Calendar of events

METAIRIE, La. Healing Mini-Conference, Nov. 13-14 at St. Angela Merici Church. Presenter: Sister Briege McKenna, well-known for her ministry of praying for healing. She has authored a book entitled Miracles Do Happen, giving accounts of extraordinary healings she was witnessed. There will be three sessions: Friday night from 7-9:30 p.m.; Saturday morning 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday night from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost: Adults – $15 per person per session; Youths (under 18) – $5 per person per session. Pre-registration is required. Because of social distancing, seating is limited to approximately 300. Details:, or (504) 828-1368.
NEW ORLEANS Our Lady of the Cenacle Retreat Center, Men’s Retreat – “Relying on Faith in Times of Struggle,” Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. The retreat begins with check-in at 3 p.m. on Friday and concludes after lunch on Sunday. Presenters: Dr. Paul Ceasar and Darryl Ducote on finding hope and direction through insights from psychology and our beliefs. Because of the special circumstances due to COVID-19, no deposit is required to register. Full payment will be collected upon arrival at the retreat center. Details: to register, contact Susan Halligan at (504) 267-9604 or If you need financial assistance, contact Kim Gandolfi at (504) 887-1420.
SCHOLARSHIPS Applications for the Brunini Memorial Scholarship and the Stella Schmidt Memorial Scholarship are open. The Brunini Scholarship is for any undergraduate at a Catholic college or university. Area of study is not restricted. The Stella Schmidt Scholarship was established to be used specifically for tuition assistance for advance studies in theology or religious education at Spring Hill College. Applications for both scholarships are due by Dec. 1. Details: Visit for applications or email for more information.

CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Charismatic Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (via Zoom). All parishioners are invited to pray with us. Contact the church to sign up and/or add your prayer requested. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Parish Fair Covid-Style Spaghetti Takeout and Raffle, Tuesday, Nov. 17. They have $1, $100 and spaghetti tickets for sale. Due to COVID-19, there will be no games or handmade items this year. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Weight Loss Support Group meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Make plans to join each week to strive to become healthier and happier persons. Details: Liz Brown at (901) 331-3419.
JACKSON St. Richard, Volunteers are needed for Meals-On-Wheels, as well as Stewpot Lunch and Stewpot Pantry. St. Richard Meals-On-Wheels delivers meals from an assigned menu to the Jackson area the second Tuesday of every month. St. Richard Church sends volunteers to Stewpot Lunch Serve and Stewpot Pantry one week per quarter. Details: For more information, call Tommy Lamas at the church (601) 366-2335 or email
McCOMB St. Alphonsus, “Behold, I Make all Things New” Life in the Spirit Seminar. Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Liguori Hall, 104 South 5th Street, sponsored by the Marian Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The seminar is an invitation to renew or make a deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ in openness to the Holy Spirit and His gifts. It will introduce you to a life in the power of the Holy Spirit. Featured speakers are Father Bill Henry, Mark Davis, Dr. Frank Henchy and Charlene Brown. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted. Details: Call Charlene Brown at (601) 276-5954; Marion Amedee at (601) 684-3098 or Annette Gabler at (601) 810-0053 to register.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, the Knights of Columbus 9543 are selling spiral-sliced holiday hams for $40 and smoked turkey breasts for $15 to raise money for seminarian education. There are limited quantities, so order today or visit the St. Francis website at Pickup is Friday, Nov. 20 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8-11 a.m. at St. Thomas Hall on the St. Francis campus. One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to fund seminarian education. Details: Tunney Vandevender at
St. Francis of Assisi, Coffee and Creed, Sundays from 9-10:15 a.m. in the Family Life Center for all adults 18 and up. It’s a great way to learn more about the Sunday scriptures we read each week and to deepen our faith. For those who cannot meet in person, we are live on Zoom also. Details: visit the Adult Faith Formation page at
NATCHEZ Assumption BVM, Grief Support Group, Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Tuite Hall. Cost: $15 for workbook. Details: Carolyn Verucchi at (601) 807-1698 or church office (601) 442-7250.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Faith Formation Class for K-8 and high school students, Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Drive-thru Truck or Treat, Friday, Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. Follow the line of traffic and stop at each trunk to receive pre-packaged bags of treats.Details: Grand Knight, Bill McBride (601) 832-7061.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick School, Candy Cane Virtual 5K Dash and Kids Fun Run, you can run anytime between Nov. 28 – Dec. 5. You can run solo, with family and/or friends or in a group at any location. Then simply email your time in upon completion to see where you placed amongst other runners. Register at Registration Fees: 5K Run/Walk $30; Fun Run (age 12 and under) $20. T-shirts are guaranteed to those that register by Oct. 31. All participants will have a chance to win a New Year’s trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Details: school office (601) 482-6044 or
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Trunk or Treat, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center Parking Lot. Candy and more surprises await Come out and experience a screamingly good time. Open to families and children through 4th grade. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.