Calendar of Events

JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Fatima rosary, in celebration of the 98th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon. The special intention for this year’s prayer will be for the healing and conversion of America. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets! Details: John Dorsa, 601-790-2600 or 601-790-9425.
JACKSON St. Peter Parish, men’s retreat, “Gifted and called: To be agents for the Kingdom here & now,” Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Cathedral Center. Details: Charlie Sims, 601-624-9966.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, two spirituality trainings, “Rights and obligations of permanent deacons,” Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 22.
“The Francis miracle,” Thursday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 20. Both presentations are at 6:30 p.m. in St. Clare Hall.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, eight-week study of church Creed, Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Babysitting is available. A light supper will be served at 6 p.m. at the O’Connor Family Life Center.
TUPELO St. James Parish book club, meets the second Wednesday of each month (Oct. 14), at noon in the library. The selection for this month is “Dear and Glorious Physician” by Taylor Caldwell.

BATESVILLE St. Mary Parish, blessing of pets, Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.
– Friday, Oct. 9, noon Mass and the Stations of the Cross with lunch and talk with Sister Marta Gladys.
BOONEVILLE St. Francis of Assisi Parish, beginning Sunday, Oct. 4, Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. and on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, annual Parish feast day celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 7. Praying of the rosary and a meal at 6 p.m.
– Visit and Mass in Spanish with Bishop John Manz from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. Potluck reception immediately following in the parish center.
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, art auction, Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center. Advance tickets are $25, at the door, $30.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, fund-raiser festival for the youth, “Peter’s Pumpkin Party,” Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center with a chili cook-off. Families are asked to donate a bag of candy.
GREENVILLE St. Vincent de Paul open house, Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m.
INDIANOLA Immaculate Conception Parish, annual spaghetti dinner, Monday, Oct. 12, from 5 – 7 p.m. Dinners are $10 each, eat-in or take-out.
JACKSON Christ the King Parish, 70th anniversary prayer service, (Liturgy of the Hours) Friday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. followed by the rosary.
– 70th anniversary Mass, Sunday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m. followed by a reception.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, bereavement support group meeting, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. “No One Understands What I Am Going Through” led by parishioner, Dot-T Dehmer. Details: Suzie Cranston 601-982-5464,
JACKSON St. Peter Parish, jambalaya dinner, Saturday, Oct. 10, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Free. Donations will be accepted for Council 848 of the Knights of Columbus, sponsor of the event.
– Baptismal preparation class, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.
MADISON St. Anthony School’s Starry Night Gala, “Embrace the Moment,” Saturday, Dec. 5.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish mission, “Joy of the Gospels,” Oct. 3-7. Presented by Fathers Patrick Keyes and Mike McAndrew after the morning Masses and at 6 p.m. during the evening service.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, Hispanic community’s rummage sale, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tables are available for $10 to sell goods. Donations are welcome (no clothes). Bring them to Kehrer Hall Friday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m.
MOUND BAYOU – St. Gabriel Mercy Center, Harvest Festival, Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now, $1 each or $10 per book.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica Healing Hands is collecting baby blankets for distribution in a hospital in Haiti run by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Place donations in the box in the O’Connor Family Life Center by Dec. 1.
PEARL St. Jude Parish, Young Apostles “Trunk or Treat,” Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Volunteers needed to decorate their trunk or tailgates and provide them as stopping points for candy distribution. Council 8038 of the Knights of Columbus will provide a trophy for “Best Decorated” Trunk. Details: Mara, 601-421-3849, or Betsy, 601-214-7378.
ROSEDALE Sacred Heart Parish, chili supper,  Thursday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Plates are $8. Details: Jim Tomek, 662-846-7136,
SALTILLO St. Thomas Chapel, Mass and blessing of the graves during the Month of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m.
TUPELO St. James Parish, “Christian persecutions,” Sunday, Oct. 25, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Dr. Salwa Gendi will share her personal story and the plight of Christians in Egypt and Syria, including her family and friends. The Guadalupan dancers will lead participants to the grotto to pray the rosary.
– Festival of Saints, Sunday, Nov. 1, from 5 – 8 p.m. Trunk or treat for the children at 5 p.m.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, anointing of the sick,   Thursday, Oct. 15, during the noon Mass in the parish hall followed by a potluck lunch. Sign up sheets are in the back of the church.

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. Details: Sue Anne Booth, 601-960-8474,

JACKSON Catholic Charities annual Squat & Gobble, Thursday, Nov. 13, at Old Capitol Inn (new location). Benefits Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Office. Details: Tommy, 601-955-1677.

GREENWOOD – Diocese of Jackson Black Catholic Day of Reflection, Nov. 6-7, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Sessions with Dr. Timone Davis, retreat minister, youth sessions, prayer, Liturgy, vendors. Cost is $15 for pre-registration and $20 at the door.

JACKSON – Catholic Charities “Purple Dress Run,” 5K Run Walk, Thursday, Oct. 22, beginning and ending at The Iron Horse Grill. Benefits Domestic Violence Services Center. Details: Michael Thomas, 601-326-3714.

JACKSON – The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Fall Gala, Saturday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn. Tickets are $60 per person and $100 per couple and includes food, cocktails, 50/50 split pot raflle, silent auction and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the renovation of the cathedral. Details: 601-969-3125.