St. Pius X 50th Anniversary Mass

Bishop Robert W. Muench will celebrate a Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of St. Pius X Church, at the corner of Hooper and Mickens roads, Baton Rouge, on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. There will be no 9 a.m. Mass that day. All are invited to attend. For information, call 225-357-5935.



Mass Honoring God the Father

Monsignor Robert Berggreen will celebrate a Mass honoring God the Father on Monday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m., at St. Agnes Church, 759 East Blvd., Baton Rouge. Confessions will be heard from 5 – 5:45 p.m. A rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 225-383-4127.



Catholic Singles Group

A Catholic singles FOCAS group has been formed at St. John the Baptist Church in Zachary to plan social events and community service projects. There is no age limit. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the parish hall, 4727 McHugh Dr., Zachary. The next meeting will be July 31. For information, call at 225-654-5778 or email


Medical Ethics Presentation

Ryan Verret, director of Louisiana Right to Life Center for Medical Ethics, will present a program, “What’s at Stake: Medical Ethics and the Impact on You, Your Family and Our Nation,” Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m., at the parish activity center of St. John the Baptist Church, 402 S. Kirkland Dr. (River Road), Brusly. For information, call 225-776-4646 or email



Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites welcomes those who are interested in developing their prayer life according to the teachings of the Carmelite saints. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, St. Gabriel Room, 444 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge, at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Aug. 11. For information, call 225-926-6962 or email



Our Lady of Mercy Faith Formation Programs

Our Lady of Mercy Church, 445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge, has two upcoming faith formation programs. A Bible study for women, “Called by Faith,” by Jeff Cavins, begins Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9:15 a.m. “Epic,” a 10-part DVD presentation by Steve Weidenkopf, lecturer of church history at Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Virginia, on the first 500 years of church history, begins Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Both will be held at the parish activity center. To register for either of these programs, visit or attend the first class. For information, call 225-926-1883.



Dialogue About Race

Our Lady of Peace Church, 13281 Hwy. 644, Vacherie, will hold a dialogue on race Wednesdays, Aug. 7 through Sept. 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. There is no cost. The meetings are an opportunity for people of diverse cultures to openly and honestly talk about race. For information, call 225-265-3953.



St. Aloysius Singles Social

The singles group of St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge will host a social Thursday, Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Lava Cantina, 10001 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. Non-parishioner are welcome. To RSVP and for information, email or call 225-343-6657.



Day of Prayer

Sister Rose Bowen OP will sponsor a day of prayer, “God’s Friendship,” on Monday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. Cost of the day is $35 and lunch is included. Mass will be celebrated during the event. For information, call 225-294-5039.