Parish calendar of events


BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, St. Teresa of Avila’s “The Interior Castle,” July 19-20. Beginning with dinner Friday at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday at 3:30 p.m. St. Teresa describes how the soul is like a diamond in the shape of a castle that contains seven mansions – symbolic of the seven stages of a journey of faith which culminates in union with God. Presenter: Father John Bohn, pastor of Jackson St. Richard, a long-time student of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Donation: $100. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email
COVINGTON Louisiana, Two-night Couples Retreat “Living the Gift of Marriage,” July 19-21 at St. Joseph Abbey Christian Life Retreat Center. Begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Come away for rest and spiritual strength and nourishment. Suggested donation: $355 per couple. Details: or call (504) 830-3700.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Common Wisdom: Parallels in Benedictine and Twelve-Step Spiritualities, Saturday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. We cannot save ourselves is a universal truth that contemporary society attempts to suppress by its overemphasis on pleasure, power, excessive consumption and unbridled individualism. The spiritualities offered by The Rule of St. Benedict and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous set forth a vision that challenges the illusory promises of contemporary society. Retreat Director: Sister Therese Haydel, O.S.B. Cost: $30, includes lunch.
Details: (256) 734-8302,
NEW ORLEANS Louisiana, Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church, Restorative Circles Intensive with Janine Geske. Experience restorative justice circles and gain an in-depth understanding of their use in the criminal justice system, parish life, community ministry schools and families, Friday, June 28, 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Details: Caitlin Morneau at or Sue Weishar at or go to event website:
PEARL St. Jude, Life in the Spirit and Healing Prayer Seminar, Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the parish hall. Do you desire a deeper experience of the Holy Spirit in your life? Are you interested in an opportunity to receive new gifts of the Holy Spirit and a greater outpouring of God’s healing and love? Come for a day of preaching, prayer, and praise sponsored by the Marian Servants of Jesus the Lamb of God. Guest speakers include; Father Bill Henry, pastor of Greenville St. Joseph; Celeste Zepponi, painter/singer/songwriter, spiritual director and Mark Davis, formerly Ordained Assemblies of God pastor currently serving on St. Dominic Hospital’s pastoral care team. Free admission, $10 suggested donation for lunch. Details: Contact Maureen Roberts (601) 278-0423 or


AMORY St. Helen, Farewell barbecue lunch for Father Antony Chakkalakkal after Mass on Sunday, June 30. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, annual Parish Picnic, Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m. on the grounds near the pavilion. Hot dogs, chips, beverages and ice cream will be provided. Fireworks display will begin at dark. Details: church office (601) 856-2054.
JACKSON St. Dominic’s Maternal and Newborn Care Services will be hosting its annual Mommies and Miracles event, Thursday, June 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the St. Dominic’s Organizational Development and Training department on the lower level of the hospital. The event will feature a panel of local OB/GYNs and neonatologists who will be available to answer questions for mothers-to-be and families followed by a reception and tour. Details: To pre-register for this free event, please call St. Dominic’s OB Educator Retta Boyd at (601) 200-6934. Registration will also be available at the event.
NATCHEZ Celebration to honor Father David O’Connor upon his retirement. Sunday, June 23. The celebration starts with blessing the new prayer garden at 2 p.m. followed by a rosary. Reception at the Family Life Center starts at 3 p.m. Details: Parish Office
SHAW St. Francis, Parish cookout, Sunday, June 30, at 6 p.m. Details: church office (662) 754-5561.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.
TUPELO St James, Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course. The first Formation weekend will be July 26-28. The second will be August 16-18. The rest of the weekends will be determined during those first two sessions. Cost: $600. Details: Karen Mayfield at or (662) 213-6593.


MADISON St. Joseph School, Summer Camps remaining, Football Camp (High School): June 24-26. Cost: $100; Mini Cheer Camp for rising K-6th Graders: July 15-18. Cost: $125 for 1st child; $115 for 2nd child and $105 for 3rd child; $130 day of camp; and Spirit Stepper for a Day, Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $55 (includes lunch and snack). Details: visit or call (601) 898-4800.
GRENADA St. Peter, ECHO Retreat for Juniors and Seniors, Pineville, Louisiana, July 22-25. The retreat is a Theology of the Body camp including outdoor activities. Details: church office (662) 226-2490. Register at


In the Friday, May 24, edition of Mississippi Catholic, a story about the ordination of Father Mark Shoffner omitted his service at Gluckstadt St. Joseph Parish, where he served during is diaconate. We regret the error.