• CORINTH St. James Parish, rosary for respect life, at 8:15 a.m. during the month of October.
  • CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish eight-week program, “An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the master plan for your life,” beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. with a light supper and on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the St. Elizabeth rectory at 12:10 p.m.
  • GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, “The Bible Timeline” meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and on Thursdays (excluding Oct. 9, Nov. 6 and Nov. 27) at 10 a.m. in Heritage Hall (old church). Details: 601-856-2054.
  • GREENWOOD St. Francis and Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) parishes, study of the Book of Genesis, Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – noon and from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. at IHM parish center.
  • JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, study of “The Gospel of Matthew” on Sundays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23, from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the Cathedral Center.
  • JACKSON St. Richard Parish, “Evening with Mary,” Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. Lindsay Blaylock is the guest speaker. Reservations are required. Details: Suzan Cox, 601-366-2335,
  • LEXINGTON St. Thomas, meal, fellowship and Scripture study on Thursday at 6 p.m.
    NATCHEZ Assumption Parish, Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, Fridays at 8:45 a.m. in Tuite Hall. Led by Roseminette Gaude.
  • YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, Old Testament Class on Mondays from 3 – 5 p.m. in the parish office. Led by Sister Michele Doyle.


  • CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite with Father Scott Thomas, Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m.
  • OXFORD St. John Parish, Inaugural Red Mass, Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. Bishop Joseph Kopacz will preside. Sponsored by St. Thomas More Catholic Legal Society at the University of Mississippi School of Law. A dinner reception will follow in the parish hall; cost is $10 per person. Details and RSVP: by Oct. 20.
    The Red Mass is a Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated annually at the opening of the judicial year. It’s attended by judges, lawyers, public officials, law faculty, students and graduates.


  • CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Halloween Carnival, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.
  • COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish annual Fall Festival, Sunday, Oct. 26, from 4 – 6 p.m. in partnership with First United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church. The event includes a “Trunk or Treat” and a costume contest at First United Methodist Church.
  • CORINTH St. James parishioners are asked to  bring pictures of their deceased loved ones the weekend of Oct. 26, to be placed on the memorial shrine during the month of November.
  • FLOWOOD St. Paul Parish, arts and crafts fair, Nov. 1-2. On Saturday, noon – 7 p.m. and on Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Arts and crafts donated by local artisans, a visit from Santa for photo packages, raffles, a silent auction and bakery treats.
  • GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish “Trunk or Treat,”   Friday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. in the front parking lot of St. Joseph School. To enter the contest call the parish office, 662-335-5251.
  • GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish Liturgy on All Saints Day, Saturday, Nov. 1, will be at 9 a.m. After Mass, Father Tom Mullally, pastor, will bless the cemeteries: Delta Memorial around 10 a.m. followed by Oaklawn around 10:30 a.m. and Lakewood at 11 a.m.
  • GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary CYO barbecue supper and carnival, Monday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the parish center and outside. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
  • HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish annual frozen casserole sale, Saturday, Nov. 22. Each family is asked to donate at least one casserole.
  • JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Msgr. Glynn brunch, Sunday, Nov. 2, after the 10:30 a.m. in Foley Hall. Bishop Joseph Kopacz will celebrate the 10:30 a.m. Mass and diocesan seminarians will serve as acolytes.
  • JACKSON St. Therese Parish garage sale, Saturday, Nov. 1, from 7 a.m. – noon in the gym.
    – To have the grave of a loved one in the Jackson-metro area blessed for All Souls Day call the parish office, 601-372-4481.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish Knights of Columbus, “Trunk or Treat,” Saturday, Oct. 25, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. A costume contest for youth 12 and under, teens, adults and pets and a pumpkin carving contest are part of the celebration. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded. Details: Andy Love, 417-597-0220.
  • MERIDIAN St. Patrick School annual spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Fall Festival, from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  • NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, appreciation dinner honoring all lay ministers and volunteers, Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 pm in the Family Life Center.
    SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish, spaghetti supper,  Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Plates are $10.
  • SOUTHAVEN Sacred Heart School, “Caribbean Cruise Night,” Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7 – 11 p.m. Dancing, dinner, silent auction, split the pot raffle, cash bar. Cost is $30 for singles and $50 for couples. Deadline for advanced tickets is Oct. 31. Advanced reservations include one free beverage ticket per person.
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, special blessing of veterans at all Masses on the weekend of November 8-9. Veterans are encouraged to attend and wear something to indicate their branch of military service.
  • YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, flea market and garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 1. Parishioners can reserve spaces to sell items. Cost is a donation. Details: Parish office, 662-746-1680.
    – The Redemptorist missionaries from Greenwood will celebrate Mass on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow.


  • CHATAWA – School Sister of Notre Dame, SSND, Sister Pauline Rappold, died Sept. 29 at St. Mary of the Pines. Sister Rappold taught children in the primary grades in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and New Mexico. She also taught music. When the Dallas Province initiated an adult literacy program at Notre Dame Educational Center in Canton, she was called to help train teachers and teach there.
    Sister Rappold remained in Canton until she retired to St. Mary of the Pines in 2007. She was buried at the Chatawa Cemetery.