Calendar: Oct. 26 – Nov. 13

THEOLOGY ON TAP, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m “Love/Relationships and Vocations in the 21st Century,” with Colin MacIver, Chimes, 19130 West Front St., Covington. Details: (985) 845-7342.

PEACE WALK, Oct. 29. 6 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Sponsored by the Office of Justice and Peace and Isaiah 43 Program. Details: Kristina Gibson at 310-8772.

  ALL SAINTS CHURCH CENTENNIAL,“Guided by the Light of Faith for the First 100 Years. Marching Onward by Faith, Hope and Love towards the Future,” Nov. 1, 6:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Masses. Nov. 2, 5 p.m., 100th anniversary Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond, reception follows. Nov. 3, 3 p.m., centennial banquet, The Royal Palm, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Tickets: $40. All Saints was founded by the Josephites as a non-segregated place of worship for African Americans on the West Bank. 1441 Teche St., Algiers., 361-8835.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH GRETNA, Chili Cookoff on the River, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Gretna river batture. All-you-can-eat chili, other food and drinks; free Kids Korner and music by the Bucktown All-Stars and Chicken on the Bone. Chili Poker Run for motorcyclists. Advance tickets: $15, available at parish office, 368-1313 or Gretna Visitors Center, 363-1580. Online: $17  at Fest day tickets: $20. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Restoration Fund. 450-8481.

Mercy is Endless Service Project and Reflection, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-noon at Second Harvest Food Bank Warehouse, 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans. Registration is required: 267-9650.

Steve Ray, Catholic convert, apologist, documentary producer, tour leader, Bible teacher and writer dubbed the “Jerusalem Jones” will host a retreat, “Swimming Upstream: Living a Catholic Life in a Pagan World,” Nov. 2, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, 17560 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge. $60 a person, breakfast, lunch included. Register:

St. Anthony of Padua, celebration honoring St. Martin de Porres, patron of the Southern Dominican Province, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. Mass, with anointing of the sick after Mass, and lunch from noon-3 p.m. 4640 Canal St., New Orleans. 488-2651.

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF LOUISIANA, 18th annual New Orleans Kidney Walk, Nov. 3, Audubon Park’s Newman Bandstand (Shelter No. 10) with a wellness area, entertainment by DJ Seanie D, jambalaya, smoothies. Check-in 8:30 a.m.; non-competitive 2-mile walk 10 a.m. Register:

Christ in the City, evening of eucharistic adoration for young adults in their late teens, 20s, and 30s, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Notre Dame Seminary Chapel, 2900 South Carrollton Ave. Social hour follows. Christ in the City sponsored by the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

THEOLOGY ON TAP, Fall series begins Nov. 6: Father Sidney Speaks, pastor St. Joseph the Worker, Marrero. Nov. 12, 6 p.m.: Dr. Tom Ryan, Loyola Institute of Ministry. Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Gaby Smith,  Catholic Community Radio. Nov.  26, 6 p.m.: Trivia Night hosted by archdiocesan communications director Sarah McDonald and others. Open to young adults 18-39. NOLA Brewing Co. Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. 836-0551, ext. 228 or

MARIAN SERVANTS OF OUR FATHER’S LOVE, “Life in the Spirit Seminar,” Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling. Breakfast provided; bring brown bag lunch. $10 suggested donation. Topics: “God’s Love, Salvation, New Life,” “Receiving God’s Gift”; “Filled with the Spirit.” Pre-register by Nov. 5. (985) 969-0100 or

MAGNIFICAT, West St. Tammany chapter, breakfast, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Benedict’s Plantation. Speaker: Leila Benoit, principal Archbishop Chapelle High School. She has a psychology degree, a master of science in educational leadership and has worked with youth as a counselor for at-risk teenagers in Wyoming and Atlanta. She said the Holy Spirit led her to teach in Louisiana, where she has served as a theology teacher, campus minister and principal. She is involved in CCRNO and Women in the New Evangelization. Tickets: $16 by Oct. 30 at  No tickets sold at door.

COME AND SEE, Vocation Discernment Weekend for high school juniors and seniors, and college-age men will be held Nov. 8-10, St. Joseph Seminary College, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict. This is a free opportunity for men who are interested in the priesthood and desire to learn about seminary life. Details  or to register, call the Archdiocesan Vocation Office at 861-6298 or e-mail

FALL FORMATION WORKSHOP FOR DISABILITY ADVOCATES, archdiocesan Pastoral Planning and Ministries offices, Archdiocesan Commission on Persons with Disabilities host meeting, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Archdiocesan CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office, Transfiguration of the Lord Parish Gym, 2241 Mendez St., New Orleans. Keynote speaker: Father Michael Champagne,  “Creating a Church Community that Welcomes Beyond Just the Walls of the Building.” Topics from archdiocesan offices of Religious Education, Buildings and Worship. RSVP: 861-6294,

SYMPTOPRO METHOD, Natural Family Planning conducted by Kelly Donahue of Archdiocese of New Orleans. Series: Nov. 9, Nov. 23, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Most Holy Trinity Family Life Center, Room 6, Covington. Cost: $100, includes classes, materials. Preregistration required. Sponsored by archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life. 861-6243.

MAGNIFICAT, a Catholic evangelistic outreach for women, sponsors Life in the Spirit Seminar, Nov. 13, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Establish or deepen a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to allow the Holy Spirit in lives. Details: Alma, 837-6896 or  Joal, 913-5085.

St. Mary Magdalen, Parents’ Club-sponsored annual Trunk or Treat Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m., back lot of school, 6421 West. Metairie Ave. Metairie. Food, games, a hayride,  car trunks with treats.

URSULINE ACADEMY, La Fete 293, fundraiser, Nov. 1, patron party 6:30-7:30 p.m. in academy courtyard with specialty cocktails; and gala from 7:30-11:30 p.m. with music by Bag of Donuts. Food, open cocktail and beverage stations, live and silent auctions, raffles. 2635 State St., New Orleans.

St. Charles Catholic High (SCC), annual Alumni Cook-off Nov. 1 coinciding with homecoming. Teams must include a head chef who is an SCC alumni and supply their own ingredients. SCC provide serving dishes, utensils. Food may be cooked offsite but must be ready to serve Nov. 1 by 5:15 p.m. Judges will make awards announcement at 5:45 p.m. First place receives a chef’s paddle decorated by St. Charles Catholic’s art class. A People’s Choice award also given.

ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL, annual Mother/Son Mass and luncheon, sponsored by the Archbishop Rummel Parent Booster Club, Nov. 2, doors open at 9:30 a.m., Copeland Towers, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. 11 a.m. Mass; lunch at noon;  silent auction, raffles. Parent Booster Club meeting, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., gym, 1901 Severn Ave., Metairie. Teachers available to parents starting at 6 p.m.; refreshments served. Parent Booster Club monthly rosary prayer group, Nov. 12, 7:30 a.m., chapel. Coffee, donuts follow in teachers’ lounge.  School open house Nov. 12 with Parent Booster Club members serving refreshments.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS, a creation-centered focus informed by the work of “Ecologian” and Passionist Father Thomas Berry, Nov. 2, 9:30-11:15 a.m., Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center on campus. Free parking; coffee, pastries 9 a.m. RSVP:  https://

BROTHER MARTIN, open house for prospective high school students and their families, Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. Students will conduct tours around campus and talk about the Crusaders’ spiritual formation, academic curriculum, athletics and extracurricular programs. or 283-1561.

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