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.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues,” class following Father Robert Barron’s exploration of these seven sins, Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Room 106 in the church. Cost is $15.
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,  Speakers are: Father Bill Henry, Camille Leatherman, Ann Leatherman, Mark Davis, Mike and Charlene Brown. Details: Magdalene Abraham, 662- 299-1232.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, “Putting it all together,” a DVD series titled “Divine Mercy” featuring Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Foley Hall. Details: Suzan Cox, 601-366-2335.
– Old Testament class, Sept. 6-Oct. 11.
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.

BOONEVILLE St. Francis of Assisi Parish Knights of Columbus’s Ladies Auxiliary is collecting items for personal care bags for ministries in Booneville and Corinth, through December 2016. Place your donations in the baskets on the table in the narthex.
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Fine Arts Camp, 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 Browning,
– Workday 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.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish,  family picnic and movie night Friday, July 8, beginning at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, annual bazaar is being planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers are needed. Details: Barbara Smith, 662-233-4833, and 901-413-8102 (cell).
– Young adults of Northern Mississippi are invited  to a night hangout on Friday, July 15, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Bring a snack and a drink to share. Invite your friends, college age and up. Recent high school grads are welcome. Sign up in the gathering space as soon as possible.
– Five volunteers are needed to help at the Garden Cafe in Holly Springs on Thursday, June 30, departure  at 3:45 p.m. from the parish grounds. Details: parish office, 662-429-7851.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, meet-n-greet for Biking for Babies teams, Thursday, July 14, at 6 p.m. A spaghetti dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus will be serve. RSVP to 601-956-8636.
– “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
JACKSON St. Peter Parish, baptismal preparation class, Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. in the Cathedral Center. Call the parish office to register, 601-969-3125.
– Lector training, Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m.
MADISON St. Joseph School, first annual summer evening prayer and potluck dinner, Monday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
– Bruin Burn 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run, Saturday, July 16, beginning at 7 a.m. at St. Anthony School, 1585 Old Mannsdale Road, Madison. To register visit,
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.

CHATAWA A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Audrey Mae Kihnemann, SSND, was celebrated Friday, June 10, at St. Teresa Church. Sister Kihnemann died Tuesday, June 7, at St. Mary of the Pines. Her ministry was teaching primary grade children in Arkansas, Alabama, and as a teacher of English as a second language to primary children at Notre Dame School in Japan. She returned to the States in 1971 and continued her educational ministry as teacher and counselor in secondary schools in Lousiana.
Since 2005, Sister Kihnemann was a member of the St. Mary of the Pines Community. Burial took place in the Chatawa Cemetery.

PUEBLO, Colo. – A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Walter J. Smigiel, 93, was to be celebrated June 22 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pueblo.
He joined the Franciscan Order of the Assumption of BVM Province and was ordained on June 3, 1950. He volunteered to work among the African-Americans in Greenwood, Miss. In 1953, he founded St. Benedict the Moor Information Center in Indianola, Miss., which subsequently became a parish.
After 17 years of mission work among African-Americans and being involved in the Civil Rights Movement, Father Smigiel expressed a desire to work among Native Americans and Latinos. Permission was granted by the Provincial Superior. He was accepted by Bishop Charles Buswell, bishop of Pueblo, Colo., in January of 1971. His first assignment in the Pueblo diocese was at St. Mary Parish in Montrose, Colo., where he helped found the Mexican-American Development Association, a civil rights organization. He served in Colorado until he retired from the active ministry of priesthood.

Vacation Bible schools
– Booneville St. Francis of Assisi Parish, July 18-22. Details: Ken Floyd, 662-728-2131.
– 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.
Greenwood St. Francis, “Discovery Zone 2016,” June 27-30.
Meridian St. Patrick, July 11-14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for children who have completed K4 through fourth grade. Details: Sister Marilyn Winkle,, 601-484-8955.