Youth Briefs & Gallery



CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, graduating seniors, deadline for submitting the parish scholarship form to office is Wednesday, April 20, by 4:30 p.m.

COLUMBUS Annunciation School will present a spring musical Thursday, May 12, for pre-K-eighth-graders. A talent showcase is set for Tuesday, May 24.

GREENVILLE – St. Joseph School senior Virginia Virden has been named as a Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition, (STAR)  Student for the 2015-2016 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council’s M. B. Swayze Foundation.
Virden will be honored during the STAR Program at the annual Education Celebration on April 28 at the Jackson Convention Center. She chose Mrs. Celeste DeAngelo as her STAR Teacher.

JACKSON Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary, Court #199, is sponsoring a poetry contest for Christ the King Parish youth ages seven through 16. Only original poems written by the youth will be accepted. One poem will be selected and read at Mass on Mother’s Day. The deadline is Sunday, April 24. Submit poems by email to, or

MERIDIAN – The Knights of Columbus will  offer $500 scholarships to children and grandchildren of active council members. Applications are available at Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 1.

WALLS – Sacred Heart Southern Missions (SHSM) is offering teens an opportunity to come together for a week, living in the volunteer house in Walls, working together daily to provide needed service to the SHSM clients, get to know Catholic teens from their six parishes and to grow in their faith.
The Catholic Service Initiative (CSI) camp for young women completing  ninth-12th grades is June 5-10. The camp for young men in the same grades is June 12-17.  Deadline to register is Sunday, May 15.
A meeting of all participants and their parents will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m.  Details: SHSM, 662-342-3181 and 662-342-3182.

Vacation Bible schools
– Clarksdale St. Elizabeth Parish, June 13-17 from 8 a.m. – noon. Details and to volunteer: Sarah Cauthen, 662-645-6260.
– Cleveland Our Lady of Victories, June 13-17. To volunteer contact Sarah Cauthen, 662-645-6260.
– Gluckstadt St. Joseph Parish, Monday- Wednesday, June 13-15, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Details and to volunteer: Karen Worrell, 601-672-5817, Registration for attendees will begin in May.
– Grenada St. Peter Parish, “Birthday Blast” Sunday-Thursday- June 5-9. Details and to volunteer: call/text Tara Trost, 662-515-9126.
– Greenville Sacred Heart Parish, June 6-10.
– Greenville St. Joseph Parish, “Birthday Blast: A celebration of Life!” June 13-16, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
– Jackson St. Richard Parish, June 6-9, from 9 a.m. – noon.
– Madison St. Francis of Assisi Parish, June 20-24 from 9 a.m. – noon for preK-fourth graders.
– Creative art camp for fifth and sixth graders at the same time. Details and to volunteer: Mary Catherine,
– Natchez St. Mary Basilica, “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, The Light of the World,” June 6-10, with a Mass celebration on Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. Details: Melinda, 601-597-7178.