CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines, annual Jackson St. Richard Parish Ladies Retreat January 20-22. Retreat leader: Molly McCarthy. www.spiritliftingministries.net. Cost $130 per person per double room or $150 per person for single room. For registration forms, go to www.saintrichard.com. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 601-366-2335, ext 107.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Church of the Incarnation, Women’s Morning of Spirituality, Saturday, February 25, 8:15 am – 1:30 pm with continental breakfast at 7:15 am. Details: call 901-853-7468 or email@example.com.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Retreat center presents “A Spiritual Journey through Biblical Times” on Sunday, January 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m. The presenter is Dr. Nancy Ehret. The cost is $15 per person and $20 per family. Details: www.locusbenedictus.org or call 662-299-1232
LAFAYETTE, La. – Holy Spirit Regional Women’s Retreat sponsored by Catholic Charistmatic Renewal of New Orleans at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Lafayette, January 27-29. Register by noon January 23. Presenters: Michelle Moran, Fr. Joe Krafft & Deacon Larry Oney. Details: www.ccrno.org, CCRNO 504-828-1368.
PARISH, SCHOOL & FAMILY EVENTS
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, appreciation dinner for all lay ministers. Friday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell’s Restaurant. Spouses invited. RSVP by January 20. Babysitting not provided. Details: Parish office: 601-833-1799, firstname.lastname@example.org
COLUMBUS, Annunciation School Military Appreciation Day (part of Catholic Schools Week), Tuesday, Jan. 31. All members of the military both active and veterans are invited to the celebration. Details: email@example.com.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, English as a second language classes offered Sunday mornings in the Parish Center Volunteer teachers needed, not necessary to know Spanish. Details: John Czarnetzky, 662-701-8711
GREENWOOD St. Francis School, annual Mardi Gras celebration, Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7 p.m. – midnight, featuring Steve Azar in concert and the Sensation Band of Memphis. Cost is $35, adults only. Details or to purchase tickets, 662-453-0623.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, Blood Drive, Sunday, January 29 from 10am-2pm. Please make an appointment. Details: Parish office 662-226-2490 or sign up online at stpetergrenadams.com.
HOLLY SPRINGS St. Joseph Parish, Black History program, Sunday, February 5, after Mass honoring Judy Smith, the first black female superintendent of Holly Springs School District.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Super Bowl Raffle tickets are being sold by Knights of Columbus after Masses for $1.00 per ticket. Drawing will be held after 10:30 a.m. Mass January 29.
JACKSON Respect for Life Candlelight Vigil in Rotunda of State Capitol, Saturday, January 21, at 6 p.m. Pro-life of Jackson will sponsor. January 22 marks 45th anniversary of Supreme Court Roe vs Wade. Details: 601-956-8636.
VICKSBURG St. Michael, Adult Faith Formation Class on Sacraments and Worship, beginning Tuesday, January 24, from 7-9 p.m. in the Adult Education Building. Eight class sessions on consecutive Tuesdays with class ending March 21 Textbook: “Sacraments: New Understanding for a New Generation,” by Ray Robert Noll. Cost is $20 plus cost of book. Details: Anita Hossley, 601-638-3871.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES MOVES TO NEW OFFICE
Catholic Charities office will be completely relocated to 850 E. River Place, Jackson MS 39202, in Jackson on Jan. 1, 2017. The new site offers more parking and represents a savings of $70,000 to $110,000. There are 160 employees in the organization and the new personnel director has been a very positive influence.
The Domestic Violence Shelter has purchased a building and offers day care for children, as well as housing. They will relocate when renovations are complete
CATHOLIC DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Catholic Charities has decided not to stage a Catholic Day at the Capitol for 2017 and instead focus on regional legislative advocacy meetings. Check the Catholic Charities website for details and updates, www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY 2017
World Marriage Day 2017, Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. Mass and reception at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. The celebration honors all married couples, but those celebrating their 25th, 50th or 60th anniversaries or any significant anniversary are invited to participate.
SAVE THE DATE
Matthew Kelly will be coming to the Jackson area on Saturday March 11th from 2-6 pm at the Madison Central High School Auditorium. The facility seats 1,000 people. The cost of the event is $39.00 per person.
Tickets will be available at the Chancery, various Jackson Metro Area parishes and online at DynamicCatholic.com.
In addition to attendance at perhaps the best Catholic event in America this year, the ticket price includes:
• Hardcover copy of The Four Signs of a DynamicCatholic (retail value $25)
• CD copy of The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality (retail value $10)
• Inspirational Journal (retail value $12)
• Dynamic Catholic pen (retail value $1.95)
• Mass Journal (retail value $10)
Total Retail Value: $58.95
*Please note these products are subject to change.