Calendar – August 18, 2018

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Aug. 22- Sept. 25


SPAGHETTI DINNER, St. Ann’s Msgr. Charles Duke Knights of Columbus Council, Aug. 18, 5-8 p.m. to benefit St. Michael’s Special School. $10 donation includes homemade meal of spaghetti with meatballs, vegetable, tossed salad, bread. Dine in or take out. Cafeteria, 4940 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

ST. RITA, Home and School Association first general meeting for the 2018-19 school year, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., gym, 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. St. Rita parents are invited to attend and join the Home and School Association. There will be a $1,000 tuition drawing at the meeting for members in good standing. 737-0744.

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, 50th anniversary of its school, celebrated with Mass, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Cleary Avenue at West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie.

NOTRE DAME SEMINARY COMMUNITY, presents lay enrichment series for men and women from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 5: Father James Wehner, rector, “Grasping the Pastoral Theology of the New Evangelization; Oct. 10, Dr. Tom Neal, “The Nuclear Sacrament: Harnessing the Power of Baptism in Life.” Notre Dame Seminary Pastoral Center. Register: Donations accepted at door.

GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL, annual “Dancing with the Stars – the Good Shepherd Way” fundraiser, Sept. 15, Marriot Canal Street Grand Ballroom, 555 Canal St., New Orleans. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cocktail social and dinner; 8 p.m. couples’ dance competition begins. Dancers include: Glen Armantrout, Sid Artigues, Christy Benoit, Edie Darragh, Tracy and Troy Duhon, Peter Ehrensing, Mark Faliveno, Kristy Fitzpatrick, Chris Franklin, Scott Hedlund, Betsy Becker Laborde, Mark and Sharon Major, Genny Morris, Do-Bee Plaisance, Monique Pontiff, Father Michael Schneller, Mark Slessinger and Katie Steiner. Emcees: Shelley Brown and Travers Mackel. Online voting has begun at

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, annual golf tournament, Sept. 21, registration and lunch, noon; shotgun start 1 p.m. Audubon Park Golf Course. Single player $125.


ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, 7 p.m. healing Mass,
Aug. 22, with 6 p.m. confession and adoration 7 p.m. followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition, benediction, anointing after the homily. Celebrant: Father Mariano Velez. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. 

YOUTH MINISTER’S FORUM, Aug. 25, with 5:30 p.m. Mass in Transfiguration of the Lord Church followed by dinner and a presentation in the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry building located at the parish, 2241 Mendez St., New Orleans. Time for prayerful reflection on our ministry, distribution of resources, updates about World Youth Day/Junior High Rally, an opportunity to speak with office staff members and program leaders, and an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues. 

PLEASE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., a “Thirsty Thursday” event sponsored by the Krewe of Muses at the Tulane University vs. Wake Forest football game at Yulman Stadium Uptown.

MAGNIFICAT, Westbank chapter breakfast Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Café Hope at Timberland Country Club, 1 Timberland Drive, Gretna. Tickets: $20 through Sept. 4. (Tickets not sold at door). Call 341-6558, 348-7729.

NAIM, Kenner/St. Philip Neri chapter, University of Holy Cross history professor Craig Bauer, author of “An Untractable Country: The History of Kenner, Louisiana” will give a talk Sept. 12, 7 p.m. in the Parishioners Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. The group also will meet for lunch Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Landry’s Seafood House, 8000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. To attend, call Jo Ann at 454-0485 by Sept. 11. 

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Catholic Scripture Study, “Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life,” Sept. 11-Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. or Sept. 12-Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Register by Aug. 27 at Also parish Family Day, Sept. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. with a picnic-style lunch, inflatables, water balloon toss, free throw basketball and football contests, bingo. Day concludes with 4 p.m. Mass. 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 

CONFESSION, (Sacrament of Penance) in every church parish in the Archdiocese of New Orleans on Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 5 p.m.

FRANK KELLY, returns to New Orleans for three Masses and healing services: Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Mass followed by healing service, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1908 Short St., Kenner; Sept. 20, 6 p.m. Mass followed by healing service, St. Joseph, 610 6th St., Gretna; Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by healing service, St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.

GROWING UP GRACEFULLY IN NEW ORLEANS, a mother/daughter program aimed at young ladies in eighth through 12th grades, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lycée Francais School Cafeteria (behind St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center), 5951 Patton St., New Orleans. Topics include: “Your period and your body:  What’s normal and What’s not?” “When should you see a doctor?”; “The Birth Control Pill: Is it really the best option?”; “The female genius: the great power and responsibility of being a woman”; and making good decisions regarding the gift of sexuality; dating and healthy relationships: living the virtue of chastity. Question and answer session follows. Presented by Susan Caldwell, MD, CFCMC; and Sarah Denny, MA, FCP. Cost is $25 for mother-daughter teams, add $5 for each additional daughter. Sponsored by Woman’s New Life Center. 496-0212.


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

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