Calendar of events

FLOWOOD St. Paul, Men’s Retreat sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on May 20. For all men of St. Paul parish age 18 and up. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.

GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus, A Prophetic Call to Thrive: Preparing for the National Black Catholic Congress and a Day of Reflection with the Diocesan Office of Intercultural Ministry, Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome. Check in at 9:30 a.m. Details: Register by April 21 by calling Sister Amelia Breton at (601) 949-6935.

METAIRIE, La. Five-day Silent Directed Retreat, June 26 – July 2 at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center (5500 Saint Mary Street, Metairie). Cost $500, includes room and board. Meet daily with a spiritual director, pray with scripture and spend the rest of the day in silence, prayer and rest. Register at Details: or call (225) 526-1694.

COLUMBUS Annunciation School, Draw Down and Art Auction, Friday, April 14 at the Trotter Convention Center from 6:30-11 p.m. Adults only (21 and up). Event includes dinner and open bar. Details: email

GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, Muffuletta Sale, Pick up on April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets available at school or church office. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.

St. Joseph School, Open House, Wednesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come grow with us! Details: school office (662) 378-9711.

Paul and Wadel Abide Memorial Golf Classic, Friday, May 12 at the Greenville Golf and Country Club. Cost: 4-person scramble $150 per golfer, includes cart fee, drink tickets and entry to social. Non-golfers cost is $60 and includes two drink tickets and entry to social. Enjoy food, drinks, door prizes and awards after golfing. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph School Scholarship Fund. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.

GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus, Mississippi Rural Legal Services will discuss end of life documents and other important issues on April 27 at 10 a.m. Anyone 60 or older will receive free legal advice and assistance in completing necessary documents. Public invited to attend. Details: Magdalene at Locus Benedictus (662) 299-1232.

HERNANDO Cocktails and Catholicism, Second Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m., for adults only. Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting space at Holy Spirit Church (545 E. Commerce Street) in the Family Life Center. On April 14, Sister Mary Lawrence Wright, OP will present: “The Resurrection: Fulfillment of God’s Promises.” Details: RSVP to Deacon Ted at Christ the King at (662) 342-1073.

Holy Spirit, Yard Sale, Friday, May 19-20. Start saving item donations now. Donations accepted beginning May 8. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.

HOLLY SPRINGS CSI – Catholic Service Initiative presented by Northwest Parishes of Mississippi Youth Ministry, Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 9 at Gregory House. For students completing grades 9-12 in May. Deadline for sign-up is April 30. Cost is $50, with scholarships available upon request. Details: For more information contact Vickie at (662) 895-5007.

JACKSON St. Richard, Bereavement Support Group, Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Chichester Room. Featured speaker: Julie Levanway – Hear how Godwinks helped Julie thorugh the pain. All are welcome. Details: Nancy at (601) 942-2078 or

St. Richard School, Flight to the Finish on April 22nd benefiting the Cardinal Men’s Club projects and St. Richard’s students in need of financial aid. Details: To register, go to For more information or to sponsor the event, contact Patrick at

JACKSON 17th Annual Sister Thea Bowman School Draw Down, Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the school multi-purpose building. $5,000 Grand prize. Cost $100, second chance insurance extra $20 per ticket. Details: (601) 351-5197 or

JACKSON Cathedral of St. Peter, Holy Hour for Healing and Mercy, Sunday, April 16 at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend and pray for healing for victims of abuse by church personnel.

MADISON St. Catherine’s Village, Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, meets fourth Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Campbell Cove building. Lunch provided. All are welcome. Details: call to RSVP (601) 856-0123 or email

MADISON Luella and Floyd Q. Doolittle Golf Tournament, Saturday, April 15 at Whisper Lake Country Club. For information or to register, visit Details: email

MERIDIAN Knights of Columbus State Convention, April 28-30 at the Threefoot Hotel. For more information visit:

NATCHEZ Cathedral School, 39th annual Crawfish Countdown, Friday, May 5. Join us for a fun night of crawfish, ice-cold beverages, chance to win $5,000 and more.

St. Mary Basilica, Blood Drive, Tuesday, April 18 from 1-6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Divine Mercy Holy Hour, Sunday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome.

SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, Resurrection Party, Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.

HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Vacation Bible School, June 5-8 from 6-8 p.m.

MADISON St. Francis, Rocky Railway VBS express, June 19-22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All pre-K4 through fourth graders are invited. Details:

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS April 28-30 at Lake Tiak O’Khata in Lousiville; July 14-16 and Oct. 27-29 at Camp Garaywa in Clinton. Please register at

NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS GATHERING, July 20-23 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Join with other Black Catholics and those who minister to Black Catholics for a celebration of faith and culture. Details:

INDIANAPOLIS Eucharistic Congress, July 17-21, 2024. Registration is now open. See what Our Lord has in store for this next chapter for the Catholic Church in United States. Purchase tickets at Details:

INDIANAPOLIS National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), Nov. 16-18, 2023 at the Indiana Convention Center. This distinctly Catholic three-day conference will include opportunities for spiritual growth, prayer, learning and service. For more information, visit

WORLD YOUTH DAY: LISBON 2023 Event for young Catholics ages 16-35, though all are welcomed to attend in Lisbon, Portugal. For more information visit: