GREENWOOD – “Franciscan Retreat” on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p. m. at the Locus Benedictus Retreat Ministries at 1407 Levee Road. The retreat will be presented by Rev. Joachim “Kim” Studwell, OFM. No cost, but love offering open. Details: call (662) 299-1232.
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 https://springfieldop.org/come-see-registration/. Details: call Sister Denise Glazik at (217) 652-5881 or visit https://springfieldop.org/come-see-dominican-sisters-vocation-event-schedule-for-2023-2024/ 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 rosarypilgrimage.org.
PARISH, FAMILY & SCHOOL EVENTS
ABERDEEN – St. Francis, Parish Picnic, Saturday, Oct. 14 following Mass. Enjoy a good meal and fellowship. Details: (662) 813-2295.
CLARKSDALE – St. Elizabeth Parish Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5-8 p.m. Food, raffles, fun, games and more. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
HERNANDO – Holy Spirit, Annual Fall Bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raffles, sales, silent auction, country kitchen, games and more. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
Holy Spirit, Men’s Association Fish Fry, Friday, Sept. 22 from 4-7 p.m. Cost: $13 adults/$6 kids. All are welcome. Eat-in or take out. Plates include catfish, hushpuppies, fries, slaw, drink and dessert. Details: Jon at (901) 481-0228.
JACKSON – St. Richard, Special Kids Golf tournament at Deerfield Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
LELAND – St. James, Spaghetti Dinner and Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 26. Dinner and silent auction begin at 5 p.m., booths open at 6 p.m. Cost: $15 per plate. Details: Donna at (662) 207-8844.
MADISON – St. Francis, Fall Parish Mission “Igniting the Light of Christ within you,” Oct. 1-3 at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Church. Featured speaker is Paul Koleske. Hear practical techniques you can use to increase your connection with the presence of the Holy Spirit. All are welcome! Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
St. Francis, Pork Butt Sale for Labor Day, pick-up on Friday, Sept. 1 after 11 a.m. Cost: $40. Details: to place an order email or text Tunney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 622-4145.
MADISON The Catholic Foundation, Bishop’s Cup Golf Tournament, Thursday, Sept. 14 at Lake Caroline Golf Club. For more details or to register, visit foundation.jacksondiocese.org.
NATCHEZ Cathedral Fall Festival, Sept. 23-24. Enjoy food, games, raffles, bingo, adult night and more. Details: school office (601) 442-2531.
OLIVE BRANCH – Queen of Peace, Men’s Club Golf Tournament 4-person scramble, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. Dinner included. Cost: $100 per person. Details: contact Tim at (901) 515-8598.
PEARL – St. Jude, Day-trip Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, Saturday, Oct. 28. Tour the Shrine, Mass, Adoration and more. Cost est. $75. Details: email email@example.com or call (601) 939-3181.
RIPLEY – St. Matthew, Feast day and 13th anniversary celebration of church building dedication, Saturday, Sept. 23. Enjoy food booths, games and competitions. Bilingual Mass with food and fellowship following on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Details: church office (662) 993-8862.
VICKSBURG Knights of Columbus Council 898 Fish Fry, Saturday, Sept. 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. Fried or grilled catfish, hushpuppies, fries, slaw, baked potato, beans, bread. Cost $15. Open to public. 310 Hall Ferry Road. Details: office at (601) 636-8372.
NOTICES & OTHER EVENTS
BAY ST. LOUIS Save-the-Date, Divine Word Missionaries Centennial celebration of St. Augustine Seminary, Oct. 28-29. Enjoy historical exhibits, tours, food, entertainment, raffles, a Jazz procession, Mass and more.
JOB OPENINGS Catholic schools across the diocese have a variety of positions open. Please visit https://jacksondiocese.org/employment for an opportunity near you.
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 https://bit.ly/3ydav9Q. Details: EucharisticCongress.org.
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 ncyc.us.
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: events.boma-usa.org.