Latin Festival –The Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will sponsor a Latin Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., at St. Pius X Church, 6380 Hopper Road, Baton Rouge.  Admission is free. There will be food, music and games. Admission is free.

Harvest Festival – St. Elizabeth Church, 119 Hwy 403, Paincourtville, will host its Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, games, handmade items for sale and a silent auction and live auction, which begins at 1 p.m. Louisiana “chefs on the bayou” will gather to share their secret family recipes for lunch. For more information, call the St. Elizabeth Church office at 225-473-8569.

Healing Mass – A St. Charbel Healing Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., at St. Agnes Sunday, on Sept. 23, 6 p.m., at St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd., Baton Rouge. For more information, call the St. Agnes Church office at 225-383-4127.

St. John Homecoming – On Sunday, Sept. 23, St. John Interparochial School in Plaquemine will culminate its homecoming week of activities celebrating its 165th anniversary with a Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 57805 Main St., Plaquemine. For more information, call the St. John Church office at 225-266-9479.

Women’s Vision Retreat – Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, will host a Women’s Vision retreat Friday, Oct. 5 – Saturday, Oct. 6. The retreat will focus on designing the future of your dreams; discovering what is holding you back from happiness; and learning how to take empowered action for your best life. For cost information and to register, visit or email

Life Fest – Life Fest, sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family and Respect Life Program of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – noon, at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kathy Allen, director of Black Advocates for Life, and Rob Tasman, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops. Register at For more information, call Danielle Van Haute at 225-242-0323 or email

Women of the Well – Dina Dow, director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, will speak at the meeting of Women at the Well, a ministry for Catholic women, at St. George Church, 7808 St. George Dr., Baton Rouge, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7–8:30 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. social. The event is free. To register, visit

Bioethics Lecture Series – Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will host a bioethics lecture series. The first lecture, “Defending Adam After Darwin: The Origin of Sapiens as a Natural Kind,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., at the FranU Biological Learning and Research Building. 5222 Britanny Dr., Suite B, Baton Rouge. A reception will follow. The second series, “Human Genome Editing with CRISPR: Ethical Considerations from a Catholic Perspective” will take place Friday, Oct. 5, 9:15 a.m., at the FranU administration building multipurpose room, 5414 Brittany Dr., Baton Rouge. A light breakfast will be served. For more information, call 225-768-1708.

40 Days for Life – Baton Rouge’s 40 Days for Life, a time of prayer, fasting and community outreach to help end abortion, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 4. Participants will pray peacefully outside of Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge abortion facility, 756 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge. For information, visit or call Danielle Van Haute at 225-242-0164.

Day of Reflection – Sister Rochelle Perrier MSC will present a day of reflection, “Joy and Peace: Companions on the Spiritual Journey,” at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Cost of the day is $35. Lunch and Mass are included. For more information and  to register, visit, email or call Susan Halligan at 1-866-937-9170.

Immaculate Conception Fall Festival – Immaculate Conception Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs, will host its Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be food, live entertainment, games, booths and raffles. For more information, call 225-665-5359.