Calendar – March 23, 2019

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EVENTS

PEACE PRAYER WALK, March 26, 5 p.m., in the lot adjacent to St. John the Baptist Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Rain date March 28. 310-8772.

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION, all churches of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, March 27, April 3 and April 10, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

AMERICAN ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER, world premiere of “The Monumental Journey,” documentary that was an International Catholic Film Festival finalist, detailing crafting of St. John Paul II statue for city of New Orleans for tricentennial. March 27, 7 p.m., Prytania Theater, 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans. Sansepolcro flag throwers perform; 522-7294.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY Lenten series, screening of “Flannery: The Storied Life of the Writer from Georgia,” March 27, 7 p.m., Miller Hall Room 114, about southern Catholic author Flannery O’Connor. Jesuit Father Mark Bosco, vice president for mission and ministry of Georgetown University, leads a discussion. Free parking. 

SOUTHERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE of Catholic Charismatic Renewal March 29-31 at Copeland Tower Suites, 2701 Severn Ave., Metairie. Information, www.ccrno.org; 828-1368. 

CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Day of Prayer and Reflection, March 30, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., on life of Leonie Martin, a Sister of St. Therese. Sisters of Mount Carmel Barbara Breaud and Terry Falco conduct. Lunch included, $30. Register: carmelcenter@bellsouth.net, call (985) 882-7579.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA hosts inaugural Women of Faith awards brunch, March 30, 10 a.m., at Dooky Chase Restaurant, 2301 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. Honorees: Juanita Baranco, Gayle Benson, Christina Francis. Tickets, $75. 520-7575.

CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING of the archdiocese invites Cub and Girl Scouts in kindergarten to fifth grade to “Scouts Meet the Saints” gathering. Discover saints who are role models, interactive stations, a rosary-making craft, question-and-answer time with saints. March 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. St. Mary Magdalen Church, West Metairie Avenue at Airline Park Boulevard, Metairie. Wear uniform and  donate canned good for food pantry. Registration at door $7. 415-5902.

JEFFERSON CHORALE, presents “Pastorale,” with special guests from Benjamin Franklin High School Choir, directed by Dr. Louise LaBruyere, March 31, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 610 6th St., Gretna. The chorale is an affiliate of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS). Free-will donations accepted.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR PARISH eighth annual auction and gala, April 5, live music, a buffet, open bar, silent and verbal auctions, raffles. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Ridgeway, 2431 Metairie Road, Metairie. Admission: $50 a person or ($60 at door, if still available). Download ticket/donation/sponsor forms at www.steddy.org. 

FISH FRIES

KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER, St. Joseph the Worker Unit 267, hosts a fish fry every Friday of Lent through April 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 453 Pine St., Marrero. Fried or baked fish, baked spaghetti, peas, potato salad, bread. Specialty plates: shrimp pasta, crawfish stew, shrimp stew. Baked goods sold by the Junior Division. 994-9975.

REUNIONS

ST. JOSEPH HIGH AND GRAMMAR schools, associated with the church located at 1802 Tulane Ave. in New Orleans, will have an all-years’ reunion May 4 at the church. Call 473-8009 or email sjhscotties@gmail.com to update contact information.

ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY, 50th reunion for the class of 1969, June 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ralph’s on the Park. Contact Dianne Volpe at diannev6@att.net.

PARISHES

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE CHURCH, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, celebrates the blessing of its renovated church March 24 at 2 p.m.

SCHOOLS

FREE ACT WORKSHOP, March 26, 9 a.m.-noon, University of New Orleans. For teachers, administrators and curriculum leaders to discuss college readiness and the pre-ACT test. Visit: https://pages2.act.org/LA-PreACT-2019.html to register or email amyputty@act.org.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, inaugural golf tournament, March 29, 1 p.m., tee off 1 p.m., Lakewood Golf Club. Benefits university’s food science programs. Hole-in-one contest, putting contest,  raffle prize square board. Foursome registration, $500; single-player registration, $150. foodscience@uhcno.edu, 398-2336.

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, Alumnae Association’s annual Easter Egg Roll, March 30, 10 a.m.-noon (hunt begins at 11 a.m.). 7701 Walmsley Ave. Bring Easter basket. Area for egg hunters under age 5. Snacks, beverages provided. Children can make Easter card for Pope Francis to be mailed to Vatican. $20 a family. Reservations and payment: www.stmarysdo minican.org. Also, “Domini-Science Saturday,” March 30, 9 a.m.-noon. For girls in grades 4-6. Theme: Space. Activities include creating a Star Finder, flying a UFO, building luminary, constructing a Lunar Lander. $15 includes lunch and a Domini-Science Saturday T-shirt. Online registration required. 

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, Parent Booster Club annual Father/Son Road Rally, March 30, 5 p.m., Raider Room, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. Dinner follows. Raider father/son teams invited to scavenger hunt.

ST. DOMINIC, community yard sale, March 31, 9 a.m.-noon, in schoolyard. Lightly used clothing, books, furniture, tools, baby gear, etc., sold, with 50 percent of proceeds supporting the St. Dominic school and church parish.

MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, Spring Fling Gala, March 30, Audubon Tea Room. Patron party, 6 p.m.; gala 8 p.m. Crescent City Soul Band, food from New Orleans restaurants, live/silent auctions. Also, Easter breakfast for kids, April 6, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., egg hunt, arts, crafts, bunny photos. Breakfast from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tickets: children, $8 ($10 at door); adults, $10 ($12 at door); children under 1 are free. www.mcacubs.com.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS, Lenten Morning of Reflection, April 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Speaker: Father José Lavastida. Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Donation: $10 a person. To register, email jtaroconnor@cox.net.

KUDOS

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS has named Dr. Michael L. Capella dean of the Joseph A. Butts, S.J. College of Business, effective June 1. Capella is associate dean of graduate and executive programs and a professor of marketing at Villanova University. He led the development of a comprehensive online strategy for an online MBA and master of science in analytics program.

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