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ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA BYZANTINE CATHOLIC MISSION, Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts every Wednesday during Lent at 7 p.m. 2435 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Outdoor Way of the Cross, March 9, 11 a.m., beginning in front of the church. Sponsored by the parish Evangelization Committee. 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.
MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter, ministry For Catholic women, breakfast March 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Best Western Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Chateau Ballroom, 16th floor, Metairie. Speaker: Karen Sheehy, motivational speaker and WINE (Women in the New Evangelization) Louisiana representative, gives her testimony. Reservations: $22 by mail; checks to Magnificat Metairie, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner 70062 or $23 online (www.magnificat-ministry.org/la-metairie). For more information, call Jane 884-6152.
ORGAN CONCERT, March 10, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Church and Shrine, 610 6th St., Gretna. Dominican Father Michael Burke, from the Southern Province of the Dominicans, will play some original compositions on the pipe organ and keyboard.
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER, Lenten mission, March 11-13, 7 p.m. nightly. Theme: “Be a Piece of the Peace,” with homilist/revivalist Father Roy A. Lee, Ph.D. There is no cost to attend, but a love offering will be collected. 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. 347-8438.
ST. ANGELA LADIES AUXILIARY (SALA), meeting March 12, 7 p.m., Kern Center. Carnival beads being collected for ARC. Members will play Bonco and dress complementary to the St. Joseph and St. Patrick theme. Refreshments served. New members welcome. Dues: $20 a year.
ST. ELIZABETH’S GUILD, general meeting, March 14, begins at 11 a.m., with doors open at 10:30 a.m., Andy’s Bistro, 3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie. Lunch follows. Guest speaker: Dr. Jack Andoni, board president of Hotel Hope, a nonprofit, interfaith organization providing safe housing to women and children while guiding them to self-sufficiency and empowerment through case management. St. Elizabeth’s Guild exists to support the many needs and the well-being of the various children’s programs serviced by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Details: 782-9919.
LENTEN MORNING OF REFLECTION, “Counting the Steps to a Better Lent,” March 16, 9-11:30 a.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m., and Mass at 11:30 a.m. Presenter: Father Joseph M. Krafft, director of pastoral formation and professor of pastoral theology for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. National Votive Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State St., New Orleans. Register: 250-8079, email@example.com.
ST. GENEVIEVE, Parish Lenten mission, “I Will Give You a New Heart” with Father Francis Offia, March 25-27, 7-8 p.m. A reception will be held the last night in the Parish Life Center. 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell. (985) 643-3832.
A NIGHT IN HAITI, March 23, 6-9 p.m., seventh annual celebration of the partnership between Mary Queen of Peace (MQP) Church in Mandeville and sister parish, St. Benoit in Haiti. Dinner, Caribbean music, Haitian crafts, artwork sold. $40 individual; $75 a couple. MQP cafeteria, 1501 West Causeway Approach. Proceeds help education and school lunch expenses for elementary through high school students at St. Benoit. To reserve, e-mail MQPHaiti@gmail.com. Details: (985) 626-0944 or www.maryqueenofpeace.org/haiti-partnership.
ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL, free recital by Benjamin Alard, noted interpreter of music of Johann Sebastian Bach, March 24, 6 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Alard’s principal passion has always been the music of J.S. Bach. He was awarded first prize in the 2004 International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. Since 2005, he has been organist of the Bernard-Aubertin organ of Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile (Paris) where each season he presents a series devoted to Bach. He has recorded for the label Hortus and has made several recordings of works by J.S. Bach for Alpha. Alard is working on a recording project of the complete works for harpsichord and organ solo of Bach for Harmonia Mundi. The first recordings were released in spring 2018.
RESPECT LIFE OFFICE, March 27-29, “Theology of the Body for Teens” training March 27-29, St. Dominic Siena room, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. 1.5 day (middle school) or 2.5 day (high school) training for parents, teachers, youth leaders, priests, deacons, those working with pre-teens, teens. Register by March 20: https://respectlife.arch-no.org/theology-of-the-body-for-teens-training. Registration Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research, April 4, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Vincent Hall, 1324 Moss St., New Orleans. Yvette Fouchi, St. Edward the Confessor Respect Life coordinator, presents “Biotechnology: IVF, Stem Cell and More.” Light refreshments. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. ANN, Men’s Club donut breakfast March 10, after 8 and 9:30 a.m. Masses, in cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Also, meeting, March 18, 7 p.m., cafeteria. Walk-thru school tours available every Monday and Thursday mornings through the end of the school year.
CCHD NATIONAL ART CONTEST
- WHAT: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is sponsoring a national contest called “Creating on the Margins.” The contest aims to help students understand what it is like to live in poverty, the root causes of poverty and the Catholic Church’s response to poverty.
- 2019 THEME: “A Time to Heal Racism”
- WHO CAN ENTER: Open to students in seventh through 12th grades. Students who participate are asked to create an original painting, essay, poem, short story, multi-media presentation, song, clay model or original ceramic work, etc.
- ENTRY DEADLINE: March 31 nationally. Entries will be judged on creativity. Monetary prizes from the CCHD will be awarded.
- DETAILS: Contact Kevin Fitzpatrick of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Office of Justice and Peace at 592-5692 or School Sister of Notre Dame Paulette Tiefenbrunn or visit the USCCB site: http://www.usccb.org/about/catholic-campaign-for-human-development/multimedia-youth-contest/upload/jphd-multimedia-youth-contest-packet-educators.pdf.