• 50 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD: The Rev. Leo Meyer celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination into the priestood recently. Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrated a Mass in his honor at St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie. Aymond said Meyer felt the call to the priesthood while a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was ordained at 33, “beginning his priesthood at the age that Jesus ended his.” Aymond also said he had served on the altar as a student under Meyer, who had encouraged his own priestly studies. Joining Aymond and Meyer on the altar as concelebrants were Msgr. John Cisewski, the Rev. Joseph Palermo, Msgr. Robert Masset and pastor Msgr. Andrew Taormina. Assisting the archbishop were parish deacons Kevin Darrah and Dr. Robert Normand. Meyer had several family members from Texas in attendance, including his niece Peggy Floyd and her sister, Kathleen Boyd, with her husband David and their children Michael and Kaylee. Following the liturgy, the congregation moved to the school gym for a reception.
  • BIBLE STUDY: A new women’s Bible study will begin from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2525 Apollo Ave., Harvey. The book will be “Learning to Walk in the Dark” by Barbara Brown Taylor. The book costs $13. To register, call (504) 368-2525.