Calendar – August 19, 2017

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

Aug. 20-Sept. 15


ST. GENEVIEVE, ministry fair, Aug. 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the parish hall, 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell. Also, the St. Genevieve Knights of Columbus will have a back-to-school fish fry Aug. 25, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., in the parish hall. Each plate sells for $8 and  includes fish, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, peas and bread. Desserts sold by the Ladies Kaycees. 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell.

ST. AGNES, 2017 Champagne Brunch and Auction, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., parish Marquette Activity Center, 3410 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. Buffet-style brunch, live jazz band, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Donation: $40 adults, $12.95 for children ages 8-12. Pre-purchase tickets by Aug. 20. Appropriate Sunday attire.  833-3366.

ST. PETER, women’s Bible study ministry presents a book study for mothers and mothers-to-be, “Raising Up Mommy: Virtues for Difficult Mothering Moments,” Fridays, 9:15-11 a.m. on Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 27; and Nov. 3, St. Peter’s Upper Room, 318 Jefferson Ave., Covington. Identifies struggles and helps moms map out spiritual fitness to overcome weaknesses and grow in the needed virtues. Register at St. Peter Catholic Church rectory for $20 (scholarships are available), payable to St. Peter Catholic Church. Fee includes book. Beth Montelepre at, 220‐4626  or the Office of Marriage and Family Life, at, (985) 892‐9353.


ST. ANN, Men’s Club meeting, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Home and School Club, new  mom social, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., followed by a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. New 2017-18 officers are Wendy Cooper and Shelly Nunes, co-presidents; Stacey Waguespack, secretary; Kristen Nugent, treasurer; Julie Krebs, parliamentarian.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, school spirit nights scheduled: Aug. 24 – UHC Night at Rock-‘N-Bowl, $10 admission. Graduates and friends of the university are invited. Aug. 26 – UHC Night at the Shrine on Airline, Babycakes vs. Skysox baseball, 6 p.m., $10 adults and $5 children; Oct. 12: UHC Night at Ye Ole College Inn from 4:30 p.m. on, with proceeds benefitting the UHC Alumni Scholarship Fund. Call Pamela Lopez at or 398-2206.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association hosts City Park Night, Aug. 25, 7-10 p.m. The cost at the door: $15 a person. Call the school at 468-3524.

ST. MICHAEL SPECIAL SCHOOL, annual gala, the Blue Rose Ball with dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions, Sept. 9, 7-11 p.m., the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Music by Dat Band. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available at


BINGO, Center of Jesus the Lord holds a family bingo to help raise money to feed the homeless each week. Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m., 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. $10 includes four cards a game. Hot dogs, soda, chips available, 50/50, door prize, raffles. Additional cards are $5.

FRESH FIRE 2017, a day-long Holy Spirit refreshment, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Benilde cafeteria, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) sponsors. Speakers include Deacon Larry and Andi Oney and Patti Mansfield; music by Jamie Diliberto and Tongues of Fire. $30 a person includes lunch; youth ages 14-35, $10. Register: by Aug. 23, noon or bring your lunch. On-site registration taken. 828-1368.

MARIAN DAY OF RECOLLECTION, for men and women, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., presented by Jan Tate of the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, St. John Bosco Family Life Center, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey.

CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE OF NEW ORLEANS, sponsors of the annual “Keep Christ in Christmas Billboards” seen around town during Christmas holidays, is selling a “Keep Christ in Christmas” yard flags for $15 to raise money to erect additional billboards this year. Orders and payment due by Sept. 1. Mail check (payable to Christ in Christmas Committee) to Cindy Wooderson, 7045 Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, with your name and contact information. Orders delivered by Thanksgiving.

SEASON OF CREATION PRAYER SERVICE, Sept. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Archdiocesan Retreat Center in Metairie, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Pope Francis has named Sept. 1-Oct. 4 as the Season of Creation – a time of prayer and action for our Mother Earth.  Maryknoll Affiliates join with others for a special ecumenical prayer. Attendees will lead various parts of the service. Free registration: 866-8516, 376-4142.

2017 RESPECT LIFE COORDINATORS’ AND VOLUNTEERS’ DAY, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., University of Holy Cross Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive,  New Orleans. Light refreshments served; registration required., 286-1119.

OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, new two-part course “Who is My Neighbor?” Begins Sept. 9; Part II on Sept. 30, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Northshore Catholic Center, 4465 Hwy 190 East Service Rd., Covington. Catechists, Catholic school teachers in need of advanced/renewal credit or anyone seeking personal faith formation invited.

EVANGELIZATION WORKSHOP, “Every Believer an Evangelizer: Fostering a Culture of Witness,” Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free workshop aimed to help Catholics talk about faith to others and foster a culture of witness with David Baranowski of the Archdiocese of St. Louis; and Rick Grinstead of St. Peter Parish in the Diocese of Orlando. Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. 267-9650,

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, next Mass, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. 13th anniversary Mass Oct. 1, 2 p.m., concelebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

FALL GALA, for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans, “Hope Grows Here,” Sept. 15, 7-10 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park. Live entertainment from B Street Benny, local food, drinks, live and silent auctions. Tickets: $125 each. Proceeds benefit mission to help boys and girls reach their potential. 484-7744 or visit

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