- CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines, discernment retreat for women ages 18-49, “Listening to God While Making Life Decisions,” Saturday, April 11, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration required by April 3. Details: Sister Mary Clared Coyne, 601-730-0433, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, Scripture study group, 24-session walk through the Bible, Sundays at 4 p.m. in the school library. Led by scholar Jeff Cavins.
- GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, men’s Lenten retreat, Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the church. Led by Father Kevin Slattery. Details: Duane Stevens, email@example.com.
- JACKSON Christ the King Lenten mission, March 22-24 at 6:30 p.m. Led by Brother Gerard Jordan. Will focus on Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel. Details: 601-948-8867.
- JACKSON St. Richard Parish, men’s Lenten prayer breakfasts on Mondays at 7 a.m. in Foley Hall. Father Juan Chavajay, associate pastor, will lead the prayer on March 23 and Bishop Joseph Kopacz on March 30.
– New book study, “Mercy – The Essence of the Gospel and the Key of Christian Life,” by Cardinal Walter Kasper, beginning Wednesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Mercy Room. Details: George Evans, 601-366-2335.
- LEXINGTON St. Thomas Parish, continuing adult education class, Thursdays, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall, featuring the series “Priest, Prophet and King.
- MADISON St. Francis Parish, rosary on Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by the Stations of the Cross.
- NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Palm Sunday multi-parish Mass, will begin in the green space of the O’Connor Family Life Center at 9:45 a.m. and proceed through Memorial Park to the basilica. This will be the only Mass in Natchez on Palm Sunday morning.
– Living Stations of the Cross, March 29, at 5 p.m. Begins at St. Mary Basilica and will move throughout the downtown area. Presented by St. Mary youth.
– Ignatian retreat, “Fully Alive in Christ, Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, at the Natchez Grand Hotel, 111 S. Broadway St. Led by Father John Auther, Mindy Malik and Deacon Jim Long. All Masses will be held at St. Mary Basilica. Cost is $130 per person. Details: Hedy Boelte, 228-363-1700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PEARL St. Jude Parish retreat, “Living the Eucharist,” Sunday, April 19, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Activities will be offered for ages 3 years – adults.
- TUPELO St. James Parish ladies’ outdoor prayer journey, Monday, March 30, leaving the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m.; return no later than 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Details: Call Karen, 662-844-3701.
– Apologetics, audio course by Gus Lloyd, Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in Shelton Hall.
– Tuesday Faith Enrichment Group, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Trace Way.
– Threshold Bible study group, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the library. Studying the Names of Jesus.
- WINONA Sacred Heart Parish Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 6 p.m.
– Bible study, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.
PARISH & FAMILY EVENTS
- CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, blood drive, Friday, March 27, from 1 – 6 p.m. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 5556.
- COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. – noon at the school.
- GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish Seder Supper, Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m.
– St. Joseph Altar, Sunday, March 22, between the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Masses. Everyone is asked to bring something for the altar. Details: Mindy Fertitta, 601-853-1718.
- GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish, participation in the Relay for Life walk on Friday, March 27. Volunteers are needed.
- GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary Parishvintage/lagniappe sale, Saturday, April 18, from 2-4 p.m. Details: Mary Jane, 662-453-3980, email@example.com.
- GRENADA St. Peter Parish, fish fry, Friday, March 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. Plates are $10 each. Proceeds benefit the education of future priests.
- HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Men’s Association’s fish fry, Friday, March 27, beginning at 4 p.m. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
– The Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
– Set up for indoor yard sale begins Monday, April 6. Yard sale is Friday and Saturday, April 17-18. Details: Barbara Wilder, 901-832-0672.
- JACKSON Christ the King Parish, Knights of Peter Claver Council 199, fourth annual L.W. Sampson Awards banquet, Saturday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Tickets are $15.
- JACKSON Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Mass of Thanksgiving and reception honoring Msgr. Elvin Sunds for his 10 years of service as vicar general, vicar for priests, and chancellor, Thursday, March 26, at 12:05 p.m. followed by a reception.
- MADISON St. Joseph School, annual senior art exhibit, Sunday, March 22, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts building on the St. Joe campus. Art will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be served.
- MADISON St. Anthony School’s “Sayin’ Grace” Cookbook party, Saturday, March 28, at the home of John and Julie Lancon. The book features recipes from St. Francis parishioners. Tickets are $50 for two.
- NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica blood drive, Monday, March 23, from noon -6 .p.m. in the Family Life Center.
- TUPELO St. James Parish, Tootsie Roll Drive, Friday and Saturday, April 24-25. Proceeds benefit the McDougal Center, serving patients in Northeast Mississippi.
LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICES
- Greenville Sacred Heart, March 24.
- Greenwood St. Francis, Thursday, March 26, from 6 – 8 p.m.
- Madison St. Francis, Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.
- Meridian St. Patrick, Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m.
- Natchez St. Mary Basilica, Wednesday, March 25, at 6:15 p.m.
- New Albany St. Francis, Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.
- West Point Immaculate Conception, Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m.
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JACKSON Sister Thea Bowman School, “This Little Light of Mine – A Tribute to the life of Sister Thea Bowman,” Thursday, March 26, at 6:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.