BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place retreat, “The Psalms: My Book of Prayer,” June 20, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Details: 662-738-5348.
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, eighth annual, “Speak Lord I’m Listening,” retreat for men and women using the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Friday-Sunday, July 24-27. Led by Father Bill Henry. Cost is $140 per person, double occupancy, $160 per person for single rooms and $40 for commuters. Details: Charlene Brown, 601-248-4310.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, Mass on Thursdays at 12:10 p.m. until school starts back.
McCOMB St. Alphonsus Parish, last two classes of “An Introduction to the Theology of the Body,” Wednesdays, June 17, and 24. Led by Jason Angelette, co-director of Faith & Marriage, New Orleans. Details: Margaret Weathersby, 601-754-5554.
PARISH, SCHOOLS & FAMILY EVENTS
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, presentation of the options for the renovation of the church, Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m.
– Vacation Bible school, July 12-16 from 6 – 8 p.m. Volunteers needed. Details: Jennifer, 662-402-7050.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, family picnic and movie night, Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Hot dogs and homemade ice cream will be provided.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish is seeking musicians and singers. Details: Karla Houston, 662-417-2333, JoAnn Gonzales, 662-417-4551.
– A statue of St. Joseph with the Child Jesus has been ordered in memory of Father Martin Ruane. Mark donations “memorial statue” and add to the collection basket.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish will celebrate three Masses as a Father’s Day spiritual remembrance for fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers living and deceased beginning with Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, and on Wednesdays, Aug. 5 and Sept. 9. Look for envelopes in the pews to participate.
JACKSON Catholic Charities Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop, Saturday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at St. Richard Parish, Foley Hall. Details: Dorothy Balser, 601-326-3725.
– Parish-Based Ministries of Catholic Charities Poverty Task Force meets the third Wednesday of each month, (June 17) from 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Catholic Charities downtown office. Members are committed to standing with the poor and vulnerable through concrete acts of charity and justice. Details: Dorothy Balser, 601-326-3725, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JACKSON Christ the King Parish vacation Bible school, June 22-26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
“Taste of Christ the King,” Saturday, June 27, from 2 – 5 p.m. in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the parish. Tickets are $5. The event is open to the public.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m in the Mercy Room. Details: Nancy McGhee, 601-942-2078, email@example.com
JACKSON St. Peter Parish summer picnic and bingo, Saturday, June 20, from noon – 2 p.m. Details: RSVP to 601-969-3125.
MADISON St. Joseph School sale of used uniform items on Saturdays, June 20 and July 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the library. Donations of uniforms can be dropped off at the Administration Building at the front office. Details: Paula Morgan, 601-573-1244, firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Fifth annual Booster Club Bruin Burn 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run, Saturday, July 18. Registration is now underway for the race which will begin and end at St. Anthony Catholic School, 1585 Old Mannsdale Road, behind St. Joseph. Details: Mike Crandall, 601-953-1817, email@example.com or Bubba Garrard, 601-668,8571, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MERIDIAN Xavier University Meridian Alumni Chapter, “Juneteenth Celebration,” first annual legacy jazz brunch featuring Meridian jazz artist and New Orleans food, Saturday, June 20, at St. Joseph Kehrer Hall from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Details: Dr. Otis Gowdy, Otis_gowdy@comcast.net; Anny Ramsey, 601-693-2161.
_ St. Patrick Parish vacation Bible school, July 13-16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Details: Marilyn Winkel, 601-484-8955, email@example.com.
NATCHEZ Compassionate Care Hospice, 113 Jefferson Davis Blvd., Suite A, sponsors a grief and loss support group meeting on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Details: 601-442-6800, 1-855-642-6800 (toll free).
PEARL St. Jude Parish, Mass celebration of the 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Father Jeffrey Waldrep, pastor, Tuesday, June 16, at 6 p.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish summer social, (cookout) Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish needs volunteers to help with a project in the summer to teach young people learn about the rosary. Details: Diane Melton.
RCIA WORKSHOP 2015
JACKSON The diocesan Office of Religious Education and Faith Formation will offer a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) workshop on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Madison St. Francis Parish. The guest speaker is Mary Birmingham, director of music, Liturgy and Christian Initiation at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne, Fla.
Information will be provided on the resources available to use with participants. Cost is $25 per participant which includes lunch; $20 per person if three or more come from same parish.
Birmingham is the author of Year-Round Catechumenate, the Word & Worship Workbook series, and the new Faith, Life and Creed series. Details: Fran Lavelle, 601-960-8473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. – A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Joellen Flynn was celebrated on May 11. Sister Flynn, a Sister of St. Agnes (CSA), died May 6 at Nazareth Center. She served as elementary teacher for 36 years in Kansas, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. She later ministered for 15 years as a teacher and teacher aid in the Diocese of Jackson in Camden, Indianola, Thomastown and Carthage.
Burial took place at St. Joseph Springs Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Ministry of “Adelante Mujer, Inc.,” an organization which offers medical scholarships to women in Nicaragua, 375 Gillett Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, Attn: Sister Ann Mckean.
HERNANDO Sacred Heart Southern Missions Thrift Store is accepting clothing, all household items, furniture, blankets, toys, books and holiday items, any unused makeup, creams or nail polish. Proceeds go towards the food pantries. Details: Laura, 662-342-3316.
Drop boxes are located in the parking lots at Sacred Heart School and at Christ the King Church in Southaven. Details: Laura at 662-342-3316.
Shopping hours are 10 a.m. – 6-p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. New hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.