Calendar – February 24, 2018

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Feb. 28-March 17


ST. DOMINIC, parish fish fry, March 9, 6 p.m., cafeteria, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. Proceeds benefit parish ministry partnership in Haiti.


ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Young Adults and Soulful Voices Ministries, present an African American History Celebration, “African Americans in Time of War,” Feb. 24, 3 p.m., 1441 Teche St., Algiers.

LENTEN MISSION, “A Mercy-Driven Life – Learning to Love in a Broken World” with Dr. Tom Neal, professor of spiritual theology at Notre Dame Seminary, 7 p.m. nightly, Feb. 26-28. Feb. 26: “Know Thyself: Reclaiming Our Dignity in Christ”; Feb. 27: “Knitting Earth and Heaven: Reclaiming the World for Christ”; Feb. 28: “Kingdom of Mercy: Reclaiming Our Mission in Christ.” Mary Queen of Peace, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. (985) 626-6977.

ST. ANSELM CATHOLIC CHURCH, three-day Lenten mission, “I Am with You Always: Realizing God’s Presence in Our Life,” Feb. 26-28, 7 p.m. nightly, with Dominican Father Charles Latour, principal of Archbishop Hannan High School and popular retreat speaker. Confession on Feb. 28 with mission. Free, open to public. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville.  (985) 845-7342

NAIM CONFERENCE, Archdiocese of New Orleans general membership meeting for widowed persons, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., St. Pius X multipurpose room, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m. A buffet supper will follow.

TRICENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES, continues at Notre Dame Seminary, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., with Robbie Cangelosi, “Stones Made Sacred – The Sacred Art and Architecture of New Orleans.” Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), annual Morning of Reflection, March 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Church, 3053 Dauphine St., New Orleans. Father Jose Lavastida, director of Christian Formation for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and CCSCC spiritual director, will lead the morning. A donation of $10 is preferred. Refreshments and a light lunch are included. To register, call 494-3501.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING SYMPOSIUM, “A Light in the Darkness,” March 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Church. Sponsored by the Respect Life Office, Office of Justice and Peace and the Archdiocesan Human Trafficking Committee. Archbishop Gregory Aymond opens event with prayer. 7300 Crowder Blvd., New Orleans.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, Institute for Ministry (LIM), webinar “Honoring Our Elders: A Biblical Spirituality,” March 6 with Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D. Free, no RSVP required. Visit:

LEARNING BEFORE LUNCH, speaker series featuring topics of interest to active adults, second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for coffee, followed by a one-hour talk. March 8 – “Your Family Tomb; A Biography” by Emily Ford, an expert tomb restorer; April 12 – “The People’s Grocer, John Schwegmann, New Orleans and the Making of the Modern Retail World” by Author David Capello. Upcoming talks center on the 300th anniversary of New Orleans. University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library, Room 407. A $5 donation defrays expenses; join for a $25 annual subscription ($30 for families.) Free parking, ramp access available., email

A NIGHT IN HAITI, March 10, 6-9 p.m., sixth annual celebration of the partnership between Mary Queen of Peace Church in Mandeville and its sister parish, St. Benoit in Haiti. Dinner, Caribbean music, Haitian crafts for sale. $40 a person; $75 a couple. MQP School cafeteria, 1501 West Causeway Approach. Proceeds defray education and school lunch expenses for elementary through high school students at St. Benoit. To reserve, e-mail, (985) 626-0944,

DAY AT THE RACES, sixth annual fundraiser for the Sisters of the Living Word, March 10, noon-5 p.m. $60 a person includes Fair Grounds admission and lunch buffet. Auction. To register:

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, outdoor Way of the Cross, March 10 at 11 a.m. on parish grounds, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Also that night, parish auction and gala, 7:30 p.m., The Ridgeway, 2431 Metairie Road, Metairie. $50 a person in advance; $60 at the door. 454-6563.

ABBEY YOUTH FESTIVAL, largest Catholic youth event in Archdiocese of New Orleans, March 17, St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Covington. Registration open to high school students 13 or older. Fee for youth and adult laity: $40 a person. Young adults can pre-register as volunteers. Deacons, priests, seminarians are invited free of charge.


ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club meeting, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., gym, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. 282-2811,

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association, will collect Mardi Gras beads for St. Michael Special School through Feb. 27. Details: 208-8935.

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY, Fine Arts department hosts “Fantastic Friday Night,” an evening for girls in grades 4-7, March 2, 6:30-9 p.m. Activities include making ice cream in the culinary lab, creating penguin crafts and a preview performance of Academy of Our Lady’s spring musical “The Addams Family.” Guests encouraged to wear green. Cost: $5. Registration deadline: Feb. 28; space limited. 5501 Westbank Expwy., Marrero.

EASTER EGG ROLL, hosted by St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Alumnae Association, March 10, 10 a.m.-noon, main campus lawn, 7701 Walmsley Ave., In the event of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be in the Siena Center. Bring an Easter basket for the 11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt; a special area for children under age 5. Snacks, beverages provided; crafts, petting zoo, butterfly release and photos with the Easter bunny. Children can also create an Easter card for Pope Francis that will be mailed to the Vatican. Event: $20 a family. Reservations:

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