Calendar – January 26, 2019

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Feb. 2-May 10


HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF MASS, a presentation by Father Nile Gross, director of liturgy at Notre Dame Seminary, Feb. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

SLIDELL MAGNIFICAT’S FEBRUARY BREAKFAST, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.), Pinewood Plantation, 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell. Guest speaker: Karen Gibbs, wife, mother and writer for Inside Northside magazine. A cradle Catholic, Karen did all the “Catholic” things she was supposed to do yet felt something was missing. Tickets: $20 include breakfast. through Feb. 1. Details: (985) 502-0349.

ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 125 East 19th Ave., Covington, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord with a solemn procession from the sacristy to the entrance of the nave where traditional candle blessing, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m. Mass. The procession represents the entry of Christ, who is the light of the World, into the Temple of Jerusalem. Candles will be blessed. Also, the anniversary continues on Feb. 4 with a talk by Father Mark Toups in St. Mary’s Hall, “Be Still and Know that I am God,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner followed by the talk at 7 p.m. Father Toups received a Master of Divinity from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, contact (985) 892-2422.

ST. ANGELA LADIES AUXILIARY (SALA), meeting Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Kern Center in the parish. JPSO deputy speaks on “What’s Happening in Our Neighborhood.” Donations accepted of men’s socks, hats and/or scarves for Ozanam Inn. Valentine dress-up; refreshments served.

ST. VINCENT INFANT & MATERNITY GUILD, annual bingo fundraiser, Feb. 5. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; bingo starts at 11 a.m. $25 includes lunch. St. Philip Neri Gym, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Details: 236-8720.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING BASIC TRAINING, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., St. Anselm Parish’s Weseman Center (Old Church), 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. FBI Special Agent Lenny Carollo with present trainings on red flags of human trafficking, how to report it and other measures to fight human trafficking. Free and open to those 18 years and older. Details: 

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, monthly recitation of the Luminous mysteries of the rosary for law enforcement, emergency personnel, firefighters, military and peace in the world, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. 610 Sixth St., Gretna. Future dates: March 9, April 13, May 18, June 15. Details: 367-7515.

TAILGATE COOK-OFF AND CAR SHOW, Feb. 9, Car Show, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Cookoff, noon-4 p.m. in the Divine Mercy parish parking lot, 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner. Teams compete for best “Tailgate” dish and/or “Cajun Comfort” dish with unlimited tastings. Events tickets $12 ($10 presale) with kids 12 and under free. To order presale tickets, register your car, or enter the cookoff, go to

JEFF CAVINS, a renowned speaker and author, will speak at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, Feb. 11 and 12, from 7-9:30 p.m. each night. Monday’s topic will be “Sharing the Basic Gospel Message” and Tuesday’s talk will be on “The Activated Disciple: How to Follow Christ in the Modern World.” Free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken. For information, visit or call the parish office at 835-9343. For more about Cavins, visit

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE TALK, through the lens of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Sí,” Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m., Schulte Auditorium at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Speaker: Carmelite Father Eduardo Scarel, an internationally respected priest-climatologist, will offer reflections on the relationship between science and faith, and spirituality and ecology, all flowing from the rich experience of his academic research and membership on international climate panels. Presented by the Carmelite NGO. 

EMMANUEL CULCASI, an international award-winning organist, will perform at St. Joseph Abbey Church Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. He is currently a Young Artist in Residence at St. Louis Cathedral, trained as a musician and is involved in educational science research. He earned his master’s degree in organ performance at the National Superior Conservatory in Lyon, France. 75376 River Road, Covington. 

WESTBANK CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC, prayer meeting and healing Mass, with celebrant Archbishop Emeritus Alfred Hughes. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. Reconciliation available before Mass. Call Diane at 913-4903.

ARTIST RETREAT, St. Joseph Abbey, Feb. 25-March 1, Heated and air-conditioned studio space will be available, and artists will be free to work outdoors, weather permitting. Artists may work at their own pace while developing their own imagery. Retreat is for independent artistic development and is not recommended for beginner artists. Registration:  $750 ($700 for members of the Guild of St. Luke). Includes four nights’ accommodations and meals in retreat center. Information, Limited to 25 artists. 

MEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION, March 30, 8:30 a.m.  Mary Queen of Peace and St. Anselm’s Knights of Columbus Assembly 2922 annual Men’s Day of Reflection at the Teresian Spirituality Center, 18080 St. Joseph Way, Covington. Retreat director: Jesuit Father John Brown, “Discerning God’s Will According to St. Ignatius Loyola.” Donation: $35, includes breakfast and lunch. Details: Jim Moore, at (985) 871-8801. Frank Courtenay, 858-9905. Register at All men are invited.

PROJECT LAZARUS, award dinner, May 10, Ace Hotel, New Orleans, The 2019 Project Lazarus Guardian Angels award will go to Laura Fine, Michael McIntosh, Robert Lucky, Jason Alle and Khanh Ho. 2019 chairpersons are Lawrence Gobble and Marianite Sister Judith Gomila. Details:


ST. ANN SCHOOL, walk-through tours for prospective students at 9:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, Feb. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28, in the school office, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. New student registration  Feb. 4, 6-7 p.m., cafeteria. St. Ann’s Men’s Club meets Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

KREWE OF ST. RITA, New Orleans, parade Feb. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m. St. Rita’s king and queen will parade around the school with their pre-K classmates tossing throws to the classmates. 866-1777. 

NOTRE DAME SEMINARY, annual gala, March 30, 7-10 p.m., seminary grounds at 2901 S. Carrollton Ave. The Honorary Chair Couple for 2017 will be David and Anna Jouandot. Food, music, raffle, live and silent auction items will be available. Tickets are $125 for the gala and $200 for the patron party. For tickets, email or call 866-7426, ext. 375, or visit the seminary website at 

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