Calendar - December 7, 2013

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Dec. 7-15

PARISHES
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 411 North Rampart St., celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe feast, Dec. 7, 4 p.m. bilingual Mass with mariachi band. Celebrant: Oblate Father Julio Narvaez from Mexico. A meal follows in St. Jude Center across the street from the church.
    SACRED HEART, Lacombe, Advent Mission and Penance service, Dec. 10-12, 7 p.m. Theme: “With Mary in Advent.” Mass starts at 7 p.m. Homilist: Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins, a Marian priest assigned to St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. 28088 Main Street, Lacombe. (985) 882-5229.
    ST. RITA, Mary Group in cooperation with the MIR Group, monthly Peace Mass, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Celebrant: Father Christian DeLerno, parochial vicar, St. Edward the Confessor Church.  Mass offered for Guadalupe “Lupe” Sherrill.

EVENTS
    ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL, annual Christmas Concert, “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord,” Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Free-will offering. (985) 287-0161.
    ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “The Power of Mary’s Yes,” Advent Morning of Reflection, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-noon. Listen so that the power of Mary’s choice enriches choices of your life and draws you closer to Christ. Presenter: Jan Tate, associate director, Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. 861-3254, asc/arch-no.org. Cost: $25.
    ST. LUCY OF SYRACUSE, 86th annual Mass to honor the patron saint of eye diseases, Dec. 14, 4 p.m. A relic will be available for veneration. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.
    GARDEN DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2013, Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Featured: sopranos Phyllis Treigle, Melissa Brocato; tenors Kevin Rouchell, Bart Folse; organist Brian Morgan, OCDS; Good Shepherd Choir. Free admission but good-will donations accepted. 899-1378.
    OUR LADY OF WISDOM, Fall Raffle Roulette through Dec. 20. Prizes: two Dec. 15 Aaron Neville concert tickets, Royal Sonesta Hotels stay, Creole Cuisine restaurant, etc.; eight drawings for eight prizes through Dec. 20. Tickets: $5 each/6 for $25, www.olwhealth.org, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Proceeds help purchase living area furnishings. 

SCHOOLS
    ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, Christmas Choral Concert with Chorale, beginning choir and Showstoppers, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Chapelle gymnasium.  Free admission. 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie. 467-3105.
    FRANKLIN SIRMANS LECTURE, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. As artistic director of Prospect.3 scheduled in New Orleans Oct. 25, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015, he will share ideas, concepts and themes for Prospect.3. Timothy B. Francis participates. Xavier University Auditorium, administration building, 7299 Drexel Drive. Prospect New Orleans showcases art throughout New Orleans’ diverse historical neighborhoods to offer a unique experience of our city. Sirmans is the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and department head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). www.prospect neworleans.org.
    TEEN RETREAT, Dec. 13, 5:30-9 p.m. (registration at 5 p.m.), with Rwandan genocide survivor and renowned speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza. Cost: $25. Two registered students will win a $500 scholarship. Ilibagiza conducts an all-ages retreat Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration at 8 a.m.), also at Mount Carmel Academy’s Assembly Center, 7020 Louisville St., New Orleans. Vigil Mass Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (985) 710-9595.
    ST. DOMINIC, Mothers’ Club luncheon, Dec. 13, Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans. 273-3770; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, Breakfast with Baby Jesus, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Breakfast, crafts, singing, photos with Santa available. $20 a family. Bring nonperishable for food bank. Pay online by Dec. 9 at www.stmarysdominican.org. 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans.

KUDOS
    CATHY CANTER, a first-grade teacher at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School in Slidell, has been honored with the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award by the American Petroleum Institute’s Delta Chapter. The award was presented during a luncheon on Aug. 13.
    ST. MARY’S ACADEMY, seniors Darian Vining and Ka’cell El-Mansura received a $2,500 Betty Hayes Kids First Scholarship for 2013-14 school term. They completed service projects to benefit children in need, in the spirit of Kids First and Cultural Care colleague Betty Hayes. Both were given video cameras to record their service projects. Also, 2013-14 Student Council officers: Maya Esteves, president; Tiffany Doss, vice president; Jasmine Johnson, secretary; Darian Vining, treasurer.
    ST. MARY MAGDALEN, 2013-24 executive board: Kristie LeBlanc, recording secretary; Jolene Spell, corresponding secretary; Julie Fabregas, Lori Leblanc, co-presidents; Lorraine Mylie, parliamentarian; Jenny Brehm, vice president; Shirley Villa, treasurer.
    ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, Home and School Association 2013-14 officers: Clara Reed, president; Christy Lecler, vice president; Catherine Salvaggio, treasurer; Cindy Ricks, recording secretary; Kristin Laborde, corresponding secretary; Kim Roberts, past president.

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