Calendar of events

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Advent Program (Faith Hope, Joy and Love). It will take place the four weekends of Advent after the Saturday 4 p.m. Vigil Mass and after the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass in the Parish Center Library. Sessions will be followed by a light meal. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.

PEARL St. Jude, Sung Mass in Extraordinary Form, first and third Sundays of each month at 6 p.m. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

PINEVILLE, La. A.C.T.S. Retreats at the Mary Hill Renewal Center, Men’s retreat Jan. 13-16. 2022 and Ladies retreat Feb. 10-13, 2022. Opportunity for spiritual renewal and fellowship beginning Thursday evening at 5 p.m. and concluding with 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday at St. Patrick Church in Ferriday, La. Cost of the retreat is $50 deposit plus $125 due at retreat check-in. Open to persons 18 years or older. Details: to register contact St. Patrick Church at (318) 757-3834.

CANTON Sacred Heart, Ladies Stretch Classes, Thursdays, Dec. 2-23 at 10 a.m. led by Teresa Speer in the Sacred Heart Parish Center. Details: Jo Lynn at (601) 941-0821 or Teresa at (769) 233-1989.

CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Life After Loss beginning Nov. 30 at 11:45 a.m. and continuing to Jan. 4. Deaths and suffering from COVID and other illnesses and the uncertainties about daily life still linger. We worry for ourselves and others. What can we do? Join discussions on recovering and coping. Sessions free and open for all. Details: Larry Lambert at (662) 719-8756 or

FLOWOOD St. Paul, Mississippi Association of Returning Citizens (MARC) will be resuming re-entry classes in prisons in January 2022. If you are interested in serving in this ministry and helping incarcerated men and women “Get Ahead While Getting Out,” make plans to attend a training session in the Family Life Center on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: Bob Pavolini at (334) 717-0890.

NATCHEZ Assumption of BVM, Bingo, Sunday, Dec. 12 in Tutie Hall beginning 10 a.m. They will play 10 games and break for a burger lunch, then resume for another 10 games. To donate prizes, bring items or gifts before Dec. 12. Details: (601) 442-7250.

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Poinsettia sale fundraiser for the CYO. Plants are from Fred’s Nursery in 6-inch foil sleeved pots. Cost $15; or order 10 or more for $12.50 each. Available for pickup first week of Dec. Quantities are limited, so place your order early. Details:

OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Manger Lighting, Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. In union with Knights of Columbus through out the world, there will be a prayer, a ceremonial blessing and lighting of the manger. Details: church office (662) 895-5007.

Queen of Peace, Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 5 after Mass. Details: church office (662) 895-5007.
SOUTHAVEN Sacred Heart Southern Missions needs your help with mobile food distribution at Landers Center, on Wednesdays, Nov. 17 – Dec. 15. Details: call Lois Harrison (901) 626-5432.

STARKVILLE St. Joseph, Position available! Homebound food pantry coordinator is needed beginning in January. Details: for more information, email Barbara Clynch at

CYO Garage Sale, Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-11:30 a.m. in parish center, donations needed in good, working condition. Drop off Thursday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No clothing. Details:

TUPELO St. James, Christmas VBS – Follow the Star, Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ages three through sixth grade at the St. James Catholic Life Center. Register by Dec. 8. Details: Lora Beth at (662) 213-7959 or

YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Bake Sale, Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 7-11 a.m. in the parish hall. Details:

HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Wednesday night “Open Gym” 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Make plans to come Wednesdays and enjoy food, fun and games. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.

TUPELO St. James, Disciple Now – Rhythms, Jan. 14-16, for 7-12 graders. Cost: $50. Details: email Cara at

JACKSON Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, World Day Marriage on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 at 3 p.m., there will be Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Kopacz. The Mass honors all married couples, but especially invites those celebrating their 25th, 50th and 60th anniversaries. Details: to have your anniversary recognized, call your parish office or email

JACKSON St. Richard School, Krewe de Cardinal, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. This festive evening features a brass band, silent and live auctions, a cash drawing, and cocktails and cuisine. Tickets are $50/per person or $100/per couple in advance. Sponsorships are available and come with reserved seating and an invitation to the pre-event VIP Cocktail Hour. Details:

MADISON St. Francis, Ring in Your Faith 10k/5k, Jan. 1, 2022 at 8 a.m. at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland. Finisher medals for all and t-shirts for everyone who registers by Dec. 16. Also will serve New Year’s meal of corned beef, black-eyed peas and cabbage! Cost: $30. Details: register at

St. Joseph School, Jeans, Jazz & Bruin Blues $10,000 Draw Down, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 at the Country Club of Jackson. To sponsor or purchase a draw down ticket visit

MERIDIAN St. Patrick School, Candy Cane 5K Dash, Saturday, Dec. 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Details: Registration is now open at

VICKSBURG Vicksburg Catholic School, $10,000 Drawdown on the River, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Details:

CLINTON Holy Savior, Knights of Columbus Bishop R. O. Gerow Assembly 554 is sponsoring the Clinton City Cemetery. Wreaths are $15 and they have approx. 250 veterans’s gravesites which they hope to lay wreaths on Dec. 18 at 12 p.m. Details:

NATCHEZ Home with Heroes, To sponsor a wreath in the Natchez National Cemetery, Greenlawn Memorial Park or Vidalia Cemetery. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Bishop R. O. Gerow Council 1034. Wreaths are $15 and must be purchased by Nov. 30. Details: Mark LaFrancis at (601) 442-0980 or