Calendar – May 19, 2018

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May 20- July 8


SUMMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (SERVE), Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is offering a summer service program, for incoming freshmen through seniors. Participants can earn 12-32 hours of community service. $15, non-refundable registration includes a T-shirt. Contact Shannon Murphy, at 310-6962 or register online at

ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH, Junior Purple Knights Youth summer camp, four sessions, June 4-29, open to boys in grades 4-7. Sports, water games, fitness, arts and crafts, music, field trips, etc. $175 a week, plus $30 registration fee that includes a camp T-shirt. Camp is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Before- and after-care flat-rate available (before care from 7:15-7:45 a.m.; after care from 3:15-5 p.m.). Register May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the dining hall. Call 512-0878, 944-2424 or visit

CORPUS CHRISTI, nine-day novena celebrating the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, May 25-June 2. Visit the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament site, (go to prayers then scroll to Corpus Christi Novena 2018 for prayers and reflections).


ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, special RCIA celebration on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. Mass with reception following in Piovan Parish Hall, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. For those who have completed the RCIA program. RSVP to the parish office (985) 652-2615.

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, Women’s Scripture Study, four-session course, “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible,” with Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer through Ascension Press. Thursdays, noon-2 p.m., June 7, 14, 21, 28, St. Peter’s Upper Room, 318 Jefferson Ave., Covington. Register by May 24 for materials for first session. Details: Also 23rd annual Feast of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) Solemn Mass followed by a eucharistic procession June 3, 11:30 a.m. Holy Mass and procession of faith. Reserved seating available for religious; special litanies prayed in church for those who can’t walk in procession. (985) 892-2422.

TERESIAN SISTERS, 16th annual “ROCK ‘N’ BOWLARAMA,” June 3, 6-9 p.m., at “Rock ‘N” Bowl, 3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Proceeds used for the care of retired and elderly sisters, their ministries and to cover repairs of their flooded retreat center. Bowling, live music by the Cypress band, food prizes, silent auction.Tickets: $30 available at the door. Details, call Teresian Sister Isabel Ordono, (985) 893-1470, 915-0000.

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, June 8, Mass at 7 p.m. An opportunity to be consecrated to the Sacred Heart and a sign-up for your family’s home to be enthroned in the Sacred Heart. Reconciliation will be available starting at 6 p.m.  St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge.

WOMEN IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION (WINE), a national organization focused on encouraging women in their Catholic faith, second New Orleans conference themed: “Anchor of Hope,” June 9, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mass St. Angela Merici in Metairie. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond. Praise and worship music, food, fellowship, meetings within prayer teams, confession, eucharistic adoration, local vendors and ministries. Speakers: ValLimar Jansen, an inspirational/catechetical speaker, singer, composer and recording artist; Renee Bondi, a motivational speaker, who shares her journey as a quadriplegic in bringing the hope of Jesus to all; and New Orleans native, singer/songwriter, music minister and recording artist Lorraine Hess. Tickets: $55, includes a box lunch, if purchased before May 9. After early-bird deadline, tickets are $65 a person. Tickets for religious sisters or consecrated are $25; sponsorships available. Register online:, (985) 807-5666.

NAIM, June 13, 7 p.m., NAIM/SPN/Kenner conference of widows and widowers, candlelight recitation of the rosary in St. Philip’s Parishioners Center, conducted by the Legion of Mary from Divine Mercy Parish, Kenner.
Refreshments served following a short NAIM meeting. Information, 888-1835.

MAGNIFICAT, ministry to Catholic women, breakfast June 16, 9 a.m.-noon, with speaker and singer/musician Kitty Cleveland. Best Western Plus (Landmark Hotel), Chateau Ballroom, 16th floor, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. $22 check or mail, $23 online through June 13. Send check payable to Magnificat Metairie to Jane Margavio, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, LA 70062. No tickets sold at door. 833-3562.

LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL, June 22, 5-11 p.m.; June 23, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and June 24, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Food: catfish platters (catfish and white beans), catfish boulettes, seafood gumbo with potato salad, jambalaya, shrimp po-boys, catfish po-boys, hotdogs, hamburgers, French fries, nachos and cheese, chili Fritos, snowballs, homemade cakes, crafts, rides. Weekend ride bracelets are $55 or $25 a day. Live music: June 22, 7-11 p.m., 90 Degrees West. June 23, noon-3 p.m., Tet Dur; 3-6 p.m., Brad Sapia; 7-11 p.m., Ryan Foret & Foret Traditions. June 24, noon-3 p.m., Shot Time; 4-8 p.m., Aaron Foret. St. Gertrude Church, 17324 Hwy. 631, Des Allemands. (985) 758-7542,

HISPANIC APOSTOLATE, Archdiocese of New Orleans, hosts a “Welcome Back to School” fundraising event June 22 at the Sheraton Hotel in the Galleria. Proceeds will go to the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Program. 467-2550.

ST. PHILIP NERI, on July 1, the parish’s Mass schedule will change to 4 p.m. (Saturday Vigil); Sundays at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie.



RETROUVAILLE, to support to married couples undergoing relationship, next couples’ weekend, July 6-8 at the William J. Kelly Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Sponsored by the Catholic Church, Retrouvaille is open to couples of all faiths. Details: Office of Marriage and Family Life, 861-6243 or visit the website at


ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, presented the “Alumna of the Year” award to the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett (DHS 1990) who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in November 2017, as a person who instills Christian moral values while urging the practice of ethical behaviors as demonstrated through her dedication to family, public service or career.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC) recently elected 2018-20 officers at its May 7 general meeting. Officers are Cindy Wooderson, president; Judith Nussbaum, first vice president; Roxanne Valenti, second vice president; Jamie Moore, treasurer; Michelle Dennis, recording secretary; Kim Heller, corresponding secretary; Fern Carr, immediate past president.



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