Calendar – September 2, 2017

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

Sept. 2-23


MASS FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, HEALING, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., celebrated by Father Kyle Dave. Come together in worship and peace, to pray for those touched by violence and to thank those who put themselves in harm’s way in order to keep our neighborhoods safe. Liturgy will close with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by benediction, hospitality. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 8968 LA 23, Belle Chasse, 394-0314,

ST. ANDREW, Superfest 2017, games, food, car raffle, inflatables, Sept. 8, 6-10 p.m.; Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Music: Bag of Donuts, Sept. 8; The Strays and Four Unplugged, Sept. 9.

MISSION POSSIBLE, Supper and Substance with guest speakers Kate and David Dawson, Sept. 9, 6:30-9 p.m., St. Peter Parish’s St. Mary’s Hall in Covington. $35 a couple. A Kids’ Night Out will be held simultaneously for a small fee for children ages 9 months to age 12 with pizza, movie, crafts. Register:, email, call (985) 892-9353.

EVANGELIZATION COORDINATORS’ REFLECTION/ORIENTATION: Reflection night for evangelization coordinators, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m., St. Angela Merici Parish Center in Metairie. Orientation session for new evangelization coordinators Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Dominic Parish, New Orleans (Siena Room next to the church).

PATRIOTIC ROSARY,  MASS, Patriotic rosary for peace, 9/11 remembrance, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. Mass follows. “Inspired by Our Lady of Medjugorje, the patriotic rosary is a powerful prayer for divine protection and mercy for our nation and its rebirth.” Celebrant: Father Gary Copping. St. Joseph Church, 610 6th St., Gretna. 367-7515.

ARCHDIOCESAN-WIDE CONFESSION NIGHT, (sacrament of penance) in every church parish, Sept. 13, beginning from 5-6:30 p.m.

ANNULMENT INFORMATION NIGHT, writing workshop in Slidell, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Evangelization building, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Writing workshops follow Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Details, registration: Pat Taylor (985) 774-3747.

ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, ARCHBISHOP HANNAN, CARDINAL GIBBONS DIVISIONS, general membership meeting, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., VFW Hall, Post #8973, 531 Lyons St. (at Annunciation). Guest speaker: Paul Kelly, De La Salle principal and head basketball coach. Open to Catholic men of Irish descent. Details: John Fitzmorris III, 952-9925; email

COLLEGE NIGHT AT LIBRARY, admissions representatives from colleges and universities, meet with students Sept. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Free panel discussion on admission requirements, campus tours, online applications vs. paper applications, application deadlines, popular majors, internship opportunities, types of campus housing, financial aid and scholarship opportunities; followed by a question-and-answer session.

CHILDREN’S MISSION DAY (CMD), Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 26th annual Children’s Mission Day sponsored by the Missionary Childhood Association, Archdiocese of New Orleans. Theme: “Mission at the Heart of the Church.” St. Mary’s Dominican High School Gym. Cost: $15 includes a T-shirt and lunch., 527-5773. For third- through seventh-grade students in Catholic schools and parishes to celebrate their baptismal call to be missionaries through music, dance, mission activities and guest speakers Maureen Crowley Heil, Father Deogratias Opada Ekisa. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond. Logo contest to create the winning CMD T-shirt logo and receive a free T-shirt and lunch. Register by Sept. 22. 522-5771.

2017 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOCCER CHALLENGE, sponsored locally by Knights of Columbus Council 12906, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.-noon. (Rain date is Sept. 30.) Open to boys, girls ages 9-14 (proof of age and parental consent required). Contestants graded on 15 penalty shots, shooting 12 yards from regulation goal. Combined total places contestants in categories. Certificates of participation given. Registration: St. Peter K of C Richard Ryan,, 284-9734. Winners advance to district, state competitions. Contest at St. Peter, Covington.


13th Annual Prayer Breakfast, for Brother Martin High, Sept. 12, 7:30 a.m. at Metairie Country Club, 580 Woodvine Ave., Metairie, co-sponsored by the Parents Club and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association. Keynote speaker: Father Kyle Dave ’89, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Belle Chasse pastor. Individual tickets and table sponsorships available in the Alumni and Development Office at Brother Martin High School, via phone and at, 284-6700 by Sept. 1, to RSVP. Also, annual Crusader Discovery Night, Sept. 8, with 5 p.m. registration, for boys in grades 5-8 to explore the school, meeting students and faculty through games, science experiments, extracurricular club and athletic program presentations. Enter at Robert M. Conlin gym on St. Aloysius Drive (Stephen Girard St). Casual dress; dinner provided. Closing pep rally at 8:30 p.m. 283-1561 (ext. 3022), email

ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club first meeting of school year, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., multipurpose room, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club first general meeting, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Parents and grandparents invited. Child care will be provided.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association, general membership meeting, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at school. The Home and School Association hosts room mothers’ meeting/ social, Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. in lunchroom. Home and School Association’s Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser continues until Sept. 20.

MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, annual tennis tournament, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m., City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center. Food, raffles. $80 a team, plus a can of USTA-approved balls. USTA ratings 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 ladies’ doubles. Sponsorships available., 288-7626.


YOUNG ADULT RETREAT, “The Way and How Our Lady becomes not the Mother of Jesus, but my Mother,” open to ages 18-30, Sept. 15-17, directed by Father Phillip Scott, Our Lady of the Way Spiritual Life Center, 50352 Antioch Road, Tickfaw, Louisiana. Cost: $160. Registration: (985) 402-3095.

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