CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Married Couple’s Retreat, Feb. 5-7. The theme is, “Finding God in All things – Encountering the Living God in Marriage.” Robin and Easton Hebert, spiritual directors and retreat leaders from Lafayette, La, will lead the retreat. Details: Sister Helen Roper, 601-341-9447 (cell),
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, small group meetings to discuss Pope Francis’ “Jubilee Year of Mercy,” beginning the week of Jan. 25, at  parishioners’ homes.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish, seven-session, “Discovering Christ,” on Tuesdays until March 8, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the parish hall. Dinner, transportation and child care will be available.
GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, presentation by Father Daniel Cambra, MIC, from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Ma., Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m. followed by a blessing with a first class relic of St. Faustina.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, Rosary  for Life, every third Saturday of the month at 9 am. in the Mary Garden of the Cathedral parking lot.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica and Assumption parishes mission, “Call to spiritual renewal and encounter with God,” Jan. 25-28. A light dinner will be served from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. at St. Mary, followed by the main presentation. The Wednesday evening program will include reconciliation with a number of visiting priests.
– Theology course, “Deepening of Faith Commitment,” begins on Thursday, Feb. 18-March 24, in the O’Connor Family Life Center beginning with a light supper at 6 p.m.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, eight-week “Church History Course,” beginning in March. Details: Diane Melton.

CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish college students who would like information or to be notified by text about our the parish’s Bible groups and other activities, call or text your name and number to Natalie Hardesty, 228-861-7253.
CLINTON Holy Savior Parish mission, Feb. 16-19.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, bingo fund-raiser, Friday, Jan. 29, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the parish hall. All youth who plan to attend the summer trip need to participate.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph School’s annual fund-raiser, Spring Fling, “Irish Emerald Isle,” Saturday, Jan 30,  6 p.m. – midnight at the Washington County Convention Center. Tickets are $100 for two people, as well the opportunity to win up to $5,000. Details: 662-378-9711.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, blood drive, Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish Theatre Company meeting, Sunday, Jan. 25, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  Details: Ken Hoover, 662-420-0110. The group is planning a new production for May 7. The cast will include nine women and seven men, ranging in ages from teens to senior citizens.
JACKSON St. Dominic Hospital, free yoga classes on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Center Complex, Toulouse Building. Details: 601-200-6698.
JACKSON 30th annual Knights of Peter Claver-LA , Mardi Grass Ball, Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Regency Hotel (near the coliseum). Tickets are $30. Details: Christ the King Parish, Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court #199.
JACKSON St. Richard School, “Krewe de Cardinal” ball, Friday, Feb. 5. Tickets are $100 per couple. Details: 601-366-1157,
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Boy Scout Troop 30 33rd. annual Super Bawl Sunday pulled pork dinner with trimmings, Sunday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Foley Hall. Plates are $8 each.
MADISON St. Joseph School’s annual “Jeans, Jazz and Bruins Blues” Draw Down, Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. The Grand Prize is $10,000. Tickets are $130 and admits two. Details: Office of Advancement, 601-898-4800,
MADISON Mississippi Talent Education presentation of “The celebration of light event,” Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Family Life Center. Tickets are $12 each with eligibility for cash door prizes. Details: 601-832-6901,
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, farewell reception for Father Francis Cosgrove, Sunday, Jan. 31, after the 11 a.m. Mass in the parish center. The meat and drinks will be provided, bring a side dish according to your last name: A-L, dessert; M-Z, side dish or salad.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Young at Heart senior social, Saturday, Feb. 20, for parishioners and friends aged 65+. Volunteers and donations of door prizes and bingo prizes needed. Details: Call 601-898-4803 to purchase a ticket or be a sponsor.
TUPELO St. James Parish, Happy Hearts Mardi Gras party, Friday, Jan. 29, at 12 noon in Shelton Hall. All are invited. RSVP to the church so the proper amount of food can be prepared.

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. 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 on pages 7-10 of this issue of Mississippi Catholic.

JACKSON – The Office of Black Catholic Ministry announces a combined Martin Luther King Jr., and Black History Month celebration Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Bishop Ferdinand Cheri, auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, dubbed the ‘dancing bishop’ for his joyful singing and dancing during his episcopal ordination in 2015, will be the guest speaker.
Bishop Cheri was raised in New Orleans. He taught at St. Augustine High School and served as assistant campus minister at Xavier University.