Calendar – June 23, 2018

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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, 7 p.m. healing Mass, June 27, with 6 p.m. confession and adoration followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition and benediction. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. Celebrant: Father Mariano Velez.

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, holds an “Evening of Prayer and Praise in Song” with a Gospel concert by St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Music ministry, June 29, 7 p.m., followed by a reception in St. Mary’s Hall. 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. This event continues St. Peter’s 175th anniversary year. Free admission; free-will offering accepted. (985) 892-2422. 

NEW ORLEANS CHILDREN’S CHORUS, hosts 19th annual Crescent City Choral Festival, June 29- July 3. Final free concert July 2, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St. The New Orleans Children’s Chorus is a nationally renowned youth choral music education program with three choirs for singers ages 5-16 and an alumni chorus. In 1999, NOCC founded this festival to support itself and contribute to local tourism.  Details on NOCC: 482-2883.

ST. ANN CHURCH AND SHRINE, novena July 18 – 26 with native New Orleanian Franciscan Father Albert Haase.  Weekday Masses at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. with reconciliation before and after Mass.  July 21, 10 a.m. Mass with the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, followed by St. Ann novena. Sewing Seams of Faith Ministry will distribute prayer blankets after the Mass to those in need. Reconciliation with private confession before and after Mass. Sunday Masses: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.; July 24: adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Father Haase is a former missionary in China, an award-winning author of nine books on popular spirituality and presenter on four bestselling DVDs. Visit: or view a video at Details: 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie.

ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA CAMP,”Jump n’ Jive Juliet!” musical featuring young actors, July 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; July 22, 2 p.m. Tickets: $4 for children, $7 for adults, $10 reserved seating. Reservations: 382-5481 or email Secondly, St. Philip Players present “Out of the Frying Pan,” Aug. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 5, 1 p.m. Features local actors Leon Contavesprie, Taryn Vinet, Peter Gabb, Paul Bello, Katie Bancroft, Mary Burns, Joseph Arrigo, Gabrielle Falgoust, Virginia Falgoust, Dennis Gerarve, Spencer Davis and Stephen Occhipinti. Directed by Stacy Taliancich Randall. Tickets: $5 for children, $8 for adults general admission; $10 reserved seats. Reservations: email or call 427-3340. Both productions at St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie.

ROSARYVILLE, St. Dominic’s Men’s Emmaus Retreat at Rosaryville in Ponchatoula, July 20-22, based on Scripture passage “The appearance on the road to Emmaus” (Luke 24: 13-35). Retreat begins at 5 p.m. Friday and ends after 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday. Round-trip transportation provided from St. Dominic Church. Details: Norman Madere, 481-0411; David Drude, (985) 974-0657; Johnny Fisk, 427-6601.

JEWEL OF MADISONVILLE, St. Anselm’s 11th annual gala and auction. July 21, patron party at 6 p.m., gala at 7 p.m. Over 50 restaurants, live and silent auctions, car raffle, Groovy 7 band performs. The Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. $50, Sponsorships available. 845-7342,; call parish office, (985) 845-7342.

SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, 11th annual diocesan-wide event for married couples, July 28, 7-9:30 p.m. Mid City Lanes Rock ‘N Bowl on South Carrollton. Sponsored by Willwoods. Guest speakers: Dr. Chris and Christine Baglow, with live music from “Piece of Cake,” food, drinks and bowling. Tickets: 830-3716.

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, free facilitator training retreat using Ignatian prayer series, for those interested in deepening their prayer life and helping others deepen theirs, Aug. 4, St. Pius X Parish. Conducted in a discernment atmosphere and a retreat setting. To register or for details:, 283-9292. 

IN-HOME MARRIAGE PREPARATION, mentor couple training for potential marriage preparation mentor couples for In-Home Marriage Preparation program written by Jan and Lloyd Tate, Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary Pastoral Center in New Orleans. Cost: $125 a couple. Couples can either register themselves or be registered by their parish at:

SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY annual “Heavenly Host of Stars Gala,” Aug. 12, Hyatt Regency New Orleans., 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Special guest: Jeffrey Osborne. Patron party 5:30-6:45 p.m.; concert 7 p.m.  Tickets: $125; sponsorships starting at $300. Call the Sisters of the Holy Family Development office at 241-3088 or visit Proceeds benefit the nuns’ retirement fund and their ministries.


ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association  hosts day of Pro-Life activities and prayer for ages 8-12 on June 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1004 Cheval Place, Kenner. Details: Angela Gorman, 812-6786; Jamee Meisner, 460-3832.

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

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL CO-OPERATIVE CLUBS, hosts a new club presidents’ open house for presidents from local Catholic elementary and secondary schools, July 9, 6-8 p.m., St. Angela Merici Parish office, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. RSVP by July 6 to Judith Nussbaum, 451-5704 or


RETROUVAILLE, a Catholic-church-sponsored program designed to provide help and support to married couples who are undergoing difficulties in their relationship, will hold its next retreat weekend  July 6-8, at the William J. Kelly Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Retrouvaille is open to couples of all faiths and has proven helpful to couples who are troubled and stressed, or if the relationship has grown cold and distant. Details: Call the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 861-6243 or visit

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