AMORY St. Helen Parish, discussion of the book “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown,  Monday, April 11, at noon in the parish hall.
BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, Thomas Merton retreat,  April 15-17. Ed Thebaud, a member of the International Thomas Merton Society, will be the presenter. Cost is $180. Details: 662-738-5348,
CANTON retreat on Contemplative Prayer and “The Cloud of Unknowing,” April 22-24 at the Gray Conference and Retreat Center in Canton. Special guest is Father William Meninger, a Trappist monk from St. Joseph Abbey in Spencer, Mass. Cost of double rooms is $190 per person; single rooms are $220. Details: The Grey Center, 601-859-1556. Register at
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, high school seniors will receive a special recognition during the 9 a.m. Mass Sunday, April 3. Breakfast will be served afterwards. All parishioners are invited.
CORINTH St. James, prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
FLOWOOD St. Paul Parish, “Discovering Christ,” a seven-week session, Thursdays until May 12 at 6:30 p.m. plus a retreat on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Details:
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, “Rediscovering Jesus,” a two-hour reflection for extrordinary ministers of holy Communion, Friday, April 8, from 2 – 4 p.m. Led by Dr. Nancy Ehret.
– Half-day retreat for moms, Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Led by Dr. Nancy Ehret. Cost is $10 per person.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, “Alive in Mercy, April 8, from 6 – 10 p.m. in the parish hall. A retreat for young adults college age and up.

BATESVILLE “Convoy of Hope,” Saturday, April 23, in the Civic Center. Father Sam Messina, pastor of St. Mary Parish, will be in the prayer room offering spiritual guidance. Volunteers are needed. Details: parish office.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories has registration forms for the Women’s Resource Center of Cleveland, golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, at the Cleveland Country Club. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m. Cost for   four-person teams is $45 per person ($50 after April 15). Register at Details: Kayla White, 601-613-4403.
COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, draw down, Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center. Tickets are $100 admit two adults. Grand prize is $10,000.
GREENVILLE Father Rusty Vincent, St. Joseph Parish associate pastor, will lead a Marian pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Medjugorje sites Nov. 2-11. Details: Father Vincent, 662-335-5251.
– American Queen Steamboat will dock in Greenville twice a month. Anyone who would like to greet passengers and give them a tour of St. Joseph Church should contact the parish office.
GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, blood drive, Monday, May 23, from 2:30 – 7 p.m. in the parish center.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, mandatory annual workshop for all lectors, Eucharistic ministers, ushers and greeters, Saturday, April 9, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  A brief nuts and bolts information session will follow.
– Indoor yard sale, Friday, April 15, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Volunteers are needed. Details: Barbara Wilder, 901-832-0672, or Pat Kuehnel, 662-996-6622.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Holy Hour of praise and worship featuring Lorraine Hess, music director at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, La., Friday, April 8, at 6 p.m. The hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.
JACKSON Sister Thea Bowman School 10th annual   draw down, Saturday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Tickets are $100, available now.
JACKSON Christ the King Parish, visit to the African American Museum near Baton Rouge and the La Burge casino, Monday, April 11. There is still room on the bus. Details: Genevieve Feyen, 601-373-4463.
JACKSON Catholic Charities Therapeutic Foster Care first annual 5K sunset run/walk to benefit foster children, Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Outback Steakhouse, 586 Parkway in Flowood. Cost is $25 per person. Details/registration:
JACKSON Human Trafficking Awareness conference, Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road. Cost is $30 and includes lunch.
MADISON – St. Anthony School’s  Eagle Scramble, Tuesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at Annandale Golf Club. Details: Kristi Thomas, 601-607-7054,
MADISON St. Joseph School spring musical, Seussical, Thursday-Friday, April 7-8, at 7 p.m.; Saturday,   April 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Following the children’s matinee there will be a cast meet and greet in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building.
– Senior art show, Sunday, April 17, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick and St. Joseph parishes, Countdown 2016, Friday, April 15, at the Family Life Center. Details: Mary Yarger, 601-482-6044.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, Trivia night  Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Cost is $15/person or $25 per couple. Details: Karin Ingram, 901-289-0311, or Donna, 662-342-1073,
SOUTHAVEN – Sacred Heart School Golf Tournament, Friday, April 15, at Wedgewood Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds will help the advancement of technology, athletics, and operating costs of Sacred Heart school. Details: Chris Farm,

Annual Mother-Daughter event
JACKSON – Catholic Charities is assisting with the second Annual Mother Daughter Tea in a Jackson Public School on Thursday, April 21. Organizers and volunteers are in need of dresses sizes 4 – 16. Details: Kim Thomason, volunteer coordinator at Catholic Charities,  601-397-2224.

Journey of Hope Luncheons
SOUTHAVEN Catholic Charities Jackson, Journey of Hope North Mississippi, Tuesday, April 12, from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Landers Civic Center with guest speaker Father Jonathan Morris.
– Journey of Hope Catholic Charities benefit, Natchez Community Center, Friday, April 22, from noon-1 p.m.

Morning of Spirituality
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. “Women’s Morning of Spirituality,” Saturday, April 9, from 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation. There is no cost, but ladies are asked to register. Details: Natalie Hardesty, Cleveland Our Lady of Victories parishioners, 228-861-7253,

Pro-Life Mississippi 2016 Spring Banquet, Thursday, April 21. Silent auction begins at 5 p.m., banquet at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Kiessling. Cost of a table for eight is $200. Details: 601-956-8636