Calendar – December 2, 2017

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Dec. 4-11


ST. JOSEPH-ST. ANTHONY MISSION, “Is There Room for Christ,” with Marianite Sister Judy Gomila, Dec. 4-6, 7 p.m. St. Anthony Church, 924 Monroe St., Gretna.

CHATEAU DE NOTRE DAME, 40th anniversary celebration with Mass, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m.

LOUISIANA OVATION VOCAL ENSEMBLE, a multi-denominational choir, presents a holiday concert, “Christmas at the Movies,” Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Lakewood Elementary, 501 E. Heather Drive, Luling; and Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Borromeo Room, 13396 River Road, Destrehan. Featuring songs from popular movies and television shows such as “Home Alone,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Polar Express,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Admission is free, but donations accepted.

MAGNIFICAT WESTBANK, Women’s Ministry Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Café Hope at Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna (entrance: 900 block Lapalco Blvd.). Testimony by Judy Landrieu Klein, a speaker, pastoral counselor, author, Radio Maria co-host, teacher, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, talking on holy hope through her journey of faith, God’s love and mercy. Doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets $20 (in advance through Dec. 1), available at Westbank Religious Supply and Mary’s Helpers. (No tickets sold at door.) 913-4903.

SISTER BRIEGE MCKENNA, who has an international healing ministry of praying, holds an “Evening of Healing” with praise, a talk, eucharistic procession and benediction, Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Dec. 9 marks the anniversary of Sister Briege’s miraculous healing from rheumatoid arthritis. Doors open at 6 p.m. (No Mass). Details: Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans. 828-1368,

MAGNIFICAT, Metairie Chapter, ministry to Catholic women, breakfast, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Chateau Ballroom, 16th floor, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Speaker: Jill Cabes, a wife, mother of four children and vice president for Dominican Catholic identity at St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Reservations: $20, mail check to 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, LA 70062; or online, $22, For more information, call 466-2010 or 884-6152.

ST. LUCY OF SYRACUSE, 90th annual Mass honoring the patron saint of eye diseases, Dec. 9, 4 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. The St. Lucy relic will be available for veneration after Mass.

ST. LUKE, Music Ministry’s 20th annual Christmas Concert, “Behold the Star,” Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Free, but a love-offering accepted. (985) 641-6429.

ADVENT MORNING OF REFLECTION, “Being Mary in the Martha-Paced Season of Advent,” Dec. 9 with Father Joe Palermo, director of spiritual formation and spiritual director for seminarians at Notre Dame Seminary. Registration from 8:30-9 a.m.; with presentations, quiet prayer and reconciliation from 9-11:30 a.m., ending with Mass. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine, 2701 State St., New Orleans. Donations appreciated. 615-1469.

CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU, annual family Christmas event at Cabrini High School, Dec. 9, 6 p.m., beginning with Mass in the gym, followed by a living nativity, performances by Cabrini cheerleaders, the school’s Eclipse dance tea and candlelight caroling by the Cabrini Chamber Ensemble. Santa will arrive at approximately 7:30 p.m. with his elves, and there will be a reception in the cafeteria with hot chocolate, cookies and treats, compliments of the Cabrini Dads’ Club. Guests can take a complimentary picture with Santa. 1400 Moss Street, New Orleans.

ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH BABY JESUS, Dec. 910 a.m.-noon, Alumnae Hall of St. Mary’s Dominican campus, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. Dominican Drama Club will present a living nativity, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, make-a-craft stations for all children, photos with Santa, elves and holiday songs with the Dominican Choir and birthday cake for Jesus. Registration is $25 a family; advanced registration required by Dec. 6:  Non-perishable food collected for an area food bank.

BLUE MASS, to honor police, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency and safety officials, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. inspection, St. Louis Cathedral. Mass at 11.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, monthly Mass, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., followed by annual Christmas party sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

ANNUAL CHARITY BOWLING CLASSIC, Dec. 10, noon, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tangi Lanes, 1612 West Thomas, Hammond. Sponsored by the KC No. 15133. $20 per player. Details: 792-8519 or (225) 716-5041.

A GARDEN DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2017, Dec. 10, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, featuring sopranos Phyllis Treigle, Melissa Brocato; tenor Kevin Rouchell; organist Brian Morgan with Good Shepherd Choir. Free admission, free will donation accepted, as are unwrapped Christmas toys for Toys for Tots. 227-3793.

LOVE AMONG US, a Christmas concert with the Daughters of St. Paul, Dec. 10-11, 7 p.m., Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., Roussel Performance Hall, New Orleans. Special reprise performance of a dance with Father Tim Hedrick, parochial vicar at St. Catherine of Siena, and Pauline Sister Tracey Dugas. 887-7631, Tickets: $50 per ticket (priority seating); $35 general admission; sponsorship levels with tickets available.


ST. ANSELM, free Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 2, 8-11 a.m., St. Joseph Hall. Santa photos also available. (985) 845-7342. “Sounds of the Season,” a special collection of Christmas favorites and a visit from Santa, Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m., Weseman Center. Refreshments and social at 5 p.m. “Elf” Night. Students in fourth through eighth  grade invited to Sanctifire on Dec. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. in the, Weseman Center. Snacks, foolishness and fun followed by Christmas caroling. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Details for all three: (985) 845-7342.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, parish mission with Catholic evangelist, VirtueMedia and Catholics Come Home founder Tom Peterson, Dec. 4-6, 7 p.m., in church.

ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club Holiday Sip and Shop open to public, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., gym, with more than 20 vendors. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Mothers’ Club Breakfast with Santa in the cafeteria and gymnasium. Enjoy pastries and other refreshments, arts and crafts, games, face painting, music. Photographs with Santa by Pat Garin Photography are also available. Cost: $25 a family of three, and $5 per each additional guest. This event is open the public. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. 282-2811,

ST. RITA, Home and School Association in Harahan, appearance by Papa Noel Dec. 6 8:30 a.m. to the lower school students to read a story about Papa Noel traditions and history and hand out candy canes.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club annual Christmas Pot Luck Dinner, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Massett Hall, 6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.  Bring a dish and spoon to share with others. Child care not provided.


REJOICE, RENEW, REFRESH RETREAT, with Sharon B. Orlando, author, storyteller, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Our Lady of the Way Spiritual Retreat Center, 50352 Antioch Road, Tickfaw, Louisiana.

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