Friday, May 15 through Saturday, May 23

  • TRAVELING PENTECOST NOVENA: 6:30 p.m. praise, 7 p.m. healing service. The Archdiocese of New Orleans presents nine days of preparation for Pentecost, each including a Eucharistic healing service, testimony, songs and individual prayer. (985) 893-1960. Services and locations include — n Friday, May 15, St. Joan of Arc, 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace n Saturday, May 16, St. Edward Confessor, 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. n Sunday, May 17, Most Holy Trinity, 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Road, Covington. n Monday, May 18, St. Pius X, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. n Tuesday, May 19, Blessed Trinity, 4230 S. Broad St., New Orleans. n Wednesday, May 20, St. Luke the Evangelist, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. n Thursday, May 21, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 3037 Dauphine St., New Orleans. n Friday, May 22, The Visitation of Our Lady, 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero. n Saturday, May 23, St. May Magdalen Parish, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Pentecost celebration.


Saturday, May 16

  • MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS AREA CENACLE FOR SOUTHERN LOUISIANA: 9 a.m. to noon, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1908 Short St. Cenacles are held in May as a demonstration of unity and solidarity with other cenacles throughout the country and the world. They serve as encouragement and inspiration to form new cenacles. Activities include adoration of the Sacrament, the Rosary, confessions, Mass and floral crowning of Mary.


Friday through Sunday

  • ST. JOAN OF ARC FAIR: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., also 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. Fifth St., LaPlace. Food, fun, rides, a run, silent auction and entertainment. (985) 652-9100.


Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6

  • SPRING REVIVAL: 7 p.m., Nineveh Baptist Church, 1009 Wilker Neal Ave. Pastor and Mrs. Sam Baker will lead the annual revival service, with Pastor Ike Byrd Jr. of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Monroe as guest preacher, teacher and singer. (504) 214-4341.

Tuesday, May 5 to June 9

  • “JUDAISM DECODED — THE ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF JEWISH TRADITION”: noon, Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave.; and 7:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color30 p.m., Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave. Rabbi Medel Ceilin conducts six course session to uncover the unique formula that has sustained Jewish tradition for millennia. The course appeals to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without prior experience or background in Jewish learning. (347) 351-6476 or

Saturday, May 9

  • SELF-TRANSFORMATION AND THE ANCIENT WISDOM: 2 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave. The Ancient Wisdom and Self-Transformation is a discussion group that meets the second Saturday each month. Books and materials on science, philosophy, comparative religion, art provide keys to unlocking the mystery and meaning of human life experiences.

Sunday, May 17

  • BLUE MASS: 10:30 a.m., procession, 11 a.m. Mass, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd.. The services honoring the men and women of law enforcement, fire service and EMS in Jefferson Parish, begins with a procession from Melancon Hall led by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand; Capt. Donovan Archote, commander of Troop B of the Louisiana State Police; Joseph Greco, director of the Eastbank Consolidated Fire Department; and Mike Guillot, director of emergency services for East Jefferson General Hospital. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate the Mass.



  • WILLWOODS COMMUNITY GRACE AND TRUTH RETREAT: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3900 Howard Ave. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will lead a day of enrichment and enlightenment for couples. Suggested donation is $20. (504) 830-3716, or


  • SEELOS HEALING MASS: 1 p.m., National Seelos Shrine, 919 Josephine St. Annual Mass to celebrate the healing sacraments of penance and annointing. Fr. Byron Miller, CSR, vice postulator for the Seelos Canonization Cause is the celebrant, with guest Bro. Daniel Kom, CSR, iconographer. One-on-one intercessory prayer will begin at 11:45 a.m. (504) 525-2495 or
  • “MAIDEN, MOTHER, MUSE — THE WOMEN IN THE CANTIGAS OF ALFONSO X”: 3 p.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor National Shrine, Ursuline Academy, 2701 State St. New Orleans Musica da Camera performs eight songs that are stories of miracles attributed to the Virgin Mary. The collection, Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, joins the literary, musical and visual arts. Also May 3 in Algiers. (504) 895-1972.
  • GOSPEL COLLECTIVE: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. The celebrated choir from France celebrates the first Sunday of JazzFest. (504) 670-2520 or
  • THE WORD: 10 p.m., The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. ‘New World Psychedelic Gospel Rock’ supergroup, The Word, features John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & the Family Band), brothers Luther & Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), and Chris Chew. $40 and up. (504) 528-9569.


  • 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

Saturday, May 2-17

  • SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday; New St. Joseph Community Development Center, 3210 Diana St. Registration for children ages 6-14 to participate in the Summer Enrichment Camp June 1-July 2. The program will include academics, computer literacy and arts and crafts. $10 registration. Camp is free. (504) 644-4272 or (504) 638-6669. Email

Sunday, May 3

  • 39TH YEAR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 2805 General Taylor St. (504) 891-7447 or



  • DOMINICAN LAITY 2015 RETREAT: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Annual Sr. Mary Veronica Miceli retreat will be facilitated by Fr. Brian Pierce, O.P. The theme of the retreat is “Lectio Divina in Dominican Life.” Two night stay with meals: $170; $140 double occupancy; $70 commuter. Donations will also be solicited for the Retreat Master stipend and other expenses. (504) 975-7703.