Annunciation students end year with song

COLUMBUS – Annunciation students in pre-k through fifth grade showed off a few things they have been learning in music and theater this semester in the school’s Spring Snapshot on Thursday May 11th.

COLUMBUS – Annunciation students won first place in the Blue Cross Blue Shield - Ready to Run Fun Run on April 22nd for having the most students participate in the Golden Triangle. On May 16th the organization presented $2000 to be spent on P.E. equipment. (Photos by Katie Fenstermacher)


Mother/daughter tea

By Carolyn Howard
GLUCKSTADT – The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus at  St. Joseph Parish hosted their first Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 6, in the church hall.
Ladies of the parish, and many others, purchased tickets in advance and attended the formal tea party wearing pearls and fancy hats. The “little” ladies in attendance were particularly excited to be included in such a grand affair.
The ladies were treated to a menu offering savory tea sandwiches, a fresh array of baked items (including warm-from-the-oven buttermilk scones), and delectable sweet delights from the dessert course.
Proceeds from ticket sales, as well as donations made during the event, helped to raise more than $1,200 for Catholic Charities Adoptive Services including Therapeutic Foster Care and Brian’s Fund.
With the success of this day, the Ladies Auxiliary is already planning next year’s tea. 

Participants listen as a representative from Catholic Charities speaks about adoption and theraputic foster care. Those who attended could offer an addtional donation or gift to the program. (Photos courtesy of Carolyn Howard)

GLUCKSTADT – Servers present desserts at St. Joseph’s first Afternoon Tea fund-raiser for Catholic Charities.The event allowed ladies to dress up and enjoy an afternoon together.

Crown for Mary

GREENVILLE – Susannah Swindle crowns Mary at St. Joseph Parish on Sunday, May 7, during Mass. (Photo by Rayetta Serio)











MADISON – St. Joseph High School students Alex Bellan, Nick Louvier, Jason Price, Steadman Strickland, Holt stocket, Taylor Lyle, Nathan Landcaster, Chad Doiron, JoJo GrayLewis and Graham Hlavac put a twist on prom this year by wearing patterned suits to the dance. Photos posted to social media garnered nationwide attention and the young men were then featured on local broadcase outlets. “We all wanted to do something different for our last high school prom. The girls thought it would be a fun thing to do too. We all had a great time with our dates and enjoyed standing out with our crazy suits,” said Louviner. (Photos by Tammy Louvier)

MERIDIAN – on May 7th, the Catholic Community of Meridian honored graduating high school seniors at the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick Church. The graduates were each given a gift and then introduced themselves to the congregation Pictured (left-to-right) are Kelly Bator (Meridian High), Virginia Pressly (MS School of Math/Science, Columbus), Madeleine Hodge (Lamar), Clancy Duggan (Lamar), Manny Routt (Meridian Home School), James Snowden (Lamar), Branson Acton (Lamar).
(Photo by John Harwell)

OXFORD – St. John the Evangelist Parish hosted a Baccalaureate Mass for high school graduates on Wednesday, May 24. Pictured left to right: Kolbe Leary; Carson Stinnet ; Ben Bianco; Zack Smith; Suzanna Cassisa. (Photo by Gene Buglewicz)






PEARL –St. Jude Parish high school graduates Baylee Walter, Austin Murillo and Shelby Chapman make 2017 with pastor Father Jeffrey Waldrep after the Mass honoring them. Honored, but not pictured are Timothy Tran, and Alek Demarest (Photo by Rhonda Bowden)