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Free Concert November 9: Moody’s Last Hurrah

Oct 30, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, News  //  No Comments

Saturday, November 9, 2013

FREE Concert: Moody’s Last Hurrah! Featuring members of THE LOCAL SKANK

Music by:

7:30pm Mad Dog
8:30pm House of Goats
9:30pm Fly Molo
10:30pm John Wayne is Dead

At the Deutsches Haus
Doors open at 6:00pm

The Controversial Baron Ludwig von Reitzenstein and New Orleans

Oct 30, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Events, Featured  //  No Comments

Kulturabende im Deutschen Haus, A Series of Cultural Offerings on German Themes Presents:
“The Controversial Baron Ludwig von Reitzenstein and New Orleans”
with Professor Steven Rowan, University of Missouri in St. Louis
and Mary Lou Eichhorn, Historic New Orleans Collection

Friday, November 15, 2013
Food and Drink available at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.

Along with Mark Twain and George Washington Cable, Baron von Reizenstein’s novel is cited by Andrei Codrescu as the earliest example of the “Mythifying-of-New-Orleans Phenomenon.” Come hear about this interesting and mysterious German immigrant to our city.

Download the flyer

St. Mary’s Assumption Church Bell Tower Restoration Campaign

Oct 4, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, Featured, News, Posts, Press Release  //  No Comments
 St. Alphonsus Parish-St. Mary`s Assumption Church
2030 Constance St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 522-6748 Fax: (504) 523-3734
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans


Donor Levels

Tower Cross                                      $150,000 includes naming rights

Tower Bell                                         $100,000 (2 bells available) includes naming rights

Four Sided Clocks:                           $50,000 (4 clocks available) includes naming rights

Mother of Perpetual Help Level        $25,000–$49,999

Archangel Level                                $10,000–$24,999 

Angel Level                                       $5,000–$9,999

St. Alphonsus Level                         $1,000–$4,999

Friend of Parish                                $500–$999

Parish Fan                                        $50–$499 

Other                                                  _______


The church tower of St. Mary’s Assumption church is in desperate need of tuck pointing, masonry work, repaired louvers and screening as well as repairing the damage done by termites, weather and old age. The cross that proudly sat atop it for 150 years was shattered several years ago by lightening and is now gone. The restoration of our church tower will address not only the issues already mentioned but restoring the tower’s four sided clock and re-mounting its two bells aptly named Pius and Gabriel. The estimated cost for all work is approximately $970,000. We currently have almost $460,000 and have a good basis for receiving help with tax credits once the bell tower project is complete.

The church tower is more than part of our church. It tower serves as an anchor for the neighborhood, a symbol of hope in an area (the River Garden area of the Irish Channel) which has experienced the challenges of poverty and the continual cycles of life, death and new life. Since 2008, when we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the building of St. Mary’s Assumption Church, we have been especially mindful of our ancestors, including Blessed Francis Seelos whose shrine is in the church, who have filled St. Mary’s with their spirit and faith. They have given us this gift. We will honor their memory and their spirit by handing this gift on to future generations. As our immigrant ancestors built St. Mary’s Assumption Church for us, may we preserve it for future generations.

We call upon all people of good will and especially those who have over the years looked to our church and its schools as a sign of hospitality, faith, education, or comfort to humbly answer our need for help.

We greatly appreciate all gifts, regardless of the amount. You can make a donation by credit card (Just press “Donate Now”) or you can send a check to St. Alphonsus Parish/St. Mary’s Assumption Church “Save the Tower Restoration Fund” 2030 Constance Street New Orleans, LA 70130.

For those who wish to take this opportunity to memorialize their gift the chart that is above will give you some guidance. If you wish to do so please indicate how your want your gift to be listed. Gifts can be paid over one year.

Thanks so very much for your help!

On October 25th we will have a book signing with Chef John Besh.

Oct 4, 2013   //   by Brian Jones   //   Blog, News  //  No Comments

He will be launching his new book, “Cooking From The Heart”, at the festival. Time for the event to be announced.