Calendar: Nov. 17 – Dec. 10

St. Peter Church, 24th annual solemn Mass and candlelight eucharistic procession celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Nov. 24, 5 p.m. Reserved seating for religious in front left section of the church. For those unable to process, rosary will be prayed in church. 25 East 19th Ave., Covington. (985) 892-2422.

RECONCILE NEW ORLEANS, Seizing the Moment Dinner Series, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., with culinary champions working alongside interns and alumni to present a memorable dining experience. Chefs Colleen Shaub of Palace Café and Erika Almeida-Mooney of Lagniappe Peak Vineyards, Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Tickets: $100 a person, limited seating.

MERCY FAMILY CENTER, Color of Hope third annual gala, Dec. 6, Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. The center, now 27 years old, provides comprehensive, community-based mental health and educational services for children, adolescents, adults and families with clinics in Metairie, Mandeville and New Orleans. Tickets are $100 a person. Sponsorships range from a $250 Friends level to $10,000 Dignity level. Details: 838-8283, email or visit

ALL SAINTS PARISH, prayerful study and discussion on USCCB’s pastoral letter of racism, “Open Wide Our Hearts,” Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., parish’s Althea Holmes Center, 300 Ptolemy St., Algiers. Free, light lunch served. Deacon Raphael Velazquez will facilitate. RSVP to parish office at 361-8835 by Dec. 4.

MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter, breakfast Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, with guest speaker Cindy Scardina. Copeland Towers Landmark Hotel, Chateau Ballroom, 16th floor, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. $22 by check or $23 online through Dec. 3. Limited seating. Make checks payable to Magnificat Metairie and send to Jane Margavio, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner.

MAGNIFICAT, Westbank chapter, breakfast Dec. 7, 9-9:30 a.m. check-in; lunch 9:30 a.m.-noon, with guest speaker Martha Fernández-Sardina of St. Augustine, Florida, who is founder and director of Prepare the Way Enterprises. She also is host of a weekly television series, “Remember You are Loved” and serves the church as an international, bilingual, new evangelization speaker and trainer, retreat director, writer, ministry consultant and outreach director. Café Hope at Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna. Tickets $20 by Dec. 3 to Magnificat Westbank, c/o Cindy Delger 213 10th St., Gretna, LA 70053. Call 913-4903 or 452-9748.

YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS, St. Joseph the Worker Advent Retreat, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary. Free breakfast, guided reflections, group discussion, and an hour of adoration, benediction, Mass for young adults who are overwhelmed in their life, desire time for eucharistic adoration. This biannual event encourages young adults to “look upon work with the eyes of faith” and see God’s presence in their vocations and professional lives. They are important tools to help young people integrate their spiritual and professional lives and to encourage a supportive community among young professionals as we all strive for holiness. 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS BLACK CHORALE, annual Christmas concert, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans.

HOUR OF PRAYER, Dec. 8, on the Immaculate Conception Feast, noon-1 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, 62135 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe.

ST. VINCENT INFANT & MATERNITY GUILD, annual Christmas Mass and luncheon, Dec. 10. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., with Mass at 11 a.m. with celebrant Msgr. Andrew Taormina, Southern Yacht Club, 105 Roadway St., New Orleans. Lunch follows Mass. $40. Members encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift including toys, clothing, and basic necessities for adolescents served by Catholic Charities. 909-9109.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, Martyrs Mass held Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. in the Peace Quad to commemorate the assassinations of six Jesuit priests and two companions in El Salvador 30 years ago. 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

St. Rita, Home & School Association and the St. Rita School Council will be collecting non-perishable food items to create Thanksgiving baskets for the needy in the community now through Nov. 22.  Donations can be brought to school office, 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. 737-0744.

BROTHER MARTIN, Thanksgiving Baseball Camp, Nov. 25-27, 9 a.m.-noon, open to boys 6-12 years old E.A. Farley Field on campus. $100 a camper includes a camp T-shirt; open to first 75 who register by Nov. 22. Basic fundamentals and skills such as drills in throwing, hitting, fielding and base running will be conducted daily by Coach Jeff Lupo ’92, varsity coaching staff and players. Walk-up registration is available. Bring a glove, cleats, baseball pants or sweatpants, sleeves or sweatshirt, hats, bats, (catchers can bring their equipment), and tennis shoes in case of bad weather.

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