HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Father Bruce Neili talks on the topic of mercy, Jan. 10-12, 2016. Dinner and child care will be provided.
AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion group meets Monday, Dec. 14, to discuss “Still Life” by Louise Penny.
– Faith sharing/Scripture study, Sundays at 10 a.m. lat the convent house. Led by Sister Mary Chris.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, Scripture-based Advent devotion, Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. in the parish center.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, mission, Jan. 18-20, 2016. Led by Father Jack Conley from Chicago.
– Annual ladies’ retreat, Jan. 22-24, 2016, at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa. Led by Bishop Joseph Kopacz.
PARISH, SCHOOLS & FAMILY EVENTS
AMORY St. Helen Parish, Mission Mississippi meeting, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 8 a.m. for a pancake breakfast and wrapping of Christmas gifts for two families. Parishioners are invited.
BOONEVILLE St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Posadas and the Christmas Story, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi Parish, faith formation Christmas party Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, Knights of Columbus Christmas party, Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pate’s House, 563 Hillcrest Circle. Bring new children’s pajamas for the pajama drive. Parishioners can leave them at the church if they would like to participate.
– Volunteers needed for an English as a Second Language (ESL) program to teach English to parishioners.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish Christmas potluck party, Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. Participants will play Dirty Santa. Bring a $5 – $10 gift and a gift for the children’s table.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish youth are invited to go Christmas caroling Monday, Dec. 21. Meet at the Family Life Center at 5 p.m.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, bilingual Mass, installation of Msgr. Elvin Sunds as pastor by Bishop Joseph Kopacz, Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
– Representation of las Posadas during the bilingual Christmas Eve Mass, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Angel Tree Christmas party, Sunday, Dec. 20, from 2 – 3 p.m.
– New Year’s Eve party, Thursday, Dec. 31, after the 6 p.m. Mass in Foley Hall. Bring hors d’oeuvres.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Christmas pageant, Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. The congregation will process around the courtyard and in front of the chapel to Northeast Christian Church singing carols around their live manger scene. Refreshments will follow in the Northeast Christian Church fellowship hall.
MADISON St. Joseph School, “Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues Draw Down,” Jan. 30, 2016. Food, fun, entertainment and the chance to win $10,000. Only 550 tickets are sold. Tickets are on sale now.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, las posadas, Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. followed by hot chocolate and sweet bread.
TUPELO St. James Parish, Happy Hearts Christmas celebration Friday, Dec 18, in Shelton Hall after the 12:10 p.m. anointing Mass. Lunch will be served. All seniors are invited to attend.
– Monthly anniversary Mass, Wednesday, Dec 16, at the 6 p.m.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES
Canton Sacred Heart, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m.
Cleveland Our Lady of Victories, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m.
Gluckstadt St. Joseph, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 5 – 8 p.m.
Greenville Sacred Heart, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m.
Hernando Holy Spirit, Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Holly Springs St. Joseph, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.
Meridian St. Patrick, Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.
Olive Branch Queen of Peace, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
Southaven Christ the King, Saturday, Dec. 19, at 9 a.m. followed by a breakfast in the social hall.
Shaw St. Francis, Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Yazoo City St. Mary, Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.
COURT INTERPRETER SEMINAR
JACKSON – The Mississippi Court Interpreter Credentialing Program will offer the Ethics and Skill Building Seminar on Jan. 20-21, 2016, for court interpreters in the first floor meeting room at the Mississippi Supreme Court (Carroll Gartin Justice Building), 450 High Street in Jackson
Cost is $100 and includes lunch for both days. Registration deadline is Jan. 8, 2016. The registration form and seminar agenda is available on the Mississippi Supreme Court website on the AOC/Court Interpreters/Resources for Interpreters under the Training Information section located at http://courts.ms.gov/aoc/courtinterpreter/resources.html. Details: Ta’Shia S. Gordon, 601-576-4632.
MEDICAL INTERPRETERS TRAINING
JACKSON – The Office of Health Disparity Elimination (OHDE) will offer a Medical Interpreters Training (MIT) on Jan. 20-22 and Jan. 27-29. The registration is open until Jan. 1, 2016. Details: Shirley Pandolfi, 601-206-1553,
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, email@example.com.
WOMEN AND SPIRIT
“Women and Spirit” will air on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) on Monday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.
“A Mission of Healing and Hope” will air on MPB on Friday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 p.m.