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. Reserve at www.olgchurch.net/west. Details: 228.467.6509, email@example.com.
JACKSON St. Peter the Apostle, Advent retreat and anointing, Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Mass and lunch to follow.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Lectio during Advent, a way to pray scripture, Tuesdays Dec. 1, 8 and 15, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Mercy Room. Mary Louise Jones and Claudia Addison will facilitate. Details: Claudia Addison, 601-594-3937, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH, SCHOOLS & FAMILY EVENTS
BATESVILLE Visit of the Mexican Consulate to St. Mary Parish, Dec. 5-6, to issue ID cards, passports, and other services.
– Youth performance of a short play for their Christmas program, Sunday, Dec. 13, during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Next practice on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi Parish, women’s Christmas party, Sunday, Dec.13, at 2 p.m. in the parish center. Bring an ornament to swap and an appetizer to share.
– Wednesday, Dec. 9, meal, faith formation class and Reconciliation, beginning at 5:30 p.m,
– Wednesday, Dec. 16, Faith Formation Christmas party at 5:30 p.m.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, KC’s auction of items from the KC Hall on Saturday, Dec. 5.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, Christmas Program, Sunday Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. followed by the Christmas potluck dinner.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish, Healing Mass, Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish Christmas party, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Las Posadas will be part of the celebration. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by Christmas songs and a visit from Santa. The Knights of Columbus will provide turkey, dressing and gravy. Please bring a dish to share.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, daily Mass during Advent, Monday through Friday at 8 a.m.
– The religious goods store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday evenings before Mass and on Sunday mornings after Mass.
– Performers are needed for the young people’s Christmas Program, on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Rehearsals will be on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 11.45 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Saturday (dress rehearsal), Dec. 12, from 9 – 11 a.m. Details: Barbara Smith, 901-413-8102.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, candle-light remembrance celebration, “An opportunity to gather, remember, celebrate and honor our loved ones,” Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Foley Hall, followed by a social. Details: RSVP immediately to Linda Lalor, 601-853-8840, or email email@example.com.
MERIDIAN – St. Patrick Parish and Philadelphia Holy Cross Parish, basketball and dodgeball competition, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. Youth in fifth-12th grade from both parishes are invited to participate. Details: Father José de Jesús Sánchez, 601-693-1321.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Advent wreath workshop, Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:15 p.m. in the O’Connor Family Life Center. Cost of materials is $12.
– Alcorn State University Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
– Lessons & Carols Christmas Program, Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace Parish, daily Mass during Advent, Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish Christmas dinner, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Bring a $5-10 gift to play “Dirty Santa.” RSVP.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, daily Mass during Advent, Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.
– Advent/Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. followed by a spaghetti dinner.
TUPELO St. James Parish, catechist Christmas party, Sunday Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Shelton Hall. Teachers, assistant teachers and their families are invited.
Batesville St. Mary, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m.
Brookhaven St. Francis, Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.
Canton Sacred Heart, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m.
Crystal Springs, St. John, Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.
Gluckstadt St. Joseph, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
Grenada St. Peter parishioners are invited to attend Batesville St. Mary service on Tuesday. Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
Greenville Sacred Heart, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Greenville St. Joseph, Monday, Dec 7, at 7 p.m.
Hazlehurst St. Martin, Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.s
McComb, St. Alphonsus, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
Natchez St. Mary, Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6:15 p.m.
Cathedral School, Dec. 10, beginning at 9:25 a.m.
STARRY NIGHT GALA
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, www.stanthonyeagles.org.
WOMEN AND SPIRIT
“Women and Spirit” will air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.
“A Mission of Healing and Hope” will air on MPB on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. and on Friday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 p.m.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY 2016
JACKSON – World Marriage Day 2016, Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. There will be a Mass followed by a reception. The Mass honors all married couples, but invites those celebrating their 25th, 50th or 60th anniversaries or any significant anniversary.
Submit your name, address and wedding date to your pastor or parish secretary by Dec. 30. Details: Jennifer Eidt, 601-960-8487, firstname.lastname@example.org.