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April 21-May 5
ATTIC ART IN APRIL, fundraiser April 21, 11 a.m-4 p.m. St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans, $15 admission. Food, music, an Irish program, art items for all ages. Also, concert with Spencer Bohren, April 26, 7 p.m. Bohren plays Gospel, folk, blues and country music and will perform Hank Williams songs and other selections. Tickets: $15 includes three adult drinks. 482-0008; 524-8116.
ST. JUDE SPRING NOVENA, April 21-29. Guest speaker: Father Albert Haase, “When the Saints Come Marching In.” Shrine of St. Jude/Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 411 North Rampart, New Orleans. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Anointing of the sick after every Mass on Friday.
SURVIVING DIVORCE, Hope and Healing for Catholic Families, April 23, 6 p.m., with presenter Rose Sweet who provides practical help for divorced and separated Catholics experiencing the pain of divorce. Free. Notre Dame Seminary Schulte Auditorium, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. RSVP: 861-6243, email@example.com.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, 7 p.m. healing Mass, April 25, with 6 p.m. confession and adoration, followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition, benediction. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Celebrant: Dominican Father Mariano Velez.
Feast Day Mass, April 26, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1307 Louisiana Ave. Celebrant: Msgr. Christopher H. Nalty, pastor. The church was dedicated in 1894. 227-3793.
ST. ANN FAMILY FEAST, seafood and wild game cook-off, April 28, noon-6 p.m. Food, music, inflatables, 50/50 raffle. Free admission; food samples $2; kid-friendly food; corn hole tournament. Hosted by the Men’s Club. For team entries or sponsorships, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONK RUN, due to severe weather threats, the annual one-mile/5K run and walk at St. Joseph Abbey was postponed to April 28. 75376 River Road in Covington. All entry fees are non-refundable. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of Abbey forest. The 1-mile race begins at 8 a.m., while the 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration and number pickup begin at 6:45 a.m. A post-race picnic includes jambalaya, burgers, hot dogs, beverages provided by race sponsor Abita Brewing Company. Bring a chair, blanket for post-race celebration. Hand-made awards from Abbey monks given in several categories. Race day registration is $35, $20 for ages 16 and under, $30 for seniors 65 and over. Race-day entrants are not guaranteed T-shirt. (985) 893-3684, 460-2991.
ST. JOSEPH ABBEY, “A Day of Coronations,” free performance featuring Southeastern Louisiana University’s combined Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and the University Chorus and the Northshore Choral Society, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church, 75376 River Road in Covington. Details, call Southeastern at (985) 549-2184.
ST. GENEVIEVE, Fitness Ministry’s second annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser and silent auction, May 5, 3 p.m. Ladies encouraged to wear hats, and men to wear seersucker suits. email@example.com
ARCHBISHOP HANNAN HIGH, third annual Hawk Band Car Show (awards at 2 p.m.), Jambalaya cook-off and craft fair, April 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Concessions for sale, music, 50/50 raffle. Jambalaya can be sampled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. from cook-off teams for $10 a person. Jambalaya team winner earns $250 cash prize. Car registration day of show: $30. 71324 Louisiana 1077, Covington. (985) 951-9005, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Rain date: May 12.)
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, College of Business luncheon, May 4, noon-1 p.m., with reception at 11 a.m. JW Marriott, 614 Canal St., New Orleans. Speaker: Warner Thomas, president and CEO of Ochsner Health System. Honoring Fernando, Osmin, Jorge and Ricardo Rivera as recipients of the College of Business Young Alumni award; and Al Baumer, recipient of the Doc Laborde award for Ethical Entrepreneurship. $50 a seat. 861-5454.
UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, Kyle M. France, UHC’s board chair and president of Kehoe-France Inc., and The Libby-Dufour Fund received March 22 the university’s highest honor – the Spes Unica (One Hope) award given annually since 1982. It is the university’s motto and refers to the fact that the cross is humanity’s one hope and the unity found in the Holy Cross family. France is involved with many community organizations including the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED), Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center in New Orleans, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and The New Orleans Advocate Community Advisory Board. The Libby-Dufour Fund, a charitable foundation supporting education in New Orleans since 1952, was a charter inductee into “The Norman Family Society,” which salutes lifetime giving of $500,000 to $1 million to the University of Holy Cross.
ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, Jay Roth, head football coach at Archbishop Rummel High School, has been named athletic director for the 2018-19 school year. The announcement was made recently by Marc Milano, president/principal. As athletic director, Roth will continue to coach the Raider football team. A 1981 alumnus of Archbishop Rummel, Roth has completed 23 years as head coach of the Raider football team, won two state championships and 12 Catholic League championships. Prior to coaching at Rummel, he worked at Jesuit, Archbishop Shaw, East Ascension and East Jefferson. He is a 1985 graduate of Nicholls State University. Roth and his wife Karen have one son, Craig, who will be an eighth grader at Archbishop Rummel this fall.