Calendar of events

GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus, “The Prison, the Warden and the Key to Freedom” event, Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured presenters: “Mercy Beaucoup” – Cindy Scardina, Ann Roshto and Lynn Mondt. All are welcome. Event is free with love offering taken. Details: sign up on facebook, eventbrite or call (662) 299-1232.

PEARL St. Jude, Join the Marian Servants of Jesus the Lamb of God as we consecrate ourselves to Jesus through the heart of Mary. Nov. 1, we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration as we meet weekly. For six weeks, we’ll individually read about and reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Mother Teresa and St. John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. We will also pray with scriptures, share the fruits of our prayer and watch a 30-minute video by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC. You do not have to be a Marian Servant to participate. Books available for purchase for $10. We meet at St. Jude’s ‘Mary’ room in the office building on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Details: Maureen Roberts (601) 278-0423 or email

TUPELO St. James, Annual Men’s Retreat, Nov. 18-20 at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Ala. Retreat leader is Father Ben Cameron of the Fathers of Mercy. Retreat begins Friday evening and ends Sunday morning. Enjoy this weekend of prayer, rest and fellowship. Cost: $130 if sharing a room or $205 for a private room. Registration includes two nights of lodging, all meals and snacks. Details: David at (662) 213-3742.

ABERDEEN St. Francis, Parish Potluck, Saturday, Nov. 5 after 4 p.m. Mass. Sign-up to bring your favorite dish. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.

CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, “Taste of Italy” Lasagna Dinner and Bake Sale, Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30-7 p.m. Dine-in or take-out from the Parish Center. Tickets are $15 and include lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. Details: church office (662) 846-6273.

FLOWOOD St. Paul, Bingo Night, Friday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the St. Paul Women’s Ministry, enjoy hotdogs and snacks at 6:30 p.m. and begin bingo at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per card. For ages 18 and up only. BYOB. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.

JACKSON Cathedral of St. Peter, Organ Series Concert, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.

JACKSON 42nd annual Squat & Gobble, Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Country Club of Jackson. All proceeds help victims of sex trafficking and domestic violence. Details: visit

MERIDIAN St. Patrick, 23rd annual Variety Show, Dinner and Fashion Show, Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Family Life Center. Tickets on sale at school or parish office. Reserved $25; adults $10; and children 13 and under $5. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Annual Cemetery Procession at Natchez City Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Procession begins at the Old Catholic Plot 1. Participants recite rosary to honor burials prior to 1861 as they process to Catholic Hill in the rear of the cemetery. All adults and youth are invited to join. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. Dine-in or take-out. Cost: $8 per plate; max $25 per family; $2 smoked sausage; $10 quart gravy; $5 quart slaw. All are welcome! Details: church office (662) 895-5007.

Queen of Peace, Card Night, Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in the social hall. The Men’s club will host its semi-annual card night with dinner from 6-6:45 p.m. and cards starting at 7 p.m. All parishioners and their guests are welcome. Signup sheet in commons area. Details: church office (662) 895-5007.

RIPLEY St. Matthew, 1st annual Christmas Bazaar and Photos with Santa, Nov. 18 and 19. Crafters wanted: tables available for $30. Begin making your crafts or preparing for your food booth now. Details: Call Geraldine at (216) 867-8007.

TUPELO St. James, Rummage Sale, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7:30-11 a.m. in Shelton Hall. Also, tamales for sale: Chicken with green sauce or pork with red sauce $20/doz. Order available for pick-up Thursday, Friday or Saturday of sale. Pre-orders available by calling Raquel at (662) 402-9599. Details: call Kathy at (662) 322-2556.

St. James, Trivia Night, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7-9 p.m. in Shelton Hall. Register your team at – Nursery will be provided. Details: church office (662) 231-1055.

DIOCESE SEARCH Retreat – For Teens, By Teen, Jan. 13-15, 2023 at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman. Details: email

DIOCESE SEARCH Retreat – For Teens, By Teen, Jan. 13-15, 2023 at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman. Details: email

JACKSON St. Richard School, Krewe de Cardinal set for Feb. 10. Call for tickets and sponsorship opportunities. Details: school office (601) 366-1157.

MADISON St. Anthony School, Starry Night Gala, Friday, Dec. 9. Details: school office (601) 607-7054.

OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Tie Dye for Jesus, Sunday Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. All are welcome. Event begins with an appetizer/dessert potluck. Sign up in the Commons area with your name and shirt size. Donations welcome. Details: church office (662) 895-5007.