Calendar of events

FLOWOOD St. Paul, Sunday Morning Bible Study from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Family Life Center lounge beginning on Oct. 17 with a meet and greet on Oct. 3. The first program will be a 5-week study by Edward Sri entitled “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass.” Go to for a sneak peek. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.

GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Parish Fair update: the Spaghetti Dinner is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 16. They are mailing out $1 raffle and spaghetti tickets soon. They are also selling $100 tickets in the church and school office. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.

Knights of Columbus meetings have been moved to the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the parish hall to allow for social distancing. Anyone interested in joining the Knights, please visit

HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Men’s Association Fall Fish Fry, Friday, Oct. 15 from 4-8 p.m. Cost: adults $10 and children $5. Open to the public – eat in or take out. Includes catfish, hushpuppies, fries, slaw, drink and dessert. See a member of the Men’s Association to get your tickets. They will also be available in the church office during the week. Details: Sal Galtelli (662) 429-5071 or Lee Smith (662) 233-4833.

JACKSON St. Richard, Small Faith Communities fall 2021 season will begin the week of Oct. 3. The season lasts seven weeks, beginning the week of Oct. 3 through Nov. 14. They have a few groups that meet monthly if that works better for your schedule. Registration forms can be found at They will be using material that is accessed via the internet, so even if you are not comfortable meeting in person, you can participate! Details: contact Debbie Tubertini at (601) 366.2335 ext. 107 or email

Frassti Young Adults, Annual Wine Social, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at M7 Coffee House. Come see what the group is all about! Refreshments provided. Details: or Mollie Montgomery (601) 421-2081.

Save the Date, CardinalFest, Sunday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Join them for food, fun and fellowship. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.

40th Annual St. Richard Special Kids Day Golf Tournament, Thursday, Oct. 7 at Deerfield Golf Club. There are spots left for morning golf only. Hole sign sponsorships and donation opportunities are still available. Details: Contact the church office at (601) 366.2335 or email

MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Teens and families are needed to serve lunch to the homeless with Why Not Now in Poindexter Park on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are currently collecting new socks to distribute. Please place socks in the boxes provided in the gym. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.

MERIDIAN Catholic Community of Meridian, Adult Faith Formation, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Father Vally Room in the St. Patrick Parish Center. Scott Owen will be leading the Bible Study. There is no cost to attend and all materials will be provided. Details: contact Mary in the parish office (601) 693-1321 Ext 5.

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Flu shots are being given on Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the Family Life Center from 4-6 p.m. Walgreens Pharmacy will again be administering. Please get your flu vaccination — flu can lead to pneumonia and blood diseases and result in hospitalization or even death. Please bring identification and your insurance card when you come to get your flu vaccine. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

PEARL St. Jude, Adult Faith Formation, “The Wild Goose” Sundays from 9:15-10:30 a.m. through Dec. 19. The Wild Goose is a work of the Holy Spirit, which is awakening in the hearts of all those participating God’s love and transforming power. Join us to watch the series and enjoy life to the fullest in the power of the Holy Spirit. Details: contact Deacon John McGregor at or church office (601) 939-3181.

PONTOTOC St. Christopher, Parish Picnic, Sunday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m., after the Spanish Mass. Bring a dish or two to share, lawn chairs, volleyballs, soccer balls, baseball bats and balls. Enjoy a nice Autumn afternoon with our parish family. Details: (662) 304-0087 (Fr. Tim) or (662) 637-7204 (Danna).

STARKVILLE St. Joseph, Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the church. Please make sure to bring your pets/animals on a leash, or in a cage or crate. Details: church office (662) 323-2257.

VICKSBURG St. Paul, Sunday, Oct. 10. Knights of Columbus Drawdown for $3,000. Food begins at 6:30 p.m. and drawdown at 7 p.m. Each $75 ticket is an entry into the drawdown and food and beverage (soft drinks and beer, BYOB) for two. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Details: church office (601) 636-0140.

GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, In-person K-6 Faith Formation classes from 9:30-10:30 a.m. will be held in the education wing. At this time, masks will be required to be worn by both children and parents/guardians during class and during drop-off and pick-up while in the education wing of the church. Details: contact Karen Worrell, CRE, at or (601) 672-5817.

MERIDIAN Catholic Community of Meridian, Youth Choir, Calling all youth 4th-12th grade to come join the Youth Choir and sing every third Saturday of the month. All practices will be announced through their Remind group. To sign up, enter this number — 81010. Then enter this message — @g2ch47. You will then receive Remind messages with practice dates/times. Details: contact Cassy Klutz, Youth Choir Leader at the church office (601) 693-1321.

Father Nick Hein Nguyen was not listed as an SVD in his pastoral assignment.