MCCOMB St. Alphonsus Liguori Hall (104 South 5th Street), Women’s Retreat, “Psalm 14: He Heals The Brokenhearted, Binds Up All Their Wounds” will focus on the power of God’s healing love. The retreat takes place on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The speakers are Janet Constantine and Father Bill Henry. Janet is a licensed mental health counselor in Jacksonville, Florida and has more than thirty years’ experience in the mental health field. Father Bill retired last year after serving the diocese for 36 years. He has given many retreats and has spoken at conferences throughout the U.S. There is no charge for the retreat but registration is required. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Masks will be required and donations will be accepted. Registrations should be mailed to: Marian Servants® of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1053 Riverview Drive, Summit, MS. 39666. Details: Contact Charlene Brown at (601) 276-5954 or Marion Amedee at (601) 810-8001.
Engaged Encounter Weekend Retreats offer couples the time and opportunity to question, examine and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Retreats will resume the weekend of Oct. 15-17, 2021 at Camp Garaywa and Conference Center in Clinton. The following weekends are scheduled for 2022: Jan. 14-16, March 11-13, July 15-17 and Oct. 14-16. Details: Online registration is open on the Office of Family Ministry page at jacksondiocese.org. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Family Ministry at (601) 960-8487 or email Charlene Bearden at Engaged.Encounter@jacksondiocese.org.
PARISH, FAMILY AND SCHOOL EVENTS
FLOWOOD Save the Date, 2nd Annual Homegrown Harvest Festival, October 2nd at St. Paul Parish. Father Nick Adam invites you to support this event which aids seminarian education and vocation promotion across the diocese. If you want to be a sponsor or to purchase individual tickets, visit: one.bidpal.net/homegrownharvest2021
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Adult Faith Formation, Father Larry Richards’ series “Knowing Jesus and His Church” Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. Details: church office (601) 856-2054.
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: church office (601) 856-2054.
GRENADA, RICHLAND & SUMMIT Pro-life Mississippi Walk for Life, Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. It is not just a walk it’s a family fun day! Food, games and more. No registration fee and prizes awarded. Details: https://bit.ly/walk4life2021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKSON St. Richard, Young at Heart will meet Thursday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Foley Hall. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month through May. We have speakers who will share on a variety of topics. The speaker is Judge Jess Dickinson, who can play thirty different instruments. Everyone is invited. Lunch will be provided at $5 per person. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
40th annual St. Richard Special Kids Day Golf Tournament, Thursday, Oct. 7 at Deerfield Golf Club. The unique gifts of the children are recognized and applauded, and the community participates in a day full of fun, excitement and meaningful fundraising. Details: To learn more, or to find out how to participate in this event, call the church office at (601) 366-2335 or email email@example.com.
Save the Date, Krewe de Cardinal, Feb. 25, 2022. You’re going to love the exciting new addition we are planning. Follow Krewe de Cardinal on social media to get clues in advance of the BIG reveal! Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Parish Mission, Wednesday, Sept. 22. Presenter: Deacon John McGregor, D.Min. will speak on “Discipleship and the Authenticity Gap” beginning with food and fellowship at 5 p.m. In his one hour presentation, Deacon John will look at what authentic discipleship means in our everyday lives and why so many people are leaving the church. Sign up for dinner on Flocknote or call the church office. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
Cajun Fest 2021, Sunday, Oct. 3. Plan to attend for a great afternoon of fun and cajun music. Committee chair needed for children’s games. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
St. Francis of Assisi, The M&M Study Group has sessions on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. in St. Thomas Hall. All ladies are invited to attend. They are studying “Learning to Pray” by Father James Martin. Details: call (601) 613-1926 or (601) 853-4187.
NATCHEZ Assumption of BVM, The Grief Share program is held every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. through Sept. 23. Details: To sign up, call the parish office at (601) 442-7250 or (318) 421-4559. You may also sign up at Griefshare.org.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Bible Study/Prayer Group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Details: contact Wayne Miller at (901) 679-3400.
VICKSBURG St. Paul, $3000 Knights of Columbus Drawdown Sunday, Oct. 10. More information to follow. Details: church office (601) 636-0140.
FLOWOOD St. Paul, Big Deal Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m. for 7th to 12th graders. Please note the time change. The name comes from the Biblical truth, You are made in the image and likeness of God, and that makes you a BIG DEAL. Our Wednesday evenings generally consist of a meal, group fellowship with games, song and worship, and a breakout into small groups for a more intimate encounter with the Lord. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.
MADISON St. Joseph School, Fajitas and Margaritas Fundraiser for St. Joe Swim Team, Saturday, Sept. 25 at the M7 Coffee House (111 North Wheatley Street, Ridgeland) from 5-10 p.m. Because St. Joe doesn’t have a pool of its own, the team has to rent space and time at local area pools to practice and have swim meets. The money raised will help support some of these costs. Cost: $30 per person and includes one entry for a drawing to win a new 32” TV, one fajita plate with chicken and/or steak fajitas, refried beans, rice, pico-de-gallo and a drink of your choice. Details: If you are interested in sponsoring, please text or call David Ellis at (601) 761-0315. A $150 sponsorship includes two tickets to the fundraiser and your business name or logo on the sponsors’ list.
NATCHEZ Cathedral School Fall Festival, Sept. 18-19. Details: school office (601) 442-1988.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Wednesday night youth dinners are at 7 p.m. for grades 6-12. Details: church office (662) 895-5007.