ASH WEDNESDAY IN COVINGTON: Mass will be offered at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. Ashes will be distributed during a noon service; there will be no Mass. 

ASHES TO GO IN SLIDELL: For the sixth year, Christ Episcopal Church will offer ashes outside its building at 1534 7th St. in Slidell. Anyone unable to attend an Ash Wednesday service is invited to pull up between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to receive ashes and  “Lent in a Bag,” a gift bag containing devotional items to help practice a holy Lent. The church also will have two traditional Ash Wednesday services, one at noon and one at 7 p.m. For more information, call (985) 643-4531. 

ASH WEDNESDAY IN SLIDELL: Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 57210 Allen Road, Slidell will have an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14. (985) 847-1877.

GROWING IN FAITH: The Rev. Mark Raphael, a professor of historical theology at Notre Dame Seminary, will speak on the life and ministry of St. Peter during a celebration of the 175th anniversary of St. Peter Parish on Thursday, Feb. 22, in St. Mary's Hall at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. After a light meal at 6 p.m., the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. For information, call the St. Peter rectory at (985) 892-2442.

TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Pastor Gary Wood, of Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church in Slidell, will be the speaker at a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pastor Norman J. and Minister Paulette T. Farve at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2445 Fourth St., Slidell. Anniversary weekend activities will include a musical at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and a banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, with evangelist Jennifer Wood, of Pentecost, Missionary Baptist Church, as the speaker. 

FATHER-SON HUMAN SEXUALITY PROGRAM: The Archdiocese of New Orleans Marriage and Family Life human sexuality program for fathers and their 11- to 13-year-old sons will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. Cost is $25; plus $5 per additional son. To register, visit For information, contact the St. Peter Office of Religious Education at (985) 893-2446 or