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Baton Rouge

Fridays through March 23

St. James Gumbo: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 208 N. Fourth St. Lunches of chicken and sausage or shrimp gumbo, salad, bread and a dessert served. Dine-in or drive-through. Phone in orders at (225) 387-5141 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Fridays or order during the same hours at Crawfish étouffée will be available on the final Friday, March 23, while supplies last.

Saturday, March 3

Gentle Hands Ministry Retreat: 9 a.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave. A retreat for women and couples who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a child of any age. To register, email

Holy Grill Health Fair: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cadillac St. Park, 6117 Cadillac St. Free lunch and prizes will be given. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Pennington, HAART, Red Cross and others will be there. Call the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, (225) 267-5600, for more information.

Program: 5 p.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The Youth Ministry presents "New Jerusalem Limited," a drama in which 12 characters representing different positions in life have to decide if "boarding the train to heaven" is worth giving up various questionable lifestyles. The program also includes a special activity for the children and vespers followed by a pot-luck social.

Tent Revival: 6:30 p.m. Neely United Methodist Church grounds, 1755 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Food bags will be given out to those in attendance.

Sunday, March 4

Service: 7:30 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Sunday School: 9 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. Worship service at 11 a.m. (225) 344-1743.

Intercessory Prayer & Youth Christian Education: 9:15 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Sunday School & New Members' Class: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Service at 11 a.m. (225) 358-7772.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Men's Day of Service at 11 a.m. (225) 775-2343.

Service: 10 a.m., The Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge, 9716 Airline Highway. (225) 928-7804. 

Holy Communion: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Celebration: 10:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1565 Curtis St. During Mass, the Baton Rouge chapter of the Xavier University Alumni Association will celebrate the life of St. Katharine Drexel, founder of Xavier University and the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She was canonized in 2000, only the second citizen of the U.S. to be elevated to sainthood.

Service: 10:30 p.m., Purpose Church, 124 N. Third St. In addition to its regular service, Purpose Kids provides a fun and energetic service for children from birth to fifth grade. or @PurposeChurchLA on social media.

Holy Communion: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Rev. Barrett Ingram will officiate at the worship service. Holy Communion will be served. All are welcome.

Birthday Celebration: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The 91st birthday of Elder Marshall Hall will be celebrated. Elder Kevin Cowan will speak.

Service: 11 a.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor.

Scouting: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 445 Marquette Ave. The Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Bible Patch Program for scouts and their families to learn more about Bible stories. This patch focuses on Birds of the Air and will will include three stories: How God provided for Elijah in 1 Kings, putting your trust in the Lord in Isaiah, and there is no need to worry if we trust in God from the book of Matthew. Event will include presentation and group activity. All scouts will earn a patch. Registration forms are at Cost is $5. For more information, call Kathy Gora, (225) 266-9001.

Lenten Evensong: 5:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. The St. Luke's Parish Choir will present a Lenten Evensong service. The service is free and open to the public. 

March 5-9

Joint Revival: 7 p.m. nightly, FriendShip Chapel Baptist Church, 2111 North St. The Ministers Conference of the Emmanuel Baptist Church Aid Association & West Feliciana Conference will have their annual joint revival. Music will be provided by the choruses of both conferences.

Wednesday, March 7

Bible Study: 10 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. (225) 344-1743.

Bible Study: Noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Lenten Reflection: 6:15 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd. The Rev. Michael J. Russo, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima in Lafayette, will present “Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa of Portugal, Victim Soul, Mystic, ‘Fourth Seer of Fatima’, in the midst of Suffering” during the church's Reflection Series. Confessions is at 5 p.m., Mass at 5:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet at 6 p.m. with Lenten Reflection immediately following. All are invited.

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Midweek Service: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Bible study and children's church. (225) 358-7772.

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor.

Friday, March 9

Fish Fry: 4 p.m., St. Aloysius School, 2025 Stuart Ave. Fundraiser: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Drive-through opens at 4 p.m. in front of the SAS Administration Building. There will be entertainment by a DJ, Trixie & Friends, and a 50/50 raffle drawing ($5 per ticket; minimum prize $2,500) in the Parish Hall. Dinners are $8 pre-sale, $10 at the door. Lunch $8 pre-sale. Minimum of 10 orders can be delivered to business location. Dinner and lunch tickets are not interchangeable. To donate/sponsor, contact Kim Blair at For more information or to buy tickets, visit

March 16-18

Musical: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. "Jacob's Follies," a free musical play by Terry Byars, will be performed., (225) 387-0617.

