CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines, ninth annual “Speak Lord I’m listening” retreat for men and women using the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Friday-Sunday, July 29-31. Led by Father Bill Henry.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, “Putting it all together,” a DVD series titled “Divine Mercy” featuring Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, beginning Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. in Foley Hall. Details: Suzan Cox, 601-366-2335.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, eight-week Level II Catechist Certification course on “Catholic Morality,” Sundays from 8:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the parish hall. Sister Michele Doyle is teaching the course. Cost is $20 plus a book fee. Details: Diane Melton, 662-746-1680.

CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories homebound parishioner needs a ride to Mass on the weekend. Anyone who can help, even if just occasionally, call the parish office, 662-846-6273.
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Fine Arts Camp, June 20-24 and July 18-22, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. for students entering Kindergarten – sixth grade. Hands-on camp focused on visual and physical arts, music, and theatre. Cost is $100 for first child, $90 for each additional child. Details: Jenni Browing,
– Work day to get the campus prepared for the first day of school, Saturday, July 16, beginning at 8 a.m. Bring work gloves. Lunch will be provided.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, “Catholics Come Home,” a four-week program to explore returning to the church, beginning Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Foley Hall, 1242 Lynnwood Drive. A nursery will be provided upon request. Details: 601-366-2335 ext. 107
– Mississippi Catholics Against Human Trafficking (MCAHT) meeting, Tuesday, June 14, at 1 p.m. in Mercy Room. Membership with MCAHT offers hands-on opportunities to be involved in fighting human trafficking. Details: email
MADISON St. Joseph School, first annual summer evening prayer and potluck dinner, Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
– Used uniform sale, Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the cafeteria.
ROSEDALE Sacred Heart Parish will have Mass on the fourth Saturday of every month at 4 p.m. Details: Jim Tomek, 662-846-7136.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish, summer socials, cookouts on Sundays, June 26 and July 31, at 6 p.m. and a potluck on Sunday, Aug. 28, at noon.
TUPELO St. James Parish, annual pilgrimage walk and celebration of the parish’s patron, Saturday, July 23.

JACKSON Mass of Thanksgiving for the jubilee celebration of Father Richard Somers 50th ordination anniversary, Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Richard Parish followed by a reception in Foley Hall. All are invited. No formal invitations will be sent.

GREENWOOD – Life in the Spirit Seminar, “Take the grace of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit into the Heart of the church,” Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Locus Benedictus Retreat Center, 1407 Levee Road, Greenwood. Speakers are: Father Bill Henry, Camille Leatherman, Ann Leatherman, Mark Davis, Mike and Charlene Brown. Details: Magdalene Abraham, 662- 299-1232.

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sister Cecilia Mahriam of the Holy Family, OCD, died May 5. She was 92. She was a professed Carmelite nun who had been a Chapter Sister at the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Little Flower in Jackson since Jan. 28, 1998.
Sr. Cecilia Mahriam entered religious life in 1951 at the age of 27, eventually professing solemn vows on Oct. 15, 1954, at the Carmel by the Sea in Long Beach, Calif.
Before her transfer to Jackson Carmel, Sister Mahraim visited numerous Carmelite monasteries with a special interest in preserving Russian liturgy with the goal of eventually returning it to Russia once the church could freely practice again. While in residence at Jackson Carmel, Sister Mahriam helped organize a Lebanese society in Mississippi.
NOTE: A Funeral Mass for Sister Mahraim will be celebrated at the Carmelite Monastery in Jackson Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. followed by burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Gluckstadt. A reception will follow at St. Joseph Parish.

Vacation Bible schools
– Brookhaven St. Francis Parish, “Barnyard Roundup,” June 12-15, from 5:30 (meal) – 8 p.m. Details: Erin Womack, 601-754-0963.
– Clarksdale St. Elizabeth Parish, “Deep Sea Discovery,” June 13-17, from 8 a.m. – noon for children entering K4 through 6th-grade. Details and to volunteer: Sarah Cauthen, 662-645-6260.
Corinth St. James Parish, there will be two different sessions. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12-13, and  Thursday and Friday, July 14-15, from 9 a.m. – noon. Register for one session only.
Gluckstadt St. Joseph Parish, Monday – Wednesday, June 13-15, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Details: Karen Worrell, 601-672-5817,
–Greenville St. Joseph Parish, “Birthday Blast: A celebration of Life!” June 13-16, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Greenwood Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 13-16.
– St. Francis, “Discovery Zone 2016,” June 27-30.
Jackson St. Therese, June 20-24, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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: Mary Catherine,
– Tupelo St. James Parish, June 13-17.