• GUBERNATORIAL FORUM: The interfaith, nonpartisan Micah Project will hold a gubernatorial candidate informational forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Panelists will include political analyst Vincent Sylvain, state Rep. Cynthia Willard-Lewis, journalist Jarvis DeBerry and school board member John Brown Sr. Oliver Thomas will be the moderator. For information, call (504) 528-9996 or email info@micahpico.org.
  • ‘ENCOUNTERING JESUS’: The Rev. Philip Chircop will present a retreat with the theme “Encountering Jesus: Allowing Ourselves to Be Set Free” from Friday through Sunday at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. A $225 offering is suggested. For information, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 887-1420.
  • PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: The Rev. Martin L. Washington, of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, will be the guest speaker when the New St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the nine-year anniversary of Pastor David L. Perry at 11 a.m. Oct. 25. The church is at 1100 Branch-Joseph/Odeon Ave., New Orleans. For information, call Linda Westley at (504) 874-7815.
  • PEACE PRAYER WALK: A Peace Prayer Walk will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of St. David Catholic Church, 5617 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Peace Prayer Walks will be held the last Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. For information, call Kristina Gibson at (504) 310-8772.
  • DAY OF PRAYER: Jan Tate will lead a day of prayer with the theme “The Gift of Womanhood” Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. A $35 offering is suggested. For information, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 887-1420.
  • MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: Knights of Peter Claver Council 73 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will hold a men’s prayer breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31, at the church, 772 Highway 44, Reserve. The Rev. Charles Andrus will lead the program.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A grief support group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.
  • ‘WAITING IN HOPE’: The Rev. Joe Krafft will lead a retreat with the theme “Waiting in Hope: Advent as a Season of Joyfully Increasing Our Longing for the Lord’s Arrival” from Nov. 6-8, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. A $225 offering is suggested. For information, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 887-1420.
  • THE KING’S MEN: The King’s Men group in Slidell is sponsoring a retreat for men, Catholic or not, Nov. 12-15, at Chico State Park in Ville Platte. The outdoor, experiential retreat will provide opportunities for men to explore their roles as leaders, protectors and providers. There will be daily Mass, confession, inspirational talks and gourmet meals. Participants in the Into the Wild retreat will learn topography, self-defense, survival skills, outdoor construction, fishing, wild-game food preparation and more. They will sleep in bunk houses or cabins. For information, visit www.intothewildweekend.com.
  • BLACK SAINTS CELEBRATION: The annual Black Saints Celebration will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1835 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans. Before the noon prayer service, led by Bishop Fernand Cheri, there will be an 11 a.m. parade to the church from St. Roch/ Harold Sampson Jr. Park at 1800 St. Roch Park Ave. A reception will follow the church service. For information, call (504) 861-6207 or email bcatholics@ arch-no.org.