Calendar - November 21, 2015

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Nov. 29-Dec. 5


CRECHE EXHIBIT, Friends of St. Alphonsus, 100-plus creches, Nov. 29-Dec. 5 at St. Alphonsus Church, 2025 Constance St., New Orleans. Hours: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; closing reception Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. with Christmas caroling by Laetare Singers. Free, donations welcomed. Armand Bertin, 610- 1601, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Gianna Salande. 206-8620.

NOTRE DAME SEMINARY, Christmas Luncheon for Priests, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Baronne St., then 11:30 a.m. reception and 12:30 p.m. lunch at The Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom, 123 Baronne St. Live, silent auctions; jewelry raffle; Christmas boutique. The late Maureen Poche will be honored. Tickets:, 866-7426, ext. 374. Seminarians, priests sponsorships available.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Dec. 4, 6 p.m., school and parish Christmas caroling by candlelight and Nativity blessing. 100 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie.

ARCHDIOCESAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Advent morning of reflection, “Mary: Our Advent Model of Contemplation,” Presenter, associate director Jan Tate. Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave., Metairie. Cost $25. Register:, 861-3254.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING, Dec. 4, 7-10 p.m. Food, cider, crafts, gifts. Benefits Holy Rosary Academy and High School. At Manhattan Jack, 4930 Prytania St., New Orleans.

MORNING OF REFLECTION, for lay liturgical ministers, “Heralds of the Lord’s Coming,” Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Ann Church, Metairie. Time of prayer, reflection features eucharistic exposition, benediction; special spirituality presentations for extraordinary ministers of holy Communion, readers, musicians; keynote address by Deacon Jesse Watley. Register: Office of Worship, 861-6300, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS, third annual Christmas dance, social, raffle, Dec. 5, 7-11 p.m., parish community center, 2225 Congress St., New Orleans. Tickets: $15, includes food, drinks. Proceeds help refurbish parish buildings. Raffle with $500 first place; 48-inch Smart television, second; Nextbook with printer, third. 945-3186.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES, Sympto-Thermal Method with Amy Dixon of Archdiocese of New Orleans, Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Jan. 30, Northshore Pastoral Center, Covington. Pre-registration required; cost $100. Family Life Apostolate, 861-6243.

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR, Brother Martin’s Ladies of the Shield Holiday Home Tour, Dec. 5, noon, with patron party at 11 a.m. at 4600 Church St., Metairie. Four featured homes in Metairie-Bridgedale area: 4604 Church St., 1525 Butternut Ave., 1600 Butternut Ave. Christmas boutique from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Acres Country Club, 5000 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Patron party tickets (including tour) are $50 in advance; $55 on tour day. Holiday Home Tour tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on tour day at any of the homes.

THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF, Saturday, Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch included. Registration: 9 a.m. Fee: $30. Facilitators: Sister Barbara Breaud explores the comfort received from teachings of our faith on the meaning of life, death, after-life and Jesus’ promise to be with us always; Sue deRada, certified grief counselor, on the grief process; Sister Terry Falco, liturgist, who leads a memorial service honoring beloved dead. Bring a picture or memento of a loved one to be remembered. Pre-register: (985) 882-7579, Carmelite Spirituality Center in Lacombe.

URSULINE ACADEMY, Santa’s Workshop, Dec. 5,
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Live music, refreshments, arts and crafts for kids, pictures with Santa, Christmas shopping for adults. Nashville parking lot; enter through Coke Lobby. Register:, click on register for Santa’s Workshop; Santa picture form download also available. To donate juice boxes, baked goods, etc., call Office of Alumnae, 861- 9114, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CHRISTOPHER WEST, internationally recognized papal author, St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body educator, with musicians Mike Mangione and Jason Clark, present workshop, “The Cor Seminar: God, Sex and the Meaning of Life,” Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to those age 16 and older. Our Lady of the Gulf Church, Bay St. Louis. $35 (includes lunch). (228) 467-6509, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SACRED HEART OF JESUS, offers hour of prayer for priests, religious and purity, Dec. 8, noon-1 p.m., at its Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, 62135 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe. Deacon Ricky Suprean of St. John of the Cross leads prayers.

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