CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, “The Art of Discernment in Marriage,” Married couples’ retreat April 21-23. Experience the peace and beauty of the pine woods in a weekend of learning to know God, self and each other better. Retreat leaders: Robin and Easton Hebert from Lafayette, Louisiana. Details: Sister Helen Roper (601) 341-9447 (cell) or email
COLUMBUS Annunciation, the “All Catholic Things” scripture study invites all women of the parish to a presentation on the Passion of Christ as depicted in art though the ages by Angie Bourgeois, head of the art department at Mississippi State University. It will be a covered-dish brunch, Tuesday April 4 at 10 a.m. in the Activities Center. Details: (662) 328-2927.
HOUSTON, Texas, The National Catholic Bible Conference, May 5-6 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. “Discipleship: Taking the Word to Heart.” Discover what it means to be a faithful disciple, learn how to follow Christ in your everyday life and experience the blessings that God has in store for those who love him. Details: or call 901.853.7468
STANTON, Tenn. Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, June 16-18. Are you suffering with emotional and spiritual pain after an abortion? Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ. Includes talks with others who have had abortions and who understand exactly how you feel, as well as spiritual exercises to help you on your journey of healing. Participation is strictly confidential. Details: contact Cathy at (901) 463-3595 or

COLUMBUS Annunciation, Lenten Scripture study, Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Activities Center conference room. Based on weekly scripture readings. Details: Joe Haftek (662) 549-5151 or
JACKSON “The Sisters of St. Dominic’s Hospital: Bringing the Grace and Mercy of God’s Unconditional Love to Jackson, Miss.,” The Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, annual women’s retreat, Saturday, April 22, time TBA. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. The registration fee is $15. Details or to register, contact Anne Martin at (601) 421-8122 or
JACKSON Holy Ghost, St. Joseph’s Circle is hosting an “Easter Tea” on Palm Sunday, April 9, after 10 a.m. Mass in the Father George Artis Parish Life Center. All ladies and gentlemen of the parish are encouraged to wear their stylish hats to Mass on that day. Tickets on sale after Sunday Masses. Ticket cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Details: Cynthia Longino (601-940-0308) or Rachel Harris (601-362-6668)
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Cajun Fest 2017, Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Features Cajun food, Cold drinks and live music, children’s games, raffles, general store and plenty of opportunity to socialize. Sponsorships of $300 or more will be included on the back of Cajun Fest T-shirt. Sponsorship form must be received by April 14 to be included on the back of t-shirts. Details: (601) 856-5556.


Brother Terry ORourkeJames M. “Brother Terry” O’Rourke, 82, died March 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Brother Terry was a Glenmary Home Missioner for 58 years. He served in the Diocese of Jackson at Aberdeen St. Francis of Assisi. During that assignment, Brother Terry assisted in training service dogs to help the disabled.
He took senior status in 2004 but remained active. In 1996, Brother Terry started a local food pantry in Aberdeen. He continued to manage the pantry until 2010. He moved to the Glenmary residence in Cincinnati in 2016.
Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials may be made to Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618.


SINSINAWA, Wis.—Sister Geraldine Hoye, OP, will celebrate her 60th jubilee in June. Her parish is St. Stephen, Chicago. A Mass will be held in Queen of the Rosary HoyeGeraldineChapel at Sinsinawa Mound on Sunday, June 4, for her and 20 other Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters celebrating 60 years.
Sister Hoye’s ministry has been dedicated to teaching, educational administration, pastoral ministry and faith formation. For many years, she was involved in education, serving as teacher and principal.
In the Diocese of Jackson, she served as pastoral minister at Tupelo St. James Parish from 1992-1999. She also served in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Sister Hoye is currently living in community at the motherhouse, Sinsinawa. Those who would like to honor Sister Hoye on her jubilee can visit the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ website at