Parish calendar of events


BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, “Come to the Quiet” directed retreat, July 23-28, beginning with 6 p.m. dinner. Come, get away, be still and sort out your life under the Holy Spirit’s guidance. It is a time of quiet and prayerful reflection primarily using scripture. You may choose 2, 3 or more days. Cost: $90 per day. Director: Clare Van Lent, MA CSp, Director of the Dwelling Place. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Theology of the Body, a Retreat Focusing on Women, Thursday, September 26, supper until Sunday, September 29, lunch. It was written by St. Pope John Paul II and is an in-depth study of the human person. Focuses on the meaning of being women, ways of relating to men. Presenters: Becky Clements and Paula Hunter are from Southwest Louisiana. They are both experienced, certified retreat directors and leaders of groups in their Catholic Church communities. Suggested donation: $250 (private room) or $200 (shared room) Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801 or
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Five-Day Directed Retreat, August 12-16. Offers an opportunity for on-going faith development under the personal guidance of an experienced director. Enjoy silence, scheduled consultations with a spiritual director and time for personal reflection and prayer. Retreat Directors: Sister Mary McGehee, OSB and Sister Treva Heinberg, O.S.B. Cost: $470. Details: (256) 734-8302, or
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; 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


AMORY St. Helen, Scripture Sharing meets Sundays at 10 a.m. at the parish hall. All are invited to this reflection on the Sunday Liturgy readings. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
JACKSON St. Richard, An Evening with Our Stars, Saturday, August 24, 5-9 p.m. in Foley Hall. This is a fundraiser to benefit the Special Kids Ministry. Cost: $50 per ticket. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
St. Richard, Knights of Columbus 2nd Annual Team Bass Challenge, Saturday, September 28 at Lake Lincoln State Park, 2573 Sunset Road North East, Wesson. Door prizes to be given out at the weigh-in. Cost: $200 per 2-man team and $50/Boat Lunker Pot. Details: Tommy Lamas at the church office (601) 366-2335 or email
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Parish Blood Drive, Wednesday, July 31 from 1-6 p.m. at the Family Life Center at 613 Main Street. Details: Go to to make an appointment online or call Regina at the church office (601) 445-5616.
PEARL St. Jude, in conjunction with several other local churches, is providing a Level I Training Course for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson, consists of 10 Saturdays and 2 Friday evenings. Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Begins August 23 and 24. Cost: $600 per person. A non-refundable deposit of $100 to secure your place is encouraged by August 1. Beginning August 23 & 24, meeting monthly. Formation Leader: Mary Nell, Director of Children and Family Ministry at St. James Episcopal Church and has led courses throughout the south. At the completion of the course, participants should have an understanding of the history, philosophy, and theology of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the developmental characteristics and religious nature and capacities of the 3-6 year old child, the role of the adult in Catechesis, and the ability to plan and prepare an environment with materials to serve the children and assist in the development of their relationship with God. Details: For more information, please contact Course Coordinator Stacy Wolf, DRE, St. Jude Church at or (601) 966-9601.


JACKSON St. Richard, Fun in the Son 2019 for rising 8-10th graders, Tuesday, July 16, Bowling with Father John at Fannin Lanes, 12 noon – 2 p.m. Cost: $10 for two games of bowling and shoes. Sunday, July 28, Progressive Dinner at 6-8:30 p.m. Leave from St. Richard’s youth center and travel to four houses enjoying a different course of food at each stop. Wednesday, July 31, Star Wars Movie Marathon and Game Room Fun Day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $5 for lunch and snacks (rescheduled from July 3). Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
PEARL St. Jude, Canoeing/Kayaking the Okatoma, Sunday, July 28. More information on price and time of departure to come. Chaperones and drivers are needed. Details: contact Mrs. Betsy or Mrs. Mara at the church office (601) 939-3181.