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Please join us for one of these Christian education programs, services, and retreats happening throughout the Diocese of Louisiana this Lenten Season. Contact Karen Mackey kmackey@edola.org for additions or corrections to the list.

A blessed Lent to you!

Daily

  • St. Andrew’s, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans
    (March 6th – April 18) Lenten FiresAll are invited to hold vigil each night throughout the 40 days of Lent in front of our church. Join others at sunset around a small fire pit to help shine the light of Christ in our community! S’mores supplies will be on hand.

 

Sunday

  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3245 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey
    (9:05 a.m. beginning March 10) Our “green team” will be leading a Lenten Sunday School each week of Lent about the spirituality of caring for our creation.
  • St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 3412 Haring Rd, Metairie
    (9:15 a.m. beginning March 17) We will  join Bishop Thompson in studying the book Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom Rainer.  The fourteen chapters detail congregations that have experienced a downward spiral and struggled with how to respond.  Bishop Thompson will be writing weekly reflections.  You can sign up to receive them by going to www.edola.org  and looking for the “Bishop’s Lenten Book Study” link. Each Sunday, beginning on March 17, at 9:15 am, we will use the questions at the end of each chapter to jump-start our conversation about what we can learn from the experiences of these other churches.  The book is also available in the Welcome & Resource Center for $15 (and online).
  • St. Paul’s Holy Trinity, 605 Main St, New Roads
    (Sunday at 10:10 a.m.) Book Study in the Parish Hall. ‘Hanging by a Thread,’ The Questions of the Cross, by Samuel Wells.
  • All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 100 Rex Dr., River Ridge
    (Sunday at 9 a.m. beginning March 10) 5-week study on Opening the Prayer Book by Jeffrey Lee
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave, New Orleans
    (Sundays in Lent at 8 p.m.) Trinity Jazz Vespers The 8th Annual Trinity Jazz Vespers: Every Sunday Night during Lent at 8:00 pm sharp with accomplished Jazz Artists. The program lasts 30 minutes and features musical selections and scriptural readings Upcoming Jazz Vespers Schedule:
    Sunday, March 10 – Jazz Ellis Marsalis, piano
    Sunday, March 17 – Calvin Johnson, saxophone
    Sunday, March 24 – Charmaine Neville, vocals & Amasa Miller, piano
    Sunday, March 31 – Albinas Prizgintas Alone with the Blues, vocals/piano
    Sunday, April 7 – Anais St. John, singer
    Sunday, April 14 – Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone

Tuesday

  • St. Paul’s Holy Trinity, 605 E. Main St, New Roads
    (Tuesday at noon starting March 19) Tuesday Soup and Lenten Prayers

