Calendar of events

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

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 dwellpl@gmail.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 xavieramirtham@gmail.com .
– 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, garner@saintrichard.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 ncmcghee@bellsouth.net.
– 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.

YOUTH EVENTS

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.

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, “Knowing Myself in Christ”, October 8-10, begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner on Sunday 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 dwellpl@gmail.com.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth will host a regional “Faith in Action” workshop on Saturday, September 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in McKenna Hall. Organized by the Office of Social Justice of Catholic Charities. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, repeat series on “Discovering Christ,” Saturday, September 26, 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall for seven sessions. Gather to share dinner, listen to dynamic teaching and explore answers to some of the most important question worth asking about God and finding ultimate purpose in life. Details:church office (662) 335-5251.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center will begin another “Grace for the Journey” support group: Renewal for Caregivers. This is a Scripture-based program for those serving as caregivers, as well as those who have been caregivers in the past. The meetings will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Center beginning Thursday, September 14. There is no cost. Details: Magdalene Abraham, (662) 299-1232.

 

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS

FLOWOOD The next offering of Discovering Christ begins September 12 at St. Paul Parish. This year, the program is open to anyone who wants to attend, not just parish members. The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning September 12th with the first two weeks being a chance to tour the church and meet the team. Then, the next seven Tuesdays will be dedicated to the Discovering Christ Series which includes a meal, prayer and song, a video teaching, and small group discussion. One of the highlights is a Retreat Day on Saturday, October 28th. Details: www.saintpaulcatholicchurch.com or call the church office 601-992-9547.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Save-The-Date: The 31th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church 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. Details: Pam Minninger, 601-856-2054 or www.stjosephgluckstadt.com.
JACKSON Christ the King, Senior Swingers are planning a bus tour on October 10-11. Will include many important civil rights points of interest. Details: Sarah Griffin, (601) 613-8017 or Genevieve Feyen, (601) 373-4463.
– Memorial Service for unborn victims of abortion, Saturday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Mississippi Street and North President Street. The main speaker is Pastor Ryan Sullivan of Grace Community Church. It is part of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children and the public is invited. Details: Laura Duran, 601-956-8636, plm@prolifemississippi.org.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Annual Parish Celebration, Saturday, September 16, “Our Parish at Prayer: Living the Paschal Mystery” presented by Msgr. Liam Bergin, parish family cookout at the O’Connor Family Life Center following the 5 p.m. Mass. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Annual Crafts, Flea Market, garage sale, in the gym, Saturday, October 7, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A small donation is encouraged to reserve your space for that day. Profit from your items is yours to keep. This is a fundraiser for the Religious Education Program. Details: call Diane Melton (662) 746-1680 if you have items you wish to donate.

YOUTH EVENTS

GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, 103rd Annual Parish Fair, Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. food, fun, fellowship! Drive through 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.; Take out 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Dine in 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Homemade spaghetti, meatballs, burgers, homemade candy and pastries, booths and silent auction in the gym. Details: Details: Missy Blackstock, (662) 378-9711.
GRENADA St. Peter, Save The Dates, October 21-22, Middle school (7th-8th grades) Diocesan Fall Retreat at Lake Forest Ranch, Macon, led by NET ministries. Details: Annette Tipton (662) 226-2490.
MADISON St. Joseph School, annual Open House, Sunday, November 5, a student-inspired, performance-filled showcase with incredible art, academics, theater, music and athletics. Details: (601) 898-4800.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Multi-Parish Youth Celebration, Sunday, September 17, led by three dynamic members of the Dumb Ox Ministries Team, Concerts for Hope, an afternoon of music and witness with award-winning musician and composer Eric Genius. Details: Details: (601) 445-5616.
VICKSBURG St. Aloysius alumni football “Legends of the Fall” banquet, Saturday, Sept. 23, 5:00 -8:30 p.m. in Farrell Hall. Keynote speaker Andy Bourgeois, St. Al’s Head Coach, ’61-64, also feature speakers Eddie Ray ’65, Delvan Irwin ’85, author of St. Aloysius HS Football History, 1928 – 1986; Michael Fields, St. Al’s Head Coach 2017. All proceeds benefit the St. Al Football Program. Details: Kevin Mahoney at (601) 529-7244. Go to www.flasheslegends.eventbrite.com to register. There is limited space.

