AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion group will read “Miss Jane” by Brad Watson for discussion on Monday, Dec. 12. All are invited to read the book and participate in the discussion.
BOONEVILLE St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Advent day of reflection, Sunday, Dec. 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Mass. There will be prayers, discussions, including a viewing of a film about the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta.
IUKA St. Mary Parish, “With Great Love,” a day-long retreat, Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. with coffee. A film and discussion about the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta will be part of the retreat.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral Parish, Advent retreat, “Christ is Christmas,” anointing Mass and lunch, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. – noon.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, Lectio Divina during Advent, Tuesdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Mercy Room – facilitated by Mary Louise Jones and Claudia Addison. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH, SCHOOL & FAMILY EVENTS
AMORY St. Helen Parish, adult Christmas dinner, Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning with appetizers and auction from 6 – 7 p.m. followed by dinner. Special guest for the dinner and Mass on Sunday will be Bishop Joseph Kopacz.
– Grandparents’ Day play, Sunday, Dec. 11, after Mass.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, family Advent wreath, Sunday, Nov. 27, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the parish center, Materials will be supplied. Extra greenery is needed.
COLUMBUS Annunciation School community, ringing the Salvation Army bell, Saturday, Nov. 26, at Wal-Mart and Saturday, Dec. 10, at Kroger. To sign up for an hour call the school office, 662-328-4479.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, “The ABC’s of Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 3. All children (K–12) are invited to participate. Details: Karen Worrell, email@example.com.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish Jubilee History Committee is putting together a slide show for its jubilee. Pictures are needed of weddings, VBS, baptisms, senior class, First Communion, etc.. The older the better. Note the event and year. Names too if desired. Email pictures to: Livingstonclan@cableone.net.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, “A Christmas Remembered,” Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. Children and youth are invited to participate. Details: Barbara Smith, 662-233-4833 or 901-413-8102.
JACKSON Holy Family Parish is collecting caps, gloves, scarves, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, individually wrapped snacks, cookies, and crackers for the Christmas bags which will be distributed Sunday, Dec. 17.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, all children, ages seven and older, are encouraged to participate in the church choir on Saturday, Dec. 24, at the 4 p.m. Christmas Mass and posadas. Practices are on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
JACKSON St. Richard Parish, special Christmas remembrance for deceased loved ones, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Foley Hall. Please RSVP. Details: Linda Lalor 601-853-8840, or Nancy McGhee, 601-942-2078.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Advent wreath workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 30, after the dinner.
– Alcorn State University choir Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, Advent/Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. followed by a chili supper. Everyone is invited.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, holiday bonfire, Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Janet Whittington’s home in Bentonia. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, beer, and all the fixings will be served.
Advent reconciliation services
– Amory St. Helen, Thursday, Dec. 15, after 6 p.m. Mass.
– Columbus Annunciation, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m.
– Corinth St. James, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.
– Greenville Sacred Heart, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
– Hernando Holy Spirit, Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.
– Holly Springs St. Joseph, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.
– Senatobia St. Gregory, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.
– Olive Branch Queen of Peace, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.
– Robinsoville Good Shepherd, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
– Southaven Christ the King, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.
– Tupelo St. James, Tuesday, Dec 13, at 6:30 p.m.
– Yazoo City St. Mary, Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m.
Amory St. Helen, Monday., Dec. 12, Mass at 7 p.m.
Carthage St. Anne, Saturday, Dec. 10, mañanitas at 9 a.m. followed by a procession, Mass and fiesta. The Aztec dancing group from Jackson St. Peter Parish will perform during the celebration.
Cleveland Our Lady of Victories Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, procession at 6 p.m., followed by Mass and dinner.
Corinth St. James Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, rosary at 5 a.m. followed by mañanitas and breakfast. At 6 p.m. procession followed by Mass and dinner.
Forest St. Michael Parish, Saturday, Dec. 10, mañanitas from 7 – 10 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 11, parishioners will gather at the Court House at 10 a.m. and process to the Crudup Activity Center where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. A light meal will be served after Mass.
Hazlehurst St. Martin Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, Mass at 6 p.m. followed by a fiesta.
Greenville Sacred Heart Parish, Sunday, Dec. 11, Mass at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. A mariachi band from Memphis will provide the music for Mass and dinner.
Holly Springs St. Joseph Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, Mass at 7 p.m. followed by a reception.
Jackson Cathedral of St. Peter, Sunday, Dec. 11, procession at noon followed by Mass and dinner.
Kosciusco St. Teresa, Saturday, Dec. 10, bilingual Mass at 2 p.m. followed by a fiesta. The Hispanic Aztec dancing group from Jackson St. Therese Parish will perform during the celebration.
Morton St. Martin Center, Saturday, Dec. 10, mañanitas from 7 a 9 p.m. (See Forest for Mass details)
New Albany St. Francis of Assisi Parish, novena from Dec. 4-11at 7 p.m.
– Monday, Dec. 12, rosary (last day of novena) at 5 a.m. followed by mañanitas, breakfast, procession, Mass and community meal.
Senatobia St. Gregory Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, Mass at 7 p.m. followed by a reception.
Southaven Christ the King Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, mañanitas a las 5:30 a.m. Mass at 7 p.m. followed by a reception.
Olive Branch Queen of Peace Parish, Monday, Dec. 12, Mass at 7 p.m. followed by a reception.