GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish, seven-session, “Discovering Christ,” beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, with dinner. Transportation and child care will be available.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Father Bruce Neili talks on the topic of mercy, Jan. 10-12, 2016. Dinner and child care will be provided.
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.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Parish, parish mission, “Call to spiritual renewal and encounter with God,” Jan. 25-28, 2016.
– Theology course, “Deepening of Faith Commitment,” begins on Thursday, Feb. 18-March 24, 2016, in the O’Connor Family Life Center beginning with a light supper at 6 p.m.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Retreat Center, presentation by Father Daniel Cambra, MIC, from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Ma., Friday, March 4, 2016, at 6 p.m. followed by a blessing with a first class relic of St. Faustina.

GRENADA St. Peter Parish, blood drive, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish was added to the stops for the boat American Queen. Parishioners can serve as hostess/docent. Details: Mary Lynn Powers, 662-335-2747,
JACKSON St. Richard School, “Krewe de Cardinal” ball, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Tickets are $80 per couple.
MADISON St. Joseph School, “Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues” Draw Down, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Great food, fun, entertainment and the chance to win $10,000. Only 550 tickets are sold.
PEARL St. Jude Parish, New Year’s Eve party, Thursday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. – 1 p.m. Wear your tackiest New Year’s outfit. Bring your favorite finger food, appetizer or hors d’oeuvres.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish, feast of the Holy Family, blessing of families and renewal of marriage vows during the 9 a.m. Mass, Sunday, Dec. 27.

ALGIERS, La. – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Dec. 17, for Brother Anselm Hollingsworth, OSB. He died Dec. 11 at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center in Algiers.
He grew up in Jackson in a Baptist household, but as a youth he became an Episcopalian and was received into the full communion of the Roman Catholic Church at the age of 24.
His father, the late William R. Hollingsworth, Jr., was a noted painter, watercolorist and illustrator. Brother Anselm inherited his father’s talent as a cartoonist. His major talent was as a self-taught pianist with a gift for jazz improvisation. As a young man, he headed his own dance band.
He was well known to visitors during his many years as the Abbey’s principal porter.
Brother Anselm entered St. Joseph Abbey and made profession as a monk on Aug. 29, 1960. He served at the Abbey and Seminary College in St. Benedict, La. For almost 40 years he was the local climatological observer, regularly reporting to the National Weather Service as well as to local news outlets. He served as secretary to two abbots.

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 Details: Ta’Shia S. Gordon, 601-576-4632.

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.

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 especially recognizes 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,

JACKSON – Save the date for Catholic Charities’ Catholic Day at the Capitol, set for Thursday, Feb. 11, in Jackson. Activities this year will include in-depth discussions on effective advocacy and how the state can better serve children, families and those with mental health issues. Look for a full preview in the Jan. 8 issue of Mississippi Catholic.

JACKSON – Diocesan Hispanic Gathering (Encuentro) “Called, healed, sent to live and proclaim a Year of Mercy,” Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Convention Center in Greenwood.