Calendar - January 11, 2014

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Jan. 11-18

PARISHES
    ST. PETER’S, eighth annual “Festival of Life”: Families celebrate God’s gift of life, Jan. 11, 5-9 p.m. with music by Boogie Falaya, dinner, dessert, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, games for children. Tickets: $3, children ages 3-9 (children under 3 eat free); $7 teens and adults; or $35 maximum per family. Event in St. Mary’s Hall, 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. (985) 892-2422. School open house for prospective students, Jan. 15, 9 a.m., school cafeteria. Tours given. Call the school at (985) 892-1831, ext. 8 or torchstpeterparish.com.
    MOST HOLY TRINITY, Singles Movie Night, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. Movie: “Restless Heart.” 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington. (985) 892-0642.

EVENTS
    CHEFS’ CHARITY FOR CHILDREN, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton New Orleans Riverside, $65 a person includes lunch and a cookbook. Cooking demonstrations by chefs Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace; Donald Link, Cochon, Herbsaint, Peche; Andrea Apuzzo, Andrea’s; John Besh, Restaurant August, La Provence, Domenica; Leah Chase, Dooky Chase; John Folse, Chef John Folse & Company, Restaurant R’evolution; Goffredo Fraccaro, formerly of La Riviera; Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s, NOLA, etc; Greg Reggio, Zea, Semolina, Mizado Cocina; the Wong Brothers, Trey Yuen;  David Woodward, Hilton N.O. Riverside.  Proceeds benefit St. Michael Special School in New Orleans. 524-7285, www.stmichaelspecial school.com.
    IGNITE, weekly vocation discernment program for male high school juniors, seniors. Starts Jan. 14, 6:15 p.m. Vianney House, behind Notre Dame Seminary. 861-6298.
    ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Discerning God’s Presence in Every Moment of the Day – The Search for God’s Will, The Search for Spiritual Freedom” with Dominican Sister Dorothy Trosclair, Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $50. 861-3254. “Personal Prayer, Three Traditions”  with Dominican Sister Noel Toomey, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., archdiocesan Northshore Pastoral Center, 69090 East Hwy. 190 Service Road, Covington. $50. (985) 641-2286. http://asc.arch-no.org.
    15TH ANNUAL PROUDLY PRO-LIFE DINNER, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., cocktails; 7 p.m., dinner. Keynote speaker: Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, superior general of the Sisters of Life. Proudly Pro-Life Award honoree: Cindy Collins, Slidell Pregnancy Help Center founder and a pro-life leader. Chateau Golf and Country Club, 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner. Tickets: $100. www.prolifelouisiana.org.
    MARY OF NAZARETH, movie about Mary’s life from childhood through Jesus’ resurrection, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., AMC Westbank Palace. For $5 tickets, call 237-2962. Also, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. (seating begins at 5:45 p.m.), AMC Theater at Elmwood. Tickets sold in advance at Mule’s Religious Store on David Drive, Metairie. 468-2919.
    PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., lecture by Rev. Fr. Maximos Pafilis, dean, “Ecumenical Vision of the Greek Orthodox Church – The Future With Rome and Constantinople,” followed by a reception of international food, music, historic archives, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Annual ecumenical worship service, scheduled Jan. 26, 7 p.m., at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 508-0521.
    OUR LADY OF WISDOM HEALTHCARE CENTER, annual Wisdom and Wellness Fair, Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5600 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Algiers. Free health screenings, hourly speakers on relevant health issues to prepare for critical decisions for caregivers and their loved ones. Also, launch of the Women’s Luncheon Speaker Series. “Lunches of Wisdom: Learn, Live and Love” with Charmaine Neville, “Caring for the Caregiver – the Struggles and Triumphs of New Orleans’ Own.” Noon lunch with food by Nia’s Catering and Eatery: $10. Reservations by Jan. 15 at www.olwhealth.org. Email: ourladyofwis This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 304-5440.
    STORY OF ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL CHURCH, new production by Stillpoint  Theater Collective,” Jan. 18, 6 p.m. Resurrection story of a New Orleans parish that rebuilt its church and neighborhood after Katrina. Based on local interviews, 5029 Louisa Dr., New Orleans. 282-0296.
    CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, six-week session of listening and Catholic faith updates for those who been away continues Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor, parish center, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 888-0703.
    ST. MONICA MINISTRY, meets Jan. 18, after 8:30 a.m. Mass, St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Praying for those not  practicing their faith.  
    JOURNAL TO THE SELF, personal reflection and therapeutic writing workshop, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Northshore Pastoral Center, Covington. Cost: $75, $30 registration; $45 at workshop. www.ericamorganlcsw.com, 583.0461 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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