Calendar - December 12, 2015

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Dec. 12-31

PARISHES

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

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, annual Feast Day celebration, Dec. 12, 4 p.m. bilingual Mass with mariachi band, 411 North Rampart St., New Orleans. 525-1551.

MORNING OF REFLECTION, Dec. 12, 10-11:30 a.m., focusing on faith, hope, love during the holiday season, presented by trained hospice chaplains and counselors Jim and Jo Kirkendall. Light refreshments. St. Ann Church and Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. 227-3600.

ST. PIUS X, blood drive, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Blood donors will receive a free T-shirt, family blood coverage for one year, free cholesterol screening and be eligible to win a Mandina’s Restaurant certificate in a drawing. Drive will be held in the gym. 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans.

ST. JAMES MAJOR, Advent presentation, discussion “Finding God in Our Everyday Life Experiences,” Dec. 17, 6-8 p.m. Learn of a method for reflection on the action of God in your everyday life. Refreshments follow in parish cottage, 3736 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans.

ST. MONICA PRAYER GROUP, meeting, Dec. 19, after 8:30 a.m. Mass. Group prays for family members not practicing the faith. St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, Ladies Council co-hosts Christmas caroling under the bell tower, Dec. 20, 6 p.m.

NIGHT OF PRAYER, Dec. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. with eucharistic adoration until 11:45 p.m., including rosaries and other prayers of intercession and reparation; confessions from 11-11:45 p.m. with Father Steve Bruno. Our Lady of Perpetual Help in conjunction with the Prayer Warriors of St. Joan of Arc. 1908 Short St., Kenner. 343-2126.

EVENTS

SARAH JANE MCMAHON, Christmas concert, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave. Free admission. 865-7430.

CATHY GIANFALA CARRIERE, singer/songwriter, performs Dec. 19, 1-3 p.m., Mule’s, 2627 David Drive, Metairie. www.cathycarriere.com.

OUT OF AREA

ROSARYVILLE, Day of Prayer to become rooted in God’s love, with Dominican Sister Rose Bowen, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Coffee and fellowship followed by talk at 9:30 a.m., with discussion, quiet reflection time, lunch at noon, Mass. $35.

KUDOS

OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE (OLHCC) announces the retirement of William Bischoff, assistant professor of philosophy, after a 50-year teaching career, 37 years at OLHCC. Bischoff was honored at this year’s Faculty and Staff Convocation and given the title “Professor Emeritus” in the Department of Humanities.

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