BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, “Knowing Myself in Christ,” October 8-10, begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner on Sunday evening and goes through Tuesday. Using the backdrop of the story of the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at the well, the retreat will explore the thirst of all of us “to be known without feeling judged.” Presenter: Father. Henry Shelton, pastor of St. Francis Church, Brookhaven. Donation: $200. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email@example.com.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center, Experience the Little Ways of St. Therese, French Discalced Carmelite nun, who is widely venerated in modern times. Presenter: Dr. Nancy Ehret. Saturday September 30, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Each participant is asked to bring a brown bag lunch and share a meal to celebrate Sister’s life. Details: Magdalene Abraham, (662) 299-1232.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
GLUCKSTADT The 31th annual St. Joseph Parish GermanFest, Sunday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Advance meal tickets are $6 and are available from parishioners. Meals the day of the festival will be $7. Admission and parking are free. The family-oriented festival is best known for its delicious German food and authentic German folk music provided this year by the band, Polkameisters from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Homemade German delicacies such as bratwurst slathered in sauerkraut, and authentic German desserts, pies, and other home-made favorites will be served. Details: Pam Minninger, 601-856-2054 or www.stjosephgluckstadt.com.
GRENADA St. Peter Church, Adult Faith Formation Retreat, October 13 – 14, Presenters: Anne, the lay apostle, and Father Darragh Connolly, Registration is $40. Details: Annette Tipton (985) 518-5674 All adults are invited.
JACKSON Holy Family Parish Anniversary, September 29-30 and October 1, celebrating 60 years of worship, praise and joyful events. Banquet on Friday night at 7:00 p.m., a family outing on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday Mass with Bishop Joseph Kopacz at 10 a.m. All former parishioners, former priests and sister churches are invited to join. Details: contact Father Xavier at 601-362-1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
– St. Peter Cathedral, Save the Date, Fall Gala, Saturday, November 11. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
– St. Richard Special Kids Golf Tournament, Thursday, October 5, Deerfield Golf Club, Canton. Sponsorships, golfer, and donation opportunities are available. Raffle tickets for a Mother’s Day Weekend in Florida are being sold as part of this event. Tickets are available at St. Richard Church and School offices for $5, or five tickets for $20. Details: Shannon Garner at (601) 366-2335, email@example.com or visit www.saintrichard.com.
– St. Richard Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercy Room. Parishioner Cathy Reynolds, who has lost several loved ones, including her husband, will speak on “The Fear Part of Grief.” Details: Suzie Cranston 601-982-5464, Linda Lalor 601-853-8840, or Nancy McGhee 601-942-2078, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– St. Therese, Feast Day and Heritage Celebration, Sunday, October 1, at Camp Garaywa in Clinton. Committees are needed to help plan/set up for the pot luck, plan the liturgy and music, as well and plan activities for all ages. Details: church office (601) 372-4481.
MERIDIAN St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Family Fun Night sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. after Mass in the Family Life Center. Food, fellowship, music and more. Details: parish office (601) 693-1321.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, St. Mary and the Saints Course, Saturday, September 23 and continuing each third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. – noon Details: (662) 746-1680.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Cookout at Joe and Linda Moaks’ farm for Young Catholic Group, Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Details: Amy Valentine at (601) 833-1799.
CLEVELAND Delta State University, “Adopt” a DSU student, Catholics come to DSU from other states and countries and sometimes needs a ride to Mass, a home-cooked meal or information about a car repair. Details: Hunter Pugh, campus minister at (662) 902-1669.
MADISON St. Joseph School, save the day, annual Open House, Sunday, November 5, a student-inspired, performance-filled showcase with incredible art, academics, theater, music and athletics. Details: (601) 898-4800.
MERIDIAN St. Joseph and St. Patrick, First Friday Night 5th Quarter for all nine – 12th graders, Friday, September 22, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center for food, fun and fellowship. Details: parish office (601) 693-1321.