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT
BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, Associate Weekend, August 18-20. It will be a time to share our common vision and ministry, support one another in prayer, renew our commitments for another year, welcome new friends & plan for the future. Begins with supper at 6:30. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email dwellpl@gmail.com.
CULLMAN, Ala. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Introduction to Centering Prayer, September 1-3. This workshop/retreat is designed for those new to centering prayer and silence is required. Details: (256) 734-8302, retreats@shmon.org or www.shmon.org.
TUPELO St. James, Catholic Book Club, meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the library. The next meeting is September 13. The selection will be “The Complete Father Brown Mysteries” by G.K. Chesterton. Details: church office (662) 842-4881.
VICKSBURG St. Michael “You Can Understand the Bible,” Sundays at 9:45 a.m. The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study that can help you make sense of the Bible. Facilitators: Karla and David McHan. Details: contact Karla at mchanfam@bellsouth.net or the church office, (601) 636-3445.
GRENADA St. Peter, Save the Date, Saturday, October 7, Adult Retreat. More details will be forthcoming. Details: church office (662) 226-2490.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, July Fellowship Luncheon at A La Carte on Court Street, Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. Details: Ellen Duplantis, (662) 402-9722.
JACKSON St. Richard, Diocesan Church History Course: Level II, 9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in August: 15, 22 and 29. Facilitator: Mary Louise Jones. The class will use The Catholic Church through the Ages by John Vidmar, OP. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Discovering Christ 2017, begins Thursday, September 7, and lasts for seven weeks. An opportunity to deepen your faith and grow closer to your fellow parishioners. Free and includes a meal and live music. Complimentary child care is provided. Space is limited so register early. Details: (601) 856-5556, christlife@stfrancismadison.org or www.stfrancismadisonchristlife.org/register.html.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner to benefit, family life center, Sunday August 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eat in or take out. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
– Natchez Convention Center, Mae and Friends’ 10th Annual Lemonade Stand, Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Selling lemonade, cookies, pottery and t-shirts. All proceeds benefit the Natchez-Adams County Society of Mississippi Spray and Neuter “Natchez Fund”. Details: Basilica church office (601) 445-5616.
ROBINSONVILLE Save the Date, Tunica National Golf and Tennis, 1 Champions Lane, 11th Annual Coahoma Community College Morgan Freeman Scholarship Gold Tournament, Friday, October 27, Details: LaShasa Griffin, (662) 621-4146, lsgriffin@coahomacc.edu or http://www.ccc.cc.ms.us/golftournament/index.
TUPELO St. James, Benefit Concert for the Eschete Family, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Saturday, August 26, in Shelton Hall, 7-9 p.m. Social hour from 6-7 p.m. which will include hors d’ouevres and beverages. Eight or more classically trained musicians and vocalists will perform. Tickets are $20 for ages 12+; children under 12 are $5. Childcare available. All proceeds will go to the Eschete Family. Details: Keith Merritt at (662) 322-1427 kmerritt@hotmail.com or David Friloux at (662) 213-3742 david.friloux@yahoo.com.

YOUTH EVENTS
MADISON St. Anthony School, Bruin Burn 5K race, benefitting St. Joseph School Booster Club. The course winds through Madison, ending at Saint Anthony Catholic School. Details: Christy Campbell christy@msracetiming.com, (601) 209-4619, http://www.stjoebruins.com/apps/news/article/724408
St. Anthony School, 3rd – 6th graders interested in playing football. Details: Sean Meredith or Scott Glorioso at athletics@stanthonyeagles.org.
TUPELO St. James, Homework, July 26-29. Open to youth going into grades 6-12. They will have games, service projects, guest speakers, and more. There is no cost. Details: Dori Stearns, (662) 842-4881 or st-james-cyo@comcast.net.

JUBILEES
DUBUQUE, Iowa. Two Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) who served in the Diocese of Jackson will celebrate diamond jubilees in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 10, with a liturgy of thanksgiving. They entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1947. They professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.

Sister Mary Paul Francis Bailey

Sister Mary Paul Francis Bailey, BVM (Luellen) was born in Springfield, Ill. Sister taught at Immaculate Conception ES/HS in Clarksdale, Miss. Sister is retired and lives at Mount Carmel, Dubuque.

