Calendar – March 24, 2018

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March 24-April 8


BLOOD DONATION, March 25, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Pius X gym. Free T-shirt while supplies last. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Details:

MERCY FAMILY CENTER, Grief Support Group, “The Life After,” loss of someone, a series that began March 14, continues March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Explores questions as how to accept loss, relate to families, find meaning in life. Details: 723-0881, 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., suite 425, Metairie.

YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS, networking happy hour, March 28, 6:30 p.m., Lula Distillery, 1532 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. RSVP,

HOPE HOUSE, sponsors 35th annual Way of the Cross/Way of Justice, Good Friday March 30, 10 a.m. Starts in front of St. Joseph’s Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., and finishes at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the Spanish Plaza by the Mississippi River. Procession stops at several points to reflect on each station, addressing the sufferings of people today. Loyola’s Institute for Ministry, Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Fourth World Movement, Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Pax Christi New Orleans, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Alumni, John Koeferl, St. Thomas Catholic Worker Community, Stand with Dignity, Marianite Sisters of Holy Cross, School for Contemplative Living sponsor, and Kai Knight Dancers created a short song, dance, skit, etc.,  at each station. 525-2561.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” April 4, 7 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen. Discussion on what human trafficking is, where it is happening and who is affected. Hosted by the KC Ladies Auxiliary, the Archdiocese of New Orleans Synod team and Respect Life Office. Reservations: 733-8980.

THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION, first “Swinging Fore Champions Golf Tournament,” April 5, Bayou Oaks at City Park’s South Golf Course. Begins with a sunrise Mass at 7 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Champions of Catholic Education Fund that provides need-based scholarship assistance to students attending Archdiocese of New Orleans‘ schools. Details: J.T. Hannan,, 310-6981. Space is limited – register online at

FRIENDS OF THE JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY, semi-annual Big Book Sale, April 5-7, 10 a.m-8 p.m.; April 8, noon-5 p.m. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. at Lake Pontch­artrain, Kenner. More than 55,000 used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, music tapes, vinyl records offered for sale. Cash, debit cards, major credit accepted; no checks. Free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit the Jefferson Parish Library. 455-2665.

SUPER CASH RAFFLE, $25 a ticket or five tickets for $100. First prize: $5,000; second prize $2,500; third prize $1,500; fourth prize: $1,000. Supports St. Augustine High School. Purchase tickets at Drawing held April 6 during the 7 p.m. symphonic band concert at Loyola University Roussel Performing Arts Center, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Featured guests: Tyronne G. Foster, the Arc Singers and Roots of Music. Concert tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Raffle winner need not be present.

SPIRITUAL INTIMACY: TAKING YOUR MARRIAGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL, April 7, 1:30-4 p.m. An afternoon for married couples to grow in unity with God and each other through sharing, open and honest couple prayer. St. Charles Borromeo in Destrehan. $35 a couple. Register:,, 861-3254.

PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY (NORTHSHORE), explores different prayer styles and temperaments, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 7-9 p.m., Northshore Catholic Center, 4465 East Hwy. 190 Service Road, Covington. Facilitated by Bonnie Chase and Archdiocesan Spirituality Center‘s spiritual directors. Cost $50. Register:, email:

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL, invites alumnae back to campus for the Old Metairie Fest, April 14, 11 a.m-8 p.m. Theme: “SFX Celebrates the Tricentennial.” Food, music by Weathered, games, activities. Visit Details:

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY CELEBRATION, April 8, 3 p.m. Mass St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans. Celebrant: Archbishop Emeritus Alfred Hughes. Jesus promised an extra outpouring of his gifts of mercy on this special day. Prior to Mass, confessions begin at 1 p.m., followed by eucharistic adoration and rosary at 1:30 p.m., the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:20 p.m., and veneration of a St. Faustina relic following Mass.


ST. GENEVIEVE, annual Egg-stravaganza, March 25, 1-4 p.m. at the Mother Henriette Delille Center (St. Genevieve’s ball park) or parish hall (if inclement weather). Free games, crafts, refreshments. Bring basket. RSVP early. Also, Good Friday Way of the Cross with reenactment of the Stations of the Cross by parish youth, March 30, 7 p.m., on parish grounds, 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell. (985) 643-3832,

ST. RITA, Dine Out for The Needy, lunch or dinner March 27 and 29, Perrin’s Restaurant, 2216 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Mention St. Rita and a portion of the proceeds goes to parish food pantry. Also, Home and School Association’s dine out at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1208 South Clearview Pkwy., suite A, Harahan, March 28, 5-9 p.m. Mention St. Rita before placing order.  Proceeds go to updating technology infrastructure at school. 737-0744.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, March 28, 7 p.m. followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition, benediction. Pray for spiritual, emotional, physical healing. Free parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Celebrant: Dominican Father Mariano Velez.

OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR CHAPEL, social and prayer service, April 5, 6 p.m., with guest speaker Salesian Sister Antoinette Cedrone, an educator, missionary, preacher speaking on the “True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.” Refreshments served. 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. 343-0516.

ST. DOMINIC, spring fair, April 8, 11 a.m-8 p.m., schoolyard, 6325 Memphis St.,New Orleans. Food, games.

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