ANTIOCH, Tenn., 36th Mid-South Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference “Christ is the Victor over the Darkness of this Age” July 19-20 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. Speakers: Bishop Sam Jacobs, Bishop Mark Spalding and Mr. Matt Lozano. Cost: $40 single; $60 Married couples and $70 family. Lunch is included. After July 10, add $10 to all registrations. Details: Teresa Seibert at (615) 430-9343 or email@example.com or register online at www.msrcc.org.
PEARL St. Jude, Iconography Retreat, July 11-14 with Iconographer Brenda Fox. Thursday: 6-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30-5:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday: 10:30-6 p.m. Come learn the ancient art of writing an icon. No former art experience necessary. All students will be writing the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Cost: $280 which includes all art supplies. A non-refundable deposit of $125 due by July 4. Final payment due on or before retreat. Details: Jennifer Diez at (601) 750-9943 or Brenda Fox at (602) 574-4016 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.iconsbybrenda.com to see Brenda’s work.
St. Jude, Life in the Spirit and Healing Prayer Seminar, Saturday, August 17, 9-4 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, retreat master and spiritual director; Celeste Zepponi; painter/singer/songwriter, retreat presenter and spiritual director, Mark Davis, formerly ordained Assemblies of God pastor currently serving on St. Dominic’s Hospital pastoral care team and ethics committee and is an active member of Clinton Holy Savior. Free admission, $10 suggested donation for lunch. Details: Contact Maureen Roberts (601) 278-0423 or email@example.com.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Charismatic Prayer Group meets on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth meeting room. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GREENWOOD St. Francis, weekly Bible study with Father Camillus Janas, OFM, on Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Friary Library. All are welcome. Revised New American Bible is preferred. Details: church office (662) 453-0623.
GRENADA St. Peter, Life Line a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings Monday, August 12. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Details: call (888) 653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle, text the word circle to 797979 or call the church office (662) 226-2490.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Annual Bazaar, Saturday, September 21, This is our biggest fund raiser of the year. Volunteers will be needed for lots of jobs. Everyone is encouraged to help in any way you can. We plan to have the usual booths, including silent auction, country kitchen, Taste of Desoto, Shop-a-Lot Grocery and many other activities. We will have a meeting in the near future, so watch the bulletin for dates and times. Details: Lorna Skelton (cell) (662) 379-0199 or e-mail t firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Book Club resumes Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m., in the Family Life Center. The new book is entitled Francis: The Journey and the Dream. It is a series of meditations on the life of St. Francis of Assisi. For the first meeting, discussion will be on the foreword, the preface and the first 40 pages. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
GREENWOOD St. Francis, Mini-camp for kids, July 8-11 for children six – 11 years old (those entering first to sixth grades). The camp will include sports activities, cheerleading and other events. Parishioners from St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Baton Rouge will be leading the program. Details: church office (662) 453-0623.
JACKSON St. Richard, discipleship groups, next series meets Sundays, July 21, July 28 and August 4 from 6-7 p.m. in the Youth Center for youth going to grades 11 and 12. Afterwards, they will go to a local restaurant for food and fellowship. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Neshoba County Fair, Wednesday, July 31, 3-9 p.m. for upcoming fifth -12th graders. Any youth younger than fifth grade are welcome with parental escort. Details: John at the church office (601) 693-1321, ext. 9 or email email@example.com.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
AMORY St. Helen, Team Jesus July 14-16, 5 – 7:30 p.m. for grades K-6 in conjunction with First Presbyterian Church at St. Helen. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, “Cathletics,” July 21-24, 6-8 p.m. Snack provided. Details: Erin Womack at the church office (601) 833-1799.
MERIDIAN Catholic community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, July 22-25, 5:30 – 7 p.m. for grades K – five Details: (601) 693-1321.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, ROAR! Totally Catholic, July 15-19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for children PreK3 (potty trained) – fifth grade at the Family Life Center. Deadline for turning in application form for attendance is July 9. Details: Melissa Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office (601) 445-5616.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Friday, July 19, 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Details: church office (662) 746-1680.