Calendar - December 10, 2016

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Dec. 11-Jan. 8

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE MARIAN MASS, celebrated Dec. 11, 11 p.m., Hispanic Apostolate, 2525 Maine Ave., Metairie. Worship music begins at 9 p.m., followed by a procession, recital of the rosary, Mass and serenade. Participants will sing “Las Mananitas” to the Empress of the Americas. Participants are invited to bring their statue or image of Mary to be blessed by Archbishop Gregory Aymond; children are encouraged to dress in attire typical of their country of origin. 467-2550.
FULL OF GRACE, parish Advent mission, Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Westwego and Holy Guardian Angels, Bridge City, Dec. 11-12. Bob Perron and Eric Groth, producers of the Marian film “Full of Grace,” will be featured. Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., vespers followed by the presentation, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 146 Fourth St., Marrero; Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, followed by presentation at Holy Guardian Angels, 1701 Bridge City Ave., Avondale.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace, will hold a Christmas Mass of Remembrance on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Following the Mass, light refreshments will be served. To submit a deceased loved one’s name, call the parish office at (985) 652-2615.


LEGIONARIES OF CHRIST AND REGNUM CHRISTI, Men’s evening of formation with Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Dec. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with Mass, dinner, a guest speaker, confession, fellowship. The series will continue Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie. Open to men ages 18 and older. RSVP This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, monthly meeting, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.; praise, 8 p.m.; healing Mass, Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. Celebrant: Father Francis Offia, 913-4903.

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, Alumni Evening of Reflection, “St. Joseph’s Calling: Advent Reflections on Saying Yes to God,” Dec. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., with Jesuit Father Randy Gibbens. Chapel of the North American Martyrs on campus. Register by Dec. 9, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans. 486-6631.

CARROLLTON AREA NETWORK, 10th annual sing-along Caroling at Palmer Park, Dec. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Arts Market of New Orleans, neighborhood organizations along South Carrollton Avenue. Mater Dolorosa Church choir joined by choirs of Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ and St. Andrew Episcopal Church (along with the bell ringer) will lead the gathering. Song books and candles provided. Requested: non-perishable food items to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans. Cookies, soft drinks, eggnog in exchange for a donation.

ST. RITA, Home and School Association and the Women’s Auxiliary, will host a parish Kids’ Celebration Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m. in the St. Rita Community Room. Tickets are $15 a child and $10 an adult in advance. The Sugar Plum fairy, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, letters to Santa and crafts are scheduled.

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Teresian Sister Gloria Murillo, discusses finding God in everyday life experiences, Dec. 23, 7-9 p.m., Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Register:, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 861-3254. Cost $25.


SPIRITUALITY IN THE CITY, talks for people of any faith continue Jan. 3 with a simple lunch at 12:15 p.m., followed by a talk with Father Bill Terry, rector of St. Anna’s Episcopal, at the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans. He will speak on “Blast from the Past: A ‘Relevant’ Church in an Historically Traditional Model.” Admission is free.

ST. PETER, “Blessing of a Child in the Womb,” at 9:30 a.m. Mass Jan. 2. Expectant families have reserved seating. Call (985) 892-9353. St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. Also, small-group studies on St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians; two facilitators for each group, using the book, “The Church and the Christian Community” by Tim Gray; 11 sessions starting week of Jan. 9 and ending March 30. Details, (985) 892-9353, registration: Also, “Family, the Church, and the Real World,” Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 9:15-11 a.m. to learn practical wisdom on how to navigate family life.  Babysitting, scholarships available. Both in St. Peter’s Upper Room, 318 S. Jefferson Ave., Covington. (985) 892-9353.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL OF NEW ORLEANS (CCRNO), annual Holy Spirit Teen and Young Adult Retreat (January Retreat) for those in high school and college, Jan. 6-8, Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Theme: “Breathe,” includes talks, skits, music, fellowship, worship, Mass, confessions, prayer teams with Mary Bielski, Casey Sprehe, Timmy McCaffery, Alex Lorio, Matt Bourgeois and Father Kurt Young. Music by Chantelle and Ben Hudachek. Registration: $170 by Dec. 15; waiting list after., facebook at CCRNO January Retreat, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, 2016 inductees in the School of Mass Communication’s Den of Distinction were Maria Celeste Arras, class of 1982, co-anchor of “Noticerio Telemundo,” has worked in Puerto Rican television as news anchor and reporter, co-anchor on Univision affiliate in New York City and had various position at Univision. She also is an author and lives in Miami. Michael Skehan, class of 1976, has worked at WDSU and WWL-TV stations in New Orleans and at WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. He was with Independent Television News of London when he started Skehan Televideo Service and then purchased Cirace Video International, covering the Clinton White House. Skehan Communications LLC handled master control and event production of the White House Communications Agency and now has other clients. He also worked for East Coast Television and has won New Orleans Press Club awards, CINE Golden Eagle awards and a TOOTSIE award. He is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Chesapeake Bay Region chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and was initiated into its Silver Circle in 2014.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL, Parents’ Club 2016-17 executive board: Debra Volpi, Tania Pelman, co-presidents; Christy Le Blanc, vice president; Noel Mosterio, treasurer; Theresa Nicholls; recording secretary, Jennifer Brehm, corresponding secretary; Kim Stierwald, parliamentarian.

ST. ANN, new Home and School officers for 2016-17 are Wendy Cooper and Shelly Nunes, co-presidents; Stacey Waguespack, secretary; Kristen Nugent, treasurer; Julie Krebs, parliamentarian.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Home and School executive board for 2016-17 school year: Alicia Knobloch, Kerrie Schmidt, co-presidents; Stacy Woodward, vice president; Michelle Conaway, recording secretary; Suzanne Hebert, treasurer; Melissa Burke, immediate past president; Melinda Orellana, Dayna Toscano, co-president-elect.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL HIGH, Parent-Booster Club Board for 2016-17: Amanda Reed, president; Kim Heath-Gambino, vice president; Shelita Holmes, secretary; Joseph Serio, student activities director.

ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club 2016-17 board members: Maggie Prahst and Markell Currault Holmes, co-presidents; Melissa Kernion and Megan Sannino, co-presidents elect; Calynn Bunol, Robin Lamarque and Elizabeth Talbot, vice presidents; Toni Cassreino, treasurer; Katie Friel and Julie Joubert, recording secretaries; Joanna Eckhardt and Kris Fortier, corresponding secretary; Amy Imbornone, parliamentarian. The Mothers’ Club with St. Dominic Men’s Club raised $5,400 for the Council of Catholic School Cooperative Club’s ”Clothe-a-Child” campaign. Members attended the annual Council of Catholic Schools Co-Operative Clubs shopping for clothes event for needy youth. 

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