SELF-COMPASSION: Roberta Bondi, an emeritus professor of church history from Emory University, will present a workshop on “Self-Compassion: The Enneagram as a Contemplative Tool for Transformation” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 5875 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. The fee is $25 for Friday only, $50 for Saturday only, or $75 for the full workshop.

The Enneagram is a model of human personality that defines nine interconnected personality types: reformer, helper, achiever, individualist, investigator, loyalist, enthusiast, challenger and peacemaker.

The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process. To reserve a space, send email to To register visit

All Saints Catholic Church: All Saints Catholic Church, 1441 Teche St., Algiers, will hold its 95th anniversary celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Crystal Palace Ball Room, 725 Gretna Blvd., Harvey. Tickets are $40 and available by calling the church office at (504) 361-8835.

An anniversary Mass will be held Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. at All Saints Church, 1441 Teche St., Algiers. A reception will follow.

Novena planned: The 25th annual fall novena to St. Jude will be Oct. 20 to Oct. 28 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.

Sponsored by the St. Jude Society, the guest speaker for the nine-day event will be Rev. Quentin Moody.

The novena schedule is 12:15 p.m. novena only and 6 p.m. Mass and novena, Mondays through Fridays; 12:15 p.m. novena only and 4 p.m. Mass and novena, Saturday; and 11 a.m. Mass and novena, and 6 p.m., Mass and novena, Sunday.

COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER: Jewish Community Day School will hold a family-friendly Friday Night Shabbat dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the JCDS Kash-ROOT Kitchen cafeteria, 3747 W. Esplanade. The cost is $18 per adult. Children are free. Childcare services will be provided. To attend, call (504) 887.4091.