Born to Run – Woman’s New Life Center will host its Born to Run Baton Rouge on Saturday, Nov. 10 at North Blvd. Town Square. Runner sign-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. A 1-mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. There will be a post “birth” day party with free food, music and fun for the family. Proceeds will benefit Woman’s New Life Center.

Fran U Benefit – Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will host their annual fundraiser, “Fete des Fideles,” on Saturday, Nov. 10, noon, at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel, 777 L’Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge. Social hour and raffle will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. For more information, visit or call Elaine Crowe at 225-490-1637.

Red Stick Catholic Fest – The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will host Red Stick Catholic Fest, a new high school youth event for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge.  Check-in is from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The event will feature national speakers, including Mike Patin, Mass and eucharistic adoration with Bishop Michael G. Duca, music by Cor13, the battle for the Red Stick and more. Registration and more information are available at

Discalced Carmelites – The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet on Sunday, Nov. 11, 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  225-803-3391 or email

Book Signing and Benefit – Major Reginald R. Brown Sr. will have a book signing on his book, “My Bicycle Journey,” on Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, Fourth and Main streets, Baton Rouge. Major Brown has served on the board of directors and has been a long-time volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and all proceeds will benefit SVDP.

St. Agnes Masses – St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, will celebrate two special Masses. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the church will host a pro-life Mass at 5:30 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 23 there will be a St. Charbel Healing Mass at 6 p.m. For more information, call 225-383-4127.

Gentle Hands Service – St. Aloysius Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge, will hold a Gentle Hands memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Gentle Hands is a ministry of St. Aloysius and supports families that have suffered the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infants loss and other tragedies. For more information, call 337-728-8810 or email

Day of Reflection – Sister Janet Franklin CSJ is presenting a day of reflection, “Seasons of the Spirit, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metaire. The day includes Scriptures, poetry, art, music and silent times for contemplation. Minimum offering is $35. For more information and to register, visit or call Susan Halligan at 1-866-937-9170.

Food Drive – Catholic Arts and Gifts, 6184 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, will hold a food drive, “Let’s Can Hunger,” on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bring a canned item and get a free rosary. There will be giveaways, snacks, sales and fun for the family. All donations benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Drama on First African American Priest – Jim Coleman will portray Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest, in a one-man drama “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge. Admission will be $35 for adults, $10 for youth, $50 for VIP and $80 for families of four or more. For more information, call Deacon Alfred Adams, director of the Office of Black Catholics, at 225-562-3255.

St. Alphonsus Mission – Mike Patin will present a mission, “We Wait in Joyful Hope,” Sunday, Dec. 2 – Tuesday Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at St. Alphonsus Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs. For more information, call 225-261-4650.