Calendar of events

CANTON – Sacred Heart, Altar Society “It’s Fall Y’all” Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the parish center. Enjoy friends, food, fun and faith! All women of the parish are invited. Dues for year are $25. Details: church office (601) 859-3749.

CHATAWA – Our Lady of Hope and Camp Chatawa, Christmas in Chatawa, Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy a live Nativity, pancake breakfast, train rides, caroling hay ride, Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer games, crafts and hot chocolate bar. Cost: $20 per person. Details: RSVP at

COLUMBUS – Annunciation School, Open House, Monday, Nov. 13 with tours available at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. PreK-3 and PreK-4 and Kindergarten preview presentations at 6 p.m. Childcare available during presentations. Location: 223 North Browder Street. Details: school office (662) 328-4479.

JACKSON – Christ the King, Mass and Feast of Christ the King potluck, Sunday, Nov. 26. Join Bishop Kopacz for the celebration and meal. Details: church office (601) 948-8867.

St. Richard School, Krewe de Cardinal, Save the date: Friday, Feb. 2 from 7-11 p.m. at The South Warehouse. Details: school office (601) 366-1157.

Catholic Charities, Born Free/New Beginnings program is seeking a sponsor(s) for Christmas 2023 gifts. Born Free offers substance abuse treatment for pregnant mothers and mothers with children ages 0-4 residing in Mississippi. Details: or call (601) 326-3714.

MADISON – St. Anthony School, Starry Night Gala, Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Sheraton Flowood. VIP preview party from 6-7 p.m. with general admission opening at 7 p.m. Cost: Event tickets $150 per couple. You do not need to be present to win the $5,000 raffle and tickets are only $10 per chance. Details: purchase tickets at

St. Francis, Youth Advent Fair, Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A sensational event for everyone with lunch, kid’s crafts and games, plus family take-home activities. Details: for more information or to volunteer contact

St. Francis, Ring in Your Faith 10k/5k, Monday, Jan. 1 at 8 a.m. You are guaranteed a delicious New Year’s Day meal and fellowship after the race. Cost is $30, with proceeds to assist Knights ongoing service projects. Register at Details: Joe at

St. Joseph School, Thursday in Tuscany, Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m. in the St. Joe Cafeteria. Cost is $10 per plate and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, cookie and water. Proceeds support the cheer program. Details: contact

St. Joseph School, Christmas Art Camp, Saturday Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joe Fine Arts Building. Grades K thorugh sixth welcome. Cost: $75 includes art supplies and snacks. Limited to 22 artists. Details: contact Vicki at

St. Joseph School, Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues $10,000 Draw Down, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at the Reunion Country Club. Sponsorships available. Details:

MAGNOLIA – St. James, Garage Sale, Saturday Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (125 E Bay Street) Details: call (985) 665-0868.

MERIDIAN – St. Patrick/St. Joseph, Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Sunday, Nov. 19 after 11 a.m. Mass in the Family Life Center. Church will provide meat, dressing, gravy and drinks. Parishioners with last names A-H, bring a dessert; I-Z, bring a side dish or salad. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.

St. Patrick, Candy Cane 5k Dash and Fun Run, Saturday, Dec. 2. Details: register at

St. Patrick, Memorial brick campaign. Cost of each brick is $125, with a maximum of three lines with up to 18 letters per line. Brick size is 4×8 inches. Net proceeds for the recent parish repairs. Details:

PAULDING – St. Michael, 180th Celebration with Bishop Kopacz, Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Details:

VICKSBURG – Knights of Columbus 898, Holiday smoked meat sale. Butts, turkey and loins $50; Half Chicken 2 for $8; Turkey breast $35; and Half ham $40. Order by Nov. 15 at Pick up Sunday, Nov. 19 from 12-4 p.m. at KC Hall, 310 Fisher Ferry Road. Details: Paul at (601) 529-1710.

YAZOO CITY – St. Mary, Bake Sale, Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Casseroles, cakes, pies, breads, desserts, cookies, candy and more. Details: church office (662) 746-1690.

NATCHEZ – St. Mary Basilica, Advent Men’s Group, Meetings: Nov. 18 (prep meeting), Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Spend the season preparing to give your heart to Jesus. The group will commit to spending 15 minutes a day meditating on daily mass readings, abstaining from social media and attending meetings. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

NATCHEZ – 2nd annual Believe Conference, April 19-21, 2024. Featured speakers are Anne Trufant, Catholic speaker and founder of The Mission on the Mountain; Barbara Heil, Catholic speaker and founder of From His Heart Ministries; and Joanne Moody, minister author, and founder of Agape Freedom Fighters. Cost: $100 for the weekend; $50 for students. Lunch included on Saturday. Details: visit

NEW ORLEANS – St. Augustine Church, Eucharistic Celebration of Servant of God, Venerable Henriette Delille, Saturday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse (6901 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans). Reception to follow. Details:

PINE MOUNTAINS, GA – The Girls Garden Retreat , April 4-7, 2024 at Callaway Resort and Gardens. Retreat is for any woman who seeks goodness of God through beauty, rest, prayer and small community. Featured speaker is Laura Huval, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, Catholic speaker, author and more. Details: for registration, information and pricing visit