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/.
NEW ORLEANS Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO). Speakers will be Deacon Larry and Andi Oney, internationally known speakers and authors. The theme is “The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory” and will focus on the call of the Lord to us now. The morning will include praise and worship, preaching and prayer. Registration is $25 per person. Special price for youth ages 18-30, $10. Register online at www.ccrno.org no later than Wednesday, Aug. 26, 12 p.m. On-site registration will be accepted. Masks and distancing will be observed. Details: Visit www.ccrno.org or call CCRNO at 504-828-1368 for more information.
VIRTUAL Department of Faith Formation Fall Faith Formation Virtual Series. The theme this year is “Rise!” Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Roy Petitfils presents “Rise to Reality;” Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. Katie Prejean McGrady presents “Rise to the Journey;” and on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Deacon Art Miller presents “Rise to Hope.” Details: Contact Fran Lavelle at email@example.com or register at https://jacksondiocese.org/offices/faith-formation/.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Choosing Christ in the World/Lightworks, Tuesdays 12-1 p.m. (via parish Zoom) and ends Nov. 10. It is a program of prayer for spiritual growth based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and designed to help you deepen your prayer life and your relationship with the Lord. Class size is limited to small group. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Sunday School is planning to begin Sunday, Sept. 13. This year pre-registration is required to make sure all guidelines/procedures are met. If you prefer to teach at home, we will provide materials. Details: church office (662) 846-6273 or www.olvcleveland/contact to register.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Germanfest 2020 cancelled. After consultation with the diocese, conversations with Father Kevin and our Germanfest Chairperson Eric Price, and much prayer, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Germanfest this year. Due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID pandemic, the escalating numbers of illness, and the necessity of close and sustained contact during preparations, as well as the need to protect our parishioners and our visitors, we feel it is the best decision we can make at this time.
JACKSON St. Richard, Coffee and Creed, Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in Glynn Hall. Please wear a mask. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
MADISON Bishop’s Cup Golf Scramble will be on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Lake Caroline golf course. Details: Contact Julia Williams at 601-960-8481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://one.bidpal.net/bishopscup2020/welcome for more information and to register.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Youth programs are not cancelled, just delayed and coming back late Sept. with a different look. For now, the Life Teen YouTube channel offers several options for youth: Summit Teaching, for studying the upcoming Sunday readings in small groups of friends; Lectio Live, reflections on the Sunday readings and Here’s the Thing, Catholic takes on current happenings. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, JCYO (7th-8th grades, not 6th grade at this time), Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Aug. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. It will be teams of three hunting for … you have to come to find out. Water will be provided (no meals at this time). There will be prizes for the winners.
CYO (9th-12th grades), Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6-7 p.m. “Be Still” – this is something new in the Family Life Center. Pizza and drinks will be provided. It is not a class or program. Participating students will receive service hours. Sunday, Aug. 23, 7-8 p.m., Scavenger Hunt (see JCYO for description); Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m. (see above description); Sunday, Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Local Mission Work Camp was very fruitful this year to those who served and those who were served. We are pairing up with a few members of the Knights of Columbus and CYO parents to continue our mission work. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
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 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 home. Be safe and stay vigilant!