Calendar – April 6, 2019

ST. JOSEPH SEMINARY COLLEGE, free student recital, featuring seminarians, April 7, 2 p.m., outdoors near the new Rouquette Library fountain. Performances will include vocal and instrumental works composed by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and more. A reception with light snacks and beverages, and tours of the Rouquette Library recently built at the seminary. 75376 River Road in Covington.

MAGNIFICAT, an evangelistic outreach to Catholic women, “Life in the Spirit” seminar, April 10, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Seminar presents the basic Christian message of salvation, what it means to live a life in the Holy Spirit, and how to maintain that life. Details: Alma, 837-6896 or Jane, 831-9737.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Westbank gathers on second and fourth Wednesday monthly, Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. Praise, sharing 7:30 p.m.; Mass at 8 p.m. Speakers are Father Steven Leake, April 10; Father Mike Kettenring, April 24; Father Pedro Prado, May 8; and Father Francis Offia, May 22. Details: Diane, 913-4903 or Don, 884-0101.

HISPANIC APOSTOLATE, free community health fair and wellness day, April 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration at 9 a.m. Screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, body mass index, hepatitis, vision, glaucoma, retina; medical examinations including diagnostics and prescriptions; dental screenings and education on proper dental care and appointments with affordable dentists; confidential HIV testing. 2525 Maine Ave. in Metairie, behind Home Depot on Veterans Boulevard at Roosevelt. Details: 467-2550.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Families and Friends, next Mass April 14, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Junior St. Vincent dePaul Society hosts annual Easter Egg
Hunt after Mass.

SOLES FOR CHRIST, Good Friday walk, April 19, 7:45 a.m. (arrive by 7:15 a.m.). Ends at 1 p.m. back at center, 1301 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Churches visited include Our Lady of Good Counsel (home of Center of Jesus the Lord), Good Shepherd (St. Stephen Church), St. Henry, St. Mary’s Assumption, St. John the Baptist, St. Alphonsus, St. Theresa and St. Mary Chapel. Registration: $15 adults, $10 for children 12 and under includes a T-shirt (to be picked up in advance), guided walk, Stations of the Cross, song booklet, restroom facilities, water. Bus seating $15 for those who can’t walk. Details: 529-1636,

  RACHEL’S VINEYARD WEEKEND for those hurting after abortion or miscarriage, April 26-28. Facilitators: Pam Richard and Donna Scheuermann; priest facilitator Father Robert Cavalier. $190 a person. Details: 460-9360, Or 258-9183,

MOST HOLY TRINITY, fish fries, April 5, April 12, 5-7 p.m. Fried catfish, fried shrimp or combo plate with mac-n-cheese or fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert, $11; shrimp salad and dessert, $10; child’s plate with fried catfish or shrimp, mac-n-cheese or fries and dessert $6; drinks $1. Proceeds benefit parish-based Knights of Columbus. Family Life Center, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington.

ST. PIUS X, blood drive, April 14, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Donors will receive a cholesterol screening, family blood replacement for a year and a T-shirt. 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. Details: 615-4895.

ST. RITA, New Orleans, Community Health Fair, April 14, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Basic health screenings, blood donations and information from more than 20 different area agencies. Light lunch provided. 2729 Lowerline St.

JESUIT, Philelectic Society drama department produces “Into the Woods,” April 5, 6, 12, 13, 7:30 p.m.; April 13, 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10 students and $15 adults in advance; or $15 students, $20 adults at the door. Visit

ST. RITA, Harahan, Home and School Association, Dine-Out at Raising Cane’s, 919 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Elmwood, April 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mention St. Rita before placing order. Proceeds will purchase new Google Chromebooks for the school. Details: Call school office 737-0744.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS, Spes Unica Awards Dinner, April 11, 6:30 p.m.,  Metairie Country Club. 2019 award recipients: Marilyn and Peter Quirk and The Alden and Margaret Laborde Foundation. Also, the university’s annual all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, April 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include soft drinks and sides when registering online or $15 at door. A crawfish-eating contest between UHC students and prospective students, with the winner receiving a free semester in the university’s new residence hall. Advanced tickets:

St. Mary’s Dominican, presents musical “Godspell,” April 12, 7 p.m.; April 13, 1 p.m. performance also has a Fine Arts Festival, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. “Godspell” tells the story of Jesus Christ through song, dance and comedy. Messages of love, kindness and tolerance permeate the stage and into the audience’s hearts. In the Sister Ambrose Reggio, O.P. Gymnasium. More than 150 pieces of artwork by students will be on display in Alumnae Hall.  General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for Dominican students and children age 12 years and younger. Purchase tickets at

St. Anthony Catholic SchooL, Peace Walk with staff and students, April 12, 2 p.m., from the school, 900 Franklin Ave., Gretna, through the neighborhood for about 45 minutes. Public is invited. 367-0689.

MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, alumnae including those celebrating reunions, invited to the Alumnae Brunch on the Bayou, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deutsches Haus. Brunch catered by Pigeon Catering. Proceeds benefit Alumnae Scholarship Fund. Mothers of alumnae invited. Tickets:

CABRINI HIGH SCHOOL, theater department presents “The Little Mermaid,” play and birthday bash with dinner, activities including arts and crafts, photos and raffle for a 30th anniversary Signature Collection Blu-Ray DVD for the 30th anniversary of the Disney Classic, April 13, 7 p.m. Ariel’s birthday bash April 12, 5:30 p.m., with play at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 for play reserved seating and $12 for general admission seating. Email to reserve seat. Birthday Bash/play VIP seating tickets are $25 a person. Go to: day-bash-tickets

ST. AUGUSTINE, “A Knight at Drago’s,” seventh annual scholarship fundraiser, four-course dinner with beer, prizes, raffles, April 14, 4-7 p.m. Live music by Dwight and Connie Fitch. Donated by Drago’s Restaurant and the Cvitanovich Family Foundation. 3232 North Arnoult Road, Metairie. $125 a person. Tickets available in St. Augustine High School Alumni Office.

COME AND SEE VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND, April 12-14, for high school juniors and seniors and college-age men, St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington. No cost. Details, call the archdiocesan Vocation Office at 861-6298 or e-mail

Ronnie Moore, of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Cornerstone Builders, will be inducted into the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation’s 2019 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame as the “Re-Entry Honoree of the Year,” July 12. Reception at 10:30 a.m. at Angola Museum; induction banquet social begins at 5 p.m. at The Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center, 3848 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge. Banquet tickets are $75 with a July 1 deadline. Details, call museum (225) 655-2592.

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