CWF Alumni Reunion


New Orleans, Louisiana | September 24 – 26, 2021


Explore the city of New Orleans in a whirlwind weekend, celebrating our CWF family. We hope to see you there!


Saturday Vigil Mass | 4 PM | Saturday, September 25th

Join us for a 4pm private Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in New Orleans. After Mass, walk around the city and then make your way down to the New Orleans Steamboat Company.

CWF Alumni Gala | 6-9 PM | Saturday, September 25th

All aboard the fellowship! 7-9pm dinner cruise (boarding starts at 6). Climb aboard the Riverboat City of New Orleans and join fellow CWF alumni and friends for a night of fellowship and fun.

Riverboat Details

The fellowship has made reservations for the Riverboat City of New Orleans and secured discounted tickets for $45 / person thanks to a generous donation by the riverboat. This price includes a private third-floor deck, a multi-course dinner, and a two-hour riverboat cruise. A cash bar will also be available. Dress to the nines and enjoy a night on the Mississippi river with CWF alumni and friends. Dress code is suit and tie / Sunday bestthink dinner with the Baron and Baroness at Schloss Wissen!


Register today and save your spot aboard the riverboat! Alumni are welcome to bring a guest. Once you sign up, you’ll be added to a WhatsApp group so you can coordinate housing, transportation, and connect with other alumni.

Already RSVP’d? Complete your ticket purchase here!


Here are a few hotels conveniently located around the Quarter and within walking distance to many of the city’s wonderful attractions. Google Hotels is a great resource to compare prices and we invite you to bunk with your CWF friends to help reduce the cost of your stay. If you aren’t feeling a hotel, feel free to check out this list of suggested Airbnbs!

Magnolia Hotel New Orleans

Magnolia New Orleans welcomes you home with pure hospitality at the heart of the Central Business District… Completely reimagined in 2019 to celebrate our location, each of our luxuriously comfortable rooms and suites are ideally suited for business and leisure travelers alike.”

The Pelham Hotel

“A historic hotel in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Situated on the site of New Orleans founding father Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville’s residence, The Pelham Hotel is named in homage to the building’s past and the creativity, character, charm the city is known for.”

St. James Hotel (NOLA Downtown)

The St. James Hotel is the ideal business and social hub in downtown New Orleans, within walking distance of the French Quarter. “Our boutique-style, intimate ambiance and charming balconies and courtyard ensure a pleasant and quiet experience when relaxing at the hotel.”



Welcome Happy Hour

Kick off the weekend’s festivities at Monkey Board for a welcome happy hour! Meet and reunite with fellowship staff and alumni. Time TBD.

Attend the Beignet Fest

The Beignet Fest is held annually at the Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park. On September 25th, enjoy food, live music, an artist market, and more.

Visit a Local Shrine

Be sure to check out the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos or visit The National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor.

Sunday Brunch

Close out the weekend with good food and good company for a 10am brunch at Stanley Restaurant (a Fr. Ryan recommendation!). 

Riverboat City of New Orleans

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116

Beignet Fest - New Orleans City Park

4 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans LA 70124

National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

919 Josephine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor

2701 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118

St. Patrick Catholic Church

724 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Monkey Board

1111 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Pelham Hotel

444 Common St, New Orleans, LA 70130

St. James Hotel

330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Magnolia Hotel New Orleans

535 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Stanley Restaurant

547 St Ann St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Countdown to the CWF Alumni Reunion