Calendar – July 7, 2018

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July 9-Aug. 3


SHELTER DOCUMENTARY, being shown at St. Charles Borromeo Church’s Borromeo Room, July 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments follow. The documentary filmed at Covenant House, depicts authentic situations of young people as they seek help and hope and highlights society’s failure to address mental health, substance abuse and other educational, emotional and physical abuses that affect teens and young adults. Covenant House director Jim Kelly will discuss the agency’s mission, accomplishments and how people can help. 13396 River Road, Destrehan. Presented by the parish’s Respect Life and Social Justice ministries. (985) 764-6383; View film trailer at

NAIM, Kenner/St. Philip Neri chapter, meeting July 11, 7 p.m., with speaker Dr. Marc Matrana discussing the “lost” plantations. He is author of “Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks” and “Lost Plantation of the South” and is working on a third book. Members also will meet for lunch July 25 at 1 a.m. at Perrin’s Restaurant, 2216 Hickory Ave., Harahan. $17 a person includes entrée, dessert, beverage, tax and tip. Deadline for lunch is July 18. Call 454-0485. 

JULY RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, focus on Conscience Protection, July 12, 6:30 p.m. Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington. Speaker Debbie Shinskie, Archdiocesan Respect Life Committee, discusses Conscience Protection and life issues.

PEACE MASS, sponsored by St. Rita’s Mary Group and MIR, July 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Celebrant: Oblate Father Richard Sudlik, director, Oblate Mission Center, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Confessions: 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 

FEAST OF ST. HENRY, 29th annual Mass and reunion, July 14, 3 p.m., 812 General Pershing St. Reunion party follows Mass until 7 p.m. at Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons at Annunciation streets. Free shuttle to party from church. Food, snowballs, soft drinks, beer, water. Free, but donations accepted. 891-3410.

COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, quarterly Mass, July 15, 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church (St. Alphonsus Parish), 923 Josephine St., New Orleans. 

MEN’S EMMAUS RETREAT, July 20-22, Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.  The retreat begins 5 p.m., July 20, ends after 5:30 p.m. Mass July 22. Round-trip transportation provided from St. Dominic Church.  481-0411. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, St. Francis Xavier’s Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School “God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride!” July 30-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, with Bible stories, music, games and crafts for ages 4 -11.  Fee: $45. St. Francis Xavier cafeteria and parish center. Registration is complete when form with non-refundable fee is submitted to: St. Francis Xavier 444 Metairie Road,  Metairie, LA  70005. Details:  834-0348; fax: 837-8735.

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, one-day training retreat for those interested in becoming a facilitator for the three-part Ignatian prayer series in small groups within Catholic church parishes. This is training for Part I, “Praying Christian Virtues,” conducted in a retreat setting and discernment atmosphere. Aug. 4, 8 a.m-4 p.m., St. Pius Catholic Church’s multipurpose room, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Bring a sack lunch, drinks, snacks. There is no registration fee, but registration is required. Call Dianne Caverly, 283-9292. Download a registration form at


ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry, annual Memorial Mass July 12, 6 p.m., at church, 3924 Derbigny St. in Metairie. The deceased from the parish and support group members recognized during the service. Loved ones encouraged to bring a small remembrance of the deceased to place on a table near altar. Personal items must be collected same day. A reception follows Mass.

ST. PETER CLAVER, annual Sistah Friend Luncheon, “What’s in Your Closet” July 14, noon-3 p.m. hosted by the parish’s Nia Imani ministry. 1020 North Prieur St., New Orleans. $30 a person or $300 for a table of 10. Those 16 and older are encouraged to participate and wear their best hat. Call the parish office at 822-8059.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH/ST. JUDE SHRINE, 411 Rampart St., New Orleans. 525-1551. Summer Novena Schedule – July 21-29; “Not Only Blessed But Divinely Favored.” Speaker is Oblate Father David Munoz. Weekdays – 7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m.; Sundays:  7:30 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Anointing of the sick on Friday July 27 after each Mass.


ARCHBISHOP SHAW, class of 1978 reunion, July 21, 7-11 p.m., Shaw High School, Marrero. RSVP: or call 812-3904.

ST. RITA, Home and School Association (Harahan), uniform swap, now through Aug. 3, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-noon, school gym, 194 Ravan Ave.  The Uniform Swap gives families a way to trade outgrown uniforms. Details: school office at 737-0744.


SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER, seeks those interested in living a secular Franciscan life based on St. Francis of Assisi’s holy simplicity, peace and joy. Details: Pat Crotty Palmer, OFS, servant minister of St. Teresa of Avila Fraternity in New Orleans. 430-0905, 

ST. JOSEPH RESTORATION COMMITTEE, seeks rummage sale donations in conjunction with the Gretna Citywide Yard sale Oct. 13. Needed are: household Items, holiday decorations, furniture, jewelry, religious articles, toys, tools, books, linens (no sheets or mattresses), CDs/DVDs/Vinyl Records (33 1/3 or 45) (no electronics), clothing (laundered and in good condition), shoes and purses (in good condition), vintage clothing and accessories, formalwear, prom dresses. Donations accepted on Wednesdays through September from 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph gym, Newton at 7th Streets (knock at the first double doors on the Newton Street side.)  Details or to schedule a pick-up of large items: Debbie Swiler, 361-0619.

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