Calendar: July 10 – August 2

Lay Enrichment Series, “Parenting in the Digital Age: Managing Fun & Safety Online,” with Dr. Mario Sacasa and Jason Angelette, July 10, 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Doors open 6:15 p.m. Register: online at

SCHOOL SUPPLY HELP, from the nonprofit The Good Samaritan Ministry at St. Luke the Evangelist Church. Registration July 10, 1-6 p.m., for first 220 low-income students in kindergarten through eighth grade who attend eastern St. Tammany schools. Supplies distributed Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon in classroom 6. 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. (985) 641-6421.

INSTITUTE OF BLACK CATHOLIC STUDIES(IBCS), celebrates 40th Summer Session, July 13, 6 p.m., Xavier University of Louisiana’s University Center Ballroom. Cost: $45  individual ticket. Proceeds benefit IBCS Scholarship Fund. Register online at: or call 520-7691 or email

BOOK SIGNING, Earl Higgins signs his book, “100 Catholic Things to Do Before You Die,” July 13, noon-2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville.

ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH’S QUARTERBACK CLUB, inaugural Bradley M. Frederick Memorial Fishing Rodeo, July 13, 6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Hopedale Marina, 7600 Hopedale Hwy., St. Bernard. Weigh-ins from 2-3 p.m. Categories: trout, redfish, sheepshead and drum. Up to $500 in prizes awarded for largest fish; $300, first; $200, second; plaques awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers. Proceeds assist St. Augustine athletes. Admission: $60 adults, $35 for children, 13 and under.

FEAST OF ST. HENRY, 30th annual Mass and reunion, July 13, 4 p.m., 812 General Pershing St., New Orleans. Reunion party until 8 p.m. at Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St. Free shuttle from church to Grit’s and back; gift certificate raffle. Details, 891-3410.

LES MOINEAUX, a 65-year-old French Boys’ Choir, performs July 14, 3 p.m., St. Philip Neri Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie; and 6 p.m. at St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Concert includes 16th–century music, the “Hallelujah” from Handel, “Ave Maria” from Gounod and French folklore. The 14-boy choir, ages 12 to 18 years old, is conducted by François Oliver, the titular of the choir organ at St. Eustache Church in Paris, France. Donations accepted for travel costs.

COMMISSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, quarterly Mass, July 14, 11 a.m., St. Genevieve Church, 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell. Commission hosts this Mass at various archdiocesan parishes to  highlight inclusion of persons with disabilities in the liturgy.

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST, July 18 at 6:45 a.m. Speaker: Dr. David Liberto,  professor at Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans. Topic: “The Hand of Providence in the Everyday.” Mi Mamacita’s Restaurant in Mandeville. Cost: $15 a person. Register at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, call (985) 892-0642 or visit

ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS, hosts a Peace Prayer Walk, July 18, 6 p.m. Sing and pray for peace around the church neighborhood, 3501 North Miro St., New Orleans. Light refreshments follow. Pre-registration ends July 11. Rain date: July 24. 945-3186.

MAGNIFICAT, ministry to Catholic women, holds 15th international leaders’ conference, “The Transfiguration,” July 18-21, Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner. Speakers, including Magnificat founders, workshops, visit to the Seelos Shrine with Mass and healing. Cost: $85 Thursday or Sunday only each day; $215 Friday or Saturday only each day; $425 full conference. Register:, 828-MARY (6279).

SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, 10th annual dinner for couples, July 27, 7-9:30 p.m., Rock ‘n’ Bowl.  $50 a person. Food, drinks, bowling and talk by Jason and Elise Angelette. Music by the band After Party. or 830-3716. Sponsored by Willwoods Community.

NOLA BACK 2 SCHOOL FEST, July 27, 8 a.m.-noon, 5,000 students in kindergarten through sixth grade who pre-register will get free backpacks and school supplies at Xavier University Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz St., New Orleans. Also available are free haircuts, vision and dental checks and other health screenings, supportive services, entertainment and hands-on STEM stations to build confidence for next school year. Register or get details:

SIXTH ANNUAL WINE AND DINE GALA, with Chef John Folse, Aug. 2, Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Details, 831-3136 or email Proceeds benefit the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center (Cenacle).

MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, informal discussion and dinner, “What a Dynamic Parish is All About,” July 11, 6 p.m., cafeteria. Results will be given from the Better Future Survey and the future partnership with Dynamic Catholic. 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.

ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry’s annual Memorial Mass, July 11 at 6 p.m. at church, 3924 Derbigny St., Metairie. Deceased parishioners and support group members are recognized during the service. Loved ones are encouraged to bring a remembrance of the deceased for a table in front of the altar. Personal items must be collected that day. A reception follows Mass.

JEWEL OF MADISONVILLE, St. Anselm’s 12th annual Gala and Auction. July 20, car raffle, live/silent auctions, Groovy 7 band. Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Patron party, 6-7 p.m., gala 7-11 p.m., $60. Sponsorships available. Details: (985) 845-7342.

MINI PILGRIMAGE, a day retreat celebrating devotion to the Precious Blood, July 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Helene Parish, 122 First St., Amite, Louisiana. 151 First Class relics, life-size apostle statues, a Garden of Gethsemane replica, Chapel of Repose, Jewish roots of the Eucharist and adoration chapel at St. Helene. Register by July 8 with the Marian Servants of the Precious Blood of Jesus, or email Drive yourself,  ride with a Marian Servant or caravan. Meet at Most Holy Trinity Church in Covington, (985) 630-2988; Lakeside Shopping Center, 220-4322;  St. Margaret Mary in Slidell, (985) 640-2273 or in Baton Rouge at St. George Church, (225) 954-5947.

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