Calendar – February 2, 2019

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Feb. 3-17


GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Families and Friends, next Mass Feb. 3, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road.

TET FESTIVAL, continues Feb. 8, 6-11 p.m.; Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14001 Dwyer Blvd., New Orleans. 317-4595.

MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Dynamic Catholic national motivational speaker Tony Ferraro will lead parishioners Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. through a series of questions for themselves and the parish so Mary Queen of Peace can grow into a dynamic parish. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Babysitting available. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville. Register at

MASS, ROSARY, PRAYER SERVICE to end human trafficking, Feb. 8, 5 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Church, 4901 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.

WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE, celebrated Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Mass at Mount Carmel Academy’s Activity Center, 7020 Louisville St. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Lunch, reception follow. 861-6281.

BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE, 10th annual Recycled Fashion Show, Feb. 10, 3-6 p.m., Rock N’ Bowl,  3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Local designers invent unique outfits for runway showcase, using recycled clothing, accessories from BH/GH thrift stores. Silent auction, food, cash bar. Emcees: Lauren “Fleurty Girl” Haydel, Andrew Ward. $25 in advance; $35 a the door. 821-7234.

INVIGORATE YOUR PRAYER LIFE, “Oremus:  A Guide to Catholic Prayer,” eight-week prayer study from Ascension Press led by Deacon Dave Farinelli. Location: Ascension of Our Lord Church Parish. Beginning Feb. 11 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Ends April 8. Details: (985) 652-2615. 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace.

MEN’S EVENING OF REFLECTION, sponsored by Regnum Christi Legionaries of Christ, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Christian Brothers City Park Campus, 8 Friederichs Ave., New Orleans.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, hosts renowned speaker and author Jeff Cavins, Feb. 11-12, 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Cavins will speak on “Sharing the Basic Gospel Message.” Feb. 12, Cavins will speak on “The Activated Disciple: How to Follow Christ in the Modern World.” Free; love offering taken each night. 835-9343.

ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group, meeting, Feb. 14, 6:15 p.m., with guest speaker  Paige Rahan, bereavement coordinator of Heart of Hospice, “Living Lives After the Death of a Loved One.” In parish center, the corner of Manson and Derbigny in Metairie.

MAGNIFICAT WEST BANK CHAPTER, Women’s Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Cafe Hope, Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna.  Praise, Scripture and joyful testimony by guest speaker, Houma-Thibodaux Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs. Tickets: $20 through Feb. 11 at West bank Religious Supply, 341-6558; 913-4913; 319-6788. Tickets not sold at door.  

SECOND COLLECTION, at all Feb. 16-17 Masses, for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans to bring hope and support to the more than 77,226 individuals and families helped each year. Donations provide food deliveries for the elderly, care for the physically and developmentally disabled, support and care for new and expectant mothers and more. 95 cents of every dollar received goes directly to these community services. 


ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, Krewe de Charles Bal Masque XXX, “An Evening in the Enchanted Forest,” Feb. 9, 7 p.m., school gym; $10 admission. King and queen are Joseph Vicknair and Ashlynn King, students at the school. 100 Dominican Drive, LaPlace. Details: (985) 652-3809.

ST. DOMINIC, “Cue in the View BBQ” cook-off. Feb. 10,  sponsored by the Fathers’ Club. BBQ, music, following the 10:30 a.m. family school Mass. Enter a team: Winning team competes in Hogs for the Cause in March.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL HIGH SCHOOL, Parent Booster Club’s monthly Rosary Prayer Group, Feb. 12, 7:30 a.m. in chapel, 1901 Severn Ave. Coffee, donuts and fellowship afterwards in the teachers’ lounge.  Family and friends of Rummel welcomed.

URSULINE ACADEMY, Traditions Mass honoring those who have attended Ursuline, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m., National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2635 State St., New Orleans. Donut reception in Legacy Dining Hall following Mass. RSVP:


PULSE WEEKEND IMMERSION, Feb. 22-24, sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life, for high school and college students to grow in pro-life knowledge, persuasion skills, discuss effective activism, hear testimonies, participate in hands-on activism, games, field trip and enjoy the PULSE Coffee House. At Camp Istrouma, 25975 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, near Baton Rouge. Register: A second weekend scheduled: March 29-31, Bocamb Farms, 81495 Hwy. 437, Covington. Early-bird pricing: $60 for each weekend.


ST. ELIZABETH’S GUILD, NEW 2019-20 officers: Kathleen Robert, president; Cheryl Cabes, first vice president; Cindy Paulin, second vice president; Lisa Baynham, recording secretary; Anne Gaffney, corresponding secretary; Karen Pilie, treasurer. Proceeds from the annual Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon were distributed to representatives of these Catholic Charities organizations supported by St. Elizabeth’s Guild: Padua House, St. John the Baptist Head Start, Cornerstone Kids, Isaiah 43 and Therapeutic Family Services. For details, call St. Elizabeth Guild president Kathleen Robert at 782-9919.

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