Parish calendar


HOLLY SPRINGS Hands–ON + Hearts–IN is a program is to assist women who are discerning a call to consecrated life through hands-on service to the needy throughout north Mississippi. Monday – Thursday, Oct. 21–24. This program, coordinated by the Sisters of the Living Word, is a collaborative effort between the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association (CAVA) members and Sacred Heart Southern Missions (SHSM). The hospitality team will be the Sisters of the Living Word. They previously will be offering the meals and a comfortable home base for the prayer and discernment aspects of the experience. Details: contact Sister Sharon Glumb, SLW at or (847) 577-5972 Ext# 233.
METAIRIE, La. Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO), Torrent of Grace, An Evening of Worship, Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Benilde cafeteria, 1901 Division Street. The evening features “Overshadow Me” with Sean Tobin, composer and worship leader from Los Angeles. The sole purpose of this gathering is to seek God, to worship and experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. Everyone is invited who desires to spend an evening with prophetic, spirit–filled music and praise. There is no charge, but a love offering will be received. Details:; or (504) 828-1368.
MIAMI, Fl. Journeying with Pope Francis Conference Roots and Challenges, Pedro Arrupe Jesuit Institute, Nov. 8-10. Bilingual confernce touching on a variety of subjects and challenges. Cost: $160-$180 – Limited to 150 attendees. Details: or email Ramon Machado at
NATCHEZ Join Father Mark Shoffner on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Feb. 12-21, 2020. Details: call Father Mark at the church office (601) 445-5616.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. National Catholic Singles Conference, Oct. 25–27. Join hundreds of single Catholics from across the country at the Diocese of Nashville Catholic Pastoral Center. The weekend includes talks by dynamic speakers (Sr. Helena Burns, Dr. Kerry Cronin, Damon Owens and David Clayton) as well as music, social events, prayer, food, fellowship and more. Space is limited. Enter promo code NASH19 for a $20 discount. Details: For more information and to register visit or call Mirjana Northrop at (512) 766–5798 or email
STANTON, Tenn, Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, Oct. 25–27 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center. Details: Norman and Barbara Sobota at (901) 373-7030 or email


ABERDEEN St. Francis, Adult Bible Study, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Studying the Gospel of John. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
BATESVILLE St. John, Knights of Columbus are holding a Rummage Sale, Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please donate any clean, unbroken, gently used items that you no longer need. Details: church office (662) 563-2273.
OLIVE BRANCH, Queen of Peace, Prayer and Worship Course taught by Sister Emily, Thursdays, Oct. 3 until Nov. 21 at 6:45 pm. The focus of the classes will be a better understanding of the liturgy and of various prayer forms. The texts that will be used are Introduction to Christian Worship, third edition and We Worship: A Guide to the Catholic Mass. Details: or the church office (601) 895–5007.
JACKSON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CAPITAL AREA CATHOLIC BUILD – The build for the next 5 years will be renovating existing houses in the Broadmoor Neighborhood in north Jackson. Sign-up sheets for Saturdays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 are available at participating parishes. Please consider helping with this very worthwhile ministry. No experience is necessary, just a desire to help someone less fortunate than yourself. In addition, they still need assistance in reaching their financial goal. Any size gift will be greatly appreciated. To donate, visit; call (601) 353-6060 or mail to Humanity MS Capital Area, P.O. Box 55634, Jackson, MS 39296.
JACKSON Walk for Life to benefit Pro-Life Mississippi. Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. Details:
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Bake Sale, Lunch, & Bingo, Tuesday, Nov. 26. Community will be invited to participate in the Bake Sale, as well as purchase a lunch and then play Bingo. If you have any items you would like to donate for Bingo prizes, please contact


JACKSON Sister Thea Bowman School, registration is underway for the 2019–20 school year. If you are looking for a solid academic education rooted in Gospel values serving grades Pre K3 – 6th grades. Details: Shae Goodman-Robinson, principal at (601) 506-8998 for more information.
JACKSON St. Richard would like to ask you to continue to vote for in the Bank On Their Future contest. The school must be in at least third place to receive some sort of prize. You can vote daily until Oct. 15th. Details:
MADISON St. Anthony, Open House and Fall Festival, Saturday, Nov. 2 from 2-5 p.m. There will be games, carnival food and hayrides. Details: school office (601) 607-7054.
RIDGELAND St. Francis of Assisi, Senior Bible Break, Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at M7 Coffee House, 111 North Wheatley Street in Ridgeland, for all 12th graders for scripture sharing and fellowship. Bring a Bible and friends are welcome. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.


Miss Sturbaum served as the Lay Ecclesial Minister at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Louisville and St. Therese Catholic Church in Kosciusko for nearly twenty years. She was very involved in prison ministry, as well as her daily duties of ministering to the two parishes.