Calendar - June 22, 2013

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June 22-July 6

    ST. MARIA GORETTI, Gospel choir fundraiser for twin parish, Ste. Therese de L’Enfant Jesus, in Darbonne, Haiti, devastated in 2010 by earthquake. June 23, 3 p.m. Choirs performing: St. Joseph the Worker, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Katharine Drexel, Blessed Trinity, Shades of Praise, Sallier School of Music, St. Maria Goretti’s Gospel Choir. Tickets: $10. 7300 Crowder Blvd. in eastern New Orleans. 650-2814, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fundraiser committee chair Harold Broussard, 458-3282, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    ST. HUBERT, Independence Day celebration, July 4, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Chicken dinner at 11 a.m. and pastalaya at 4:30 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, 50/50, smoked sausage po-boys, nachos, French fries, strawberry shortcake and other sweets, drinks, beer, music. Bingo at 5 p.m, and fireworks display at 8:45 p.m. 176 Anthony Monica St., Garyville. (985) 535-3312.

    MIR, celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje with a Medjugorje Peace Mass, June 25, 7 p.m., celebrated by Father Beau Charbonnet. St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Medjugorje Holy Hour following Mass. Music led by Jamie Diliberto, Lorraine Hess and the Medjugorje Holy Hour Choir.
    NAIM Conference, St. Pius X Parish, Evening of Reflection, June 25, beginning with Mass at 6 p.m. with Father Anthony Rigoli, pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebrating. Widows and widowers are invited. Light supper follows in multi-purpose room, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.
    THEOLOGY ON TAP, summer series. June 27: Father James Wehner, “All Hands on Deck”; July 11: Brother Ephrem Arcement, “Signs of Contradiction: Contemplation and Evangelization”; July 18, Deacon Larry Oney, “Stepping Out of the Boat”; and July 25: Jean and Janice Charbonnet, “Keeping the Wind in Your Sails.” All talks are held at 6:30 p.m., Abita Brewery, 21084 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs, and are geared to young adults ages 21-35. or A $5 donation is appreciated.
    NEW ORLEANS MEDICAL MISSION SERVICES, Mission Possible 2013 Gala, June 28, 7:30-11 p.m.; patron party 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cocktails, dining, silent/live auctions, entertainment by the Yat Pack. Dressy attire. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins, New Orleans. 392-1934.
    RETROUVAILLE, weekend to help and support troubled married couples of all faiths, sponsored by the Catholic Church. July 5-7, Lumen Christi Retreat Center in Schriever, La. 861-6243.

   MAGNIFICAT WESTBANK, ministry to Catholic women, prayer breakfast with testimony of Anna Jouandot, July 13,  8:30 a.m.-noon, Knights of Columbus Hall,  475 Franklin Ave., Gretna. Tickets: $15. 347-2665, 348-7729.
    SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, 2013 diocesan-wide “Supper and Substance,” July 20, 7-9:30 p.m., Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Tickets: $75 a couple include food, drinks, bowling. Special guest speaker couple: Chef John and Jennifer Besh, plus musical guest Peace of Cake band. Sponsorships available. 830-3716.
    ST. ANSELM, sixth annual “Jewel of Madisonville” gala/auction, July 20, 7-11 p.m.; patron party, 6-7 p.m. Castine Center, Mandeville. Food, silent/live auctions, Buick Lacrosse raffle, music by Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues. (Tickets for car are separate $50 donation). Tickets: parish office, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7342; stanselm-jewelof Proceeds benefit church. Also, students entering grades 6-12 explore “The Hobbit,” through the eyes of the Catholic faith as youth minister Colin MacIver shows the movies and discusses it July 25 at 6 p.m. Weseman Center, St. Anselm Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville.
    NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING, Catholic Charities Office of Family Ministry for the Diocese of Jackson offers regional workshop July 26-28, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Jackson, Miss., Foley Hall at St. Richard Parish. Teachers trained in Natural Family Planning (NFP) in Billings Ovulation Method. A charting app for this method has been developed for computer, iPhone, iPad or Android. Cost: $575 a person or $675 couple (including training materials). Register: (601) 326-3713.
    ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Faith Companioning Through Scripture” – the Word of God is alive and active in our hearts (Heb 4:12). Two days of private prayer with Scripture, journaling and sharing. July 20, July 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Register: website or call 861-3254. Cost $25 (can be adjusted).

    ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association new 2013-14 officers: Clara Reed, president; Christy Lecler, vice president; Catherine Salvaggio, treasurer; Cindy Ricks, corresponding secretary; Kristin Laborde, recording secretary.

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