BROTHERS OF THE SACRED HEART PROVINCE: The New Orleans, New England and New York provinces of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart merged July 1 to form the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Province of the United States. Students from the unified province recently gathered together in New Orleans to perform service work in Gentilly and the Ninth Ward. Brother Martin Campus Minister Tom Baier organized the project in cooperation with the St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit headquartered in Chalmette with a mission to rebuild homes in areas still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

Joining 15 Brother Martin students in New Orleans for a week of community service were 14 students from Bishop Guertin in New Hampshire, two students from St. Joseph’s in Metuchen N.J., nine students from St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and nine students from Catholic High in Baton Rouge.

According to the Brothers’ Provincial Superior in Council, Brother Mark Hilton, S.C., the unification allows the Brothers to explore new ministries, activities and assignments within the former three provinces. Joining Hilton are First Councilor Brother Ronald Hingle. S.C., formerly of the New Orleans Province, Second Councilor Brother Joseph Holthaus, S.C., former Provincial of the New York Province, Third Councilor Brother Ivy LeBlanc, S.C., former Provincial of the New Orleans Province, and Fourth Councilor Brother Barry Landry, S.C.,formerly of the New Orleans Province.

BLESSED TRINITY WOMEN’S DAY: ‘Women on Fire for the Lord’ is the theme of the annual Women’s Day celebration at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. The celebration is at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at 4230 S. Broad St.