Calendar – September 1, 2018

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Sept. 4-29


ST. JOSEPH CHURCH AND SHRINE, Women’s Club holds annual Italian cookie sale of almond, sesame seed and sweetbread anise cookies for $5 a dozen; and fig cookies for $10 a dozen. Order deadline: Sept. 4. 460-6959.

MONTHLY PEACE PRAYER WALK, Sept. 4, 6 p.m., St. Cletus, 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna. Sponsored by Office of Justice and Peace, Office of Racial Harmony, Isaiah 43 Program. Details: 310-8772. 

TRICENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES, “All Along the Pilgrim Journey,” Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Schulte Hall at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. A reception at 6:30 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri leads a panel discussion with Dr. RaeNell Houston, superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Deacon Jesse Watley on the Black Catholic Experience in New Orleans. 

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, E.D. White Council #3246 of the Knights of Columbus, hosts Woman’s New Life Center CEO Angie Thomas Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Also, golf tournament Oct. 15, Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Details,

CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN, Sept. 15-16, in Archdiocese of New Orleans to support evangelization work of the church worldwide through media: newspapers, television, radio,  digital or online. Half of funds collected remain in archdiocese for media support and the Clarion Herald. Details: or 

KEEP YOUR KIDNEYS HEALTHY SCREENING, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Free screening provided by National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana (NKFL). Identifies individuals at risk for kidney diseases, recommends  doctor follow up. Screening includes blood pressure, weight, BMI (body mass index), urinalysis and a blood draw. Physician on-site to discuss risk factors, test results. Light refreshments. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Screening appointments: 861-4500; fasting not required.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Knights of Columbus Council 7226 at Visitation of Our Lady Parish in Marrero, Sept. 15, benefitting 14-year-old Visitation alumnus and Academy of Our Lady student Rylee Pizani who is fighting brain cancer.  Visitation of Our Lady cafeteria, Ames at Barataria boulevards, Marrero. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice: $8; eat in, take out. Details: Grand Knight Greg Galle, 908-5782.

LOVE AND MARRIAGE: A WESTERN AFFAIR: Second annual Supper and Substance for married couples, “Nourishment for the Spirit,” Sept. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m., St. Genevieve Family Center, 58189 Hwy. 433, Slidell. Speaker couple Deacon Larry and Andi Oney. Helps couples strengthen their marriage. Dinner by T&J’s Creole Cuisine, games, door prizes. Beer and wine cash bar. $50 a couple in advance., (985) 643-3832.

MISSIONARIES OF ST. THERESE, “Rose Petal Social and Luncheon,” Sept. 18, 11 a.m., St. Philip Neri Parishioners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. $1,000 cash raffle, silent auction, parade of prizes, homemade sweets, restaurant pool. $25 donation. Proceeds benefit local, worldwide missions. Reservations: JoAnn Testa Hebert, 288- 0717. 

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, three-part prayer series in weekly small groups with facilitators, based on Ignatian Spirituality, begins week of Sept. 23, in several parishes. Part 1 is 12-week series: “Praying Christian Virtues.” Parts 2 and 3 follow. Participants pray daily with Scripture passages and Ignatian exercises. Details, registration:, Carol Weiler, 439-5933; Dominican Father Martin Gleeson, 717-8770.

OFFICE OF WORSHIP, Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers) workshop, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Peter Church, 1550 LA-44, Reserve. Pastors encouraged to establish or improve hospitality in parishes and invite new and existing hospitality ministers to attend the workshop. 861-6300. 

ST. ELIZABETH’S GUILD, 48th annual Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon, Sept. 28. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., luncheon at 11:30 a.m., fashion show, entertainment by The Big Easy Boys, silent auction, raffle, parade of prizes. Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Eight community activists honored: Debbie Albert, Ann Duffy, Ann Heslin, Todd Matherne, Diann M. Sanborn, Carol Short, Alfred (Ted) Stacey IV and Allison Giffin Talley. 1994 volunteer activists Carol M. Porter and Mark C. Suprenant will be named Hall of Fame Activists. Tickets: $75 in advance; none sold at door. Call 737-4228, 301-4321. Guild supports children’s programs serviced by Catholic Charities including Padua House, St. John the Baptist Head Start, Cornerstone Kids, Isaiah 43 and Therapeutic Family Services.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold its 2018 Friends of the Poor Walk at two locations Sept. 29.
The New Orleans walk opens registration at 8 a.m., followed by an 8:45 a.m. warm up and one-mile walk at the Reunion Shelter in City Park, Wisner Boulevard at Friedrichs Avenue near Christian Brothers School. Free T-shirts and refreshments. Archbishop Emeritus Alfred Hughes will give the opening prayer and serve food. Pledged donations benefit local SVDP councils and conferences helping the needy in the Greater Metropolitan New Orleans area. 831-8809; The Northshore walk: St. Tammany Washington District of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul walk is at the Mandeville Lakefront (Jackson Street across from Yacht Club). Registration: 8:30 a.m.; opening of walk (prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, speaker): 9:15 a.m.; one-mile round-trip walk along the Mandeville Lakefront seawall 9:30 a.m. followed by music, food and drink provided by Knights of Columbus Councils on the North Shore. (985) 966-3846,
Pre-registration for both walks can be made at FOPWALK.ORG (choose Louisiana).


ST. PIUS X, Women’s Club meeting, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., gym. New 2018-19 officers are  Heather Meadows, president; Camey Grau, vice president; Lacy Virgadamo, corresponding secretary; Jennifer Gutierrez, recording secretary; Valerie Matherne, treasurer; Dana Ascani and Felicia Nguyen, hospitality coordinators; Amanda Chittenden, volunteer/room mother coordinator; Liz Fick, membership coordinator. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club fundraiser, dine in/take out Atomic Burger on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie, Sept. 5, 3-10 p.m. 20 percent of proceeds go to the school when mentioned while ordering.

ST. ANN, Grandparents’ Club general meeting Sept. 12, 7 p.m. in cafeteria,  4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

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