Calendar - April 4, 2015

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April 7-25

SPIRITUALITY IN THE CITY, series continues April 7, 12:30 p.m., Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, 130 Baronne St., with Norris Henderson, executive director of Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE), a Muslim and human rights advocate, “Making the Best of the Way Things Are.” Simple lunch at 12:15 p.m. Free admission. town.
ST. RITA'S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, April 9, 7:30 p.m., St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Celebrant: Dominican Father John Restrepo, pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, New Orleans. Confessions: 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary: 7 p.m.

ACCESS PREGNANCY AND REFERRAL CENTER, annual ACCESS Jazz Brunch, April 12, doors open at 11:30 a.m., Audubon Tea Room, Audubon Park. Special recognition goes to St. Philip Neri for being an outstanding pro-life parish. Reservations: 885-1141, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Benefits pro-life services of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

NOLA INTERFAITH PEACE INITIATIVE, monthly interfaith prayer for peace gathering, April 14, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 923 Josephine St., New Orleans. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

“WAKE UP THE WORLD” TALENT SHOW, April 17, 6:30 p.m., featuring men and women religious from the archdiocese. Tickets are $5, with proceeds benefitting a St. Pius X family whose four children are adopted from Ethiopia. Tickets online at www.stpius or
St. Pius X Church Office. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 331-2693.

IGNATIOUS ROPPOLO MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT, free inaugural event, April 17 with a social at 6:30 p.m. and a talk at 7 p.m. by Jesuit Father George Wilson on “Pope Francis: A New Day for Collegiality in the Church: Fostering an Inclusive Church.” April 18 workshop, led by Father Wilson, starts with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by presentation at 9 a.m. Archbishop Schulte Hall, Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Continuing the legacy of Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo with emphasis on collegiality, greater inclusion of the laity in the life and ministry of the church and formation of lay leadership. 491-1565.

ST. CLETUS, 50th anniversary, Mass of Thanksgiving, April 19, 11 a.m. Celebrant: Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond. 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna. Reception follows in Jerome Hall.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, 50th Anniversary Fair 2015: April 24, 6-11 p.m.; April 25, noon-11 p.m.; April 26, noon-10 p.m. Thursday Thriller, April 23, offers rides only for $20 from 6 -10 p.m., and pizza and soft drinks. Entertainment – April 24: Karma, 8-11 p.m.; April 25: Parish Avenue, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Category 6, 8-11 p.m.; April 26: 90 Degrees West, 4-6 p.m., The Top Cats, 7-10 p.m. West Metairie at North Starrett Avenue, Metairie.

SEELOS HEALING MASS, 27th annual, April 26, 1 p.m. Celebrant: Redemptorist Father Byron Miller, vice postulator for the Seelos canonization cause. National Seelos Shrine/St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St., Lower Garden District/Irish Channel New Orleans. Penance, veneration of relic missionary crucifix; one-on-one intercessory prayer before Mass, starting at 11:45 a.m. 525-2495 or -2499.

ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, homecoming weekend, April 24, 5:30 p.m. Alumnae Mass followed by a reception in Alumnae Hall, 7710 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. April 25, alumnae luncheon at noon, with cocktails at 11 a.m.. Metairie Country Club. 

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