Calendar of Events

MADISON St. Francis, Diocesan Fall Faith Formation Day, Saturday, Aug. 19. Theme is “Renewing the church with families of faith.” Registration begins at 9 a.m. with first session beginning at 10 a.m. Event will conclude at 3 p.m. The featured speaker is Dr. Tim Hogan, co-author of “The Gift of Spiritual Hurricanes: Tools to Rebuild Authentic Spirituality.” Details: register at or questions to (601) 960-8473.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. “Come and See” weekends at Dominican Sisters of Springfield for single Catholic women ages 21-45. Eleven events scheduled in 2023-2024, first is Sept. 15-17. Events are in person or “Zoom and See” (virtual) and provide a brief immersion in the day-to-day lives of the sisters. Event is free, but responsible for your own transportation expenses. Housing and meals provided. Space is limited. Register at Details: call Sister Denise Glazik at (217) 652-5881 or visit for more information.

WASHINGTON D.C. Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage, Sept. 30 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Join with Catholics from around the country to seek the intercession of Our Lady. Hear life-changing talks; celebrate Mass and pray the rosary. Details: for more information visit

BATESVILLE St. Mary, Rummage Sale, Aug. 4-5 at the parish center. You are welcome to start bringing your gently used items to the center. Details: parish office (662) 563-2273.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, German Fest, Save the date: Sunday, Sept. 24.

GREENWOOD MARC (Mississippi Association for Returning Citizens), Lunch and Learn, Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Locus Benedictus (1407 Levee Road #2134). Sign up and help build a brighter future for those affected by the criminal justice system. Details: visit or email

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Thursday Night at the Movies, July 27 “The Scarlet and the Black” at 6:30 p.m. Suitable for adults and older teens. Soft drinks, snacks and popcorn available for small donation. No admission fee, donations to Miss-Lou Pregnancy Center accepted. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

St. Mary Basilica, Blood Drive, Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 12:30-6 p.m. at the Family Life Center. Details: contact church office if you would like to reserve an appointment time now – (601) 445-5616.

Assumption BVM, Assumption Feast Day Celebration, Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in Tuite Hall. Menu by Mascagni brothers – spaghetti and meatballs, tortollini, chicken salad, meat tray, desserts and more. No cost, donations welcome. Details: call (601) 445-5616.

OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace, Back Pack Blessing at Mass, Sunday, July 30.

SENATOBIA St. Gregory, Back Pack Blessing at Mass, Sunday, July 30.

TUPELO St. James, Knights of Columbus Charity Gala Concert, Saturday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. in Shelton hall. Tickets are $25 per person and includes heavy hor d’oeuvres. Details: David at (662) 213-3742.

JOB OPENINGS Catholic schools across the diocese have a variety of positions open. Please visit for an opportunity near you.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. EWTN Free Family Celebration, Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Enjoy talks by EWTN TV and radio hosts. Shop religious items, attend Holy Mass and be part of a televised show. 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:

JACKSON Catholic Charities Journey of Hope Luncheon, Friday, Aug. 11 at the Hilton Jackson at 12 p.m. Featured speaker is actress Robin Givens, sharing her experience of abuse and urging all to educated themselves on domestic violence. To order tickets for the Journey of Hope luncheon, the “Meet and Greet” reception, or to inquire about sponsoring tables, call (601) 326-3714 or visit to register for the luncheon.

NASHVILLE Billings Ovulation Method Teacher Training, Oct. 19-21. Learn the science of fertility in order to monitor reproductive health and wellness. Cost: $750. 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