Calendar of events


MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, the power of prayer is available to all those in need through the Assisi Prayer Chain. Details: Call (601) 953-5691 or (601) 607-7062 between 5-7 p.m.
CLEVELAND The Women’s Resource Center, 1410 Hwy 8 West. Do you want to support life at its most vulnerable stage? The Center provides real support, everything from ultrasound to diapers, to women and men who might otherwise consider abortion. They need our support! Details: Go to to donate online, or call (662) 843-8877.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Retreat Center, Healing Retreat Nov. 13-14. The presenter will be Maria Vadia. Details: For more information, call (662) 299-1232 or


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, no games or handmade items. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, the Knights of Columbus Council 7120 will be collecting donations to buy new coats for kids who would not otherwise be able to afford one. Collections will be the weekend of Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 21-22. Coats purchased will be delivered to Sacred Heart Southern Missions for distribution to those in need. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
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. All proceeds go directly to fund seminarian education. Details: Tunney Vandevender at
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Due to COVID-19, they will not have their annual Christmas Open House. However, they will be open on three Saturdays, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will have Advent candles & wreaths, 2021 Missals (limit two, unless you have ordered more), nativities, ornaments, gifts, décor and all of their regular stock. Shopping will be COVID-safe and anyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask. Details: If you are unable to come to one of the above dates, contact John at the Parish Office (601) 693-1321 ext. 9 or Pat (601) 479-0920 to make an appointment to shop another time.


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.
SCHOLARSHIPS Catholic Life Insurance is now accepting applications for the 2021 All American Scholarship. This award is granted to 35 graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is worth $1,000 and is designed to help offset tuition costs for young Catholic Life Members. Applicants must be seeking to attend an accredited college or university the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation. The deadline to submit your application is March 1, 2021. Details: contact Megan R. Real at (800) 262-2548 ext. 141 or email or to download an application form


BLOOD DRIVE Please consider giving blood at one of the following locations: Holy Spirit Hernando, Thursday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Queen of Peace Olive Branch, Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Christ the King Southaven, Sunday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Donate and save lives. Be sure to bring your driver’s license.


In person Masses are open within the Diocese of Jackson. Check with your local parish for details and follow guidelines in place for attendance. All over the age of two are required to wear a mask.
The obligation to attend Mass continues to be dispensed by Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, 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!