Calendar – October 21, 2017

Deadline: Submissions due Thursday
(10 days before each issue)
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Oct. 22-28


ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA CLUB, comedy mystery, “Be My Ghost,” by Tim Kelly. Performances are Oct. 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. Parishioner Center at 6500 Kawanee Ave. in Metairie. Directed by Stacy Taliancich Randall. For tickets please email; call 382-5481. Also, parish craft fair, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, Commitment Sunday, “Get in the Game – Backyard Grill Out,” Oct. 22, noon, hamburgers, hot dogs, watch the Saints game, face painting and fellowship in Piovan Parish Hall, 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Sponsored by AOL’s Synod committee.

CALL FOR RACIAL HARMONY, workshop with fellow Catholics to discuss working against violence, murder and racism, based on Archbishop Alfred Hughes’ pastoral letter, “Made in the Image and Likeness of God: a Pastoral Letter on Racial Harmony,” facilitated by Sister Teresa Rooney, Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 4700 Pineda St., New Orleans. Pre-registration assists in providing necessary materials and resources. RSVP via email at, mail to 1000 Howard Ave., Suite 109, New Orleans, LA 70113 or fax 267-9759.

CATHOLIC VISION FOR LAITY, “Called, Formed and Sent,” four-week series Oct. 23, “Ministry and the Apostolate: The Call of the Laity”; Nov. 6, “Called and Gifted: Discerning Personal Vocation”; Nov. 13, “Know Thyself: Living Personal Vocation”; Nov. 20, “Hearers of the Word: Cultivating a Spirituality of Vocation.” Series highlights the power of the Catholic vision for the laity in the Church and world. For those in leadership positions within the church or who are interested in fostering lay leadership. All talks are 7-8:30 p.m. at Northshore Pastoral Center, 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington. Series is led by Dr. Tom Neal, Susie Veters. Register:, email, call (504) 866-7426, ext. 741. Sponsored by the Catholic Foundation Archdiocese of New Orleans and Notre Dame Seminary.

ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE, with Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Lutheran Bishop Mike Rinehart, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. at St. Louis Cathedral.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, Day of Prayer “Mary, the Mother of God,” Oct. 24, with Marist Brother Steve Synan. Drawn from the traditions and teachings of the Church and some traditions specific to the religious life of a Marist brother.

DINE OUT FOR NEEDY, go to Happy Italian Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway, Harahan, Oct. 24 and 26, for lunch or dinner, mention St. Rita Food Pantry and a portion of the proceeds will be donated. Place orders at 305-4666.

FAITH, FILM SERIES, Southern Dominican Province prior provincial, Father Tom Condon, leads starting Oct. 25: “A River Runs Through It,”; Nov. 29, “It’s a Wonderful Life”; Jan. 31, “Moonstruck”; Feb. 28,“Lars and the Real Girl”; March 28, “Brooklyn”; April 25, “Risen.” 6:30 p.m. in Siena Room, St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans Bring snack to share. Details: 837-2129,

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition and benediction. Pray for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL, Westbank prayer meeting, Oct. 25 with Father Francis Offia, celebrant. Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. Praise at 7:30 p.m. followed by a healing Mass at 8 p.m. 913-4903.

ALL SAINTS SOIRÉE, Oct. 26, 6:30-10:30 p.m., St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Tickets range from $150-$5,000 and benefit Save Our Cemeteries. A patron party has live music from the Truffle Honeys and a presentation by local celebrity and honorary chair Poppy Tooker with specialty cocktails and food. The gala features tours of the cemetery, music by the Courtyard Kings, and a live auction.

WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER, HOPE WOMEN’S CLINIC, grand opening and blessing, late October, 4612 South Claiborne, adjacent to Planned Parenthood.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Heaven Starts Now,” written by Father John Riccardo. Discussion on how to become a saint day by day and beginning of heaven here on earth. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m., 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie, with associate director Diane Abbondante. Buy book, read first two chapters by Oct. 26. Bring journal. Cost: $40. Register:, email:, call 861-3254

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, PTO sponsors Halloween Family Fun Night, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m., 601 Avenue C, Marrero. Admission: $8 a child, ages 3 and older accompanied by parent or guardian who gets in free. Activities: bounce houses, crafts, Halloween costume contest, music. Parents can bring chair for “Trick or Seat,” and give candy. Food, snacks, drinks sold in cafeteria.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home & School Association hosts Trunk or Treat, Oct. 27, 7:15- 9:15 p.m., 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Admission: $2 a person. DJ, pizza, drinks, “spooky” performance by SEAS Cheerleaders and pep squad. 812-6786.

ST. DOMINIC, Twilight Bonhomie Auction, “Roarin’ 20s and All That Jazz,” Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. (patron party 6:30 p.m.), silent/live auctions; Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. in schoolyard. Family entry fee: $10 plus a bag of wrapped candy (no nuts).

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, fair Oct. 27-29, with raffle ($5 a ticket), food and entertainment (Oct. 27: Junior and Sumtin’ Sneaky, 7-11 p.m.; Oct. 28: Breland Brothers, 1-3 p.m.; Boot Hill, 4-7 p.m.; Band Camp, 8-11 p.m.; Oct. 29: Mia Kiley, noon-1:30 p.m.; Bag of Donuts, 2-5 p.m.; The Top Cats, 6-9 p.m.). Fair hours: Oct 27, 7-11 p.m.; Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; charbroiled oysters, raw oysters, seafood po-boys, gumbo, jambalaya, etc. 8968 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse,

ST. JOSEPH SEMINARY COLLEGE, annual fundraising gala, Deo Gratias (Thanks be to God), Oct. 28, 6 p.m. vespers in Abbey Church; 7 p.m. outdoor gala with food by Chef John Folse, wine,  cheeses, silent auction. St. Joseph Abbey, 75376 River Road, Covington. Registration: Gala tickets: $95 each; raffle tickets: $25., (985) 867-2284,

ANNUNCIATION, Knights of Columbus Council 1819, ‘’Turkey Shoot,’’ Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $1,000 raffle, games, food. Bogalusa American Legion Home, Hwy. 26, Bogalusa. Details: (985) 735-5209,

VIENNA BOYS’ CHOIR will perform Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tickets $20-$60. Presented by Loyola University’s School of Music. Tickets,; email, or call 865-2074.

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