Youth Briefs & Gallery




BATESVILLE St. Mary Parish, Sunday May 17, senior recognition during the  10:30 a.m. Mass.
GLUCKSTADT – St. Joseph Parish special graduate Mass and reception, Sunday, May 17 at 5 p.m. Youth are asked to notify the parish office of their high school or college graduate names and address so an invitation can be sent to them. Details: Parish office, 601-856-2054.
HERNANDO – Young men’s summer service experience, June 7-12, women service, June 14-19. Participants will get to know other Catholic teens from the area by living, working and playing together.
The summer service experiences are open to all youth who were in high school during the 2014-2015 school year. Participants will work on projects (maintenance and repair) designated by Sacred Heart Southern Mission (SHSM) and will serve a meal at the Garden Café in Holly Springs. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 13. Details: Donna Williamson,, 662-342-1073.
JACKSON– The Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary, Court 199, is sponsoring a $750 scholarship. Graduating high school seniors who are members of Christ the King Parish may apply. Applications are due May 17. Details: Ingrid Williams, 601-927- 8272,
– The Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a poetry contest for Father’s Day. Deadline date will be announced soon.
JACKSON– St. Dominic Hospital will offer a summer volunteer program to students 16 or older for the opportunity to experience the world of health care.
St. Dominic’s will be in contact with applicants once the application is completed. A minimum of two days a week, six hours per day, is required. Flexibility will be considered for planned vacations, summer camps, etc. Details: Aimee Burrow,
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, children, youth and adult catechists volunteer appreciation dinner, Wednesday, May 6.
– Children are invited to bring a fresh flower for an offering to the Blessed Mother for the annual May crowning, Sunday, May 3, at 10 a.m. in the courtyard.
– Senior Mass appreciation, Sunday, May 3, at 5 p.m. A reception will follow.
MADISON St. Anthony School Destination Imagination Team car wash is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Strawberry Hill Branch location of BankPlus in Madison.
McCOMB – St. Alponsus Parish, senior appreciation dinner, Sunday, May 17, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Seniors will be  honored at Mass on this day. Details: Mary Roberts, 601-551-9260,
NATCHEZ – St. Mary Basilica, Baccalaureate Mass, Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. followed by a banquet at Cathedral.
PEARL St. Jude Parish, recognition of high school and college graduating seniors, Sunday, May 10, at the 11 a.m. Mass. Those planning to attend should contact the parish office.
TUPELO Applications for this summer’s Home Work summer youth mission open to all youth in the diocese are due May 15. The mission is set for June 15-19 in northeast Mississippi with St. James as a home base. The cost is $75 per person. Details: Kathie Curtis, 601-949-6934 or  (See story on page 9)
YAZOO CITY – St. Mary Parish will recognize its high school seniors during “Mary in the Garden” Sunday, May 3, and at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.