Calendar – February 17, 2018

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Feb. 23-March 23


HOLY NAME SOCIETY, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, hosts its Lenten “Famous Fish Fry” Feb. 23, March 9 and 23, 4-7 p.m.  10 a plate. Menu: fried fish and/or shrimp, potato salad or French fries, coleslaw, dessert.  Tickets at the door or presale through parish office at (985) 892-5202. Dine-in or take-out service. 20370 Smith Road in Covington.

ST. ANTHONY OF PAD UA, Lenten Fridays of “Soup and Stations” starting Feb. 16. Simple meal of soup and bread served at 6 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Call 488-2651.


CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “From Mardi Gras to Lent: A Journey with the Three Kings (the young king, and old king and dark king all who have gifts for us during Lent and offer link between Carnival and Lent),” Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, coffee, tea until 9:30 a.m. (985) 882-7579, email: 62292 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe.

INTERRELIGIOUS ENCOUNTER, “Rabia Basri, Sufi Mystic (713-801) in Conversation with Teresa of Avila, Christian Saint (1515-1582),” an evening of reflection, poetry and music, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Xavier University, New Orleans Qatar Pavillion Room 112A. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Xavier University’s Office of Campus Ministry and the Atlas Foundation.

ST. JOSEPH ABBEY, Internationally acclaimed Italian organist Davide Mariano performs free concert Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mariano, known for his repertoire ranging from the Middle Ages to the contemporary era, is the current Young Artist in Residence at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. As an organist, harpsichordist and pianist, Mariano regularly performs worldwide in Vienna, Madrid, Munich, Japan, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Toulouse. Details: 75376 River Road in Covington.

LENTEN MISSION, with Father Gary Wiesmann from Mandeville, Jamaica. He will preach at all Masses Feb. 24-25 and give the mission “From Ashes to New Life” Feb. 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. A reconciliation service is Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 8968 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse. 394-0314.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, Feb. 28, 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.

BORN TO RUN NOLA, benefitting Woman’s New Life Center, April 7 with sign-in, race-day registration at 7:30 a.m.; one-mile fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m.; and 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Post-race birthday party with free food, live music. Audubon Park Shelter 10 (Newman Bandstand). Early-bird-pricing through Feb. 28. Register at or call 496-0212.

THE JOHN AND DATHEL GEORGES ENDOWMENT, sponsors annual presentations to seminarians on Orthodox Catholic relations. March 2, 7 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary.  “Fact and Fiction in the Greek Schism” with presenter, the Very Reverend Archpriest Andrew Louth, who serves as emeritus professor of Patristic and Byzantine Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University.  Free.

MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter breakfast, with Catholic singer, songwriter, music minister and recording artist Lorraine Hess, March 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Hess is music ministry director at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner and a cantor at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie. Advance tickets by March 1 by mailing a $22 check payable to Magnificat Metairie to Jane Margavio, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, LA 70062 or online at

TERRYTOWN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FAIR, March 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, body mass index, hepatitis; medical examinations including diagnostics and prescriptions; medication reviews and counseling; HIV testing; children’s immunizations; possible dental screenings, education on dental care and affordable dental care; pregnancy testing (including ultrasound) and counseling; vision, glaucoma and retina screenings; and medical professionals on site. Christ the King Catholic Church, 535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown. Details: 606-4013.

THE COUNSELING SOLUTIONS, community education forums to educate families and community about opiod abuse, the causes, signs, consequences, treatment, resources for the addicted and loved ones,
March 21, St. Dominic gym, 6359 Vicksburg St., New Orleans. Doors open at 6 p.m. with refreshments; forum at 6:30 p.m., questions/answers at 7:30 p.m.  Speakers: Dr. A. Kennison Roy, medical director of the Dual Diagnosis Unit at River Oaks Hospital in Harahan, and founder/medical director of Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc., in Metairie; Deacon Louie Bauer, chaplain at Fontainbleau Treatment Center who started the Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) in 2011 to provide resources, support and hope to people experiencing addiction; and Dr. Mark Taliancich, clinical director of Counseling Solutions of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.


EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, March 10, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Full breakfast (served until 11:30 a.m.), Easter egg hunt, arts, crafts. Open to the public. Egg hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. Bunny photos by Loupe Photography. $10 a person. Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Ave., New Orleans. Tickets at


ROSARYVILLE, Lenten Personal Prayer Days on the oak and pine canopied grounds, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), Feb. 19, Feb. 28, March 12, March 21. Retreatants get a private room for rest, lunch, coffee and tea. Spiritual direction open to those who schedule an appointment with a trained spiritual director. Also, day of prayer Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with Dominican Sister Pat Thomas. $35, lunch, Mass included. She is on staff at the Peace Center, and has a master of arts in English, pastoral studies and completed course work for a masters of divinity. Contact Rosaryville at (225) 294-5039, email at or go to

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