Calendar – November 4, 2017

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Nov. 5-16


SACRED HEART OF JESUS, River Parishes Fall Festival “Queen of Hearts Pageant,” Nov. 5, noon, Sacred Heart cafeteria. Parish festival Nov. 10, 6-10 p.m.; Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; rides, food, games, craft show Nov. 11, noon-8 p.m. and Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Entertainment: Friday, Karma, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, Giacomo, 3-6 p.m., and Weathered, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday, Faith Becnel, 3-5 p.m., Supercharger, 6-9 p.m. 453 Spruce St., Norco.

ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club, meeting, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., gym. Family Bingo and pizza night, Nov. 10, 6-9 p.m.   in gym, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

ST. ANGELA MERICI, SALA general meeting for ladies, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Kern Center (gym). Guest speaker: Sydney Coleman, administrative coordinator for N.O. Women and Children’s Shelter, explaining the shelter and how to help the homeless. Bring nonperishable food for Thanksgiving baskets and travel-size toiletries for Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Dues: $20 a year.

ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group, meeting Nov. 9, 6:15 p.m. Guest speaker Kim Smith, Heart of Hospice bereavement coordinator, talks on “Handling the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One.” Parish center, Manson at Derbigny streets, Metairie.


HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL, book fair, Nov. 9-16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., for family members and friends, gym. Items for tots to teens. Grandparents’ Day Nov. 10, 8:45 p.m. Mass followed by photos, classroom visits., 482-7173 or  email, call 482-7173.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, 21st annual prayer breakfast, Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m., with guest speaker Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans. Tickets: $60 a person; $40 alums, faculty, staff. Sponsorships available. 398-2206,

ST. ANN, Grandparents Club holds sock hop, Nov. 10,  6:30-8 p.m., in gym, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.  Current club members get in free; non-members pay $10, which includes 2017-18 membership. Also, walk-through tours for prospective students Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m., school office. Men’s Club Thanksgiving luncheon, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., cafeteria, with turkey, stuffing, vegetable, salad, bread for a $5 donation or five food cans. Proceeds, donations support   St. Anthony Ministry. Dine-in and take-out. visit


The 2017 SOUTHERN DOMINICAN GALA, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. at Messina’s at the Lakefront Terminal. Lay Dominican Yvonne Blount and Dominican Brother Roger Shondel will be honored with the St. Martin de Porres award for living out the mission of the Dominican Order to preach the Gospel of Jesus for salvation of souls. Details, tickets: 837-2120, ext. 8, Online bidding available at

RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT, Nov. 10-12, hope and forgiveness for those who have gone through an abortion. Priest facilitator is Father Joe Palermo. Respect Life Office is collecting gift bags to give to retreatants. Suggested donations: tissues, a votive candle, a journal/tablet, a pen, a bookmark – all in a nice gift bag with a prayer offering to include in a spiritual bouquet or a full or partial sponsorship of a retreatant. To arrange pick up of your donated gift bags, email the Respect Life Office at Cost of the retreat is $170 (financial assistance available). Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 460-9360;

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF PEACE MISSION BAZAAR, benefitting the sisters’ mission in Nigeria and the economic poor in Kansas and Colorado. Six tickets for $5 for a chance to win prizes. Online ticket sales end Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. central time. Visit

HUNGRY HEART, screening of this documentary on opioid and prescription drug addiction, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Popcorn and water distributed, and a speaker panel will talk at 8 p.m. on this crisis in America. Doors open at 6 p.m. Details: 912-5137.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew the Apostle cafeteria, 3101 Eton St., Algiers. Presenters: FBI New Orleans Special Agent Michael Forrester, and Debbie Shinskie, archdiocesan Respect Life Office director. Due to graphic nature of the discussions, attendance is restricted to persons older than age 18. 393-2334.

WILLWOODS COMMUNITY, live auction, Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., Cars of Yesteryears Museum, 4625 Fairfield St., Metairie. Country and western attire. Buffet and drinks included. Reservations and/or purchase raffle tickets, visit website at


SUBIACO ACADEMY, a Catholic, college-preparatory boarding school for young men in seventh through 12th grades located in western Arkansas, hosting fall “Shadow Days,” Nov. 10 and Dec. 1 for boys in grades 6-10 to explore the school’s junior and senior high program in classes, tours and take placement exam. Prospective boarding students invited to spend Thursday night before Shadow Day in college-like residence halls. Parents can also be accommodated on campus. The school is located approximately 45 miles east of Fort Smith at 405 North Subiaco Avenue. (800) 364-7824, (479) 934-1034, email


ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON SCHOOL, 2017-18 Home and School executive board: co-presidents Melinda Orellana and Dayna Toscano; co-presidents elect Angela Gorman, Jamee Meisner; vice president Stacy Woodward; recording secretary Michelle Conaway; treasurers Cristina Bordelon, Suzanne Hebert; immediate past presidents Alicia Knobloch, Kerrie Schmidt.

ST. PIUS X, new 2017-18 officers are Michelle Raymond, president; Heather Meadows, vice president; Jennifer Gutierrez; treasurer, Camey Grau, corresponding secretary; Lacy Virgadamo, recording secretary.

ST. ANN, newly elected 2017-18 Men’s Club officers are Sean Burke, president; Andrew Silva and Zach Vandergriff, co-vice presidents; Jim Knoth, second vice president; Ollie French, secretary; Chuck Hebert, treasurer.

ST. RITA, Harahan Home and School Association newly elected 2017-18 board: Melessa Rantz, president; Jamie Moore, past president; Jennifer Gleeson, recording secretary; Katie Curole, treasurer; Shelly Melton, membership; Tiffany Clark, fundraising; Alicia Schwankhart, Adrianne Jouet, Tiffany Truxillo, room captain coordinators; Becky White, CCSCC/Religion in the Home; Angela Baudier, health and safety; Carrilyn LeCour, Paige Mosley, uniforms; Kristi Clewis, Maria Landry, publicity.

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