Parish calendar

METAIRIE, Louisiana, Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, March 16-18, Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Center, “I Am the Lord Your Healer,” Seating is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Discounts are available for pre-registration. All priests, religious brothers and sisters, deacons and their families are invited to attend the conference at no charge, but pre-registration is requested. Details: (504) 828-1368; or
Holly Springs, “Hands-ON + Hearts-IN” provides week-long discernment experiences for women who are considering life as a Catholic Sister on the following dates: May 7-11, May 21-25, August 20-24, and September 10-14. There is no cost. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Living Word, the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association and Sacred Heart Southern Missions. Applicants must register one full month prior to the start of a specific week-long program. Details: Sister Sharon Glumb, SLW, (601) 291-6738 (cell) or
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Men’s Morning of Spirituality Saturday, March 10, Church of the Incarnation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Mass at noon with Bishop Martin D. Holley. Details: register at

ABERDEEN St. Francis of Assisi, Lenten Luncheon at St. Francis on Wednesday, February 28, with speaker Van Moore of First Presbyterian Church. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi, Ladies Retreat, Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. – noon in library. Speaker: Mary Louise Jones. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
Lent Adult Bible Study, Sunday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 8:40 – 9:15 a.m. with Father Shelton in the library. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, “Living in the Father’s Love,” Ladies Bible Study 6 p.m. in the Parish Center, Wednesdays until March 28. Part of the “Walking with Purpose” series Details: Melanie Bray (662) 588-8294 or Renee LaMastus (662) 588-1635.
GREENVILLE, Sacred Heart, Parish mission April 23-26. Speaker: Father Maurice Nutt, CSSR. Details: church office (662) 332-0891.
JACKSON Holy Family, Lenten Mission Preparation “How well is it with your soul?” Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. and Lenten Mission, March 5, 6, 7 at 6 p.m. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Presenter: Father Frank Cosgrove. Details: Joyce Adams, (601) 214-6123.
St. Richard – Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at 7 a.m. on the following Mondays: February 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Details: (601)-366-2335
MADISON, St. Francis of Assisi, Save the Date, Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Annual Cajun Fest. Details: (601) 856-5556.
VICKSBURG St. Paul Parish will deliver Meals on Wheels on Saturday, March 3. Volunteers needed to make dishes or deliver meals. Details: Rae Nelson (601) 529-3187 or Jan Jackson (601) 415-0584.
TUPELO St. James, Sunday, March 19, LIMEX introductory meeting in Christian Life Center at 3 p.m. This program offers adults an opportunity to earn a master’s degree, or certificate of advanced study, in theology or pastoral ministry from Loyola University, New Orleans, while meeting in their local area. Details: Gail at (662) 640-2221, or Len at (662) 889-8771 or then type in LIMEX.

Catholic Camp Friendship for children in northeast Mississippi will be held: June 17 -23 for boys and girls ages 8–11; June 24–30 for boys and girls ages 12–14. This is a residential, over-night camp that includes daily Mass, sports, art and opportunities to meet other Catholic children in North Mississippi. Cost is $100.00 per week. Scholarships and reduced fees are available. Applications are in the church office at Tupelo St. James. Details: Fr. Tim Murphy, (662) 304-0087or
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, $10,000 Drawdown, Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center. Tickets are $100 and admit two adults for early bird dinner, open bar, live music and raffles. Details: Katie Fenstermacher at
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, “Open Gym” for 6th-12th graders, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Men’s Association will provide dinner, drinks and a time for fellowship before religious education classes. Additional volunteers are needed to chaperone each week. Details: Hank Ludwig at (662) 404-4672 or
PEARL St. Jude, Chicken Spaghetti Supper Monday, February 26. Pick-up time: 5-6 p.m.; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help the youth go to Abbey Youth Fest and future summer events. Details: (601) 939-3181.

Sister Clare Marie Cato SSND died January 31at St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa. Nancy Dell Mary Cato was born in Itta Bena on October 8, 1924. She professed her vows as Sister Clare Marie in 1945 for the School Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis.
Sister Clare Marie earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education. Her teaching assignments were in Illinois, California, Texas. Finally, for 14 years, she taught at St. Philip Neri School in Metairie, La. At times during these years she was also the school administrator.
Morning prayer and visitation was February 6., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Church in Chatawa. Her burial was at the Chatawa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to School Sisters of Notre Dame; St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa, MS 39657.