AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion group of “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom,   Monday, Sept. 12, at noon in the parish hall.
JACKSON St. Peter Parish, adult faith formation class, “The Joy of Love,” Sundays, Sept. 11-Oct. 9, from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the Cathedral Center.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, “Old Testament” class, Sept. 6-Oct. 11, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. in the Chichester Room. Led by Mary Louise Jones. Cost is $20.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, “St. Francis,” Wednesdays, Aug. 24-Oct. 12, from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Led by Sister Michele Doyle. Details: parish office, 601-856-5556.
METAIRIE, La. – Married Couples retreat Sept. 17-18 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center. The theme is “Mercy AND Love.” Speaker couples include Deacon John and Linda Pippenger, Kat and Paul Metzler, Kim and David Lukinovich along with Aly and Willie Leonard as the prayer couple. Suggested donation of $275 is requested but not required. Pre-registration deposit, which is part of the donation, is $50. Details: Jason Angelette, 504-830-3716,
LEXINGTON St. Thomas Parish, “Prayer and Spirituality,” Thursdays, Aug. 25-Oct. 13, from 7 – 8 p.m. Led by Sister Michele Doyle. Details: parish office, 662-686-7352.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, 24-week Bible Timeline  series, a journey from Genesis to the Book of Revelation, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 11 in the Family Life Center. Details: Karen Verucchi, 601-870-5388.
TUPELO St. James Parish, review of the book, “Bonhoeffer: Priest, Prophet, Martyr, Spy,” by Dr. Frances Sheffield Sunday, Sept 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Mary’s Room.  It is not necessary to have read the book.

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m.
CLARKSDALE – St. Elizabeth Parish fair, Tuesday, Sept. 20. Volunteers needed. Details: Lisa Chicorelli, 662-645-0398.
COLUMBUS annual Friends of the Poor 5K walk/run to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.. at the Stennis East Bank Recreation area. Details: Mike Cancellare, 703-597-3498,,
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, GermanFest, Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advance meal tickets are $6. Details: parish office, 601-856-2054.
GREENVILLE 50th anniversary celebration of Father Tom Mullally, SVD, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, as a member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. A reception follows at the Washington County Convention Center on Raceway Road.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph parish, fair events: cake/candy contest, Sunday, Sept. 11; live auction dinner, Tuesday, Sept. 13; fair night, Tuesday, Sept. 20.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, morning for catechists and assistants, Sunday, Sept 11, at  10 a.m.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, fun night for adults, Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. Bring your own games. Details: Liz Brown, 901-331-3419.
– Annual bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Donations and volunteers are needed. Details: Barbara Smith, 662-429-4833 or 901-413-8102.
–  Knights of Columbus, annual soccer challenge in conjunction with the parish bazaar. Competition will be by age groups, boys and girls. Winners will be eligible to advance to district, regional, and state competition.
JACKSON St. Dominic Hospital, “Refuse to be a victim,” Thursday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Center Complex-Toulouse. A free workshop to learn how to create layers of safety to protect yourself and your family from today’s criminal. To register call 601-200-6698.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, beginning Sunday, Sept. 4, the English Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  The Spanish Mass will continue at 12:30 p.m.
JACKSON Catholic Charities’ Therapeutic Foster Care presents “All you need to know about foster care, Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Brandon Library.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, Merciful Mufflers meet on Mondays from 2 – 4 p.m. for prayer and fellowship while working together to make scarves for the homeless. No experience or supplies required.
MOUND BAYOU St. Gabriel Mercy Center toy drive  for its Harvest Festival and the Christmas season. Ship toys to 503 MLK Road, Mound Bayou, MS 38762, or bring them to the center. The center needs toys, board games, small electronic games, gadgets, etc. from birth to 15 years of age. Details: 662-741-3255,
TUPELO St. James Parish, new daily Mass schedule  beginning Tuesday, Sept, 6. Mass on Tuesday will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and on Friday at 12:10 p.m. The Sunday schedule is unchanged.
– Bilingual Year of Mercy Mass with Bishop Joseph Kopacz, Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. St. James Church is a pilgrimage sites with a Holy Door.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi Parish, last summer social, Sunday, Aug. 28, at noon.

Dedication of shrine
GREENWOOD –  Bishop Joseph Kopacz will preside over the dedication and blessing of the shrine of Mary, Mother of the Delta, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Locus Benedictus Retreat Center. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 29, by calling Father Ted Dorsey, 662-451-7980, or