AMORY St. Helen Parish, Scripture class on Parables on Wednesdays, from 6 – 7 p.m.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, series on the Acts of the Apostles on Wednesdays beginning on May 29 at 6:30 p.m.
CORINTH St. James Parish, new adult education classes on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Details: Linda Gunther, 662-284-9300.
BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, “Spiritual Doors,” Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes lunch. Led by Karen Hodges and Lee Oswalt from Tupelo. Details: 662-738-5348.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, eight-week study on “The Image of the Catholic Church after Vatican II,” Wednesdays from 9:15 – 11 15 a.m. in the Family Life Center room 106. Led by Sister Michele Doyle. Details: Jan Evans, 601-946-6606.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, book study, “Mercy – The Essence of the Gospel and the Key of Christian Life,” by Cardinal Walter Kasper, on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. in Mercy Room. Details: George Evans, 601-366-2335.
NATCHEZ Bishop Gerow Knights of Columbus annual 24-hour Day of Adoration at St. Mary Basilica from 12 noon Friday, May 8, to 12 noon on Saturday, May 9. The church will be open for all adorers for the 24 hour period. Details: Kevin Friloux, 504-487-9545
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish mission, Sunday-Tuesday, April 19-21, beginning at 6 p.m. Led by the Redemptorist priests.

CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, “Adapting to Change: Grief and Loss Training,” Wednesday, May 13,  from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. For nurses, social workers, educators and health ministry advocates. Led by Bob Willis, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of Oklahoma County, OK.  Cost is $20 per person. Details: Ann Elizabeth Kaiser, 601-213-6378,
– Self Care During Times of Loss,” a sculpting presentation by Rev. Bob Willis, Wednesday, May 13, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the school gym. Open to the community. Light refreshments will be served.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, training for liturgical ministers on Sunday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m.
GREENVILLE “The Paul and Wadel Abide Memorial Golf Classic,” Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Greenville Golf & Country Club. Cost is $150 for the tournament and $60 for the social. Benefits St. Joseph Scholarship Fund.
– Sponsor a teen for the 10-mile walk-a-thon on Sunday, April 26. Details: Therese Seghers, 662-335-5251.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, indoor yard sale, Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Details: LaRae Walgenbach, 901-486-0225.
– Dinner theater, “Dead Air,” Sunday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes dinner and show. Childcare will be provided for $5 (includes pizza and movie). Details: Dana Bradley-Hoover, 901-692-0859.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, garage sale, Saturday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m. in the gym. Details: Mary Parker, 601-927-4333.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish Cardinal Men’s Club, “Flight to the Finish VII,” 5K or 1 mile run, Saturday, May 2, begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the gym.
JACKSON Mass celebration of the 500th year of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, foundress of the Carmelites, Saturday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Donations to cover expenses for the reception and printing may be sent to: Carmelite Monastery; 2155 Terry Road; Jackson, MS 39204. Details: 601-373-3412 (Gift Shop) (See story on page 13)
JACKSON Sister Thea Bowman School drawdown, Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Grand prize is $10,000. The event includes a silent auction, food and entertainment. Tickets are $100 with the option to add $20 second-chance insurance. Tickets can be split. Details: 601-352-5441.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Canjun Fest, Sunday, May 17, after the  10:30 a.m. Mass. The Toy & General Store needs new or gently used items.
MEMPHIS free presentation by Archbishop Augutine Di Noia, OP, adjunct secretary for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican, Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Christian Brothers University. Register at

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica youth bake sale fund-raiser after all Masses Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace Parish 13th annual fund-raising tournament, Sunday, May 3, at Wedgewood Golfers Club. The four-person scramble begins at 1 p.m.; dinner is included. Details:, 662-895-5007.
OXFORD St. John Parish drawdown, Friday, May 1,   at the Oxford Convention center. Tickets are $125  for two people, with a chance to win 10,000 Details: Josh Whelan, 662-299-7171.
SOUTHAVEN Sacred Heart School “Robot ReCycle Event,” for used electronics and computer equipment Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  At the school, 5150 Tchulahoma.
TUPELO St. James Parish bunco tournament, Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Life Center. Cost is $20 per person. Proceeds benefit the Jamaica mission trip. Details: Dawn, 662-871-5651.
– Ladies’ Club meeting, Sunday, April 26, after the 10:30 am Mass in Shelton Hall. A light lunch will be served. All ladies of the parish are invited.
VICKSBURG St. Paul Parish, “Adapting to Change: Grief and Loss Training,” Monday, May 11, from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. For nurses, social workers, educators and health ministry advocates. Led by Bob Willis, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of Oklahoma County, OK. Details: Ann Elizabeth Kaiser, 601-213-6378,

GREENFIELD, Wis. – School Sister of St. Francis Marianelle Lies, who lived her religious vocation in music and education, died March 15 at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield. She was 93. Beginning in 1942, Sister Lies ministered in Mississippi, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nevada for more than 70 years.  In the Diocese of Jackson, she taught at St. Francis School in Yazoo City (1946-1953), at St. Mary/St. Joseph School in Holly Springs (1955-1969), at Sacred Heart School in Walls (1969-1975), and at CADET School in Holly Springs (1978-1981).
A wake and funeral were held March 15, at St. Joseph Convent, Milwaukee. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wis.