Calendar – October 28, 2017

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Oct. 29-Nov. 12


The professional choir RED SHIFT presents Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles,” the inaugural concert project of the choir’s 2017-18 season.  “Path of Miracles” is multi-movement masterwork for 17-part advanced unaccompanied choir. It was composed in 2005 as a musical depiction of the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.  Red Shift, a Baton Rouge-based choir comprised of Louisiana artists, will present the New Orleans debut of this work Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., and its conductor, Dr. Trey Davis who also is associate director of choral activities at Louisiana State University, will present a pre-concert lecture at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at and at the door.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS PARISH, International Food Festival, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring typical food from America, Argentina, China, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Central America and from Garifuna, Indian and Mediterranean traditions. Also, a garage sale, Nov. 11-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 3037 Dauphine St., New Orleans.

FATHER LAWRENCE CARNEY will sign his new book, “Walking the Road to God – Why I Left Everything Behind and Took to the Streets to Save Souls,” Oct. 31, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Pauline Book and Media Catholic Bookstore, 4403 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie (887-7631); 1-3 p.m. at Mule’s, 2627 David Drive, Metairie; on Nov. 1,1-3 p.m., West Bank Religious Supply, 5100 Westbank Expwy., No. 8, Marrero (341-6558), and 6-8 p.m. at Irene’s Cuisine, 539 St. Philip St., New Orleans (529-8811).

ALL SAINTS’ DAY MASS, celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Nov. 1, 10 a.m., St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery, 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, and at 3 p.m. at  All Saints Mausoleum, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, followed by grave blessing.

NOLA PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND PEACE, community partners fighting against crime, free kickoff, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., UNO’s University Center (UC) Ballroom 203. Panelists: Archbishop Gregory Aymond; Marc Morial, National Urban League president; Ken Polite, former U.S. attorney, St. Peter Claver Church parishioner; and John Casbon, New Orleans Police Foundation founder. Hosted by Isaiah Institute of New Orleans and UNO’s Alexis de Tocqueville Project. Details: 416-0679.

ST. PETER, music ministry hosts eighth annual “Songs of Comfort for the Holy Souls,” Nov. 2, 7 p.m. An hour of Blessed Sacrament adoration with songs of comfort offered in prayer for holy souls who have died and those who mourn them. Music by the parish’s adult choir and Schola Cantorum, highlighted with excerpts of Gregorian chant from the “Requiem Mass,” the Rutter “Requiem” and other songs accompanied by organist, Christian Brother Ken Boesch. Featuring soloists Kitty Cleveland, Karista Filopoulos, Hailey Bereziuk,  flutist Joyce Kennedy. Free event.

STREET REQUIEM, Ozanam Inn, Hotel Hope and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans present this artistic performance of music and testimonials from former homeless individuals, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Avenue. All are invited.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, “Feminine Truth, Feminine Beauty: Back to the Basics,” Nov. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m., with Pauline Sister Tracey Dugas. $20 includes light refreshments. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.

ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE, 20th annual Bucktown Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5. Food, rides, games, auctions, gift baskets, parade of prizes, etc. 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie. Entertainment includes the band Contraflow

EL SHADDAI DWXI-PPFI, grand opening of new Catholic Charismatic community along with second annual Thanksgiving Mass, Nov. 4. El Shaddai Fellowship held from 1-2:30 p.m., followed by the rosary from 3:30-3:50, then 4 p.m. Mass. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 145 Fourth St., Westwego. Father Buddy Noel, pastor, will be Mass celebrant. He is the spiritual director of El Shaddai and will give a healing message and homily. Dinner will follow Mass. Details: 341-9522, 919-5837.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOURTH DEGREE ASSEMBLY, second annual car show,  Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Entry fee for cars is $25, with prizes for eight different classifications. Food, DJ music, 50/50, raffles.(985) 649-2755. All cars, trucks,  bikes welcomed. St. Luke the Evangelist, 910 Cross Gates Blvd. Slidell.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN’S MASS, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

ST. ANSELM, annual golf tournament, Beau Chene Country Club, Nov. 6; check-In 10 a.m.; shot-gun start 11 a.m. $125 per golfer. Sponsorships, foursomes welcomed. Food, drink, prizes. Details: (985) 845-7342, email

GROWING UP GRACEFULLY, mother/daughter program for girls in eighth through 12th grades, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena Barrett Complex, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie. Presenters: Dr. Susan Caldwell, CRCMC; and Sarah Denny, MA, FCP. Topics: your period, your body, when should you see a doctor; the birth control pill; make good decisions regarding the gift of sexuality; dating and healthy relationships and living the virtue of chastity; the female genius. Question-and-answer session follows. Cost: $25 for one mother/daughter. Reservations: 496-0212,

MAGNIFICAT, an evangelistic outreach to Catholic women, sponsors a Life in the Spirit Seminar Nov. 8, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Presenting the basic Christian message of salvation, what it means to live a life in the Holy Spirit and how to maintain that life. 837-6896, 913-5085.

RESPECT LIFE, monthly gathering Nov. 8, after 6 p.m. Mass, with a focus on adoption with presenter Susan Scotton, an adoptive mother of David Scotton. Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. 286-1119.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, 21st annual prayer breakfast with Archbishop Gregory Aymond as speaker. Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m. Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park., 398-2206.

HOLY NAME OF JESUS, 34th annual Gator Fest, Nov. 10-12, rides, food, live music. Nov. 10 is Alumni Night. Fair hours: Nov. 10, 6-10 p.m.; Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club general meeting, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.

ARCHBISHOP SHAW HIGH, annual deceased alumni Mass, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. Don Bosco Hall on campus. RSVP Advancement Office at 347-9895, email

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC, open house for prospective students in grades six through eight and their families Nov. 6, with assemblies at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., followed by tours. (985) 652-3809, ext. 119.

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