Calendar – April 7, 2018

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April 8-25


ST. DOMINIC, annual spring fair,“Happy Birthday NOLA…Celebrating 300 Years!” April 8, 11 a.m-8 p.m. Booths, games,  inflatables for  kids, school performances, food, cash raffle drawing of $3,500 (first prize), $1,000 (second); $500 (third) at 8 p.m.; kids unlimited play wristbands for inflatables are $45. Schoolyard, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. Also, Mothers’ Club of New Orleans, general meeting April 10, 7 p.m., cafeteria, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. 

MOST HOLY TRINITY, April 9, 7 p.m. Dr. Landon Roussel, MBE, Communitas Primary Care, will speak on “Health Care and Catholic Social Thought.” Light dinner served at 6:45 p.m. Babysitting provided by reservation and $20 refundable deposit with five-day advance notice at church (985) 892-0642. 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington. (985) 892-0642.

ST. RITA’S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, April 12, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Minh Phan, director of the pre-theology program at Notre Dame Seminary. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.


GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, junior members of St. Francis Xavier’s St. Vincent DePaul Society are hosting the annual Spring Party (and possibly Easter Egg hunt) for God’s Special Children, families and friends  immediately following the 2 p.m. Mass on April 8. Seminarians from Notre Dame Seminary are expected. 444 Metairie Road.

ACCESS PREGNANCY, annual Jazz brunch April 15 at 11 a.m., Audubon Tea Room. Special recognition will be given to U.S. Representative Steve Scalise as a Pro-Life Champion for his work and dedication to pro-life issues. Reservations: 885-1141.

ANNULMENT WRITING WORKSHOP, information night, April 18, 7-9 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Evangelization Building, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The writing workshop continues April 25, May 2, 9 and May 16, 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by the East Northshore Annulment Ministry. (985) 774-3747.

JEFFERSON CHORALE, an affiliate of Jefferson Performing Arts Society, concert: “Celebrate,” the works of Handel, Haydn, Fauré, et al, directed by Dr. Louise LaBruyere, April 19, 7:30 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson; April 22, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 610 6th St., Gretna. Free concert; donations appreciated.

THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION, 2018 Northshore Chapter annual dinner, April 20, St. Paul’s School Briggs Assembly Center, 917 South Jahncke Ave., Covington. Cocktails: 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Deacons of Deanery IX will be honored. Keynote speaker:  Deacon Dennis Adams. Reservations required by April 13 at or contact Madelyn Klein at 596-3044 or 

2018 HARRY TOMPSON CENTER GALA, “Give Your Heart to Father Harry,” April 15, 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Nims Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Music by Austin Sicard and the Medica, live and silent auctions featuring online bidding, food, 50/50 raffle and $5,000 giveaway. Primary fundraiser for the nonprofit center, founded in 1999 by Immaculate Conception Church on Baronne Street to provide life-saving support (a day shelter, laundry, phone service, storage, housing placement, case management, medical care, psychiatric treatment) for the homeless behind St. Joseph Church on Tulane Avenue. Details: or 273-5547, ext. 1.

ROSE SWEET, international speaker and author of the Surviving Divorce program, speaks on best practices and insights in providing the support/healing for those undergoing the intense pain and destruction of divorce, April 23, 6:30 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary Schulte Hall, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. 

BLESSED SEELOS HEALING MASS, St. Mary’s Assumption Church (corner of Josephine and Constance streets in Irish Channel), April 22,1 p.m. One-on-one intercessory prayer beginning at 11:45 a.m., confessions before Mass. Homilist and celebrant: Redemptorist Father Harry A Grile. Gift shop will be open before and after the Healing Mass. 

CHEFS’ CHARITY FOR CHILDREN, 41st annual event to benefit St. Michael Special School, April 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton Riverside. Chefs scheduled to cook: Andrea Apuzzo, Leah Chase, Nina Compton, John Folse, Emeril Lagasse, Tory McPhail, Alon Shaya, the Wong Brothers and Goffredo Fraccaro. Tickets: $75 includes lunch with wine and a cookbook. 524-7285,

ABBEY ART WORKS, “Painting the Night Watercolor Workshop” with Internationally recognized master watercolorist Paul Jackson, AWS NWS, April 23-26. Accommodations in the Christian Life Retreat Center for $112.50 a night with meals. Reservations/registration (985) 373-2305 or 75376 River Road, Covington.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR TEENS, training at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. 1 1/2 days (middle school from April 25, 1-5 p.m., and April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or 2 1/2  days (high school) for parents, teachers, youth leaders, priests, deacons or anyone working with pre-teens and teens (first two days plus additional 9 a.m-5 p.m.) Register:


ST. RITA, Home and School Association (Harahan), sponsors donut reception in gym April 10 after the 8:30 a.m. Grandparents and Special Guest Mass for pre-K, kindergarten and first graders. 737-0744.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, Parent-Booster Club monthly Rosary Prayer Group, April 10, 7:30 a.m., Chapel, 1901 Severn Ave. Coffee and donuts follow. Parent-Booster Club fourth-quarter meeting, April 11, 6 p.m. in gym.

ST. PIUS X, Mothers’ Club meeting, April 17, 7 p.m.,  gym, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. 282-2811,


ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, Preached Silent Ignatian Retreat with Becky Eldredge and Stephanie Clouatre Davis, April 19, 6 p.m., to after lunch April 22. Focus on the Ignatian Exercises through meditations, prayers and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola. Double shared room $325, or single private room $400.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND, to deepen and enrich the “joy” and the “love” a couple shares together, no matter how many years married, through better communication skills without the distractions of everyday life. Offered in the tradition and understanding of the Catholic faith but open to couples of all faiths. Next session: April 27-29, in Baton Rouge at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center. Details:,, 371-5066.


MATT BOURGEOIS of Abita Springs named to the National Service Committee (NSC) of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for a two-year term. He and his wife Kristen are members of the Center of Jesus the Lord in New Orleans. He has been a praise and worship leader in two charismatic youth prayer groups for more than four years and also has taught high school theology and was a high school campus minister. He had previously been appointed to a three-year term on the NSC Council.

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