 

 

 

 

Sister Granville Jeanne

Sister Jean Granville, BVM (Suzette) was born in St. Louis. She was principal at Holy Ghost School in Jackson. Sister is retired and lives at Mount Carmel, Dubuque.
To send a congratulatory message to either sister on her jubilee or to donate to the BVM congregation on behalf of these sisters, please go to www.bvmcong.org/whatsnew_jubs.cfm.

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, “The Art of Discernment in Marriage,” Married couples’ retreat April 21-23. Experience the peace and beauty of the pine woods in a weekend of learning to know God, self and each other better. Retreat leaders: Robin and Easton Hebert from Lafayette, Louisiana. Details: Sister Helen Roper (601) 341-9447 (cell) or email hroper@ssndcp.org.
COLUMBUS Annunciation, the “All Catholic Things” scripture study invites all women of the parish to a presentation on the Passion of Christ as depicted in art though the ages by Angie Bourgeois, head of the art department at Mississippi State University. It will be a covered-dish brunch, Tuesday April 4 at 10 a.m. in the Activities Center. Details: (662) 328-2927.
HOUSTON, Texas, The National Catholic Bible Conference, May 5-6 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. “Discipleship: Taking the Word to Heart.” Discover what it means to be a faithful disciple, learn how to follow Christ in your everyday life and experience the blessings that God has in store for those who love him. Details: www.catholicbibleconference.com or call 901.853.7468
STANTON, Tenn. Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, June 16-18. Are you suffering with emotional and spiritual pain after an abortion? Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ. Includes talks with others who have had abortions and who understand exactly how you feel, as well as spiritual exercises to help you on your journey of healing. Participation is strictly confidential. Details: contact Cathy at (901) 463-3595 or rvmphs@gmail.com

PARISH, SCHOOL, FAMILY EVENTS
COLUMBUS Annunciation, Lenten Scripture study, Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Activities Center conference room. Based on weekly scripture readings. Details: Joe Haftek (662) 549-5151 or jotek52jh@gmail.com.
JACKSON “The Sisters of St. Dominic’s Hospital: Bringing the Grace and Mercy of God’s Unconditional Love to Jackson, Miss.,” The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, annual women’s retreat, Saturday, April 22, time TBA. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. The registration fee is $15. Details or to register, contact Anne Martin at (601) 421-8122 or anne.martin1222@yahoo.com.
JACKSON Holy Ghost, St. Joseph’s Circle is hosting an “Easter Tea” on Palm Sunday, April 9, after 10 a.m. Mass in the Father George Artis Parish Life Center. All ladies and gentlemen of the parish are encouraged to wear their stylish hats to Mass on that day. Tickets on sale after Sunday Masses. Ticket cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Details: Cynthia Longino (601-940-0308) or Rachel Harris (601-362-6668)
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Cajun Fest 2017, Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Features Cajun food, Cold drinks and live music, children’s games, raffles, general store and plenty of opportunity to socialize. Sponsorships of $300 or more will be included on the back of Cajun Fest T-shirt. Sponsorship form must be received by April 14 to be included on the back of t-shirts. Details: (601) 856-5556.

 

IN MEMORIAM:
Brother Terry ORourkeJames M. “Brother Terry” O’Rourke, 82, died March 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brother Terry was a Glenmary Home Missioner for 58 years. He served in the Diocese of Jackson at Aberdeen St. Francis of Assisi. During that assignment, Brother Terry assisted in training service dogs to help the disabled.
He took senior status in 2004 but remained active. In 1996, Brother Terry started a local food pantry in Aberdeen. He continued to manage the pantry until 2010. He moved to the Glenmary residence in Cincinnati in 2016.
Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials may be made to Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618.

 

JUBILEE CELEBRATED
SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sister Geraldine Hoye, OP, will celebrate her 60th jubilee in June. Her parish is St. Stephen, Chicago. A Mass will be held in Queen of the Rosary HoyeGeraldineChapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, June 4, for her and 20 other Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters celebrating 60 years.
Sister Hoye’s ministry has been dedicated to teaching, educational administration, pastoral ministry and faith formation. For many years, she was involved in education, serving as teacher and principal.
In the Diocese of Jackson, she served as pastoral minister at Tupelo St. James Parish from 1992-1999. She also served in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Sister Hoye is currently living in community at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Those who would like to honor Sister Hoye on her jubilee can visit the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ website at www.sinsinawa.org/jubilarians.