Parish calendar of events


BROOKSVILLE The Dwelling Place, Journey to Wholeness: In Divorce and Beyond, Sept. 27-28. Begins with 6:30 p.m. supper. For those seeking wholeness in divorce do well to remember their journey is a process of growth and not just an event they hope to put behind them. This weekend will provide the knowledge and support needed to begin creating a healthy relationship with his/her authentic self. Facilitator: Larry Brown, L.P.C., Clarity Counseling, Starkville. Donation: $100. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Theology of the Body, a Retreat Focusing on Women, Thursday, Sept. 26, supper until Sunday, Sept. 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, Introduction to Centering Prayer, Aug. 30-Sept. 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, or
PEARL St. Jude, Life in the Spirit and Healing Prayer Seminar, Saturday, Aug. 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
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, Aug. 22 (Adult Training) and Friday, Aug. 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 a 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: For more information: Contact Charlene Bearden, Coordinator, Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487 or


CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Parish Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 17. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
FLOWOOD St. Paul Early Learning Center’s, Annual Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 6 at Bay Pointe Golf Club, 800 Bay Pointe Dr, Brandon. Details: Early Learning Center (601) 992-2876.
GRENADA St. Peter, Blood Drive, Sunday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan to come and make a donation. Details: church office (662) 226-2490.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Save the Date, Germanfest 2019, Sunday, Sept. 29, 11a.m.-5 p.m. Details:, Belinda Vargas at (601) 699-9288 or Paula Bennett at (601) 954-0602.
JACKSON Christ the King, Annual picnic, Sunday, Aug. 18 after Mass in the Multipurpose Building. Details: church office (601) 948-8867.
JACKSON St. Richard, Prophetic Imagination: Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, 9:30-11 a.m. in the Chichester Room on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Facilitator: Mary Louise Jones. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, A Taste of St. Francis, Sunday, Oct. 6 in the Family Life Center following 10:30 a.m. Mass. Details: Amy Hornback at (601) 953-4182 about how you can volunteer and cook/bring a dish or the church office (601) 856-5556.
MADISON St. Joe Bruin Classic Golf Tournament, Rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 at Live Oaks Golf Club, 11200 US 49 North, Jackson. Event Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch 1 p.m. Shotgun Start/Scramble Format 5 p.m. Awards Presentation. Proceeds to fund all St. Joseph School athletics. Details: Dana Caskey at or
MADISON Lake Caroline Golf Course, 37th Bishop Cup Annual Golf Scramble, Tuesday, Sept. 10. Lunch at noon; Tee Time at 1 p.m. and Social/Dinner/Auction at 5:30 p.m. Each golfer receives cart and green fees, hat and golf towel, catered lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, dinner and social. Details: Rebecca Harris at (601) 960-8477 or
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph & St. Patrick, The Knights of Columbus will host a four-part presentation on “Presence – The Mystery of the Eucharist” at the Hall on Highway 19 North, facilitated by Ken Woodward beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Details: To reserve a seat, contact Dave Viger at (601) 480-3364 or
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday Aug. 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the O’Connor Family Life Center. Eat in or take out. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Catechist Appreciation Brunch, Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9-10:15 a.m. in the Parish Office. All catechists who served this past year in the faith formation of our youth and/or adults are invited. Details: Please RSVP to Diane Melton by Tuesday, Aug. 13.


JACKSON St. Richard, An Evening with Our Stars, Saturday, Aug. 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.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Annual Life Teen Parent-Teen Kick Off event, Sunday, Aug. 18, 5-8 p.m. Details: (601) 856-5556.
JACKSON St. Richard School, Back to School Night, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m. Details: school office (601) 366-1157.
JACKSON 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, Aug. 18, 5-8 p.m. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick School, Orientation, Monday, Aug. 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.