The Marists will celebrate their 150-year history in the New Orleans area Sept. 12 on the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary with a 5 p.m. Mass at St. Michael Church in Convent, La. Father Michael Keating, the provincial of the Marist fathers and brothers of the United States, will concelebrate with other Marist priests. A parish reception will follow in the church hall.
“We had a long, long history in New Orleans,” Father Keating said. “It was missionary work in the early days – building the church through much of the 19th century – and education.”