Calendar of events


BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, “Knowing Myself in Christ”, October 8-10, begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner on Sunday and goes through Tuesday. Using the backdrop of the story of the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at the well, the retreat will explore the thirst of all of us “to be known without feeling judged.” Presenter: Father Henry Shelton, pastor of St. Francis Church, Brookhaven. Donation: $200. Details: (662) 738-5348 or
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth will host a regional “Faith in Action” workshop on Saturday, September 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in McKenna Hall. Organized by the Office of Social Justice of Catholic Charities. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, repeat series on “Discovering Christ,” Saturday, September 26, 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall for seven sessions. Gather to share dinner, listen to dynamic teaching and explore answers to some of the most important question worth asking about God and finding ultimate purpose in life. Details:church office (662) 335-5251.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center will begin another “Grace for the Journey” support group: Renewal for Caregivers. This is a Scripture-based program for those serving as caregivers, as well as those who have been caregivers in the past. The meetings will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Center beginning Thursday, September 14. There is no cost. Details: Magdalene Abraham, (662) 299-1232.



FLOWOOD The next offering of Discovering Christ begins September 12 at St. Paul Parish. This year, the program is open to anyone who wants to attend, not just parish members. The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning September 12th with the first two weeks being a chance to tour the church and meet the team. Then, the next seven Tuesdays will be dedicated to the Discovering Christ Series which includes a meal, prayer and song, a video teaching, and small group discussion. One of the highlights is a Retreat Day on Saturday, October 28th. Details: or call the church office 601-992-9547.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Save-The-Date: The 31th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church GermanFest, Sunday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Advance meal tickets are $6 and are available from parishioners. Meals the day of the festival will be $7. Admission and parking are free. Details: Pam Minninger, 601-856-2054 or
JACKSON Christ the King, Senior Swingers are planning a bus tour on October 10-11. Will include many important civil rights points of interest. Details: Sarah Griffin, (601) 613-8017 or Genevieve Feyen, (601) 373-4463.
– Memorial Service for unborn victims of abortion, Saturday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Mississippi Street and North President Street. The main speaker is Pastor Ryan Sullivan of Grace Community Church. It is part of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children and the public is invited. Details: Laura Duran, 601-956-8636,
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Annual Parish Celebration, Saturday, September 16, “Our Parish at Prayer: Living the Paschal Mystery” presented by Msgr. Liam Bergin, parish family cookout at the O’Connor Family Life Center following the 5 p.m. Mass. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Annual Crafts, Flea Market, garage sale, in the gym, Saturday, October 7, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A small donation is encouraged to reserve your space for that day. Profit from your items is yours to keep. This is a fundraiser for the Religious Education Program. Details: call Diane Melton (662) 746-1680 if you have items you wish to donate.


GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, 103rd Annual Parish Fair, Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. food, fun, fellowship! Drive through 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.; Take out 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Dine in 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Homemade spaghetti, meatballs, burgers, homemade candy and pastries, booths and silent auction in the gym. Details: Details: Missy Blackstock, (662) 378-9711.
GRENADA St. Peter, Save The Dates, October 21-22, Middle school (7th-8th grades) Diocesan Fall Retreat at Lake Forest Ranch, Macon, led by NET ministries. Details: Annette Tipton (662) 226-2490.
MADISON St. Joseph School, annual Open House, Sunday, November 5, a student-inspired, performance-filled showcase with incredible art, academics, theater, music and athletics. Details: (601) 898-4800.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Multi-Parish Youth Celebration, Sunday, September 17, led by three dynamic members of the Dumb Ox Ministries Team, Concerts for Hope, an afternoon of music and witness with award-winning musician and composer Eric Genius. Details: Details: (601) 445-5616.
VICKSBURG St. Aloysius alumni football “Legends of the Fall” banquet, Saturday, Sept. 23, 5:00 -8:30 p.m. in Farrell Hall. Keynote speaker Andy Bourgeois, St. Al’s Head Coach, ’61-64, also feature speakers Eddie Ray ’65, Delvan Irwin ’85, author of St. Aloysius HS Football History, 1928 – 1986; Michael Fields, St. Al’s Head Coach 2017. All proceeds benefit the St. Al Football Program. Details: Kevin Mahoney at (601) 529-7244. Go to to register. There is limited space.