FISH FRY: St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church will hold a fish fry from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at 6017 Camphor St., Metairie. Dine-in or takeout meals will be $8 for adults and $4 for children, with the proceeds going toward a vacation Bible school in Reynosa, Mexico. Meals will include local catfish, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert, tea, lemonade and coffee. To reserve a ticket, call the church office at (504) 888-1155.
KC FISH FRY: The Saint John Bosco Knights of Columbus Council 10057 will have a Lenten Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at 2114 Oakmere Drive in Harvey. Dinner is $8 for dine-in or takeout fish, fries, salad and a roll. Drinks and sweets are available. For information, call (504) 812-8454.
ST. PATRICK’S PARADE PARTY: The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Good Shepherd Parish), 1307 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, will host a St. Patrick’s Parade Party beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information, call the St. Stephen rectory at (504) 899-1378.
MENDELSSOHN’S “ELIJAH”: Mendelssohn’s epic retelling of the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
The performance, involving a full orchestra and chorus, is presented by Loyola University New Orleans and Temple Sinai. Individual tickets are $20 and patron tickets are $125, and are available at templesinaino.org.
The performers will include Alfred Walker, Luretta Bybee, Tyler Smith, Betsy Uschkrat, Cantor Joel Colman, Marcus St. Julien and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Loyola University Chorus and Chamber Singers, and Loyola conductor Meg Frazier.
JEDC HOUSING FAIR: The Jerusalem Economic Development Corp. will hold a Community Housing and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at First Pilgrims Church and School, 1228 Arts St. in Gentilly.
The one-stop assistance event will offer advice from agencies including housing, finance, employment, utilities and insurance. Free refreshments will be served. For information call (504) 948-0808.
LENTEN MISSION: Father 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.
NEW SALEM BAPTIST ANNIVERSARY: New Salem Baptist Church is celebrating its 60th church anniversary on Sunday, March 15, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at 1530 Alvar St. in New Orleans. The church will also host its annual anniversary banquet at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 13, in the fellowship hall of the church. The church pastor is the Rev. Warren Jones Jr. Tickets to the banquet are $35.
KENNER ST. JOSEPH ALTAR MOVES: After more than 25 years in Woodlake Estates, the St. Joseph Altar, formerly in the home of Debbie and Doug Dauser, is moving to the Lions Club at 2001 18th St., Kenner.
There will be a blessing and viewing on Wednesday, March 18, with refreshments served beginning at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, March 19, there will be a noon Tupa-Tupa ritual, in which people portraying the holy family knock on doors seeking food and shelter until they find welcome. The full meal, viewing and entertainment will follow. Those wishing to help or donate may contact Debbie Dauser at (504) 235-3388.
ST. JOSEPH ALTAR: St. Stephen Church (Good Shepherd Parish), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, will present a St. Joseph Altar on Thursday, March 19. The blessing of the altar will occur during the 8:30 a.m. Mass, which will be celebrated by Monsignor Christopher H. Nalty, pastor. The viewing will continue until 6 p.m., and meals will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. For information, call the rectory office at (504) 899-1378.
IMMIGRATION AND FAITH: Father Fred Kammer, S.J., will discuss the current plight of immigrants 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.
SEDER MEAL: A Seder meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling the church office at (504) 281-2267.
TENEBRAE: A Tenebrae service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. The church office phone number is (504) 281-2267.
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.
WAY OF THE CROSS: A Way of the Cross service will be held every Friday after 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. The church office phone number is (504) 281-2267.