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ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, Parent-Booster Club, monthly Rosary Prayer Group, May 8, 7:30 a.m. in the school chapel, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. Parents and grandparents are invited to attend. Coffee and donuts served after.
ST. RITA, Home and School Association (HSA)sponsors St. Rita’s Summer Olympics for kids May 11, starting at 12:30 p.m. in the schoolyard, 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. Each class will research and represent a country at the Olympics. The HSA will provide freeze pops and a medical professional at the trauma station. 737-0744.
BROTHER MARTIN, May 31, alumni, families, friends, invited to fourth annual “Marty Gras” benefit concert honoring the late, legendary drummer and 37-year Brother Martin Band director Marty Hurley. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; lineup begins at 6 p.m. Performances by Stanton Moore ’90 and Friends, Johnny Vidacovich ’67, Peabody (reunion show), Bucktown All-Stars. The Brother Martin Stage Band and Drumline open evening. VIP tickets: $125 with balcony seating, commemorative poster, drink coupons, food; $25 general admission. Advance tickets at Tipitina’s box office, tipitinas.com, Brother Martin Alumni Office, www.brothermartin.com/martygras. Proceeds benefit Marty Hurley Band Endowment at Brother Martin. 284-6700. The Marty Hurley Band Endowment honors musician, composer and master teacher Marty Hurley and is established in the St. Aloysius Century Foundation to support Brother Martin High School’s instrumental music program.
MOST HOLY TRINITY, May 7, Maryknoll affiliate Matt Rousso speaks on “Catholic Social Thought and the Care of God’s Creation.” The talk will feature a light dinner to be served starting at 6:45 p.m.; talk at 7:15 p.m. Babysitting provided for $20 refundable deposit in advance. (985) 892-0642. In the parish’s Family Life Center, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, (985) 892-0642.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR, May 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by St. Charles Borromeo Church in conjunction with CCRNO and music by Tongues of Fire. Parish’s Borromeo Room, 13396 River Road, Destrehan. Bring bag lunch, drinks provided. Pre-register: (985) 764-6383; www.scblittleredchurch.org.
20TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY ROSARY CRUSADE FOR LIFE, May 12, 9-10:30 a.m., at Planned Parenthood, 4636 South Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. 20 decades of rosary recited followed by guest speaker Margaret Murphy, RN, discussing the life-saving mission of Access Pregnancy Center and St. Vincent Maternity Program. Sponsored by Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling and Prayer Ministry, a ministry of the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Details: 460-9360, (985) 809-0773.
GARAGE/THRIFT SALE, May 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., St. David Catholic Church, parking lot, 5617 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. New and slightly used items for sale, concession stand. Vendor space available. Sponsored by the Evangelization team. 906-3608.
MUSIC OF FRENCH BAROQUE NEW ORLEANS, Krewe de Voix celebrates New Orleans’ 300th birthday with music from the French colonial period, including excerpts from the Ursuline Manuscript, Andre Campra’s Missa Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam and rarely heard chants from Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers’ Graduale Romanum of 1687. May 21, 7 p.m., Marigny Opera House, New Orleans. May 25, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans. Free admission; donations accepted. www.krewedevoix.com.
THE WOMAN I WAS CREATED TO BE, May 23, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., silent day of reflection with presenters Bonnie Chase, associate director of Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, and Charlene Rovira, spiritual director. To learn “the eternal originality of ‘woman’, just as God wanted her to be, a person for her own sake, who discovers herself by means of a sincere gift of self” (from Pope John Paul II, apostolic letter “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women,” 1988). Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Donation: $45. Bring Bible, journal, pen, brown-bag lunch; coffee, tea provided. Drinks sold at center or bring own. Register: 861-3254, http://asc.arch-no.org.
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, received $35,000 to fund its “Digital Humanities, Data Science, and Digital Justice Minor,” from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Connections grant program, an initiative designed to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Under direction of Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville, professor of education and College of Arts and Sciences dean, the grant will address long-term plans of the university and workforce development community needs. The minor in Digital Humanities, Data Science, and Digital Justice will teach students the humanistic tools of critique, appreciation and engagement with the by product of skills development in digital platforms used in businesses. The minor is steeped in Xavier’s mission as a Historically Black and Catholic University preparing students for leadership toward a more just and humane society.
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OUR LADY OF THE WAY SPIRITUAL CENTER, retreat for men and women, “To Live No Longer as An Orphaned,” but son and daughter in the house of the Father, with Father Philip Scott, founder of Family of Jesus the Healer order, May 18-20, 503 Antioch Road, Tickfaw, Louisiana. Details/registration: ourladyoftheway.org. (985) 402-3095.
ST. CLARE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, May 25-27, rides, food, arts and crafts, music. Hours: May 25, 5-10 p.m. with military tribute and music by Got Groove Band; May 26: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with 5K race at 8 a.m., classic car show from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Elvis impersonator from 1-3 p.m., and Category 6 band from 7-9:30 p.m.; May 27, noon-10 p.m. with Bay Ratz Marching Battery from 1-2 p.m., Ross Grisham from 2-4:30 p.m., and the 3 C’s band from 7-9 p.m. and fireworks. 236 South Beach Blvd., Waveland, Mississippi. (228) 467-9275.