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ST. RAYMOND/ST. LEO THE GREAT, open to public March 17 with a blessing at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, and viewing until 6 p.m.; March 18 altar viewing and feast noon-4 p.m.; March 19, altar viewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by the Knights of Peter Claver/Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Daughters Court No. 78. 2916 Paris Ave., New Orleans.
ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY MISSION, third annual St. Joseph Altar, March 18, noon, with meals for visitors and bags filled with cookies, a St. Joseph card and medal, bread, a lucky bean. Celebration begins with re-enactment of Tupa Tupa (knock knock), followed by altar blessing, then meal. 6951 Hwy. 39, Braithwaite.
ST. RITA, New Orleans, home of Sybil Prosper, 8915 Edinburgh St., New Orleans: March 18, public viewing 1-5 p.m.; March 19, viewing noon-5 p.m. with meal served.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY, March 19, viewing 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessing 12:45 p.m. with university chaplain Father Etido Jerome and Father Phillip Linden; 1:10 p.m. sacred practices lecture by Institute for Black Catholic Studies interim director Blessed Sacrament Sister Eva Marie Lumas; 1:15 p.m. program of sacred music featuring university ensembles, music students and faculty. Donations go to students with emergencies through the Mission-Based Student Emergency Fund. 1 Drexel Drive in Blanche Francis Music Building.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, March 19, viewing 7 a.m.-6 p.m., with meal at noon. 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans.
ST. RITA, Home and School Association (Harahan), celebrates Nutrition Month March 19-23, with an OrganWise Guy characters presentation March 21 with prizes to teach kindergarten and first grade students about good nutrition, physical activity and overall healthy lifestyles during their PE classes. On March 23, water and bananas will be distributed after lunch to all students. 737-0744.
BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry, sponsored by the Brother Martin Parents, March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Seafood dinners, po-boys, crawfish, desserts and drinks sold. Both dine-in and curbside pick-up. Cash, checks, credit/debit cards accepted. Entertainment: The Dionysians/Drama Club will perform the variety show, “Music for the Missions,” and an art show from the Art and Design club. Tickets at the door for the variety show: $8 for adults, $6 for children.
St. Christopher, Drama Club presents “Blue Suede Paws,” a 1950 sci-fi musical, March 24, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., parish center, 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie. Tickets: $8, available at door or school office.
ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club-sponsored Stations of the Cross, presented by students, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.
ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST, Lenten Mission with Oblate Father George Knab. “Live Simply: True Religion for the 21st Century.” March 18, 7:15 p.m. talk; March 19, 10 a.m. Mass and talk; 7 p.m. talk and reconciliation; March 20, 8:45 a.m. Mass and talk, reconciliation each hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 7 p.m. healing; March 21, 8:45 a.m. Mass and talk, 7 p.m. Mass and guided Holy Tour; March 22, 8:45 a.m. Mass and talk, 6 p.m. guided holy tour, 7 p.m. talk and benediction. Day of Prayer for Women, April 7, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with Daughter of St. Paul Sister Tracey Dugas who will lead participants in deeper prayer life discussing contemplative prayer and spiritual formation. Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the parish, $6 registration, lunch included. Registration deadline is April 2 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. (985) 641-6429.
ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, retreat to prepare for Easter, by embracing the faith, hope, love and forgiveness offered to us from the cross. March 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m., with presenter St. Joseph Sister Gloria Murillo. Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. $25. Register: https://asc.arch-no.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 861-3254.
A JOURNEY TO CALVARY, re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus through the eyes of those who were there: Barabbas, Pilate, Judas and others. March 23, 6 p.m. 1923 St. Philip St., New Orleans. 822-8059.
ST. AGNES, Men’s Club last Lenten fish fry, March 23, 5 p.m. Bingo immediately follows around 7 p.m. Fish fry dinners are $10 and include fried fish, fried shrimp, cole slaw, french fries and iced tea. Desserts are also being sold by CYO members. Details: call the rectory office.
YOUNG AT HEART MINISTRY, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, hosts a car show, March 25, 1-5 p.m., on the church grounds, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Registration is $20; registrants asked to park cars beginning at noon. Entrance: bring canned goods to help replenish parish food pantry. Knights of Peter Claver No. 267 Junior Division, marriage ministry and ushers will sell concessions. Details: Benjamin Jeffery or Ursula Allen at 347-8438.
ATD FOURTH WORLD MOVEMENT, All Together in Dignity garden party, March 25, 4-7 p.m., 1325 Calhoun St., New Orleans. Suggested donation: $30. 899-9950, 338-4540.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PROCESSION, Palm Sunday, March 25, Knights of Columbus Archbishop Blenk Council 1905 will escort a procession from the Jefferson Memorial Arch on the Commons at Huey P. Long Avenue between 1st and 2nd streets to St. Joseph Church, in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Participants can gather at 6:30 a.m., with the procession beginning at 7 a.m. to arrive at the church for 7:30 a.m. Mass. The KCs, led by Grand Knight Glenn F. Esteve will detour to parade in front of the original KC Hall on the corner of Newton and Third streets.