Calendar - January 18, 2014

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Jan. 18-28

SCHOOLS
    ST. ANN, Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby, Jan. 18, 5-9 p.m., gym, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Men’s Club donut breakfast, Jan. 19 after 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses, cafeteria. Men’s Club meeting, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., cafeteria.
    ST. BENILDE, Home and School Club general meeting, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., school cafeteria, 1801 Division St., Metairie. Also, inaugural Luck of Irish Spring Gala, March 29, Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, Canal Street, New Orleans. Buffet, silent auction, music by Bag of Donuts, “Game Show Mania”to win $1,000 each game. Early- bird tickets through Feb. 1: $85; $100 after, www.stbenilde.com. 833-9894, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Benefits school.
    ST. PIUS X Mothers’ Club meeting, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., multi-purpose room. Men’s Club meeting, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.,  cafeteria, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. stpiusx nola.org. 
    XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, “Explore Xavier,” open house, Jan. 23, 4-7 p.m. Information about school, tours given. Meet at University Center. 1-877-XavierU, 520-7388.
    ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, open house for parents of prospective students in grades pre-kindergarten 2 through seventh, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Brief welcome, followed by campus tours and refreshments from Home and School Association members. Teachers will be available in classrooms to answer questions. 468-3524. 
     MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY, candlelight rosary, Jan. 28, 5 p.m., school’s grotto near  Louisville Street entrance at Robert E. Lee Boulevard. 288-7626, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

PARISHES
    ST. ANGELA MERICI, Knights of Columbus Council 9007, spaghetti and meatball dinner, Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m.; Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Msgr. Kern Center, Pomona and Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. $8 donation includes meatballs, spaghetti, salad, bread. Drinks, desserts sold separately. Dine in or take out.
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies’ Council Mass, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.
    MARY, QUEEN OF PEACE, ecumenical prayer service, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Free-will offering for Covington Food Bank and Samaritan Center. West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.
    DIVINE MERCY, Men’s Club fourth annual Cook Off and Car Show, Jan. 25, noon-5 p.m., 4119 St. Elizabeth Drive, Kenner. Team registration to cook jambalaya or gumbo for a chance at awards: $100 includes admission. Entry to sample food is $15 for adults and teens 13 and older; free to children 12 years and younger with a paying adult. More than 50 cars on display, with registration from 9 a.m.-noon, awards at 3 p.m. Car show entrants ($20 in advance, $25 show day) get two free tickets to cookoff. Details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 338-2504. Car show: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 941-1556. Children can purchase wristbands for  $20 for unlimited usage of bungee jump station and rock climbing wall. Hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts and beverages sold. Proceeds help parish capital campaign, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School and Divine Mercy Men’s Club general fund.  
    ST. JOHN BOSCO, Women’s Society, Pot Luck meeting, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Don Bosco Center, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.

EVENTS
    DEFEAT HUNGER BOWL, through Feb. 2, Louisianans donate non-perishable food at donation bins placed inside Walmart stores to raise awareness of hunger by benefitting Feeding America local affiliates. Details: www.facebook.com/defeathungerbowl.
    LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY,  three-part, prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality. Part 1, “Praying the Christian Virtues,” begins Jan. 19 for 12 weeks at parishes in archdiocese. www.lordteachmetopray.com. 439-5933,  717-8770.
    NOAH BRACEY MASS/FUND-RAISER, Jan. 19, Mass at 11 a.m. followed by open house until 4 p.m., Hispanic Apostolate at former St. Lawrence the Martyr cafeteria, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Toddler Bracey was born with the rare condition arthrogryposis, spinal kyphosis and quadriplegia and is going to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia for treatment. Send donations to: Noah Bracey’s Fund, c/o Fifth District Bank, 4000 General De Gaulle Drive, New Orleans, LA 70114. Details: Marla Donovan, 881-7645.
    CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL WESTBANK, prayer meeting, Mass, healing service, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey. Celebrant: Archbishop Alfred Hughes.  Rosary is prayed at 7 p.m.;  Mass at 8 p.m.
    LOURDES EXPERIENCE, Virtual Pilgrimage Experience, Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 28088 Main St., Lacombe. Presenters: North American Lourdes Volunteers. (985) 882-5229.
    THEOLOGY ON TAP-NORTHSHORE, Thursday series at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23-Feb. 13. Topics: “Food & Our Faith”; “Materialism vs. Sacramentality”; “There’s Something about Mary.” Speakers, 7 p.m.
La Carreta, 1200 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville.
    ST. DOMINIC, Men’s Emmaus Retreat, Jan. 24, 5 p.m. to Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula. 416-7617; Bernie Morvant, Norman Madere, 481-0411.
    LOYOLA OPERA THEATRE, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mythical opera, “The Magic Flute,” Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 26, 3 p.m., Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall inside Communications/Music Complex. Complimentary wine and cheese reception, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $40  preferred seating; $25 reserved seating; $15 Loyola students, faculty, staff. montage.loyno.edu, 865-2074. Free parking at West Road Garage off St. Charles Avenue.
     TOTUS TUUS, meeting for those high school age and older interested in the priesthood, Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m., Vianney House, behind Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., Topic: “Day by Day by Day by Day, In the Life of a Priest.” 861-6298.
    ST. JUDE WINTER NOVENA, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, St. Jude’s Shrine, 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans. Saturdays, 7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m.; weekdays: 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m.; Sundays: 7:30, 9:30,11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Novena speaker:  Oblate Father George Roy.
    ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Single & Single Again Ministry, smoke-free “Open Dance,” Jan. 25, 8 p.m.-midnight, 5122 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, at Good Shepherd Gym. Band: Jake & The Nifty 50s. $12 admission includes set ups; BYOB. Dressy casual attire. Next dance, same location and band scheduled Feb. 22, 8 p.m.-midnight. Details: 201-2687.
    WEDDING MUSIC RECITAL, Jan, 26, 1 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans. Professional musicians demonstrate sacred wedding repertoire and are available for bookings after performance. Free admission. Brides planning a Catholic wedding at any church are encouraged to attend. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    LATIN MASS, celebrated Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Jesuit Father William Farge celebrates. 899-1378.
    HOW TO READ A CHURCH, Jan. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Denis McNamara, architecture consultant for Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism series, offers a crash course on how to read a church and explains beautiful things we see and their theological significance and meaning. Sponsored by the New Evangelization Society. Notre Dame Seminary’s  Schulte Auditorium, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.
    ANNULMENT WRITING WORKSHOPS, five-week series, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11,18 and 25, 7:30-9 p.m. Northshore Pastoral Center, 69090 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington. Pre-registration encouraged. $25. Sponsored by Family Life Apostolate. 861-6243.

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