• DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS SEMINAR: 9 a.m. to noon, Second Nazarene Baptist Church, 3062 Body St. Share a Basket Foundation presents “No More Silence,” a panel discussion. Survivors share stories and strengths to help others in similar situations. (504) 427-0094.


Monday through Friday

  • DESTREHAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 9 a.m. to noon, St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd. Vacation Bible school with a “Come and See” theme. Registration is open for kindergarten through sixth grade. Youth and adult volunteers also sought. $25; additional fee for before- and after-care. Registration form online or at church. Call Gwen Keller, (985) 764-8292.



  • ST. CATHERINE ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING: Following 9 a.m. Mass, Melancon Center, 105 Bonnabel Blvd. Quarterly meeting will include saying of the Rosary. Open to everyone. Contact



  • RESURRECTION OF MAGDALENE: 1 p.m., Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd. Discussion of role of Mary Magdalene in honor of her feast day, facilitated by Dr. Mari Ziolkowski. (504) 569-9070.

SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS: 7 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St. This benefit for St. Jude Community Center features an array of music and musicians from the worlds of jazz, gospel, soul, folk, Cajun, blues and more. $40. (504) 287-0350.


  • 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.


  • FINAL LIVE RECORDING FOR BISHOP PAUL S. MORTON SR.: 7 p.m., Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd. Pastor, author and recording artist Morton will perform with the Greater Change Mass Choir prior to his retirement. $10 and up. (504) 244-6800.


  • 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

July 26

  • 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 .

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.


Saturday and Sunday

  • RETROUVAILLE: 7 p.m., Lumen Christi Retreat Center, 100 Lumen Christi Court. For married couples experiencing serious difficulties in their marriage, through the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Family Life Ministry. (504) 861-6243.



  • GREAT GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St. Bargain items will include household goods, tools, art, furniture, children’s items, costume jewelry, books, etc. Proceeds will help support all of Christ Church’s ministries. $5 early admission at 8 a.m. (985) 643-4531.

Thursday through July 26

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 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.