PARISH, FAMILY AND SCHOOL EVENTS
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, 22nd annual Draw Down, Friday, Feb. 25 at The Bank. Tickets cost $100 (or $125 with insurance), available at the church office or from St. Elizabeth students. Ticket admits two, and includes food, drinks, live band and a chance at $10,000. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
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. Peter Cathedral the Apostle, Bishop Chanche Awards ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. These service awards honor those who have shown exemplary service at the parish and/or diocesan level in the areas of evangelization, faith formation and service to the community.
JACKSON 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Save the date: blood drive on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 1-5:45 p.m. Blood donors are desperately needed. Online scheduling begins in April. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
PEARL St. Jude. Father Lincoln Dall will be offering Spanish lessons beginning on Thursday, Feb. 24, with sessions lasting approximately six weeks. Program will start with the basics, including pronunciation and learning basic words and grammar. The emphasis will be on Spanish in the context of the church, including basic prayers and basic church vocabulary. Program will also look at some of the Spanish Catholic cultural traditions. Father Lincoln has an MA in Education from Ole Miss specializing in the teaching of languages, and was a member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps for four years from 2000-2004, where he taught Spanish on the high school and elementary level in the Greenville Public Schools. He has also studied in Argentina, Chile and Costa Rica, and has traveled extensively in Spain, mostly on pilgrimage. Lessons will be one hour each, with home practice, as well. Two of the lesson times each week will be in-person. There is also an option on Zoom, for those who do not feel comfortable coming in-person. First lessons: Thursday, Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in-person in the classroom in the church office building; Thursday, Feb. 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom; or Friday, Feb. 25, after the 10 a.m. Mass in the St. Jude classroom. Details: Contact the office at (601) 939-3181 or by email if you would like to attend one of these session or by zoom.
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 https://linktr.ee/stjamestupelo Details: church office (662) 842-4881.
VICKSBURG 39th Annual $10,000 Drawdown on the River on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Levee Street Marketplace for Vicksburg Catholic Schools. Everyone is invited to purchase a ticket, as this is the first in-person drawdown since 2020. To purchase a ticket, visit https://bit.ly/VCSDrawdown2022 or call school office at (601) 636-2256.
SEARCH retreat for juniors and seniors, April 1-3, at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman. Retreat is “for teens, led by teens” and is an experience like none other; with a strong focus on vocations, SEARCH engages youth in a special way and calls them to live out their Catholic faith in a bold real, active and healthy way. Cost $125. Details: email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE
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.
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 caragrouptravel.com/italy-with-father-oconnor-2022/. For England and Wales trip visit caragrouptravel.com/england-and-wales-with-father-oconnor/. For Ireland trip visit caragrouptravel.com/tour-of-ireland-with-father-o-connor-2022/.
As the Omicron variant continues, the Diocese of Jackson STRONGLY ENCOURAGES the wearing of masks to Mass and all parish gatherings. Social distancing of three feet is recommended. Keep in mind that the church always dispenses from the Sunday obligation when any of the faithful are confronting serious health concerns.
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.