COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, Bible study, Tuesdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Themes of study, the Enneagram, and a 12-week of study of “The Bible Timeline.”
GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary, Parish Mission, “Come to Know the Merciful love of our God,” Feb 21-24 from 6 – 7 p.m. Led by Redemptorist Fathers Patrick Keyes and Tuan Pham. The Tuesday evening program will include a reconcilation rite. All are welcome.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Lectio during Lent begins Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Led by Mary Louise Jones and Claudia Addison. Details: Addison, 601-594-3937,
NATCHEZ Assumption Parish, new Bible study on Fridays, “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass,” after the 8 a.m. service in Tuite Hall. Facilitated by Roseminette Gaude.
– St. Mary Basilica, Catholic Theology Course II, “Deepening of Faith Commitment,” Thursdays, Feb. 18-March 24, beginning at 6 p.m. with a light dinner.

JACKSON St. Richard Parish, bereavement support group meeting, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercy Room. “Love Survives.” Speaker will be David Morgan. Details: Linda Lalor, 601-853-8840.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, World Day of the Sick celebration, Thursday, Feb. 11. The anointing of the sick will be administered during the 11 a.m. Mass followed by lunch in St. Therese Hall.
– Young at Heart senior social, Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. for parishioners and friends aged 65+. Volunteer and donations of door prizes and bingo prizes are needed. Details: 601-431-9127.
– Catholic Heritage guided tours in celebration of Natchez 300th anniversary, Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning at the Family Life Center.
– Holy Family Church, Tri-Centennial Tour of Historic Black Churches, Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. Parish historian, Duncan Morgan, other docents and the kindergarten class will share Holy Family’s history.
TUPELO St. James Parish, Lenten soup supper, Friday, Feb. 26, from 5 – 8 p.m. in Shelton Hall. Soup will be $1 per bowl, and will be served with bread, crackers and water.

JACKSON – 40 Days for Life campaign returns to Jackson “on Wednesday, Feb. 10, with 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach. Details: Judy Batson,, 601-291-1275; 601-956-8636.

SCRANTON, Pa. – Sister Mary Hugh Placilla, IHM, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died Jan. 17 at Regional Hospital in Scranton. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 23 in Scranton. Interment was at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, Pa.
In the Diocese of Jackson Sister Placilla served as director of religious education and pastoral minister at Philadelphia Holy Rosary Mission. She also served in schools in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York and Deleware. From 2010 until the time of her death, Sister Placilla was a prayer minister at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton. Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18509.

JACKSON – 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.

JACKSON – 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, will be the guest speaker.

TUPELO – The Office of Health Disparity Elimination (OHDE) will offer a 40-hour Medical Interpreters Training (MIT) in Tupelo on Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4.  The training will be offered in Jackson on April 20-22 and April 27-29. Details: Dora Moreno, 601-206-1540,

MOBILE, Ala. – “Pray to Love,” mixed media exhibit of the images, paintings and film created by Anne Goetze in memory of her aunt,  Sister Margarite Marie, will be on view Feb. 17-25 at the Visitation Monastery, 2300 Springhill Avenue, in Mobile. Tours will be available at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 18, 20 and 25. Details: 251-473-4901, To view Goetze’s art, visit

A caption in the Jan. 22 edition of Mississippi Catholic misidentified Jacqueline Haynes, assistant director of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program. We deeply regret the error.