LIFEFEST MISSIONS FESTIVAL: The free LifeFest Missions Festival will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. The festival is being organized by Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in collaboration with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA for Life initiative.
The purpose of LifeFest is to bring New Orleanians together in a spirit of peace, festivity and community, while supplying resources such as free food and clothing for the homeless, job placement services for the unemployed, onsite health screenings and community information and resources such as hurricane preparedness.
TRIDENTINE MASS: The Roman Rite Mass, also know as the “Tridentine” (Latin) Mass, will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, the Feast of the Holy Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, at St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. The Mass intention will be for the repose of the soul of Joséphine Champagne Bourgeois, and the celebrant will be the Rev. Garrett O’Brien.
The Good Shepherd Choir will be heard in the Missa Cantata, under the direction of Brian Morgan, director of music and principal organist, in the Gregorian “Missa de Angelis.” Elizabeth Evans will be mezzo-soprano soloist, with Bart Folse as chanter.
For information, call the rectory office at (504) 899-1378.
NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS: Four newly ordained priests have been given parochial appointments, all taking effect July 2.
The Rev. Ian Bozant will be parochial vicar of Mary Queen of Peace Parish, Mandeville; the Rev. Charles Dussouy will be parochial vicar of St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Metairie; the Rev. Timothy Hedrick will be parochial vicar of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Metairie; and the Rev. Matthew Johnston will be parochial vicar of St. Clement of Rome Parish, Metairie.
RED, WHITE AND JEWISH SHABBAT SERVICE: The New Orleans Reform community will gather at Temple Sinai for combined summer Shabbat services. A “Red, White & Jewish” Independence Day Shabbat Service at 6:15 p.m. July 4 will be followed by a picnic-style Oneg Shabbat.
TEMPLE SINAI MOVIE SERIES: Movies will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9, 16, and 23, at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. Admission is $5 per person, and a snack will be provided.
The featured films will be “Putzel” on July 9, “The Angel Levine” on July 16, and “The Book Thief” on July 23.