CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME: St. Edward the Confessor Church Evangelization committee will host “Catholics Returning Home,” a six-week program intended to give inactive Catholics an understanding of today’s Church and to enable them to meet others who, like themselves, are contemplating returning to their religious roots. The weekly series begins on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center and continues every Thursday through Sept. 24 at 4921 W. Metairie Ave. There are no obligations attached, and one is not required to attend all of the sessions. For more information, call the Parish Office at (504) 888-0703.

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM: A free Introduction to Basic Judaism course will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn will lead the 20 informal classes, lasting 75 minutes each. The seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Judaism: interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews who are looking for a refresher into the faith of their birth. To register, call the Temple Sinai office at (504) 861-3693.

60-YEAR JUBILEE: Sister Mary Michaeline Green celebrated her 60th profession anniversary as a Dominican sister. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Madonna, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Kenner, honored Sister Michaeline with a cake and a gift. For information on the Court Madonna Daughters, contact Fay Champagne, Regent Court Madonna No. 1626, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, at (504) 737-6344 or (504) 234-0101.