Calendar - December 5, 2015

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Dec. 7-16


SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CHORUS, CONCERT CHOIR AND WOMEN’S CHORALE, Northshore Choral Society in concert with Vivaldi’s Gloria, Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey, Covington. Sponsored by Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Also, a healing Mass, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., same church. (985) 867-2234.

ST. ANN, Dec. 7 and 14, 9:30 a.m., walk-through tours for prospective elementary students, school office, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Men’s Club hosts breakfast with Santa, Dec. 13, following 9:30 a.m. Mass. Cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.  St. Ann Choir and Band Christmas concert, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. with the Christmas Pageant after concert. Gym, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
Christmas Organ Spectacular, featuring young artist in residence, Pierre Queval, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans. 525-9595, ext. 5341.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, Mass in Spanish, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. followed by healing service in Spanish and English, eucharistic exposition, benediction. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.

MARY, discussed from the Christian and Muslim Women’s perspective with speakers Poor Clare Sister Rita Hickey and Merve Gollu, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. St. Clare’s Monastery, 720 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans.

ST. RITA’S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. with celebrant Father Sergio Serrano, director of Hispanic Apostolate. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. Music by Jamie Diliberto. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan.

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, days of prayer: “God’s Unconditional Love: Beginning the Year of Mercy” with Msgr. Doug Doussan, Dec. 11, offering $35; “Finding Peace through Forgiveness” with Oblate Father Tony Rigoli, Jan. 12, offering $35; “Thomas Merton: Discovering God Within” with Msgr. Doug Doussan, Jan. 19, offering $35. Weekend retreat: Jan. 22-24, “Practicing Mercy: Kissed by Mercy, Embraced by Love” with Jesuit Father Philip Chircop, offering $225. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 887-1420.

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME Nativity exhibition, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 150 antique and modern nativity scenes from around the world on display. Free admission. 3978 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie.

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, free facilitator training retreat for “Lord Teach Me To Pray” Ignatian prayer series, Dec. 12, beginning with Mass at 8 a.m. in church. Training ends at 3:30 p.m. Learn to deepen prayer life and help others with theirs.  Register:, call 283-9292.

ST. LUCY OF SYRACUSE, 88th annual Mass honoring the patron saint of eye diseases, Dec. 12, 4 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A St. Lucy relic offered for veneration after Mass.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Dec. 12, 9-11 a.m., St. Christopher Parish Center. Breakfast, games, photos with Santa. $7. Also, parish 18th annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, Dec. 12, beginning with 6 p.m. Vigil Mass, St. Christopher Choir will sing at Mass, followed by a party in the gym. Men’s Club will provide donuts, coffee and hot chocolate, and Santa makes appearance. On Dec. 18, a sock hop for students in fourth through seventh grade in gym.

BREAKFAST WITH BABY JESUS, “Special Delivery,” Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Mary’s Dominican Alumna Hall. Breakfast, storytelling, craftmaking. Santa photos. $20 registration per family online by Dec. 10. Bring Jesus a gift of nonperishable food item for the food bank.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH, “A Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols,” Dec. 13, 4 p.m. Part of Uptown parish’s 125th Jubilee Year. This is a service of sacred Scripture and song with nine Scripture lessons recounting the fall of humankind, the promise of a Messiah, Incarnation and Great Commission of Jesus to preach the Good News followed by a carol reflecting the lesson’s message, responsory and prayer. 631 State St., New Orleans.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Althea Holmes Center, 300 Ptolemy St., Algiers (behind All Saints Catholic Church). Breakfast is $7. Picture packages start at $15. 361-8835.

OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, choir Christmas Concert Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Refreshments served after concert.  Winning bids from
silent auction announced 146 4th St., Westwego.

GARDEN DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrates the newly restored historic church along with relocated Center of Jesus the Lord. Featuring sopranos Phyllis Treigle and Melissa Brocato; tenors Kevin Rouchell, Bart Folse; and organist Brian Morgan and the Good Shepherd Choir. Free admission, but free-will donation accepted. 227-3793.

TRISH FOTI GENCO, Christmas Concert Series “Home for the Holidays,” concert series, Dec. 13, 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church; and Dec. 20, 3 p.m., with St. Ann Choir at St. Ann.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE CHAMBER SINGERS, free concert of sacred music, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 2030 Constance St. at Josephine, New Orleans. Free public concert.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace, Christmas Mass of Remembrance, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Light refreshments follow Mass. Submit departed loved ones’ names to parish office in advance at (985) 652-2615.

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