BAY ST. LOUIS “The Cor Seminar: God, Sex and the Meaning of Life,” Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Church. Led by Christopher West, and musicians Mike Mangione and Jason Clark. Tickets are $35 (which includes lunch). Can be reserved at Details: 228.467.6509,
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Tuesdays at 5:10 p.m. followed by Mass.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Advent Lectio Divina, Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Mercy Room.
JACKSON St. Peter the Apostle, Advent retreat and anointing, Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with registration. Mass and lunch to follow.
– Rosary for life, Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m.
PEARL St. Jude Parish, Illuminated Advent rosary, Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Rosary Garden. Parishioners of all ages are invited. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served afterwards in the Parish Hall.

BATESVILLE St. Mary parishioners are invited to participate in the  Christmas Parade this year on Dec. 8. Floats are to be in line by 6 p.m.
BOONEVILLE Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. St. Francis parishioners are invited to bring finger foods or sweets and join after the service for a potluck and fellowship.
COLUMBUS Annunciation parishioners are invited to the “Thanksgiving Praise & Prayer,” Thursday, Nov. 19, at noon, at YMCA downtown. Sponsored by The Christian Community in Prayer.
COLUMBUS Annunciation high school senior, Patti Johnson, is displaying her artwork in the Eugenia Summer Gallery of the Mississippi University for Women until Dec. 11.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish, health fair, Sunday, Nov. 22, from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Screenings include blood sugar, blood pressure, weight and body mass.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph School’s second annual “Celebrity chef cook-off,” Sunday, Nov. 29, beginning at 5 p.m. at the gym. Frank Signa, St. Joseph 2007 graduate and owner of Signa’s Grill in Ridgeland, vs mystery chefs. Tickets are $40 each. Proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign.
– St. Monica’s prison ministry is collecting the following items for its Christmas visit to the Washington County Correctional Facility: gallon ziplock bags, clear deodorant, bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, Christian books, Christmas cards, art supples, etc. Drop off donations in the church office by Tuesday, Dec. 1.
– Healing Mass, Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, altar guild selling raffle tickets for a Fontanini Nativity (valued at more than $300). Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. Proceeds will be used to repair the altar and purchase linens. Details: Irene Stark, 662-417-0968, Krystal Hogan 251-362-1091.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, annual frozen casserole and baked goods sale, Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m. Details: Cil Johnson, 662-420-9875.
JACKSON Christ the King Parish feast day will be observed on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the 9 a.m. Mass followed by a potluck reception.
– Photo and video disks of the 70th anniversary celebration are available for purchase. The photo disks are $7 and the video disks are $20. Call the parish office to order, 601-948-8867.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, bereavement support group, “Getting through the holidays when you have lost a loved one,” Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Linda Lalor, will facilitate. Details: Suzie Cranston 601-982-5464, or email
– Casserole sale to benefit ALIVE after all Masses Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, farewell reception for Father Jeremy Tobin, associate pastor, after all Masses Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29, in the parish hall.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Advent Fair, Sunday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Volunteers needed. Details: Mary Catherine George, 601-856-5556,
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, blood drive, Tuesday, Nov. 17, from noon to 5:45 p.m. Online sign-up at
– 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.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry will make scarves for the homeless in Yazoo City for Christmas. Parishioners can participate by donating scarves or giving money for supplies. Scarves are due by Dec. 3. Details: parish office, 662-746-1680.

JACKSON Catholic Charities annual Squat & Gobble, Thursday, Nov. 19, at Old Capitol Inn (new location). Benefits Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Office. Details: Tommy, 601-955-1677.

MADISON St. Anthony School’s 2015 Starry Night Gala, “Embrace the Moment,” Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. on the school’s campus, 1585 Old Mannsdale Road. Guests will enjoy music and dancing with “D-Play Band,” live and silent auctions, food from the Knights of Columbus and area restaurants, and the $5,000 drawdown. Tickets are $150 per couple. Details: Theresa McMullin, 601-607-7054,

McComb, St. Alphonsus, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
Hazlehurst, St. Martin, Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
Brookhaven St. Francis, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.
Natchez St. Mary, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6:15 p.m.
Crystal Springs, St. John, Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.