Parish calendar


CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, An Advent Day of Reflection “What am I Waiting for?” on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advent is always seen as a time of waiting and anticipation. Sister Pat Thomas, O.P., a member of the founding staff of the Peace Center in New Orleans, is currently a leader in pastoral and educational roles around the country. Suggested donation: $40, includes lunch. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801 or
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Retreat Center will host “Beatitudes – Jesus’ Path to Healing” on Friday, Nov. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The presenters are Mercy Boucoup Music Ministry. This retreat will allow Scripture Reflection and time for individual prayer. There is no cost and everyone is welcome. Details: (662) 299-1232 or visit
JACKSON 40 Days for Life on the sidewalk outside Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 2903 North State Street. Vigil hours 7 am to 7 p.m. daily until Nov. 3. Help save lives in Jackson. You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization. Details: Barbara Beavers (601) 940-5701 or Tammy Tillman (601) 956-8636
JACKSON 39th Annual Squat & Gobble, Thursday, Nov. 21 6-10 p.m. at the Railroad District, 824 South State Street. Great food and beverages, door prizes, silent auction and entertainment by Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. Cost: $45 if purchased before Nov. 12 and $55 if purchased after Nov. 12. Proceeds to benefit the victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in the Metro area. Details: or (601) 955-1677.
STARKVILLE March for Life, ProLife MSU group is planning a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the world’s largest Pro-Life event, leaving on Thursday, Jan. 23, attend the march on Friday, Jan. 24 and return on Sunday, Jan. 26. Details: for more information.
BATON ROUGE, La. Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center (17560 George O’Neal Road), “Swimming Upstream: Living a Catholic Life in a Pagan World,” Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Speaker: Steve Ray, noted Catholic convert, apologist, pilgrimage guide, documentary producer, best-selling author and speaker. Cost: $60 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Details: Joyce Chaney at (225) 752-8480 or or


ABERDEEN St. Francis, Adult Bible Study on Gospel of John, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
AMORY St. Helen, Our Book Discussion Group will discuss Big Little Lies by Liane Moriority at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at the parish hall. Everyone is invited to read the book and join the discussion. Details: (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $9 per plate, eat in or take out. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Give Us Generous Hearts—Time of Spiritual Renewal, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is provided. Presenter: Carla Nicks.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, MARC – Missippi Association for Returning Citizens offering Bridges out of Poverty workshop, Friday, Nov. 15 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Getting Ahead While Getting Out workshop, Saturday, Nov. 16 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Workshops provide participants with approach to understanding poverty that prepare incarcerated to be successful returning citizens. Details: Register before Nov. 11 by calling Marvin Edwards (601) 594-8254 or Sister Madeline (213) 215-6103. For more info about MARC visit
PEARL St. Jude, Total Consecration to Jesus Christ Through Mary, according to St. Louis de Montfort, Tuesdays, Nov. 5 – Dec. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details: Teresa Preuss (601) 878-9067; Maureen Roberts (601) 278-0423 or Teresa Kemp (601) 717-2563
PEARL St. Jude, Extraordinary Form Mass Schedule, Oct. 27 Solemn Mass with Procession 6 p.m, Nov. 2 All Souls Mass 11 a.m., Nov. 10 and Nov. 24 Sung Mass 6 p.m., Dec. 7 Rorate Mass 7:30 a.m., Dec. 15 Sung Mass 6 p.m.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Bake Sale, Lunch & Bingo, Tuesday, Nov. 26. Donations for Bingo prizes are needed. Details: Diane Melton at (662) 746-1680.


JACKSON St. Richard School, Cookies with the Cardinals Open House, Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. See the school in action in laid-back group tours. There will be an opportunity to ask questions with faculty members. Details: RSVP to Meredith McCullough at
MADISON St. Francis, Bond Home Halloween Bingo, Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5:45-7 p.m. for 7th-12th graders. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
MADISON St. Joseph School, Annual Open House, Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. See for yourself the bright, shining soul of our Catholic school! Details: school office (601) 898-4800 or
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph & St. Patrick, Wednesdays, Oct. 30 – Nov. 20 from 6:15–7:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Finding God in Poetry and Prose, join Ray Komar in a literary journey that explores a unique way to deepen one’s personal relationship with God. Details:
MERIDIAN Musical and Variety Show, Fashion Show and Dinner, Saturday Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Tickets: Reserved $20, Adults $10 and Children thru high school $5. Proceeds benefit St. Patrick School. Details: Tickets are available in the parish office, school office or from Dan Santiago (601) 917-7364 or reserved tickets Celeste Saucier (601) 482-6044.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, O’Connor Family Life Center Haunted House, Tuesday, Oct. 29 & Wednesday Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last tour at 9:30 p.m. Admission $5. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Bonfire night on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 5-8 p.m. for all high school students. Dinner will be cooked by Father Thi. There will be s’mores too and lots of FUN! Invite a friend! Details: Church office (662) 895-5007.
PEARL St. Jude, Trunk or Treat, Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the parking lot. Trunk or Treat is a fun and safe evening of trick or treating for the children of the parish and the surrounding neighborhood. Sign up today to reserve a spot for your car/truck. Free hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones. All are welcome. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.
STARKVILLE St. Joseph, Trunk or Treat, Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot. Costumes welcome.
STARKVILLE St. Joseph, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Catholic Campus Ministry for college students in the Golden Triangle area, provides a free dinner and talk. Details: for more information.
STARKVILLE “Hail Mary, Hail State” T-shirts available, Want to support Catholic Campus Ministry at Mississippi State University? Cost: $25 (plus $5 shipping/handling). Details: Contact Meg Kanatzar at or call (662) 323-2257.