Calendar: May 23 – June 15

INTERFAITH RAMADAN DINNER, May 23, 7 p.m., Loyola University New Orleans’ Danna Center St. Charles Room. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Register at

ST. RITA HARAHAN, Home and School Association fundraiser night, May 23, 4-7 p.m., Sector 6, 612 Distributors Row, Harahan. Cost: 1-hour jump $15; 1.5 hour jump $20; 2-hour jump $25. Socks required. Mention St. Rita HSA when paying at the door. Proceeds will be used to update the technology infrastructure at the school.  Details: 737-0744. 

IGNATIAN VOLUNTEER CORPS, information session, May 29, 6 p.m., Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans, room 133. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps ( is composed of volunteers 50 years old or older who use their life experience and professional skills as a volunteer with an agency that serves people in need. Ignatian Volunteers commit to serving with a local non-profit agency eight  to 16 hours a week from September through June. Volunteers meet as a group monthly for prayer and reflection in addition to one-on-one interactions with a “reflector” well-versed in Ignatian spirituality. Email, or call Roland and Arlene at 835-4707.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Mass June 2, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL CHOIR, annual spring concert, “Music is in the Air,” June 2, 3 p.m., Corpus-Christi-Epiphany Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Free-will offering accepted.

JEFFERSON CHORALE, an affiliate of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, presents “NO Call: Ain’t Dat a Shame” concert directed by Dr. Louise LaBruyere, June 2, 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Gym, 601 7th St., Gretna. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors/kids at the door. Details: 430-6371.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, solemn 9-Day St. Jude Novena, June 3-11. Weekdays: 12:15 p.m. novena only and 6 p.m. novena and Mass; Saturday 12:15 p.m. novena only and 4 p.m. Mass and novena follow; Sunday: novena follows 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mass. Father Quentin Moody celebrates this 61st St. Jude novena. Father Moody is a native of Belize, Central America, and an ordained priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans for 33 years. Come and ask God and St. Jude for a miracle.

OPERATION UPPER ROOM PRAYER VIGIL, June 8, with a 9 a.m. Mass, followed by eucharistic adoration with novena prayers to the Holy Spirit every hour. It concludes with benediction at 6 p.m. In preparation of the feast of Pentecost. The Center of Jesus the Lord at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. On Pentecost Sunday, June 9, a multi-cultural Mass of unity will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Details, 529-1636 or visit

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, “Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good,” July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon. St. Edward the Confessor. Open to children entering pre-kindergarten4-sixth grade. Bible-learning activities, singing, teamwork building, Bible Memory Buddies and God Signings. Registration due by June 7. Cost: $30 a child. Volunteers are needed and must be safe environment trained. High school students can earn up to 20 service hours.

JESUIT FISHING RODEO, 27th annual event, June 15; fishing can begin June 14 anywhere. Entry: $45 adults, $30 for those 18 and younger. Food and refreshments only: $15 for ages 11 and older, $10 for those 10 and under. For more information, go to

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