Calendar – September 29, 2018

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ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies Council general meeting, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria. Ladies Council Mass Oct. 14, 10 a.m. Also,  Gift Wrap, Cookie Dough fund­raiser pickup (all grades) Oct. 25-26. Also, Pumpkin Palooza, Oct. 25 during school. Trunk or Treat with food, games, Oct. 27, 6-9. $10 a family. Participating cars are free, but must supply candy. 982-8912.

ST. ANN, annual Family Fest, Oct. 5, 5-11 p.m.; Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Music: The Benchwarmers, Contraflow, Jenna Hunt, Paperchase NOLA; student performances outdoors; new middle school student lip sync battle; $1,500 raffle Saturday 10 p.m.; games, booth. Auction baskets available all weekend; 1-mile Fun Run and Bubble Run. Food, beverages by the St. Ann Men’s Club, Drago’s, Zea’s, Reginelli’s, Smoothie King, LucyNuts. Seafood dinner Oct. 5 in the cafeteria. 455-8383,

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Old Metairie Golf Classic, Oct. 5, sponsored by SFX Men’s Club, Audubon Park Golf Club, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. $125 a player. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; putting contest noon; shotgun start 1 p.m. Old-fashioned Family Day picnic, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m. Pontiff Park, Shelter 6, Metairie. Food, drinks, games. Details or to help, 835-6809.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, “Celebrates the Tricentennial,” Oct. 5, 6-11 p.m.; Oct. 6, noon-11 p.m.; Oct. 7, noon-11 p.m., 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Food, rides, games. Music: Wise Guys, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Oct. 5; “Lakeshore Drivers,” 3:30-5:30 p.m.; “5 Finger Discount,” 7:30-11:30 p.m., Oct. 6; and “Rock N’ Soul,” 2-4 p.m. and “Top Cats” 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 7. Free admission.

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, 2018 annual Fall Family Festival, Oct. 12, 6-11 p.m.; Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge. Theme: “St. Matthew Travels Under the Sea” Entertainment: Mojeaux on Friday; Category 6 on Saturday night. Food, drinks, booths, games, rides, music.

ST. JOHN BOSCO, 35th anniversary celebration, Oct. 14, with a eucharistic celebration at 10 a.m. in church followed by reception with food, entertainment, comedy at the Four Columns in Harvey. Celebrant: Salesian Father Steve Dumais, the church’s first parochial vicar.


CABRINI, open house, Oct. 4, 4-7 p.m., 1400 Moss St., New Orleans. Advance registration: Walk-ups welcomed. Details: Jean Montgomery, Cabrini High School, admissions director:; visit

OUR LADY OF LOURDES, Slidell, Legacy Alumni Mass, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m., to honor students with parents, grandparents who have graduated over the school’s 89 years. This year, there are 38 legacies from pre-K4 to seventh grade. Also invited: Legacy Alumni (14) attending Pope John Paul II High School in Slidell.

ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club, hosts Dr. Skylar Souyoul, board certified dermatologist, to its meeting Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. She’ll discuss the aging process. Mothers’ Club Women’s Morning of Reflection, Oct. 10, 10-11:30 p.m., with Stephanie Clouatre Davis discussing hope, highlighting Pope Francis’ teachings and ways to apply it to life. Coffee, breakfast at 9:30 a.m., the Siena Room following 8:30 a.m. school Mass. Mothers’ Club flu shot drive with Majoria Drugs, Oct. 10, 3-6 p.m., gym. $30 cash, checks; free  with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana or Medicare.


ORGAN CONCERT, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Organist B. Andrew Mills. Music of J. S. Bach, Handel and others. Free. St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St., New Orleans. 493-5879 or

TRICENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES continues with “Baptize all Nations: Cultures of the Crescent City,” Oct. 3, Schulte Hall at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Reception 6:30 p.m.; lecture  7 p.m. Moderator: Dr. Emilie Leumas. 

VIGIL FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES, Oct. 5, 7:30-9 p.m. Puentes New Orleans, 4205 Canal St., New Orleans. In support of families separated at the Mexican border. 821-7228.

OUR LADY OF GRACE, 17th annual community Mass and picnic, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., 780 Highway 44, Reserve.

ST. JOSEPH SEMINARY COLLEGE, open house for the college’s new Rouquette Library, Oct. 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Coffee served. Visitors invited to 11 a.m. Mass in the Abbey church. The library is on the left after crossing bridge. 75376 River Road, Covington. Park in gravel lot.

EXPLORE LUKE’S GOSPEL, Bible study focusing on infancy narratives of Jesus, second and fourth Mondays each month, beginning Oct. 8, 10 a.m. (breaks for Christmas, Carnival, Easter). 1719 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Free-will offering optional. Bring Bible.  Leader:  Religious of the Sacred Heart Sister Maureen J. Chicoine, a local Bible study leader with Scripture study background. Register, details,, (909) 641-7871.

ST. JUDE COMMUNITY CENTER, fundraiser, “Tribute to Motown,” Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m., The Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park. $100 a person includes food, drinks, entertainment. Call 593-2401, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon, 931-6993. 

NAIM, Kenner/St. Philip, general meeting, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. with author David Cappello, author of “The People’s Grocery: John G. Schwegmann.” St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. 454-0485. 

THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION, annual dinner, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.; cocktails begin at 6 p.m. N.O. Hilton Riverside. Miles Gordon Stevens III named 2018 St. John Paul II winner. Reservations: 596-3044,

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