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Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2000

L’Observateur / September 17, 2000

St. John Theatre in Reserve will present “The Canterville Ghost” Oct. 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 8 and 15 at 2:30 p.m.The show is based on the novel by Oscar Wilde. It is a whimsical, shirveryand moving story about a ghost that is tired of haunting.

Cliff Simon will play Sir Simon de Centerville, and Beverly Beard will play the part of Mrs. Umney, the housekeeper. The cast will also include Time Reeveand Dorothy Sexton as Lord and Lady Canterville, Chris Workmon as Mr.

Otis, Tracey Gonzales as Mrs. Otis, Josh Eichorn as Bud, Angela Eichorn asBetsy, Dianna Duffy as Virginia, Kaleb Duhon as Cecil the Duke and Reid Day and Brenna Reeve as gypsies.

Kay Reeve will stage this production, and Mike Brooks will direct.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children and are available at Allied Express in LaPlace beginning Sept. 18. For more information call the theatre at 536-6630 or visit its website at

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has recently announced a number of programs which take place through the month of November.

The first program is a series of annulment writing workshops, conducted by The Family Life Apostolate, on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Eachsession will run from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Christopher the Martyr ParishCenter, 3900 Derbigny St. in Metairie.The purpose of the workship is to educate people about the annulment process, to empower interested persons to seek annulments and to begin the writing necessary for an annulment.

The cost of the workshop is $20, to cover the cost of materials.

Preregistration is requested – call the Family Life Apostolate at (504) 861- 6243.

A breakfast program, hosted by The Magnificant Ministry to Catholic Women of Metairie, takes place Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Orleans South, 2536Edenborn Ave. in Metairie. Guest speaker will be Joan Lococo, whose faith and participation in charismatic renewal sustained her through the death of her youngest son.

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased through Sept. 29 – call 828-2375.The Magnificat will also sponsor a weekend retreat on Oct. 27-29 at AveMaria Retreat House in Crown Point. The retreat will be conducted byJosephite Rev. Bob Bowen of St. Augustine High School. The topic of theretreat is forgiveness and healing.

Cost for the retreat is $110 – call 831-8263.

The Family Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will present its autumn mother-daughter and father-son programs during October and November at St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, 10021 Jefferson Highway inRiver Ridge.

The purpose of both programs is to foster open communications between parent and child and to improve information on sexuality in a Christ- centered atmosphere of love.

The mother-daughter program, for girls 10-12 years old, is Oct. 8 from 2-5 p.m. and the father-son program, for boys 12-14 years old, is Nov. 10 from7:30-11 p.m.Registration is $20 for one parent and child. Space is limited andreservations are required.

For more information contact The Family Life Apostolate, Archdocese of New Orleans, 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125 or call 861-6243.

A Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC) weekend retreat, sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at Regina CoeliCenter in Covington.

The weekend will be filled with activity designed for the physically challenged and is open to all Christians.

Participants will be assigned weekend partners who stay with them and offer assistance with meals and activities. A registered nurse will attend thosein need of monitoring.

Volunteers to work as partners are welcome and transportation is furnished if arrangements are made in advance.

The cost of the weekend is $50 and financial assistance is available – call Jack Heaton at 887-6024 or Josephy Srour at 835-5743.

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