LUTHERAN LENT: St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church will be sharing Lent and Holy Week services.

Services at St. Stephen will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 25, March 11 and March 25, preceded by dinner at 6 p.m..

Services at Trinity will be held at 7 p.m. March 4 and March 18, preceded by dinner at 6 p.m.

A Maundy Thursday worship service will be held at St. Stephen at 7 p.m. April 2.

A Good Friday service will be held at Trinity at 7 p.m. April 3.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church is at 6336 Berkley Drive, New Orleans. Call (504) 394-4956 for information.

Trinity Lutheran is at 620 Eliza St., New Orleans. Call (504) 368-0411 for information.

SANKOFA LENTEN REFLECTION: Black Catholics from south Louisiana will join for Sanfoka, a Lenten Day of Reflection, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the St. Mary’s Academy gymnasium, 6905 Chef Menteur Highway. Cost is $15. Registration is due by Feb. 11.

Guest speakers will be Archbishop Gregory Aymond, of New Orleans; Bishop Shelton Fabre, of Houma-Thibodaux, the Rev. Daniel Green, of New Orleans, and Kaffy Babineaux Belvin, of Lafayette.

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

L ENTEN SERIES: Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Center will present its 2015 Lenten Lecture Series, “Side by Side: Jesuit Saints as Lenten Companions,” a series of lectures to be held in February and March to observe Lent and to help inspire the Loyola community. All events are free and open to the public.

The Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., vice president for the Office of Mission and Ministry and director of the Jesuit Center, said this year’s series was inspired by the ever-present interest in Ignatius Loyola and Ignatian spirituality. This year, a lecture on Ignatian spirituality and the law is being offered for the College of Law community. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, all events are free and will take place at Loyola. Events include:

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, 7 p.m. “St. Ignatius: The Inspiration and the Mystic” lecture by Dziak.

Wednesday, March 4: Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall, 7 p.m. “St. Peter Favre: Newest Saint and co-founder,” by the Rev. Robert Gerlich, S.J., associate professor, Department of History

Wednesday, March 11: School of Mass Communication, Studio A, 7 p.m. “St. Francis Xavier: Missionary and Saint,” video presentation and discussion by the Rev. Jeremy Zipple, S.J., America magazine

Wednesday, March 18: College of Law, Room 401, Broadway Campus, 7 p.m. “Ignatian Spirituality and the Practice of Law,” by the Rev. W. Penn Dawson, S.J., visiting professor of law.

For information, contact the Jesuit Center at (504) 865-2304 or the Office of Alumni Relations at (800) 798-ALUM or email