Calendar – August 25, 2018

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Aug. 27-Sept. 15


COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), general monthly meeting, including publicity, parliamentarian and CCSCC representative workshops, Aug. 27, with registration at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. St. Philip Neri School, 6600 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Publicity chairs, parliamentarians and CCSCC representatives of member parent clubs learn about responsibilities as parent club board members. Details: president Cindy Wooderson, 301-4321,

ST. RITA, Home and School Association (Harahan), Back-to-School Skate Night, Aug. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Airline Skate Center, 6711 Airline Drive, Metairie. Open to all St. Rita students and their families. Admission: $5 and includes skates. Details: 737-0744.

ST. ANN, Home and School Club’s City Park night, Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m. Wristbands can be purchased in advance through school, or at the gate for $15 a person. 

ARCHBISHOP SHAW, annual shrimp and jambalaya festival with craft show, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.  Fully completed entry forms, with donation (depending if boiling shrimp, making jambalaya, doing both, etc.) due Sept. 8. Tax-deductible donation for teams cooking shrimp and jambalaya, $400; shrimp and sides, $300; jambalaya only $100. Craft show registration is $40 for 10-by-10-foot spot in All Saints Hall on campus. Register by Sept. 7 at noon. Details: for cooking teams; for craft show.

BROTHER MARTIN, Dine-in or out fundraiser Sept. 13 from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Happy Italian Pizzeria, 7105 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, Happy Italian will donate 5 percent of net sales to Brother Martin. 

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, annual golf tournament, Sept. 21, noon lunch and registration; 1 p.m. shotgun start. Audubon Park Golf Course. Benefits the Sr. Mary Anne McSweeney, O.P. Faculty Endowment Fund. A 19th Hole post-tournament party and awards ceremony follow. Fees: single-player package, $125; Torch Hole sponsor, $250; Black and White sponsor, $775; Veritas sponsor, $1,500. Register Details: Jamie Lassere,; reserve a foursome, at Donny 


ST. ANGELA MERICI, St. Angela Ladies Auxiliary (SALA) Meet and Greet Wine & Cheese Party, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Kern Center (gym), 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Dues: $20 annually. Details, contact publicity chairwoman

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, “Encountering Jesus through the Rosary,” a Jimmy Seghers Bible study. The rosary’s history and the four Mysteries: Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious,  presented on five consecutive Mondays at 7 p.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 8. $10. (985) 892-2422. The parish also continues its 175th anniversary celebration with a tour of St. Joseph Abbey Church and monk refectory, Sept. 22, 9 a.m., followed by 11:15 a.m. Mass, lunch and a cemetery tour. The day concludes at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $15; transportation not provided. Registration deadline: Sept. 17, (985) 892-2422 or pick up a form in back of church.

MISSIONARIES OF ST. THERESE, 73rd Anniversary Rose Petals Luncheon and Social, Sept. 18. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Parishioners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie.  Event includes a $1,000 cash raffle, silent auction, parade of prizes, Sweets Shoppe, restaurant pool and more. $25 donation. Reservations by Sept. 12. Details, call JoAnn Testa Hebert, 288-0717, Proceeds benefit local, national and global mission programs.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, craft fair, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., hand-made products including original art pieces, authors, bath products, candles, ceramics, clothing, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitted items, fleur de lis items, jewelry, oyster shell art, personalized children books, soaps, toys, wood work, wreaths, yard signs; food (jambalaya, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, sweets); beverages; raffles; 50/50 drawing. Details or to register as a craft vendor, call chairperson April Rotolo at 467-9859, 382-1063 or email West Metairie Avenue at North Starrett Road, Metairie.


MASS FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND HEALING, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Father Kyle Dave, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Belle Chasse. A special Mass to pray for those touched by violence and to thank those who keep our neighborhoods safe. Liturgy closes with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by benediction. All faiths welcomed; hospitality afterwards. 394-0314,, 8968 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse.

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Boundless Compassion” (book by Joyce Rupp). Associate director  Janet Trahan will discuss book that inspires individuals to be a beloved, Christ-like presence, living compassionately.  Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Buy book and read pages 1-40; bring a journal. Cost $50. On Northshore: “Wrestling with God” Dominican Sister Jeanne Moore, explores how struggles move us from bitterness to gratitude, poor self-image to healthy humility, bad-mouthing to blessing others, that might actually be a wider and deeper experience of the living God. Using Father Mark Thibodeaux’s book, “God, I Have Issues: 50 Ways to Pray No Matter How You Feel.” Sept. 10, 17, 24, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon. Copies sold first day of class for $15, or bring own. Northshore Catholic Center, 4465 East Hwy. 190 Service Road, Covington. Cost $40. Register:, email:, 861-3254.

ST. ROSALIE CELEBRATION, 120-year tradition, Sept. 9, Mass at 3 p.m. followed by outdoor procession at 4 p.m., and ending in benediction in the church at 6 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1908 Short St., in Kenner.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES Archdiocese of New Orleans now recruiting foster grandparents to make a difference in a child’s life. Men and women ages 55 and older are paired with local youth to serve as a role model, mentor and friend. A small stipend is given for 15 to 20 hours of service a week. Call Priscilla Mantilla at 310-6882.


ROSARYVILLE, silent women’s retreat, Sept. 6-9. Deeper look at the way we live our lives, presented by Paula D’Arcy, a writer, playwright, retreat leader and speaker. Among her best-selling books are “Gift of the Red Bird”; “Waking Up to This Day”; “When People Grieve.” (225) 294-5039, email or;

COME AND SEE RETREAT, Sept. 7-9, open to women 18-45, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine, Kentucky. Retreat allows discerners to meet, pray and share with women of faith and experience religious life community life first-hand. It is free, with lodging and meals provided at the motherhouse. To register, visit the Congregation’s website, or contact Sister June Fitzgerald, Dominican Sisters of Peace Vocations Minister, at or (570) 336-3991.

JIM CAVIEZEL, an actor most famously known for his portrayal of Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ” and for “Frequency,” is also a producer and philanthropist. He makes an appearance to benefit Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Thalia Mara Hall, 850 East River Place, Jackson. Sponsors and VIP ticket-holders will have access to the pre-show “Meet and Greet” with Caviezel. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster ( or 1 (800) 745-3000). Ticket prices range from $100 to $25 and group discounts are available. Details: Julie O’Brien, (601) 326-3758, e-mail: or visit

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