Parish News

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, “The Battle Series”a four-part series, first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the library. Babysitting is available.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, “Go and Make Disciples,” a six-week series on the role of Catholics, begins Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Details: Debbie Tubertini, 601-366-2335, ext. 107,
MADISON St. Francis Parish, M&M Bible study, “Jesus the Pilgrimage,” Wednesdays from 9:15 – 11:15 in the Family Life Center, room 100. Details: Jan Evans, 601-946-6606.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, Bible study, Tuesdays, Sept. 1-Oct. 6, from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the parish center. Father Robert Barron’s book, “Untold blessings, the three paths to holiness.” Details: Kathy Foley, 601-616-0025,
PEARL St. Jude Parish, “A biblical walk through the Mass, begins Sept. 13, from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in the parish hall.
PHILADELPHIA Holy Cross Parish, couples’ Bible study beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. with Mass. Led by Ben Peebles. Supper and childcare provided. Cost for supper is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

LEVEL ll Catechist certification and adult faith formation courses on-site
JACKSON Holy Family Parish, “Ecclesiology, who we are as church in the world, Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 2, from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
MADISON St. Francis Parish, “Mary and the saints: Companions on the journey,” Saturdays, Sept. 12, 19, Oct. 3 and 17, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
NATCHEZ Holy Family Parish, “Sacraments and worship: celebration of Christian mystery,” Mondays, Sept. 14-Nov. 2, from 3 – 5 p.m.
Level 1 certification – online courses:
– Role and person of the catechist, Sept. 8-27.
– Faith and moral development, Oct. 4-25.
– Introduction to Scriptures, Nov. 1-22.
Details: Annette Stevenson, annette.stevenson, 601-960-8470.

CANTON Holy Child Jesus Parish annual Family and Friends Day, Sunday, Aug. 30, beginning at the 11:15 a.m. Mass followed by a picnic on the church grounds. Members, former members and friends are welcome.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish fair, Tuesday, Sept. 15. Volunteers are needed. Details: Lisa Chicorelli, at 662-645-0398.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, cantor workshop, Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the church. We focus on treatment of text with a few tips on breathing and vocal technique. Details: Karen Fosheim, 662-347-7653
GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish  Knights of Columbus, MSU/OLE MISS football pool. Cost is $20 a square. Details: Paul Correro, 662-453-7766, or the church office, 662-453-3980.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish, health screenings, Sunday, Aug. 30, in the parish hall.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, blood drive, Sunday, Aug. 30, from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Fall Bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Booth rental, $25. Call Barbara Dean, 901-486-6470. Volunteers needed. Details: Barbara Smith, 662-233-4833 -901-413-8102.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, planning meeting for canonization celebration of St. Therese of Lisieux’s parents, Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. All parishioners invited.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, young adult group “Dining with the deacon,” Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Squealr’s Bar-B-Que. Details: Monette Jeter, and Mary Billups, 601-484-8954.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, launch party for all  youth group members and their parents – CYO, JCYO, KCYO, St. Mary Kids, CLW, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Sunday Aug. 30, at the Youth Center.
PEARL St. Jude Parish, monthly meeting of SAIL (Support for Adoption, Infertility, and Loss) for women that have lost children, are going through infertility, or adoption, second Tuesday of every month (Sept. 8) at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is provided. Details: Abby Nelson,
PHILADELPHIA Holy Cross, Woofer Ball Tournament and picnic, Saturday,  Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. Details: Jason Holland.
– Religious education kickoff celebration, trip to Lake Tiak o’Khata, Sunday, Sept. 23, leaving after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Lunch will be provided. Cost for parents is $16, free  for children registered for religious education classes.
TUPELO St. James Parish, Ladies’ Club meeting,  Sunday, Aug. 30, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in Mary’s Room to discuss the upcoming rummage sale. All are invited. Lunch will be served.

The 2015 National Black Catholic Men’s Conference, Oct. 8-11, at the Double Tree Hotel in Lafayette, La. Sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette. Registration is $150 for adults, $75 for college students and $25 for high school and youth (8-13). Details: Father Thomas James, SVD, (337) 380-9713 or or

Born Free and New Beginnings has received a grant from the March of Dimes to add a smoking cessation component to its program. Born Free offers treatment services for women 18 years or older who have been identified as abusing drugs and/or alcohol and are pregnant and/or have children younger than six-years-old. Participants will get counseling for addiction, smoking cessation, safe sleep and referrals to improve the health of their babies. Details: 601-922-0026.

JACKSON Life performances of the Whirling Dervishes from Konya and Turkish Sufi music ensemble, Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Inspired by Rumi, one of the world’s greatest and best-selling poets of all time.