MERIDIAN – St. Patrick Middle School students served lunch to those in need at LOVE’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 15, as part of the school’s Thanksgiving service project. LOVE’s Kitchen is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose purpose is to feed the hungry in Meridian and Lauderdale County. From left to right: LOVE’s Kitchen head cook Belinda McElroy, Jean Mayo, middle school teacher Crissy Bonner, James Wassell and John Wassell prepare to serve lunch at LOVE’s kitchen.
(Photo by Mary Yarger)
NATCHEZ – Cathedral School first grade classes were the first to begin Thanksgiving celebrations at the school. At left, Joan David leads her class of Pilgrims and Native Americans in a prayer. The students created their own decorations and hats for the occasion. (Photo by Cara Moody Serio)
JACKSON – Members of the Pearl St. Jude Young Apostles prepared and served the homeless at Smith Park in Jackson on Sunday, November 19, for their November service project. The youth members prepared chicken spaghetti for the organization “Why Not Now” which feeds the homeless community in Jackson every Sunday rain or shine. (Photo by Elizabeth Walter)
SOUTHAVEN – Third and fourth-graders at Sacred Heart School staged ARF, a musical about Doggie Town on Saturday, Nov. 18. The canine companions all teamed up to help ‘Rover’ discover his special talent. (Photo by Sister Margaret Sue Broker)
By Maureen Smith
JACKSON – Greenville St. Joseph’s football team won its first MAIS state championship on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Jackson. The Fighting Irish beat Tri-County Academy 44-14. The team dominated all of their playoff opponents.
The honors don’t stop there. Three our seniors. Brice Johnson (QB), Jonathan Jordan (WR) and JoQuez Sanders (LB) were selected for the 2017 MAIS All Star Game. The boys reported to Jackson on Tuesday, Nov 28, to be honored at an awards banquet Thursday, Nov 30 and participate in the MAIS All-Star Game Friday, Dec 1 at Jackson Preperatory School.
Congratulations to the Greenville community on the big win.
A pair of St. Richard School students were honored in a statewide art competition the second week of November. The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) partnered with the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Governor Phil Bryant’s office and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) to sponsor the competition marking the 200th birthday of the state. K-12 students submitted entries in the areas of visual arts, music and poetry.
The St. Richard students were honored at the Bicentennial Celebration: Peggy Steckler, fifth grader, won first place in the K-6 poetry category, and Steele Davis, fourth grader, won first place in the K-5 Visual Arts category. “I am so proud of all of our winners”, said Jana Perry, Director of Education and Programs. “St. Richard Catholic School does a wonderful job with their students.” Jennifer David, St. Richard’s Principal, was pleased when she received the news: “We are always so proud of our students, and this is no exception. These awards are a reflection of the skills our children learn when working with the incredible staff on the St. Richard family.”
MADISON – At left, students demonstrate their paint-flinging contraptions for a pair of engineers from Entergy. The engineers made suggestions to help improve the designs. At right, students took their devices outside to ‘paint’ canvases and record data. (Photos by Vicki Moorehead)
The Office of Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) will be February 2-4, 2018, at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The theme for the weekend is “Ablaze.” All ninth through 12th grade youth in the diocese are invited to attend. Parish youth ministry leaders already have registration details. All participants must register through their parishes. Early-bird registration is due by mid-December.
This year’s DCYC will consist of keynote presentations and music by PJ Anderson, Catholic artist. The weekend will also inclusde faith-building games, activities, small group discussions, breakout sessions, Reconciliation, adoration and a closing Mass on Sunday.