- ST. PAUL’S HOMECOMING CENTER: Father Rob Courtney, a member of the Metairie Rotary Club, spoke about his church’s Homecoming Center during a recent meeting of the club. Connie Uddo, of St. Paul’s, also spoke to the Rotary Club. The center was founded in 2006 as a disaster recovery center for the Lakeview neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina and expanded to Gentilly in 2008. It now operates as the St. Paul’s Senior Center, serving more than 250 seniors a month at 1509 Filmore Ave. (504) 644-4125.
RCIA AT ST. CLEMENT: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 2 at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Ave., Metairie. Anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church or with a desire to learn more about the faith, as well as baptized Catholics wanting to complete their initiation with the sacrament of the Eucharist or confirmation, are invited to register. For information, visit scrparish.org.
CATHOLIC INITIATION IN GRETNA: The St. Cletus Catholic Church RCIA program will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Parish Annex Building, 3600 Claire Ave. Gretna. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for non-Catholic individuals interested in joining the Catholic Church and for Catholic adults who have not received all three of the initiation sacraments: Baptism, the Eucharist and Confirmation, as well as those who want to learn more about their faith. The Rev. Rev. Tuan Pham is pastor at St. Cletus. For information, call (504) 367-7951.
MIND MATTERS: A fall Mind Matters course will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 8 through Dec. 8, at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. It is open to the public and not restricted to members. Mind Matters is geared toward people 50 and older who want to be proactive in keeping their brain fit and healthy into their later years. Participants will practice memory techniques and keep their brains stimulated through readings, discussions, physical exercise and meditation, as well as the joy of spending social time with the group. The course fee is $160; scholarships are available.
PUBLIC FORUM ON ISLAM: The imams of the New Orleans area invite the public to hear their presentation of the faith and tradition of Islam and its message of peace and goodwill. There will be a welcome by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. The public forum will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola University.
“KATRINA: A RESURRECTION JOURNEY:” A special exhibit will run through Labor Day at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St. Sponsored by the Office of Archives and Records and the Clarion Herald, the exhibit features photos and sacred objects from Katrina to present day. Winners of the annual High School Student Art Competition also will be on display. Exhibit admission is $5. The museum is open for self-guided tours during the summer, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3:15 p.m. For more information, call (504) 596-3035.
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