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Nov. 15-Dec. 2
ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club of New Orleans, “How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality,” a presentation by Brian Butler, executive director of Dumb Ox Ministries, Nov. 15, 7:15 p.m., St. Dominic gym. Parents of children of all ages are welcome to learn more about how to broach these sensitive subjects at a variety of different age-appropriate levels. Also, annual ladies’ “Turkey Tennis Tournament,” Nov. 17 at City Park. 8 a.m. registration; play begins at 9 a.m. Raffles, parade of prizes. Bring a non-perishable for Second Harvest Food Bank for a free raffle ticket. Register by Nov. 10: online at www.stdominicnola.org. Participants must bring a can of balls and wear tennis court shoes. $90 for a team which includes a gift, food, beverages and a guarantee of three tennis matches. Beginners and/or non-players can register for lunch and/or a clinic. Clinic players: $45 for one hour with a tennis pro; tailgaters $25.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association, Sweet and Shop Boutique, Nov. 16, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. 208-8935.
ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART, Bicentennial Mass and reception celebrating its founder, St. Philippine Duchesne, and her landing in New Orleans, and 200 years of Sacred Heart education in the New World, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Reception follows at Old Ursuline Convent. Open to public.
ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association’s annual holiday market, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10021 Jefferson Hwy., Monsignor Bendix Center, for ages 10 and above. Admission: $5. Door prizes every 30 minutes, light refreshments, Kendra Scott necklace and earring set raffle. The market will feature crafts, clothing, pottery, jewelry, holiday décor, candles, prayer pockets, New Orleans creations, food, Stella and Dot merchandise.
ST. ANN, Men’s Club meeting Nov. 20, 7 p.m., cafeteria. Home and School Club general meeting Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., gym, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Bring Adopt-An-Angel gifts. Holiday shopping boutique at 7 p.m. hosted by Home and School Club, cafeteria.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, second annual Sip-n-Shop, Nov. 29, 6-9 p.m., in St. Joseph Hall, 44 Metairie Road, Metairie. Details: email@example.com.
ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, assistant director Teresian Sister Gloria Murillo discusses prayer as interpersonal relationship with God, the part desire plays in personal prayer, images of God and self. Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. 2501 Maine Avenue, Metairie. Register: http://asc.arch-no.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 861-3254. Cost $25.
FAMILY LIFE APOSTOLATE, training session for married couples interested in providing In-Home Marriage Preparation with Lloyd and Jan Tate, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena. Register online at https://nolacatholicfla.regfox.com/in-home-marriage-prep, email@example.com or 861-6243.
FRIENDS OF ST. ALPHONSUS, international crèche exhibit with nativity scenes from around the world, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans. Free admission; donations welcomed. Hours are: noon-4 p.m., Nov. 26 and Dec. 4; noon-2 p.m., Nov. 27-Dec. 1; noon-4 p.m. on Dec. 2; and closing Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. with Christmas caroling with Laetare Singers.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON FOR PRIESTS, Nov. 29, 10:45 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church; 11:30 a.m. reception and 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the Roosevelt Hotel. Live and silent auctions, jewelry raffle, Christmas boutique. Cindy Nolan honored for her support of the seminary. Sponsorships, individual tickets: 501auctions.com/NDSchristmas, 866-7426, ext. 375.
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, Silent Retreat “Preparing for the Coming of Christ: Justice, Grace and Mercy,” with Oblate Father Richard Sulik, Dec. 1-3. To seek the deeper meaning of Advent as we yearn for the long-awaited Messiah. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 267-9604.
LORRAINE HESS, “Glorify Him” CD release concert, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Nunemaker Hall, Monroe Building, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The CD sold at concert. www.lorrainehess.com. Free parking in West Road garage. Earlier that day, the Daughters of Isabella at St. Francis Xavier present Hess in a morning of reflection, “Mercy and Trust In a Season of Hope” from 9 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph Hall (old parish church), 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. $10 at the door. Breakfast , coffee served. Register: Jan Harrison, 302-1443.
LIVING THE JOY OF LOVE, Christopher West workshop, Dec. 2. Our Lady of the Lake, Mandeville. Registration: http://www.ollparish.info/news/christopher-west-joy-love/
ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, Knights of Columbus, gumbo cookoff, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m.; and Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Piovan Parish Hall. $5 gumbo and rice bowl with proceeds for the Youth Expansion Program. 805 Fairway Drive, LaPlace.
BLESSED SACRAMENT/ST. JOAN OF ARC, Holy Name Society annual free parish and family breakfast, Nov. 19, after the 8 a.m. Mass in the school hall, 919 Cambronne St., New Orleans. John Salomone and Marsha Washington honored as parishioners of the year.
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, (Gretna), Blessing of the Motorbikes, Nov. 25, 10 a.m., 610 6th at Newton Street parking lot, in honor of St. Columbanus, patron saint of motorcyclists. Donations accepted to help St. Anthony School in Gretna. Pictures with St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, dressed with mitre and crosier, Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m., in church. Bring camera.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, communications students earned awards at the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada Conference in Quebec City. Video journalism, first place, Rachael Espaillat, The Maroon Online 2017; and news writing, first place, Emily Branan, The Maroon 2017 for work on heroin; Catholicism, first place; honorable mention went to Colleen Dulle, The Maroon 2017, for her piece on the Jesuits; video journalism, second place, Gabriel Garza, The Maroon Online 2017; online multimedia, honorable mention, Mark T. Robinson, Maroon Online 2017 for Slidell flood coverage; graphic art or photograph (single): Anna Dobrowolski, The Maroon 2017 for cat fishing illustration.
KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER (KPC), Ladies Auxiliary Court No. 394 at Our Lady of Guadalupe awarded five annual $500 scholarships and a certificate to high school graduates who are parishioners and attend college. To qualify, students must have made their confirmation at Our Lady of Guadalupe and be active in the youth group, a member of the Jr. Daughters or Jr. Knights and serve as an usher, lector, extraordinary minister of holy Communion or altar server in the parish.
NATIONAL SHRINE OF BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS, engraved brick fundraiser for Seelos Meditation Garden, $125 donation for each 4-by-8-inch paver brick to go under a pergola behind the welcome center. Proceeds will benefit a handicapped-access entrance, proper drainage and capital campaign of the garden area at the shrine at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St., New Orleans. 525-2495, www.seelos.org.