CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Advent day of reflection, Wednesday, December 6, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. An opportunity to ponder your heart’s longing for God in the context of the scripture readings for the Sundays of Advent. Retreat Director: Sister Kathleen Gallas, O.S.B. Cost: $30, includes lunch and refreshments. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615-6114, www.shmon.org.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center, “Body, Mind, and Spirit” Women’s Retreat, Saturday, January 27, 2018, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary #5267. Presenters: Dr. Michael Whelan, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author, John Cook, exercise physiologist, and Magdalene Abraham, spiritual director. Open to all women. Details: (662) 299-1232 or www.locusbenedictus.org.
TULANE UNIVERSITY New Orleans, The Divine Dance with the Trinity presented by Father Richard Rohr. Cost: $100. To register, email William.firstname.lastname@example.org Details: Mary Billups at Meridian St. Patrick church office (601) 693-1321.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
AMORY St. Helen, Parish Christmas dinner for all parish adults, Saturday, December 9, with appetizers and auction time from 6-7 p.m. and dinner at 7:00. Parishioners are invited to bring an auction item. Funds from the auction will go toward the cost of the dinner. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, Life After Loss recovery support sessions, Tuesday, November 28 and continuing Tuesdays through January 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The upcoming holidays can be both joyful and stressful. Presenter: Larry L. Lambert, Licensed Professional Counselor. Details: Larry L. Lambert (662) 719-8756 or email@example.com.
COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, Men’s Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Activities Center. Dr. Raymond Overstreet will be studying “Great Things of the New Testament.” Details: church office (662) 328-2927.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, chicken spaghetti dinner, Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All proceeds go toward church restoration. Cost: $10 per person. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.
St. Joseph Parish, “Tinsel and Tears” bereavement support group: getting through the holidays when you’ve lost a loved one, Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Details: Sandra Cirilli at (662) 820-0757.
JACKSON Holy Family Parish, a Community Food Pantry is being opened and they are looking for volunteers. Details: church office (601) 362-1888.
St. Peter Cathedral, Advent retreat and anointing Mass, Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. Presenter: Father Anthony Quyet. RSVP by November 28. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
St. Richard Parish, exposition of sacred relics, Thursday December 7 at 6:30 p.m. More than 150 relics will be shown, some believed to be two thousand years old. Presented by Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross. Details: Debbie Tubertini, 601-366-2335, ext. 107 or www.treasuresofthechurch.com.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Advent wreath workshop, Wednesday, November 29, following Wednesday night dinner at O’Connor Family Life Center. Cost $12 for wreath kit. Details: church office (601) 445-5616
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, Advent/Christmas concert, Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. The concert will be followed by a chili dinner. Everyone is invited. Details: Sister Emily Morgan, RSM, (662) 342-1073.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, “The Christmas Story” young people’s Christmas program, Sunday, December 10, at 6 p.m. Details: Annemarie Gaudet (901) 828-0768 or Jeannine Gaudet (901) 828-0768.
JACKSON St. Richard School Krewe de Cardinal, Save the Date, Friday, Feb. 9. Live and Silent Auction, live music, food and fun. Details to follow at www.strichardschool.org.
MADISON St. Anthony School, 9th annual Starry Night Gala, Saturday, December 9, 7-11 p.m., with a VIP cocktail hour and auction preview from 6-7 p.m. Live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, food by the Knights of Columbus and area restaurants. The attire will be cocktail, festive Christmas with a holiday atmosphere. Details: Jennifer Schmidt, (601) 214-9656 or
St. Joseph School, Save the Date, Jeans Jazz and Bruin Blues annual fundraiser, Saturday, February 3, 2018. Details: Marcie Ralston, (601) 214-9809, Bobbie Simpson, (601) 953-6365 or Tricia Harris, (601) 898-4803 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, pancakes with Santa, Saturday, December 2, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., O’Connor Family Life Center, $6.00 per person. Details: church office (601) 445-5616
Sister Antona Ebo, a Franciscan Sister of Mary, died Saturday, November 11, at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Missouri. She was born Elizabeth Louise Ebo on April 10, 1924 in Bloomington, Illinois. Her courageous words during the March 10, 1965, march in Selma, Ala., became a rallying cry for many in the Civil Rights movement. In the Diocese of Jackson, she was chaplain at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from 1981-87.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 20 at St. Alphonsus Liguori “Rock” Church, in north St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, donations can go to Cardinal Ritter High School, the Archdiocese of St. Louis Peace and Justice Commission, St. Matthew Church, St. Nicholas Church, or St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock) Church.