August 22

  • “WHAT IF JESUS CARRIED A BRIEFCASE?”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Donald C. Moore signs his devotional format guide to business leadership. (985) 626-8884.



  • BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Jude Hall, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart St. The Knights of Peter Claver and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a drive to bolster the low supply at the Blood Center. (504) 241-1892.
  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m. worship service with events following, Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church, 746 Market St. Activities include swimming, skating, inflatables, food and music by the Trinity, Gospel Sounds and Jesus in the Mix. Sponsored by the church’s Community Outreach Ministry. (504) 756-3621.

TRIDENTINE MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. The Good Shepherd Parish will offer a Latin or Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite, celebrated by the Rev. Garrett O’Brien. The Good Shepherd Choir will sing the Gregorian “Missa de Angelis” with Brian Morgan, director of music and principal organist; Phyllis Treigle, soprano soloist; and Bart Folse, chanter. Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Gerald Stroup, former New Orleanian and opera tenor, who died July 3. (504) 899-1378. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText .

  • HOMELESS MINISTRY: 5 p.m., Ozanam Inn, 1236 N. Rampart St. Members of the homeless ministry at the Center of Jesus the Lord hold their weekly outreach. Group leaves the center at 5 p.m. (504) 529-1636.

Sunday through Friday

  • GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP ASSOCIATION CONVENTION: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St. International gathering featuring workshops, services and performances.


  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520 or


  • OUTCRY TOUR 2015: 7 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans. Contemporary Christian worship tour. $27.50 and up.

August 2

  • ORGAN CONCERT: 3 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave. The historic organ, dating to the 1800s, has been recently restored from Katrina damage. (504) 522-3186.
  • SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY BENEFIT CONCERT: 7 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave. Guest Vanessa Williams is joined by Wanda Rouza, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Davell Crawford, Sharon Martin and the Chris Severin Band, with Leah Chase as celebrity chef. Proceeds benefit ministries and needs of the order founded in New Orleans by Henriette Delille. $75. (504) 241-3088.

August 1-4

  • CATHOLIC BIBLICAL ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL MEETING: Xavier University campus, 1 Drexel Drive. This four-day meeting offers displays, seminars and presentations keeping with the purpose of the CBA to promote, within a context of faith, scholarly study in Scripture and related fields by meetings of the association, publications and support to those engaged in such studies. Events include a welcome from Dr. C. Reynold Verret, new president of Xavier University, and a special Mass by the Rev. Alfred Hughes, archbishop emeritus.

August 9

  • TIKKUN OLAM: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout Orleans Parish. The Jewish community of Greater New Orleans is organizing a service day, “Rebuilding New Orleans a Hammer and Nail at a Time,” in partnership with St. Bernard Project to commemorate 10 years since Katrina. The day will consist of working on several houses, breakfast, lunch, water and snacks. There is no costs to volunteer, however, it costs $50 per volunteer for St. Bernard Project to staff a home project and more than $25,000 to remediate an average home. Help is needed to sponsor building supplies, trained St. Bernard Project staff oversight and volunteer supplies for the day.


Saturday and Sunday

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St. Discover Earth’s beginnings at Camp Creation for children in pre-K4 through fifth grade. Registration through Thursday. (985) 643-4531.