Calendar: Sept. 8-29

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, monthly Mass, Sept.  8, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Also,15th anniversary Mass and social, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier. Archbishop Aymond will concelebrate the anniversary Mass.

SHARING THE JOURNEY, widow and widowers grief support group monthly meeting, Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church narthex, 28088 Main St., Lacombe. Beverly Domingue is facilitator. (985) 882-5229.

Dynamic Catholic, Allen Hunt, calls Catholics to action with his talk, “Find Your Greatness!” March 7, but tickets go on sale Sept. 12-15 at an early-bird price of $19. That is 25%  cheaper than tickets after that date. Dynamic Catholic events are about doing, and give you a plan to make your life’s work better. Sponsored by Ascension of Our Lord, St. Joan of Arc, Our Lady of Grace, St. Peter and Sacred Heart  churches. Tickets are available at

DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION OF NEW ORLEANS, fourth annual Championship FORE Health Golf Tournament, Sept. 20, Bayou Oaks South at City Park. Registration/breakfast, 6:45 a.m.; tee-time, 8 a.m. Hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin challenges and silent auction. Register: or 212-9544. 

FRIENDS OF THE JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY, general meeting, Sept. 25, 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Guest speaker Kevin Gardere, executive director of development, Bridge House/Grace House, shows how people can become happy, joyous and free with “There is a Solution.” Big Book Sale volunteer sign ups for upcoming sale, Oct. 10-12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Oct. 13, noon-5, Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Details: 455-2665, e-mail

ST. PATRICK CHURCH, organ recital with organist Simon Templet, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. He will play music of J.S. Bach, Franck, Guilmant and others. A second recital is scheduled Nov. 22 on St. Cecilia’s Day at 6:30 p.m. with St. Patrick’s organist and choir master B. Andrew Mills performing Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and Dupré. At this performance, a large-screen projection will allow viewing of organist  while playing. Free admission. 724 Camp St., New Orleans. 493-5879,

Saint Thérèse Feast Day, Special Mass, Oct. 1, 5:45 p.m. prayers and chaplet of Saint Thérèse; 6 p.m. music concert; 6:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Father Robert Cooper. Divine Mercy Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner. Special musical guest: professional tenor Kevin Rouchell, accompanied by Garrett Fried. R.S.V.P: 468-2919 (with number of guests attending). Cake and refreshments after Mass.

ALL SAINTS, fifth community health and wellness fair, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., health, glucose and blood pressure screenings and health organizations giving information. Walgreens will administer flu shots (bring insurance card). In the parish’s Althea Holmes Center behind the church, 300 Ptolemy in Algiers., 400-8530.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School Association general meeting, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., new school cafeteria, 4335 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner. 256-3747.

BROTHER MARTIN HIGH, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Giveback Day fundraiser dine-in or take-out at Happy Italian Pizzeria in Harahan. Mention Brother Martin and 10 percent of proceeds go to Brother Martin. Details: 284-6700.

ST. ANN, Men’s Club , Ashley Code Memorial Golf Tournament in City Park, Sept. 13. Men’s Club meeting Sept. 16,  7 p.m., cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Also, Grandparents’ Club, general meeting, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria. Home and School Family Sunday, Sept. 22, after 8 and 9:30 a.m. Masses. Coffee and donuts served in cafeteria.

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, 2019 Alumni Homecoming Mass and reception for alumni and spouses, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Mass and cocktail reception in Student Commons and courtyard with open bar, live music, food from Acme Oyster House, Drago’s. At the Chapel of the North American Martyrs; Alumnus of the Year presentation; recognition given to classes of 1994 and 1969 on their 25- and 50-year reunions with reserved seating at Mass for recognized class members. Details:

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, annual Dominican Deb and Cheerleader Mini-Camp, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in gym. Instruction led by members of the Debs dance team and cheerleaders. The mini camp is open to girls in kindergarten through seventh grade, and members of middle school dance teams and cheer squads. Campers will be grouped by grade level and will select a dance or cheer session. The camp will end with the campers’ performances for family and friends. Online registration fee is $50 if a camper is registered by Sept. 20. Register at Campers will receive a T-shirt and lunch. Registration fee on the day of the mini camp is $60. Details: contact Sina Baldwin, 865-9401, ext. 5021, or

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, annual alumni association jazz brunch, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Honoring 2019 Adjutor Hominum award recipient Dr. David Moore, class of ’67, for his 40 years of scholarship and service to the university. Tickets are $35 a person for brunch and cocktails. Details on Wolf Pack weekend, 861-5454.

CABRINI HIGH, Jo’Leigh Sloan Monteverde, class of 1972, was named 2019 Alumna of the Year. This annual award is given to an alumna who has exemplified the teachings of Mother Cabrini and has shown dedication to Christianity through interaction with her family, the Cabrini community and general community. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Louisiana State University of New Orleans, certification in deaf education from Our Lady of Holy Cross College (now the University of Holy Cross), a master’s in special education in deaf education from LSUNO (now University of New Orleans) and has served special students for most of her 30-plus years as an educator in New Orleans Public Schools. She has three sons, one granddaughter, is an active member of St. Pius X Church, volunteers at Cabrini and is an Alumnae Association Board member, a class agent for class of 1972 since 2008 and instrumental in organizing her class’ 40-and 45-year reunions.

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