AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion group reading “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom, Monday, Sept. 12, at noon in the parish hall.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, Catholic Apologetics series, three opportunities to participate:
– Adult Sunday class, Sept. 11 at 8:45 a.m.
– On Monday, Sept. 12, Bible study at 9 a.m. in the library. Young adult group, beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the home of David and Jimminette Phillips.
BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, The Rise of the Phoenix: Healing of Abuse, Sept. 29-Oct. 2. A retreat for those who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Cost is $180.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, 11-week adult Bible study, “Revelation, The Kingdom Yet to Come” begins Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9:25 a.m. in Room 106.  Registration is due by Wednesday, Sept. 7. Cost is $15. Facilitated by Chad Hirn,
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, seven-week series, “Discovering Christ,” Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 27, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Includes a retreat on Saturday, Oct. 15. Free child care will be provided for children up to age 12. Details: or the parish office, 601-856-5556.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick Parish, five-week Tuesday Bible study group, “A biblical walk through the Mass,” Sept. 13-Oct. 11. Details: Kathy Foley, 601-616-0025,
METAIRIE, La. – Married Couples retreat Sept. 17-18 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center. The theme is “Mercy and Love.” Details: Jason Angelette, 504-830-3716,
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.
– Faith Formation opening Mass, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal.
CLARKSDALE – St. Elizabeth Parish fair, Tuesday, Sept. 20. Volunteers needed. Details: Lisa Chicorelli, 662-645-0398.
COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, baptismal preparation class, Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Activities Center.
– “Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati” is a new regional outreach ministry for Catholic graduate students, recent alumni and young professionals in Columbus, Starkville and West Point. Activities will begin in September. Details: Erica Unz,
CORINTH St. James Parish, celebration of the independence of Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American countries, Friday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.
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,  Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. A reception follows at the Washington County Convention Center.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph parish, fair events: cake/candy contest, Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the parish hall; Tuesday, Sept. 13, live auction dinner; Tuesday, Sept. 20, fair night.
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.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, meeting for catechists and assistants, Sunday, Sept 11, at 10 a.m.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, annual bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Donations and volunteers needed. Details: Barbara Smith, 662-429-4833.
JACKSON “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children,” Saturday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Mississippi Street and North President Street in downtown Jackson. Details: Judy Batson, 601-956-8636,
JACKSON St. Dominic’s Hospital annual Senior Wellness Fest, Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. – noon at the Mississippi Trade Mart. Details: 601-200-6698.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, six yoga classes beginning Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 – 10 a.m. in the Chichester Room. Cost is $50. Details: Claudia Addison,, 601-594-3937.
– Information/registration session for Girl Scout Troop 3367, Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.
JACKSON Christ the King Parish Senior Swingers pilgrimage/tour to Eureka Springs, Ark., to see the Passion Play of Jesus, Oct. 10-12. Details: Genevieve Feyen, 601-373-4463.
SENATOBIA The Northwest Mississippi Community College Catholic Student Association meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month during the semester on the Senatobia  campus in the Whitten Media Center in Yalobusha Hall.
SOUTHAVEN Sacred Heart School, Noodle Night, Friday, Sept. 16, from 5 – 7 p.m. Plates are $8 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 11 and under, family max $20. A free outdoor family movie night will follow featuring a screening of Zootopia. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
TUPELO St. James Parish, 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.
– Beginning Sept. 7 the parish will offer a nursery on Wednesdays during religious education classes (6 – 8:30 p.m.) and on Sundays from 9 – 11:45 a.m.

Mother Angelica’s legacy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Join the EWTN family Sept. 17-18 in Birmingham, Ala., for a free family celebration honoring Mother Angela’s legacy. Guest speakers will include Raymond Arroyo, Marcus Grodi and Johnnette Benkovic. Visit

Finance volunteer
JACKSON – Catholic Charities is looking for a volunteer who can commit 6-8 hours per week to assist in the accounting department at its downtown office at 200 N. Congress Street. The volunteer must possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel. Details: Kim Thomason, volunteer coordinator,, 601-397-2224.

In Memoriam
CHATAWA – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 19 for Sister Paul Marie Duck, SSND. After a half-century of formal education, Sister Duck retired to a ministry of community service at St. Mary where she was active until just a few months before she died peacefully on Aug. 15. Burial took place in the Chatawa Cemetery.