Calendar – August 5, 2017

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Aug. 5-Sept. 25


GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Mass, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT, a free four-month series with Jesuit Father Fred Kammer, Jesuit Social Research Institute director, Aug. 7. Father Kammer speaks on “What is Catholic Social Teaching?” and the “Dignity of Work.” Light meal provided at 6:45 p.m.; Father Kammer starts at 7:15 p.m. Babysitting available. (985) 892-0642. Family Life Center, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington. (985) 892-0642.

YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS, meeting Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary Schulte Auditorium, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Speaker: Deacon Larry Oney, chairman of the board of HCI-Global. RSVP:

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING (CCRWB), prayer, praise and Mass every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9: Father Mike Kettenring and anointing of the sick. Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. 347-1002.

TRIVIA NIGHT, fifth annual Trivia contest open to Brother Martin alums and non-alums, sponsored by alumni association. Aug. 12. Doors open at 6 p.m.; competition begins at 6:30 p.m. The Benson Mall on the Brother Martin campus, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. A portion of proceeds goes to the Ricky Nuesslein Close-Up Endowment. Cost: $50 a team (maximum of six players, with the majority being alums of Brother Martin.) Finger food, soft drinks, beer and wine included (must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages). Three rounds of questions will be followed by a final round. For details, RSVP by Aug. 4 at or visit under upcoming events.

HISPANIC APOSTOLATE, Night of Praise and Worship, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.  Also, free Community Health Service Fair, Sept. 23, 10 a.m-2 p.m., and ongoing free exercise classes on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. open to the whole family.  2525 Maine Ave. (behind the WalMart near Roosevelt Boulevard), Metairie.

CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, new session starting Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Parish Center, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Six-week session teaches about the Catholic Church. Refreshments served. 888-0703.

ST. PETER, Marriage and Family Life Bible study, morning, afternoon and evening sessions available beginning:  Monday, Aug. 28; Sept. 6 or Sept. 7, St. Peter’s Upper Room, 318 South Jefferson St., Covington. Register by Aug. 10 to have materials in time for first session.

RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, monthly talk with Redemptorist Father Allan Weinert, parochial vicar of St. Alphonsus, presents “Respect Life: Addressing the Death Penalty,” Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Seelos Center of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 919 Josephine St., New Orleans.

MAGNIFICAT WESTBANK CHAPTER WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST, and morning of praise, prayer and testimony by Michele Berger, Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Café Hope at Timberlane Country Club (1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna. Tickets $20 in advance. Sold at Westbank Religious Supply or Mary’s Helpers. Info: Diane 913-4903.

ST. ANN, third annual 24-hour vigil of prayer, fasting, healing, peace, Aug. 18, 7:30 a.m. to Aug. 19, 7:30 a.m. Mass. 3601 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie. 455-7071.

SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY, 2017 Heavenly Host of Stars Gala, Aug. 20, 7-10 p.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Patron party 5:30-6:45 p.m. Music by Eddie Levert, Ellis Marsalis, Davell Crawford, Wanda Rouzan, Sharon Martin, Dwight and Connie Fitch,  Nydia Cojoe, Chris Severin Band and David Batiste and Friends. Tickets at: or call 241-3088.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE, launch party, Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m., Blessed Trinity Church & Activity Center, 4230 South Broad St., New Orleans. Speakers include Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Corey Hicks, New Orleans director of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life. For more about the 2017 40 Days for Life Vigil September, visit prolifelouisiana/40daysforlifenola.

ARTS AT THE ABBEY, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to closing reception and exhibition at 4 p.m. at Abbey Art Works studio. Full day of activities that includes a tour of the beekeeping operations, Dom Gregory de Wit’s murals in the Abbey church and the monks’ refectory, hands-on experience on the secret drawing techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci, and a Guild of St. Luke lecture. $25 (includes lunch) or $15 (lecture only). Registration recommended at www.saint 75376 River Road in Covington. (985) 789-6889.

ITALIAN COOKIE SALE, Women’s Club of St. Joseph Church and Shrine in Gretna, annual Italian cookie sale of almond, sesame seed or sweetbread (Anise) cookies sold at $5 a dozen, and fig cakes (Cuccidati) for $10 per dozen. Order and payment due by Sept. 7 in the church office. If out-of-parish, call Debbie Swiler at 361-0619 or Jackie Majeste at 366-6720.

ARCHBISHOP SHAW, annual Shrimp and Jambalaya Fest, Sept. 16, 11 a.m-8 p.m. Swimming, car show, craft fair, cook-off. Music by Bucktown Allstars and Joey Thomas Band.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR, a one-day event for men and women to bond deeper with Jesus and Mary and experience the fullness of life in the Holy Spirit, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by CCRNO Women’s Retreat team at Pauline Book and Media, 4403 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Bring bag lunch; drinks provided. 828-1368,

TABLE FOUNDATION MASS, in partnership with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will host the second annual Olive Mass Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. This Mass is meant to be a special outreach to those who work in the restaurant, hospitality and service industries. Archbishop Aymond will be the main celebrant; Father Leo Patalinghug of The Table Foundation and Grace Before Meals will be homilist. To register and for a list of events sponsored by The Table Foundation around the Olive Mass visit

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