Calendar – October 6, 2018

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, Touch-A-Truck, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Trucks for kids to see; food and drinks. Admission: $5; children under 2 free.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, Parent Booster Club, monthly Rosary Prayer Group, Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m., chapel, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. Coffee, donuts follow in teachers’ lounge.  Annual Return to Severn, Oct. 12, 5-10 p.m., food, kids’ activities, performances by Raider Band, Chapellettes, cheerleaders, homecoming court presentations, traditional Raider bonfire lighting.  

ST. RITA, Home and School Association general meeting, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., gym. St. Rita parents in good standing get a chance at a $1,000 tuition drawing and four chances to a Pecan Fest ride band. Also, the Home and School Association hosts living rosary Oct. 12, with seventh graders holding and lighting candles representing decades of the rosary while standing in the shape of a rosary. 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. 737-0744.

ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club, Women’s Morning of Reflection, Oct. 12, with Stephanie Clouatre Davis. School Mass 8:30 a.m.; coffee and breakfast 9:30 a.m.; reflection 10-11:30 a.m. RSVP:

ST. ANN, Men’s Club meeting, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., cafeteria. Walk-through tours for prospective students Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. Home and School Club-sponsored Grandparent’s Day for pre-K2 through kindergarten students, Oct. 19, cafeteria. Men’s Club donut breakfast, Oct. 21, following 8, 9:30 a.m. Masses, cafeteria. 


MARY QUEEN OF VIETNAM, mid-year autumn harvest and children’s festival, known as the Moon Festival, Oct. 5, 5 to 11 p.m.; Oct. 6, 3 to 11 p.m.; and Oct. 7, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14001 Dwyer Blvd., New Orleans. Two contests, the lantern procession, musical instrument performances/contest children’s fashion show, dragon dance, folk dances, live bands and drawing for children. Free admission. 14001 Dwyer Blvd., New Orleans. 254-5660.

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, 2018 annual Fall Family Festival, Oct. 12, 6-11 p.m.; Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the school/parish grounds at 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge.  This year’s theme is “St. Matthew Travels Under the Sea.” Friday night’s entertainment is Mojeaux; Category 6 performs Saturday night. Food, drink, booths, games, rides and music for the entire family. Details: Check St. Matthew’s website,

OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY, Family Fun Day, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mass at 10 a.m., followed by food, music and games until 2 p.m. Hosted by the parish activity committee and St. Charles Council 2409 Knights of Columbus. 1 Rectory Lane, Hahnville.

ALL SAINTS, fourth free community health and wellness fair, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Althea Holmes Center, 300 Ptolemy St., New Orleans (Algiers). Glucose and blood pressure screening, information from health organizations, flu shots (bring insurance card). Details: 400-8530, 

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, 53rd annual Cochon de Lait, “Aloha Pigs,” Oct. 19, 6 p.m.; Oct. 20, noon-midnight; Oct. 21, noon-10 p.m. Food booths with seafood Friday and Saturday and pork special Saturday night; pay-one-price ride tickets each day; Mass on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.; blessing and lighting of cochon fire Saturday at 7 p.m. Drive-thru service Oct. 21, 9-11 a.m. for roast pork dinners. Entertainment: T-Canaille, 6-8 p.m., Mojeaux, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Friday; Burger and Fries, 4-7 p.m., Supercharger, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday; and Rummel Jazz Band, 1-2:30 p.m., Fleurtations, 3:30-5:30 p.m., and Groovy 7, 6:30-10 p.m., Sunday. Raffle drawing Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. Details: 888-0703. 

ST. DOMINIC, Twilight Bonhomie 2018: “An Enchanted Evening,” school auction, Oct. 26, The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Food, drinks, music, dancing, live and silent auctions. Patron party, 6:30 p.m.; general admission, silent auction, 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit academic, religious and enrichment school programs and facility improvements. Donations, sponsorships: 486-2824.

ST. PIUS X, Women’s Club and St. Pius X Men’s Club, annual Fall Festival in conjunction with the haunted house, hayride and pumpkin patch, Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m.; Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Games, activities for children, raffles, food. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.


CAFÉ RECONCILE, has “Who Dat Brunch Series” on Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring French toast; shrimp and grits; and Chef Eugene’s latest creation: lobster and waffles. Reservations recommended, but not required. 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.  568-1157.

