GOSPEL MUSIC FEST, 12th annual event, “Like the Good Ole Days,” with local choirs singing at least one song that reflects the theme of old school church, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. St. Peter Claver Church. Food and donations collected for Second Harvest Food Bank.
LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY, three-part prayer series based on Ignatian Spirituality, beginning the week of Sept. 16 in several archdiocesan parishes. Part 1, “Praying Christian Virtues,” meets in a small group weekly for 12 weeks with two trained facilitators; Parts 2 and 3 are in succession after Part 1 is finished. Participants pray daily with passages from Scripture and Ignatian exercises. Register, www.lordteachmetopray.com or call 439-5933.
INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE FOR PEACE, Sept. 18. 6:45 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will participate.
PEACE CENTER, run by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, celebrates its fifth anniversary, Sept. 21, noon-3 p.m. The center provides computer literacy, job literacy and other services to those living in the Marlyville-Fountainebleau and Gert Town area. The Dominican Sisters of Peace celebrate their 10th anniversary as a religious congregation Oct. 13, 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Dominican High School.
Catholic Committee on Girl ORGANIZATIONS, information/counselor training for girl troop representatives, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m., CYO/Young Adult Ministry Office, 2241 Mendez St., New Orleans. Details on Catholic religious recognition program for girls through the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry; counselor training for individual awards. RSVP: email@example.com.
BOILED SHRIMP COOK-OFF, second annual competition between teams sponsored by St. Anthony-St. Pius X Knights of Columbus, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Team entry: $100. Teams required to boil minimum of 75 pounds of shrimp, 10 pounds each of potatoes, corn and sausage. A mandatory team captain’s meeting is Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the church. Admission tickets (sold in advance until Sept. 17): $20 a person at rectory or $25 at gate. Doors open for team set up Sept. 20 and before 9 a.m. Sept. 21. St. Anthony Parish Hall, 2663 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte. Details: Melanie at 559-6712.
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CHALLENGE, sponsored by St. Peter (Covington) Knights of Columbus 12906, Sept. 21, for boys and girls, ages 9-14. Contact Tony Avallone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 462-9744.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, annual “Friends of the Poor Walk,” northshore, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk; food, festivities follow until noon. Mandeville Lakefront, (Jackson Street across from Yacht Club). Proceeds benefit local poor served by St. Vincent de Paul Conferences on northshore to help with utility bills, food, gas, transportation, temporary housing, rent. Registration: free. Register, donate online: www.fopwalk.org; race-day registration available.
MAGNIFICAT, Metairie chapter breakfast, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, Chateau Ballroom, 16th floor, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Speaker: Shirley Levy Dupre, who has dedicated her life to her family, Catholic education and faith, has worked in marriage ministry. Tickets on sale through Sept. 24. $22 by check or $23 online. Call 884-6152 or mail to: Magnificat Metairie, c/o Jane Margavio, 1005 Maryland Ave., Kenner, 70062.
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, family day, “The Mission of the Family is Love,” Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Picnic-type lunch; families bring desserts to share. $5 donation a family appreciated, inflatables, water balloon toss, free throw, football contests, bingo. Knights of Columbus soccer challenge for boy/girls ages 9-14. Ends with 4 p.m. Vigil Mass. Also, Rosary Procession for Life and Peace, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.
JESUIT JUNIOR BAND NIGHT, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Tad Gormley at the Jesuit vs. Helen Cox game. Boys in grades four through seven should meet at Tad Gormley Stadium gate entrance at 6:30 p.m., find a table set up with tickets and T-shirts for participants. Attire: a nice pair of jeans or khaki pants. Details: contact band director Joe Caluda at email@example.com.
ST. MARY’S DOMINICAN, fourth- through seventh-grade girls are invited to Domini-Science Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Focus will be on rockets, from design to launch, with Domini-Scientists collaborating with Dominican students and faculty to design paper rockets, create a slingshot rocket and a PVC rocket and build a rocket launcher tracker. Registration: $15 includes pizza and a Domini-Science T-shirt. Also, seventh-grade social, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m. 7701 Walmsley Ave. Fun activities, food, info about Dominican. Register: www.stmarysdominican.org.
CABRINI DISCOVERY DAY, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon, fun and learning for fifth- through eighth-grade students to discover their interests, talents and creativity. Three, 45-minute sessions explore robotics, cheer, softball, crafts, cooking. 1400 Moss St., New Orleans. Free, but reservations required by Sept. 19 at www.cabrinihigh.com. Registrations received by Sept. 14 eligible for “Early Bird” prize drawing. firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.cabrinihigh.com/discovery-day.
BROTHER MARTIN, 2019 Crusader Cook-Off and Homebrew competition, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. games open and judging begins. Admission $25 for adults 21 and older, $10 for students, kids under age 6 are free. Guests vote for favorite culinary dish for “People’s Choice Award”; judges vote on “Judges Gold Medal Award”; those 21 and over vote for favorite homebrew. Guest judges: Scot Craig ’80, Katie’s Restaurant/Francesca’s; Jeff Gulotta ’93 and Mike Gulotta, MoPho and Maypop; Kim Holden, news anchor FOX 8 WVUE-TV; Eddie Jacobs Jr. ’81, NOLA Hotel Group; Wayne Lee, Sysco; Rusty Perrone ’02, Perrone and Sons, Inc.; Billy Rieger ’95, Rieger’s; Vance Vaucresson ’87, Vaucresson Sausage Co., Inc.; Ashwin Vilkhu ’02, Saffron; Scott Walker ’93, Shipley’s Donuts. Door and cash prizes, hamburgers, beverages, desserts. Cash, checks, credit/debit cards accepted. Details: 284-6700, https://www.brothermartin.com/crusader-cook-off-homebrew-competition-registration/
BLUE ROSE BALL, St. Michael School annual fundraiser, “Everybody is a Star,” Sept. 28, 7 p.m. cocktails, 7:45 p.m. dinner, dancing with Four Unplugged until 11:30 p.m. Black tie optional. Invocation by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Hyatt Regency Empire Ballroom. Chef John Folse cooks three-course meal. Details: 524-7285, stmichaelspecialschool.com.