Calendar – September 9, 2017

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Sept. 14-Oct. 8


ST. RITA (HARAHAN) MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. with celebrant Dominican Father Peter Damien Harris, parochial vicar of St. Dominic Parish. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. Music by Jamie Diliberto. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

LIVING FREELY AND LIGHTLY, exploring how to receive Jesus’ gifts. Presenter: certified spiritual director, Dominican Sister Jeanne Moore, Sept. 18 and 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Northshore Catholic Center, 4465 East Hwy. 190 Service Road, Covington. Cost $35.

THE HUNGRY HEART, screening of new documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery in Vermont, Sept. 20, 6:30-9 p.m., St. Dominic gym, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. Director Bess O’Brien conducts Q-and-A after the screenings.

BENEFIT CONCERT, “After the Storm,” for Harvey hurricane victims, sponsored by Dr. Louise LaBruyere and the Jefferson Chorale, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson.

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLESSED SEELOS’ DEATH, Sept. 24, 3 p.m. “Seelos, Doctor of Souls” performed by actor and playwright Casey Groves, St. Mary’s Assumption Church, Josephine and Constance streets, New Orleans. Oct. 1, 1 p.m.: Blessed Seelos Healing Mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church. One-on-one intercessory prayer in shrine at noon, confessions before Mass. Celebrant and homilist: Redemptorist Father Gilbert Enderle, vice postulator of the Seelos Cause.

OLIVE MASS, second annual Mass sponsored by The Table Foundation, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond, principal celebrant; Father Leo Patalinghug, founder of The Table Foundation, homilist. Broadcast live on WLAE-TV and live-streamed at The Table Foundation hosts reception at Chef John Besh’s Pigeon and Prince and a panel discussion of New Orleans’ chefs moderated by John T. Edge, three-time James Beard award winner and Southern Foodways Alliance director. Details:

VINCENTIAN PRIESTS, celebrate 200th anniversary of their presence in the Louisiana Purchase area, Sept. 27, 5 p.m. with a Mass and reception at St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE, international campaign for life, NOLA 40 Days for Life is Sept. 27-Nov. 5, with daily opportunities to be a peaceful presence in prayer at the local Planned Parenthood facility on Claiborne Avenue. To sign up, go to or contact Debbie in the archdiocesan Respect Life Office at

COLLEGE FINANCES, local financial advisor Lisa C. Calongne presents “College: Getting There from Here,” Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Seminar covers establishing a college savings goal; savings strategies to help reach goals; features and benefits of 529 college savings plans. 889-8143,

CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “The Love at the Center of All that Is!” Sept. 29-Oct. 1 with retreat leaders Sisters Barbara Breaud and Terry Falco. Registration: 5-6:30 p.m. (no Friday meal). Opening session 7 p.m. Closing: noon Oct. 1. Accommodations: two nights with private room; three meals Saturday; breakfast Sunday. Includes Sunday liturgy. Fee: $190, with a $50 registration required. Pre-register at (985) 882-7579, (985) 264-0314; email Sister Terry Falco: Mailing address: P.O. Box 130, Lacombe, Louisiana  70445. Physical Address: 62292 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe.

DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION OF NEW ORLEANS, second annual “Champions FORE Health” golf tournament, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. registration/free lunch, noon tee time. Four-person scramble with shotgun start at Joe Bartholomew Golf Course. Proceeds will raise funds and awareness for issues affecting men’s health such as diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, etc. Details: 212-9544,

HEALING RETREAT, “Rise and Be Healed,” open to men and women, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Lumen Christi Retreat Center, Schriever, Louisiana. Speaker: Oblate Father Richard McAlear, assisted by CCRNO pastoral team. Registration, information: 828-1368;


ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) feast day celebration, with veneration of relics Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.; Mass, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. 3990 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie. 887-7821.

FAMILY DAY, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., St. Edward the Confessor. Picnic-style lunch, inflatables, water balloon toss, free throw basketball, football contests, bingo. Day concludes with 4 p.m. Vigil Mass. West Metairie Avenue at Transcontinental Drive, Metairie.

FLEUR-DE-FALL, 11th annual fundraiser dance, dinner, auction, $10,000 draw-down raffle, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., benefitting Mary Queen of Peace, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. Tickets are $55 before Sept. 15.


ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Touch-A-Truck, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Kids can check out awesome trucks, food and drink for sale. Admission $5; children under age 2 get in free.

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL, annual Dominican Debs and Cheerleader mini-camp, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., gym. Debs dance team and cheerleaders conduct. Open to girls in kindergarten through seventh grade, and members of middle-school dance and cheer squads. Campers select a dance or cheer session; ends with the campers’ performances for family and friends. Online registration: $45 by Sept. 20; $60 at the door. Campers get a T-shirt, lunch. 865-9401, ext. 5021. 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans.

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL, “The School that God Built,” reunion of all former students, Oct. 6-8. Events: meet and greet Oct. 6 with refreshments, parish hall, 6-9 p.m.; reunion picnic Oct. 7, noon-5 p.m., in school backyard, bring own food but drinks provided; celebration Mass, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. with donuts, coffee after Mass. 1441 Teche St., New Orleans. Cost: $20 each former student; $10 guests by Sept. 9. Register: 391-7101, email,

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