Parish calendar of events


BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, Beloved Disciples, February 22-23. Begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner. Life is not about finding ourselves. We are not lost. It is about discovering who God created us to be. We are all beloved of God and if we allow Him control of our lives, He can love each one of us into being that beloved disciple that God describes in his Gospel. During this overnight there will be time to listen, pray and share. Presenter: Kathleen Grusek, Certified Spiritual Director and author of four books on spirituality. Donation: $100. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email for more information.
COLLIERVILLE Tenn, Women’s Morning of Spirituality, Saturday, February 23, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Catholic Church of the Incarnation, 360 Bray Station Road. Keynote speaker: Johnnette Benkovic Williams; Witness speaker: Sister Rita Marie Kampa, O.P. Love offerings accepted. Details: Mary Beth (901) 853-1819 or Register at
COVINGTON Louisiana, Married Couples Retreat, March 16-17, at St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Retreat Center. Come away for rest and spiritual strength and nourishment. Suggested donation: $275 per couple. Details: or call (504) 830-3716.
JACKSON Catholic Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, February 27, begins at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle and wraps up with networking at 3 p.m. The day will include Mass and lunch, as well as a visit to the capitol building. The topic is reform aimed at restorative justice – especially in the criminal justice system. Details: Sue Allen at or 601-383-3849. (See page 1 for related story.)


BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi, Mardi Gras Party for adults hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Ladies of St. Francis, Saturday, February 16, 5:30 – 10 p.m. with food and drinks provided; no babysitting provided. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Women’s Guild Lenten Day of Reflection, “Refreshing the Body, Mind and Soul” Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Deadline to register is March 18. No cost, suggested donation for Domestic Violence Shelter. Details: or Renee Gosselin (601) 966-5452; Linda Rainey (601) 212-9802; Cheryl Marsh (860) 823-7878 or Renee Carpenter (601) 214-9457.
GRENADA St. Peter, Lenten Retreat, Saturday, March 16, begins at 9 a.m. and ends with 6 p.m. Mass. Most Rev. Dr. Sam Jacobs, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux, will be the special speaker. Details: church office (662) 226-2490.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, spaghetti dinner fund-raiser, Friday, February 22, 4-8 p.m. or until sold out. Cost: $10 adults and $5 children. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, Saturday, February 16, Pro Life Rosary. Bring your families out at 9 a.m. to pray the Rosary at the Marian Prayer Garden (weather permitting in the Cathedral Center if it rains). Light breakfast afterward for all who attend. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
St. Richard, Saturday, February 23, 10-11 a.m. in the Chatham Meeting Room. The Carmelite Seculars, a lay (“Third Order”) Carmelite community from various parishes in the Jackson area welcomes parishioners to come and learn more about this lay vocation as you join them in praying the Morning Divine Office and Lectio Divina. You are welcome to remain as we explore the lives and writings of the saints of our Order. Meetings are held every fourth Saturday. Details: Dorothy Ashley at (601) 259-0885 or The Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Therese Conference, has changed their schedule of intake calls to every first and third Wednesday 1 – 3 p.m. of the month. As a reminder, the phone number is 601-896-8710
St. Therese, Men’s Lenten Retreat Faith, Family and Fatherhood – La Fe, Familia & Paternidad in the Parish Hall, Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., followed by Mass. Coffee and sweets at 8:30 a.m. Grow your faith with other men — Spanish and English fellowship. Details: Ben Mokry (601) 259-7926.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Save the Date, Cajun Fest, Sunday, May 5. Includes lots of Cajun food and games for the children. More details will follow. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, inaugural joint Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance, Saturday, February 16, in the Family Life Center, 6-8 p.m. All children ages three thru sixth grade are invited. Desserts and drinks will be provided. Volunteers are needed. Details: RSVP to Leslie Vollor (662) 321-1150 or Katie Rutledge (662) 803-2837.


CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Save the date, Vacation Bible School, June 17-21. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph School Drama Department is presenting the musical “Annie,” Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on February 17, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door.
St. Joseph School Spring Fling, Saturday, March 2, at the Washington County Convention Center, 1040 South Raceway Road. Drawdown at 6 p.m.; you need not be present to win. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; Live Band 8 p.m. – midnight; Cost is $100 for two adult admissions. Profits raised go to help close the gap at both schools. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.
JACKSON St. Richard School, Sixth Annual Krewe de Cardinal, Friday, March 1 at the Railroad District, 824 South State Street, 7-11 p.m. Details: School office at (601) 366-1157 or
MADISON St. Joseph School, “Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues,” Annual Draw Down, Saturday, February 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $130 and admit two adults. Each ticket gives you the chance at the $10,000 and allows you to participate in live and silent auctions. Guests will dine on gourmet food prepared by the Knights of Columbus of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Details: school office (601) 898-4800 or