Cenacle Retreat House in Metairie to close

The following news release was issued Thursday, Oct. 18, the Cenacle Sisters:

The Cenacle Retreat House in Metairie announced today that it will be closing its doors and selling the property.

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Update: Cenacle Retreat House expected to close in 2013

The Cenacle Retreat House in Metairie, which for 54 years has coordinated thousands of retreats and other adult faith formation programs for area Catholics, will close in 2013 and be sold due to the dwindling number of Cenacle Sisters to carry on the ministry, the congregation's North American Province announced Oct. 18.

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Food shed part of St. Christopher’s Catholic identity

After the daily morning Mass, back in the years when he worked long hours as a professional electrician, Bob Rauch would watch in quiet admiration as two elderly men hauled boxes of parishioner-donated canned goods from the vestibule of St. Christopher Church to the “food shed” – a small building on parish grounds for the storage and assembly of emergency food for those who were having a tough time making ends meet.

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