Calendar - August 13, 2016

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Aug. 11-Sept. 1


ST. RITA’S MARY GROUP, with MIR, monthly Peace Mass, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. with celebrant Father Sydney Speaks, parochial vicar at St. Matthew the Apostle. Confessions, 6:30 p.m.; patriotic rosary, 7 p.m. Music by Jamie Diliberto. 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Also, parish “Dine Out for the Needy” to benefit parish food pantry, Aug. 16 and Aug. 18, Roly Poly Sandwiches, 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan. Have lunch, dinner or take-out.  305-5065. Roly Poly menu: Call 430-8778.
NATIONAL VOTIVE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, Marian Mass celebrating Assumption of Mary with Archbishop Gregory Aymond as presider, Aug. 15, 5 p.m.; Marian Mass celebrating Queenship of Mary, Aug. 22, 5 p.m. with celebrant Archbishop Alfred Hughes. 
ORGAN CONCERT, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, to benefit the recovery efforts at St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College which sustained $30-million-plus in damage to repair 31 buildings and structures that were affected after the March 11 flood. A freewill offering will be taken. Watson Copeland, M.M., M.P.H., organist at the Abbey Church and professor of sacred music at St. Joseph Seminary College, will perform works of J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, Sigfrid Karg-Elert and Charles Ives. Favorite hymns of St. Joseph Seminary College seminarians will be sung; recital ends with improvisation. Details: (985) 867-2282 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS RETREAT CENTER, Aug. 17-20: “Come to the Feast: Companions at the Table” with Rev. Joseph Nassal; Sept. 27: day of prayer “Mercy Me: Living the year of Mercy!” with Dominican Father David Caron. 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie., 267-9604.
THE REALITY OF MERCY IN MARRIAGE, with speakers David and Kate Dawson, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville, discussing the necessity of forgiveness for a strong marriage. Child care available. (985) 202-0232.

CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME, six-week program for those returning to the Catholic faith or those seeking to know more about it, beginning Aug. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Details: call St. Edward the Confessor parish center at 888-0703. 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.

MAGNIFICAT, breakfast for women, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Knights of Columbus Hall, Archbishop Blenk Council 1905, 475 Franklin St., Gretna. Speaker: Leslie Bertucci sharing testimony of God’s love, healing in her life. Registration deadline: Aug. 17. $15. 341-6558. Need a ride? Call 394-0346. The group holds prayer meeting, Mass, healing service second and fourth Wednesday monthly at 7 p.m. at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple St., Harvey.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT/MERCY BEHIND BARS, Aug. 20, those interested in taking bus to Dixon Prison with the family members of those incarcerated and providing support to them on the two-hour visit with their incarcerated loved ones, invited. Deadline to participate: Aug. 11. Respect Life Committee, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BLESSED TRINITY CHURCH, annual Women’s Day celebration, “Women United in Faith, Aug. 21, 3 p.m. Also, a Hat Walk for Jesus, Aug. 14, at all Masses to celebrate women’s work in the church. 4230 South Broad St., New Orleans.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, healing Mass, Aug. 22, 7 p.m. followed by healing service, eucharistic exposition and benediction. Pray for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Free, lit parking behind church, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans.

JOY OF LOVE, workshop presented by Dr. Joseph White and facilitated by David Dawson to provide an overview of Pope Francis’ message in “Amoris Laetitia,” Aug. 23, 6 p.m., St. Rita Church, Harahan; Aug. 24, 2 p.m., special presentation for priests, deacons at St. Dominic; Aug. 25, 6 p.m., St. Peter, Covington.

MARIAN DAY OF RECOLLECTION, for men and women with Jan Tate of the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, St. John Bosco Family Life Center, Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 340-0444.

HOLY NAME OF JESUS SCHOOL, kicks off celebration of its 125th anniversary, with alumni Mass and celebration, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church followed by a reception at the school.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING, Sympto-Thermal Method conducted by Caroline Sholl of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, 2016. Classes at St. Dominic Parish, New Orleans. Preregistration required. $100. Details, call Family Life Apostolate Office, 861-6243.

ST. MARTHA/INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE, Justice and Life ministry celebrates Labor Day with multi-language rosary (English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Haitian French) Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., St. Martha Church, 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey. Prayers will focus on the dignity of work. Rosary followed by a social in parish hall. Resources available from Catholic Charities’ workforce development division for people struggling to find jobs. 366-1604.


CYPRESS SPRINGS MERCEDARIAN PRAYER CENTER, eighth annual Dining by Design with chef John Folse and nine other American chefs, Aug. 21, 4 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Baton Rouge. Bronze-, silver- and gold-level tickets are available. The evening before, on Aug. 20 from 6-8 p.m., there’s a Chillin’ and Grillin’ casual dining event for $50 a ticket at Folse’s White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge. Tickets: start at $50. Both events benefit the 56-acre prayer center in Baton Rouge, home of Sister Dulce Maria, who is known for her ministry to the sick and dying and spiritual guidance. Details: (225) 752-8480,


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