Calendar - May 14, 2016

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May 14-June 5


MAGNIFICAT HOUSE OF DISCERNMENT, Mmmmm…Magnificat Monthly Mass, Meal, and More!  Speaker: Sister Susana Orozco, on “The Role of the Blessed Mother as a Model for Religious Life,” May 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for Catholic women, college age through 50 discerning God’s call. 9 a.m. Mass followed by snacks, speaker, reflection, sharing, lunch. No cost. 2729 Lowerline St., New Orleans. RSVP requested: 227-3203.
LOYOLA INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY, free webinar with Professor Michael Cowan, “A Practical Spirituality of Civic Life,” May 16, 8 p.m. Dr. Cowan is a leading voice in civic life in New Orleans and is chair of the city’s Ethics Review Board and its Crime Coalition and director of Common Good, a network of civil society organizations founded after Hurricane Katrina to seek consensus for collective action to rebuild the city.
ST. MONICA PRAYER GROUP, meeting May 21, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Group prays for family members who do not practice their faith.  
DINE OUT FOR THE NEEDY, St. Rita of Harahan food pantry, May 18-19, Phil’s Grill, 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Dine in or take out.  305-1705. $400 raised in April.
MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS AREA CENACLE, May crowning of the Blessed Mother, May 21, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with adoration, rosary, confession, reading from “To Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Son,” Mass with Father Gerald Seiler. St. Edward the Confessor Church, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 883-5783.
ST. ALPHONSUS PARISH, Homecoming Day, May 22, 10:30 a.m. Mass, for present and past members of St. Alphonsus Parish and School, 2030 Constance St., New Orleans. Anniversaries celebrated, food, tours, information follow Mass. Parish campus includes St. Alphonsus School, the Seelos Shrine and Seelos Welcoming Center, Hope House, Mercy Endeavors, other ministries, three churches. 522-6748,
BISHOP PERRY CENTER, spring fund-raiser with dinner, live music, cash bar at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe, May 24, 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Nina Buck. Advance reservations required by May 21. Cost: $50 a person. 1204 Decatur St., New Orleans. Call 227-3272.
MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE MASS, May 27, 10 a.m. St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Sponsored by New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries. Also, a wreath laying. 596-3030,
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, May 27-29 “God’s Love for ...?” with Father Paul Hart; June 3-5, “Practicing Mercy: Kissed by Mercy, Embraced by Love” with Rev. Philip Chircop; grief group meets May 18, 5:30 p.m. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. 267-9604.
SPRINGTIME HIGH TEA, May 28, 3-6 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Msgr. Gauthreaux Center, 7300 Crowder Blvd., New Orleans. Cost: $20 a person (tables of eight), with proceeds dedicated to rebuilding St. Therese de L’Enfant Jesus’ twin parish in Darbonne, Haiti. 242-7554, 251-7685.
Discalced Carmelites Secular Order, Day of Recollection to be held May 28, Mt. Carmel Convent Chapel, 420 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Reflections by Discalced Carmelite Father Bonaventure Sauer, on writings of St. John of the Cross. Lunch provided; free but seating limited. Pre-register by May 24. 884-4575.


SERVE, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, summer service program “Students Engaging in Reflective Volunteer Experiences.” Four-week sessions either 40 hours or 15 hours. Northshore SERVE has two, 40-hour, 1-week sessions. SERVE sites include day camps and a food bank. Non-refundable $25 registration fee or $15 for Mini-SERVE. Participants receive a T-shirt. Register: Shannon Murphy, director of volunteers, 310-6962. online at

CAMP ABBEY, overnight, Catholic summer camp for children completing second through eighth grades sponsored by the CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Boys’ sessions are June 12-18, June 19-25, June 26-July 2; girls’ sessions are July 3-9, July 10-16, July 17-23, July 24-30., email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (985) 327-7240 or the CYO 836-0551.

NARCONON, learn the signs of drug abuse (including synthetic drugs) and get your loved ones or yourself help at Narconon Drug Education/Rehabilitation. Free screenings, referrals, brochure on the signs of addiction 1 (800) 431-1754,

ST. CLARE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, May 27-29. Hours May 27, 6-11 p.m., with Brandon Tingstrom and Exit 13, and Ross Grisham; May 28, a 5K race and car show at 8 a.m. with fair hours from 11 a.m.-midnight with entertainment including “Studio Classique” dance team from 11 a.m.-noon, Kerbside Band from 5- 8 p.m. and Category6 from 8-11 p.m.; May 29 entertainment Redline from 3-7 p.m. and D Play from 7- 10 p.m., with fireworks show at 10 p.m. Carnival rides by Rebel Amusements. 236 South Beach Blvd., Waveland, Mississippi.

MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT, “Mercy and Love, June 4-5, St. Augustine Retreat Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Begins June 4 at 9 a.m. and ends June 5, 1 p.m. Register: 830-3716 or visit Suggested donation: $275 requested but not required. Pre-registration deposit: $50. Willwoods Married Couples Retreat Cruise to Cozumel, July 14-18, via Carnival Cruise Line’s “Triumph” with presentations, private couple time, reconciliation, daily Mass. 830-3716 or jangelette


ARCHBISHOP HANNAN HIGH SCHOOL, National Honor Society recently raised more than $1,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by selling green shamrocks for $1 and gold shamrocks for $5, all with the donor’s name. Senior student Paige Laurent recently captured third place in powerlifting at Nationals and plans to continue powerlifting on the college level at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, Anne McCall has been appointed provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. She assumes this job on July 1. Gia B. Soublet has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Soublet, who has served the same position in an interim basis since July 2015, oversees the operations of the University’s Development, Alumni Relations, and Media Relations offices. Soublet has more than 20 years of successful development and fund-raising experience, including serving at Xavier as assistant vice president in institutional advancement since 2007, where she cultivated corporate and foundation partnerships and managed a pool of individuals and alumni. She is a 1991 graduate of Xavier and has a master’s degree in management.  

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