Calendar – August 4, 2018

Please send announcements two weeks before each issue
Weekly Clarions resume Aug. 18.

Aug. 5-Sept. 15


MATER DOLOROSA CHURCH, has Stations of the Cross every Friday at 3 p.m. 1230 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG “SATCHMO SUMMERFEST” JAZZ MASS, Aug. 5, 10 a.m., St. Augustine Church, 1210 Governor Nicholls St., featuring the Treme Brass Band and St. Augustine’s Soulful Voices Choir. Mass followed by a second-line parade to “Satchmo SummerFest” at the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue at the river. The parish will have its annual red beans and rice luncheon in the  parish hall after Mass. Luncheon donation $5. Free parking in the churchyard.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, next Mass Aug. 5, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road.

TRIDUUM, in honor of St. Philomena, is being held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Aug. 9-10, 6 p.m.; Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m. 1908 Short St., Kenner. 464-0361.

ST. RITA’S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Marlon Mangubat, pastor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chalmette.   Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. 

CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, a program for lapsed Catholics who are considering returning to the church, six-week session of listening and updating about the Catholic faith begins Aug. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., in parish center. Light refreshments served. St. Edward the Confessor, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 888-0703.

PEOPLES HEALTH CLASSES, free music therapy, Drum Circle with speaker Carly Carrone, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. (registration 10 a.m.). Rouquette Lodge, 4300 Hwy. 22, Mandeville. Reservation deadline, Aug. 15. Also, Medicare Bingo, Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m. with Christine Cooney. Place DuBourg, 201 Rue DuBourg, LaPlace. Registration: 1 p.m. 1 (800) 561-4127, visit:

SLIDELL MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-noon; doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Catholic recording artist and lay evangelist Kitty Cleveland shares her journey to accepting and embracing the body God gave her. Pinewood Plantation, 305 Country Club Blvd., Slidell. Tickets: $20, include breakfast, available online at and at Angels of Peace, St. Margaret Mary and St. John of the Cross church parishes in Lacombe. Ticket deadline: Aug. 14.

GOING, GOING, GONE: THE DYNAMICS OF DISAFFILIATION IN YOUNG CATHOLICS, a presentation by Dr. Bob McCarty, pastoral ministry consultant and trainer, addressing important research recently published by St. Mary’s Press and CARA on why young people leave the Catholic Church, and how to respond, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Miller Hall, room 114, on Loyola’s Main Campus. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Loyola University and St. Mary’s Press. Free parking, light refreshments.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE KICKOFF PARTY, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m., St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Speakers: Archbishop Alfred Hughes, Rev. Kathy Baker of Metro Church, Dr. Susan Caldwell of Woman’s New Life Center and Yvette Fouchi. Dinner will be served while it lasts.

FRESH FIRE 2018, a day-long gathering with praise and worship, preaching, themed “Return to Your First Love,” for those desiring empowerment in the Holy Spirit, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Benilde cafeteria, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Speakers: Al Mansfield, Patti Mansfield, Johnny Bertucci, Catholic Charismatic Renewal leaders. Music by Jamie Diliberto and Tongues of Fire. Registration: $30 for adults, includes lunch; youth ages 18-30, $10. Register online at no later than Aug. 22, noon, to reserve lunch. On-site registration. Call CCRNO at 828-1368.

WALK TO FIGHT SUICIDE, Sept. 8, Lakefront Shelter 2, New Orleans “Out of the Darkness Walk,” sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Details (985) 210-5451, Visit More than 1,000 people participated in 2017.


ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, taking registrations for mothers and mothers-to-be to journey together to embrace their vocation of motherhood. The book “Embracing Motherhood” will be studied Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 30 and Dec. 7 from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at “The Upper Room,” 318 Jefferson Ave., Covington. Childcare available. Fee, including book: $30. Details, call Beth Montelepre at, 220-4626, parish office at (985) 892-2422 or visit

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, parish retreat, Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Rosaryville Life Center, Ponchatoula. Theme: “Houses of Hope,” with Stephanie Clouatre Davis. $40.  (985) 652-2615.


ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association’s “Back to SEAS Bash,” Aug. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kenner school. Class lists, prizes, food, used uniforms, pre-ordered school supplies,  etc. Details: Jennifer Cooley 329-2014 or Natasia Kissinger at 339-5384. 

ARCHBISHOP SHAW, 2018 Shrimp and Jambalaya Festival, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kayla Woodson (from “The Voice”) and Bag of Donuts. Westbank Expressway at Barataria Boulevard, Marrero.


EUCHARISTIC BOAT PROCESSION, up Vermilion River, celebrating 100th anniversary of Diocese of Lafayette, Aug. 15, with a Mass in French celebrated and homily given by Bishop Glen Provost of the Diocese of Lake Charles at 8 a.m., St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville. A procession with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of Mary follows Mass across the draw bridge to Riverfront Restaurant, 503 W. Port St. At 10 a.m., 121 boats (one for each parish of the diocese) will make their way up Bayou Vermilion to Lafayette, stopping at Milton at Wawee’s at 11:35 a.m. for recitation of the rosary and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; continuing at 12:35 p.m. upstream to Ruffino’s in River Ranch at 1:40 p.m. for rosary and benediction and embarking again at 2:40 p.m. at Beaver Park about 3:20 p.m. Those interested in making a “100-Year Walk” to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist can gather at 3 p.m. in Vermilionville and use the bike path under the Thruway to muster at the boat landing. The foot procession with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will leave the landing at 3:45 p.m. and travel University Avenue in Lafayette to the cathedral where solemn vespers will be prayed at 5 p.m., followed by Mass at 5:30 p.m. with Bishop Douglas Deshotel. Buses will be available to shuttle walkers back to Vermilionville; confessions will be heard in mobile units at each stop along the way. Don’t miss this “once in a hundred years’ event!” Boat registration forms are available at For details, email at or call (337) 394-6550. 


ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association new 2018-19 executive board: Angela Gorman and Jamee Meisner, co-presidents; Stacy Woodward vice president; Michelle Conaway, secretary; Cristina Bordelon, treasurer; and immediate past presidents Dayna Toscano and Melinda Orellana. 

CURTIS WRIGHT, dean of campus life and chief diversity officer at Wagner College, will become Xavier University of Louisiana’s vice president of Student Services. At Wagner, he was dean of Campus Life and Leadership, associate dean of Campus Life and director of the Office of Co-Curricular Programs. Wright also served at New York University and at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He hopes to expand student perspectives, promote opportunities to learn outside the classroom and expose students to experiences to shape them into tomorrow’s leaders. Wright will officially join Xavier Aug. 1.

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.

You May Also Like