DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING: Preregistration is required for disaster relief training to be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31, at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave. To register, visit joinnoba.com/event/dr.
ROCK ’N’ BOWL FOR THE SISTERS: The annual “Rock ‘n’ Bowlarama” to benefit the Society of St. Teresa of Jesus will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Donations are $25 per ticket in advance and $30 at the door for ages 21 and older. For information, call Bob Roth at (504) 834-3668 or Lynda Santopadre at (504) 915-0000.
NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH WOMEN’S DAY: New Salem Baptist Church will observe its 36th annual Women’s Day during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on June 8 at 1530 Alvar St., New Orleans.
The theme will be “Christian Women Committed to the High Call of Caring and Sharing Through Missions: Matthews 28:16-20.” The guest speaker is Caldonia Ceasar of St. James. The Rev. Warren Jones Jr. is pastor, and Nicole Bell and Valencia West are co-chairwomen for the event.
NINTH GENERAL SYNOD BEGINS: General meetings will be held throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans this summer as part of the Ninth General Synod for the archdiocese. This is an opportunity for participation in shaping the future of the archdiocese. General information can be found at http://synod.arch-no.org">synod.arch-no.org.
Upcoming June synod sessions in New Orleans area include a meeting conducted in Spanish at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Blessed Seelos Parish, 3037 Dauphine St.
Also, synod meetings will be held at 7 p.m. June 16, at St. Rita Parish, 2729 Lowerline St.; at 7 p.m. June 18 at Holy Spirit Parish, 6201 Stratford Place; at 7 p.m. June 19 at St. Mary of the Angels Parish, 3501 N. Miro St.
In LaPlace, there will be a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 529 W. Fifth St.
In Chalmette, there will be a meeting at 7 p.m. June 23 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish, 2320 Paris Road.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry and its distance-learning extension program, LIMEX, are together receiving the highest award from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. The Catechetical Award recognizes the Loyola Institute for Ministry’s outstanding contribution to religious education and the success its graduates have had in becoming leaders in the church’s catechetical ministry locally and around the globe.
“The No. 1 reason the Loyola Institute for Ministry is receiving this award is the number of people it has served who were able to get a good professional education and then moved into diocesan leadership to continue the good work,” said Leland Nagel, executive director of National Conference for Catechetical Leadership.
The Loyola Institute for Ministry, directed by Tom Ryan, also offers numerous free opportunities to the public, cosponsoring the Spirituality in the City Series, which brings in local leaders to initiate conversations about their spiritual traditions, as well as webinars and Taizé community prayer services.