Calendar - July 5, 2014

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BEGINNING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUTH, July 22-24, retreat to help youth (ages 14-17) work through pain of losing a parent to death or divorce while strengthening self-esteem and self-acceptance. Team of children, youth, young adults and adults who had this experience lead. Participants grouped by age. Registration open. $200. (225) 294-5039.

ST. CHRISTOPHER BEREAVEMENT AND SUPPORT GROUP, annual Memorial Mass, July 10, 6 p.m., St. Christopher Church, 3924 Derbigny St., Metairie. Deceased parishioners and family of support group members recognized. Bring remembrance of deceased. Reception follows in parish center. 835-0540.

PEACE MASS, St. Rita’s Mary Group in cooperation with MIR, celebrate monthly Mass, July 10, 7:30 p.m.; confessions at 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary at 7 p.m. Celebrant: Father Christian DeLerno, St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

THEOLOGY ON TAP FOR ADULTS, Thirst for Truth presents “Present to The Presence? The Catholic Mass,” July 11. Presenter: Father Nile C. Gross, director of sacred liturgy, professor of liturgical and sacramental theology and a formation advisor at Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans. Open to adults ages 35 and older. Abita Brewery Visitor Center in Abita Springs (not Beer Pub). Reservations required; doors open at 6:30 p.m., with light dinner. Free, donations accepted. (985) 892-2422, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sponsored by St. Peter’s Adult Formation Committee.

SEELOS: DOCTOR OF SOULS, one-man play about Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, written and performed by Casey Groves, July 12, 1 p.m., Mater Dolorosa Church. True story of itinerant priest in the 1800s whose powerful prayers of intercession resulted in healing of countless people with terminal illnesses, injuries, troubled souls.

FEAST OF ST. HENRY MASS, REUNION, July 12, 3 p.m. Mass followed by a block party until 7 p.m. at Blessed Pauline Center behind the church, 812 General Pershing at Constance streets, Uptown. Food, snowballs, soft drinks, beer, water; performance by J. Monique’D Blues Band. Free, but donations accepted, Bring own chair and non-perishable item for use in Thanksgiving and Christmas food basket distributions. Also, a representative from Carnival Cruises will answer questions about seven-day St. Henry’s Reunion Cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel planned for June 2015. 891-3410. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, Mass of healing with anointing of the sick, July 12, noon. 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans.

CROSSROADS PRO-LIFE AND LA. RIGHT TO LIFE, prayer vigil, July 12, 10 a.m., 4636 South Claiborne Avenue New Orleans, at construction site of new Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business. Nola Needs Peace joins the effort.

SUPPER AND SUBSTANCE, date night celebrating and enriching marriage, July 12, 7-9:30 p.m., Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘N Bowl, 3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Tickets: $75 a couple and include food, drinks, bowling. Special guest speaker couple: Arthur and Shirley Dupré, plus musical guest Peace of Cake Band. 830-3716, www.faithand

ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA SERIES, monthly meetings July 12, Aug. 2, 9-11 a.m., St. Ann cafeteria, Metairie. Stages, doctor visits and driving discussed by an experienced nurse and guest speaker. Caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia invited. 455-7071, ext. 222.

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, 10th anniversary Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, July 13, 2 p.m. Cake follows in cafeteria. St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road.

YOUNG VOICES OF PRAISE, free concert, July 13, 5 p.m. St. Ray- mond/St. Leo the Great,
2916 Paris Ave., New Orleans.

PETER PAN, St. Pius X Players Summer Theatre musical production, July 16-19, at 7:30 p.m.; July 20, 2 p.m. St. Pius X Gym, 6660 Spanish Fort, New Orleans. Tickets: www.stpiusx, 282-3332.

ST. DOMINIC, Men’s Emmaus retreat, July 18-20. Beginning at 5 p.m. at St. Dominic and ends July 20 after the 5:30 p.m. Mass at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula. 481-0411. Based on the Scripture passage “The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24: 13-35). Round-trip transportation from St. Dominic Church.

MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT, “Joy,” July 19, 9 a.m. through July 20 at 1 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey’s Christian Life Center in Covington. Speaker couples: Willie and Aly Leonard, Chuck and Bridget Stiebing and Scott and Jill Cabes. Register: 830-3716 or visit Suggested donation: $275; with pre-registration deposit of $50.

JOURNAL TO THE SELF WORKSHOP, July 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 journaling techniques taught to bring more meaning to personal writing, improve your mental and physical health, boost creativity, and deepen your spirituality. Cost $75 ($30 deposit first, then balance due day of workshop), includes workbook. North Shore Pastoral Center, Hwy. 190, Covington. www.ericamorgan, email emorgan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 583-0461.

BLESSING OF A CHILD IN THE WOMB, expectant families awaiting the birth of their child are invited to receive a blessing July 20, at 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Peter Church, Covington. For reserved seating for your family, email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) the St. Peter Office of Marriage and Family or call (985) 892-9353.

HEALING MASS, celebrated July 21, 7 p.m., followed by healing service, adoration, benediction. St. Anthony of Padua, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.

HOLY SPIRIT MEN’S RETREAT, “Run to Win,” July 25-27, Lumen Christi Retreat Center in Schriever. Speaker: Former New Orleans Saint Danny Abramowicz who experienced a religious conversion in 1981 and hosts EWTN’s “Crossing the Goal”; and Father Joe Krafft, Notre Dame Seminary’s director of pastoral formation and field education. 828-1368. to register online.

MAGNIFICAT, a Ministry to Catholic Women, breakfast, July 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Speaker: Sara Pierce. Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd. Slidell. Tickets: $15, 641-2585.

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL, women’s retreat, July 11-13, St. Augustine Seminary, 199 Seminary Drive, Bay St. Louis. Retreat master: Marianite Sister Judy Gomila 884-1447, 481-3009.

ST. ANSELM, seventh annual “Jewel of Madisonville” gala and auction, July 19, 7-10 p.m., with patron party before. Tickets available at parish office, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville or after Mass on weekends. www.stanselm Proceeds benefit the church.

ST. JOHN BOSCO, rummage sale, July 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. 340-0444.

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