DAY OF PRAYER, April 25, directed by Matt Rousso and Msgr. Doug Doussan on Pope Francis’ universal call to holiness as proclaimed in his apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”). Salt and Light film on the “Francis Impact” will be shown June 11. Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat House, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, six-week series of listening sessions and an update of the Catholic faith each Thursday beginning April 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in parish center. Light refreshments served. 888-0703. 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. www.steddy.org.
MONK RUN 2019, annual 1-mile/5K trail run and walk, April 27, St. Joseph Abbey, 75376 River Road, Covington. Proceeds support maintenance and preservation of Abbey forest. 1-mile race, 8 a.m.; 5K race starts 8:30 a.m. Registration, number pickup at 6:45 a.m. Post-race picnic with jambalaya, burgers, hot dogs, Abita beer, root beer. Hand-made awards from Abbey monks. Online registration through April 19: getmeregistered.com/monk run2019. Pre-registration: $30, $15 for ages 16 and under, or $25 for seniors 65 and over. T-shirts given to pre-registered entrants race day; race-day registration: $35, or $20 for ages 16 and under, or $30 for seniors 65 and over. Race-day entrants not guaranteed T-shirt. Register: checks only, payable to St. Joseph Abbey, St. Joseph Abbey, C/O 15th Street Flyers, 49 Karen Dr., Covington, LA 70433 or Varsity Sports, 2021 Claiborne St., Mandeville. Volunteers, sponsors call (985) 867-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: (985) 893-3684.
PEOPLES HEALTH WELLNESS PROGRAM, free music therapy with speaker Carly Carrone, April 26, 10 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. lecture time. Reservation deadline: April 24, 1 (800) 561-4127, peopleshealth.com/wellness.
NOTRE DAME SEMINARY, art show, April 27, 5-9 p.m., Schulte Auditorium, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Art from Notre Dame seminarians, St. Rita’s Catholic School students and local and national artists on display. Details: email@example.com.
WALK LIKE MADD, second annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New Orleans chapter walk, April 27, 8 a.m., LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie. Proceeds benefit group’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving through law enforcement, ignition interlocks or “in-car breathalyzers” for convicted drunk drivers and technology advancement. Registration: $15 for ages 5-21; $20 for age 21 and over: www.walklikemadd.org/neworleans.
EXTRAVAGANT MERCY, Easter Mission April 28, 3 p.m. (refreshments follow) and April 29, 6:30 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Uptown, 631 State St., New Orleans. Leader: Mercy Sister Terry Falco, program and hospitality director of Carmelite Spirituality Center in Lacombe, with a master’s degree in liturgy from University of Notre Dame and a certified in spiritual director. Mission provides opportunity to open hearts wider and deeper while discerning ways to offer mercy “with him, through him and in him.” Free parking in lot behind church on Constance Street.
NATIONAL SHRINE OF BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS, Healing Mass St. Mary’s Assumption Church, April 28, 1 p.m. Seelos Center gift shop, 919 Josephine St., open before and after Mass; confession before Mass.
FIRST RESPONDERS MASS, 17th annual event sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Knights of Columbus Council 12686, April 28, 11 a.m., St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson Parish, Kenner, Harahan, Gretna, Westwego and state and Causeway police invited with special seating. Reception follows in cafeteria. Details: 250-1185, 301-7149 parish office at 835-9343.
COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, Archdiocese of New Orleans hosts quarterly Mass at All Saints Church, 1441 Teche St., New Orleans (Algiers), April 28, 10 a.m. Goal is to show how those with disabilities can become more involved in parish liturgical life. To participate, call Janet Pesce at 455-6801.
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, sponsors two upcoming discernment workshops, “Called to Be You: Discovering and Living Your God-Given Strengths,” April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation’s Catholic Women in Action, Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. $35. Second workshop partners with Archdiocese of New Orleans Young Adult Ministry: May 6, 7-9 p.m., at Notre Dame Seminary Pastoral Center, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Both led by Dr. Susie Veters, director of Stewardship and Parish Services. Register: cf.arch-no.org/upcomingevents-events/
MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, Fine Arts Department’s annual Brown Linen Night art show, April 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Duplantis Gym. Hundreds of new works by Mount Carmel Academy studio arts students and art from STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) projects across the curriculum and performances showcased. The Milne Art Market will feature gifts of handmade soaps, art, crafts for sale. Art exhibition of personal artwork of Mount Carmel Fine Arts faculty members also displayed. Free admission. Fifth- and sixth-grade girls invited to visit April 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a day of hands-on activities in science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math. Lunch provided. Limited spots. Register: www.mcacubs.com.
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL, Marian Players perform a Passion Play April 16 at 7 p.m. for the public in the Briggs Assembly Center, on the Jefferson Avenue side of campus in Covington.
ARCHBISHOP SHAW HIGH, annual Hall of Fame Gala, May 10, 7 p.m. Royal Palms in Harvey. Inductees in Hall of Fame: Dr. Gerard DeLuca and Steve Mott, class of 1979 from 7-8 p.m. Main event from 8-11 p.m. with music by the Groovy 7, an open bar, silent and live auctions with mobile bidding. New this year: bidding on Shaw license plates between the numbers of 2 and 100. Bidding closes on the night of the gala. Proceeds will help fund eighth-grade scholarships. surrency4@archbish opshaw.us or https://www.archbishopshaw.org.
SERVE, Students Engaging in Reflective Volunteer Experiences, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ summer service program for high school students to give back to the community and achieve service hours required by many Catholic high schools. Four-week sessions with options to earn 12 to 32 hours each week. SERVE sites include a homeless shelter, two adult day healthcare centers and a food bank. Open to incoming freshmen students through seniors. $15 registration, non-refundable. $15 for Mini-SERVE or $30 for SERVE. Registration open now until full. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Details: Shannon Murphy, director of volunteers, at 310-6962. Register online at http://www.ccano.org/serve-app/
LAST SUPPER BROUGHT TO LIFE, 20th consecutive year production of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting at Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Palm Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m., 14450 LA-442, Tickfaw. Nineteen cast members and six narrators including production director Virginia Patecek bring to life the dramatic moments when Jesus reveals that one of his own will betray him soon. Viewers glimpse into the apostles’ background and what each may have been thinking at hearing of the impending betrayal. Courtney Daussat sets the mood immediately as sacred Gregorian chant fills the church.
BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, named Milton Dureau, class of 1969, as its Senator J. Ellender Alumnus of the year for being dedicated to family and career and a faith-filled Christian disciple who is a role model to students. At Brother Martin, Milton served on the Cor Jesu Class of 1969 reunion committee; the Celebration of the Crest auction committee (chair couple in 1997 with wife Christine); Parents Club board of directors; the Trey Culotta Wrestling Tournament Committee; Alumni Board of Directors; President’s Dinner Committee and the Phase III Campaign Committee. He is a Society of 1869 member. After Cor Jesu, Milton graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1973 and worked with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as a forensic drug chemist, was promoted to crime laboratory director in 1988 and assisted in the establishment of a DNA Laboratory in 2000. He was named commander of scientific services in 2009 and retired in 2011 after more than 38 years. He serves as a basketball referee for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and received the archdiocesan Order of St. Louis Medallion in 2003. He serves on the Congregation of St. Joseph People Program board of directors and is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Louisiana Association of Forensic Scientists. He has four children and three grandchildren.