Calendar - September 12, 2015

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Sept. 13-Oct. 4

EVENTS
ARCHBISHOP CHAPELLE, Parents Club hosts Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs meeting, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., school library. Wine-and-cheese meet and greet; workshops on publicity, parliamentary and representative clinics follow.

HOUR OF PRAYER FOR PRIESTS: Deacons, religious and public invited to prayer service for priests, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., St. Pius the X, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, to demonstrate prayerful solidarity during Sept. 15-17 Priests’ Convocation.

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, “Angels, Saints and Intercessors: The World of Catholic Devotions,” Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. Presenter Wendy M. Wright, Ph.D., explores history of Catholic devotional practice and its place in America and the global church’s faith life. Global Marian devotions given special attention. 2501 Maine Avenue in Metairie. Cost. $10.

GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL, sponsored by Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Office of Black Catholic Ministries, Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave. Free admission; donations for St. Vincent DePaul and non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank accepted. 861- 6207; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

TERESIAN SISTERS, celebrate 100 years of service in New Orleans, Sept. 20, with a 4 p.m. Mass followed by a small reception. Father Francis Berner will be the celebrant. Parents, students, teachers of the former St. Lawrence Catholic School in Metairie invited. Location: St. Lawrence Church, now situated on the campus of the Hispanic Apostolate, 2525 Maine Ave., Metairie. RSVP: (985) 893-1470.

MARK MALLETT, Louisiana “Tour of Truth,” Canadian singer/songwriter, Catholic evangelist and author will give eight “Encounters with Jesus” nights, beginning Sept. 21 with confessions at 6 p.m., Mass at 6:30 p.m. and encounter with Jesus at 7 p.m. at these locations: Sept. 21, St. John of the Cross, Lacombe; Sept. 22, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chalmette; Sept. 25, St. Rita, Harahan. On Sept. 23, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Belle Chasse, with Mass at 6:30 p.m. and encounter at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 24, Mater Dolorosa, New Orleans, an encounter with Jesus at 7:30 p.m. Then on Sept. 27, Our Lady of Guadalupe, New Orleans with Mass at 6 p.m., encounter at 7 p.m.; Sept. 29, St. Joseph, Lafayette, with confession 6 p.m. and encounter 7 p.m.; Sept. 30, St. Joseph, Galliano, confession 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., encounter 7 p.m. 577-6652, www.markmallett.com.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE, kicks off with prayer Sept. 23 at 6:30 a.m., in the 3000 block of Ridgelake Drive in Metairie and runs daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Nov. 1 with the final candlelight vigil next to the Planned Parenthood under construction in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans.

EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISING GALA, Oct. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cars of Yesteryears Museum, 4625 Fairfield St., Metairie, honoring Jackie Brechtel Clarkson and the Marianite of the Year. Also annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, Nov. 12, 7:30 a.m., Metairie Country Club, with keynote speaker Phyllis M. Taylor, chairman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. Benefits Our Lady of Holy Cross College. www.olhcc.edu/events, 398- 2206.

ST. THERESE MASS, “A Shower of Roses,” Oct. 3, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Kenner. Prayers, confession with Father Richard Miles 10 a.m.; musical prelude 10:30 a.m. International violinist Daniela Castro and cellist Raudol Palacios and vocalist Christina Casey, then procession of children and Mass. Veneration of St. Thérèse relics; blessing of roses by Father Miles. (Bring fresh roses.)

DISCALCED CARMELITE NUNS, annual Mass of the Roses in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) and honoring the Jubilee birth year of St. Teresa of Avila, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m. with celebrant Benedictine Father Ephrem Arcement. Carmelite Monastery, 73530 River Road, Covington. Flute prelude begins at 9 a.m.; blessed roses and refreshments distributed after Mass. www.covingtoncarmel.org.

PARISHES
ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, health fair, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6828 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans. PACE, the Blood Center, D.W. Rhodes funeral Home, Step N Slide and others participate. Also, parish fair, Oct. 23, 5-10 p.m.; Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m; Oct. 25, noon-6 p.m. Food, bingo, Gospel concert, yard sale, crafts, children’s activities including a Spacewalk, Saints tailgate, etc.

ST. AGNES, Food Sampling event Sept. 26, Marquette Activity Center, 3410 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson. Unlimited sampling of food from area restaurants and parishioners; complimentary tea and coffee, live entertainment. Beer, wine sold. Tickets: $15. 833-3366, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, inaugural Community Health and Wellness Fair, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1415 Teche St., New Orleans. Free health screenings, glucose and blood pressure, health organizations give information; flu shots for a fee from Walgreens. Elsie Cobb-Wright, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

COMING...
MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter breakfast, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Reservations only: $20 through Oct. 1. Speaker: Magnificat foundress Marilyn Quirk, celebrating 34th year of the Catholic women’s ministry. 837-6474.

PASSIONIST FATHER CEDRIC PISEGNA, presiding at Rosary Congress Mass, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., St. Clement of Rome, Metairie, with his books and resources for sale. Oct. 5, noon-2 p.m., a book signing celebrating his new book “Challenges Make Champions” at Westbank Religious Supply House in Marrero; Oct. 6, 7:30 a.m., speaker at a prayer breakfast at Metairie Country Club benefitting WLAE, with tickets available at 830-3700.

ST. PHILIP NERI DRAMA, presents comedy-mystery, “And Then There Was One,” by Michael Druce, Oct. 9-10, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m. Spoof of Agatha Christie’s classic, “And Then There Were None,” a tale of strangers on a mysterious island for a weekend of intrigue. Tickets: $10 reserved, $7 general admission adults, $4 general admission children. St. Philip Neri Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

HOLY SPIRIT RETREAT, “The Holy Spirit and Mary” with Franciscan Friar Andrew Apostoli, a founding member of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and host of “Sunday Night Prime” on ESPN, Oct. 9-11, Lumen Christi Retreat Center, Schriever, sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO). Open to men and women. Registration: $170 a person, covers two nights and four meals. Commuters welcomed if space permits. www.ccrno.org; 828-1368; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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