Calendar - September 7, 2013

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Sept. 8-15

SCHOOLS
    ST. BENILDE, parish bingo, Sept. 7, starting at 11:30 a.m. with early-bird game. Sponsored by the Home and School and Grandparents’ Club. Admission: $10, includes four unlimited interchangeable cards for adults and children over age 5; children age 5 and under get in free. Prizes, raffles, food. 1801 Division St. Metairie. 
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies’ Council general meeting, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., cafeteria.
    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Parents’ Club hosting Family Fun Bingo, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., cafeteria. Refreshments, snacks, face painting.

EVENTS
    ST. JOACHIM, annual Cypress Fest Car and Bike Show, Sept. 13-14. Cruise Night is Sept. 13, 6-11 p.m., with live music by the Aaron Foret Band, 7-11 p.m. The Car and Bike Show is Sept. 14, beginning at 11 a.m.-2 p.m with school performances; car registration at noon; the Butch Fields Band, 2-6 p.m. and Junior & Sumtin Sneaky from 7-11 p.m. Food, games, prizes both days. Car awards begin Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. 5505 Barataria Blvd., Marrero.
    ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Xavier University in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans. Sponsored by Office of Black Catholic Ministries, the Family Life Apostolate, the Institute for Black Catholic Studies and Xavier University of Louisiana’s Campus Ministry. 861-6207 or obcm.arch-no.org.
    THE TRIUMPH, screening of a new Medjugorje documentary sponsored by the MIR Group, Sept. 14, Notre Dame Seminary’s Schulte Hall, 2901 South Carrollton Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; Sept. 19, St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College’s Benet Hall auditorium, 75376 River Road, Covington,  doors open at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.; and Sept. 24, Catholic Life Center’s Bishop Tracy Center Auditorium, 1850 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. All tickets: $10. Advance orders for will-call pickup can be purchased at www.themir group.org by PayPal or go to Mule’s Religious and Office Supply, 2627 David Drive, Metairie or Westbank Religious Supply, 5100 Westbank Expwy., Marrero. Tickets sold at door if seating is available.

OUT OF AREA
    INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT, Sept. 13-15, at Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at Sacred Heart Monastery, 916 Convent Road NE, Cullman, Ala. For those new to Centering Prayer, a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Registration, Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m.; program ending Sept. 15 at noon meal. Cost: $210, all-inclusive. (356) 734-8301, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    NAPA VALLEY MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT, Nov. 22-24. Offered by Willwoods Community. Register: 830-3716, www.faithand marriage.org.

COMING...
    CENTER FOR MEDICAL ETHICS, Louisiana Right to Life and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary present the  panel discussion, “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides,” Sept. 17, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Panelists: Burke Balch, J.D., National Right to Life; Steve Lemke, Ph.D., provost New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Father José Lavastida, pastor Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Parish and executive director of Christian Formation; Mari Wirfs, R.N., Ph.D., B.C.F.N.P, Southern University in Baton Rouge; and Jeff White, M.D., FACC, cardiologist and hospital system ethics director. www.prolifelouisiana.org/medicalethics, 835-6520.
    ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE HIGH SCHOOL, Community Prayer Breakfast, Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m., Chateau Estates Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Guest speaker: Martin Gutierrez, vice president of Community Services Ministry for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Chapelle Chorale will perform. Tickets: $40 each or $400 for table sponsorships with eight tickets. Reservations required: Archbishop Chapelle.org; 467-3105, ext. 119; or email cbuisson@arch bishopchapelle.org.
    40 DAYS FOR LIFE, pro-life campaign Sept. 25-Nov. 3. More than 500 cities worldwide hold simultaneous, faith-based pro-life campaign to support a culture of life. Parishes can commit to daily prayer, fasting, the 40-day vigil and sign up for time to pray at a Metairie clinic where abortions are performed. Sign up online:  www.prolifelouisiana.org/ events/40daysforlifela/40 daysforlifenola/vigilsignup.html; call Mary Nadeau at New Orleans Right to Life, 835-6520, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peg Kenny at the Respect Life Office, 286-1119, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    ST. PHILIP NERI, Ladies’ Co-op general membership meeting, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., school assembly hall. Sign in: 7 p.m.; dinner served.  Attendance prizes for members and teachers, 50/50 raffle, parade of prizes. Activities for the upcoming year discussed.
    ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/RUN, Sept. 28, two locations: City Park’s Big Lake with onsite registration at 7:30 a.m. and along the Mandeville lakefront (at Jefferson Avenue, across from the Yacht Club), with registration at 8 a.m. and race at 9 a.m. $5 registration fee for south shore event. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s conferences in New Orleans to help the needy. Access forms at www.svdpnola.org.
    TRISH FOTI GENCO, national recording artist and Catholic Grammy award winner gives free concert Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m., highlighting newest CD release “Loved” and fan favorites, joined by musicians Anne Chabreck, flute; Helen Maxwell, piano; and Karen Ray, cello. St. Ann Catholic Church and Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. tfoti genco.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    RUNNING OF THE 2013 SILVER ROSE, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. Mass, third annual event sponsored by the E.D. White Knights of Columbus No. 3246. Five Our Lady of Guadalupe silver rosaries are traveling across North America from Canada to Mexico beginning in Ontario and ending Dec. 12 on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico. Praying the rosary  honors the Knights’ devotion to Mary as well as the dedication to the sanctity of human life. This is the 53rd annual event, a project of Columbian Squires. St. Clement of Rome, Metairie. 889-5590.
    SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, follow up, Oct. 5, 9:30-noon, Loyola Danna Center Audubon Room. Facilitator: Ricardo Martinez with Loyola’s Office of Mission and Ministry. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sponsors: Loyola Institute for Ministry, Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Office of Catholic Schools and Office of Religious Education.
    WOMAN’S NEW LIFE CENTER, Fais Do Do 2013, Oct. 4, Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Patron party, 7-8 p.m.; Fais Do Do, 8-11 p.m., honoring David and Kim Lukinovich as Every Day Heroes, $1,000 raffle for Life ($20 a ticket). Entertainment: Bucktown Allstars. Tickets: $125 a couple, $75 individual, $50 young professional. Sponsor levels available. 496.0212. www.womns newlife.com/faisdodo.
    ST. PAUL’S, Alumni Association holds annual Joseph A. Champagne Jr./Gene Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament, Oct. 4, Tchefuncta Country Club. Registration: 8 a.m.; shotgun start 9:30 a.m.; awards 3 p.m. “Hole in One” prizes. Single entry fee: $175; foursome: $700. with reduced registration before Sept. 25. Mark Richards, associate alumni director, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (985) 892-3200, ext. 1274; (985) 892-3200, ext. 1270.  
    GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” Gala, Oct. 4, 7:30-11 p.m., the Civic Theater, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Tickets: 598-9399 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    WALLY PONTIFF JR. GOLF CLASSIC, Oct. 11, morning/afternoon flights. Lakewood Golf Club, 4801 General Degaulle Dr., New Orleans. Cost: $150 a golfer; $600 foursome, 888-1880.

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