Youth Briefs & Photos

CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, weekly Sunday Mass in Spanish beginning on Feb. 22, at 11: 30 a.m. This Mass is moving from Shelby St. Mary Parish.
JACKSON/MADISON Registration is now open for the diocesan Cross Connections Conference: Catholic and I Mean it, set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Madison St. Joseph School Fine Arts complex from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pastors and youth ministers are invited to join in this day of training, faith sharing and worship. Visit the Diocese of Jackson website, to see the schedule for the day and download a registration form.
McCOMB St. Alphonsus Parish, Lifeteen annual Valentines fund-raiser dinner, “Venice Carnival,” Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6 – 9 p.m. in Liguori Hall.
– Girls Group retreat at the O’Neil Amedee’s home the weekend of Feb. 27. More info to come.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick, JCYC meeting, Sunday, Feb. 1, after the 11 a.m. Mass.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, bake sale on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25, after all Masses.
– JCYO meeting, Sunday, Jan. 25, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Second Catholic Faith Investigators (CFI) induction ceremony.
PEARL St. Jude Parish, meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, after the 6 p.m. Mass to finalize plans for the Mardi Gras Ball and to discuss other plans.
– Sunday, Jan. 25, fun day rollerskating at Funtime Skateland in Pearl from 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, includes skate rental. Bring lunch money.
SOUTHAVEN – Tevin Mathew is the winner of this year’s Knights of Columbus Essay Contest. The theme for the essay was “the Importance of Religious Freedom.
“Religious freedom is important because it not only reinforces religious tolerance in a diverse world, but it also gives people hope and strength in their daily life.
I could not imagine my life without my faith; it has gotten me through the trials and successes in my life. I have overcome my struggles and conquered personal battles because of my religion, and as a result, I believe that religious freedom is extremely important and should be applicable to all people,” wrote Mathew.
– On Super Bowl weekend, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, the youth will be collecting soup, canned goods and money to help the food pantry at Sacred Heart Southern Missions and the Samaritans.