March 17-18

Anniversary: 6 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Arc of Safety Outreach Community Development, 3973 Choctaw Drive. Sister Shirley Johnson and the Gospel Determinators will hold their anniversary celebration. Brother Jermaine Hawkins, The Harvey Spirituals and others will be the special guests.

Monday, March 19

St. Joseph Altar and Lenten Meal: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. The Celebration of Patronal Feast of St. Joseph. Mass at noon followed by the blessing of the St. Joseph Altar. A free Lenten meal will be served in the Parish Hall and on the grounds of Cathedral Square to everyone.

Saturday, March 24

Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. There will be free food and games with an egg hunt for ages 10 and under. Ministers will be on site for individual prayers. All are welcome., (225) 355-8274.

Saturday, March 31

Great Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovett Road Park, 13443 Lovett Road, Central. Sponsored by Journey Church, the event is free and includes 100,000 eggs, food, games and inflatables. 

Denham Springs

Saturday, March 31

Great Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Park on Vincent Road. Sponsored by Journey Church, the event is free and includes 100,000 eggs, food, games and inflatables.


March 17-18

Relaunch Weekend: Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1420 S. Darla St. An event to re-introduce the church to the community. Schedule: 7 p.m. Friday — Night of Music, Worship and Art, featuring choirs, music groups, soloists and dancers. To participate, email 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday — Community Day, with music, food, fun and games on the church lawn. There also will be a free garage sale, with clothing, books and other household items. 9 a.m. Sunday — Worship and Word, a spirited and uplifting worship service.


Sunday, March 25

"To Bear His Cross": 7 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 19031 La. 15. The Krewe of Old River is holding “To Bear His Cross,” a re-enactment of Jesus' walk to Calvary where participants can share their own struggles with each stop along the way. Catfish dinners will be served at 4:30 p.m. with a tribute at 6:40 p.m. followed by the program. Tickets are $15 at Old River Landing and Purpera’s Grocery Store in Innis. (225) 718-5982.


Sunday, March 18

St. Joseph Altar: 11 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church Parish, 182 Church St. The San Giuseppe Ladies of St. Ann Catholic Church Parish will host its annual St. Joseph Altar. All are invited to the 11 a.m. Mass and blessing of the altar immediately afterward. (225) 694-2149.

New Roads

Fridays through March 23

Fish Dinners: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church Hall, 809 New Roads St. The church is selling $8 dinners, which include fried or grilled catfish, creole rice, green beans, coleslaw, roll and cake. 


March 19-20

Spring Revival: 7 p.m. nightly, St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The theme is "Keep Your Fire Burning for Jesus," Romans 12. Monday: From St. Joseph Baptist Church, the Rev. Ronald Johnson, pastor, and the church choir. Tuesday: From Church of God, the Rev. Kendrick Whaley, pastor, the church praise team.

Port Allen

Saturday, March 17

St. Joseph's Altar: 4 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 319 N. Jefferson Ave. The altar opens following 4 p.m. Mass. All are welcome. 

St. Francisville

Sunday, March 11

Anniversary: 3 p.m., Rosedown Baptist Church, 12907 La. 10. The church will celebrate their Senior Choir anniversary. Guest choir will be the St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church of Woodville, Mississippi.

Sunday, March 18

St. Joseph's Altar: Noon to 3 p.m., Jamie Mabile and Bill Gomillion home, 12009 Graham Road. Deacon Angelo "Zeke" Nola will bless the meal and altar about noon. Then a traditional meal will be served. (225) 978-3159.


Friday, March 2

Concert: 6:30 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church/Mike Vaughn Ministries, 13101 La. 442 W. A Southern Gospel Music Fest with Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes from Branden, Mississippi. Free concert; a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 6:30 p.m. A concession stand with plate lunches will be open. For more information, call (985) 974-0507 or visit


Sunday, March 4

Service: 8 a.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Service: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.

Wednesday, March 7

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.