Calendar – May 28, 2022 – Clarion Herald


  • WHAT: Novena of the Holy Spirit 2022, “The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”
  • WHEN: May 27 to June 4, with praise, adoration and confession at 6:30 p.m. and mass at 7 p.m. every evening.
  • WHERE: St. John of the Cross Church, 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe.
  • SPEAKERS INCLUDE: May 27: Father Sidney Speaks and entertainment by Jamie Diliberto and Tongues of Fire; May 28: Father Gil Martin and musician Colin MacIver; May 29: Father Dan Dashner and musician John Finch; May 30: Father Gary Copping and the artists Missi Spinosa and the Sisters of St. Cyr; May 31: Mgr Gregory Aymond and the singer Donna Guidry and the Choir of the Sacred Heart; June 1: Father Mark Beard and entertainment by St. Helena’s Napolitan 6; June 2: Father Herb Kiff and Linden Uter; June 3: Mass of healing celebrated by Father Anthony Odiong, with Schneideau, St. Cyr, Bauer and Brewer; June 4: Father Tuan Pham with Vince Vicidomina and St. John of the Cross Choir.
  • DETAILS: Call (504) 577-6652.


PENTECOST MASS AND CELEBRATION OF PRAISE, June 5, Pentecost mass at 10 a.m., celebration of praise from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music, testimonies, liturgical dance and more sponsored by Center of Jesus the Lord, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. (504) 529-1636.

CHRIST IN THE CITY, ministry to young adults ages 18-39, meets June 7, 7 p.m., Notre-Dame du Lac, 312 rue Lafitte, Mandeville. Eucharistic adoration, reconciliation and fraternity. Sponsored by the CYO/Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Details: James Behan, Associate Director of Young Adult Ministry and Marriage and Family Life,

ST. BENILDE, “Jonah: The Musical,” presented June 10, 7-9 p.m., St. Benilde Cafeteria, 1901 Division Street, Metairie. It’s a biblical story for the whole family, because inside the whale, God teaches Jonah how to receive grace and bestow mercy. Free admission, light snacks and refreshments available. Details: Val Hebert,, (504) 427-0327.

THE SACRED RELICS OF THE SAINTS: THE TREASURES OF THE CHURCH, June 13, 6:30 p.m. at Sainte Jeanne d’Arc, LaPlace. A teaching and display of over 150 sacred relics with Vatican-appointed relic expert Father Carlos Martins. Among the treasures – some 2,000 years old – will include the relics of Saint Joseph, Saint Maria Goretti, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Faustina Kowalska and part of the veil of Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Participants can examine and venerate each relic and can bring their own devotional items (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and photos of sick friends/family members to touch the relics as a means of intercession . 529 W. 5th St., LaPlace. (985) 652-9100.

NEW ORLEANS CHILDREN’S CHOIR (NOCC), registration open to singers for the 2022-23 season. June 10 and 17 at 4 p.m. or June 11 and 18 at 10 a.m. at the NOCC office, 5580 Canal Blvd., Suite A, New Orleans.

HALOS (Healing After Loss to Overdose or Suicide) meets June 13 at 7 p.m. St. Margaret Mary Evangelization (E-Building), 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Call or text Donna Oster at (985) 201-2143.

PERSONAL PROGRAM, a local nonprofit that offers classes to keep seniors active, will hold its summer session June 14-July 20 near the University of New Orleans at 2240 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Orleans. The fall semester will begin August 22 and continue through December 9 at Lakeshore and also in Algiers at Holy Spirit Church, 6201 Stratford Place. Visit the web page at for class rates and schedules or contact Jan Martino at (504) 284-7678.

GORGEOUS, women’s ministry, Métairie section, breakfast, June 18, 9 a.m. to noon, with guest speaker and musician Kimberly Mouledoux, music director at Sainte-Angèle Merici church and music teacher at the school. She has five children and was received into the Catholic Church in 2019. Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Jerome Council No. 6746, 3310 Florida Ave. at 33rd Street, Kenner. Parking on site. Tickets are $27 until June 15. Sign up:

HOMECOMING WEEKEND, for troubled marriages of all faiths, June 24-26, William J. Kelly Retreat Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Registration or additional information, or email


MATER DOLOROSA CHURCHProcession of the Sacred Heart on June 5 after the 10:30 a.m. mass. Jambalaya follows in the backyard of the church, 1230 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans.

ST. STONE CHURCH, 27th Annual Feast of Corpus Christi Solemn Mass and Eucharistic procession, June 19, 11:30 a.m. Places reserved for religious in the front right section of the church. Special litanies will be prayed in church for those who cannot process. 125 E. 19th Avenue, Covington. (985) 892-2422.


HOLY CROSS UNIVERSITY (UHC) offers three youth camps this summer. The Energy Venture Camp, from June 27 to July 1, is open to students in grades seven through ten who will build working solar panels from scratch and explore bioengineering in virtual reality. UHC is co-sponsoring the camp with Shell Oil and LA STEM. For K-12 students, there’s Astro Camp 2022, July 11-15. UHC is hosting this camp with NASA and LA STEM for campers to build working robots, a lunar colony, explore the surface of Mars in virtual reality. The Urban Ecology Camp, July 18-22, will include designing and building a butterfly wall, conducting field ecological research, growing mealworms in DIY compost and more. Each camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $325 and can be completed online at or by email at

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