Calendar – June 9, 2018

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LOUISIANA OVATION VOCAL ENSEMBLE, spring concert, “The Wonderful World of Disney,”  June 10, 3 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo School Gym, 13396 River Road, Destrehan. Children may dress as their favorite Disney prince and princess. 

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, 50th priestly ordination reception, for Josephite Father Joseph Doyle, June 10, 10 a.m. Mass, St. Francis Xavier Church. Reception follows in St. Joseph Hall. Also, Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond and reception to honor Father Andrew Taormina on his retirement as pastor, June 16, 4 p.m. Music begins at 3:30 p.m.; reception follows in gym, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. 

PEOPLES HEALTH WELLNESS PROGRAM, June 11, 10 a.m. registration; 90-minute class at 10:30 a.m.: “Couponing Secrets and Strategies” with speaker: Jalyne Landry. Rouquette Lodge, 4300 Hwy. 22, Mandeville. Reservations needed before class; Also, June 15: “Diabetes and Healthy Nutrition” with Shantell Rounds, MN, RN, CDE, at Wynhoven Apartments, 4600 10th St., Marrero. Registration 12:30 p.m.; lecture 1 p.m. Reservation deadline: June 4. And June 28, music therapy with speaker Carly Carrone, St. John Berchmans Manor, 3400 St. Anthony Ave., New Orleans. Registration: 12:30 p.m.; class 1 p.m. Reservation deadline: June 26.  Free, open to public. Details on any of events: 1-800-561-4127, or

ABBEY ART WORKS, at St. Joseph Abbey, summer art workshops: “The Art of Illumination” weekend workshop, June 15, 6:30-9 p.m.; June 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; June 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $210 (includes supplies). Instructor Lyn Taylor; “Leonardo’s Legacy: Painting, Science and the Life of the Soul,” six weeks, Wednesdays, June 27-Aug. 1, 1-4 p.m., $400 (includes supplies). Teaches Atelier method from the beginning in “Landscape and Cityscape Painting Class in Pastels” weekend workshop with Alan Flattmann, June 29-July 1. Tuition: $300; lodging, meals available in Christian Life Center, $225 a person. (985) 809-6332. Details: contact Abbey Art Works, (985) 789-6889,

CANCER SUPPORT MINISTRY, Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church,  inaugural meeting, June 20, Piovan Hall, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. Gatherings will offer spiritual support through prayer, open discussion about one’s own personal experiences and challenges, community resources available and ways to support one another. Speakers may be invited
to lend professional ideas on topics such as nutrition, spiritual guidance, chemo and side effects. Goal is to offer opportunities for sharing in a warmhearted, understanding atmosphere. (985) 652-2615 

BOBBY SCHINDLER, brother of the late Terri Schiavo, presents, “Why Terri’s Life Still Matters,” June 20, 6:30 p.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, Covington June 20. Schindler’s life took a dramatic turn in February 1990 when his sister, Terri, collapsed and was left with a profound brain injury. Her estranged husband sought court permission to starve and dehydrate her to death. Schindler will discuss why Terri’s legacy still matters today. Parental discretion is advised for younger teens and children due to subject matter. Free event sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life with St. Tammany Right to Life and St. Peter Catholic Church.  835-6520.

ST. PETER, 175th anniversary celebration concert, June 29, 7 p.m. featuring the Gospel Choir from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Marrero. Reception follows in St. Mary’s Hall. A free-will offering taken. Details: (985) 892-2422.

SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, June 30, 6 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet. “Cruisin’ the Caribbean” for married couples with speaker couple Eddie and Gina Bergeron. Will-call tickets at the door. Call 259-8929 before June 25. Casual cruise attire encouraged.

ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, annual fundraising gala, “Jazzin’ on the River: A Celebration of Family,” June 30, aboard the Steamboat Natchez, from 6:30-9 p.m. Dinner, drinks, dancing, family entertainment. Tickets: $50 adults; $25 young adults (age 20 and under), children. The Society raffles (10) $100 gift cards to restaurants for $20 a chance (winner announced at gala). For gala or raffle tickets, call 940-5031. 

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, coffee and donuts July 1 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, in community center. Blood drive June 10, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in community center. 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe. 


ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association will host a gently used uniform sale on June 12, 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Questions, 812-6786, 460-3832. 

ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club-sponsored sixth annual St. Dominic Fishing Rodeo, June 22-23. Details:


GARRET ORGERON JR. was presented the St. Rosalie Men’s Club Service Award May 20 for his service to his school, church, parish and community. He is a graduate of St. Rosalie School and will advance to a Catholic high school, Jesuit, in the fall.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, new Parents’ Club executive board for 2018-19: Stacey Carrone, president; Amy Labbe, vice president; Joel Whalen, corresponding secretary;  Daryl Dabella, recording secretary; Stephanie Karmoukos, treasurer.

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