Calendar – February 23, 2019

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March 6-10, 2019


ST. PETER CHURCH, Covington, Ash Wednesday, March 6, Mass times with distribution of ashes 6:30 and 8:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. At noon, a distribution of ashes during a Liturgy of the Word only. Details, (985) 892-2422.

THEOLOGY ON TAP. March 7, Marianite Sister Judy Gomila. Talks geared toward young adults between the ages of 18-35, married and single. 6:30 p.m. The Chimes Restaurant, 19130 West Front St., Covington. 

ST. MARTHA,“Open Wide  Our Hearts” presentation by Dr. Tom Ryan of Loyola’s LIM, March 8, 6:30 p.m. 2555 Apollo Ave., Harvey.

ST. ANN, new Substance Addiction Ministry (S.A.M.) March 11, 6 p.m., and continues every second Monday of the month in the John Paul II Room of the ministry center. Also, parish mission March 11-13 with Masses at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Theme: “Never Defined By Flaws” with speaker Dominican Father Jim Marchionda. 4940 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, parish mission, March 11-13, 7 p.m., with Passionist Father Cedric Pisegna, producer of “Live with Passion!” TV program and author of 22 books. Reconciliation service included March 12. Father Cedric will preach at the Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. Masses; morning homilies will be different from the evening talks. He also will preach at all weekend Masses March 9-10. Details: 

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), general meeting, parents’ institute, March 11, 7 p.m., with speaker Stacie LeBlanc, executive director of the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC) and Audrey Hepburn CARE Center. “Sexting: Preparing Parents to be Helpful, not Harmful.” St. Dominic Gym. 6:30 p.m. registration. Also, April 5, Morning of Reflection, 9 a.m.-noon, Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center in Metairie. Visit the CCSCC Facebook page to register.

OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE, Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning series with Sandie Campbell of the Archdiocese of New Orleans:  March 14, March 28, April 11, May 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Luke Family Center in Slidell. Cost: $100 includes classes and materials. Free babysitting available upon request. Questions? Pre-registration required: email, 861-6243 or online at 

WAY OF CROSS FOR MARRIED COUPLES, March 15, 6:30 p.m. after 6 p.m. Mass. St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Light reception follows. Details: Ty and Derrick Salvant, 251-5534. Sponsored by the New Orleans Catholic Engaged Encounter community.

RESPECT LIFE OFFICE, Health and Human Dignity ethics conference, March 16, 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary’s Schulte Hall, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Continuing education credits will be provided for physicians (7.25 CMEs), NPs/PAs (7.25 credits), nurses (7.25 CEs) & clergy (7.25 CEs).  Nationally known experts will present on topics such as end of life issues, assisted suicide, infertility and patient suffering. Also, human trafficking basic training workshop March 19, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 234 Angus Drive, Luling. To be discussed: red flags of human trafficking, how to report it and measures to take to fight human trafficking. FBI Special Agent Carollo will present. Free and limited to those 18 and older.

ST. JOSEPH ALTAR, March 19, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor cafeteria, 531 Avenue A, Westwego. Father Buddy Noel will bless the altar following the 8 a.m. Mass. Viewing follows, with serving to public from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

STREET REQUIEM 2019, “Homeless Not Hopeless,” second annual Street Requiem NOLA 10-piece movement of music interspersed with art to raise awareness of act homelessness with the multi-media production assistance from Academy of the Sacred Heart students, March 21, 7 p.m. Nims Center at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Proceeds help Ozanam Inn, Hotel Hope and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. Details, tickets:

HARRY TOMPSON CENTER, 20th anniversary gala, “Harry Says Aloha,” March 23, 6:30-10 p.m., Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Open bar, music by FAST, food, online silent auction, live auction with auctioneer John Calhoun. Tickets are $75; or $35 for those 35 and younger.

KEEPING OUR PROMISES, eighth annual Daughters of Charity Services gala presented by Louisiana Healthcare Connections.  March 23, National World War II Museum’s U.S. Freedom Pavilion Boeing Center, 1117 Calliope St., New Orleans. Patron party at 7 p.m.; gala at 8 p.m. The 2019 Inspired Cross honorees include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (the Greater New Orleans Chapters), the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., LCMC Health and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation. Entertainment: The Royal Essence Show Band. Details: 212-9544 or

MEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION, March 30, 8:30 a.m. Mary Queen of Peace and St. Anselm’s Knights of Columbus Assembly 2922 host their annual Men’s Day of Reflection at the Teresian Spirituality Center, 18080 St. Joseph Way, Covington, off Airport Road. Retreat Director:  Jesuit Father John Brown, talking about “Discerning God’s Will According to St. Ignatius Loyola.” $35 donation includes breakfast and lunch. Details: (985) 871-8801; Mail donation checks to register to: Jim Moore, 242 Lourdes Lane, Covington, LA 70435. All men invited.


  • What: a one-week,  sleep-over camp for children completing second through  eighth grades. Run by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, campers make lifelong friends, great memories and grow in their relationship with Jesus through arts and crafts, archery, swimming, hiking, boating, sports, camping.
  • When: June 2-8, June 9-15, June 16-22 and June 23-29 for boys; and  June 30-July 6, July 7-13, July 14-20 and July 21-27 for girls. 
  • Registration for campers: Opens Feb. 25. $409 per week – all inclusive.
  • Applications for staff: Now being accepted.   Students completing 9-11th grades may apply to be junior counselor (two-week positions). Graduating high school seniors, college students and older may apply for senior counselors. Other staff administrative positions and one-week nurse positions are available. All positions are paid, unless service hours are desired. Room/board and off periods are included. Training, orientation and formation precede the camp sessions. 
  • Details: Visit to register or apply  or call Denise Emmons at (985) 327-7240, ext. 100; or Kristen Bourgeois, ext. 102, or email

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