Calendar of events

GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Spring Fling 2022, $10,000 Cash Drawdown Mardi Gras, Saturday, Feb. 26 at The Gin at Dunleith in Leland. Drawdown begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at church or school office. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.

FLOWOOD St. Paul, Black & White Ball/Annual Drawdown, Saturday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Tickets: $125 and raffle tickets $1. Details: Pat Scanlon (601) 953-6370.

JACKSON St. Richard, Annual Super Bowl Sunday Pulled Pork Dinner. Tickets $10 each and funds raised support St. Richard Boy Scout Troop 30. Dinners available for pick-up on Feb. 6. Tickets are available for purchase in the church and school offices. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.

St. Richard, Bereavement Support, Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Chichester Room. Speaker: Pat Walden, retired St. Dominic director of pastoral care. Topic: “Guilt in Grief – How to Deal with it.” All are welcome. Details: Suzie Cranston (601) 573-3347 or Nancy McGhee at (601) 942-2078 or

St. Richard School, Krewe de Cardinal, Friday, Feb. 25. This festive evening features a brass band, silent and live auctions, cash drawing, cocktails and cuisine. Tickets: $50/per person or $100/per couple, in advance. Details:

LELAND St. James Feast of St. Blaise/Blessing of the Throats. On Feb. 3, at 12:15 p.m. for parishioners of St. James, Immaculate Conception Hollandale and Our Mother of Mercy Anguilla. Details: church office (662) 686-7352.

MADISON St. Joseph School, Jeans, Jazz & Bruin Blues $10,000 Drawdown, Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Country Club of Jackson. Details:

St. Francis, Discovering Christ begins Tuesday, Feb. 1. Talk about big questions: What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? Join us one night a week for seven weeks. Details:

OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Spaghetti dinner after Mass on Sunday, Jan. 30. Cost: $8/plate; $25/family; $2 smoked sausage ($1 half); $10 quart gravy; $5 quart slaw. Details: church office (662) 895-5007.

PEARL St. Jude, Super Bowl Chicken Plates. Knights are selling chicken plates for $12 for pick up between 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13. Tickets sold through Sunday, Feb. 6. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

TUPELO St. James, Adult Trivia Night, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at Kingfisher Lodge. Food and drinks served. RSVP to Mary Frances Strange at Details: church office (662) 842-4881.

YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST A parish mission on the Eucharist and the Mass is available in the diocese at two locations this Lent. Father Aaron Williams will offer a three day mission at St. Mary’s Basilica Natchez from March 8-10 and at Immaculate Heart of Mary Greenwood from March 27-29. All sessions will begin at 6 p.m.

JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral the Apostle, Bishop Chanche Awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.

TRIPS WITH FATHER DAVID O’CONNOR Father O’Connor will be hosting trips to Italy (May 28 – June 6), England and Wales (June 23 – July 3) and Ireland (Sept 7-15). Details: For Italy trip visit For England and Wales trip visit For Ireland trip visit

As the Omicron variant continues, the Diocese of Jackson STRONGLY ENCOURAGES the wearing of masks to Mass and all parish gatherings. Social distancing of 3 feet is recommended.

We appreciate all of your efforts to keep each other safe. Each parish may adapt protocols and make decisions according to the local reality of their individual parish communities.