Calendar: Nov. 8-Dec. 14

JOY UNSPEAKABLE, spiritual leaders, speakers, authors Dr. Barbara A. Holmes, M.Div., JD, and Phileena Heuertz, Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., New Orleans. The School for Contemplative Living is hosting the event “Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life” as its 10th annual conference. Registration: e-mail Dr. William Thiele at $75. Scholarships available. Make checks payable to Rayne UMC (memo SCL Conference) and mail to SCL, 3900 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

THEOLOGY ON TAP, New Orleans fall 2019 series, sponsored by the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office. Gatherings are at 6 p.m., NOLA Brewing Co. Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Nov. 12: Tom Ryan, Loyola Institute for Ministry. Nov. 19: new speaker Jessie Dupré, with after party and The Mixed Nuts. Nov. 26: Trivia Night hosted by Sarah McDonald and others. 836-0551, ext. 228 or

VENERABLE Henriette Delille, annual Mass, Nov. 16, 4 p.m. Josephite Father Howard Byrd, celebrant and homilist. Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse, 6901 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans. Reception follows.

ARCHDIOCESAN MUSICIANS’ CONVOCATION, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Archbishop Gregory Aymond  will give opening remarks. Musicians, music directors, organists, pianists, cantors, choir members, ensemble musicians welcomed. Keynote speaker: Father James J. Chepponis, director of the Office for Music Ministry of the Pittsburgh Diocese, speaking on “Putting the Pastoral in Pastoral Musician.” Notre Dame Seminary’s Schulte Auditorium, 2901 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

WILLWOODS HOLIDAY AUCTION, “Hats Off to Willwoods,” Nov. 21, 6 p.m., Cars of Yesteryears Museum, 4625 Fairfield St., Metairie. Wear your favorite hat. Donation: $40.

WHITNEY PLANTATION PILGRIMAGE, “From Whence We Come: A Black Catholic Pilgrimage,” Nov. 23. Departing from the Archdiocese of New Orleans Chancery Office, 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans at 8:30 a.m., with Mass at 9:45 a.m. with Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri at St. John the Baptist Church, 2349 LA-18, Edgard, followed by a lunch and learn with Whitney Plantation tour nearby. Cost is $45 and includes bus ride, lunch and tour. Call the Office of Black Catholic Ministries at 861-6207 or go to

AZUCAR BALL, New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. patron party; 8 p.m. ball with food, music and silent auction, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Proceeds provide scholarships to outstanding, local Hispanic high school students who have excelled academically. Beatriz Ball will receive the Galvez Cup for her tireless work for the foundation. (985) 259-1177,,

LIVING IN HOPE, Nov. 23, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with Sister of Mount Carmel Terry Falco. $30, lunch included. Carmelite Spirituality Center, 62292 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe. To register: or Sister Terry at (985) 264-0314.

DAY OF REFLECTION, “Women of the Bible,” presented by Jan Tate of the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-noon.  Men and women are invited. St. John Bosco Family Life Center Conference Room, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey.

JEFFERSON CHORALE, an affiliate of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, holds Christmas concerts with the University of New Orleans choirs, Dec. 1, 4 p.m., the UNO Performing Arts Center; and Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson.

Coping With Life Alone, 10-week program starting again Dec. 4 on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.,  St. Angela Merici conference hall adjacent to the church parking lot at 835 Melody Drive, Metairie. Cost: $40. Register: Bette Armentor, 339-7776.

Shades of Praise, the nonprofit New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir Christmas concert and fundraiser, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Beacon Light International Cathedral, 1937 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans. Proceeds support the Gospel choir as it introduces gospel to wider audiences across racial and denominational boundaries to dispel stereotypes and create racial harmony. Advance general admission: $20 at or from a Shades of Praise member; children 12 and under get in free. Tickets at door: $25.

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, Advent Morning of Reflection, with Jesuit Father Anthony McGinn, celebrant. Registration 8:30 a.m.; presentation starts at 9 a.m. Marian feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Dec. 9, 5 p.m. with Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri. 2701 State St., New Orleans.

ST. ANSELM, Advent Mission, Father Simeon Gallagher, Dec. 9-12, 7 p.m. Confessions heard Dec. 12. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. (985) 845-7342.

CHRISTUS VIVIT, Dec. 14, 9 a.m-noon. Loyola University and the archdiocesan offices of religious education and evangelization sponsor workshop on the recent apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis on young people, faith and vocational discernment with speaker Paul Jarzembowski from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Loyola University Miller Hall, room 114. 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Clergy, high school educators, youth ministers, parish catechists and confirmation coordinators would benefit.

ST. DOMINIC, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Mothers’ Club third annual Christmas Marketplace, St. Dominic school gym, starting at 6:30 p.m. St. Dominic parents, grandparent and guests are welcomed. Mothers’ Club meeting followed by drinks, holiday treats and more than  25 vendors for an evening of shopping and socializing with friends and family. Mothers’ Club’s annual Ladies’ Turkey Tennis Tournament, Nov. 22, City Park. Food, drinks, music, prizes, tennis clinics and full tennis tournament play will be available. Information and registration can be found online at Open house  school tours for prospective students and families, Nov. 12 and  also Dec. 10, 9-10 a.m. 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. 482-4123.  

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, sixth annual Home and School Association Sweet-n-Shop craft fair, Nov. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., 4335 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner.

ST. ANN, Home and School Club general meeting Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., in gym.  Bring Adopt-An-Angel gifts. Holiday shopping boutique at 7 p.m., cafeteria. Men’s Club-sponsored Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., cafeteria. Turkey, stuffing with gravy, gumbo, green bean casserole, salad, bread $5 with proceeds supporting parish’s St. Anthony Ministry. Dine-in or take-out., Men’s Club meeting, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., in the cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.

Cabrini High School, Kendra Scott Gives Back Party, Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m., with sips, sweets and jewels at the Lakeside Shopping Center location, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., suite 23, Metairie. Twenty percent of proceeds go to Cabrini High School. Phone orders taken: (985) 412-8579 during the party. Details: Also, Dads’ Club inaugural golf tournament, Nov. 25. Registration, lunch, 11 a.m.; tee time at noon. Bayou Oaks City Park South, 1040 Filmore Ave., New Orleans. $125 per person; $500 foursome includes green fees, cart, range balls, sit-down dinner at awards reception, gift bags. Hole-in-one contests, chances to win new vehicle. Tournament day is limited to 132 golfers;  player names are required by Nov. 22. Also, visit

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