BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, Paschal Triduum, April 14-16. Join the staff in observing the spirit of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday in silence and prayer. Attend the special services at Corpus Christi, Macon. Begins 5:00 p.m. Holy Thursday service; concludes with Easter Sunday breakfast. Donation $200. Details: Sheila Avery, (662) 738-5348 or to register online.

GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus, Sunday, April 23, Feast of Divine Mercy, prayer service, 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Mercy. Come and thank our Lord Jesus for his limitless mercy and love. Details: call Magdalene Abraham (662) 299-1232.

PEARL St. Jude, “Liturgical Music: Ministry Encounters Mystery,” a retreat for parish music directors, musicians and clergy, June 8-9. Sponsored by the Office of Liturgy. Presenter: Alexis Kutarna, director of music for St. Mary Seminary in Houston, Texas. It is requested that all parishes send a representative from their music ministry to this enriching experience. Details: Mary Woodward, (601) 960-8475 or

CHICAGO Ill., “Disciples Making Disciples,” National Gathering on Christian Initiation is sponsoring a conference for Catechumenal Ministers and Pastoral Leaders on July 5-6. They will be exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the ministry of Initiation. Details:, (773) 579-4900, ex. 3554 or to register.


AMORY St. Helen, book discussion on “Dispatches from Pluto” by Richard Grant, Monday, April 10. Everyone is invited to read the book and plan to join in the discussion. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.

COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Annual $10,000 Drawdown fund-raiser, Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Trotter Convention Center. Tickets are $100 and admit two adults (21 and older). Includes dinner catered by Huck’s restaurant, live music by Winwheel and open bar. Drawdown purpose is to fill in the tuition gap between tuition and actual cost of education. Details: Katie Fenstermacher at or (662) 328-4479.

GREENWOOD Immaculate Heart of Mary parish center, annual blood drive, Monday, May 8, 2:30 – 7:00 p.m. Details: parish office (662) 453-3980.

HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Annual Yard Sale, April 28-29. Sponsored by the Ladies Association. Proceeds go to debt reduction of the church. Setup will start April 17 at 9 a.m. Details: Barbara Wilder (901) 832-0672; Pat Kuehnel (662) 996-6622 or LaRae Walgenbach (901) 486-0225.

JACKSON Holy Ghost Parish will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23 with a Holy Hour and singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet starting at 2 p.m. The hour will close with benediction and Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Details: Father Alfred Ayem, SVD, pastor, (601) 353-1339.

– St. Richard, a group of men and women within the parish and Jackson community (between the ages of 28-42) is forming to socialize and network in faith and fellowship. People from different backgrounds, stages of life, and relationships (single or married) to meet over food and drinks. First meeting is Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. in Foley Hall. Details: Katherine Capocelli, (804) 301-4590 or email

MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Cajun Fest 2017. Sunday, 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 in a family friendly atmosphere. 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 (CORRECTION: The March 24th paper had an incorrect date for Cajun Fest. This is a corrected entry. We regret the error.)

SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, Trivia Night, Saturday, April 29. Cost: $15.00/person or $25.00/couple. Mark your calendars now for a fun night out. Details: call Karin (901) 289-0311 or email Donna

TUPELO St. James, Save the Date, Vacation Bible School “SUPER SAINTS,” July 17-21. Registration will be in Shelton Hall foyer during CCD hours. Details: Jessica (662) 871-5033 or email if you can volunteer.

VICKSBURG, St. Michael, Softball league for 16 years of age or older. League play starts in April. Details: call Joe Loviza at 636-1694.

GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Joint Elementary and Secondary School Live Stations of the Cross presented by the Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School at 9:15 AM Wednesday, April 12, in the Philip and Louise Mansour Gymnasium.


GREENVILLE St. Joseph Catholic School, Summer Camp Dates:

Mini-Cheer, June 5-7, 8-11 a.m.

Football, June 5-7, 8-11 a.m.

Basketball, June 5-7,12 noon – 3 p.m.

Baseball, June 12-14, 8-11 a.m.

Science, June 12-14,12 noon- 3 p.m

Soccer, June 19-21, 8-11 a.m.

Registration forms will be mailed this week. Details: Missi Blackstock, (662)378-9711.

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. Snacks at the Family Life Center, 9:30 – 10 a.m. KCYO in Memorial Park. Younger Children at Family Life Center. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

VICKSBURG St. Paul, Easter Egg Hunt for children up to fourth grade, Saturday, April 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Food and games as well as egg hunt with prizes. Bring a basket. Details: church office (601) 636-0140.