Calendar: June 1 – July 27

St. Augustine High, 28th annual crawfish boil, June 1, 2-5 p.m. $25 a person at the door; one child 10 or younger admitted free with paid parents. Sponsored by the Alumni Advisory Board.  2600 A.P. Tureaud, New Orleans. Also, June 18 will be Give Purple Day, a 24-hour day of giving for students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends to transform lives. In order continue our prescription for success, we need your support. Details on either event, call 944-2424.

BROTHER MARTIN High, fishing rodeo, June 1, 2 p.m. at Brother Martin, with weigh-ins from 3-5 p.m. Fishing begins May 31 in Louisiana waters that can be reached by the average fisherman. $40 for adults, $15 for children and Brother Martin students, and free to non-fishermen age 12 and under). Details, registration: visit

MAGNIFICAT, Metairie breakfast for Catholic women, June 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 16th floor Chateau ballroom, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. $23 online ( through June 6. No tickets sold at door. Guest speaker Denise Beyer of the Houma-Thibodaux Diocese, a wife, mother, speaker, CCRNO Core Team for Women’s events and a member of the Southern Regional Conference Steering Committee and participant on Catholic Community Radio’s “Wake Up” program  and Radio Maria.  Music by Jamie Diliberto. Call treasurer Jane Margavio at 884-6152. 

RESPECT LIFE GATHERING, “Mercy Behind Bars,” June 19, 6:30 p.m., Performance of “Released to Nowhere,” a play written by formerly incarcerated Rhonda Oliver and performed by formerly incarcerated women who are members of the non-profit Women Determined, which provides housing, clothing, reconciliation, transportation and employment assistance to women newly released from Louisiana prisons and correction facilities. Performed at the St. Alphonsus Cultural Center, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans (between St. Andrew and Josephine streets). Q & A follows with a brief overview of the archdiocese’s plan for assisting persons released from prison with re-entry issues. Free but donations welcomed to support Women Determined. Details: Respect Life Office,

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, free training retreat for all laity to work for the New Evangelization, June 22, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., beginning with 8 a.m. Mass, St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd. Bring bagged lunch. Register: Dianne at 283-9292 or

JOSEPHITES CELEBRATION, 125 years in New Orleans, June 22, 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri. Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. in Gentilly.

ST. PETER, 24th annual Feast of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) Solemn Mass and Eucharistic Procession, June 23, 11:30 a.m., 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. Mass followed by procession. Reserved seating for religious is available in the front right section of the church. Those unable to process will pray special litanies in church. (985) 892-2422.

ST. JOSEPH ABBEY RETREAT CENTER, “In Silence with Thomas Merton”   retreat series led by the Abbey’s Father Ephrem Arcement, June 28-30. The retreat helps adults find spiritual renewal and awakening by entering more deeply into the silent depths of God’s presence through exploring the life and writings of the mystics of the Christian tradition. A second date for the same retreat will be  Jan. 31-Feb. 2. 2020. Registration: or call (985) 892-3473.

RUDY RUETTIGER, Notre Dame football legend and motivational speaker, will visit Visitation of Our Lady Church in Marrero, July 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 by email at or call 237-2962.

Christ the Healer  Medical Mission, 11th annual Medical Mission Gala to benefit the medical, dental and eye clinic mission in Granada, Nicaragua. July 12, 7-10 p.m. Food, music, silent and live auctions. Schulte Auditorium, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Tickets: $65 a person online or in person. 527-5774.

MAGNIFICAT LEADERS’ CONFERENCE, 15th International Magnificat Leaders’ Conference, July 18-21, Hilton New Orleans Airport, Kenner.

CYO ROSE RALLY FOR LIFE 2019, a day-long benefit “Oh! The Places They Will Go!” by Dr. Seuss, July 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with proceeds for the Woman’s New Life Center, ACCESS Pregnancy and Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry. Registration fee: $20. Location: St. Angela Merici, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie.

ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, Men’s Road to Emmaus Retreat, July 19-21. Based on the Scripture “The appearance on the road to Emmaus” (Luke 24:13-35). Retreat begins at 5 p.m. Friday and ends Sunday after 5:30 p.m. Mass. Round-trip transportation provided from St. Dominic Church in New Orleans. Details: Norman Madere 481-0411. Also, Healing the Hearts through Scripture and Song with Cindy Scardina, Aug. 2-4, charismatic retreat focused on 10 themes: faith, trust, mercy, grace, forgiveness, healing, salvation, hope, God’s peace and God’s love. 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, Louisiana. (225) 294-5039,

WINE, Women in the New Evangelization, a national organization focused on encouraging women in their Catholic faith, will host its first Baton Rouge conference, “Beautifully United in Spirit,” July 27, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., in collaboration with the Diocese of Baton Rouge, includes  praise and worship music, food, prayer team meetings, reconciliation, Mass, eucharistic adoration, local vendors. Inspirational speeches  by national and local Catholic speakers including Teresa Tomeo, a syndicated Catholic talk show host, author, international speaker; and Gloria Purvis, EWTN’s Morning Glory radio show host and Culture of Life Committee chairperson. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in St. Amant. Tickets, including a boxed lunch, $55 a person before June 27 or $65 a person after; $25 for religious sisters, consecrated. Register:, or call (985) 249-9258.

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