St. Agnes Catholic Church, 749 East Blvd., Baton Rouge, will host Adoremus! The Eucharist: source and summit of our Christian life Lenten reflection at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Dr. Geoffrey Bain, independent researcher in philosophy, literature and history, will present the reflection.
Confessions are at 5:00 p.m., Mass at 5:30 p.m., the Rosary of Divine Mercy at 6:00 p.m., immediately followed by Lenten reflection.
Visit www.stagnesbr.org for more information.
Renowned organist Jacob Benda will perform on the 50-row Reuter three-manual pipe organ in St. Joseph’s Cathedral “Providence” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Benda, a native and resident of St. Cloud, Minnesota, whose Baton Rouge appearance has been postponed twice in the past two years — first due to the initial COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, then A Hand Wound – will perform a program of classical, sacred and improvised organ works by composers Charles Tournemire, Maurice Durufle, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc, Charles Marie Widor and Cesar Franck.
Highlights of the program will include the premiere in the Southeastern United States of “The Phoenix” by David Bednall, accompanied on violin by the famous Borislava Iltcheva.
Benda has been a solo recitalist and lecturer at universities, festivals, and cathedrals across the United States, including Yale University, Wesleyan University, Universities of Arizona, Iowa, and Northern Texas, East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, Glendale Methodist Church in Los Angeles, Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans, St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi, St. Mary’s Basilica in Minneapolis, Congregational Church from Plymouth to Seattle, etc.
Upcoming engagements include a solo concert at the 2022 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, a performance of organ concertos by Poulenc and Rheinberger with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the world premiere of James Callahan’s Organ Concerto No. of St. Thomas, and two solo concerts in Germany at Magdeburg Cathedral and at St. Peter and Paul in Niedernodeleben.
He is the chapel music director and organist at the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as an adjunct professor of organ in the music department. In 2015, he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts from LSU under the mentorship of concert organist Herndon Spillman, a protege of Maurice Duruflé.
The program is free and open to the public.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral is also working to revitalize its secular ministries with a Ministry Stewardship Fair on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20.
Fr. J. Cary Bani, rector/pastor of the cathedral, sees this effort as “a timely and timely way to invite and encourage our parishioners and friends, especially those who have begun to worship with us, to consider a greater involvement or renewed commitment to the parish. life and ministry.
Many lay ministries in the Cathedral Parish have dwindled in number over the past two years due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, with most COVID-19 restrictions lifted, optional masking in church buildings, and increased attendance at weekend liturgies, the Cathedral Parish Development Group is leading the charge to strengthen its worship, community life, social responsibility and administrative ministries with new and returning volunteers.
Interested volunteers can apply for places in the areas of worship, social responsibility, community life and administrative support.
During the registration weekend, refreshments and drinks will be served in the parish hall after each of the masses at 4 p.m. on Saturday and at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The cathedral is located at 401 Main Street. For more information, contact the Cathedral Parish Office, (225) 387-5928 or [email protected]
Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church Young Adult Ministry believes that “it takes a whole village to raise a child,” so it hosts a community shower for children from birth to 8 years old.
The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, in the church parking lot, 4555 Fairfields Ave.
The donation list includes diapers/wipes; girls’ clothing sizes from 0 to large for youth; boys’ clothing sizes from 0 to large for youth; new and lightly used children’s, boys’ and girls’ shoes; hygiene products (deodorant, lotions, soap, etc.); hair products (combs, brushes, knots, gels, etc.); and underwear and body shirts for boys and girls, sizes 2-10.
Donations are accepted until Friday, March 18 and can be dropped off at the church from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Donors can also make a monetary donation through Cash App $Berean4555 and tag the donation “Community Shower”.
Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church is seeking a leader to join its staff and congregation.
“This is a unique opportunity to lead a very healthy church into a new season of vibrant ministry and influence for Jesus,” a press release read.
Interested applicants may send an application letter and resume to Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802, hand-deliver to the church, or email [email protected] ed.
Unity Baton Rouge invites the public to join a march at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, in front of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, 538 South Blvd.
The group will walk to the new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail.
For more information, call (225) 755-3043.
Nathaniel Baptist Church, 5032 Highway 33 South, Centerville, Mississippi, invites all deacons for fellowship and training at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Guest speakers will be Dr. Henry Goings (“Deacons as Model Servants”) and Reverend Robert McCallum (“Deacons & Pastors’ Relationship”).
Dinner will be served.