• PET BLESSINGS AND BARGAIN SALE: 10 p.m.-2 p.m., Church of the Annunication, 4505 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. Pet blessings and a bargain sale of gently used household items. Proceeds will benefit European churches aiding refugees from Syria.


  • KIRK FRANKLIN PRESENTS GOSPEL BRUNCH AT HOUSE OF BLUES: 10 a.m., House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.Kirk Franklin’s hand-picked performers showcasing energy, contemporary music and new cuisine.$44. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.
  • CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE WORLD YOUTH DAY: noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 N. 8th St., Ponchatoula. Free.
  • PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER’S STAINED GLASS TOUR- A BEAUTIFUL ARRAY: 2 p.m., Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Tour three historic New Orleans churches. The luxury bus tour will depart from Holy Trinity Cathedral promptly at 2 p.m. Tour Destinations: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and St. James A.M.E. Church .$16 - $20.


  • SCRIPTURE 101: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Rd, Ponchatoula. The first four sessions will consist of a survey of the Old Testament and the second four sessions will cover the New Testament. RSVP (225) 294-5039.


  • HEALING THE GREATEST HURT: noon, Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. Open to both men and women, the weekend will focus on how to minister to oneself and to others when in the process of grieving the loss of a loved one so that it becomes a relationship again giving us new life; led by Father Matthew Linn, SJ. (225) 294-5039 ext.101 or

Saturday, Oct. 31

  • FALL FESTIVAL: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ecclesia Family Church, 2131 Huey P. Long Ave, Gretna. Christian alternative to Halloween, Food, fun, and fellowship. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pastor or Co-Pastor James at (504) 496-7990.

Saturday, Nov. 7

  • DOMINICAN ORDER 800TH ANNIVERSARY MASS: 1 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave. Members of the Dominican Order (Friars, Sisters, and Laity) will celebrate the beginning of their 800th Anniversary Year with a special Mass. All friends of the Dominican Order are invited to attend.