Summer MAT Courses – Registration is now being accepted for summer Ministry and Theology Courses, offered by the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Basic and intermediate certification levels are available. Register at learn.

Discalced Carmelites – The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites will meet Sunday, June 9, 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 225-803-3391 or email

Pentecost Mass – Father Anthony Odiong, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Luling, will celebrate a Pentecost Mass with healing service Sunday, June 9 at St. Joseph Church, 15710 Hwy. 16, French Settlement. Praise and Worship will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the Mass will begin at 2 p.m. Father Odiong will pray for the sick after Mass. For information, call 225-698-3110.

St. Agnes Masses – St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, will host the following Masses: A pro-life Mass Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 p.m., and a St. Charbel Healing Mass Sunday, June 23, 6 p.m. For more information, call 225-383-4127.

Engaged Couples Retreat – Engaged couples are invited to a retreat, “Called to Love”  Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16 at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge. To register and for more information, visit

Willwoods Retreat – Willwoods Community will sponsor a married couples retreat Friday, June 21 – Sunday, 23 at the St. Joseph Christian Life Center in St. Benedict. For more information and to register, visit or call 504-830-3700.

Marriage Encounter Weekend – Married couples looking for growth and enrichment in their relationship are invited to a Marriage Encounter Weekend Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, at the Robert E. Tracy Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge. Register at or call Matt and Gail Quinn at 813-548-1655.

New Orleans Retreat – Father Simeon Gallager OFMCap will present a preached silent retreat, “Holiness is Next Door,” Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. Call 504-267-9604 for more information and to register.

Meeting on Racism – The Office of Black Catholics of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will host a “Listening Session on the Pastoral Letter Against Racism” at the Catholic Life Center, led by Bishop Michael G. Duca and Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. – noon, at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge. For more information, call the Office of Black Catholics at 225-562-3255.

Centering Prayer Workshop – Vivien and Ed Michaels will present a free centering prayer workshop on Saturday, June 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m., at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula. For more information, call 225-294-5039.

Byzantine Icon Workshop – Registration is being accepted for a Byzantine icon workshop on St. Michael the Archangel at the Ione E. Burden that will be held Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. at the Ione E. Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge. For more information about cost, call 225-284-7440 or 225-927-8646.

WINE Conference – Registration is begin taken for the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s first Women in the New Evangelization (WINE) Conference Saturday, July 27 at Holy Rosary Church, 44450 Hwy. 429, St. Amant. For more information, visit and to register visit

Adoration Chapel Anniversary  St. Philomena Church, 108 Brulé Road Labadieville, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its adoration chapel on Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. The celebration will begin with Mass at
6 p.m. For more information, call 985-526-4247.