Calendar – January 13, 2018

Deadline: Events due Thursday (10 days before each issue)
(504) area code unless noted

Jan. 15-Feb. 25


SCREENING OF SELMA, St. Luke the Evangelist’s multicultural committee hosts special, free screening of the film by Ava DuVernay about the voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an introduction by parish council president Bruce Weaver. Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King. St. Luke the Evangelist Family Life Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, St. Jude Shrine, winter novena, Jan. 20-28. “The Seven Signs of John the Evangelist” with Oblate Father Lucio Castillo Escamilla. Weekdays: 7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m.; Sundays: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Anointing of the Sick on Friday, Jan. 26 after each Mass. 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans. 525-1551.

BUS FOR LOUISIANA LIFE MARCH, state event in Baton Rouge on Jan. 20, departs from St. Margaret Mary Church in Slidell parking lot near building E, 7:15 a.m. The Baton Rouge Life March event is from 10 a.m.-noon and proceeds south on North 4th Street, west on North Boulevard, south on River Road to the Levee Green near the U.S.S. Kidd battleship. A formal program will be held at the Levee Stage, beginning at 11 a.m. Bring bag lunch (water supplied). The bus has bathroom, limited seating and returns around 2 p.m. Cost $15. Make checks payable to St. Margaret Mary, (985) 649-6821.

EL SHADDAI, Catholic faith group holds fellowship Jan. 20, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 146 Fourth St., Westwego. 919-5837.

NEW ORLEANS MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE UNBORN, Jan. 22, noon, St. Patrick’s No. 1 Cemetery, 5000 Canal St., New Orleans. Archbishop Aymond will preside. The new Holy Innocents Prayer Garden will be blessed at the memorial.

RESPECT LIFE GATHERING 2018, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Shanon Snyder of Louisiana Right to Life and Corey Hicks of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life discuss current challenges and Sidewalk Presence Ministry.  Light refreshments served.

PARENTING THE INTERNET GENERATION, interactive talk with best-selling author and popular speaker Matt Fradd, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., Archbishop Chapelle High gym, 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Chapelle sponsors with Archbishop Rummel to give parents a detailed look at the way pornography harms us and offer practical strategies that parents need to implement.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, Day of Prayer entitled “Awakening the Gift of Intercessory Prayer: How to Pray for Others More Effectively,” Jan. 23, with Noël Delery. Learn to pray for others more effectively by growing in your relationship with Jesus and in the gifts that will empower your intercession. 887-1420.

YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS, New Orleans chapter, first anniversary party, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at the Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. in Mid City. Free food, drinks and networking with young professionals. This group has hosted regular events and happy hours with  100 attendees. YCP’s mission is “working in witness for Christ.” Details: follow YCP New Orleans on Facebook.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, Jan. 24, 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. Celebrant: Dominican Father Mariano Velez.

MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST, West St. Tammany chapter, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, with coffee at 8:30 a.m. Speaker: Janice Charbonnet. Benedict’s  Plantation, 1144 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Tickets: $15, on sale through Feb. 1; no tickets sold at door. Buy tickets at: Most Holy Trinity Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, weekdays from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 11345 St. John Church Road in Folsom weekdays from 7:30 a.m. -3 p.m., or by mail, send a $15 check payable to Magnificat – West St. Tammany Chapter with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gwen Richard, 131 Woodcrest, Covington, LA 70433. Call (985) 974-1782, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF AWARENESS & PRAYER AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING, Feb. 8, with silence requested on social media for 24 hours to be in solidarity with victims of human trafficking. Don’t post; pray. Details: Respect Life Office at, 286-1119.

ABBEY ART WORKS, “The Shocking Truth About Color,” weekend workshop and retreat during Mardi Gras weekend, Feb. 9-11, with Lyn Taylor, instructor and Abbey Art Works artist-in-residence. $425. (985) 789-6889, e-mail: “The Art of Illumination,” Feb. 23-25, $200. Lyn Taylor leads participants through manuscript painting and gold leaf on paper.  “Painting the Night Watercolor Workshop,” master watercolorist Paul Jackson, $450, April 23-26, 2018. Accommodations in the retreat center are also available for this workshop at a rate of $112.50 a night. (985) 373-2305 or for reservations and registration for this event. Details: Abbey Art Works (985) 789-6889, Workshops at St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Center, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, Louisiana.


ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, walk-thru tours for prospective students Jan. 18, 22, 25, 29 and every Monday and Thursday morning school is in session, school office, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Men’s Club meeting Jan. 15, 7 p.m., cafeteria.  Home and School Association hosts Children’s bingo for students in pre-K4, kindergarten and first grade, Jan. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., cafeteria. Prizes will be awarded; pizza, refreshments, sweets available. Home and School Club general meeting, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, a SACS-CASI accredited school serving pre-K1 through seventh grade, annual open house for parents of prospective students, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive in Kenner. Faculty and staff members will discuss curricula and answer questions; Home and School Association members will lead tours detailing the new school under construction at 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner. Also, general membership meeting of Home and School Association, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. cafeteria., 468-3524.

ST. RITA, Home and School Association, (Harahan) general membership meeting, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., in the gym. A $1,000 tuition drawing with eligibility from members in good standing. Details: 737-0744.

ST. PIUS X, Men’s Club and Mother’s Club annual joint meeting, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Dinner followed by business in cafeteria. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

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