Wednesday

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge
    (Starting March 13 at 6 p.m. in Pope Hall) Join us for a book study and soup dinners each Wednesday in Lent, starting March 13. Copies of this year’s selection—”The Furious Longing of God” by Brennan Manning—are available in the Church Library. 6 pm in Pope Hall.
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave, Baton Rouge
    (March 13 – April 10 from 6-7:30 p.m.) Lent Soup Supper Series:  Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God and Renew a Right Spirit.
  • Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington
    (March 13-April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. in the parlor of Holzhalb Hall.) Can We Talk? Practicing Love in Dialogue Facilitated by Liz Bell and Anne Maxwell, this discussion group is designed to increase our skills to dialogue about difficult topics. Considering both content and process, we will look at how to speak from a place of love and hold fast to our sense of faith and our principles of Christianity, while participating in our polarized and broken world. Wednesdays during Lent. Some homework required. All are welcome.
  • St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St, Denham Springs
    (Beginning March 20 at 6 p.m.) Edgar Cage of St. Patrick’s, Zachary, and a key African American leader in the Capital area, will be leading a four-week program called “One Cup, One Body” on Lenten Wednesday evenings beginning March 20, 2019. Our schedule for these four Wednesdays is as follows: 6 p.m.–Holy Eucharist; 6:30 p.m.–Meal; and, 7 p.m. Program.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3245 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey
    (From 10-11 a.m.) Beginning the week after Ash Wednesday, we’ll have a contemplative prayer group meeting each Wednesday during lent from 10 — 11.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3245 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey
    (6:30-8 p.m.) Lenten dinner/program
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 4499 Sharp Rd, Mandeville
    (March 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10 at 6:30 p.m.) Wednesday Night Lenten Soup Suppers. All begins at 6:30 pm with Holy Eucharist in the Parish Life Center, followed by a  light supper of soup, salad, and bread.
  • St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 3412 Haring Rd, Metairie
    (Beginning March 6 at 5:30 p.m.) On Wednesdays in Lent we will be taking a Christ Walk!! Christ Walk is a 40 day spiritual fitness program.  It is designed to improve your health:  body, mind, and spirit. Anyone at any level of fitness can participate! We will be guided by Anna Fitch Courie’s book, Christ Walk, which is available in the Welcome & Resource Center for $15, and on-line, although purchasing the book is not necessary. We will meet on Wednesdays during Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.  There will be a healthy soup dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by a Healing Eucharist at 6:00 pm, and then a short program.
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Rd, Metairie
    (Beginning March 13 at 6 p.m.) Pray, Eat, Learn will study  Girl Meets God by Lauren F. Winner,an Episcopal priest. Format
    6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist
    6:30 p.m. Catered dinner
    7:00 p.m. Class
    7:30 p.m. Adjourn
  • Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans
    (Wednesday at 2 p.m. starting on March 13) The Confounding Mystery of the Trinity—A Lenten Education offering at Christ Church Cathedral The Trinity is at the center of the Christian faith.  It is the declaration that our God is one while at the same time being three—that is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  How can that be?  For nearly 2000 years the church has struggled to articulate how the Trinity works as one and yet three.  In my personal library I have 26 books directly or indirectly addressing the issue of the Trinity—and some of those books are really long.  Over five weekday sessions and one all-day Saturday session (with lunch, and at least a little wine) I will try to lead you through this topic.  I suggest two books, neither of which covers the topic in its entirety.  Since the issue of the Trinity first comes-up in the New Testament scripture In Paul and the Epistles, more than in the Gospels, I am suggesting Wesley Hill, Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations and the Pauline Letters.   This is readily available (used or new) from Amazon.  I also recommend a book with a 21st century view of the Trinity.  That is Richard Rohr, The Divine Dance (even more readily available). The tortured (but interesting) theological battles over the nature and meaning of the Trinity are important for our understanding of our faith—and the divisions within the Christian faith.  I will attempt to make sense of 1700 years of Trinitarian conflict and debate.  The weekday sessions will meet at 2:00 pm on Wednesdays beginning on March 13 and concluding on April 10 in the Martin Room at Christ Church Cathedral.  The Saturday session will meet on May 4 at 10 am in the Martin Room.  All are welcome.
  • Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St, Slidell
    (March 13 –  April 10 at 6 p.m. ) Supper at 6 pm, followed by a Lenten book study based on the book, Are We There Yet?
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St, St. Francisville
    (Starting March 13 at 6 pm) The Lenten Bible Study will begin on Wednesday, March 13th at 6 p.m. following the 5:15 Holy Eucharist. We will be studying Mary Earle’s book: Julian of Norwich: Selections from Revelations of Divine Love.

Thursday

  • St. Alban’s Chapel, Corner of Highland & Dalyrmple on the LSU Campus, Baton Rouge
    (Thursdays at 6:00) Lenten Evening Prayers  During the season of Lent, everyone is invited to meet in the sanctuary for Evening Prayers at 6:00 on Thursday evenings. Fr. Drew and others will lead a short service (30 minutes) following the “Order for the Evening” (BCP 109), a liturgy that may be led by a lay person. These informal worship services will include scripture readings, periods of silent reflection, prayers, and a hymn or two. We will focus our prayer petitions on the needs of the world. All ages are welcome. Please plan to join us for this short break from the activity of the week. Evening Prayers will be held in the sanctuary on the following Thursdays during Lent (6:00): March 14 [followed by Dialogues!], March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St, Thibodaux
    Lenten program on Thursdays during Lent beginning with light supper at 6 pm followed by a brief service.

