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
COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, Tuesday Bible study, “The Bible timeline: The story of salvation, from 10 a.m. – noon. Details: Karen Overstreet, 662-251-1961.
CORINTH St. James Parish, 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:
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, prayer of the rosary for Pro-life intentions the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. Led by members of the Knights of Columbus in the Mary Garden.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish, Healing Mass, Thursday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. Prelude music starts at 11:15 a.m.
– “Discovering Christ,” a seven-week series, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. until May 17. There will be a retreat on Saturday, May 7.

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.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, health walk/breakfast will resume on Fridays after the 8 a.m. Mass in the parish center.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, fellowship luncheon, Tuesday, April 19, at 11 a.m.  at Christina’s (on Cotton Row). Details: Ellen Duplantis, 662- 402-9722. All parishioners are invited.
– Music ministry workshop, “Sing to the Lord,” Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – noon. Cost is $10 per person, $25 per parish.
– The parish has registration forms for the Women’s Resource Center of Cleveland’s golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday, April 30, at the Cleveland Country Club. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m. Cost for four-person teams is $50 per person. Register at Details: Kayla White, 601-613-4403.
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, 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.
CORINTH St. James Parish, feast day celebration, Sunday, May 1, beginning at noon. Bring a dish to share. There will be dancers, games and entertainment.
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.
– The parish is selling tickets for Central Grocery muffalettas for $20. Pick up day is Thursday, April 21.
– Paul and Wadel Abide Memorial Golf Tournament, Friday, April 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Greenville Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph and Our Lady of Lourdes Scholarship Fund. Details: Bonda Abide, 662-931-0490.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, dinner theater, “Murder can be habit forming,” Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Tickets are $10 per person, childcare, $5, includes pizza and movie.
– Deadline to sign up for the annual men and women’s retreat (open to all high school students) is Sunday, May 15. Meeting with participants and their parents, Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m.
JACKSON Carmelite Monastery art show, Tuesday,   May 10, beginning at 6 p.m. It will feature selected art from the archives of the late Sister Muriel Ludden and the sisters of the monastery. The booth display will be up for a month. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of the monastery.
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 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:
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Sodality meeting, Tuesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center. Guest speaker will be Tau Iosia, president of the parish council. All Ladies of the Catholic Community are invited to attend.”
– Canned food drive, Saturdays and Sundays, April 30-May 1, and May 7-8. Collection boxes will be available at the doors of both churches.
– Merciful Mufflers meet on Mondays from 2 – 4 p.m. for prayer, fellowship and to make scarves for the homeless. No experience or supplies required.

Journey of Hope Luncheon
NATCHEZ Catholic Charities Journey of Hope benefit, Friday, April 22, from noon-1 p.m. at the Natchez Community Center.

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,  601-397-2224.

Pro-Life Spring Banquet
JACKSON – 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.

In Memoriam
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Dorothy Frankrone, OSU, 95, was celebrated on , April 12. She died Thursday, April 7, at Sacred Heart Home in Louisville.
Sister Frankrone taught at St. Mary Parish school in Jackson from 1952 to 1956. She taught elementary grades in Louisville and in Evansville, Indiana. In the early 1970s, she was an instructor in the education department of Bellarmine College (now University).
In retirement she served as a Eucharistic minister to patients at Suburban Hospital. Burial took place in St. Michael Cemetery.

Bishop Houck memorial edition
Mississippi Catholic will honor the memory of the late Bishop William Houck in the May 13th edition. Those wishing to submit photos or memories should send them to by April 29. Submissions will be subject to space requirements and editing.