Calendar – August 26, 2017

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

Aug. 27-Sept. 22


HOLY NAME OF JESUS SCHOOL, annual alumni Mass and celebration, Aug. 27. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by back-to-school BBQ noon-3 p.m. in the schoolyard (pay at the door), 6325 Cromwell Place. Rosalie Tomeny:, 861-9709.

ST. ANN, Grandparents’ Club general meeting, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Men’s Club meeting, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. cafeteria. Home and School Club Family Sunday, Sept. 24 after 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses with free coffee, donuts in cafeteria.

SHRIMP AND JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL, Archbishop Shaw High School, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Cook-off with awards, swimming, car show and craft fair, entertainment by the Joey Thomas Band and the Bucktown All-Stars. 1000 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), general meeting with publicity, parliamentarian, CCSCC representative workshops, Sept. 18, registration 6 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m. St. Dominic cafeteria, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Parents Clubs’ publicity chairpersons, parliamentarians, CCSCC representatives invited. Details: 837-2790,

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE, Knights of Columbus Council 9240 annual golf tournament, Sept. 18 at Beau Chene in Mandeville. Registration: 10 a.m.; shotgun start for four-person scramble at noon. Lunch, dinner included as are Bloody Marys, coffee, beef, soft drinks. $125 individual player, sponsorships available. (985) 727-1278.


 SALA, St. Angela Ladies Auxiliary meeting with wine and cheese social, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Kern Center, 901 Beverly Garden, Metairie. Members grow spiritually and socially. Dues: $20 a year.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT, “Immigration” with Martin Gutierrez, Catholic Charities Archdiocese New Orleans division director. Second in a free talk series, Sept. 5, 7:15 p.m. Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Family Life Center, Covington. Light dinner served at 6:45 p.m.; babysitting provided by reservation at church (985) 893-0642.

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, internship in spiritual direction informational meeting, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The two-year spiritual direction program held at two locations: Grand Coteau (meeting the third Wednesday of each month August-May from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and at Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie, on second Saturday monthly (August-May 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Register:, email, call 861-3254.

FATIMA TALK, “100 Years Later,” with Father Chad Partain, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Alexandria and pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Church and School in Alexandria, director of the Children of Mary. Sept. 12, 7-8 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, benediction, reception. Sponsored by Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus. 302-1443.

EXPLORE THE GOSPEL OF MARK, starting Sept. 11 from 10-11:30 a.m., and each second and fourth Monday  with breaks for holidays, Mardi Gras. Sophie Barat House, 1719 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Details: Sister Maureen (909) 641-7871.

THE MISSION IS ME, presentation by Dominican Father David Caron, archdiocesan vicar of evangelization, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Exploring new strategies to re-engage people with Jesus and his church. Holy Name of Jesus, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

BABY BOTTLE DRIVE, by Knights of Columbus Council 12906 to benefit Northlake Pregnancy Center of Covington. Empty bottles  distributed Sept. 9-10 at Masses, and collected Sept. 16-17 filled with donations to place in laundry baskets at the exits of St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington., 451-2700.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR, one-day event Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for men and women to “share the grace of Baptism in the Holy Spirit,” sponsored by CCRNO. Pauline Books and Media, 4403 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Bring bag lunch; drinks provided; space limited. Free, but love offering accepted. Register: 828-1368.

KEEPING YOUR KIDNEYS HEALTHY, free screening Sept. 16. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., designed to identify individuals at increased risk for kidney disease and encourage follow-up physician evaluations. Screening tests include: blood pressure, weight, BMI (body mass index), urinalysis and a blood draw. A physician on-site to discuss risk factors and test results. Light refreshments provided. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Schedule screenings: 861-4500. Fasting not required. St. Joseph the Worker Church, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero.

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, three-part prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality, begins week of Sept. 17 in parishes. Newcomers start with Part 1 “Praying Christian Virtues” 12-week session with two trained facilitators. Parts 2 and 3 follow after completing Part 1. Participants pray daily with Scripture passages, Ignatian exercises. Register:, call Carol Weiler, 439-5933; Dominican Father Martin Gleeson, 717-8770.

ARCHDIOCESAN NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES, Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 4, with Gayle Rizzo and Caroline Sholl of Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Family Life Apostolate. St. Dominic Parish. $100; pre-registration required. 861-6243.

CHILDREN’S MISSION DAY (CMD), Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 26th Annual Children’s Mission Day, “Mission at the Heart of the Church” sponsored by the Missionary Childhood Association, Archdiocese of New Orleans. St. Mary’s Dominican High School Gym. (Register by Sept. 22.) Cost: $15 includes T-shirt, lunch., 527-5773. Open to third through seventh graders to celebrate their baptismal call to be missionaries through music, dance, mission activities and guest speakers. Music: Roberto Matthews and special performance by St. Peter Claver Liturgical Dance Group; Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Logo contest to create the winning CMD T-shirt logo to receive a free T-shirt and lunch.

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