• BOONEVILLE St. Francis Parish, story of the Mass,  beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in the parish hall. Led by Jude McGrath.
  • GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish adult Bible study, “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother,” beginning Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Heritage Hall (old church). Details: 601-856-2054.
  • JACKSON Holy Ghost Parish Ladies Auxiliary Women’s Day Program, “Promoting Justice, Love, Peace and Forgiveness,” Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m, includes lunch. Details: Geraldine Bender, 601-260-1011,
  • JACKSON Cursillo Secretariat is inviting cursillistas for a spiritual renewal weekend at the Duncan Gray facility in Canton, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 24-26. Details:
  • JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Silver Rose Marian prayer service honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and reaffirming  commitment to the sanctity of human life, Saturday, Sept. 20, after the 5 p.m. Mass. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus and led by Father Juan Chavajay, associate pastor.
  • – Timely Topics, “What it means to be Eucharistic People,” Sundays, 9:15 – 10:15 in Chichester Room. Led by Mary Louise Jones and guest speakers.
  • – Coffee and Creed topic: Steven Ray’s “Footprints of God” video series, Sundays in the Mercy Room from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
  • MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, faith-sharing opportunity to reflect on Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Mondays from 6 – 7 p.m. until Oct. 13. Led by Sister Marilyn Winkel and Mary Billups. Details: Mary Billups,
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish adult faith formation and catechist certification workshops Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Themes of workshops are: the sacraments, the Creed, morality, Scripture and prayer/spirituality. Sign up in the gathering space.
  • – Adult faith formation class, “Holy Mother, Church,  “Fifth Century to Vatican II,” Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. from Oct. 2-Nov. 20. Led by Sister Emily Morgan.
  • – Life Chain, a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-life, Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 – 3 p.m.
  • TUPELO St. James Parish Timely Topics studies Pope Francis’s book, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
  • – The Tuesday Faith Enrichment Group meets at 10 a.m. in Mary’s Room. The group is also studying Pope Francis’s book, “The Joy of the Gospel.”
  • – In October, the Catholic Book Club (daytime group) will discuss the book “The Clowns of God,” by Morris West. The group meets at noon in the library.
  • YAZOO CITY St. Mary, eight-week Old Testament class on Mondays from 3 – 5 p.m. in the parish office. Begins Sept. 22. Led by Sister Michele Doyle. Cost is $20.


  • BATESVILLE St. Mary Parish Ladies Club, baby shower on Saturday, Oct. 11, for one of the ladies who has completed parenting classes at Sav-A-Life
  • BOONEVILLE St. Francis Parish yard sale, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at the parish house. Donations can be placed in the carport.
  • – Spanish classes began Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Details: Margarita, 662-728-1689.
  • CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish new group for young adults meets on the second and fourth Sundays at 7:45 p.m. at Stone Pony. Come socialize and learn more about your faith.
  • – Altar server training for all current and new servers, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. Children in fourth grade and up are encouraged to serve. Details: 662-846-6273.
  • COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish is selling the old pews from the chapel for $300 each. Details: Call the parish, 662-328-2927, ext. 11, leave message.
  • GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish youth “Can” Make a Difference Food Drive on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2:30 p.m. in the parish center. Those who will be out of town can drop off cans in the parish center.
  • GREENWOOD St. Francis School Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 27. Draw Down tickets are $50 and are available at school. Prize is $5,000.
  • HERNANDO/OLIVE BRANCH/SOUTHAVEN Holy Spirit, Queen of Peace and Christ the King parishes, blessing of the animals prayer service, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
  • MADISON St. Joseph School, memorial service for Brother Dan Lauber, CFC, Sunday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theater.  All parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend.
  • Brother Lauber served as a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, the students and school community of St. Joe for 16 years as a   guidance counselor.
  • MERIDIAN St. Joseph Parish annual October Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations needed for the White Elephant Store (no clothes). Details: Rhonda Carr, 601-227-1199.
  • NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica Grief and Loss Support Group program,  Monday, Sept. 29, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Dr. David Akombo from Jackson State University will present “Applying Music to Stages of Grief.”
  • NATCHEZ Assumption Parish sweet potato casserole sale, Sunday, Sept. 28, in Tuite Hall after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Cost is $12.
  • PEARL St. Jude Parish thank you blessing for all faith formation teachers on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the 11 a.m. Mass followed by an appreciation lunch for teachers and their families.
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish Fallfest, Saturday, Oct. 11. Donations and volunteers needed.
  • SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish, sisters in the Delta appreciation day, Sunday, Sept. 28. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Joseph Kopacz at 10 a.m. followed by a potluck in the parish hall.
  • – Blessing of animals at Grady Robinson’s home on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m.
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish Fallfest Tree lists needed items for the event which is set for Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Take donations to the church any time before Oct. 5.
  • TUPELO St. James Parish Happy Hearts Fall Farm Fest, Wednesday, Oct. 15, leaving at 10 a.m. and returning at 2:30 p.m.
  • YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish breakfast on Catechetical Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9:15 in the courtyard and an open house in the parish office. The theme is “Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness.” Catechists will be recognized at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

CHATAWA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Therese Fletchinger was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 2. She died Aug. 29 at St. Mary of the Pines.
Her first teaching experience was at St. Barbara School in St. Louis, Mo. In 1943, Sister Fletchinger returned to Louisiana where she taught for the next 53 years, 33 of those she taught children who were deaf at Chinchuba Institute. She was a member of the Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf.
In 1996 she retired at St. Mary of the Pines. She is survived by several generations of nieces and nephews.
Her burial took place at the Chatawa Cemetery.