ST. ANGELA MERICI LADIES AUXILIARY: There will be a Mardi Gras theme when the St. Angela Merici Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Kern Center, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. The guest speaker will be Sarah Mathew, a St. Angela parishioner who will talk about her journey from atheism to Catholicism and her experiences living in other countries.

BIBLE STUDY: The Rev. Bryan Howard will present a Catholic Bible study, beginning with a session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet. Subsequent meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month until May. Howard will also present a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 9, at the church. The Bible studies will continue into May, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For information, call (504) 682-7070.

GETHSEMANE PRESCHOOL: Registration is open for the next school year for children ages 2-4 at Gethsemane Preschool at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2825 Paris Road, Chalmette. School hours are from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call Peggy Seago at (504) 279-1917 at the school or (504) 277-4010 at home.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: At 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Catholic charismatic prayer meetings are held at Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 700 Maple Ave., Harvey. The celebrant will be the Rev. H.J. Adams on Feb. 14. The sacrament of Reconciliation is available before each Mass, which is followed by prayers for healing and fellowship. For information, call (504) 347-1002.

ROSARY FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE: A "Shield the Badge with Prayer" rosary for law enforcement and emergency personnel, firefighters and military will be recited at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.17, at St. Joseph Church, 610 Sixth St., Gretna. For information, call (504) 367-7515.

SOUL FOOD: The Be Well-Come Together nonprofit is organizing monthly Soul Food gatherings to provide opportunities for people to share a meal, build friendships and explore questions of life and faith. The next gathering will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2525 Apollo Ave., Harvey. Dinner is free. To have a place set for you, or to request child care, call (504) 368-2525 or email

ST. VINCENT INFANT & MATERNITY GUILD A bingo fundraiser for the St. Vincent Infant & Maternity Guild will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. The cost for bingo, lunch and two cards is $20. For reservations, call Cindy Wooderson at (504) 236-8720 or Gaynell Pervel at (504) 858-3443.