Calendar – March 9, 2019

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ST. ANN, Lenten Mission, March 11-13, with Masses at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Dominican Father Jim Marchionda,“Never Defined by Our Flaws.” Parish Date Night, March 16, 6:30 p.m. $30 a couple includes dinner, entertainment focused on “The Lighter Side of Marriage.” Tickets: Babysitting for children 4 years old and younger.

ST.  JOSEPH THE WORKER, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero, will have its Lenten mission, March 11-13, at 7 p.m. each night. Theme is “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 each night. 347-8438.

MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Oblate Father George Knab, preaches “Simply Live! True Religion for the 21st Century.” Lenten mission March 11-14, 7 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Mass each morning. Child care available in evening. 1515 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, Morning of Prayer and Reflection, “All About Faith” with guest speaker Deacon Jesse Watley. March 23. Doors open at 8 a.m. beginning with refreshments. Presentation: 9-11 a.m. Confession available. Free; all faiths welcomed. 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. (985) 652-2615.

TRI-PARISH LENTEN REVIVAL, “Have a Little Talk With Jesus,” March 25-27, three different New Orleans churches are united on their Lenten journey. March 25, “What is Prayer?” Blessed Trinity Church, 4230 South Broad St.; March 26, “Where and Why Do We Pray?” St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 2015 Louisiana Ave.; and “How Do We Pray?” Blessed Sacrament-St. Joan of Arc Church, 8321 Burthe St. Deacon Terrel Broussard is the revivalist. Bring a Bible. 

LENTEN MISSION, with Oblate Father Tony Rigoli, St. Anselm Church, April 8-10, 7 p.m. Subject: “Crossing the Highway to Heaven – Stop, Look and Go!” Confessions heard April 10. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Details: (985) 845-7342.


ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be,” March 14, 21, 28, 7-8 p.m. Based on the book by Father Larry Richard. Northshore Catholic Center, 4465 E. Hwy. 190 Service Road, Covington. Deacon Peter Miranda shares the importance of the spiritual life.  Buy the book and read the introduction and first chapter before class. “Mind/Body/Spirit Connection: A Holistic Approach to Prayer,” March 18, 15, April 1, 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with ASC executive director Sister Dorothy Trosclair and Kathy Anzelmo teaching calming techniques as a way to enter into deeper prayer through imaginative contemplation. 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Cost: $40. Register:, call 861-3254.

ST. PIUS X, fish fries, March 15, 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. both days. Dine in or drive thru. $10 fried fish, macaroni and cheese, salad and bread or grilled shrimp salad, mac and cheese, and bread; $3 nachos; $2 cheese pizza; $1 desserts and drinks. Proceeds help fund Scout Troop 100 to attend summer camp. 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

PEOPLES HEALTH, free public wellness program, March 25, 11 a.m., gathering 6:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Medicare Bingo with Kristen Punch. Mercy Endeavors Senior Center, 457 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Registration 10:30 a.m. Reservation deadline: March 22. 1 (800) 561-4127,


CAFÉ RECONCILE, recruiting new students for 2019 classes, with Class 2 beginning March 18. Young adults ages 16-24 years old can apply online and in person for the eight-week hospitality training and job-placement program that provides paid stipends, life skills classes, visits to industry partners, interview training, etc. Class 3 begins May 13; Class 4: July 15; Class 5: Sept. 9; Class 6: Oct. 28. To apply online visit In person, visit Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the third floor. Interviews are conducted weekdays between 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Details: Erin Gosen,, 934-1640,, 568-1157. 

ST. CHRISTOPHER THE MARTYR, School Drama Club presents: “Jump and Jive Juliet.” Performances are Saturday, March 23, 6 and 8 p.m. in the Parish Center, 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the school office or at the door.

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, annual Debs Technique Clinic, March 23, 9 a.m.- noon; and all-day clinic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to girls in fifth through seventh grades, incoming and current Dominican students interested in trying out for the Debs dance team. Morning clinic, $25, taught by Dominican Debs members; all-day clinic registration, $50, taught by Debs assistant choreographers Payton Ibos and Shelby Rase. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Registration deadline: March 22 at 5 p.m., Walk-ins on day of clinic will have a $30 fee (morning clinic) and $60 (all-day clinic)., 865-9401, ext. 5021. 

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY, annual Basket and BBQ Bash, March 23, noon-2 p.m. BBQ lunch and a variety of baskets for sale. There also will be a bouncy house and Easter Bunny photos for children. Advance tickets are $15 and include a plate lunch and prize tickets. Details: 341.6217, extension 208 or

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