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

GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus, School of the Holy Spirit, Feb. 16-19. Cost $100 per person, no charge for age 18 and under. Featured speakers: Father Tom Dilorenzo, Maria Vadia and Pastor Myles Milham, with worship team of Mike McDuffee and Arianna Alberti. To register or more details visit: Details: Magdalene (662) 299-1232 or

NATION Bible in a Year Online Retreat, Feb. 10-13, led by Father Mike Schmitz. Details: for info and to register visit

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Icon Mass, Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.

CANTON Sacred Heart, Chair Stretch and Contemplative Prayer, Mondays and Thursdays at 10-11 a.m. in the Parish Center. Details: contact Teresa at (769) 233-1989.

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

Our Lady of Victories, 2nd annual Supper and Substance for married couples, Saturday, Feb. 11 in the parish center, following 5:30 p.m. Cost $50 per couple. Forms due Feb. 1. Details: church office (662) 846-6273.

GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, “Mamas” group, starting Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ashbrooke Clubhouse. Are you struggling with “a season” of life and looking for encouragement from other moms? This is the group for you. Details: call or text Amy at (228) 669-5923.

JACKSON St. Richard School, Krewe de Cardinal, Friday, Feb. 10 at The South Warehouse in Jackson. Theme is “Rio de Janiero.” Enjoy food and drinks, plus music by the Epic Funk Brass Band. Silent auction and raffles. Tickets $200 per couple. Details: Tammy at

MADISON St. Joseph School, Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues Draw Down, Saturday, Jan. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at The Country Club of Jackson. Tickets are $130 per couple. Enjoy a wide selection of food, open bar, auctions and a chance to win $10,000. Only 500 draw down tickets will be sold. Details:

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, “Rekindling Eucharistic Amazement” Catholics as Intentional Missionary Disciples of Jesus, Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. Featured speaker is Father James Wehner of the Diocese of Pittsburg. Events begin at 6 p.m. each day of the program. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

PEARL St. Jude, Feed My Sheep Ministry will be serving lunch and passing out “Blessing Bags” at Poindezter Park in Jackson on Sunday, Jan. 29. Donations accepted to help with cost of meal. Volunteers are needed to assemble blessing bags, prepare the meal and transport and serve the meal. Details: contact Beth at to volunteer.

SOUTHAVEN, Cocktails and Catholicism, Second Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m., for adults only. Meeting space at Sacred Heart School will be determined by RSVPs. On Feb. 10, Father Ben Bradshaw of St. Michael’s in Memphis and creator of Soul Food Priest will discuss faith and food in his talk “Can we eat alligator on Fridays and other important things to prepare for Lent. Details: Deacon Ted at Christ the King at (662) 342-1073.

YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Birthday Party and Bingo, Sunday, Jan. 22 after Mass in the parish hall. Bingo cards $5. Each family is asked to bring a wrapped item from home. Details: church office (662) 746-1680

DIOCESE Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29 – Feb. 4. The theme is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. Be on the lookout for special activities at Catholic schools across the diocese on this very special week.

DIOCESE World Marriage Day at St. Peter Cathedral in Jackson on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. This is a celebration of the sacrament of matrimony for couples celebrating their 25th, 50th or 60th wedding anniversaries. For couples who were not able to celebrate other special anniversaries due to COVID, please join us this year. Details: couples may register to attend with their parish or at

JACKSON 17th Annual Sr. Thea Bowman School Draw Down, Saturday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose building. Details: school office (601) 352-5441.

MADISON – St. Francis of Assisi Mexican Fiesta presented by youth group, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5:15-7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit our diocesan mission in Saltillo, Mexico. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.