Crescent city faith notes for May 4, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by St. Rita Church­—Brice Catalano, second from left, is altar server of the year for St. Rita Church in Harahan. He is a junior at Jesuit High School and has been an altar server for eight years. From left are the Rev. Kyle Sanders, Brice Catalano, Bishop Fernand Cheri and the Rev. John Arnone.

  • GRIEF GROUP: A grief group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. For information, call (504) 267- 9604.
  • ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH: The St. Ann Home and School Club will host a Mother’s Mass at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in the church, followed by a volunteer thank-you breakfast in the cafeteria of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: Louisiana Aglow International is organizing an interdenominational gathering for the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday in Veterans Memorial Park, 1800 Williams Blvd., Kenner, next to Kenner City Hall. The theme will be “Wake Up, America.” Scheduled speakers include Ed White, of Vineyard Church; the Rev. Steve V. Bruno, of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church; acting Kenner Mayor Michael G. Sigur; David Ford, of Celebration Church; Luis Soto, of Verbo Church of New Orleans; Rabbi David, of Louisiana Messianic Ministries; Cindy Lugo, of Anna Donahue Ministries; and Cedric Johnson, of Williams Boulevard Baptist Church.
  • MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ SERVICE: Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will perform during a Mother’s Day jazz service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Second Free Mission Baptist Church, 1228 Burdette St., New Orleans. The service also will feature gospel music by the sanctuary choir of the Second Free Mission Baptist Church, under the direction of Timothy D. Ray. The pastor of Second Free Mission is the Rev. Warren J. Ray. For information, call (504) 861-0213 or visit SecondFreeMission.com.
  • MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Tulane Memorial Baptist Church will hold a Mother’s Day jazz brunch and silent auction at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the K. Alfred Sloan Fellowship Hall, 3601 Paris Ave., New Orleans. The theme will be “Love Beyond Measure.” Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. To buy a ticket, call (504) 450-7049 or email MothersDayJazzBrunch@gmail.com.
  • DISCOVERING GOD WITHIN: The Rev. Doug Doussan will lead a day of reflection with the theme “Thomas Merton: Discovering God Within” beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 12 at Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. An offering of $35 is suggested. For information or to register, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 267- 9604.
  • MOTHER-DAUGHTER RETREAT: Sister Judith Gomila will lead a mother-daughter retreat May 13 and May 14 at Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. The minimum offering is $150. For information or to register, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 267- 9604.
  • TULANE MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor Edward Williams of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Macon, Mississippi, will be the guest speaker when Tulane Memorial Baptist Church presents its 152nd church anniversary at 10:30 a.m. May 15, at 3601 Paris Ave., New Orleans.
  • ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH: The St. Ann’s Men’s Club will hold a donut breakfast after the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses on May 15, in the cafeteria of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
  • ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH: Girl Scouts from St. Ann School will be honored during Girl Scout Mass at 9:30 a.m. May 15, at the church, 4940 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
  • THE BEATITUDES: The Rev. Monsignor William Bilinsky will lead a day of reflection with the theme “Ladder of Perfection: The Beatitudes in Matthew” beginning at 9 a.m. May 17 at Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. An offering of $35 is suggested. For information or to register, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 267- 9604.
  • GRIEF GROUP: A grief group will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 18, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. For information, call (504) 267- 9604.
  • METHODIST NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES: The Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections has completed a project restoring online access to nearly 100 years of a Methodist weekly newspaper, The New Orleans Christian Advocate. The online issues span 1850 to 1946 and total more than 46,000 pages of content. Researchers can now access these online, page through each volume, download a complete PDF or search the full text version. To access this digital collection, visit centenary.edu/library/archives/methodist/digitalcollections. For information, call Centenary archivist Chris Brown at (318) 869-5462.