Calendar - August 20, 2016

Deadline: Submissions due Thursday
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Aug. 23-Sept. 11

EVENTS

INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE FOR PEACE, HEALING, local interfaith leaders hold an evening of prayer for peace, healing and protection of law enforcement officers, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral. Details: 341-9522, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB, next meeting Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m., The Columns Hotel. For group details or book to read ahead of discussion, email Mary Watson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT, discovering, entering, walking in your divine mission by Hope and Purpose Ministries presenters Deacon Larry Oney and wife, Andi. Music by Jamie Diliberto. Sept. 1-2, 7-8:30 p.m.; Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring Bible and lunch on Saturday. St. Rita Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan. Register: 737-2915.

MISSIONARIES OF ST. THERESE, fourth annual fundraiser to benefit clergy at missions in developing countries and needy Archdiocese of New Orleans parishes to develop adequate religious education programs. $5 a ticket, five for $20, to be drawn mid-September for two, round-trip tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies in continental U.S. by April 2017 ($400 value per ticket). Winner need not be present. Details: 287-8732, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SANCTITY OF LIFE SERIES, “What Does the Catholic Church Teach?” Six-week series, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.: Sept. 6, “Sexuality, Marriage and LGBT”; Sept. 13, “End of Life, Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia”; Sept. 20, “Capital Punishment and Prison Ministry”; Sept. 27, “Biotechnology: IVF, Stem Cell, etc.”; Oct. 4, “Laudato Si – Pope Francis on a Rampage”; Oct. 11, human trafficking. St. Edward the Confessor cafeteria, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. Presented by Concerned Catholics for the Sanctity of Life with speakers from Respect Life office. 888-0703.

SOLEMN NOVENA OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS, Sept. 7-15, Visitation of Our Lady Church, 4300 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Special events: healing service Sept. 9 after novena; in-church procession Sept. 15 starts novena at 6:30 p.m. Rosary held daily 15 minutes before service, with music by Servite Singers. Hours: Sept. 7-9 and Sept. 12-15, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 10, 7 p.m.; Sept. 11, 5 p.m. Sponsored by Visitation of Our Lady and order of Secular Servants of Mary (Servites). Speakers include Father Al Bermudez; Father John Ryan; Deacons Harold Vincent, Emmanuel Omunyokol, Quin Ortega, José Sierra and Carlos Ramirez; and seminarian Damian Zablocki. Details: 908-7795, 347-2203.

LIGHTS OF HOPE, Faithful Citizenship peer-led, interactive workshop geared to high school student ministers, Sept. 10, 9-11 a.m. Facilitator: Ron Courtade, an attorney and St. Charles Catholic religion teacher with master’s degree in theology who will explore the bishop’s document on “Faithful Citizenship,” how Catholics can form their conscience for faithful citizenship, this election cycle and USCCB’s position, how to prepare to vote, etc. Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of New Orleans and Notre Dame Seminary. To register, click here
. Cost: $10 (scholarships available to first 100 registrants). St. Mary’s Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. 861-6255, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN MASS, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. 12th anniversary Mass, Oct. 2, 2 p.m., concelebrated with Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Msgr. Andrew Taormina, Father Mike Mitchell, Father Frank Candalisa and Father Raymond Igbogidi.  

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