Calendar - March 28, 2015

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March 31-April 18

EVENTS
 
MONTHLY PEACE PRAYER WALK, March 31, 6 p.m., Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Sponsored by the archdiocesan offices of Justice and Peace, Racial Harmony and the Isaiah 43 Program.
 
ST. MONICA MINISTRY, meets April 1, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, and April 18 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass to pray for family members who do not practice their Catholic faith. St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave.
 
SOLES FOR CHRIST, Good Friday five-mile pilgrimage to nine churches, April 3, 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15 includes T-shirt; bus passes available for $15. Begins and ends at Center of Jesus the Lord, 1236 North Rampart St., 529-1636.
 
NEW ORLEANS ARCHDIOCESAN CEMETERIES, traditional Stations of the Cross services at St. Roch Cemetery, Good Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m. and again at noon at the Music Street entrance of the cemetery.
 
ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH, fish fry, April 4. $10 includes fish, baked macaroni, potato salad, green peas, bread, soft drink and pound cake. 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans. 944-2424.
 
ST. ANGELA MERICI, SALA meeting, April 7, 7 p.m., Kern Center, Metairie. Bunco, election of officers.
 
SPIRITUALITY IN THE CITY, April 7, 12:30 p.m. at the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, 130 Baronne St. “Making the Best of the Way Things Are,” with Norris Henderson, executive director of Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE), a Muslim, and human rights advocate. Simple lunch at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free. For information, see www.loyno.edu/lplc/downtown. This interfaith series promotes dialogue, mutual understanding and collaboration on topics of spirituality.
 
ST. CHRISTOPHER, Bereavement and Support Group Ministry meeting, April 9, 6:15 p.m., church, 3924 Derbigny St., Metairie. Speaker: Bonnie Adelsberg, an advanced practice nurse on mental health issues on “Myths of Grief.”
 
INSTITUTE FOR BLACK CATHOLIC STUDIES, presents Sister Eva Regina Martin, SSF, Ph.D., lecture celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of the “History of Black Catholics in the United States” by Father Cyprian Davis. Speaker: Cecilia A. Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of American Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, April 8, 7 p.m. Xavier University, Xavier Qatar Pavilion Auditorium. Reception follows. 520-7691.
 
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE, core weekend retreat April 10, 7 p.m. through April 12, 4 p.m. Mass. For those suffering loss of a spouse through separation, divorce or death. Conducted by peers who have gone through the experience. Registration due by April 1. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Ponchatoula. Next weekend: Oct. 16-18, 2015. Pre- and post-weekend programs also available. (985) 789-8666 or 455-8920.
 
ARCHDIOCESAN RETREAT CENTER, April 10-12, “Faith in Trial and Transition” with Rev. Paul Hart; April 17-19, “The Joy of the Gospel” with Archbishop Alfred Hughes; April 24-26, “Stations for a New Creation: Rest Stops on the Resurrection Road” with Rev. Joe Nassal. Minimum offering $225, includes meals, accommodations. May 30-31, Young Women’s Retreat. www.facebook.com/NOLA youngwomenretreat for more information. Offering $120. July 23-29, “Come to the Quiet,” 5-day silent retreat. $425. retreats.arch-no.org. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.

ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITE SECULARS, Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit chapter, meeting, April 11, 11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Discalced Carmelite Monastery,
73530 River Road, Covington. (985) 264-4641.

ST. RAYMOND/ST. LEO THE GREAT, tent revival, “It’s a Love Thing IV,” April 12-15, Hunter’s Field, St. Bernard at North Claiborne avenues, New Orleans. 813-5965.

MAGNIFICAT PRAYER BREAKFAST, April 18, 9 a.m.-noon, sponsored by Magnificat New Orleans. Manifested Miracles Hall (formerly Reserve of Orleans) 3101 Bruxelles St., New Orleans. $15 donation.  Reservations: 650-1931.

ST. AGNES YOUTH FEST 2015, “A Family Festival for the Young and Young at Heart,” April 18, noon-5 p.m. 3410 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. Games, rides, activities, food, drinks, music, arts and crafts, etc. Free admission; P.O.P. rides and games $12.

OUT OF TOWN

ROSARYVILLE SPIRIT LIFE CENTER, May 16-20: “Dreams: God’s Forgotten Language,” with Dominican Janice Bachman. Dreams have often been referred to as God’s forgotten language. Work with dreams in the context of prayer, retreat and a contemplative environment. There will be two, one-hour group gatherings each day designed to work more deeply with one’s own and other’s dreams. Daily one-on-one sessions with the director. (225) 294-5039 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KUDOS

DR. JAMES PASCHAL, therapist and owner of Family Counseling Center in Atlanta, Georgia, was honored as the Victor H. Labat Alumnus of the Year at the 2014 Xavier University of Louisiana Alumni Homecoming Gala.
 A 1957 XULA graduate and the newly elected president of the National Alumni Association (NAA), was lauded for “Living the mission of Xavier University and St. Katharine Drexel.” Paschal participated in community-minded organizations such as Friendship House of Hospitality, the Catholic Day Camp and the National Defense Education Institute. He founded Lambda Enterprise, a nationally recognized program to provide employment opportunities to the less advantaged.

 

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