Calendar - August 17, 2013

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Aug. 17-25

    “WORSHIP, THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT,” day-long CCRNO regional ministries gathering, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Benilde cafeteria, 1801 Division St., Metairie. $25 registration includes lunch. Presenters: Leslie Bertucci, Sanctifire Youth Ministry St. Anselm; Matt Bourgeois, St. Mary’s Academy theology teacher; and CCRNO’s Patti Mansfield. Register: 828-1368.
    RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD 50th anniversary Mass, Aug. 18, 2 p.m. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Punch and cake follow in cafeteria. 4861 Rosalia Drive, New Orleans.
    DISCALCED CARMELITE SECULAR ORDER, monthly meeting for those wanting to develop prayer in accordance with Carmelite saints’ teachings, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., Mount Carmel Convent, 420 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. 469-3549.
    HEALING MASS, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., healing service following Mass with eucharistic exposition and benediction. Lighted parking in school yard behind church,  St. Anthony of Padua, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.
    MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville.  Speaker: Karen Perez. Tickets: $12. Mail checks to Gwen Richard, 131 Woodcrest, Covington, La. 70433.
    MIR, celebrates The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Medjugorje Peace Mass, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Rosary begins at 6:30 p.m.; Medjugorje Holy Hour follows Mass. Music led by Jamie and Elisa Diliberto. Bring new or gently used shoes to donate to the orphan children living in Mother’s Village in Medjugorje. (
    IMMACULÉE ILIBAGIZA, a Rwandan Genocide survivor, speaks Aug. 22 to students at St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School Uptown in the morning, and  Mount Carmel Academy students in the afternoon. She returns to conduct open-to-the-public retreats for teens Dec. 13 and general public on Dec. 14. 288-7626, ext. 228.
    LIGHT OF THE WORLD, community prayer group meeting, every Friday. Rosary at 6:45 p.m.; prayer and praise at 7:15 p.m. at the Newman Center Chapel on the University of New Orleans campus, Elysian Fields entrance. Next meetings: Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 (Mass at 8:20 p.m.). 282-7925.
    SPAGHETTI DINNER, Knights of Columbus Bishop L. Abel Caillouet Council 9007, spaghetti dinner, Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m. and Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Msgr. Kern Center, Pomona at 901 Beverly Garden Drive, St. Angela Merici, Metairie. Cost: $8 includes meatballs, spaghetti, salad, bread. Drinks, desserts sold. Dine-in or take-out service.
    CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “The Discerning Heart,” Aug. 23, 7 p.m. through Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m. Retreat exploring ways to be more open to listen, hear, discern and respond to voice of the Holy Spirit: art and prayer led by Sister Catherine Martin; reflections by Sister Barbara Breaud; prayer experiences led by Sister Terry Falco. Registration Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m. (no Friday evening meal). Accommodations: two nights with private room; three meals Saturday; Sunday breakfast, Eucharist; art materials provided. Fee: $185, $50 deposit required. Pre-register: Sister Terry Falco,  (985) 882-7579, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 62292 Fish Hatchery Road,
Lacombe. (985) 882-7579.
    LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, three-part prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality. Beginning week of Sept. 9 at various sites. Part 1 “Praying Christian Virtues” meeting in small groups weekly for 12 weeks with two trained facilitators. Parts 2 and 3 are offered in succession after first part. Participants pray daily with passages from Scripture and Ignatian exercises. Register:; Carol Weiler, 439-5933; Dominican Father Martin Gleeson, 717-8770.

    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies Council gift wrap and cookie dough fund raiser, Aug. 19. Aug. 23, 8 a.m., eighth-grade class rings will be distributed at 8 a.m. Mass. Parents and grandparents are invited to ceremony and reception sponsored by the Ladies Council. Ladies Council new member social, Aug. 31, 7-9 p.m., Green Acres Country Club. New members and teachers welcomed.
    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club first 2013-14 board meeting, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria, 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.  Parents interested in joining the board are encouraged to attend.

    ST. PETER, new Endow program for women to discover their God-given dignity and role in humanizing and transforming society beginning Aug. 20 on Tuesdays or Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $80. Also, Office of Marriage and Family Life, weekend of Marriage Enrichment, Aug. 24-25, a “Supper and Substance Italian Evening,” 6:30-9 p.m., with special guests Kathy and Kyle Gardner in St. Mary’s Hall. Cost $40. Also, a “Blessing of Marriages” at all weekend Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 8, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. Details,, (985) 875-0915, (985) 892-9353 or email mflstpeter
    ST. MARIA GORETTI, Catholic Men’s Fellowship premieres “Teen Movie Night,” Aug. 23, 7 p.m. “The Encounter” screened in the Msgr. Gauthreaux Parish Center, 7300 Crowder Blvd., New Orleans, 858-4654. Boys and girls ages 13-18 from any church parish invited; discussion follows film. No cost for admission, popcorn, soft drinks.
    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, annual parish ministry fair, Aug. 24-25 after all Masses.  1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.
    OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, Cajun smoked pork dinner, Aug. 25, after 10 a.m. Mass. Take-out begins after 10 a.m. Mass, and dine-in after noon Mass. $8 plate includes pork, baked beans, cole slaw and bread. 1000 North Starrett Road at West Metairie Ave., Metairie.
    ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, Catholic religious instruction registration for students in first grade through junior year in high school through Aug. 30. Classes begin Sept. 8, Sundays, 8:30-9:45 a.m., in school building, followed by 10 a.m. Mass. Confirmation classes are on select Sundays at 4 p.m. 887-7821.

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