“A NIGHT OF PRAYER, A NIGHT OF PRAISE, A NIGHT OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS!”: 6:30 p.m., 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive. Jerry Troxclair of Peace in Prayer Ministries hosts a prayer vigil for guidance and direction for the country and parish. (504) 919-6625.
Saturday, Aug. 29
HURRICANE KATRINA PRAYER COMMEMORATION: 5 p.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2320 Paris Road. “Challenged by Hurricane Katrina, Ten Years of Rebuilding, Woven Together in Faith” will be the theme. (504) 271-3441. olps-chalmette.org.
“BLUEGRASS SUNDAY”: 10:30 a.m., Covington Presbyterian Church, 222 S. Jefferson Ave. The Last Chance Bluegrass Band will lead services, followed by a potluck lunch. (985) 892-4321.
“DO YOU BELIEVE”: 7:30 p.m. Thomas United Methodist Church, 420 Webster St. Free showing of the PG-13 film with complimentary snacks before the movie. (504) 466-2147. thomaschurchlovesyou.org.
“HOW TO LOVE AN ABUSED WOMAN” SEMINAR: 8:30 a.m. to noon, St. Michael’s Church, 701 Colony Drive. Free public event with instructional training on how to covercome emotional, physical and sexual abuse and bring healing to relationships. Preregistration required for groups. (888) 598-1116. girltalkoflouisiana.com.
REMEMBRANCE MASS: 5 p.m., St. Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary St. Reception to follow in Weseman Center. (985) 845-7342.
“WHAT IF JESUS CARRIED A BRIEFCASE?”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10. Donald C. Moore signs his devotional format guide to business leadership. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.
KATRINA ANNIVERSARY MASS: 4 p.m., Chotin Center, Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, 312 Lafitte St. Vigil Mass with a reception in the cafeteria. (985) 626-5422. ollparish.info.
Mondays through Aug. 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 through 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.
“10 YEARS FORWARD — MIGHTY WATER CANNOT EXTINGUISH OUR LOVE”: 6:30 p.m. Beth Israel, 4004 W. Esplanade Ave. Dinner and program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Katrina which destroyed the congregation’s former site on Canal Boulevard. Rabbi and Mrs. Uri Topolosky, former spiritual leader, will be the special guests. $54. (504) 454-5080. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays through 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. 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.
FELLOWSHIP BANQUET: 6 p..m., New St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, New St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 1100 Branch-Joseph/Odeon Ave. Pastor Support will hold a fellowship banquet. The pastor is David L. Perry. $15. Reservation, Glenda Perry (504) 261-7180.
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.
QUINTESSENTIAL HARPS: 5 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Rebecca Todaro and Cathy Anderson perform as part of Trinity Artist Series. (504) 670-2520. trinityartistseries.com.
INTERFAITH KATRINA PRAYER SERVICE: 7 p.m., St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square. Commemoration of 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. Clergy from various denominations and faith traditions including Catholic, Episcopal, Baptist, Jewish and Islam will lead prayer and song. The event will be broadcast on WLAE at 8:30 p.m. (504) 525-9585. stlouiscathedral.org.
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.
PEACE PRAYER WALK: 6 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls St.
“FAITH IN ACTION”: 10:15 a.m., Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. Convocation and ecumenical service with video and keynote by Fr. Anthony M. Bozeman. dillard.edu.
“EMOTIONAL EMANCIPATION AND HEALING CIRCLE” INITIATIVE: 2 p.m., Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries, 4400 St. Charles Ave. Association of Black Psychologists present training on loss, racism and disaster. RSVP. (504) 382-6538.
JAZZ FUNERAL: 11 a.m., Avenue of the Oaks, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. “Burying the Past” will be a symbolic burial of Katrina. dillard.edu.
INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE: 3:30 p.m., Church of the Annunciation, 4505 S. Claiborne Ave. Service will end in a second line to the Keller Library and Community Center for the community gathering. (504) 249-5130. broadmoorimprovement.com/#!10th-anniversary-commemorative-event/c1gco.
K10 THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: 5 p.m., Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive. A Katrina 10 Commemoration featureing an interfaith prayer service with musical and cultural performance. katrina10.org/tickets.
KATRINA 10 COMMEMORATION AND GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: 6:30 p.m., Drexel Center, St. Katharine Drexel School, 5116 Magazine St., New Orleans. Commemoration and concert, plus a pre-event for the centennial celebration of St. Katharine Drexel. $10. (504) 899-6061.
KATRINA VICTIMS TRIDENTINE MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. The Good Shepherd Parish will offer a Latin or Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite. The Good Shepherd Choir will sing the Gregorian “Missa de Angelis” with Brian Morgan, director of music and principal organist; Phyllis Treigle, soprano soloist; and Bart Folse, chanter. (504) 899-1378. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorgoodshepherdparishnola.com .
KATRINA MEMORIAL PROGRAM: 5 P.M., TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1329 JACKSON AVE. SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF TRINITY ARTIST SERIES, FEATURING THE U.S. MARINE CONCERT BAND AND OPERA CREOLE! (504) 670-2520. TRINITYARTISTSERIES.COM.
ECUMENICAL ST. BERNARD PARISH-WIDE PRAYER SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd. Archbishop Gregory Aymond and pastors from throughout the parish will lead. facebook.com/StBernardKatrina10.
KATRINA ANNIVERSARY MASS: 4 p.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 531 Avenue A, Westwego. Mass will be dedicated to all first responders and citizens of Westwego. (504) 341-9522. olpsw.org.