Crescent City faith notes for April 9, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by AP Records - The Showers, a Louisiana family gospel group, will celebrate the release of their new CD with a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church.

MASS OF WELCOME FOR BISHOP FERNAND J. CHERI III: Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Corpus Christi — Epiphany Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. New Orleans.

There will be some parking in the Food for Families/Sacred Heart lot on St. Bernard Avenue. There will also be a shuttle for the elderly from the lot to the church before and following the Mass.

For information, contact the Office of Black Catholic Ministries at (504) 861-6207 or visit

THE SHOWERS IN CONCERT: The Showers, a Louisiana gospel music family group, will celebrate the release of a new CD with a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd., New Orleans. General admission, at $21, includes a copy of the CD. There will be live streaming by YesLord Radio. This is the group’s second CD and is by AP Records and distributed by Habakkuk Music. A meet-and-greet will follow the concert. For information, email For tickets, visit or visit for links to the single from the CD, “Better.”

TEMPLE SINAI GALA: Temple Sinai will hold a gala event to celebrate its 145th year on Saturday at 6227 St. Charles Ave. There will be a Patron Party at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the dinner will begin featuring food by New Orleans’ leading restaurants. There will be music by The Gold Standard and a performance by The Pussyfooters.

Founded in 1870, Temple Sinai is the largest congregation in Louisiana and the oldest Reform one. The congregation has an historic tradition of serving the spiritual needs of its diverse membership.

For details, visit

FAMILY AND FRIEND DAY: The Rev. Lisa Davis of United Fellowship Full Gospel Baptist Church will be the speaker at Family and Friend Day at 11 a.m. Sunday at New Salem Church of Christ Holiness, 1540 Mansfield Ave., Marrero. The program chair is Sister Kourtney Rogers. Elder George Taylor is pastor-teacher.

For information, call (504) 340-3613.

MICAH PROJECT FEDERATION MEETING: A meeting of the Micah Project will include food and fellowship beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd., New Orleans. For details, contact the Micah Project at (504) 528-9996.

PEACE PRAYER WALK: The Interfaith Prayer for Peace Initiative will hold its monthly Peace Prayer Walk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 923, Josephine St., New Orleans.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE: The church parish continues the celebration of its 50th anniversary with a fair April 23-26, at the church, 1000 N. Starrett Road, Metairie.

The fair opens with Thriller night on Thursday, April 23, when rides are $20 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Karma will perform beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, when the fair will operate from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Paris Avenue will perform at 4:30 p.m. and Category 6 will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, when the fair will operate from noon to 11 p.m.

The band 90 Degrees West will perform at 4 p.m. and The Top Cats will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, when the fair hours will be from noon to 10 p.m.