TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE ORDINATION: Archbishop Gregory Aymond will ordain Paul Clark, Mark Odoi and Christopher Zavackis to the transitional diaconate at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24. This is a final step in the priestly formation of the men. All are welcome to join and celebrate the ordination.

Clark’s first assignment as a deacon intern is at St. Clement of Rome Parish in Metairie. Odoi’s first assignment is at Our Lady of Divine Providence in Metairie. Zavackis’ first assignment is at St. Pius X in New Orleans.

SYNOD CONSULTATION SESSION: St. Margaret Mary in Slidell will host the first in a series of synod consultation sessions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, as part of the Ninth General Synod of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will be present. For more information about the synod, visit

WOMEN’S RETREAT: The Rev. Simeon Gallagher will present a women’s retreat titled “St. Francis of Assisi: Themes and Insights for Daily Living” from May 30 through June 1 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary Ave., Metairie. For information or to register, go to

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: United Fellowship Full Gospel Baptist Church will hold a vacation Bible school for youths ages 5-17 in June. Registration will be held May 25 and June 1.

The vacation Bible school theme will be “International Spy Academy,” with students in pursuit of the truth, as agents of God.

Vacation Bible school will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9-13 at 2401 Annette St., New Orleans; and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 16-20 at 2100 Ames Blvd., Marrero.

Registration will take place after the 8:30 a.m. worship service May 25 and June 1 at 2011 Ames Blvd., Marrero; and after the 10:30 a.m. worship service May 25 and June 1 at 2401 Annette St., New Orleans.