Calendar – November 3, 2018

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ARCHBISHOP SHAW, deceased alumni Mass Nov. 4, 10 a.m., Don Bosco Hall, 1000 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. RSVP 340-6727,

ACADEMY OF OUR  LADY, open house, Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m., with continuous tours every 30 minutes highlighting academic departments and the school’s hands-on Program of Academic Majors. 5501 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. 341-6217, ext. 212.

HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL, Stars and Strikes for Kids! Nov. 11, Rock ‘n’ Bowl, with music, food, celebrities and guest appearances. E-mail starsandstrikes@holyrosary Also, FoBook Fair Nov. 8-15 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in gym. Proceeds benefit Holy Rosary. Grandparents’ Day Nov. 8 for students in grades pre-K to 12th, with Mass at 8:45 a.m. followed by hospitality, grandparent photos and classroom visits. PTC hosts annual Thanksgiving Feast on campus for students and family lunch times vary depending on child’s grade.;, 482-7173. 


GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Families and Friends, Mass, Nov. 4, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road.

DOCUMENTARY, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. in the St. Edward the Confessor cafeteria, free screening of “I Lived on Parker Avenue,” depicting a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best for her son; the joy of a couple starting a family; and a young man’s search for where his life began. Adopted at birth and raised in Metairie, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known, and how his adopted parents, Jimmy and Susan, realize their dreams of having a son through the sacrifice of his birth parents. 

MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter “Life in the Spirit” seminar, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1225 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Bring a bag lunch; coffee, tea and juice provided. 831-9737. RSVP by Nov. 5.

ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry meeting, Nov. 8, 6:15 p.m., guest speaker Kim Smith, a Heart of Hospice bereavement team member, speaking on “Heart of Hospice,” in parish center, Derbigny at Manson avenues, Metairie. Also, St. Christopher Knights of Columbus, hosts patriotic rosary to honor military, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., St. Christopher Church, Metairie.

BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE, 22nd annual Tennis Classic, mixed doubles, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5 divisions, Nov. 8-11, Beau Chene Country Club. An unsanctioned USTA tournament. E-mail John Ballard at with your team name and players’ names. $108 for each doubles team. Food, registration gifts and libations entire weekend. Register:

CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, Nov. 8 supper, 6 p.m. Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, second floor. Group addresses root causes of poverty. 874-7829 or visit

ST. RITA’S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass,  Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Joe Krafft, Notre Dame Seminary pastoral formation director. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

FORMATION WORKSHOP, for disability advocates, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, sponsored by Archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Planning and Ministries and Archdiocesan Commission on Persons with Disabilities. Archdiocesan CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office/ Transfiguration of the Lord Parish Gym, 2241 Mendez St., New Orleans. Presenter: Erin Jeffries, coordinator for Ministry to Persons with Special Needs, Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Morning topics: liturgical inclusion for parishioners with special needs and caring for the caregiver. RSVP, questions, 861-6294, 

GOSPEL CONCERT, Nov. 11, 4 p.m., All Saints Catholic Church 1441 Teche St., Algiers. Featuring neighboring churches in the area.

BENEFIT ORGAN CONCERT, for University of Holy Cross’ Theology Club, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., with Jared Croal, organist at St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie. He will play on parish’s newly installed organ. Admission free; donations encouraged. 273-3294.

NAIM, Kenner/SPN, spousal Mass at St. Philip Neri, Nov. 17, 4 p.m.  Former NAIM presidents will be recognized, cake, champagne punch, hors d’oeuvres. $5 at the  door. Chateau Christmas Soiree, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. Chateau Country Club in Kenner. $40 by Dec. 3. 454-0485.

ANNUAL MASS HONORING VENERABLE HENRIETTE DELILLE, Nov. 17, 4 p.m., Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse, 6901 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans. Reception follows. Celebrant/homilist Msgr. Earl Gauthreaux.

THANKSGIVING FRIED TURKEY, Ascension of Our Lord Knights of Columbus Council 9623 is taking orders for 10- to 12-pound fried Thanksgiving turkeys. Orders and payment are due by Nov. 12. Turkeys are $40. Turkeys and reheating instructions ready for pick up Nov. 21, 2-5 p.m., in front of the church, 2004 Frisco Drive, LaPlace. Details, call Grand Knight Mike Abbate at 388-2452.

ANNULMENT WRITING WORKSHOP, for persons seeking an annulment in the Catholic Church or for persons responding to an annulment, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m.-noon, St. Rita of Cascia’s Msgr. Champagne Complex in Harahan. Cost: $25. Register: 861-6243. 


CABRINI, Sydney Loupe, a recent Louisiana State University softball player, has been named Cabrini’s head softball coach for the 2018-19 school year. She was a four-year letter winner on Pope John Paul II High School’s softball team, accruing a 51-32-1 record during her prep career, winning the co-district championship in 2013, 2014. She was a three-time, first-team all-district athlete in 2012, 2013 and 2014, while earning all-metro and all-state first team honors as the catcher in 2014. Loupe made her first appearance at LSU during her freshman season and one appearance as a sophomore. During her junior season, she played in nine games for the Tigers and scored three runs, including a run in the three-game victory over UL-Lafayette that helped propel LSU into the Tallahassee Super Regional. Loupe is studying sports administration and will graduate from LSU in December 2018.

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