• CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, married couples retreat, Feb. 13-15, 2015. Led by spiritual directors, Robin and Easton Hebert. Details: Sister Helen Roper, 601-783-0801,
  • COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, Bible study of Richard Rohr’s DVD series, “Priest, Prophet, King” will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the activities center.
  • JACKSON St. Richard Parish mission, Jan. 12-14, 2015. Led by Deacons Eddie Ensley and Robert Herrmann of Columbus, Ga.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, “Prayer and Spirituality” class, Jan. 10, 24, 31, Feb. 7, at St. Francis from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Details: Annette Stevenson, 601-969-2742.
  • MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, women’s afternoon of reflection, “Women in the Acts of the Apostles,” Sunday, Jan. 25, from 1 – 4 p.m. in the parish center. Led by Sister Marilyn Winkel, pastoral associate. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for $10. Details: Janet Bunker, 601-513-1242.
  • NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, grief and loss support group, every Monday at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Details: Donna Martello, 601 442-7554, or Abby Goldblatt, 352-281-5617,
  • PEARL St. Jude, video presentation of Father Robert Baron’s series, “Priest, Prophet and King,” Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Group discussion follows.
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, parish mission, Jan. 11-13, 2015. Led by Father Bruce Neili, CSP. Participants are asked to have the document, “The Joy of the Gospel,” by Pope Francis. After the mission, all parish groups will study the document in depth at their regular meetings.


  • CHATAWA St. Teresa Parish, annual egg nog social, Wednesday, Dec. 24, after the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass in Caroline Hall. Bring your favorite finger food.
  • IUKA St. Mary Parish, Epiphany potluck party on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in the parish hall at noon. Bring your favorite dish.
    – Starting in January 2015 confessions will be on the third Saturday of the month at 4 p.m.
  • JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, “Interfaith Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. Keynote speaker, Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney and activist. Special award presentations to faith community leaders. Free and open to the public. Reception will follow.
  • JACKSON Christ the King Parish, anniversary T-shirt orders are $10 each. Shirts will be worn for the kick-off of the year-long anniversary celebration on Sunday, Jan. 18. To order contact Aline Graham or John Robinson.
    – Place photos for the anniversary display in the basket in the gathering space. Include name and contact information so it can be returned.
  • JACKSON St. Dominic Hospital, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Baptist Health Systems and University of Mississippi Medical Center, city-wide stroke connection meeting, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Methodist Specialty Care Center (One Layfair Drive Suite 500, Flowood)
    This is a new monthly support group for stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. The topic will be “Heart Healthy Diet” presented by Samantha Harrison. The event is free to the public with no RSVP required. Refreshments will be served. Details: 601-936-8888. Check out St. Dominic’s Facebook page before each meeting date for more information.
  • MADISON St. Joseph School 2015 “Jeans, Jazz & Bruin Blues” draw-down, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Tickets are $125 and admit two; second chance insurance is $15. Details: 601-898-4803, To be a sponsor or donate an auction item, contact Becky Adkins, 601-898-4803.
    – Informational meeting on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. in the library for anyone who was not able to attend the open house or would like more information about St. Joseph School.
    – Next placement exam, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the library. Details: Kristi Garrard, 601- 898-4812.
  • NATCHEZ Christmas artwork by students of the art classes at Cathedral School are on display in St. Mary Basilica during the Christmas season, including “O Holy Night” by Kayla Cauthen, “We Three Kings of Orient Are” by Dee Fleming, “Mary Did You Know” by Maggie Kelley and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Marty Lewis.
    – Blessing of the restored Holy Family Church, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 3 p.m. Bishop Joseph Kopacz will attend the celebration. A reception will follow.
  • PEARL St. Jude Parish, youth Mass followed by fun night, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Parents are invited and encourage to attend to assist in planning for the Mardi Gras Ball, Abbey Youth Festival in March and Why Not Now Service Project.
    – Baptismal preparation class, Sunday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Level III Atrium. This class is designed for expecting parents, new parents, or any parent baptizing a child in the Catholic faith for the first time. Godpar-ents are encouraged to attend as well. Details: in the parish office. Registration is required.
    SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish, renewing of married couples vows followed by a family blessing, Sunday, Dec. 28, during the 9 a.m. Mass.
  • YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish is planning an overnight Lenten pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament and EWTN in Birmingham. If interested call Janet Whittington, 662-755-2308.


  • JACKSON – “Women & Spirit; Catholic Sisters in America,” Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at St. Richard Parish from 1 – 4 p.m. in Foley Hall. This program is in honor of the sisters who serve and have served in Mississippi. Sister Helen Harvey, BVM, will offer a presentation.
    Details: Sister Therese Jacobs, pastoral minister at St. Therese Parish, 601-366-2335.
  • 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,