• AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion group   Monday, Nov. 17, at noon to discuss Stephen King’s :The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.”
  • CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, Bible study on Jewish King David, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Led by Edgar Meyer.
  • GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, “The Bible Timeline,” an in-depth follow-up to the Quick Journey Through the Bible, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 10 a.m. (excluding Nov. 13) in Heritage Hall.
  • GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, rosary on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Father Tom Lalor Chapel.
  • GREENWOOD St. Francis Parish revival, Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 17-18, at 6:30 p.m. led by Father Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, from New Orleans.
  • JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, Advent retreat, “Incarnation: The Marvelous Way God Found Us,” Saturday, Dec. 6, begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and ends with Mass. Presented by Father Anthony Quyet, rector. Lunch will be served.
  • NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, “Preserving Your Memories,” an art therapy project, Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Open to all who are grieving. Details: Jan Mills, 210-737-4759.


  • AMORY St. Helen Parish, Bishop Joseph Kopacz will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass Sunday, Nov. 23. Lunch will be served afterwards.
    –Adult Christmas dinner party on Saturday, Dec. 13, and celebration of Grandparents’ Day on Sunday, Dec. 14.
  • CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite Mass in Latin, Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. This Mass is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.
  • CLEVELAND ecumenical Thanksgiving service, Sunday, Nov. 23, 6 p.m. at the First Assembly of God on Yale St. Area ministers, including Father Kent Bowlds, pastor of Our Lady of Victories Parish, will lead  the prayers and area choirs will lead the music. People are invited to bring non-perishable groceries and an offering will be taken up for Helping Hands, the local Christian assistance agency.
  • GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, annual Advent choir concert, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. Mass, followed by a reception in the library.
    – Children’s Christmas pageant, “Following the Star,” Saturday, Dec. 6. All children are invited to participate. Sign-up sheets are in the back of the church. This program is held in conjunction with the chili supper.
  • GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish, full health screenings on Sunday, Nov. 23, after the 9 a.m. Mass.
  • GREENVILLE Our Lady of Lourdes School, Soup-R Fall fund-raiser, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. The events will include children’s artwork display, bingo games and a silent auction of class artwork.
  • GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary, daily Mass is being celebrated at 7 a.m. in the main church (instead of the chapel) followed by Eucharistic adoration from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and ending with Benediction.
  • GRENADA St. Peter Parish hosting Paul George, renowned speaker, on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m.
  • HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Ministry appreciation supper, Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Details: 662-429-7851.
    – Frozen casserole sale, Saturday, Nov. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. Parishioners are encouraged to donate at least one casserole for the sale. Details: LaRae Walgenbach, 901-486-0225.
    – Performers for the Christmas program “Our Way to Bethlehem” are needed. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 6 – 7 p.m. The program is set for Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. Details: Lisa Ward, 901-268-8648.
  • JACKSON Christ the King Parish, Knight of Peter Claver Junior Daughters’ spaghetti dinner, Sunday, Nov. 16. Plates are $5.
  • JACKSON St. Therese Parish Knights of Columbus will cook meats for Thanksgiving (smoked or fried turkey, and smoked ham). Cost is $50 each. Details: Julian Valencia, 601-906-1967.
  • LEXINGTON St. Thomas will celebrate Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays beginning the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 30 in place of the Saturday vigil Mass.
  • MADISON St. Anthony Catholic School Starry Night Gala, Saturday, Dec. 6. Tickets are $150 and admit two. Details: Jennifer Kelemen at (601) 607-7054.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, needs participants for the “Christ in Christmas” program. Sign up on Nov. 15-16 after all Masses.
    – Advent Fair, “The King is Coming,” Sunday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. All are invited for lunch, kid’s Advent crafts and games. To assist contact Mary Catherine George,
  • NATCHEZ “Souvenirs of Travel: Natchezians and the Grand Tour,” a program/presentation by Jefferson Mansell, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Natchez Foundation, 106 S. Commerce Street.  Mansell will present his research on the art work of Clifton House, Natchez – destroyed during the Civil War, which includes the “Cathedral Paintings,” now in the St. Mary rectory.
    – Blood drive, Monday, Nov. 17, from noon – 6 p.m in the Family Life Center. Visit to make an appointment.
  • PEARL St. Jude Parish, illuminated Advent rosary, Sunday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. in the Rosary Garden. Cookies and cocoa will be served following the rosary.
    – All children ages 3 years – sixth grade are invited to sing in the choir for the 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. Practices will be held on Sundays, Dec. 7, 14, and 21, at 3 p.m.
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, Advent/Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. followed by a dinner.
  • YAZOO CITY Parishioners are invited to join the Sunday school teachers to make casseroles in the cafeteria kitchen after Mass on Sunday, Nov. 16, for the bake sale.
    – St. Mary Parish bake sale, Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Casseroles, dressing, breads, desserts, misc. food items and a variety of Christmas items will be sold. A grilled chicken plate lunch will be available for take out.

World Marriage Day 2015

  • JACKSON – World Marriage Day 2015 will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. There will be Mass with a reception immediately following. The Mass honors all married couples, but invites those celebrating their 25th, 50th, 60th or any significant anniversary. Those interested in attending are asked submit their name, address and wedding date to their parish secretary by Dec. 27,  2014. Invitations will be mailed in late January. Details: Jennifer Eidt at the Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487,