Parish calendar

Assisi Prayer Chain, the power of prayer is available to all those in need through the Assisi Prayer Chain. Details: (601) 874-1061 or (601) 497-3592 between 5-7 p.m.
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, women’s silent retreat, Therese’s Path of Confidence and Love, April 12-15. The depth and breadth of Therese’s “Little Way” continues to have relevance for us today. Presenter: Robin Hebert, a retreat leader and spiritual director from Lafayette and a past president of the Theresians of the United States. Cost: Suggested donation $240 (private rooms only) Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Women’s Morning of Spirituality Saturday, February 10, Church of the Incarnation, 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a continental breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m. Mass at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop Martin D. Holley. Details: Hernando Holy Spirit church office (662) 429-7851.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Intensive Centering Prayer Weekend: The Welcoming Prayer, February 22-25. Develop further the discipline of Centering Prayer and deepen your relationship with God. Begins on Thursday instead of Friday. Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer. Cost: Private Room $325. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB at (256) 615-6114,

ABERDEEN St. Francis, Mardi Gras Party after Mass on Sunday, February 11. Bring finger foods. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
AMORY St. Helen, Spirit of Mississippi, annual retreat for women, the Benedictine Monastery Retreat Center, Cullman, Ala., February 9-11. Cost is $200 and includes retreat materials, lodging and meals. Details: Please see Carlos, Ann or Chris at (662) 256-8392.
St. Helen, our book discussion group has selected Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl for discussion at noon on Monday, February 5, at the parish hall. Everyone is invited to read the book and plan to join in the discussion. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN Central Baptist Church, 970 Highway 550, Life Line Screening, Monday, January 29. Details: (888) 653-6434.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart, Parish Mission by Father Maurice Nut, a Redemptorist missionary preacher, April 23 – 26. He was the former director of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans.. Details: parish office (662) 332-0891.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, organ recital by Robert Knupp, Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Knupp is a Professor in the music department at Mississippi College and is also the organist of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson. An active performer, he has performed with several symphony orchestras, AGO regional conventions and has been heard nationally on the program “Pipedreams.” Open to the public. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph & St. Patrick, “Our Lady’s Corner.” If your New Year’s resolutions include improving yourself, stop by and see what books we have that may help you. We have many self-help books that approach health, parenting and business from a Catholic/Christian perspective. Located at St. Patrick Parish. Hours are Wednesday 4-6:30 p.m.; Saturday after 5 p.m. Mass; Sunday 9:30 a.m. until after the 11 a.m. Mass. Details: (601) 693-1321.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Adult Sunday School, 8:30 Sunday mornings in the O’Connor FLC. No preparation necessary nor any commitment to continue with the group. Details: Karen Verucchi, class facilitator (601) 870-5388.

COVINGTON La., Abbey Youth Fest 2018 “Arise” for youth 8th grade and older, Saturday, March 17. For more information, visit Details: Please contact your parish. See page 11 for additional details about the event.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, Open House, Thursday, February 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Show your Irish Pride – Get your Shamrock Car Decal Today for $5. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.
JACKSON St. Richard School Krewe de Cardinal, Friday, Feb. 9, 7 – 10 p.m., at the Railroad District, located at 824 South Street in Jackson. This Mardi Gras-themed party features live music, a live and silent auction and dancing. Tickets are $100 per couple Details: (601)366-1157
MADISON St. Joseph School, 2018 Drawdown, Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues. Saturday, February 3. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Details: Tickets may be purchased online at or at the school. (601) 898-4800.

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, 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. For additional information, or questions, please call the Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487 or email Charlene Bearden at .