• BATESVILLE St. Mary Parish, class on the sacraments at Clarksdale St. Elizabeth Parish once a month, beginning Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Contact St. Mary Parish, (662)563-2273.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, summer adult class, “How to explain the Mass,” Sunday, Aug. 31, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the Family Life Center lounge.
  • McCOMB Women’s luncheon for Chatawa St. Teresa and Magnolia St. James Parishes, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in Liguori Hall.
  • SOUTHAVEN Breakfast, prayer and fellowship for men 18 and older, Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 – 8:30 a.m. and every second Saturday of each month, at the Social Hall. RSVP: Details: Ted Schreck, 901-833-3663.


  • BATESVILLE St. Mary Parish Installation of the stained glass windows should begin this month
  • CHATAWA St. Teresa Masses on Tuesday-Friday moves to11:15 a.m. Saturday Mass remains at 5 p.m.
  • COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, blessing of the newly refurbished chapel of the Annunciation, Friday, August 15, following 5:30 p.m. Mass for the Feast of the Assumption.
  • McCOMB St. Alphonsus Parish’s Wednesday Mass moves to 12:10 p.m.


  • CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish Knights of Columbus family night, Wednesday, Aug. 13. Bocce, bingo and dinner. Contact Brady Pate, 662-721-0198.
  • MAGNOLIA St. James, welcome party for Father Suresh Reddy, Sunday, Aug. 10, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.


  • GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, lists of school supplies for underprivileged students in Canton available in the back of the church. Supplies due Aug. 10.
  • Parish-wide sign up days for new volunteers, Sundays, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17.
  • GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Francis parishes friars do not have a cook. Volunteers willing to prepare and deliver a meal once a month at noon contact the parish office.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish seeks volunteer catechists and leaders to teach youth from Pre-K through 12th grade. Contact: Mary Catherine George 601-856-5556.
  • SOUTHAVEN The Knights of Columbus, “Best Books in Town” coupon books for sale in the gathering space, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10.
  • TUPELO St. James Parish organizational meeting for potential volunteers to prepare and maintain the church for services. Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 p.m., in the church. Details: Kris Ivancic 601-791-9643

MOUND BAYOU St. Gabriel Center welcomes three Franciscan Sisters – Mary Beth Kornely, who served as parish secretary at Greenwood St. Francis Parish for 10 years, Jude Ann Stratman, and Monica Mary DeQuardo – who will be living in Mound Bayou beginning mid-August. They will continue the mission first established by the Sisters of Mercy at St. Gabriel.
Sister Charlotte LeBoeuf of the Marianites of Holy Cross, serves the Hispanic community of the parishes.

080814burkhart OLDENBURG, Ind. – Sister André Burkhart, OSF, is celebrating her 60th year as a Sister of St. Francis, Oldenburg. Much of her ministry years were in the inner city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and in Meridian.
Sister Burkhart served as pastoral associate at St. Patrick and St. Joseph parishes for 11 years. During that time she was responsible for the beginning of the city-wide interfaith Way of the Cross on Good Friday. Sister Andre’ retired from active ministry in July 2011 and now resides at the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse in Oldenburg, Ind.