Parish calendar of events

BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, An Advent Overnight – the Good and Perfect Gift, December 7-8. Beginning Friday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. until Saturday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Gift yourself or a friend the gift of a day to celebrate the Christ Child. Call a halt to the many Christmas preparations and take time to ponder the reason for gift-giving and family gatherings. Spiritual Director: Clare Van Lent, MA CSp., Donation: $100. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email for more information.
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, An Advent Day of Reflection – Hospitality of the Soul, Saturday, December 1, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Advent invites us to a deeper reality as we celebrate Christ’s Incarnation. Retreat leader: Andrea Vidrine, LCSW, 14-year veteran at the Jesuit Spiritualty Center in Grand Coteau. She serves as interfaith minister, hospice chaplain and spiritual director. Suggested donation: $40, includes lunch. Details: Sister. Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801

AMORY St. Helen, – Grandparent’s Day Mass and Children’s Play, Sunday, December 16, at 11 a.m. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner, Thursday, November 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cost: $9 per plate. Tickets available from any Knight. Details: church office (662) 833-1799.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, Bible Study “Who Am I to Judge: Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love” at Noon on Wednesdays in the rectory. Join scholar Edward Sri in discussing cultural questions about morality for all people. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, “Taste of Italy – lasagna dinner,” Tuesday, November 13, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 dine in or carry out. Details: church office (662)846-6273.
GREENWOOD St. Francis of Assisi, Bible Study, Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Friary Library. Everyone is invited to grow in their Catholic Faith. Details: church office (662) 453-0623.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Annual frozen casserole sale, Saturday, November 17. We are asking each family to donate at least one of your favorite casseroles. Details: Cil Johnson (662) 420-9875 or the church office (662) 429-7851
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, “Make Room for Jesus” Advent Fair, Sunday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Many volunteers are needed to set up, decorate, assist with children’s craft and projects, etc. Details: Mary Catherine at
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, the 33rd Annual Festival of Lights, Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. featuring the Mississippi College Singers. Free and open to the public. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
St. Mary Basilica blood drive, Tuesday, November 27, from 1-6 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
PEARL St. Jude, Adult Faith Formation meets each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with the Gus Lloyd audio series on Apologetics. He is the host of “Seize the Day” on the Catholic Channel on Sirius XM satellite radio. Topics will include: the Eucharist, the papacy and Peter, confession and more. Facilitator: Mark Bowden. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Bake Sale, Tuesday, November 20, in the cafeteria from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. The proceeds will be used by the Religious Education Department to send our catechists for faith formation to the Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference in January. Details: church office (662) 746-1680.

MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Bowling for youth in grades 6-12, Saturday, November17 after Mass. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.
MADISON St. Anthony School Starry Night Gala, Saturday, December 8. The gala is a fun, festive experience for adults to kick off the Christmas season, while supporting the growth of St. Anthony. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items, plus an opportunity to win a $5,000 raffle. The Tip Tops of Mobile will provide be the entertainment. Proceeds go to maintaining Advanced STEM program and making improvements in fine arts. Details: Jennifer Schmidt (601) 214-9656 or for tickets, visit

Deacon Jack Hunter, Diocese of Biloxi, died October 26. Visitation for was November 6 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Biloxi followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial took place in Biloxi National Cemetery. Deacon Jack was ordained at Meridian St. Patrick in 1979.

JACKSON Carmelite Monastery Gift Shop will have Open House Weekends and Holiday Hours with Bake Sale, November 17 – December 23. Celebrating Fontanini Nativity’s 110th anniversary, they have been awarded a personal appearance with Emanuele Fontanini on Saturday, December 1, from 1-5 p.m.
WASHINGTON D.C. Pro-Life Mississippi’s 46th annual March for Life, “Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro Science,” Washington D.C. on Wednesday, January 16 – Sunday, January 20. For a complete event guide, Text MARCH to 73075 to download the app for your phone. Details: If you would like to sponsor a student’s travel expenses or attend the March, contact (601) 956-8636 or