Parish calendar of events

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.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, John Donne and George Herbert: Poets of the Paschal Mystery, March 22-23. They were 17th century metaphysical poets and how exploration of their poetry will enhance the Lenten journey. Retreat Director: Sister Marian Davis, O.S.B., Ph.D. Cost: Private room $145; shared room $110 per person. This is a one-night retreat. An additional night of retreat is available for those who wish. Details: (256) 734-8302, or
COLLIERVILLE Tenn, Men’s Morning of Spirituality, Saturday, March 23. Doors open at 7 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m. Catholic Church of the Incarnation, 360 Bray Station Road. There is no cost and is open to all men seeking a deeper relationship with Christ and a greater unity with other men seeking to grow their Catholic faith. Keynote speaker: Damon Owens, a gifted and sought-after speaker for national conferences, marriage seminars, seminaries, and youth groups on Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family and NFP. Details:

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Lectio Divina, Fridays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Presented by Shelley Harrigill. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion, five-week study, Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall, then meets after 5:30 Mass on the following Tuesdays. Join scholar Edward Sri as he sheds light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death and how it can draw you closer to Jesus. Study books will be available for $15 each. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Ladies Bible study resumes Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. discussing Chapter 17 “Can God Really Change me or is that just wishful thinking?” Details: church office (662) 846-6273.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Knights of Columbus Lenten dinners, Fridays, March 22 (fish fry); March 29 (shrimp etouffee) and April 5 (shrimp po’boy). Details: church office (601) 856-2054.
JACKSON St. Richard, Lectio Divina during Lent meets Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9 from 10 -11:30 a.m. in the Mercy Room. Come experience a way to pray the Lenten Sunday scriptures during this season. Facilitators: Mary Louise Jones and Claudia Addison. You can come to any or all sessions. All are welcome. Details: Claudia at or the church office (601) 366-2335.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Save the Date, Cajun Fest, Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsors still welcome. Details: church office (601) 856-5556 or visit Sponsors contact Mike and Mary Robinson, Cajun Fest Chairs at
Save the date, Miraculous Mission Vacation Bible School 2019: Blast off for Pre-K-4th graders is June 17-21. Details: Mary Catherine George at to volunteer or call the church office (601) 856-5556.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Ladies of the Natchez area retreat at Our Lady of the Oaks, Grand Coteau, Louisiana, December 5-8. A $25 deposit is needed for holding your room ASAP. Details: Kot Morris at (601) 334-8339.
Knights of Columbus fish fry, Fridays during Lent in the Family Life Center from 5-7 p.m. Catfish dinners $10; shrimp dinners $11 and combo dinners $12. For grilled catfish, please call 30 minutes ahead. A movie will be shown each Friday. Details: (601) 897-0295.
PEARL St. Jude, Life Walk on Saturday, April 13 at Flowood Nature Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. and walk begins at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Proceeds from the walk will provide no cost pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. Details: Anja Baker at if you would like to join the St. Jude team.
Save the Date, Vacation Bible School, “Surf’s Up – Chill Out with the Beatitudes” on June 17-21, 9 a.m. – noon. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi, Day of Reflection at Locus Benedictus, Greenwood, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The theme will be Stations of the Cross. Be sure to register before the workshop so they know how much food to prepare. Cost: $10. Details: church office (662) 754-5561.

JACKSON Sr. Thea Bowman School, Draw Down, Saturday, April 27, in the Multipurpose building. Grand prize: $5,000. Tickets are $100 and second chance insurance: $20. Details: school office (601) 352-5441.
MADISON St. Anthony School is now accepting applications for new students entering grades K4 – 6th. Details: visit or contact Michele Warnock at (601) 607-7054.