ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: The Rev. Jeremy Zipple, executive editor of America magazine, will give a video presentation on “Saint Francis Xavier: Missionary and Saint” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola University New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation and discussion are part of the 2015 Lenten Lecture Series of the Loyola Jesuit Center, “Side by Side: Jesuit Saints as Lenten Companions.”

For information, contact the Jesuit Center at (504) 865-2304.

CHRIST THE KING GARAGE SALE: Christ the King Lutheran Church is hosting a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot at 1001 W. Esplanade Ave. Small groups, Scout groups, friends and families in the community are invited to rent a spot for their sale. Space rental is $20. Admission for the public is free. The rain date is March 14. For information, call (504) 256-8103 or visit

CONCERT AT RAYNE MEMORIAL UMC: Opera Creole will perform a free concert at 5 p.m. Sunday as part of the 140th Anniversary celebration at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE: “Set Free” is the theme of the CCC March 13-15 at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie. Speakers include Bob Canton, the Rev. Robert Cruz, Deacon Larry Oney, the Rev. Simon Peter Engurait and Sister Lucy Lukasiewicz. There will be a Healing Mass and family sessions. For details and to register, visit or call (504) 828-1368.

LENTEN MISSION: The Rev. Joe Kraft will hold a Lenten mission from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. Dinner will be served afterward. The church office phone number is (504) 281-2267.

IMMIGRATION AND FAITH: The Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., will discuss the plight of immigrants today in the context of major events and figures in salvation history during the Spring 2015 Yamauchi Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Audubon Room on the second floor of the Danna Center, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The event is free, and free parking is available in the West Road Garage.

Kammer is director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute in Loyola’s College of Social Sciences.

SEAFOOD DINNERS IN ST. BERNARD: Seafood dinners will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays through March 27 in Iverson Hall at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. Eat in or take out. The church office phone number is (504) 281-2267.

NEW SALEM BAPTIST ANNIVERSARY: New Salem Baptist Church is celebrating its 60th church anniversary Sunday, March 15 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at 1530 Alvar St. in New Orleans. Also, the church will host its annual Anniversary Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Tickets to the banquet are $35.