New Orleans Retreats – The Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie, will host the following retreats: “Becoming a Disciple of Christ”, by Father Glenn LeCompte, of the Diocese of Houman-Thibodaux, Friday, Jan. 10 – Sunday, Jan. 12; “Finding God in the Now,” by Father Jim Sichko of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, Friday, Jan. 17 – Sunday, Jan. 19. For cost information and to register, visit or call 504-887-1420.

Cross Wise Meeting – Anne Harmon Brett will speak at a Cross Wise Ministry meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m., at St. Patrick Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, Baton Rouge. For more information, call Pam Folse at 225-753-5750.

Men’s Road to Emmaus Retreat – Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, will host a Men’s Road to Emmaus Retreat Friday, Jan. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 26. For more information and to register, visit or call 225-294-5039.

Louisiana Life March – Louisiana Life March will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – noon. The route will begin at the grassy area outside the Louisiana State Capitol, and proceed down Fourth Street to Galvez Plaza, where a program will take place. For more information, visit Prior to the march, Bishop Michael G. Duca will celebrate a Respect Life Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Fourth and Main streets, Baton Rouge. For more information about the Mass, call Danielle Van Haute at 225-242-0164 or email

Secular Franciscan Meeting – The monthly meeting of the Secular Franciscan Order will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi at Maryville Convent, 4200 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, beginning at 1 p.m. with the recitation of the Franciscan Crown. For further information, email Ruth Powers OFS at or call 601-807-4153.

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

Divorced/Separated Program – Registration is being taken for Journey of Hope, a program addressing the concerns of divorced/separated Catholics, that will meet Sundays, beginning Feb. 9, 2:30 – 5 p.m., at St. Aloysius Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge. Fee is $40, due with registration and scholarships are available. For more information email or  call Angela Falgoust at 225-343-6657.