The St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will host an Irish Christmas party presented by the Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) this Saturday, December 12. The event is free for IN-NOLA members and children, and members may bring guests for $10 per guest.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host a free Christmas concert this Saturday, Dec. 12, featuring performances by The Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, pianist Mark Coleman, and guitarist Todd Duke. The concert will be free and open to the public.
First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans will be hosting its inaugural Rummage Fest this Saturday, featuring all sort of merchandise for sale, as well as live piano music and a bake sale.
After years of trying to find a new purpose for the flooded Our Lady of Lourdes church on Napoleon Avenue, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has decided to place the majestic building up for sale to a buyer that can be a good neighbor to the Catholic school next door.
Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
On Thursday, churches across the greater New Orleans area celebrated St. Joseph’s Day. A celebration originated in New Orleans’ Sicilian community, the day pays homage to St. Joseph who, according to legend, saved Sicily from famine during the Middle Ages. St. Stephen’s church on Napoleon avenue had an elaborate altar while also serving free food outside the church.
The Jewish Community Center will present a series of three free documentary screenings this month, starting with showing Wednesday evening of “Little White Lie,” a Jewish woman who unexpectedly discovers her African-American heritage.
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.
With the Lenten season now upon us, Friday-evening fried-fish dinners will resume at the Blessed Pauline Center this week, parish officials said.
The Family Center of Hope at Watson Teaching Ministries on St. Charles Avenue will offer a free screening Wednesday, Jan. 7, of the “Shell Shocked” documentary that explores youth and gun violence in New Orleans, followed by a discussion with director John Ritchie afterward.
The Israelite Baptist Church in Central City is producing a live nativity scene next week, supported by City Councilwoman Stacy Head, the NOPD Sixth District, the Central City Partnership, the Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association and others.
The New Orleans Jewish Community Center will hold its annual Community Chanukah Celebration today, (Sunday, Dec. 14). The celebration will feature a free, family-friendly concert by international star David Broza.