Calendar of events

JACKSON Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Divine Mercy Holy Hour with Bishop Kopacz for healing and prayers for victims of sexual abuse by clergy and church personnel, Sunday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

NATCHEZ Our Lady of the Oaks ladies retreat at Grand Coteau, Louisiana. The ladies of the Natchez area will be attending their annual three day retreat December 1-4, 2022. You are invited to join us to rest in the care of the Lord in silence, solitude, deep prayer and reflection. It is time to send in deposits ($50) to hold rooms as they fill up quickly. Deposits should be sent in as soon as possible. Details: Kot Morris at (601) 334-8339.

COLUMBUS Annunciation Catholic School, Draw Down/Art Auction on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Trotter Convention Center. Adults only with dinner and open bar. Draw down ticket $100. Art auction ticket $35 at the door. Details: school office (662) 328-4479.

GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Paul and Wadel Abide Memorial Golf Classic, Friday, May 13 with 1 p.m. tee time at the Greenville Golf and Country Club. Following golfing is dinner with beverages. Teams will consist of 4-man scrambles. Sponsorships available. Details: Bonda Abide at (662) 931-0490.
St. Joseph School, Calling St. Joe class of 2002, it’s your 20th reunion. Please update your mailing address, email and phone number to receive all reunion details with Leslie Anderson at

HOLLY SPRINGS St. Joseph, Glorious Dawn Pancake Brunch for all six Northwest parishes on Sunday, April 24 from 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by St. Joseph Youth. Details: church office (662) 252-3138.

JACKSON Sister Thea Bowman Virtual Draw Down, Saturday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 for a chance at $5000 grand prize. Details: contact Shae Robinson at (601) 352-5441.

JACKSON St. Richard Men’s Club, Flight to the Finish 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at the school/church campus on Saturday, May 7. Details: call (601) 366-1157.

MADISON St. Anthony School, Golf Tournament at Whisper Lake Golf Club, Wednesday, April 27. Details: school office (601) 607-7054.

St. Anthony School, Color Fun Run on Friday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. Details: school office (601) 607-7054.

MADISON St. Francis, Parish picnic Sunday, May 22 after 10:30 a.m. Mass. Picnic is full of activities for children, along with food and fellowship for all. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.

St. Francis, Floyd Q. Doolittle Golf Classic at Whisper Lake Country Club on Saturday, May 14, with all proceeds going directly to seminarian education. In addition to playing the course, compete in a putting contest and a closest-to-the-pin event. Also enjoy a tasty lunch and a wonderful supper prepared by the Knights of Columbus Council 9543 at St. Francis, and you may win a door prize! Details: Art Ring at (601) 559-8581 or if you’d like to play, sponsor or volunteer at the tournament.

MADISON Run Foster Run 10K run/5K walk/1 mile fun run for 12 and under on Saturday, April 30 at 8 a.m. – benefiting the Foster Care Programs of Catholic Charities. Details: Visit

MADISON St. Joseph School, Bruin Classic Golf Tournament at Annandale Golf Club Monday, May 2. Please register by April 29. Details: Paige Harrison at

MERIDIAN St. Patrick School, Annual Countdown fundraiser on Friday, April 22. Tickets are $100 for a full ticket but partial tickets can be bought for as little as $25. Grand prize is $5,000. Details: school office (601) 482-6044.

NATCHEZ Cathedral School, 38th Annual Crawfish Countdown Saturday, May 7, 6-10 p.m. Live music by 90 Degrees West. Tickets $120 each and $30 for second chance insurance. Details: more information and tickets available at

JOB OPENINGS Catholic schools across the diocese have a variety of positions open from assistant principals to substitutes. Please visit for an opportunity near you.

JACKSON St. Richard, VBS 2022, June 6-9. Online registration open May 1-10. No registrations will be accepted after May 10. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.

MADISON St. Francis, VBS 2022, June 20-24 for all children going into Pre-K4 through fourth grades. Registration will begin in May if enough volunteers sign up to assist with the camp. Details: Mary Catherine at

PONTOTOC St. Christopher Catholic Friendship Camp, ages 7-11, June 12-18; and ages 12-14, June 19-25. Details: Heidi Stephens or