Calendar – July 22, 2017

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July 22- Sept. 15


ST. JUDE NOVENA, July 22-30, “What is Your Gift?” with speaker Deacon Jesse Watley, weekdays at 7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m., and weekends at 7 a.m., noon and 4 p.m., and Sundays at 7:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Anointing of the sick July 28 after each Mass. Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Jude Shrine, 411 North  Rampart St., New Orleans. 525-1551.

ST. PHILIP NERI SUMMER DRAMA PROGRAM, musical, “Wonderland!” an upbeat musical adaptation of “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” featuring a cast and crew of students, July 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; July 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 reserved, $7 adult and $4 general admission. Reservations: 382-5481, Also, the St. Philip Players present “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” comedy, Aug. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 6, 1 p.m. Directed by Stacy Taliancich Randall. The cast includes Butch Caire, Leigh Taliancich, Jeffrey Martorell, Brittany Dodson, Taryn Vinet, Greg Nacozy, Trenton Thomas, Joseph Arrigo, Virginia Falgoust, Gabrielle Falgoust, Eli Brooks, Rebecca Taliancich, Dennis Gerarve, Jack Quarles, Gerald “Rocky” Roccaforte, Claire Conti, Madeline Taliancich, Jimmy DeMontluzin, Mary Burns, Leon Contavesprie, Peter Gabb, Ronnie Blanchard, Christian Courtade, Albert Favalora, Dennis Gerarve Jr. and James Keyes. Tickets are $10 reserved, $8 general adults and $5 general children under 12. (Not recommended for very young children.) For reservations or for more information, please call 427-3340, or email Both performances at the Parishioner Center, at 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club hosts its annual back-to-school uniform sale, July 30, 8 a.m.-noon, Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.

BLOOD DRIVE, July 31, noon-6 p.m., for 16-year-old St. Michael Special School student Emma Ryan who was diagnosed in June with leukemia (ALL). Drive is at St. Michael’s Special School, 1522 Chippewa St. The goal is 50 blood donations. Emma already has needed 20 platelet and 5 blood cell transfusions. She is Type O, but all types are accepted. Sign up in advance at 524-7285, or and mention Emma’s name. Donors have to be at least age 17, 110 pounds and have a photo ID.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Vacation Bible School, “Mighty Fortress,” July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, with four levels from age 4-11. Bible stories, crafts, games, music, snacks. Cost is $45. To register, call 834-0348.

SILENT RETREAT, “I Thirst: The Spirituality of St. Teresa of Calcutta,” a silent retreat with Father Michael Champagne, Aug. 4-6. It will focus on the fundamentals of Mother Teresa’s Gospel: spirituality, works of mercy, trust, surrender and joy. Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 887-1420.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS CATHOLIC CHURCH, indoor garage sale fundraiser, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 6851 River Road, Waggaman. Details, call the parish office at 436-4459.

MAGNIFICAT, West St. Tammany chapter, breakfast, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict’s Plantation. Speaker: Virginia Bessent, a mother, missionary and landscape artist. Tickets: $15 in advance. (985) 974-1782.

NUN JUBILEE, Sister of the Living Word Angela Ashbey celebrates the 50th jubilee of her first vows, and 60 years with her community, Aug. 26 at the 5 p.m. Mass at Visitation of Our Lady, 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Sister Ashbey has master’s degrees in religious education, Scripture and special education. She currently leads a weekly Bible study on Mondays on the West Bank. Call her at 340-5931.

FRESH FIRE 2017, a day-long “Golden Jubilee Restoration” with praise, worship, preaching, empowerment ministry, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Benilde Cafeteria, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Speakers: Catholic Charismatic Renewal leaders Deacon Larry and Andi Oney, Patti Mansfield. Focus on renewing the baptism in the spirit and charismatic gifts during this year of Golden Jubilee. Music by Jamie Diliberto and Tongues of Fire. Registration: $30 a person with lunch. Special price for youth ages 14-35, $10. Register online at no later than Aug. 23, noon, to reserve lunch. On-site registration accepted, but lunch not guaranteed. Sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO), 828-1368.

ASHLEY CODE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., City Park Bayou Oaks North Golf Course, 1051 Filmore Ave., New Orleans. Tournament chair: Dave Edwards, 430-2422, Sponsored by St. Ann Men’s Club. Benefits the Ashley Code Fund to assist parish families and children with debilitating illnesses. Tournament namesake Ashley Code died of brain cancer at age 17. Individual registration is $150. Team registration is $500. To register online, go to


ROSARYVILLE, Women’s Ignatian Retreat: “Everything is Holy Now” with Becky Eldredge and Stephanie Clou­atre Davis, Aug. 24-27. Cost: $300 for a single, $270 double room. (225) 294-5039, email, Also, Beginning Experience, Oct. 20-22, a retreat for those who have lost a loved one through separation, divorce or death. This is intended for those suffering the loss of a love relationship who are ready to come to terms with that loss and begin to move forward with their lives. The structure of this weekend program helps grieving persons focus on their experience and emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning. The program helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into an experience of positive growth. Toni at (985) 789-8666 or Rose at 455-8920.

FETE-DIEU DU TECHE 2017 PROCESSION, along Bayou Teche, Aug. 15 starts with an 8 a.m. French Mass celebrated by Lafayette Bishop John Douglas Deshotel, homilist, at St. Leo’s Church in Leonville, then procession at 9 a.m. Celebrates the 252nd anniversary of the Catholic Faith in Acadiana and 200th anniversary in St. Martinville. followed by a procession to the landing at 9 a.m.; a boat procession departs at 9:30 a.m. and stops at churches in Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge and parks for rosary, benediction. Ends at Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville where boaters will disembark and process into Notre Dame for benediction, then to St. Martin de Tours for benediction and procession down Main Street to Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel for vespers, benediction. Confession available at all stops along the Teche. Ends at approximately 6 p.m. Details: Community of Jesus Crucified Father Michael Champagne, (337) 394-6550, 

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