
SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, 10th annual diocsean-wide couples night sponsored by Willwoods, July 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Mid-City Rock ’N Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Speakers: Deacon Larry and Andi Oney, music from the band “Peace of Cake,” food, drinks, bowling. For tickets, call 830-3716 or go to www.willwoods.org.
ST. GENEVIEVE CHURCH, “Life in the Spirit Seminar,” July 15, July 22, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 58203 Hwy 433 Slidell. (985) 640-9982.
FEAST OF ST. HENRY, 28th annual celebration, reunion, July 15, with 3 p.m. Mass at the 160-year-old church, 812 General Pershing St.; party following at Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., Uptown, across from Wisner Playground. Free shuttle from church to party, free food, soft drinks, beer, snowballs, gift card raffle. Donations welcomed. Friends of St. Henry sponsors. Details: 451-1018, 891-3410, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILENCE FOR HEALING, PEACE AND JUSTICE, July 16, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the People Program, 2240 Lakeshore Drive. Visit: circlecitywithlove.com.
LAY CARMELITES, and those interested in this vocation, celebrate July 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with coffee, donuts and fellowship, followed by Teresian Sister Isabel Ordono speaking about prayer including the “Our Father,” lunch, afternoon with lectio divina sacred reading, Mass at 2 p.m. and profession by those in Carmelite formation, then a 3 p.m. sweets social. St. Maria Goretti, 7300 Crowder, New Orleans. Details: 858-8766, 430-4137.
COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, quarterly Mass, July 16, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 531 Avenue A, Westwego.
CALLED, FORMED AND SENT, a series of talks on Catholic vision of the laity, four Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.: July 18, “Ministry and the Apostolate: The Call of the Laity”; July 25, “Called and Gifted: Discerning Personal Vocation”; Aug. 1, “Know Thyself: Living Personal Vocation”; Aug. 8, “Hearers of the Word: Cultivating a Spirituality of Vocation”; reception follows each talk. Leaders: Dr. Tom Neal, professor of spiritual theology at Notre Dame Seminary, and Susie Veters, director of stewardship and parish services for Catholic Foundation. Suggested donation: $30 a person or $50 flat fee for parish groups of two to five people. Space limited, call 596-3042, email@example.com or register online at nds.edu/events.
FATHER CEDRIC PISEGNA, leads St. Ann novena July 18-26, Masses daily at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. followed by the novena with Father Cedric preaching all days. Father Cedric’s 21 books, CDs and DVDs of his programs will be sold. He hosts “Live With Passion” that airs locally on WLAE-TV. St. Ann Church and Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Drive at Meadowdale Street, Metairie.
THE Pius Players, theatrical ministry of St. Pius X, New Orleans, presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” full-length Broadway musical in A.T. Screen Gym, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd. Directed by Kenneth Beck. Shows: July 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; July 23, 2:30 p.m.; July 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets in advance or at door: $18, reserved seats; $12, general admission. stpiusxnola.org/pius-players.
ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE, July 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., with furniture, clothing, books, toys, tools, jewelry, linens, household items, holiday decorations, etc. Sponsored by Women’s Society of St. John Bosco Church, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey (Woodmere Subdivision). 340-0444.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING AWARENESS WEEK, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s design for married love and gift of life and to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods, July 23-29. Resources and ideas for celebrating and promoting NFP Awareness Week at USCCB’s NFP Program website: http://www.usccb.org/nfp/awareness-week/index.cfm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEAST OF ST. IGNATIUS, July 30 with Mass at 3 p.m. celebrated by Jesuit Father Fred Kammer, J.D., executive director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute, at St. Joseph Abbey, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, Louisiana. Dinner follows at Bosco’s Italian Café, 2040 Hwy. 59, #3, in Mandeville from 4:30-6 p.m. RSVP by July 24. Cost is $35 a person with family-style dinner and wine or $10 a child ages 12 and under. Sponsored by the Northshore chapter of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association. 861-5454, email@example.com.
GOOD SAMS, Stepping Stones Ministry, needs volunteers for its relationship management program where families who need guidance for stability are helped by a community volunteer willing to meet weekly (an hour or two) to help them. Advocates have a team of resource managers at their disposal to help clients make a plan. The advocate’s role once the plan is made, is to help the client stick to it. Criteria for advocates: the desire to help a family grow in good decision making to make positive steps towards change. Contact Donnie Messenger, Stepping Stones director, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Stephanie Dupepe, (985) 605-5847.
ONGOING BABY SHOWER, ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Service hosts virtual baby shower. Participants go to Walmart.com, click on “Baby Registry,” and type ACCESS in first and last name fields, then select items that ACCESS most needs for its clients such as large-size diapers, wipes, baby clothing in three- to 12-month sizes and either ship them to ACCESS’ Metairie location at 921 Aris Ave., or go to Walmart, purchase the items and drop them off.