CULLMAN, Ala. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, “Introduction to Centering Prayer,” August 30 – September 1. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. This workshop/retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer. Private rooms and the ability to maintain silence are required. Retreat directors: Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Staff. Cost: Private room $245. Details: (256) 734-8302, email@example.com or www.shmon.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUPELO The Diocese of Jackson’s Office of Family Ministry and Catholic Charities Office of Parish Health Ministry, Mississippi State Department of Health and Belhaven University are co-sponsoring a two day workshop on first aid for mental health. “Mental Health First Aid” (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community. Two separate trainings will be offered at Tupelo St. James on Thursday, August 22 (Adult Training) and Friday, August 23 (Youth Training) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration includes lunch. The workshops will be led by Dr. Bradford Smith, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and certified instructor. Registration is required. Registration includes: lunch, a comprehensive manual and three-year MHFA certification. Attending full program is required to obtain certification. Fee: $10 per class. CEU’s offered for nursing and education. Registration website: https://conta.cc/2Hxr7yf. For more information: Contact Charlene Bearden, coordinator, Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487 or email@example.com.
JACKSON “Your Money Your Goals,” Friday, August 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch included) at Catholic Charities, 850 East River Place, large conference room upstairs and Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch included) at St. Richard, Foley Hall. For people that help people develop healthy financial practices. Register online by August 8 for one of the trainings listed at www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org by clicking on the “Your Money Your Goals” banner. Details: Dorothy Balser at (601) 326-3725.
MADISON Lake Caroline Golf Course, 37th Bishop Cup Annual Golf Scramble, Tuesday, September 10. Lunch at 12 p.m.; tee time at 1 p.m. and social/dinner/auction at 5:30 p.m. Each golfer receives cart and green fees, hat, golf towel, catered lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, dinner and social. Details: Rebecca Harris at (601) 960-8477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
AMORY St. Helen, The book discussion group will meet and discuss The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Monday, August 12 at 12 p.m., at the parish hall. Details (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, The book club reading Beyond Your Mother meets Sundays at 11 a.m. in the library. Details: Joshua Atwater at (601) 730-1455.
GRENADA St. Peter, Blood Drive, Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please mark your calendar to come and make a donation. Details: church office (662) 226-2490.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Save the Date, Germanfest 2019, Sunday, September 29, 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Details: church office (601) 856-2054.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Knights of Columbus breakfast, Sunday, August 11 after 8 a.m. Mass. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Fr. David Szatkowski will teach a series of 10 sessions on the Gospel of Matthew at 6:45 p.m., Mondays, August 12 – November 18. Details: Please sign up or call Father David at (662) 342 1073.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, Knights of Columbus breakfast Sunday, August 18 following 8 a.m. Mass. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
JACKSON St. Richard, ChristLife, Thursdays, August 29 – October 10 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Foley Hall. The program has enriched thousands of lives throughout the country. Program includes free lunch. Childcare available if needed. Details: Nancy McGhee at (601) 942-2078 or Tiffany at (601) 842-0151. Register at www.saintrichard.com/christlife.
MERIDIAN Catholic community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Coffee with the Saints, join for coffee and a light breakfast and learn more about the lives of some amazing holy people, Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Parish Center, July 31 – St. Catherine of Siena, August 7 – Bl. John Henry Newman and August 14 – G.K. Chesterton. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Blood Drive, Wednesday, July 31 from 1 – 6 p.m. at the O’Connor Family Life Center. Details: Regina in the church office (601) 445-5616 or to make an appointment online, go to www.vitalant.org.
JACKSON St. Richard School, Back to School Night, Tuesday, August 6, 4-6 p.m. Details: school office (601) 366-1157.
Sister Thea School, 2019-20 registration is now underway for grades Pre K3 – 6th grades. Details: Shae Goodman-Robinson, Principal at (601) 506-8998.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Annual Life Teen Parent-Teen Kick Off event, Sunday, August 18, 5-8 p.m. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick School, Orientation, Monday, August 5 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents may drop off school supplies beforehand at 4-6 p.m. Details: school office (601) 482-6044.