Calendar – December 22, 2018

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Dec. 24-Jan. 27


ST. JOSEPH ABBEY CHURCH, Christmas Eve Mass 11 p.m.; Christmas  Masses 7:30, 11 a.m. New Year’s Day Mass 11:15 a.m. Visit for regular Mass times. 75376 River Rd, St. Benedict, Louisiana.


FREE ORGAN CONCERT,  Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m., by Chase Castle, of Cleveland, Ohio, St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 2030 Constance St., New Orleans. Featuring both the Pels and van Leeuwen, and Simmons and Wilcox organs. Works by Bach, Zipoli, Buxtehude, Vierne and others. Open to the public.

GARDEN, reprise of original musical play written by Joey Martineck, featuring the music of Greg & Lizzy, produced by Dumb Ox Ministries. A retelling of the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, adapted from the book of Genesis, inspired by the writings of St. John Paul II. Performances are Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 18, 9:30 a.m. (a private event for Catholic schools, call (985) 951-2215 to reserve $10 student tickets) and 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. Ursuline Academy Gym, 2635 State St., New Orleans. Tickets range from $15 (group tickets of 15 or more) to $45 (best seats in house, plus book, “Garden: Meditations”). Visit

RACIAL HARMONY DISCUSSION SERIES, four-part discussion of “Made in the Image and Likeness of God: A Pastoral Letter on Racial Harmony” by Archbishop Alfred Hughes, Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4 and 11, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Luke the Evangelist, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. A fifth gathering Feb. 18 discusses “What is God Calling Us to Do?”

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, a Day of Prayer “The Francis Impact: A Film of Remarkable Stories,” Jan. 23 presented by Msgr. Doug Doussan.$35. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  Register: 267-9604.


ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, tours for prospective students at 9:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday morning school is in session, in the school office, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Upcoming dates are Jan. 7, 10, 14, 17, 24, 28 and 31. Open house for prospective students Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. Men’s Club meeting,  Jan. 21, 7 p.m. 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.


JESUIT SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Bearing our Sacred Mysteries: A Journey with our Mother,” a contemplative retreat about Jesus’ mother Mary with Robin Hebert, Jan 17-20, $290. Jesuit, (337) 662-5251, Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College, 313 East M.L.K. Drive, Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

LOUISIANA LIFE MARCH SOUTH, Jan. 26, in Baton Rouge. A chartered bus leaves St. Edward the Confessor, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie at 7:45 a.m. $15 a seat (includes bus driver tip and two bottles of water). Reservation deadline:  Jan. 18. Bring your own lunch and beverages. Royal blue and white “life” T-shirts available for $10 each. Details: Yvette Fouchi, 874-9225, email 

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