Calendar - August 24, 2013

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Aug. 24-31

    LATIN MASS, Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Missa Cantata, under direction of Brian Morgan, OCDS, director of music/principal organist, in the Gregorian “Missa de Angelis.” Performers: soprano soloist  Phyllis Treigle, formerly of New York City Opera; chanter Bart Folse. 899-1378.
    2013 WOMEN'S DAY PROGRAM,“When Praises Go Up: Blessings Come Down,” Aug. 25, 5 p.m. Revivalist: Dr. Joyce Gillie Cruse. Blessed Trinity, 4230 South Broad St., New Orleans. 822-3394.
    50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARCH ON WASHINGTON, commemorated by public gathering Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m., on the front lawn at Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Prayer, song and remarks by Archbishop Aymond planned. Catholic high school students and campus ministry groups will participate.
    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, fifth annual Culture Collision, Aug. 28, with free happy hour from 5:30-8 p.m., followed by $10 ticketed after-party from 8-10 p.m. with local favorite funk/rock band Morning 40 Federation, Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Online tickets are $10 at; $12 at door.

    ST. RITA – HARAHAN, Home and School Association-sponsored back-to-school skate night, Aug. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Airline Skate Center on Airline Drive, Metairie.
    ST. ANGELA PRAYER GROUP, 40-year-old group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., conference room, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Members sing, pray, praise, offer petitions, have silent and sharing time and celebrate monthly Mass.

    ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Deacon Frank Drake starts a Bereavement and Grief Support Group on Mondays, Sept. 2-Oct. 7, 7 p.m., in parish office, 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe. Registration necessary, (985) 882-5372.
    ST. MONICA MINISTRY, Sept. 4, after 5:30 p.m. Mass;  Sept. 21 following 8:30 a.m. Mass. St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave. Pray for family members who do not practice their faith.
    NATIONAL CATHOLIC BIOETHICS CENTER, two-day seminar titled, “Catholic Health Care Ethics: A Tradition of Compassion and Care for the Human Person,” Sept. 6-7, Loyola University’s Danna Center. Assisted reproductive technologies, prenatal and neonatal complications, stem cell research, ordinary and extraordinary means, determination of death and organ transplantation and issues of cooperation between Catholic and non-Catholic institutions. Continuing education credit opportunities available for chaplains and physicians. Julie Kelley, (215) 877-2660, email jkelley@
    LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY, Professor Mike Cowan, director of Common Good, delivers “For the Well Being of the City: Crime, Justice and the Biblical Vision” about crime and justice in New Orleans, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Miller Hall, Room 114. Live-streamed at Trains a religious lens on crime and justice issues in the city of New Orleans, addressing interplay between the world as it is and as it should be from a religious perspective. What is being done by people of faith, citizens and public officials to address these social and religious issues, what more might be done by them, and what we must do to make that happen?
    MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, Married Couples Retreat, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.-Sept. 8 at 1 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Center. Donations accepted, beginning with $50 deposit. 830-3716.
    ST. GENEVIEVE, Lady KCs baby shower, Sept. 7, 5 p.m., for Slidell Crisis Pregnancy, commemorating Respect for Life Month in October. Finger food, refreshments served; bring wrapped baby gift, labeled “boy” or “girl.” St. Genevieve Church Hall, 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell.  
    GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Mass, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. Member Christina Paci will be confirmed. St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road.
    ST. PETER, “Divorced, Catholic – A Journey of Hope” series, starting Sept. 9. (Separate men’s and women’s sessions). Addresses concerns of divorced Catholics within the context of Catholic faith, emphasizing prayer and Scripture. Topics: Why does God allow divorce to happen? What does the Church say about divorce? Can I receive the sacraments? Hope for the future. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (985) 892-9353. Covington.
    SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, archdiocesan-wide day for confession at every parish, Sept. 11.
    BEN LOCKETT LAY MISSIONER PROGRAM, two-year faith experience for two lay missionaries from the Archdiocese of  New Orleans to work and worship within the Diocese of Granada, Nicaragua, Central America through social pastoral committee and office of Caritas under the direction of Bishop Jorge Solórzano Pérez of Granada. Program provides orientation and training in the U.S. and in Granada. Travel expenses, room and board, monthly stipend, plus health insurance. To apply: Father Jimmy Jeanfreau, director of Pontifical Mission Societies for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 1213, New Orleans, La. 70113. Phone: (504) 527-5774, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

   ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, Jane Ann Kuckelman Frosch, class of 1973, was named 2013 Alumna of the Year. A 1974 Chapelle graduate with bachelor of music degree from Loyola and a master’s of music from the University of New Orleans.  She has taught music at St. Rita, Holy Rosary and St. Clement of Rome elementary schools before becoming choral music teacher at Chapelle in 1979. In 1993, she became the alumnae and development director. She joined Chapelle’s administrative team in 2002 as the vice president of development and implemented the Emerald Gala, the Chipmunk Classic Golf Tournament, Career Day, the Community Prayer Breakfast, Breakfast with Santa, and a capital campaign. She became president in 2005 right before Hurricane Katrina struck. Chapelle reopened merely five weeks after the storm with 95 percent of the students returning and arranging to accommodate several hundred displaced students from other local high schools. Under her direction, a classroom construction project was completed and opened in August 2006. She developed and executed programs that led Chapelle to institute a 1:1 computer program that has transitioned to the Apple iPad2. She also implemented use of eBook technology in religion and math classes. She was named a City Business Woman of the Year in 2006, and held membership in Leadership Jefferson, the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, the East Jefferson Business Association and Kenner Professional Business Association. She has been married to her husband Craig for 31 years and has two sons.
    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.
    ST. ANGELA MERICI, Knights of Columbus Bishop Abel Caillouet Council 9007 elected the following officers for 2013-14: C. Denis Van Geffen, grand knight; John A. Hodges, deputy grand knight; 
Carl J. Koppeis, chancellor; George John Thomas, recorder; Walter Lee Lowe, financial secretary; Albert C. Armstrong, treasurer; Larry H. DeBlieux, lecture; Jay T. Schwander, advocate; Brian G. LeCompte, warden; Eugene J. Curole and Frank Prattini, inside and outside guards, respectively; Justin D. Douglass Jr., David J. Lorio, 
Glenn J. Scorsone, trustees.

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