Calendar - August 3, 2013

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Aug. 3-17

    REDEMPTORISTS, Denver Province, sponsor fourth annual “National Blessing for Arthritis Sufferers” marking feast day of  founder St. Alphonsus Liguori,  a patron saint to arthritis sufferers.  St. Alphonsus Parish, 2030 Constance St., New Orleans, participates with blessing after each Mass Aug. 4.
    ST. PETER, Mass of welcome for new school principal Michael Kraus, Aug. 4, 11:30 a.m. Reception follows in St. Mary Hall, 125 East 19th Ave., Covington.
    REFLECTION ON MARRIAGE, Deacon Ian Bozant will discuss gay marriage, homosexuality and the church’s response, Aug. 7, 6:45 p.m., St. Clement of Rome, West Esplanade at Cleary avenues, Metairie.
    ST. MARGARET MARY, “Living the Dream,” block party for all ages, with Catholic speaker Paul George, campus minister from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, free food, live music, eucharistic adoration, confession, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m. block party in gym, followed by praise and worship. smmcol This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (985) 774-3624. 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell.
    ST. RITA, monthly Peace Mass sponsored by St. Rita’s Mary Group in cooperation with MIR, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. Celebrant: Father Steven Bruno. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.
    TRIDUUM MASSES, in honor of St. Philomena, Aug. 9-11, 7 p.m. nightly; rosary and confession 30 minutes before Masses; anointing of holy oil after all Masses. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1908 Short St., Kenner. St. John Vianney referred to St. Philomena as his “Little Saint” and ascribed to her powerful intercession all the miracles and wonders that occurred with his work at Ars, France. 464-0361.
    ST. ANGELA MERICI, all-school reunion, Aug. 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Rock ‘N Bowl. Cost $28 a person includes food, beverages, bowling. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA, fundraiser concert to renovate former school building, “Roch’ing by the Sea,” Aug. 10, 5-8 p.m., with guest performers Soul Heirs, Cory “Caesar” Ricks and others, free admission, music, food, drinks, crafts and fellowship. Bring your own chairs. Church parking lot, 1835 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans. 944-0166, 458-7363.
    UNITY SKATE PARTY, junior high, high school and young adult ministries invited, Aug. 11, 7-10 p.m., Airline Skate Center, 6711 Airline Drive, Metairie. email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Proceeds benefit scholarships for youth to attend CYO events.
    ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Home and School Association-sponsored “Get to Know Your SEAS Night” at church, 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Pre-ordered school supplies distributed, view club displays, classrooms and extra-curricular activities. Students return to school Aug. 15.
    ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, book night for pre-kindergarten 2  through seventh graders, Aug. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gym, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. School opens full day Aug. 19 for grades 1-7; morning visit Aug. 19-20 for pre-kindergarten 2-4 and kindergarten; first full day for pre-K 2-4 and kindergarten on Aug. 21. Men’s Club meeting, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., cafeteria.
    GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, monthly Mass, Aug. 11, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
    ST. MARTHA, Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group meeting, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., Infant Jesus of Prague Mission, 700 Maple St., Harvey. Speaker: Father Mike Kettenring. 366-4142.
    ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Getting the Most Out of Spiritual Direction,” Aug. 15, 22, 29, 7-9 p.m. 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Presenter: Dominican Sister Noel Toomey. Spiritual direction, its difference from pastoral counseling, catechesis, faith companioning and preparing for spiritual direction discussed. Cost: $40. Register: or call 861-3254.
    URSULINE ACADEMY, annual herb blessing of the Early Childhood Garden on feast of the Assumption Aug. 15, 10 a.m. Mass, followed by reception. 2635 State St., New Orleans.
    DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT, fifth annual CYO event sponsored by St. Andrew the Apostle Youth Organization (SANYO), Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $5 a player or $30 for a six-person team. (Players not registered with a CYO must pay an additional $5 insurance fee.) Food sold. Registration and T-shirt form due Aug. 15. St. Andrew Gym, 3127 Eton St., Algiers. 338-0704.
    JESUS THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Eucharistic Prayer Procession, Aug. 17, 8 a.m. Mass followed by procession, St. Anthony of Padua Church 4640 Canal St. New Orleans,
Celebrant: Dominican Father John Restrepo.
    IN-HOME MARRIAGE PREPARATION TRAINING, for married couples wanting to work with engaged couples in In-Home One-on-One Marriage Preparation Training. By St. Peter Parish in Covington and Lloyd and Jan Tate, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Step-by-step guide provided. The Tates, authors of “In Home Marriage Preparation,” conduct training. Cost: $125 for first-time trainee couples; $45 for refresher couples. (Two training manuals and snacks included; bring your lunch.) (985) 892-2422.
    RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. 50th anniversary Mass with Archbishop Gregory Aymond presiding. Former parishioners, public invited. Reception follows in cafeteria. 9701 Hammond St., New Orleans, 242-8669.
    TRISH FOTI GENCO, in concert Aug. 18, 3 p.m., St. Philip Neri, 6600 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. An encore concert Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m., St. Ann Church and Shrine; 4940 Meadowdale St., Metairie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    DIVINE MERCY, Life Teen kick-off, Aug. 18, starting with 6 p.m. Mass in church, followed by food, games, prizes, music, photo booth in parking lot, 4121 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. 466-5016, ext. 27.

    MASS OF PETITION, marking the 54th anniversary of the death of Charlene Marie Richard. Aug. 9, 6 p.m., St. Edward’s Church in Richard, La. Celebrant: Father Mitchell Guidry, pastor at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church in Ville Platte. Praying of the rosary at 5:30 p.m. A reception follows Mass in the church hall.

    HOLY ANGELS, a 50th Class Reunion, Nov. 2, 2-5 p.m., Messina’s, 2717 Williams Blvd., Kenner. $42. (Coincides with Holy Angels  Alumnae Luncheon Nov. 3.) Birdie Yuratich, 390-0886 after 5 p.m., email bachemin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    ST. DOMINIC KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, working with the KC’s Women’s Auxiliary, St. Dominic Men’s and Mother’s clubs, St. Dominic school staff, St. Dominic CYO and Boy Scouts, raised $14,000 June 23 in a benefit dinner for Ben Todd, the son of Knight Timmy Todd who had a motorcycle accident in early May and sustained life- threatening injuries requiring multiple surgeries and therapy.

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