ST. JUDE NOVENA, nine-day solemn novena, Oct. 21-29. Celebrant: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos pastor, Father José I. Lavastida. Schedule: Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m. novena only, 6 p.m. Mass and novena; Saturday, 12:15 p.m. novena, 4 p.m. Mass and novena; Sunday novena following the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Masses. St. Mary Magdalen, 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie.
EVENING OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION, for refugees and immigrants, Oct. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church, corner of Constance and Josephine streets, New Orleans. Guest speaker: Redemptorist Father Kevin Zubel, missionary among Hispanic families in Greenwood, Mississippi. Additional parking available on St. Andrew Street.
MOST HOLY TRINITY, “Challenge of Social Media,” Oct. 28, 7:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Jason Angelette. 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington.
DIVINE MERCY PARISH, LEGION OF MARY will hold a Morning of Reflection titled “A Morning with Mama Mary,” given by Father Robert Cooper, Nov. 2. All Souls’ Day Mass at 8 a.m. followed by refreshments, with retreat at 9 a.m. with rosary, followed by talks by Father Cooper until 11 a.m. 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner.
BLACK SAINTS CELEBRATION, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. procession, followed by 11 a.m. talk, “Open Wide Your Heart: A Reflection on Race and Justice,” by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. Our Lady of Grace Church, Reserve.
BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS SHRINE BENEFIT, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. buffet dinner in the St. Alphonsus Art and Culture Center; followed by a concert at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Assumption Church across the street. The concert features Laura Bretan, teenage international singing sensation and America’s Got Talent participant, who will sing hit songs, Christian hymns and famous arias. Suggested donations: for the concert and buffet dinner start at $125; for concert only $85. Reservations, call Seelos Welcome Center, 525-2495 or 525-2499. Credit cards accepted by phone.
MEN WHO COOK, seventh annual fundraiser for nonprofit Child Advocacy Center – Hope House, Nov. 3, 4-7 p.m., cookoff with more than 20 community leaders who partner with local restaurants who will cook a meal and be judged. Patrons sample the food and vote for favorites. Hope House provides a bridge to recovery and a pathway to justice for these child abuse victims in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes through forensic interviews and free counseling for victims and their non-offending caregivers. St. Tammany Parish Justice Center rooftop parking garage, 701 North Columbia St., Covington. Advance tickets (on sale Sept. 1) are $75/a person, $125 a couple, www.cachopehouse.org. At the door, $80 a person or $150 a couple includes food, beer and wine.
ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERTS, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. Cathedral organist Jesse Ricks performs Two Leipzig Chorales by J.S. Bach, Theme and Variations, Opus 150 by J. G. Rheinberger with violinist Lulu Ricks and Suite, Opus 5 by Maurice Durufle. Dec. 19, 6 p.m. Loriane Llorca, 11th Young-Artist-in-Residence, performs a Christmas Organ Spectacular; Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m., “Christmas at the Cathedral,” featuring the St. Louis Cathedral Choir and orchestra under the direction of Dreux Montegut, director of music, performing Parry’s “Ode on the Nativity” and John Rutter’s “Gloria.” Caroling in Jackson Square follows the performance.
ST. ANGELA, Ladies Auxiliary (SALA), meeting Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Parish Kern Center.. Guest speaker: Father Dan Darmanin. Bring non-perishable food for the St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving baskets (rice, pasta, can beans, tuna, vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal). Dues: $20 annually; refreshments served.
ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, presents Jane Trufant Harvey, a motivational speaker and author of “Ask Him” books and “Jump Start with Jane” @thedailymass.com, who will talk Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the church, about “Finding Your Inner Warrior.” Mass precedes talk at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the church foyer. 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Details: (985) 652-2615.
ST. ANN, CYO walk-thru tour of Roman Catacombs replica, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 6-7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 5-6 p.m.; Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and 6-7:30 p.m., Parish Ministries Center (behind church), 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Donations to CYO. School walk-thru tours Nov. 7, 11, 14 and 18, 9:30 a.m., office. Home and School Club Grandparent’s Day for first-, second-, third- and fourth-grade grandparents, Nov. 8, 1:15-2:15 p.m. gym. Check www.stannschool.org. Later that night from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Grandparents’ Club Sock Hop for grandparents and grandchildren in cafeteria, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie. Free admission for club members; $10 for non-members but covers 2019-20 club membership.
ST. RITA, rescheduled Home and School Association general meeting to Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., gym, 194 Ravan, Harahan.
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL COOPERATIVE CLUBS (CCSCC), general meeting, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m., includes a Religion in the Home workshop. St. Dominic School, 6326 Memphis St., New Orleans. Registration/meet and greet, 6:30 p.m.; meeting 7 p.m. Shirley Dupre speaks on “Raising Catholic Children in Today’s World.” St. Dominic Mothers’ Club serves refreshments. Member club scrapbooks due for judging.
URSULINE ACADEMY, Alumnae homecoming Mass, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m., Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State St., New Orleans.