Calendar – July 21, 2018

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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, 7 p.m. healing Mass, July 25, with 6 p.m. confession and adoration, followed by Mass, healing service, eucharistic exposition,  benediction. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, hosts “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m., Lycee Francais Cafeteria, 5951 Patton St, New Orleans. Free parking available behind the building. Speaker topics include: “End of Life Decision Making” with Sister Marie Noel of Notre Dame Hospice; “Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning” with    Gregory S. LaCour of Blue Williams, LLP; “Charitable Giving Considerations” by Josephine Everly of The Catholic Foundation. Additional booths: Catholic Cemeteries, Christopher Homes, St. Francis of Assisi’s Respect Life Committee and its Senior Associates, who will provide snacks and refreshments.

MOST HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, continuing series on Catholic Social Thought,  Aug. 6, Father José Lavastida, STD, pastor of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, will speak on the “Dignity of Life: From Conception to Natural Death. “ The talk will be held at Most Holy Trinity Church Family Life Center. A light dinner will be served starting at 6:45 p.m., and the talk will begin at 7:15 p.m. There is no cost. Babysitting will be provided upon reservation and a $20 refundable deposit at the church (985) 892-0642.  Most Holy Trinity is located at 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington. (985) 892-0642.

ST. PHILIP NERI, as of July 1, the first two Sunday Masses have changed to 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Remaining the same are the Saturday 4 p.m. Vigil and the Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Masses. 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. 887-5535.


ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club of New Orleans second line uniform exchange, July 25, 3-6 p.m., cafeteria. Parents may exchange gently used uniform items or purchase items at a low cost. Details:, 421-7349.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club used uniform sale, July 29, 8 a.m.-noon, Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME SCHOOL, special Mass celebrating 50 years of Catholic education, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Tours of school and reception in the gym after Mass. West Esplanade at Cleary avenues, Metairie. 


HOPE AND FAITH CANCER SUPPORT MINISTRY, for those living with cancer in the River Parishes, meeting July 25, 6:30 p.m.,  Ascension of Our Lord Catholic School library, 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Details: (985) 652-2615.

Knights of Columbus, New Orleans Metro chapter sponsors relief benefit, July 29, 6:30 p.m., to help brother Knights and others affected by Hawaii volcanic eruptions. Mid-City Lanes Rock-N-Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Free bowling, gift basket raffles, food and drinks sold, music by DJ Rockin’ Ron. Proceeds presented to the Hawaiian state deputy Aug. 5 at the Supreme Convention. Donate online at, or on Facebook at Knights of Columbus Louisiana State Council. Online registration:   $20; $25 at the door. Wear best Hawaiian outfit.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION HEALTHCARE TRAINING, for those already trained through Office of Worship who want to serve in a hospital, nursing home or in hospice. Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 13396 River Road, Destrehan; Aug. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Anselm Parish, Madisonville. Space limited; register at: or call 227-3606. 

RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, Focus on Capital Punishment/Mercy Behind Bars, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Church, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie, with John Messenheimer, Catholic Charities New Orleans Prison Ministry Office presenting.  The Archdiocesan Human Trafficking Committee hosts a human trafficking basic training, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., for those who work in ministries that serve any vulnerable populations. FBI Special Agent Lenny Carollo will present “Basic Human Trafficking, Red Flags and Reporting” at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Free training; registration not required. Details: Respect Life Office at

ABBEY ART WORKS, four-day Artist’s Retreat, for artistic development of artists of all skill levels, Aug. 20-24, Abbey Art Works. Cost: $750 ($700 for Guild of St. Luke members) includes accommodations, meals in renovated Christian Life Center. No formal painting instruction given, but daily open studio time with Louisiana artist Billie Bourgeois, an instructor at Abbey Art Works who has 30 years’ experience in art, available. Easels, tables provided; participants must bring own painting supplies. Registration: Abbey Art Works, 75376 River Road in Covington. A minimum of 15 required for the Christian Life Center.

ALPHA IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT, 12-week course, Sept. 4-Nov. 20, sponsored by Ascension of Our Lord and St. Joan of Arc churches in LaPlace and St. Peter Church in Reserve. Location:  Ascension of Our Lord, 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Alpha offers a closer personal relationship with Jesus through video presentations that discuss his life, death and resurrection and additional videos on the Holy Spirit. Each weekly session includes a meal, a video presentation and a small group discussion of the video in a friendly environment open to questions and opinions. No commitment to attend presentations. Open to people of all faiths aged 13 or older. Registration is free. Contact Mark at with the word ALPHA in the subject line. 

WALK TO FIGHT SUICIDE, “Out of the Darkness Walk: New Orleans,” Sept. 8, with registration beginning at 9 a.m.; walk at 10 a.m. Shelter 2 on Lakeshore Drive. Register at or call Rayna Sardegna, walk chair, (985) 210-5451, Proceeds help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lead the fight against suicide through research, educational programs, advocacy for public policy and support of survivors of suicide loss. Sponsorships available starting at $250 through Aug. 8. Registration is free and will be taken online through noon Sept. 7 or in person until the walk. Donations accepted. Raise $150 and get a free walk T-shirt. 

MAGNIFICAT METAIRIE, weekend retreat, “Work Out Your Salvation,” Sept.  28 (doors open at 3 p.m., with opening reception at 7:30 p.m. to Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. Retreat master: Father of Mercy Wade Menezes,  who is assistant general and has served as director of vocations and director of seminarians for the Fathers of Mercy and is a contributing writer for the National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor.  He also was chaplain in residence at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St. Metairie, 70006. Fifty retreatants only. Registration due by Sept. 18. Call 466-2010, 884-6152.


ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, reception for Dominican Sister Joel Gubler, who is moving in August to Kentucky. July 23, 6 p.m. Light refreshments served.

FRIENDS OF CHARLENE RICHARD, celebrate the 59th anniversary of her death with a Mass of Petition, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at St. Edward Church in Richard, Louisiana. Celebrant: Father Keith Pellerin, pastor of St. Philip Neri Church in Kinder, Louisiana. The rosary will begin at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow Mass.

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