Calendar – April 28, 2018

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April 29-May 21


ST. THERESA OF AVILA, with the New Orleans chapter of the Organ Historical Society, organ recital “The Leipzig Connection,” by organist Bruce Stevens. April 29, 3 p.m. 1404 Erato St., New Orleans. Open to public.

ST. ANGELA MERICI, Ladies Auxiliary Hawaiian-themed meeting, May 1, 7 p.m., Kern Center (gym). Music, refreshments, baby diapers collection for ACCESS Pregnancy. Annual luncheon, May 8 at Southern Yacht Club. Reservations by May 3.

ST. GENEVIEVE Fitness Ministry, second annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser and silent auction, May 5,  3 p.m. 

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, feast day Mass, May 10, 7 p.m., candlelight rosary led by parish ministries in  parking lot. Light refreshments in Piovan Parish Hall. 1900 Greenwood Dr., LaPlace. (985) 652-2615.

ST. LUKE, Men’s Club 27th annual golf tournament, May 11, noon registration/lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start. $75 donation includes green fee, cart, beverages, “Closest to the Hole” and “Longest Drive” contests, unlimited mulligan raffle ($5 ticket), 50/50 raffle, dinner, prizes; $100 hole sponsorships. Brian Clavin, Men’s Club president 579-2042, email

HOLY NAME OF JESUS, Jesuit Father James Martin, speaks on “Encountering Jesus: Meeting the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith,” May 11, 7 p.m. Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. He is America magazine editor, media commentator and New York Times bestselling author of the “Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.” 

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, second annual nine-day Holy Spirit Novena May 11-19 with praise/worship and confession at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. May 11: Father Sidney Speaks, St. Matthew the Apostle, and Jamie Diliberto and Tongues of Fire; May 12: Father Alex Guzman of St. Margaret Mary and Leslie Bertucci and music by NoLoudRocks Band; May 13: Oblate Father Tony Rigoli, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Donna Guidry and the Sacred Heart Choir; May 14: Father Jeffrey Montz, Notre Dame Seminary with music by Rita West; May 15: Archbishop Gregory Aymond with music by Linden Uter; May 16-17: Father Philip Scott with Collin MacIver (May 16) and Vince Vicidomina and the St. John of the Cross Choir (May 17); May 18: a Mass and healing service with Father Jose Viola of Christ the King Monastery in Alabama with music by Schneideau, St. Cyr, Brewer and Bauer; May 19: Father Gil Martin with Emily and Christian Strickland providing music. 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe. 577-6652.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, car show sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella, May 19, 6-9 p.m., schoolyard. Car pre-registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt, freebies; $30 day of show. Cars of all ages, food, prizes. Free admission. 460-6014,


MAGNIFICAT, West St. Tammany chapter ministry for Catholic women, breakfast, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict Plantation. Speaker Casey Sprehe. National service committee member of the Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans. Tickets are $15. (985) 974-1782. Also, “Life in the Spirit” seminar May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe. Speakers: Larry and Andi Oney of Hope and Purpose Ministries. Bring lunch. Free-will offering taken. 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 3, noon-1 p.m., themed “Pray for America: Unity, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” from Ephesians 4:3. Leaders from several local churches, including Deacon Tommy Lotz from St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Metairie, will participate. 1801 Williams Blvd., Kenner. In case of rain, event moves to Verbo Church, 2601 Florida Ave. in Kenner. Sponsored by Louisiana Aglow International.

BLESSING OF DES ALLEMANDS FISHING FLEET, May 6, noon-3 p.m., Hwy. 90, Bayou Des Allemands. Awards given for best decorated boat, etc. Details: (985) 559-2794 or St. Gertrude Church (985) 758-7542.

MAY RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, “Hope and Healing after Abortion,” May 7, 6:30 p.m., St. Alphonsus Parish’s Seelos Center, 2030 Constance St., New Orleans with Pam Richard, Rachel’s Vineyard team member presenting.

GUARDIAN ANGEL AWARD GALA, annual Project Lazarus event with live and silent auctions, cocktail hour, three-course meal, awards ceremony, May 11, 6:30 p.m., Ace Hotel New Orleans. Honoring 2018 Guardian Angels Maryam Bahman and Angie Bowlin. Black-tie optional, 949-3609, ext. 503, $175 a ticket.

THE EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD, presented by The Real Presence Association, Inc., May 11, 3-7 p.m.; May 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 13, 9 a.m.-noon. Special show of more than 100 posters documenting extraordinary miraculous events involving the Eucharist that have been recognized by local bishops. St. Dominic Gym. 482-4156, 758-9290. 

MAGNIFICAT WESTBANK, Catholic Women Prayer Breakfast. Guest speaker Kitty Cleveland, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon. Café Hope at Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Country Club Drive, Gretna. Breakfast, prayer/praise, personal testimony. Tickets: $20 by May 7, Westbank Religious Supply House (341-6558) or call  913-4903. 

RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT, healing the hurt after abortion, May 18-20, with facilitators Pam Richard and Donna Scheuermann and priest facilitator Dominican Father David Seid. $190 a person. Details: 460-9360,


ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club spring installation dinner is May 1 where the following 2018-19 board members will be installed: Carrey Britsch and Lindsay Munson, co-presidents; Natalie Sander and Kristi Simon, co-presidents elect; Michelle McKeon, Tori O’Hara, Alex Kless and Danielle Bellina, vice presidents; Ann Ferris and Dionne West, corresponding secretaries; Maris Rovira and Jade Bagley, recording secretaries; treasurer Jessica Reese; Amanda Aucoin and Katie Voorhies, parliamentarians. 

ST. ANN, school band spring music concert, May 3, 7 p.m., gym, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Men’s Club meeting May 21, 7 p.m.

ARCHBISHOP SHAW, 2018 Hall of Fame Gala, May 11, 7-8 p.m., patron party and induction ceremony; main event 8-11 p.m. Crystal Palace Ballroom, Harvey. Music by Band of Gold, open bar, dining, dancing, silent and live auctions, mobile bidding. Individual tickets are $100, or $125 patron party., 340-6727.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), general meeting, May 7, 9:30 a.m. Mass, May crowning, new officer installation, Archbishop Chapelle High, 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Refreshments follow; fundraising vendors give information; incoming presidents will receive a complimentary “Guidelines for an Extraordinary Year” handout. 2018-2020 CCSCC officers are  Cindy Wooderson, president; Judith Nussbaum, first vice president; Roxanne Valenti, second vice president; Michelle Dennis, recording secretary; Kim Heller, corresponding secretary; Jamie Moore, treasurer. 837-2790.


ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, The Sister Mary Veronica Miceli, O.P., 2018 Dominican Laity annual retreat 2018, May 4-6, retreat master: Dominican Father Phillip Neri Powell. Theme: “Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical: Deus caritas est.” Two-night stay: $190 a person single occupancy; $150 a person double occupancy. $85 meals only (commuters). Dominican Jo Ann Cotterman,, 975-7703. Rosaryville’s Family Day, May 12, with Nun Run, Anything Goes Cook-off with music by Harvey Jesus and Fire. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center,, (225) 294-5039,

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