Calendar of events

NEW ORLEANS Our Lady of the Cenacle Retreat Center, Women’s Retreat, “Breath of Life: Honoring the Mystic Within,” Aug. 18-21. The presenter is Father Joseph Nassal, CPPS, who has been engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation for over thirty years. Details: to register or for more information, contact Susan Halligan at the retreat office at (504) 267-9604 or

ABERDEEN St. Francis of Assisi, Adult Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. They are presently studying church history. All are welcome. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
FLOWOOD St. Paul Early Learning Center, 8th Annual Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m., Bay Pointe Golf Club, Brandon. Details: ELC office (601) 992-2876.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Germanfest is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-oriented festival is best known for its authentic German food and music. Details: Please contact the Parish Office (601) 856-2054 and talk to Pam to share your area of expertise.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Annual Bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers needed. Details: Julie Stefanik (901) 371-6253 or e-mail
HOLLY SPRINGS Chewalla Lake Recreation Area, Six-Parish Picnic, Sunday, July 25 from 3-5 p.m. Swimming, food and fun. Bring a side dish to share and drinks for your family. Meat provided. Bring your lawn chairs! Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
JACKSON St. Richard, An Evening with Our Stars, Saturday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Foley Hall. Fundraiser benefitting the St. Richard Special Kids. Tickets $60 each. Enjoy dinner, dancing,and desserts! Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
NATCHEZ Assumption B.V.M., grief share program will be on Thursdays from through Sept. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Details: To sign up, call the parish office at (601) 442-7250 or (318) 421-4559. You may also sign up online at
St. Mary Basilica, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. Six of the eight sessions remain on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. If you can’t attend in person, they will have sessions available online. Details: Ruth Powers at the church office (601) 445-5616.

CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, Summer Youth Retreat, July 30 – Aug. 1. Cost: $40, includes food and a t-shirt. Details: Derrick in the church office at (662) 624-4301.
FLOWOOD Big Deal Youth Group, Braves’ Game – Saturday, Aug. 14. Details: Contact Cory for more info at
JACKSON St. Richard, Frassati Young Adults – is a group of young adults (20’s or 30’s) in the Jackson area that meet once a week for Bible study (or sometimes a fellowship event). Even though they meet at St. Richard, the young adults in this group attend different parishes in the area. Non-Catholics are welcome to join as well. They participate in service projects, have Rosary walks, host social events and are always seeking ways to foster community. Details: church office (601) 366-2335
MADISON St. Anthony School is currently enrolling new students for the 2021-22 school year. St. Anthony serves children in PreK-3 to 6th grade. Several classes are nearing capacity, so please make plans to visit us today. Details: for more information or to schedule a tour, please call (601) 607-7054 or go to
St. Joseph School, Annual Bruin Burn Color Run 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run, Saturday, July 24. Details: Beth Vanderloo at (601) 906-9501 or
St. Joseph School is in need of religious artwork to hang in their academic buildings. If you have any that you to donate, please contact Tricia Harris, Advancement Director at (601) 898-4803 or
SCHOLARSHIP Applications are now being accepted for the Msgr. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity. This scholarship helps laypeople pursue advanced degrees so that they can work for the church. Catholic laymen and women pursuing a graduate degree in theology or religious studies serve their church in a professional capacity must submit applications by Sept. 13. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to candidates in need of tuition assistance. Details: Applications may be found online at under the “Giving Back” tab and then by clicking on “Faith-Based Scholarships,” contact the Communications Department at (210) 828-9921 or 1-800-262-2548.