Calendar – May 26, 2018

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May 29-July 15


PEACE PRAYER WALK, monthly walk in neighborhoods sponsored by the Office of Justice and Peace, Office of Racial Harmony and Isaiah 43 Program. May 29, 6 p.m., St. Augustine Parish, 1210 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans. Rain date: May 31. 310-8772. 

DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION OF NEW ORLEANS BENEFIT, “Sippin’ in the Courtyard,” May 30, 5-8 p.m. Maison Dupuy, 1001 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Happy hour drink specials, specialty plates, raffle prizes. Learn about the Krewe of Hotel Dieu that honors those with connections to the historic Hotel Dieu Hospital (by birth, employment, etc.). Live music by Tim Laughlin. Limited free parking, 1001 Toulouse St. Details: 212-9544,

FOUNDER’S DAY MASS, June 1, 6 p.m., celebrating the 54th anniversary of St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Metairie. Those living and deceased who helped build the faith community in the parish will be remembered. After Mass, the Eddy Awards will be presented at a dinner in the cafeteria. West Metairie Avenue at Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Also, Vacation Bible School registration due by June 1 at Bible school dates are: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $30 a child. High school students needing volunteer hours are welcomed. Call 888-6353 or email

ST. PETER, Covington, the St. Peter Teen Choir, an all-female choral group, hosts a prayer concert, “His Abundant Graces,” June 2 at 6:30 p.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. The concert celebrates, in thanksgiving to God, the 175th anniversary of St. Peter Parish. This evening of prayer through song is free. Details: call St. Peter rectory at (985) 892-2422.

DAMEANS, 50th reunion concert, June 3, 3-5 p.m. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Ursuline Academy Auditorium, 2635 State St. (at Willow Street), New Orleans. These Catholic musicians, who formed in 1968 while students at Notre Dame Seminary, composed and recorded albums of liturgical music. Current members are Darryl Ducote, Mike Balhoff, Paul “Buddy” Ceasar, Gary Ault and Gary Daigle. Tickets: $30, online at, 267-9600.

ST. ALPHONSUS, presents Robert G. Zanca, organist, in a free concert featuring the historic 1860 Simmons and Wilcox organ and church’s 1971 Dutch organ at St. Mary’s Assumption Church,  June 3, 3 p.m.  2030 Constance St., New Orleans.  

STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY, a special Mass celebrated June 7 at 6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4401 7th St., Marrero.  If you can’t attend, email/private message Respect Life Office for prayer intentions offered for you.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH, book signing June 3, after the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses, by Anthony Maranise, professor of religious studies at the University of Memphis. He wrote “Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer and Christian Spirituality.” 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL CHOIR and the Office of Black Catholic Ministries will present a spring concert June 3 at 3 p.m. at Corpus Christi- Epiphany Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. A love offering will be collected to support the operation of the choir.

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, feast of the Sacred Heart special liturgy, June 8, 7 p.m., with opportunity to be consecrated to the Sacred Heart and a sign-up for your family’s home to be enthroned in the Sacred Heart. Confession available beginning at 6 p.m. St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge.

BLESSED FRANCIS SEELOS, 3037 Dauphine St., New Orleans, garage sale, June 9-10, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

JESUIT, 26th annual Blue Jay fishing rodeo, June 16. Registration deadline: June 13, 5 p.m., and includes a dri-fit long-sleeve shirt, a chance at prizes, entertainment for kids food. Participants may begin fishing June 15 at 6 a.m. and can fish anywhere without territorial limits. Details:

ST. JOHN BOSCO, annual rummage sale sponsored by the Women’s Society of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey.  Items to be sold include clothing, shoes, household items, holiday decorations, furniture, jewelry, toys, linens, plants, tools, books and more.  Sweets and drinks available for purchase.

JUNE RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, with a focus on end-of-life issues, June 19, 6:30 p.m., St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, St. Jane Center, 70420 Maple St, Abita Springs. Speaker: Mary Kantlehner of Angels’ Place, a local organization providing help for families of children with terminal illnesses. 

CRISTO SANA GALA, 10th annual Pontifical Mission Society’s Christ the Healer Medical Mission gala and auction, June 22, 7-9 p.m., celebrating 25 years of medical, dental and eye clinics in Granada. Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Honoring in memoriam Marianite Sister Mary Bertilla McNeely. Special guests: The Angels. Electronic bidding via cell phone or with volunteers working the boards for live and silent auctions. Review items and bid in the auction at: Tickets online: $65. Details, call 527-5774, visit,

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL OF NEW ORLEANS (CCRNO), annual Day of Refreshment for Women, June 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s gym, 531 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Theme: “We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight” with speakers Patti Mansfield and Kim Lukinovich; praise leaders Andi Oney and Denise Beyer; and testimonies from Janice Charbonnet, Mary Lukinovich. Cost: $30 includes lunch. Music by Mercy Beaucoup. Register online at by June 20, noon, to order lunch. On-site registration accepted but no lunch guaranteed.  828-1368, visit


CABRINI, Pamela Stacy Delord, a 1963 graduate and first Student Body President at Cabrini, named annual “Alumna of the Year” of Cabrini High School for 2018.  “Pam truly lives Cabrini High School’s mantra of ‘Respect, Excellence and Service,’” said president Jack Truxillo. She has dedicated 55 years of service and was part of the initial meeting with Mother Aloysius Almerico, founding principal, when starting the Alumnae Association. Delord was instrumental, along with the Missionary Sisters and her classmates, in the creation of most of Cabrini’s symbols still practiced today. Delord also belongs to St. Vincent Infant and Maternity Guild, where she actively supports Catholic Charities by donating infant supplies and attends several yearly events benefitting ACCESS Pregnancy.

MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY earned the 2018 Innovation in Catholic Education Award for Technology Integration from Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine. The national award was announced at the NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association) Conference April 4 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mount Carmel Academy was honored for an interdisciplinary project where the 3D Animation, Acting and Creative Writing classes collaborated to create short animated films. Denna Cheramie, assistant principal; Sister Camille Anne Campbell, president; Beth Ann Simno, principal; and Geoffrey Philabaum, director of Academic Innovation, were presented with the award and a check for $1,000.


TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC) MOVEMENT, annual gathering at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center, Baton Rouge, July 13-15, 2018. TEC members meet for fellowship, round-table discussions, speakers, resources, prayer, networking to strengthen their spirituality and bring back tools/resources to their local TEC communities. Keynote speaker: renowned presenter Mike Patin focusing on the theme, “Come to the Table.” Registration/details:

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