Calendar of events

GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus, “Inner Healing through Scripture” Retreat on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the retreat center on 1407 Levee Road. Presenters are Dr. Sheryl Jones and Joyce Pellegrin. Details: contact (662) 299-1232.

HOMEWOOD, Ala. Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, July 21-22 in the Family Life Center at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 1728 Oxmoor Road held by the Diocese of Birmingham. Conference theme is “Victory in Jesus” and will feature Father James Blount, with Father Eric Gami and Teresa Ragusa, a miracle COVID survivor. Father Blount is an internationally known healing ministry priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Trinity (SOLT) of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Registration fee is $25 for individuals and $65 for a family of three or more. All are welcome! Details: Sally Smith at (205) 983-4150 or To register visit

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.

HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Cocktails and Catholicism, Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m. with Sister Margaret Sue Broker, OSF. Topic is “Sister says …” Adults only. BYOB. Register at

JACKSON St. Richard, Bereavement Support Group, Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in the Chichester Room. Topic is “Grief, Grace and Gratitude” with speaker Kathy Devenney, pastoral care director at St. Dominic. This group is for all who are hurting from losing a loved one or for those who are trying to comfort and understand the grief of a family member or friend. Details: Nancy at (601) 942-2078 or

MADISON St. Francis, Cajun Fest Fundraiser, Sunday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. Enjoy crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, shrimp po-boys and homemade desserts. Live music by Waylon Thibodeaux, kid games, prizes and the chance to fellowship with friends, family and parishioners. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.

PEARL St. Jude, Pentecost International Food Fest, Saturday, May 27 following 5 p.m. Vigil Mass.

YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Mary in the Garden, Sunday, May 14 at 9 a.m. Join us for breakfast and the Rosary. Details: church office (662) 746-1680.

SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, Save the Date: Trivia Night, Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.

GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, “Win the World for Jesus!” VBS, June 5-7. Registration for children (K5-fourth graders) and youth volunteers (fifth graders on up) will begin May 7. Registration forms are in the church foyer or email Karen at

GREENVILLE St. Joseph, VBS for grades K to fifth grades, July 16-18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit to register or volunteer. Details: Alyssa at (662) 820-0868.

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. More volunteers are needed before registration will open. Details:

SOUTHAVEN Christ the King, “Camping in God’s Creation” VBS for K through third grade, June 19-23 6-8 p.m. Island Luau for fourth through eighth grade, June 26-30 from 6:30-9 p.m. Details: call Donna to register at (662) 342-1073.

JOB OPENINGS Catholic schools across the diocese have a variety of positions open from athletic directors, teachers, bookkeepers, substitutes and more. Please visit for an opportunity near you.

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS 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: