• BOONEVILLE St. Francis Parish, Father Robert Baron’s six-part series, “The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters,” Fridays at 3 p.m. in the parish hall.
  • BROOKHAVEN Young Adult Group, study on  “Amazed and afraid,” followed by supper and fellowship, Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Kathy and Bill Phillips, 726 Zetus Rd.
  • CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, ladies Bible study, “At prayer with Mary, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the parish center. Details: Jamey Gainspoletti, 662-719-6802 or Cathy Shivers, 588-0216.
  • CORINTH – Group reading guide, “On Care for Our Common Home: ‘Laudato Si’” by Pope Francis. Led by Bill Huebsch on Sundays from 10:45 – noon and  Wednedays at 2:30 p.m.
  • JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Scripture study for parents with young children, Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6 – 6:45 p.m. in Chatham Room.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, presentation on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Led by Father Ben Bradshaw.
    – Parish mission, Oct. 3-7. “The Joy of the Gospel,” presented by Father Patrick Keys.
    – “Rights and obligations of permanent deacons,” Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Thursday, Oct. 22.
    – Spirituality training, “The Francis Miracle,” Thursday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Clare Hall. Both of these trainings are for all eucharistic ministers, lectors and ministers.
  • TUPELO St. James Parish, Catholic Book Club,  review of “Dear and Glorious Physician” by Taylor Caldwell, Wednesday, Oct. 14, at noon in the library. All are welcome.


  • BOONEVILLE St. Francis Parish, yard sale, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3.
  • GREENWOOD St. Francis School Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Activities and food for the kids and adults.
    – School, draw down, Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon – 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Grand prize is $6,500. Four $75 and two $100 prizes will also be awarded. Details: www.
  • JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Blue Mass, Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8:15 a.m. Policemen, fire and EMS officers and staff in the Jackson Metro area are invited. “Blue Mass” celebrated to ask God’s protection upon all  public servants who work so hard to protect and serve our community.
  • LELAND St. James Parish, annual fall bazaar, Tuesday, Sept. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a spaghetti supper in the parish hall. Cost is $10 per plate. Booth will open at 6 p.m.
  • MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, “Taste of St. Francis,” Sunday, Oct. 4, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
  • MERIDIAN St. Joseph Parish annual October Festival, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations are accepted for the white elephant store. Details: Rhonda Carr, 601-227-1199.
  • NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, dedication of 22 plaques which trace the history of Catholicism in the Natchez area, Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. the O’Connor Family Life Center. Bishop Joseph Kopacz will preside at the ceremony.
  • NATCHEZ Assumption Parish Altar Society, annual fund-raiser casserole sale: broccoli/rice/cheese, chicken tetrazzini and sweet potato. Details: 601-442-7250.
  • PEARL St. Jude Parish, “Date Night” hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Saturday, Sept. 26, following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Tickets are $35 per couple. Live music, open bar, and a catered dinner. Details: Danny Nelson, 601-549-6783.
    – Women of Faith’s crocheting group meeting Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Whether a veteran or a newbie to the art of yarn, we would love to have you join us. Details: Jennifer Diez, 601-750-9943,
  • SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish day celebration, Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at Grady Simpson’s home.
  • SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, catechist kick-off day, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sister Corlita Bonnarens’s presentation on “Mercy on our common home,” culled from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Lunch will be provided as well as child care.
    – Life Chain, a prayer for an end to abortion, Sunday, Oct. 4, from 2 – 3 p.m. Details: Barbara Dean, 662-429-7481.
  • TUPELO The Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts, seminar to introduce bilingual speakers to the requirements for court interpreting, Oct. 7-8, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Lee County Justice Center’s Community Development Foundation Renasant Center for Ideas Training Room. Details: Ta’Shia Gordon, 601-576-4632.
  • VICKSBURG “Spooky Sprint,” a 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run with a Halloween carnival, Saturday, Oct. 31, beginning at 8 a.m. to benefit Vicksburg Catholic School. Organizers are also selling raffle tickets to give away a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport the day of the event. Details: visit
  • YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, mandatory meeting for all parents whose child will be celebrating First reconciliation and First Eucharist,  Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall.
    – Fall crafts, flea market and garage sale fund-raiser for the religious education program, Saturday, Oct. 31. Vendors to reserve spaces, 10 x 10, under the gym to sell their crafts. Details: Diane Melton 662-746-1680.

The men’s Cursillo weekend is set for Oct. 8-11, at the Duncan Gray Campground in Canton. Cost is $200. The ladies’ weekend is Oct. 15-18 at the Duncan Gray Conference Center. Cost is $300. The fee for the ladies’ Cursillo is $100 more than the Men’s because it’s being held at the conference center instead.
Details: Sue Anne Booth, 601-960-8474, Applications can be found: Click on Evangelization (In Action), scroll down to “Other Opportunities – Cursillo Movement” and select men’s or ladies’ applications.

MADISON “Catholic Citizenship in the Digital Age” Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Joseph School. For pastors, DRE/CREs, youth ministers, teachers, principals, lay ecclsial ministers, parents and catechists. Keynote speaker is Paul Sanfrancesco of Philadelphia, Pa. RSVP to Annette Stevenson, 601-960-8740,

CANTON Sacred Heart Parish, Flea Market, Thursday, Oct. 8. Shop with the 100 exhibitors at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Peace Street across from City Hall. Antiques and collectibles will be inside the parish center with free admission.