Parish calendar


CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, A Lenten Day of Reflection, God’s Love and Mercy. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Presenter: Sister Dorez Mehrtens, SSND. Cost: Suggested donation: $40, includes lunch. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801
St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Tending the Soul of Marriages, Married Couples Retreat, February 16-18, 2018. Begins Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday morning. Presenters: Robin and Easton Hebert, spiritual directors and retreat leaders from Lafayette. They have built a ministry of mentoring those who prepare for marriage and those who desire to live the sacrament more fully. Cost: Suggested donation: $360 per couple. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Epiphany Retreat: The Invitation of Epiphany, January 5-7, 2018. With the season of Christmas behind us and the new year inviting us forward, Epiphany is a perfect time to pause and reflect on Christ in our midst. Retreat Director: Sister Elisabeth Meadows, OSB. Cost: Private Room $245.00; Shared Room $205.00/person. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB at (256) 615-6114,
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center and the Redemptorists of Greenwood announce the second bilingual Pilgrimage for Life and Family on Saturday, January 20, 2018. All faiths are welcome. The day begins with gathering from 9-10 a.m., a rally from 10-11 a.m., a three-mile pilgrimage on the grounds of Locus Benedictus and an ecumenical prayer service before a picnic lunch. The day ends with the celebration of Catholic Mass at 4 p.m. at the shrine. Details: (662) 299-1232 or


JACKSON Christ the King, Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, February 3 at JSU E-Center, sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary #199. If you want to be represented in the ad booklet, contact any member to purchase an ad. Tickets will be available at a later date. Details: (601) 948-8867
St. Therese, Society of St. Vincent de Paul meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in St. Therese Parish Hall. Participation is welcomed as an active or associate member. Calls are accepted every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Details: If you know of anyone in need of their services, please have them call (601) 896-8710.
St. Richard, “Following Christ,” begins, Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Gives important ways of maintaining and growing in our relationship with Jesus. Go to for details. Details: If you have completed Discovering Christ and have not yet signed up for Following Christ, go to or call Nancy McGhee at (601) 942-2078.
NATCHEZ Mental Health First Aid training, January 25 (adult) and 26 (youth). 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This public education program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common supports. Course can be used for continuing education credits. Cost $30. Catholic Charities is one of the sponsors. Details: Ann Elizabeth Kaiser 601-807-1840 or
VICKSBURG St. Paul, Following Christ – Part two of Christ Life, (repeat sessions from last Fall, 2017), January 10 – February 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Farrell Hall. Details: church office (601) 636-0140


JACKSON St. Richard, 5th Annual Krewe de Cardinal Carnival Ball at the Railroad District in downtown Jackson (new venue), Friday, February 9, 2018, featuring New Orleans- style cuisine and cocktails, music from the Southern Komfort Brass Band, and both a live and silent auction. Hibbett and Susan Neel have been selected as this year’s Grand Marshals. Details: school office (601) 366-1157 to purchase tickets or to become an event sponsor
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Save the Date for NET Retreat for 7th – 12th graders, Saturday, February 10, 2018. Details: church office (601) 856-5556
PEARL St. Jude, Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party, Saturday, December 31, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Bring your favorite party food to share. Dancing, karaoke, games, food and more. Details: Stacy in the church office (601) 939-3181


World Marriage Day, the Catholic Diocese of Jackson and the Office of Family Ministry is pleased to announce that the diocesan World Marriage Day Celebration will be held Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson. There will be Mass with a reception immediately following. The Mass honors all married couples, but invites those celebrating their 25th, 50th and 60th anniversaries or any significant anniversary. Please contact your parish office for registration details. Details: For additional information, or questions, please call the Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487 or email Charlene Bearden at .
VICKSBURG Prayer Ministry, The Mercy Associates are a group of lay men and women who work with the Sisters of Mercy to further the charism of mercy in our parishes and community. The group of 20 women is committed to pray for each intention several times each day for seven days. All prayer requests are held in complete confidentiality. Details: Contact Mercy Associate, Karen Harrison at (601) 397-7879 to submit a prayer request.