Calendar: April 27-May 25

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 2, noon-1 p.m., non-denominational “Love One Another” prayer event, under a tent in front of Gretna City Hall on the Commons near Huey P. Long Avenue and 2nd Street, Gretna.

PENTECOSTAL DEVOTION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, series of talks to prepare for Pentecost featuring rosary reflections on the Holy Spirit written by Harrick Connick Sr., St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. May 7: “The Prophets” with Father Dennis Hayes; May 13 on “The Incarnation” with Father James Wehner; May 21 on “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit” with Father Jose Lavastida; May 28 on “The Fruit of the Spirit” with Archbishop Gregory Aymond; June 4 on “The Forgiving of Sins” with Dominican Father John Restrepo. Evenings begin with 6 p.m. rosary, followed by reflection.

ST. VINCENT INFANT & MATERNITY GUILD, spring luncheon and style show, May 7. Airport Hilton, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; event starts at 11 a.m. Officers installed at meeting: Cindy Wooderson, president; Cindy Bowman, vice president; Casey Klamen, recording secretary; Robin Dykes, treasurer; Carol Lavin, corresponding secretary. Parade of prize tickets, door prizes, 50/50. Details:  Robin Dykes, 887-9299.

ST. ANGELA MERICI, Ladies Auxiliary (SALA), “SALA goes Cajun” meeting, May 7, 7 p.m., Kern Center. Rose March will discuss “Beginning Experience,” a nine-week program for those experiencing spousal loss, divorce or separation. Bring an “unwrapped” small Mother’s Day gift (lotions, tiny artificial flowers, notepads, jewelry) for children in shelters to give to their moms. New members welcome. Dues $20 annually.

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES, sponsored by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, for those who have completed residency requirements, May 9-June 13, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on Thursdays. Attendance at all classes beneficial. Location: St. Tammany Parish Library Causeway branch, 3457 Hwy. 190, Pontchartrain Plaza Shopping Center, Mandeville. (985) 727-4665.

Give NOLA Day 2019, sixth annual fundraiser for local charities kicks off at midnight May 7, ends 24 hours later. Sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. To make a donation May 7, go to, and then donate $10 or more using a credit or debit card to participating nonprofits.

PROJECT LAZARUS, annual Guardian Angel Award Gala, May 10. Honorees: Laura Fine, Michael McIntosh, Robert Lucky, Jason Allen and Khahn Ho. The Ace Hotel New Orleans. Details: Lily Hannigan,

COME, LORD JESUS! DAY OF REFLECTION, May 11, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Our Lady of Divine Providence, 908 North Starrett, Metairie. Steve Morgan discusses Father Conley Bertrand’s book, “To Know Jesus.” Details: 400-1695,

ARCHDIOCESAN MASS FOR VOCATIONS, Archdiocese of New Orleans celebrates annual Mass for vocations May 12, 11 a.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Celebrant: Archbishop Aymond. Priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, everyone invited. Seminarians, women, men in formation for consecrated life and diaconate candidates join to thank God for their vocation. 861-6298.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, “Holiness Is Next Door” presented May 17-19, Franciscan Father Simeon Gallagher discusses Pope Francis’ document “Gaudete et Exsultate,” to show that holiness is in the immediate circumstances of life; God is to be found in all things. Call Susan Halligan, 267-9604

  ICON WORKSHOP, instruction in the Byzantine-Russian tradition by the Prosopon School of Iconology (, May 20-25. Beginner students: $1,350, includes art supplies, room and food; intermediate and advanced students: $,1,249. Non-refundable $150 deposit. St. Joseph Abbey’s Christian Life Center, St. Benedict; chris

ST. RITA, Home and School Association-sponsored “Living Rosary” May 2, 2:20 p.m., school gym, 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. Second graders hold and light candles to represent the decades while standing in the shape of the rosary as the school prays together. Details: 737-0744.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club general meeting, May 1, 7 p.m., Massett Hall, 6421 West Metairie Ave. Metairie. Bring a flower for the May crowning. Voting held for the 2019-20 executive board.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association general membership meeting, May 7, 7 p.m., at Kenner school. New 2019-20 officers will be introduced.

ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA, presents Disney’s musical, “High School Musical, Jr.” May 10-11, 7:30 p.m., May 12 at 6 p.m. Reserve tickets by email or 382-5481. General admission tickets sold at door. Reserved $10, general adult/child $8/$5. St. Philip Neri Parishioners Center 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Play features a cast and crew of students and is directed by Stacy Taliancich Randall.

BROTHER MARTIN, tennis tournament, May 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center. Women check in 8:15 a.m.; matches begin at 8:30 a.m. Men check in 10:30 a.m. RSVP by May 3. $90 a team. 284-6700,

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, 22nd annual Wolf Pack Athletics Golf tournament, May 17, registration noon; four-man scramble, shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.; awards ceremony 5 p.m. Audubon Golf Club. Benefits scholarships for athletics. Details:, 861-5568.

ST. DOMINIC, Elementary School’s class of 1959’s 60th reunion, June 8, 1:30-5 p.m., Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway St., New Orleans. Class member Benny Grunch provides entertainment. Full buffet, cash bar. Graduates’ spouses, friends and other St. Dominic alumni from that era invited. Tickets: $35 each. Details: Valerie Cambre Walker, 491-9965.

ST. CLARE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, May 24, 5-10 p.m.; May 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; May 26, noon-10 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors, food, amusement park rides, raffle, live bands and a classic car show (Saturday 8 a.m). Entertainment includes: Nick Perkins (Elvis impersonator) from 5:15-7 p.m., Dave Mayley Band, 7:30-10 p.m. May 24; Sippian Soul with Pat Murphy from noon-3 p.m., Mass at 4 p.m. and Category 6 band, 7-10 p.m. May 25; and a cornhole tournament from 1-3 p.m., Brandon Hogue and Kameron Jackson duet, 1-3 p.m., Foret Tradition, 7-10 p.m., followed by fireworks on May 26. 236 South Beach Blvd., Waveland, Mississippi 39576. (228) 467-9275.

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