God’s Special Children, Families, Friends, monthly Mass, May 5, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road. Upcoming: 15th anniversary Mass concelebrated by Archbishop
Aymond and Fathers Mike, Frank, Raymond, Joe and Thien, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier.
VIETNAMESE MAY FLOWER PROCESSION, May 11, 4 p.m., Our Lady of La Vang Mission Church and Shrine, 6054 Vermillion Blvd., New Orleans. Eucharistic celebration of the Jubilee of the Blessed Virgin Mary of La Vang follows at 5:30 p.m.
MERCY MORNING OF REFLECTION, May 11, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave., Harahan. Prayer, a service project in the warehouse, a reflection on Catholic Church’s social teaching principles and the corporal work of mercy “When I was hungry you gave me some food…” Limited to 25 participants. Closed-toe shoes are required. Registration necessary: https://shfbgnoa.volunteerhub.com/lp/archdiocesenola/ Details: email@example.com or 267-9650.
MOMS UNITED IN PRAYER, May 13, 7 p.m., St. Clement of Rome Church, 3990 West Esplanade Ave. Metairie. An evening of prayer to intercede for the needs and welfare of children Includes testimony by local author, motivational speaker, blogger and Catholic mother Karen Schwaner Sheehy.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR, May 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Center of Jesus the Lord, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. $25 includes lunch. 529-1636.
ARCHBISHOP SHAW, 2019 Hall of Fame Gala, May 10, 8-11 p.m. main event; Hall of Fame Patron Party and induction ceremony from 7-8 p.m. Royal Palms in Harvey. Music by Groovy 7, open bar, dining, silent and live auctions. Tickets: $100, gala only; $125, patron party and gala. Online tickets: https://www.archbishopshaw.org/. 340-6727.
BROTHER MARTIN HIGH, fifth annual Marty Gras, May 30, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans. Benefits the Marty Hurley Band Endowment at Brother Martin. Concert honors legendary drummer, former Brother Martin band director, master teacher, musician, composer Marty Hurley. Bands: Bag of Donuts, Peabody, Bucktown All-Stars, Brother Martin Stage Band and Drumline, and special guests Mark Romig ’74, Arthur Hardy, Keith Spera ’85. Tickets: $100 VIP (balcony viewing, drink coupons, food), $25 general admission. Advance tickets: Tipitina’s box office, tipitinas.com, Brother Martin Alumni Advancement Office. 284-6700, https://www.brothermartin.com/martygras.
HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA, May 31-June 7, All Saints Church 1441 Teche St., New Orleans (Algiers). Each night begins at 6:30 p.m. Speakers: May 31, Father David Begany; June 3, Father Charles Andrus; June 4, Archbishop Alfred Hughes; June 5, Father Tony Ricard; June 6, Deacon Larry Calvin; and June 7, Father Oswald Pierre-Jules.