Calendar: June 10 – July 12

LOYOLA JAZZ CAMP, June 10-13, open to non-beginnners who have completed seventh through 12th grades that play brass, woodwind or string instruments, piano, bass, guitar or drums. Four days of combos, improvisation, theory, ear training, appreciation, lessons, master classes, faculty performances. Scholarships available.

ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC HIGH, summer camps for youth, including: basketball for boys and girls ages 12-15, June 10-14, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $100. Jeff Montz, 609-7191; Starstepper mini camp, June 10-13 for ages 4-13, 9 a.m.-noon, $50. (985) 817-9883; cheerleader mini camp, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4-13, $50. (225) 445-1018; soccer camp for boys and girls ages 4-13, June 24-28, 8:30-11:30 a.m., $20 a day or $80 a week, 952-8373; football camp, July 15-16, 18-19, 8:30-11:30 a.m., for 7- to 13-year-olds, $100, (985) 652-3809, ext. 108. Details: (985) 652-3809 or

ST. ELIZABETH, Home and School Association-sponsored SEAS used uniform sale, June 11, 6 p.m. in the SEAS Cafeteria. Details: Angela Gorman, 812-6786 or Jamee Meisner, 460-3832.

ARCHBISHOP SHAW, flag football tournament, June 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Shaw graduates compete against one another to support the school. Entry: $300 a team. Concessions sold at the event; bottled water will be provided. Ice chests not allowed on campus. 1000 Barataria. Details: 329-0429.

PULSE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, July 8-12, Timothy Retreat Center, 13862 Woodward Drive, Baker, Louisiana. Early-bird fee of $199 by June 21; $214 after. High school, college students invited to be pro-life leaders by hearing local and national speakers and testimonies on the pro-life issues. Participants will be inspired to make a difference through hands-on activism on LSU’s campus, testifying at the Capitol, field trips to Woman’s New Life Center and a nursing home, games. 1 (866) 463-5433,

FREE ORGAN CONCERT, by Robert Zanca, June 9, 3 p.m., marking 25 years that Zanca has been organist of St. Alphonsus Parish. He will perform on the 1860 Simmons and Wilcox organ, playing works by J.S. Bach, N. LeBegue, J. Pachelbel, G. Frescobaldi, G. Liardon and C. Franck. St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 2030 Constance St., New Orleans.

Pack a Pew, and share your faith June 9 on Pentecost Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Invite family and friends to Mass. Ascension of Our Lord, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. Fellowship and refreshments follow Mass. (985) 652-2615 or

DAY OF PRAYER, “Listening to Franciscus: Pope Francis Speaks Words of Hope for our Future,” June 11, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., ending with Mass. Presenters: Father Doug Doussan, chaplain of the Archdiocesan Retreat Center, and Matt Rousso, director of the Maryknoll Mission Office. $35. Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 887-1420,

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, International Food Fest, Cook-Off and Tasting, June 15, auditorium, 444 Metairie Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Sponsored by Daughters of Isabella, 214-5548 or email Also, St. Francis Jazz Brunch, June 23, 1-4 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.) Tickets are $20  in advance for grillades and grits, salad, Joan Farris cookies, music by New Orleans Banjos +2.  Cash bar. Proceeds  go to the parish’s hospitality committee for social events.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, fourth annual conference, June 21-23, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Keynote speakers: Abby Johnson and others. Registration by June 16: $114; student registration: $75. Topics: pro-life feminism, non-profit planning, reproductive issues and fertility, pregnancy loss, sidewalk counseling, adoption, post-abortive healing. Register:,, 1 (866) 463-5433.

TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC), three-day retreat weekend of prayer, reflections, discussions, activities based on the Paschal Mystery. Designed for young adults who have at least completed second semester sophomore year of high school. Next TEC Retreat: June 22-24, Rosaryville Spirit Life Center. Cost: $85. Details:

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY, a three-part Ignatian Prayer Series for Men and Women, free facilitator training retreat, June 22. St. Pius X in New Orleans. Details: Dianne Caverly, 283-9292 or download registration

RETROUVAILLE, helping struggling married couples weekend,.sponsored by the Catholic Church,  June 28-30, at the William J. Kelly Retreat Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Open to couples of all faiths. Registration or details: go to the Retrouvaille website https:// or email

MORNING OF SPIRITUALITY FOR CATHOLIC MEN, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Charles Duke Council 3465, June 29, beginning with Mass at 7:30 a.m.,  St. Ann Church and National Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Theme:  “Where is God in Your Life?” Guest speakers include Jerry Christopher, Danny Abramowicz and Sean Schaff. The morning will include adoration and confession.

CRESCENT CITY CHORAL FESTIVAL, holds its final free concert July 1, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans. Details, call 482-2883 or visit  

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