Calendar – September 15, 2018

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Sept. 20-Oct. 7


ST. JOSEPH CHURCH AND SHRINE, Mass and Healing Service, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. with speaker Francis “Frank” Kelly, who was electrocuted with a severe dose of electricity and was restored to life. 610 6th St., Gretna. 368-1313.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Family Day Sept. 22, picnic-style lunch in cafeteria beginning at 11 a.m. Bring dessert to share. Donation: $5 a family appreciated. Inflatables, balloon toss, free-throw basketball, football contests. Knights of Columbus hosts soccer challenge for boys and girls ages 9-14 on back field. Bingo in cafeteria. Day ends with 4 p.m. Mass. 40 Days for Life all-night adoration vigil beginning at 10 p.m. on Oct. 10 through 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 11. The parish will participate in sidewalk prayer vigil at 4636 South Claiborne Ave. Oct. 11 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Also, annual rosary procession for life and peace Oct. 6, 11 a.m. around the neighborhood. 

ST. PIUS X PARISH, blood drive, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd. All donors welcomed and receive a year of family blood replacement coverage, a health screening (cholesterol check), free T-shirt. Details: 615-4895.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, annual Seafood Festival “Celebrates the Tricentennial,” Oct. 5, 6-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 6, noon-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 7, noon-9 p.m. Food, rides (megabands, session bands sold in advance at the rectory or fair days), games Kiddieland, silent auctions raffle ($200, third prize; $300 second prize; $1,000, first prize) and bingo Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m., and Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m. Music: Oct. 5, 7:30-11:30 p.m., The Wiseguys; Oct. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Lakeshore Drivers, 3:30-5:30 p.m., and 5 Finger Discount from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Oct. 7, Rock ‘N Soul, 2-4 p.m.; The Top Cats, 5:30-9 p.m. 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 733-0922.


ANNULMENT INFORMATION, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Life Center, 400 Westchester Place, Slidell; Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Hall, 66192 St. Mary Drive, Pearl River. Also, writing workshop for four Wednesday nights beginning Oct. 10-Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Evangelization Building, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. East St. Tammany Annulment Ministry sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. (985) 774-3747.

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, Men’s Group at St. Joseph Parish office, 610 Sixth St., Gretna, beginning Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Group meets every Tuesday for 12 consecutive weeks. Details:  Val Hebert,, 427-0327.

LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, in concert, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 400 Westchester Blvd., Slidell. Tickets: at door or online at

TRICENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES, Oct. 3. “Baptize All Nations: Cultures of the Crescent City,” with short presentations on how various cultures are living their Catholic faith. Moderated by Dr. Emilie Leumas. Schulte Hall at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY, observed Oct. 6-7, with the CYO or other parish organization selling the 2019 Right to Life calendars in parishes for $5. Proceeds benefit pro-life work of New Orleans Right to Life, CYO and other parish organizations. Details: Catherine Cowart, 832-439-3779, 

MASS OF THE ROSES, in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux, “The Little Flower,” Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. with celebrant, Father Stephen Sanchez, O.C.D. A flute prelude with Sister Grace and Sarah Schetter begins at 9 a.m. Distribution of blessed roses and refreshments follow Mass. The gift shop will be open offering handmade items from the Carmelite sisters (cookies, pies, bread), religious articles and books. Shuttles will be available from the corner of River Road and River Glenn. Carmelite Nuns, 73530 River Road, Covington.     

BLESSED SEELOS HEALING MASS, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church (919 Josephine at Constance streets). One-on-one intercessory prayer in the shrine starting at 11:45 a.m., confessions before Mass. Homilist and celebrant: Redemptorist Father Kevin Zubel. Gift shop open before and after healing Mass. 

BLUE MASS, of thanksgiving in gratitude for public safety personnel (police, fire, EMTS), Oct. 7, 10 a.m. St. Peter Claver Church, 1923 St. Philip St., New Orleans.


ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, adoration chapel in need of substitutes from midnight to 6 a.m. Call Mike Hebert, (985) 764-9459 or the parish office, (985) 764-6383.


ROSARYVILLE, fall book sharing, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, 10-11:30 a.m., “Altar in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor; sharing guided by Jan Bugg. Cost: $50 (includes book); $35 (if have book); Women’s Vision Board Retreat, Oct. 5-6, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; “Beneath the Weight,” Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., achieve a new eating lifestyle to result in permanent weight loss without lectures, diets or products but with support. Developed by Dr. Lynn Brayton, certified nutritionist Danielle Paciera. Sponsored by Rosaryville Spirit Life Center; SelfCare Health Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Email: 

RETROUVAILLE, a weekend program supporting married couples of all faiths undergoing difficulties in their relationship. Sponsored by the Catholic Church. Next weekend: Oct. 5-7, at the William J. Kelly Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Contact: Office of Marriage and Family Life, 861-6243, or visit


ST. DOMINIC, Knights of Columbus No. 3729 installed new officers for 2018-19: Chris Mickel, recorder; Tim Viezer, Deputy Grand Knight; Rene Crais, warden; Mike Champagne, chancellor; Mike Caillouet, outside guard; Keven Colomb, advocate; Don Schindler, Robert Crais, trustees; Paul Tchiblakian, Grand Knight; Jim Kenny, lecturer; Vic Welker, financial officer; Tony Cuccia, trustee.

ST. ANN, Home and School 2018-19 executive board: Laura Demalas, secretary; Tammy Vaccaro, Courtney Fox, co-presidents; Shelly Nunes, parliamentarian; Kristen Nugent, treasurer. St. Ann 2018-19 Men’s Club officers: Sean Burke, president; Robert Poche and L.J. Lesage, first vice presidents; Billy Rive and Jared Lazo, second vice presidents; Scott Stiegman, secretary; Chuck Hebert, treasurer; and Mark Carver, website.

ST. PHILIP NERI, Ladies Co-Op Board 2018-19: Melissa Kessler, vice president; Kristen Braud, Kristin Tschirn, co-presidents; Roxanne Huesman, secretary; wAmy Dubuc, past president;  Abby Reller, nursery board member; Theresa Hebert, Allison Primeaux, general board members; Erin Smith, historian; Tricia Lara, treasurer; Danielle Rohli, parliamentarian; Jennifer O’Neal, CCSCC representative; Cristina Desalvo, publicity.

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