MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Assisi prayer chain is available to all those in need. Details: Call (601) 850-3432 or (601) 291-4373 between 5-7 p.m.
MAGNOLIA St. James Mission, you are invited to embark on a journey towards faith and racial healing sometime in the first week of Sept. via Zoom meetings. It is an opportunity to further and deepen our desire to follow the way of Jesus. This program is not specifically Catholic. It is universal. All are welcome. The program is not about religion; it is about human dignity and respect. If you are interested, please call or email. Details: Chris Ingrassia (301) 266-0433, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website is: https://justfaith.org/faith-and-racial-healing/.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Mass for farmers, Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Adoration will be at 5 p.m. Also, if you would like Father Raju to bless your farms and gardens, contact the office. Details: (662) 624-4301.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Valerie Antici, Family Nurse Practitioner, has volunteered to teach Natural Family Planning at the parish. For no cost, the parish offers Valerie’s expertise to teach couples and offer them individualized follow up. You can find some good articles on the website by non-Catholics and even secular non-believers. Details: contact Valerie at (601) 597-6560 or olvcleveland.com/nfp.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Cajun Fest 2020 cancelled. After careful consideration, of present COVID-19 uncertainties, it has been decided to cancel Cajun Fest this year. However, they will still have the raffle and live-stream on Sunday, Oct. 4 (Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi). Mark on your calendar for next year, May 2, 2021. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
NATCHEZ Grace United Methodist Church, 2 Fatherland Road in the Fellowship Hall, “Grief and Loss Support Group”, Second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Next meeting: Monday, August 10. Meet with Masks and Social Distancing. Details: (210) 737-4759.
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Sunday School Teachers needed for grades 1-6. We will soon begin a new Sunday School time and program and are including these grades; however, we need teachers. Please call if interested. Details: (662) 624-4301.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, The CYO still plans to hold a Garage Sale (date to be determined by COVID). Details: call Carrie Lambert at the church office (601) 445-5616. Please hold onto your donations for the time being and let her know if you have nowhere to store donations.
SAVE THE DATE
JACKSON St. Richard School, Save the date Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, Krewe de Cardinal.
NATIONAL Virtual 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative, Oct. 1-2. The CIII seeks to understand, expand and strengthen the work of Catholic institutions with immigrant communities. Registration will open soon. To receive updates about registration, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/4gX2XS3enWoP9vAp9. Details: For details about the virtual conference visit https://cmsny.org/event/2020-catholic-immigrant-integration-initiative/
In person Masses are now open at many parishes within the Diocese of Jackson. Check with your local parish for details and follow guidelines in place for attendance.
Some parishes are still offering live streaming options via Facebook live and YouTube to be present to their faith communities and bring Mass to the faithful.
The obligation to attend Mass continues to be dispensed, so if you do not feel safe attending, or have an underlying health condition, or feel sick, please stay hope. Be safe and stay vigilant!