Parish News

Planning the V National Encuentro

JACKSON – Olga Villar, center, director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Mobile, led a meeting on the V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Cathedral Center. Bishop Joseph Kopacz and about 25 priests, religious and lay leaders attended the meeting. The V Encuentro is being planned in the Diocese of Jackson and nationwide. It will be held in 2018 in Texas. (Photo by Elsa Baughman)

CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth Parish, Faith in Action gathering, Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall. Sessions focus on praying, learning and acting together. Details: Dorothy Balser, 601-941-4600,
CORINTH St. James Parish, eight-week adult video series, “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible” Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
– Communal reconciliation service, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.
GREENWOOD the Jubilee Missionary Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help visits Locus Benedictus Retreat Center in November. Members of the Redemptorist community will present information about the icon Saturday, November 26, and Saturday, December 3. Locus Benedictus Retreat Center. Times TBD. Details:
JACKSON St. Peter Parish, Advent retreat, “Christ is Christmas,” Anointing Mass and lunch, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. – noon.
IUKA St. Mary Parish, day-long retreat, Saturday, Dec. 3. A video and discussion about the newly canonized Santa Teresa of Calcuta will be part of the retreat.
TUPELO St. James Parish Knights of Columbus annual men’s retreat, Nov 18-20 at St. Bernard’s Abbey. Father Lincoln Dall, pastor, will be the retreat master. Cost is $100 for a shared rooms; $150 for private rooms. Details: David Friloux, 662-213-3742,

AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion group will read “Glass Castle” by Jeanette Wall for discussion at noon on Monday, Nov. 14. Everyone is invited.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi Parish, beginning Saturday, Nov. 12, Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m.
– Knights of Columbus annual spaghetti dinner, Thursday, Nov. 17.
– Community Thanksgiving gathering at Macedonia Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 20, from 6 – 7 p.m.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, movie night, “Risen,” Sunday, Nov. 20, after the 5 p.m. Mass. Free. Snacks will be provided.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, sign-up for the Christmas Pageant, “The ABCs of Christmas,” has begun. It will be held Saturday, Dec. 3. All children (Kindergarten thru grade 12) are invited to participate. Information sheets are located in the back of the church. Details: Karen Worrell, to sign-up.
GREENWOOD The Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Greenwood Ministerial Association, will be hosted by St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1001 Grand Boulevard on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Father Greg Plata, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Francis of Assisi parishes.
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, year and names too. Email pictures to:
HERNANDO/SOUTHAVEN parish mission at Holy Spirit and Christ the King parishes, Nov. 13-15 beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. The talks will be from 7 – 8 p.m. Father John Van den Hengel, SCJ, a theologian from Ontario, Canada, will be the speaker. The mission is for parishioners from Hernando Holy Spirit, Holly Springs St. Joseph, Olive Branch Queen of Peace, Robinsonville Good Shepherd, Senatobia St. Gregory and Southaven Christ the King.
Holy Spirit will host the sessions in English and Father Zigniew Morawiec, SCJ, will present the talks in Spanish at Christ the King. Childcare will be available.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Ladies Association’s annual frozen casserole sale, Saturday, Nov. 19. Each family is asked to donate at least one of their favorite casseroles. Details: Cil Johnson, 662-420-9875.
– Bishop Joseph Kopacz will celebrate Mass on Sunday, Nov. 20. A luncheon will follow.
JACKSON St. Therese Parish, calendar planning meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. All organizations and parishioners are welcome.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, “Rockin’ Around the Advent Wreath Advent Fair,” Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. for lunch and family fun! Volunteers are needed to set up, decorate, and lead children’s crafts and activities. Details: Mary Catherine George, 601-856-5556,
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, blood drive, Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 1 – 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Mardi Gras Ball
GREENWOOD St. Francis of Assisi School will host a Mardi Gras Ball featuring Steve Azar on Feb. 18, 2017 at the Leflore Civic Center. Save the date.

150th anniversary
VILLAGE, Ark. – Our Lady of the Lake Parish 150th anniversary celebration, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20. On Saturday, there will be a cookout and games beginning at 10 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. and on Sunday at 9 a.m. followed by a commemorative ceremony and meal.

Save the date
MADISON – Matthew Kelly will come to the Jackson area on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Madison Central High School Auditorium. The facility seats 1,000 people. Look for more details in upcoming Mississippi Catholic editions.