FALL LAY ENRICHMENT SERIES, Oct. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Dr. Tom Neal, professor of spiritual theology at NDS, unseals mystery of baptism to revolutionize your spiritual life, prayer, work, suffering and life in the secular world. Register:

CATHOLIC TEACH-IN ON MASS INCARCERATION, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Martha Parish Hall, 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey. Sponsored by St. Martha, Women Determined, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Catholic Charities’ Cornerstone Builders. Register at, 864-7749,

SILVER ROSE, presented by the Knights of Columbus in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, visits St. Christopher Church, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. It’s one of eight Silver Roses traveling nationwide, in Canada and Mexico. Silver Roses will be in Louisiana churches through Nov. 11. Father Frank Candalisa, St. Christopher pastor, assisted by Father Raymond Igbogidi, will honor Mary with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary recitation, Liturgy of the Word, consecration, final blessing. 309 Manson Ave., Metairie.

ROSARY, Oct. 11, 4-5 p.m. Our Lady of Divine Providence, 8617 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. 256-4593.

MIRACLE OF THE SUN, rosary being prayed Oct. 13 at noon, on the open lot on Elysian Fields Avenue at Lafreniere Street in New Orleans. It’s part of the 101-year-old celebration of the “Miracle of the Sun” that was witnessed by thousands in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. Bring a chair, umbrella and spiritual love. Presented by Joycelyn Clementin and the St. Joseph Altar Group. Families are invited. 

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE, Oct. 13, noon, Veterans Memorial Square by the big flag at Causeway Boulevard, Metairie. 812-5222. And at noon at St. John Bosco, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.

PUBLIC ROSARY RALLY, FOR AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. Mater Dolorosa Church, 1230 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, Bring your rosary or one will be provided. Details: 646-1702.  Also, Oct. 13, noon. at Monsanto Park, Luling.

ST. PETER CLAVER, the Almighty O’Jays in concert featuring Glen David Andres, Real Love and Naydja Cojoe in a “Jazz Extravaganza,” Oct. 13, 8 p.m., St. Peter Claver Music Hall, 1020 North Prieur St., New Orleans. Tickets: 822-8059.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, family and friends 14th anniversary Mass, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrates with Fathers Mike Mitchell, Frank Candalisa, Raymond Igbogidi and others. 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. The parish’s Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella serve refreshments.

COMPASSIONATE BURIALS FOR INDIGENT BABIES (CBIB), gala fundraiser, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m., Maison Lafitte, 402 Lafitte St., Mandeville, to help give indigent babies a proper burial. $65 a ticket. Cocktail attire., 202-3111

ROSARY MARCH, Legion of Mary at St. Catherine of Siena, Oct. 14, after 11 a.m., beginning at church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, proceeding north for two blocks and returning to church. Legion members process carrying a statue of the Blessed Mother.

SOCIETY OF TERESA OF JESUS, annual Teresian Family Day, Oct. 14, with Mass at 11 a.m., then fun and games for children and Christmas boutique; lunch provided. On Provincialate grounds, 18080 St. Joseph Way, Covington. (985) 893-1470.

TOP CHEF RECONCILE, second annual contest, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. between six teams vying for a judges’ Choice award and People’s Choice award based on donations. General admission is $75; patron party (5:30 p.m.) is $125 a person. 1631 Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans. Sponsorships available.

THE DONUT MAN, Rob Evans brings a two-hour animated presentation of the Gospel through song, laughter and movement using Duncan, the talking donut. Young children and families are introduced to basic elements of the Christian faith. Oct. 14, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.), St. Ann Parish gym, 4980 Loveland St., Metairie; and 7 p.m. Our Lady of Divine Providence, West Metairie Ave., Metairie. He appeared on EWTN for 21 years. To preview, go to

END OF LIFE ISSUES, HOSPICE CARE AND THE CATHOLIC DIRECTIVES, Oct. 14, noon-1 p.m., Ascension of Our Lord Church, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. Speakers: Mount Carmel Sister Paula Derise, chaplain of Notre Dame Hospice; and Kaley Brand, LMSW, bereavement coordinator/social worker at Notre Dame Hospice. (985) 652-2615.

HISTORY OF JESUIT EDUCATION IN NEW ORLEANS, Eric Platt, Ph.D., assistant professor of higher education, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, presents “The History of Jesuit Education in New Orleans” Oct. 15, 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Platt turned his dissertation “Sacrifice and Survival: The Historiographic Role of Identity and Mission in Jesuit Higher Education of the New Orleans Province” into a book. Details: 889-8143,

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