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Jan. 21-Feb. 2
CHURCH IS MEANINGFUL
- EVENT: “Church is Pointless: What’s in It for Me?” Dr. Scott Hahn, founder and president of St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a writer and teacher at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, discusses how Mass is not boring and pointless but impactful and meaningful.
- WHEN: Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.
- WHERE: Tulane University Dixon Hall. Presented by Tulane Catholic Center.
- COST: free for students, and $5 for the public. Register at stpaulcenter.org/ Tulane or call 866-0984.
ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association will sponsor a fundraiser at Surge Trampoline Park, 6930 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For younger children, a fundraiser Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Love to Play, 6851 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Also, Home and School Association and the Footprints for Life Club are sponsoring a Respect Life Prayer Service at 9 a.m. Jan. 25, in the SEAS church in observance of the USCCB Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn. After the prayer service, the Footprints for Life Club will host its annual Baby Shower at 2:15 p.m. during school Mass at the SEAS church, with donations benefiting the Woman’s New Life Center and Access Pregnancy Center. The Home and School Association will provide refreshments.
ST. RITA, Home and School Association (Harahan), general meeting, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., gym. $1,000 tuition drawing at the meeting to qualified members in good standing. Also, uniform swap for those needing winter uniforms. 737-0744.
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO SCHOOL, open house for prospective students in pre-K3 through grade 7, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 13396 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9232.
MEN’S EVENING OF REFLECTION, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Christian Brothers School Chapel, 8 Friederichs Ave., (in City Park). Mass, followed by a light supper and reflection by a Legionaries of Christ priest. Concluding at 8:30 p.m. after a short group discussion.
ST. RITA, DINE OUT FOR THE NEEDY, fundraiser Jan. 21 and 24, Heads and Tails Seafood and Oyster Bar, 1820 Dickory Ave., Harahan. Dine in or take out. Mention St. Rita so a portion of proceeds will go to food pantry. 533-9515.
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, a silent retreat “In HIS Way: An Inner Look at the Journey of the Baptized,” Jan. 25-27, presented by Father Sidney Speaks. Cost: $350; minimum donation $250; Day of Prayer “Peace is My Gift to You,” Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Presenter: Noel Delery. $35. To register for any talk, call 267-9604.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, Catholic book study for moms and moms-to-be. with Colleen Duggan who wrote, “Good Enough is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom.” Learn about God’s wonderful plan for the vocation of Catholic motherhood on Fridays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 15, March 18, 22 and April 5, 9:15-11 a.m. The parish’s Upper Room, 318 Jefferson Ave., Covington. $30 registration includes the book. Details: 220-4626, (985) 892-2422.
LOUISIANA LIFE MARCH SOUTH, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Louisiana State Capitol, 900 N. 3rd St., in Baton Rouge. Dr. Alveda King is the keynote speaker. New Orleans buses are leaving from the following parishes: St. Edward the Confessor, contact Yvette at email@example.com; St. Angela Merici; St. Matthew the Apostle, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The New Orleans bus list will be updated as groups send details to the Respect Life Office, email@example.com. Theme “Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science.”
OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE, Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning series conducted by Gayle Rizzo of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23 and March 9. St. Dominic Parish, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. $100; preregistration required. 861-6243.
OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION, collaborates with Second Harvest Food Bank for a Mercy Morning of Reflection, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., Harahan. Prayer, a service project in the warehouse, a reflection on Catholic Church’s social teaching principles and the corporal work of mercy “When I was hungry you gave me some food…” (Matt 25) performed. Closes with a light lunch. Limited to 25 participants. Second Harvest’s warehouse is cool, dress appropriately. Registration necessary: https://shfbgnoa.volunteerhub.com/lp/archdiocesenola/ firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-9650.
NOTRE DAME SEMINARY, Lay Enrichment Series, Jan. 30, “Catholic Parenting in the 21st Century” with Cory Howat, executive director of The Catholic Foundation. Feb. 13, “Unpacking the Virtue of Chastity: ‘Humanae Vitae’ Meets ‘Theology of the Body,’” with Father Daniel McCaffrey, director of Natural Family Planning Outreach. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., talk from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register at www.nds.edu/LES
ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE, Knights of Columbus Ludovicum Council 4663, sponsors a talk Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. on the “Right to Life” with Ben Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life. The parish’s Bucktown Hall, at the corner of Carrollton Avenue and Ash Street in Metairie. A social follows.
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS FATHER-SON HUMAN SEXUALITY PROGRAM, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. Fathers and their 11- to 13-year-old sons invited to explore God’s gift of sexuality and his plan for sons as they grow and mature into the men God created them to be to grow together in knowledge of God’s gift of human fertility and becoming a man in his image. Presentations by health professionals and Catholic speakers exploring human sexuality and the virtue of chastity. Program based on St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” Cost: $25, plus $5 for each additional son. Online registration on St. Peter Catholic Church website. Details: (985) 893-2446, email@example.com.