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END HUMAN TRAFFICKING NOVENA, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is asking everyone to participate in this novena Feb. 9-17. For daily email reminders to pray along, please visit https://nolacatholic.org/novena-to-end-human-trafficking. As a corporal work of mercy, one can also help the Free Indeed Home (safe house for girls ages 12-17 who have been victims of sex trafficking) with the items on their current wish list, which include a vacuum cleaner, hair dryers, copy paper, bike helmets, Walmart, Rouses and Winn Dixie gift cards, light bulbs (especially ceiling insert bulbs), garbage bags, brooms, mops. What’s also needed are foods that can be packed into lunches for the girls when they are traveling to medical appointments and educational requirements such as non-refrigerated individual lunches, individual fruit/pudding cups, any snacks that can be packed in the lunches. For churches/groups on the Northshore who want to donate, these items are needed: dairy products, meats (especially hamburger, chicken, meats, lunch meats), bread, butter, eggs, milk and cheese. Call the Respect Life Office at 400-4824, firstname.lastname@example.org to facilitate any donations. (Drop-offs are not accepted.)
THEOLOGY ON TAP, speaker series for young adults, Chimes Restaurant, 19130 W. Front St., Covington, Feb. 14, 21; March 7. Begins at 6:30 p.m.; speakers at 7 p.m. Free entrance; meal and drinks for purchase. Details: (985) 845-7342.
EXODUS 90, a men’s program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish running Feb. 15 to May 15. During the 90 days, each participant commits to a daily holy hour, two weekly meetings and abstaining from a list of worldly habits. For more info, email Gabriel Nehrbass at nehr email@example.com.
NEW ORLEANS BLACK CHORALE, sings a Black History concert, during Black history month, Feb. 17, 5 p.m., Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans.
DAYS OF PRAYER, Feb. 19, “Balance in Our Busy Lives” with Sister of St. Joseph Janet Franklin. $35; and Feb. 27, conducted by Msgr. Doug Doussan. Inspired by a Salt + Light Media film highlighting the story of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia that has been listening to the cries of the poor and the earth since 1970. Their efforts culminated in the Third Pastoral Letter on Appalachia in 2015 written not by the bishops but the people. Archdiocesan Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Call 887-1420.
WALK MS, annual walk for Multiple Sclerosis, March 9, 9 a.m., Audubon Park, Shelter 10, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Register: www.walkMS.org, call (855) 372-1331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN DIGNITY, presentation, March 16, 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. “Converging Roads: Where Health Care Ethics and Medicine Converge,” an initiative of the St. John Paul Foundation. Convergingroads.com.
72nd IRISH CHANNEL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE, March 16, 1 p.m. Free music, entertainment; food and beverages are for purchase. Beneftting St. Michael School. The parade follows a noon Mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church. New 2019 parade route begins on Magazine Street, to Jackson Avenue, to St. Charles Avenue, to Louisiana Avenue back to Magazine Street and ending after a turn riverbound on Jackson Avenue. Normand Ryan, a former Archbishop Rummel High coach, is this year’s grand marshal. Queen is Meagan Kelly, a Haynes Academy student. Students from Mount Carmel Academy, St. Mary’s Dominican, Cabrini and Archbishop Chapelle are court members. www.irishchannelno.org, Facebook IrishChannelStPatricksDayParade.
BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL PRAYER BREAKFAST, 14th annual, Feb. 13, 7:30 a.m., Southern Yacht Club, 105 North Roadway St., New Orleans. Keynote: former school president John Devlin, who now serves as the executive director of schools for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Sponsored by the Parents Club and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association. Brother Martin’s Advancement Office, 283-1561 or https://www.brothermartin.com/prayer-breakfast.
DISABILITY ADVOCATE FORMATION WORKSHOP, May 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Transfiguration of the Lord Parish Gym, 5621 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans. Guest speaker talk, “Building Parish-Wide Support for Your Disability Ministry and Defining Disability and Identifying Appropriate Outreach Strategies.” Pastors are encouraged to identify an advocate for persons with disabilities for their parish (who might or might not have a disability him/herself), if you have not already done so. 861-6294.
CALLING ALL FIFTH GRADERS, annual day to promote vocations to 1,000 fifth graders, May 7, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Academy. Register now through the Vocations office at 861-6298.
ST. ANSELM CATHOLIC CHURCH, fish fry dates, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12. Drive-through begins at 4 p.m.; dine-in at 5 p.m. Take-out available. Fried shrimp, catfish, soft-shelled crab and more; child’s plate available. Prices vary. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. (985) 845-7342.
ST. RITA, HARAHAN, Home and School Association, 2018-19 board members: Katie Curole, treasurer; Jennifer Gleeson, secretary; Kristine Flynn, CCSCC; Melessa Rantz, past president; Kristi Clewis, Maria Landry, publicity co-chairs; Alicia Schwankhart, room captain coordinator; Margaret Savoye, Religion in the Home; Tori Kauffman, membership; Jennifer Pittman, Stephany Cure, uniforms; Paige Mosley, Carrilyn Lacour, co-presidents; Tiffany Truxillo, fundraising, room captain coordinator; Angela Baudier, health and safety; Adrianne Jouet, room captain coordinator.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, Dr. Sarah Kelly has been named senior vice president, providing leadership over all aspects of student life, from recruitment and admissions through graduation. Kelly has served as the vice president for enrollment and marketing at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She led an impressive recruitment program at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and served as the associate vice president of student affairs at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, for almost 10 years. Kelly will join Loyola in early spring.