Calendar – March 16, 2019

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St. Thomas Catholic Church/Assumption of Our Lady Mission, fourth annual altar, March 17, noon, beginning with reenactment of Tupa Tupa (knock on doors of Holy Family), followed by the blessing of the altar and meals served to visitors with bags filled with cookies, a St. Joseph card and medal, bread and a lucky bean. 6951 Hwy. 39, Braithwaite.

MARY GALIZO, 20th annual, 1721 Robin St., Marrero. Altar blessing 11:30 a.m., with public viewing noon to 6 p.m. 

ST. CLETUS, St. Joseph altar, March 18 starting with a rosary, then blessing then viewing until 7:30 p.m. March 19, altar opens at 11:30 a.m., with food being served until it runs out. Altar remains open for viewing until 8 p.m. Details: 909-1685.

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, altar open after 8:15 a.m. Mass/blessing March 18. Rosary recited in a procession from the church to altar in the Borromeo room. Remains open until 7:30 p.m., and March 19 from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Meatless meal served in cafeteria March 19, 5-7 p.m.  Also, a Blue Mass for first responders, March 22, 9:15 a.m. with Archbishop Gregory Aymond as celebrant. 13396 River Road, Destrehan.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association St. Joseph altar with Milanese dinner, March 19, 4-6 p.m., at Divine Mercy Parish Center, Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner. Details, 812-6786.


GOD’S NORTHSHORE BLESSINGS, Mass for those with disabilities, will celebrate its Anniversary Mass on March 17, 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Church, 312 Lafitte St., Mandeville. This is a ministry to those with special needs, similar to God’s Special Children.

ST. ALPHONSUS, free concert of music for organ and voices, March 24, 3 p.m., St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center, 2045 Constance St., New Orleans. Featuring the Hammann and Hoppe continuo organ with works by Bach, Handel, Buxtehude and Purcell.

ST. CHRISTOPHER THE MARTYR, Deacon Phil McManamon leads three-day Lenten mission, “Walking with Jesus through the Sorrowful Mysteries,” March 26-28, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Topics: First and Second Mysteries on Tuesday; Third and Fourth Mysteries on Wednesday; and the Fifth Mystery, benediction on Thursday. Each day will break for refreshments.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR TEENS, training March 27-29, St. Dominic Church (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 or anyone who works with pre-teens, teens. Registration through March 20: 

PORNOGRAPHY TALK, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is hosting Matt Fradd, a leading pornography speaker, March 27, 6:30 p.m., for parents, archdiocesan CYO building, 2241 Mendez St., New Orleans; and on March 28, 6:30 p.m. for educators and ministry leaders, Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville. Light refreshments provided. 

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN STUDIES LECTURE, March 28, 7 p.m. Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel on Tulane University’s campus, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans. Diana Schaub discusses, “Lincoln on Science, Slavery and Sin.” Diana Schaub, professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland, has also served as the Garwood Teaching Fellow at Princeton and visiting professor of political theory in government department at Harvard and a contributing editor of “The New Atlantis” and on the publication committee of “National Affairs.

ST. BENEDICT, Men’s Club fish fry, March 29, April 12, 4-7 p.m. $10 includes fried fish and/or shrimp, potato salad or fries, coleslaw, dessert. Tickets at door or pre-sale at (985) 892-5202; dine-in or take-out.  20370 Smith Road, Covington.

ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST, fish fry, every Friday in Lent, 5-8 p.m. Fried or baked fish, two sides (fries, potatoes, or coleslaw) and a roll, $10; dine-in, take out or drive thru  (sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 9973 and the parish Men’s Club). Desserts sold by the Ladies Club, and drinks will be sold. 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell.

ST. AGNES CHURCH, Lenten mission, March 31-April 2, 7 p.m. nightly.  Theme: “Discipleship” with speaker: Capuchin Franciscan Father Vincent Fortunato. Also, Men’s Club Lenten fish fries March 29, April 12, 5 p.m., Marquette Activity Center, 3310 Jefferson Hwy.,  Jefferson. $12 includes fried fish, fried shrimp, fries, coleslaw and iced tea; desserts, other drinks sold separately. On April 12, fish fry followed by family bingo. 


MARIAN PLAYERS OF ST. PAUL’S THEATER, presents Disney’s “Newsies,” March 14-23. It’s the first musical produced at St. Paul’s under the new theater teacher Gordon Carmadelle with musical direction by Jonathan Sturcken, choreography by Emily Carmadelle. Cast of 27 from St. Paul’s School and St. Scholastica Academy. Tickets online at, or in person at Braswell’s Drugstore in Covington, the St. Paul’s Bookstore or St. Paul’s administration office. Shows are March 16, 19, 20, 22 and 23, 7 p.m.; March 16 and 23, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students. 

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, golf tournament, March 29, registration/ lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m., shotgun start 1 p.m. Lakewood Country Club. $5,000 raffle ($50 a ticket). Registration: $150 a player, $600 a foursome, includes a gift; hole sponsorship and contests., 398-2336,


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