Blood Drive – A blood drive sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #3298 will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the parish hall of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 2250 Main St., Baton Rouge.  Register at and enter sponsor code “sacred heart cc.” For more information, call David Hotard at 225-315-2579.

Secular Franciscan Meeting – The monthly meeting of the Secular Franciscan Order will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, 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.

New Orleans Retreats – Father Dan Dorsey, of the Glenmary Home Missionaries, will present a retreat, “Living a Life of Faith,” Friday, Feb. 28 – Sunday, March 1, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat
Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. For further information, including cost, and to register, visit or call Susan Halligan at 504-257-9604.

Women in Spirit – Janet Simmons, president and CEO of Hope Ministries, will speak at the meeting of Women in Spirit, Thursday, Feb. 20, noon – 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Cathedral, Fourth and Main streets, Baton Rouge. A complementary lunch will be provided. RSVP by emailing or calling the cathedral office at 225-387-5928.

Taize Service – Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, will host a candlelight Taize prayer service Monday, March 2, 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call 225-294-5039.

Marriage Help – A Retrouvaille weekend for couples with a troubled marriage will be held in Baton Rouge Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8. For information or to register, call 985-232-5963, email retrouvibr
or visit

Count Your Blessings – The St. Vincent de Paul Society will host the 25th  annual Count Your Blessings Supper Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge. Chef John Folse will cook a Lenten dinner. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by visiting

Marriage Program – Dr. Allen Hunt of Dynamic Catholic, will present a program, “Passion and Purpose for Marriage,” Sunday, March 8, 1– 5 p.m. at St. George Church, 7808 St. George Dr., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by visiting

Day of Prayer – The Marian Servants of the Eucharist are sponsoring a day of prayer, “Be Healed 2022,” Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at St. George Church, 7808 St. George Dr., Baton Rouge. Mass will be celebrated by pastor Paul Yi.  Presentations and prayer will be led by Diane Hemsoth and Mary Rousseau, leaders of the Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament School of Healing Prayer, St. Augustine, Florida.  A non-refundable advance donation of $35 per person includes lunch.  Register at or by sending a check made out to “Mary Mother of the Eucharist Community” mailed to 7111 Village Maison Court, Unit 2, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809.