Calendar of events

BILOXI Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, The Role of Beauty in the Spiritual Life: understanding and praying with the church’s Sacred Music, Jan. 26, 2023 at 7 p.m. Event is a talk by Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka. Details: visit

GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Fatima Five First Saturdays Devotion, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6. Confessions begin at 8 a.m.; Mass at 9 a.m; Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and Meditation at 10 a.m. Details: church office (601) 856-2054.

BATESVILLE St. Mary, Children’s Christmas Program, Sunday, Dec. 18 after 10:30 a.m. Mass.

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Youth are invited to Christmas Baskets, Bags and Caroling event on Sunday, Dec. 18. After Mass enjoy pizza and then deliver fruit baskets and carol to shut-ins. Then travel to Trends Health and Rehab at 12:25 to carol and pass out gift bags to residents. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.

CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, CYO Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, Jan. 21. You can drop off items beginning Jan. 4. Details: church office (662) 846-6273.

COLUMBUS Annunciation, Christmas Extravaganza, Monday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at MUW’s Rent Auditorium in Whitfield Hall. Annunciation Catholic school K4 through fifth graders will present an amazing Christmas program to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. All are welcome. Details: church office (662) 328-2927.

FOREST St. Michael, Christmas Party hosted by Hispanic community, Friday, Dec 23 at 7 p.m beginning with the Rosary, in the parish hall. All are welcome.

Christmas Party hosted by Vietnamese community, Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome. Details: church office (601) 469-1916.

MADISON St. Francis, Ring In Your Faith 10k run and 5k run/walk, Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8 a.m. Registration fee guarantees your shirt through Dec. 17 and you will enjoy a mouth-watering New Year’s Day meal with a Southern twist. Ring in 2023 and register here: Details: Joe at

MADISON St. Joseph School, Christmas Arts and Crafts Camp, Saturday, Dec. 17, St. Joe Fine Arts Building from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. For grades K through eighth. Cost is $40 per session or $70 for both. Snacks included. Bring lunch if staying for both sessions. Details: email

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Blood Drive, Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Details: call Regina to schedule an appointment at (601) 445-5616.

PHILADELPHIA Holy Rosary, Christmas Potluck for three parishes, Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Details: church office (601) 656-2880.

PEARL St. Jude, Advent Parish Dinner and Children’s Christmas Program, Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Parishioners, be sure to bring your favorite dessert or salad. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.
SENATOBIA St. Gregory, Luncheon and Santa, Sunday, Dec. 18 from 4-9 p.m. Details: church office (662) 562-5318.

SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, La Posada, Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. All are invited to join in the procession with Mary and Joseph in their search for shelter. Followed by a dinner with Santa. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.

DIOCESE World Marriage Day, Feb. 12, 2023 at Jackson, St. Peter Cathedral. Details: register to attend with your home parish.

BILOXI Our Lady of the Gulf, Sacred Music Workshop for cantors, choir members, music directors and clergy, Jan. 27-28, 2023. Cost is $40 with registration deadline of Jan. 13. Details: Registration and more information at Email with questions.

BATESVILLE St. Mary, Advent Mission in Spanish, Friday, Dec. 16 with reconciliation from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and talk from 6-8 p.m. All ages are encouraged to attend. Details: church office (662) 563-2273.

COLUMBUS Annunciation, Penance Service, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

FLOWOOD St. Paul, Penance Service, Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Penance Service, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

Holy Spirit, Advent Meditation with Deacon Ted, “Hush from the rush,” Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Please bring a candle.

MADISON St. Franics, Penance Service, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

MAGEE St. Stephen, Penance Service, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Penance Service, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

PEARL RIVER St. Therese, Penance Service, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA Holy Rosary, Penance Service, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, Advent Meditation [Spanish], Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Please bring a candle.