 

Friday

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge
    (Starting March 8 at 6 p.m.) Stations of the Cross Journey to the cross with this weekly, contemplative service. Starting March 8, each Friday in Lent at 6 pm.
  • St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4600 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans
    (Fridays at 6 p.m.) Stations of the Cross
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Rd, Metairie
    (Fridays at 5:30 p.m.) Stations of the Cross
  • St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 1322 Church St, Zachary
    (Fridays at 6 p.m.) Stations of the Cross

One Time Events

  • Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand Street St. Francisville
    Lenten Quiet Day with Mary C. Earle: Mary C. Earle, a distinguished professor of Spirituality, author, accomplished speaker, and spiritual director, will present a program on the English Anchorite and Mystic Julian of Norwich. Participants will be guided through a discussion and quiet reflection of Julian’s work and her relevance today.
  • Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 100 Rex Dr, River Ridge
    Lent Quiet Day My Jesus Story: Luanne Francis, accomplished parishioner and spiritual leader, will lead an ECW Lenten Quiet Morning at All Saints’-River Ridge on March 9th from 9am-noon, concluding with Closing Prayers at 11:45 am. The Quiet Morning is entitled, “My Jesus Story.” With thoughts from Lenten Scripture and Symbols and The Book of Common Prayer, participants will reflect on how Jesus’ story impacts our own individual story. The ECW welcomes everyone, both women and men, to begin Lent with quiet contemplation.
  • Sunday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge
    Lenten Evensong: A service of hymns, scripture, and prayer, featuring a performance of “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré. Free and open to all.
  • Sunday, March 10 at 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St, Covington
    Lent Evensong: An English cathedral experience can be had at a Lent Evensong at Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, on March 10, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Often, travelers to England report that Evensong in an English cathedral is one of the highlights of the trip. The March 10 service will be the traditional Anglican liturgy of Evening Prayer (also known as Vespers). However, the distinctly Anglican “Evensong” is the Evening Prayer service with most of the prayers being sung. A large body of music has been composed by many of the great English composers specifically for this liturgy. The March 10 Evensong, led by the Christ Church Choir, with the newly renovated pipe organ, will include Gregorian and Anglican chant, as well as English cathedral choral settings of the Magnificat (Song of Mary) and Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon) by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Christ Church Covington is located at 120 S. New Hampshire St., next to Bogue Falaya Park. For more information, call the church office at 892-3177 of check Christ Church’s website christchurchcovington.com
  • Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Holy Trinity, 605 E. Main St, New Roads
    Meditative Prayer with Taize for Celebration of Lent, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St, Denham Springs
    St. Francis Episcopal Church invites you to experience Taize – prayer services that follow a rhythm of music, scripture reading, prayer, and silence, to encourage meditative worship, and peaceful, reflective prayer. Join us, Thursday, March 21st, at 7pm, at 726 Maple St. Denham Springs, to learn about Penitence. Bring a friend, and share this special service with all. Another in St. Francis Episcopal Church’s Open Doors, Open Hearts worship service series, where all are welcome, all are loved and accepted. Visit stfrands.org for more information.
  • Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N Fourth St, Baton Rouge
    Lenten Quiet Retreat: The Rev. Janet Vincent has served parishes in New York and Washington,DC over her 35 years of priesthood. While serving as rector of Grace Church in White Plains, New York, she volunteered as a chaplain at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. Janet will use excerpts from a journal she kept of her time at Ground Zero as she explores questions of doubt, faith, hope and companionship. Register online for this free event: stjamesbr.org/2019LentenQuietRetreat

 

 

 

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