GRETNA

MANDEVILLE

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. barnesandnoble.com.

METAIRIE

Saturday

  • ST. PHILIP NERI YOUTH GAMES AND MOVIE NIGHT: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Philip Neri Parishoners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave. The new High School Youth Ministry is hosting a night of games, snacks and a screening of “McFarland, USA” for all high schoolers in St. Philip Neri parish, grades 8 through 12. The group is also open for membership for the upcoming school term. Erin Wright is the new youth minister at the church. (504) 887-5535.

Mondays, Aug. 17-31

  • GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: 7 p.m., Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave. A three-part workshop. $40. (504) 861-3254. asc.arch-no.org.

Thursdays, Aug. 20-Sept. 24

  • CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME: 7 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Church Parish Center, 4921 W. Metairie Ave. The evangelization committee hosts a six-week program for those contemplating returning to their religious roots. (504) 888-0703. steddy.org.

Tuesdays, Aug. 25-Sept. 22

  • “PRAYING FOR OUR ADULT SONS AND DAUGHTERS”: 9:30 a.m., Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave. Six-week course on the power of prayer when dealing with adult children, based on the book by John and Therese Boucher. Purchase book prior to first class. Course $50. (504) 861-3254. asc.arch-no.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • INFORMATION MEETING FOR TRAINING IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: 10 a.m. or 7 p.m., Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, 2501 Maine Ave. An introduction into the program, the purpose, prerequisites and structure. Registration required. (504) 861-3254. asc.arch-no.org.

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday

  • 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. jewishnola.com/tikkunolam.
  • ATTIC SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. The Sisterhood at Temple Sinai Synagogue will hold their annual Community Attic Sale. Items include nearly new furniture, clothing, kitchen items, lamps, paintings, frames, books, CDs, china and glassware. Proceeds benefit the programs of Temple Sinai. “Early bird” special at 8 a.m. for $10 per person. (504) 861-3693.

TIKVAT YISRAEL MEETING: 4:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive. Tikvat Yisrael or Hope of Israel is a Messianic women’s group that meets monthly on the second Sunday to explore Scripture, singing, dancing and fellowship. For August, the group will discuss “Tisha B’Av — The Fast of the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Month.” (504) 738-3119. media.cjfm.org/pub/reps/michelleb/beadle_messianic_fellowship.pdf.

Tuesday

  • 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 albinas.org.

Aug. 23

  • INTRODUCTION TO BASIC JUDAISM: 9 a.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn will lead 20 informal classes, lasting 75 minutes each. The seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Judaism: interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews looking for a refresher into the faith. (504) 861-3693. templesinaino.org.