Calendar – October 7, 2017

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Oct. 7-17


2017 ROSARY CONGRESS, for life, reparation and peace in our city, nation and world honoring Our Lady of Fatima, Oct. 7-13. Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m.: outdoor rosary procession followed by Mass, banner procession; Oct. 8  youth Mass at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 9-13, noon and 7:30 p.m. Masses daily. Oct. 11: bilingual Mass at 7:30 p.m. followed by outdoor candlelight eucharistic procession; Oct. 13 healing Mass. 508-7100, St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

RELIEF FOR HURRICANES, St. Dominic Mothers’ Club and Altar Society will accept clothing (adults and children) and donations of towels, bed linens, comforters for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma weekdays through Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the parish rectory, 775 Harrison Ave. in Lakeview.

ST. BENILDE, Grandparents’ Club monthly meeting, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Teen Center, 1901 Division St., Metairie. 415-4249.

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Finding God in Our Everyday Life Experiences,” with presenter: Dominican Sister Dorothy Trosclair, Oct. 11, 7-9: p.m., 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Register:, email, call 861-3254, Cost $25.

OZANAM INN, Rollin’ on the River fundraiser with dinner, drinks, silent auction, music by Austin Sicard and Medics, Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m.,Crazy Lobster Bar and Grill, 1 Poydras St., Suite 83. Tickets start at $100. 523-1184.

FIESTA DE LA HISPANIDAD, Celebration of “Fiesta de la Hispanidad,” Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Mass followed by folk dances, food from Latin America. At Hispanic Apostolate in Metairie, 467-2550.

LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY, lecture on Martin Luther and St. Ignatius Loyola, “Luther’s Spiritual Exercises,” with Father Dr. Philip Krey, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall third floor. Viewing and discussion of the Netflix film “13th” addressing 13th amendment and hyper-incarceration, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Loyola’s Roussell Hall. Also, the Roppolo lecture given by Dominican Sister Barbara Reid on Pope Francis’ vision for the church embodying mercy and a culture of encounter, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m., and Oct. 21, 9 a.m-noon, Notre Dame Seminary’s Schulte Hall. Register: 861-6281,

ST. RITA, Home and School Association hosts a living rosary of the luminous mysteries, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., in the church, part of the Rosary Congress Week at St. Rita. Seventh-grade students will hold candles to represent the decades of the rosary as the school prays. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. 737-0744.

CATHOLIC CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER, new exhibit “The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans,” history of St. Louis Cathedral, opening gala, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Old Ursuline Convent Museum. Exhibit opens Oct. 14. Tickets: Christin Merrifield, (985) 320-9822,

ST. ANTHONY PARISH, celebrates 50th anniversary of its church Oct. 14, 5 p.m. 924 Monroe St., Gretna.

SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAITH, celebrate 50 years serving New Orleans, 150 years in America, Oct. 14, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Liturgical presider: Msgr. Doug Doussan; homilist Msgr. Lanaux Rareshide. Priests concelebrating and those wishing to attend should RSVP at Light refreshments.

LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, performs at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 400 Westchester Blvd., Slidell, Oct. 14, Dec. 2 and Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, presents an evening with trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer Wadada Leo Smith’s “Ten Freedom Summers,” Oct. 14, 8 p.m. A Civil Rights tribute and multimedia project heralding Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing are Smith’s Golden Quartet, pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg, drummer Pheeroan akLaff. RedKoral Quartet with violinists Shalini Vijayan and Mona Tian, violist Lorenz Gamma and cellist Ashley Walters also performs, plus video artist Jesse Gilbert. Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Tickets: $15 students, $20  general public through Loyola Box Office 865-2074, Doors open 30 minutes before performance.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Class of 1962, 55-year reunion, Oct. 14, 7-11 p.m., Melancon Center on school campus. $30 a person; spouses/guests welcome. Also rosary procession, Oct. 8 after 11 a.m. Mass, organized by the Legion of Mary.

MASS FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE, annual archdiocesan Mass, Oct. 15, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Participants should call the Family Life Apostolate at 861-6243.


AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA ROSARY WALK, honoring the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Oct. 14, noon at various locations archdiocese-wide.

  • Bring rosary and a chair to the Our Lady of Prompt Succor Rosary Walk (rear left of church), Avenue A and 4th Street, Westwego. 606-6503.
  • Eighth-annual rosary rally by the Fatima Rosary Group of Luling Oct. 14 at noon at Monsanto Park, River Road at Sugarhouse Road in Luling.
  • America Needs Fatima Public Square Rosary Rally at noon, Veterans Memorial and North Causeway boulevards
  • Legion of Mary, Fatima Rosary Rally, Oct. 14, noon, Zeringue Park, Wilson at Hickory streets, Harahan. 737-4066.
  • 100th anniversary rosary rally at St. John Bosco, releasing a 25-foot balloon rosary in the air, Oct. 14, noon, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.
  • Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella at St. Francis Xavier host 100th anniversary Fatima rosary procession with rosary, benediction, Oct. 14, noon. Free lunch follows. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
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