NATCHEZ Retreat, “A Day of Hope” by Father Anthony Okwum, SSJ, Holy Family Administrator, will be held at St. Joseph’s Inn/Edgewood, 31 Airport Road, Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sister Anne of the Theotokans will be speaking. Worship led by Alvin Shelby and his Gospel choir. Lunch will be brown bag and water. Details: RSVP to email@example.com.
PARISH AND SCHOOL EVENTS
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Knights of Columbus Blood Drive, Sunday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: call the church office to schedule your appointment (601) 833-1799.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Holy Hour with Adoration for Vocations led by Father Nick Adam, Vocations Director on Tuesday, March 16 from 6-7 p.m. Young men and women who might be discerning God’s will for their future are espectially invited, along with anyone of any age who would like to pray for this cause. All are also welcome to the Mass at 5:30 p.m. Details: Father Kent Bowlds at (662) 588-5868.
GRENADA St. Peter, Lenten Bible study program “Come, Lord Jesus!” Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Join in this Lenten journey to study and meditate upon the Sunday Gospels with an unparalleled spiritual process. Books are $5. Details: office (337) 233-6277, firstname.lastname@example.org or Annette Tipton (985) 518-5674.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Central Grocery Muffuletta Sale. Thursday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit St. Joseph School. Pick-up location is St. Joseph Parish Hall. Cost: $25 Details: office (662) 335-5251
MAGNOLIA St. James, “Faith and Racial Equity” is a nine-session online experience from the Just Faith Program. It will be held every other Thursday, beginning April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. It introduces a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities and takes a deeper dive into specific issues related to power and privilege. There are three primary goals for Faith and Racial Equity: 1) Develop awareness of the ways that racial privilege impacts our communities and ourselves; 2) Through a deep dive into the Gospel of Luke, learn how Jesus’s teachings guide us in seeking racial justice in today’s world; 3) Learn practical tools for becoming anti-racist, and for effecting change in our communities. Cost: approximately $25 plus cost of the three books required for this course. We look forward to YOU joining our group. Details: Call Chris at (301) 266-0433 or send an email if interested to email@example.com.
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Wednesday night Spaghetti Dinners at the Family Life Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All dinners will be served in to-go boxes. Cost: $2 per person with a $5 maximum for a family. There will also be limited seating in the gym and/or outside on the grounds for anyone who may want to eat their dinner on site. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.
Catholic Community of St. Joseph and St. Patrick, “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” led by Father Augustine on Wednesdays that PSR is in session beginning Feb. 24 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. All adults are welcomed. Details: Mary Billups at the church office (601) 693-1321 Ext 5.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Save the Date — Spring Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 23 in the Family Life Center from 1-6 p.m. We hope that all our regular donors and many new donors will give blood on this date and help to save lives! Call the church office to schedule an appointment at (601) 445-5616 or go to www.vitalant.org to schedule your appointment.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Big Deal meets Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us! Get connected to stay informed! Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office (601) 992-9547.
MADISON St. Francis, Senior Bible Break, Sundays 4-5 p.m. in the Family Life Center lounge to break open the Sunday Scripture.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick School, Save the Date, Annual St. Patrick School Countdown, Friday, April 16. Tickets are now available from any School Advisory member or at the school office or parish office during regular business hours. Details: school office (601) 482 6044.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Trivia Night, St. Mary’s Vanguard (Young Adult Ministry) will host in the Family Life Center Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Cost: $5 to play, $1 soft drinks available, no food, prizes for the winner(s). Don’t forget your mask! Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
SOUTHAVEN Sacred Heart School, accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. They are recognized by Today’s Catholic Teacher as one of three most innovative Catholic Identity Schools in the U.S. They provide a small, close knit family atmosphere with students representing 25 different countries. Details: (662) 349-0900 or email@example.com.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Stations on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 6 p.m.
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth and Immaculate Conception, Fridays at 5:30 p.m., alternating churches each week.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Stations on Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Stations on Fridays at 6 p.m. during Lent. The responses will be displayed on the monitors. (Stations will also be livestreamed.)
FOREST St. Michael, Stations, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. before 9 a.m. Mass
JACKSON St. Richard, Stations at 5:30 p.m. (Stations will also be livestreamed.)
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Rosary on Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by Stations at 6:30 p.m.
MERIDIAN St. Patrick, Stations on Fridays, March 19 and 26 at 6 p.m. The Hispanic Ministry will lead a special Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 2 at 5 p.m.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Stations on Fridays at 5:15 p.m. and Assumption, Stations on Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
OXFORD St. John, Stations on Fridays at 5 p.m.
STARKVILLE St. Joseph, Stations on Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
TUPELO St. James, Stations on Fridays following 12:10 Mass and at 6 p.m. English, 7 p.m. Spanish.
LENTEN DINNERS AND FISH FRIES
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Fish Dinners to Go, Knights of Columbus will be frying fish and serving it to go with a drive thru. Sign up each week on the website to reserve your dinners. Donations will be accepted. Pick up will be a drive thru at 6:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Delivery within a 10-mile radius of the church is available. Be sure to complete the address and phone number section if you need your dinners to be delivered. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.
JACKSON St. Richard, Knights of Columbus Friday Fish Fry To-Go in Foley Hall. Cost: adults $10; kids $5 (12 and under); $35 family maximum. Pick up at 6 p.m. after Stations of the Cross. Boxes include catfish, sides, and dessert.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Knights of Columbus annual Lenten Fish Fry each Friday of Lent. The Fish Fry will be drive thru only at the Family Life Center from 5-7 p.m. Cost: catfish dinners $10; shrimp dinners $11 and combo dinners $12. Dinners include: fries, hush puppies and coleslaw. For grilled catfish, please call 30 minutes ahead: Darren (601) 597-2890 or Joe (601) 431-7744.
OXFORD St. John, Knight of Columbus Friday Catfish Dinners, take out only. If you want five or more plates, order in advance by 3 p.m. Fridays. Details: Basil (662) 816-0252.
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, Knights of Columbus Council 7120 will be serving Lenten Fish Dinners on Friday, March 19. In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, this will be carry-out only. Funds raised from Knights of Columbus fish fries are used to support ministries such as the Pregnancy Care Center. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.
TUPELO St. James, Knight of Columbus Meatless Spaghetti Dinner, March 19 5-7 p.m. in Shelton Hall. Cost: $8 adults, $5 children under 10. Details: Robby (662) 871-8995 or Calvin 662-372-0948