Parish news

CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Genesis: beginnings to begin again, April 27-29. During this study/retreat, we will reflect on ways in which the Book of Genesis portrays the Creator creating life in the midst of barrenness and famine, homelessness and hopelessness. Retreat Director: Kathleen O’Connor, Ph.D. Cost: Private Room $245; shared room $205/person. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615-6114,
AMORY St. Helen, book discussion on The Fine Line by Margaret Watkins, Monday, April 9 at noon at the parish hall. Details: church office (662) 256-8392
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, save the date, Family photo shoot May 31-June 2 or June 21-23. Volunteers are needed. Details: (662) 833-1799
CANTON Canton Flea Market at Sacred Heart Parish, Thursday, May 10. More than one hundred great exhibitors will be at the church, located on Peace Street across from the Canton City Hall. Details: John Oliver Dowdle, Chairman at 601-955-3117 or
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, save the date for Father Kent Bowlds’ 25th Anniversary, Friday, June 22, 6:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Kopacz. Invitations will be sent to priests at a later date. Details: (662) 846-6273
CLEVELAND the Italian-American Cultural Society of the Delta. An Italian social club is being organized in Cleveland to promote the culture and heritage of the Delta Italian-American community by offering bi-weekly language classes (starting first week of April) and monthly culture classes, dinners, bocce games, cooking demonstrations and educational events. Details: David Edward Malatesta at
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart, parish picnic, Sunday, June 3, at 1p.m. Details: (662) 332-0891
MADISON St. Catherine’s Village will host free seminar on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Thursday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Commons Activity Room. Dr. Thomas Mosley, professor and neurological expert, will share the latest advances in Alzheimer’s and dementia research happening now at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) MIND Center. Details: seating is limited so reservations are required. Call (601) 856-0123, or email or
St. Francis of Assisi, save the date, Annual Cajun Fest, Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Details: (601) 856-5556
MOUND BAYOU St. Gabriel Mercy Center’s “A Night to Remember” annual award dinner and fundraiser, Saturday, April 7, at 5 p.m. at the Fred B. Clark Family Life Center, 202 North Edwards Avenue, (Old Highway 61). Cleveland Our Lady of Victories and Sisters Monica Mary DeQuardo and Emy Beth Furrer are being honored. Details: Our Lady of Victories (662) 846-6273 to reserve a seat (no cost)
JACKSON 12th Annual Sister Thea Bowman Drawdown, Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Ticket cost $100, second chance insurance $20. Proceeds will be used for instructional materials and operational expenses. Details: Shae Robinson at (601) 352-5441
The Knights of Peter Claver, Council 199 will host its 7th L. W. Sampson Award Banquet honoring Lady Gwendolyn McGill, Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 in the Christ the King Multipurpose Building. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased from any Knight. Details: church office (601) 948-8867
PEARL St. Jude, Adult Faith Formation, Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for “Symbolon – The Catholic Faith Explained. This journey of faith, discovery and friendship with Christ will help make a lasting impression on our lives. Details: (601) 939-3181

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Sunday, April 8, Easter Egg Hunt after Mass. Details: (662) 833-1799
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Easter Festival, Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. – noon. Details: (662) 328-4479
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Annual $10,000 Drawdown fundraiser, Friday, April 20, at 7 pm at the Trotter Convention Center. Tickets are $100 and admit two adults (21 and older). Includes dinner catered by Huck’s restaurant, live music by Winwheel, open bar and a chance to win $10,000. Details: Katie Fenstermacher at or (662) 328-4479
GRENADA St. Peter, youth should save the date for the Steubenville Youth Conference, July 13-15. Details: Annette Tipton at (662) 226-2490
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Vacation Bible School June 18-22, for pre-k-ourth graders. Volunteers are needed. Details: Mary Catherine at to volunteer
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. Details: (601) 445-5616
VICKSBURG, St. Paul, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday March 31, at 11 a.m. Details: (601) 636-0140

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Friday, March 30, noon
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross in the school gym
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Live Way of the Cross, Friday, March 30, 2 p.m. on church grounds. The event is well-attended to arrive early
NATCHEZ During Lent, at St. Mary Basilica on Fridays at 12:05 and at 5:15 pm. Also, Assumption Parish offers Stations at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays
PEARL St. Jude, Friday, March 30, 12 noon