Calendar of Events

BAY ST. LOUIS, St. Augustine Retreat Center, Willwoods Married Couples Retreat: March 18-19. Suggested donation: $275 requested but not required. Details: or Jason Angelette, (504) 830-3716.

CANTON Gray Center, Contemplative Prayer Retreat, April 28-30. Presenter: Trappist Monk and prolific author, Father William. Meninger. He will discuss the connections between forgiveness and love based on his experiences and writings. To register, go to Details: or (601) 693-1321.

NEW ORLEANS, La., “Current of Grace” Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal marking their Golden Jubilee, March 31-April 2, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, Metairie, La. Speakers: Sister Briege McKenna, OSC and Father Kevin Scallon, CM. Seating is limited and early registration encouraged. Discounts available for pre-registration. Priests religious brothers and sisters, deacons and their families are invited to attend at no charge, but pre-registration requested. Register at Details: or (504) 828-1368.


BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Lenten Mission, March 27-29. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.. Guest speaker: Father David Knight. Details: (601) 833-1799.
COLUMBUS Annunciation, Lenten Scripture Study, Mondays, beginning February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Activities Center Conference Rom. Based on weekly scripture readings. Details: Joe Haftek (662) 549-5151 or
– Annunciation School, Annual $10,000 Drawdown fundraiser, Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Trotter Convention Center. Drawdown proceeds fill the tuition gap between cost of tuition and actual cost of education. Details: (662) 328-4479.

IUKA St. Mary, Wednesday, March 8, and every Wednesday during Lent, Stations of the Cross at 9:30 a.m. Join us, and consider sharing a meditation on one of the stations. Details: church office (662) 423-9358.

TUPELO The Annual Salvation Army Empty Bowl Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 1, at Tupelo Furniture Market, building 5. Volunteers are needed to donate baked goods or to help serve soup. Tickets are available at the door and from any Salvation Army Auxiliary. Details: Call (662) 842-9222 or (662) 231-6063 for more information.

JACKSON Crisis Line volunteer training classes will begin on Saturday, March 4, and will meet from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Broadmeadow United Methodist Church. To become a certified volunteer telephone crisis counselor, you must attend all classes. Classes are Saturdays, March 4, 11 and 25, and April 1. Volunteers are asked to pledge eight hours per month for at least one year following graduation. The training is free and lunch will be provided. Interested persons can register at the door on March 4, or may pre-register at Details: call the Crisis Line business office at (601) 713-4099.

NATCHEZ Assumption, Going Gluten Free: Becoming Healthy from the Inside Out. An informative meeting to discuss and learn how gluten intolerance affects our health and happiness, Tuite Hall on Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.. All are welcome. Facilitator: Mary Frasier. Details: church office (601)-442-7250.
– St. Mary Basilica, Lent program. discussing the book “Oremus – A Guide to Catholic Prayer” by Father Mark Toups, Wednesdays, March 1 – May 3, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.., in the Youth Wing of the Family Life Center. Whether you feel you don’t know how to pray, you would like to develop a deeper prayer life or you think your prayer life could use a little boost, this program is for you. Cost: $10 (includes student workbook). Presenter: Carrie Lambert. Details: (601) 445-5616 or

VICKSBURG, March for Life, Saturday, March 4, 11:30 a.m. from St. Aloysius High School to the Monument to the Unborn at noon. Rosary at the monument and transportation back to St. Aloysius provided after rosary. If you are unable to walk, please join us at the monument at noon. Details: (601) 636-0140.