INTERFAITH RAMADAN DINNER, May 23, 7 p.m., Loyola University New Orleans’ Danna Center St. Charles Room. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Register at eventbrite.com/e/interfaith-ramadan-dinner-loyola-university-tickets-60169347137.
ST. RITA HARAHAN, Home and School Association fundraiser night, May 23, 4-7 p.m., Sector 6, 612 Distributors Row, Harahan. Cost: 1-hour jump $15; 1.5 hour jump $20; 2-hour jump $25. Socks required. Mention St. Rita HSA when paying at the door. Proceeds will be used to update the technology infrastructure at the school. Details: 737-0744.
IGNATIAN VOLUNTEER CORPS, information session, May 29, 6 p.m., Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans, room 133. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (www.ivcusa.org) is composed of volunteers 50 years old or older who use their life experience and professional skills as a volunteer with an agency that serves people in need. Ignatian Volunteers commit to serving with a local non-profit agency eight to 16 hours a week from September through June. Volunteers meet as a group monthly for prayer and reflection in addition to one-on-one interactions with a “reflector” well-versed in Ignatian spirituality. Email IVCNewOrleans@gmail.com, or call Roland and Arlene at 835-4707.
GOD’S SPECIAL CHILDREN, Mass June 2, 2 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie.
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL CHOIR, annual spring concert, “Music is in the Air,” June 2, 3 p.m., Corpus-Christi-Epiphany Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans. Free-will offering accepted.
JEFFERSON CHORALE, an affiliate of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, presents “NO Call: Ain’t Dat a Shame” concert directed by Dr. Louise LaBruyere, June 2, 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Gym, 601 7th St., Gretna. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors/kids at the door. Details: 430-6371.
ST. MARY MAGDALEN, solemn 9-Day St. Jude Novena, June 3-11. Weekdays: 12:15 p.m. novena only and 6 p.m. novena and Mass; Saturday 12:15 p.m. novena only and 4 p.m. Mass and novena follow; Sunday: novena follows 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mass. Father Quentin Moody celebrates this 61st St. Jude novena. Father Moody is a native of Belize, Central America, and an ordained priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans for 33 years. Come and ask God and St. Jude for a miracle.
OPERATION UPPER ROOM PRAYER VIGIL, June 8, with a 9 a.m. Mass, followed by eucharistic adoration with novena prayers to the Holy Spirit every hour. It concludes with benediction at 6 p.m. In preparation of the feast of Pentecost. The Center of Jesus the Lord at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. On Pentecost Sunday, June 9, a multi-cultural Mass of unity will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Details, 529-1636 or visit www.centerofjesusthelord-nola.org.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, “Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good,” July 8-12, 9 a.m.-noon. St. Edward the Confessor. Open to children entering pre-kindergarten4-sixth grade. Bible-learning activities, singing, teamwork building, Bible Memory Buddies and God Signings. Registration due by June 7. Cost: $30 a child. www.stedddy.org. Volunteers are needed and must be safe environment trained. High school students can earn up to 20 service hours.
JESUIT FISHING RODEO, 27th annual event, June 15; fishing can begin June 14 anywhere. Entry: $45 adults, $30 for those 18 and younger. Food and refreshments only: $15 for ages 11 and older, $10 for those 10 and under. For more information, go to Jesuitnola.org.