Calendar of events


CHICAGO Ill., “Disciples Making Disciples,” National Gathering on Christian Initiation conference for catechumenal ministers and pastoral leaders, July 5-6. Conference will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of the ministry of initiation. Details:, (773) 579-4900, ex. 3554 or to register.
STANTON, Tenn. Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for women suffering after an abortion, Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, June 16-18. Participation is strictly confidential. Come experience God’s love, compassion and forgiveness. Be not afraid. Details: Cathy,  (901) 463-3595 or
BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, St. Theresa of Avila’s “The Interior Castle,” July 14-15. Written in 1577, St. Theresa describes how the soul is like a diamond in the shape of a castle that contains seven mansions. The mansions are symbolic of the seven stages of a journey of faith which culminates in ‘union with God.’ Even though these words were written nearly 450 years ago, St. Theresa’s wisdom is just as applicable and practical today. Presenter: Father John Bohn, pastor of Jackson St. Richard Parish and a long-time student of St. Theresa and St. John of the Cross. Begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner Friday to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Donation $100. Details: Sheila Avery, (662) 738-5348 or
NATCHEZ, Compassion Care Hospice, Suite A, 113 Jefferson Davis Blvd., Grief and Loss Support Group, Second Monday of each Month, 5:30 pm. Next meeting, Monday, June 12. Details: call (601) 442-6800 or


CRYSTAL SPRINGS St. John the Evangelist, Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of Father Thomas Delaney’s 60th Anniversary of ordination, Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. Details: church office (601) 892-1717.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, annual Follies, Saturday, July 29. Proceeds go to the debt reduction for the church. This year’s theme is “Skits and Bits” – musical numbers and short skits. Volunteer actors, dancers, stage hands and costume makers needed. Details: contact Ken Hoover at (901) 692-0859 or Barbara Smith at (901) 413-8102.
MERIDIAN Saida and George Rashmawi, volunteer members from the Church in Bethlehem, are visiting St. Patrick and St. Joseph, the weekend of June 24-25. They will speak about the Christian struggle in the Holy Land and offer olive wood carvings for sale. Details: church office, (601) 693-1321.
VICKSBURG, St. Aloysius Class of 1977, 40-year class reunion, homecoming weekend of October 6. Details: Laurie Galloway Chadwell ( or reunion website:


CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, “Come and See Day,” Saturday November 11, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. If you are a single, Catholic woman who is curious about the Benedictine way of seeking God, we invite you to come spend some time with the Sisters to learn about their life together and to ask questions. Details: Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615-6114.
JACKSON Holy Family, Vacation Bible School, June 12-15, 6-8 p.m. Ages 4-11 (grades pre-k4 through rising sixth graders). Details: church office (601) 362-1888.
– St. Therese, Vacation Bible School, June 26-30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ages 4-13, younger children are welcome with a parent, lunch served noon daily. Details: parish office (601) 372-4481.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Vacation Bible School, Volunteers are needed for our VBS on Friday evening July 7 & Saturday morning July 8. Details: Diane Melton at (662) 746-1680.

Save the Date
MADISON Faith Formation Day, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m – 3 p.m. at St. Joseph High School. The Department of Faith Formation invites parish and school catechists, RCIA team members, youth ministers, DREs/CREs, Adult Education Leaders and all who are interested in faith formation for a day of enrichment and education. Look for details in coming weeks.