ARCHBISHOP SHAW HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop Shaw High School will hold its annual Mass for deceased alumni at 10 a.m. Sunday on the school campus, 1000 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. For information, call (504) 347-9895 or email

BOOK SIGNINGS: The Rev. Lawrence Carney, a Catholic priest, chaplain and missionary, will be reading from and signing copies of his new book, “Walking The Road To God: Why I Left Everything Behind And Took To The Streets To Save Souls," at two events Nov. 1. The appearances will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at West Bank Religious Supply, 5100 Westbank Expressway No. 8, Marrero; and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Irene’s Cuisine, 539 St. Philip St., New Orleans.

GOOD FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH: A celebration of Bishop Franklin A Burke Sr.'s 23rd pastoral anniversary will be held during the 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. services Nov. 5 at Good Faith Baptist Church, 1703 Benton St., New Orleans. The guest speaker will be pastor Robert Earl Taylor, of Lord Way Worship Center.

ST. ANGELA LADIES AUXILIARY: Sydney Coleman, administrative coordinator for the New Orleans Women's and Children's Shelter, will be the guest speaker when the St. Angela Merici Church Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Kern Center gym at 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie. Nonperishable food items for Thanksgiving baskets and travel-size toiletries for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be collected. Refreshments will be served. Dues are $20 a year.

RETREAT FOR HEALING AFTER ABORTION: The Rev. Joseph Palermo will facilitate a Rachel's Vineyard retreat for people seeking healing after abortion Nov. 10-12 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., New Orleans. The cost is $170, with financial assistance available. To register or for information, contact Pam Richard at (504) 460-9360 or or Donna Scheuermann at (504) 258-9183. 

THANKSGIVING FUNDRAISER: The St. Ann's Men's Club will raise money for the parish's St. Anthony Ministry with a Thanksgiving luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the cafeteria of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. The meal will feature turkey, stuffing with gravy and is available with a donation of $5 or five cans of food. Dine-in and take-out. For information, visit or email

KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS: The Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs is sponsoring its annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” essay, poetry and poster contest, which is open to students from third grade through high school. Entries are due by Nov. 13 to the Office of Catholic Schools, 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans. For details, call Rhea Woods, (504) 494- 3501.

CABRINI FEAST DAY: The Rev. Tony Rigoli will lead a Mass celebrating St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's Feast Day at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Cabrini High School, 1400 Moss St., New Orleans. An immigrant from Italy, Cabrini died Dec. 22, 1917, in Chicago after a career during which she founded 67 institutions, including orphanages, schools and hospitals, to care for the poor, uneducated, sick and abandoned, especially Italian immigrants.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: FBI Special Agent Michael Forrester and Debbie Shinskie, director of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Respect Life Office, will give a presentation on human trafficking from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the school cafeteria at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3101 Eton St., Algiers. The free event is for adults only. For information, call the parish office at (504) 393-2334.

EVENING OF HEALING: Sister Briege McKenna, who has an international ministry of praying for healing, will hold an Evening of Healing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie. This free event is sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans and is open to the public; an offering will be taken. For information, call (504) 828-1368 or

HOLY SPIRIT WOMEN'S RETREAT: Mary Healy and the Rev. Bill Henry will be featured at the annual Holy Spirit Women's Retreat Jan. 26-28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1521 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. The theme is "Gather in Upper Room with Mary." Healy is a professor of sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and Henry is a pastor from Greenville, Mississippi. The cost for commuters is $85 for Saturday only or $125 for the entire weekend until Nov. 29, when the prices will increase to $105 and $145. To register, visit or call (504) 828-1368.