Calendar of Events

CLEVELAND – Our Lady of Victories, Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m., in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Details: or call (662)-846-6273.

COLUMBUS – Annunciation, Loaves & Fishes Fundraiser, Thursday, Oct. 19 at the activity center. Pick-up times 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Tickets $15, must purchase in advance at parish. Meal: pork loin, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, cornbread and dessert. Details: church office (662) 328-2927.

FLOWOOD – Homegrown Harvest Fest, sponsored by office of vocations, Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul parish. Proceeds support our seven diocesan seminarians. Evening includes dinner, silent auction and fellowship. Silent auction items are needed! Contact Shelia at or Laura at to help. Details: Tickets can be purchased at

St. Paul, Trunk or Treat, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up your trunk today! Help us bring the best and safest Halloween event to all. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.

HERNANDO – Holy Spirit, Cocktails and Catholicism, Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Rebekah Zachary, associate director of Campus and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Memphis. Topic is “The Kerygma – the building blocks to a devout life.” Adults only. BYOB. Details: Sign up in the Narthex or visit

Holy Spirit, Drive-through Pet Blessings, Monday, Oct. 2, time to be announced. All pets are welcome! Details: church office (662) 429-7851.

Holy Spirit, Scripture and the Rosary, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the little parish hall. October is celebrated as the month of the Holy Rosary. Join us for four sessions for this very special month. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.

FOREST – St. Michael, Celebrating St. Michael’s Day, Sunday, Oct. 8 at Gaddis Park. Mass at 10 a.m. with festivities after. Details: church office (601) 469-1916.

JACKSON – Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Fellowship Night on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Schedule: 4:30 p.m. Adoration, 5:30 p.m. pot luck meal in the center and 7 p.m. presentation by Father Nick in the church followed by Benediction. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.

JACKSON – St. Richard, Special Kids Golf tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Canton on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. Details: church office (601) 366-2335 or

St. Richard School, Cardinal Booster Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 9 with Coach Mike Bianco of Ole Miss. Cost $250 per ticket (admits two). Enjoy Mass at 5:15, then cocktail social, silent auction and “meet and greet” with Coach Bianco, catered dinner at 6:45 p.m. with address by Coach. Details: Coach Nelson

JACKSON – Christ the King, Blessing of the Pets, Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier. Details: church office (601) 948-8867.

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, Taste of St. Francis Feast takes us around the world on Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Family Life Center following 10:30 a.m. Mass. Details: parish office at 601-856-5556 or Amy at 601-953-4182.

MERIDIAN – St. Joseph, Harvest Fest, Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 am to 2 p.m. Enjoy this day of fellowship and fun! There will be youth activities, plenty of food and more. Details: contact Rhonda (601) 227-1199.

NATCHEZ – St. Mary Basilica, Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Family Life Center and Prayer Garden. Please have pets on a leash or in a carrier. Bring pictures of pets who are unable to join us. Donations of pet food welcome. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

St. Mary Basilica, Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, Oct. 15 in the O’Connor Family Life Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take out and dine in. Tickets $10. Details: Darren at (601) 597-2890 or church office (601) 445-5616.

OLIVE BRANCH – Queen of Peace, Halloween Bash, Sunday, Oct. 29 beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy games, food, trunk or treat and more. All are welcome! Details: church office (662) 895-5007.

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 or call (601) 939-3181.

SOUTHAVEN – Christ the King, Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food, games, raffles, white elephant sale and more! Details: church office (662) 342-1073.

Christ the King, Pumpkin Patch, Sept. 27 to Oct. 30. Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12-7 p.m.

Christ the King, Halloween Bash, Saturday, Oct. 28 in the social hall. Adults only. Enjoy a night with DJ Fernando, dancing, food, fun and frights. Adults only, cost $25 per person.

Christ the King, Gala Dinner with World Youth Day Community, Saturday, Oct. 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the religious ed building. Delicious food, keynote speeches by youth leaders, live performances, inspiring stories of personal triumph, door prize religious articles from Fatima and Lisbon and more! Cost: family ticket $50 (3 adults and 2 or more kids); Adult ticket for one $20. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.

STARKVILLE – St. Joseph, Fall Trivia Night, Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph parish hall. Cost $20/person – $10/college student. Details: email for reservations and other questions.

VICKSBURG – Knights of Columbus 898, $3,000 Drawdown, Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. Tickets $75 each. One ticket gets one draw and dinner for two. Details: or see any 898 Knight. Hall located at 310 Fisher Ferry Road.

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 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 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

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:

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – Day of Prayer for the Health and Wellness of Clergy and Men and Women Religious, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20. The main event for is a live-streamed Mass from the Our Lady of Hope Chapel on Saint John Vianney Center’s campus at 10 a.m. CST. The goal of this day is to raise awareness of the need to support our men and women in ministry and to pray for them in solidarity as one community of faith. No cost to participate. Details:

SAINT LOUIS, MO – The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) invites young adults ages 18 and older to a monthly online evening prayer on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. CST via Zoom. Upcoming dates for evening prayer are Oct. 24 and Nov. 28. Details: