Parish calendar of events

Assisi Prayer Chain, The power of prayer is available to all those in need through the Assisi Prayer Chain. Details: (601) 937-5943 or (601) 214-3093 between 5-7 p.m.
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, “The Lenten Journey: A Couple’s Response to Christ’s Call” for married couples, Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, 2019. Begins Friday at 4 p.m. until Sunday morning. Presenters: Lloyd and Jan Tate are both trained spiritual directors of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and given retreats for more than 40 years. Suggested donation: $360 per couple. Details: Sr. Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801
Saturday, March 9, 2019, A Lenten Day of Reflection – Chosen, Blessed, Broken and Shared, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Eucharist is the very pattern of our lives. Listen to the wisdom of Pope Francis as he calls us all to be sent in holiness. Presenter: Christine Ingrassia, who is a lay minister, graduate of Loyola Institute for Ministry and spiritual director. Suggested donation: $40, includes lunch. Details: Sr. Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Epiphany Day of Reflection, Saturday, January 5, 2019. Epiphany is a perfect time to pause and reflect on Christ in our midst. There will be a particular focus on art and literature that incorporate the theme of Epiphany. Retreat Director: Sister Elisabeth Meadows, O.S.B. Cost: $30, includes lunch. Details: (256) 734-8302, or

CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, new Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke beginning Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in St. Elizabeth rectory. Details: Libby Antici at (662) 624-4301.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Ladies Bible Study, resumes Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. on Lesson 11: What does the sacrament of Penance have to do with my friendship with Christ? Details: church office (662) 846-6273.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, January 27-29, 2019, Parish Mission by Jon Leonetti, author of his newest book, “The art of getting over yourself and why you’ will be happier when you do.” This book is about discovering the freedom Christ offers by way of his life and love. Details: parish office (601) 856-2054.
PEARL St. Jude, Alpha courses beginning on Mondays, January 7 – April 1, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question on faith and is designed to create conversation. Each talk starts with a meal and will be followed by a video presentation with small group table discussion. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Bible Adventure for Pre4 – 2nd graders meets Sundays from 9:40 – 10:20 a.m. in the daycare room at St. Elizabeth School. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
MADISON St. Francis, Save the Date, NET Retreat for 7-12 grades, Saturday, February 16. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
St. Joseph School, “Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues,” Annual Draw Down, Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $130 and admit two adults; second chance insurance may be added for $20. Each ticket includes a chance to win $10,000. Details: school office (601) 898-4800, tharris@stjoebruins.comor

World Marriage Day – The Catholic Diocese of Jackson and the Office of Family Ministry are pleased to announce that the 2019 Diocesan World Marriage Day Celebration will be Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Bishop Joseph Kopacz, will honor couples with a blessing at Mass. A reception immediately follows. Couples celebrating their 25th, 50th, and 60th anniversaries, or any significant anniversary should notify their parish to be included in the celebration. Details: Charlene Bearden, Coordinator, Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487, or

National Migration Week January 6-12, 2019
CORINTH St. James, Tuesday, January 8, 6-8 p.m., Free Legal Clinic TBA; Migrant Support Center of Catholic Charities
TUPELO St. James, Sunday, January 6, 2-4 p.m., Inauguration with Epiphany celebration; Cultural and video presentation with Professor Carlos Horacio Toro Escobar, Southeastern Pastoral Insitite (SEPI).
Thursday, January 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Creating Communities of Welcome” with Father Sean Carroll, S.J., Kino Border Initiative. For pastors, LEMs, staff and leaders of Deanery V.
St. James and Vardaman, Friday, January 11, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Tour and conversation with Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J. Meeting with Advisory Board, staff and community members in Vardaman.
6-8 p.m. – Youth Mass commemorating National Migration Week with Father Carroll and Bishop Kopacz
Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Culture of Encounter” Hispanic celebration and closure of National Migration Week with Mass