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ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association general meeting, April 17, 7 p.m. in the SEAS church. Details: 208-8935. Also, Home and School Association, “Baby Shower,” April 19 after the school Mass. To honor unborn babies that have been spiritually adopted by each class. Donated shower items go to ACCESS Pregnancy Resource Center of the archdiocese.
MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, Fine Arts Department hosts Brown Linen Night, April 24, 6:30-8 p.m., Duplantis Gym and lobby. Works by studio arts students, spoken word poetry and music performances, STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, math) art projects, Milne Art Market and art exhibition of Mount Carmel Fine Arts faculty members will be displayed. Free admission. Visit mcacubs.com.
ST. RITA (Harahan), Home and School Association dine out at Raising Cane’s, April 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 919 South Clearview Pkwy., Elmwood. Mention St. Rita before ordering so proceeds can help update school technology infrastructure. 737-0744. Also, Home and School Association general meeting, April 25, 7 p.m., gym, with art display, performances by cheerleaders, choir recorder class. $1,000 tuition drawing (only members in good standing eligible).
2018 HARRY TOMPSON CENTER GALA, “Give Your Heart to Father Harry,” April 21 at Sacred Heart Nims Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Live music, auctions featuring online bidding, food, 50/50 raffle, $5,000 giveaway. The nonprofit center provides support (a day shelter, laundry, phone service, storage, housing placement, case management, medical care, psychiatric treatment) for the homeless. email@example.com, 273-5547, ext. 1.
MASS FOR VOCATIONS, April 22, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, seminarians, women in formation for consecrated life in the archdiocese and people of the archdiocese are invited. 861-6298.
BLESSED SEELOS HEALING MASS, anointing of the sick, April 22, 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St. (at Constance Street), New Orleans. Celebrant/homilist: Redemptorist Father Harry Grile, Seelos Center director. Confessions before Mass, veneration of relic crucifix of Blessed Francis Seelos. Wheelchair accessible; free parking on St. Andrew Street.
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, “Be Kind, Be Merciful, Be You, Be Christ!” retreat, April 27-29. Presenter: Father Jim Sichko, evangelist, motivational speaker from Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, one of Pope Francis’ papal ministers of mercy. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 887-1420.
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH, Glorify Him Praise Concert with Lorraine Hess and her full contemporary band at 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. Mass April 22. Hess and her band will also be singing at Mass. Night of contemporary Christian music and worship. Bring the entire family. Free admission charge; free will offering taken. 13396 River Road, Destrehan.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR, April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Center of Jesus the Lord, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Presenter: Oblate of Mary Immaculate Father George Roy. Suggested donation $25; lunch provided. Register: 529-1636.
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ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “The Spiritual Graces of Aging,” a retreat for individuals and for caregivers to explore spiritual dimensions of aging, spiritual development and spiritual self, April 21, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph Academy, Mother Alice Hall. Retreat director: Dana Territo. Fee: $40; pre-registration recommended. 2980 Kleinert Ave., Baton Rouge. www.stjocenter.org.