Day of Renewal – Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will host a Day of Renewal, “Praise Rally,” Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Activity Center, 444 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge. No registration will be required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 225-636-2464.

Preached Silent Retreat – Father Donald Blanchard will present a preached silent retreat Friday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 5. The retreat will focus on the nature of prayer, the need for discipline, forms of prayer and resistance to prayer. To register and for cost information, visit, email retreats@ or call 1-866-937-9170.

God the Father Mass – Father Ambrose Akalawu CSSp will celebrate a Mass honoring “God, the Father of all mankind” Monday, Aug. 6 at St. Agnes Church, 739 East Blvd., Baton Rouge. Confession and a rosary will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Conference – The Men of the Cross of Holy Rosary Church, 44450 LA Hwy. 429, St. Amant, is hosting a Men’s Conference Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 8 a.m. Speakers will be Father Joshua Johnson, pastor of Holy Rosary, and Dr. Brian Pedraza, professor of theology at Franciscan University in Baton Rouge. The conference will conclude with the 4 p.m. vigil Mass followed by a meal. For more information and to register call Tim Lessard at 225-715-5103 or email Don Scioneaux at

Discalced Carmelites   The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet Sunday, Aug. 12, 1:30 p.m., at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center in the St. Gabriel Room, 444 Marquette Ave.,
Baton Rouge. For details, call Ethlyn White at 225-343-3181 or 225-803-3391 or email

Healing Mass – Father Anthony Odiong, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Luling, will celebrate a Mass and healing service Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Joseph Church, 15710 LA Hwy. 16, French Settlement. Praise and worship begins at 1:30 p.m., and Mass starts at 2:30 p.m. Individual prayer will start after Mass. For more information, call 225-698-3110.

Pro-Life Mass – A monthly pro-life Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m., at St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd., Baton Rouge. All are invited. For more information, call 225-383-4127.

New Orleans Retreat – Father Anthony Rigoli OMI will present a preached silent retreat Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. The theme of the retreat will be “How we teach our children to cross the street gives us three important lessons for the spiritual life.” The Wednesday evening session will focus on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For information about cost and to register, call Susan Halligan at 504-267-9604.

Magnificat Breakfast – Denise Beyer will speak at the next breakfast of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic Women, Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. – noon, at the Oak Lodge Reception Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest, Blvd., Baton Rouge.  Tickets are $22 each and will be sold through Wednesday, Aug. 15 by mailing checks payable to BR Magnificat to Kathy Simoneaux, 9650 Victory Lane, Denham Springs, LA, 70726.

Prayer Service for New Bishop – The Diocese of Baton Rouge will host a prayer service for Bishop-designate Michael G. Duca on the evening before his installation as the sixth bishop of Baton Rouge Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., at St. George Church, 7808 St. George St., Baton Rouge. The event will also be simulcast online at All are welcomed.

Rosaryville Retreats – Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Road, Ponchatoula will host two upcoming retreats. Becky Eldredge and Stephanie Clouter Davis will present a preached silent Ignatian Retreat Thursday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 26. The retreat will focus on the Ignatian exercises. Writer and playwright Paul Darcy will present a silent retreat Thursday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 9. To register and for costs of these events, visit call 225-294-5039, email or visit

Marriage Help – A Retrouvaille weekend will be held to help couples with troubled marriages Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9. For confidential information and to register, call 225-993-2443, email or visit