Calendar of events

CAMDEN – Sacred Heart, 80th Celebration of Sacred Heart Camden, St. Anne Carthage and Holy Child Jesus Canton and Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, May 18 from 3-6 p.m. Custodian general, Father Jesus Ramirez, ST will preside and preach the liturgy at 3 p.m. followed by food and music. Details: church office (662) 468-2354.

CLEVELAND – Our Lady of Victories, Pentecost Parish Picnic, Sunday, May 19 after 10 a.m. Mass. Including cookout and games for the whole family. Bring your own chairs and a side dish or dessert to share. Details: church office (662) 846-6273.

COLUMBUS – Annunciation, Annual Pentecost International Food Festival, Sunday, May 19 from 5 p.m. to sunset in the area behind the church. All are welcome to join for fun, fellowship and fantastic food as we celebrate the birth of the church. Please bring a dish to share. Details: church office (662) 328-2927.

COLUMBUS – Annunciation School, Sportsmania Camp, June 10-14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the school gym. Basketball, soccer, football and other fun activities for upcoming second through sixth grades. Cost: $135 per child. Details: register by emailing $50 non-refundable deposit is due for registration.

Annunciation School, Dinosaurs to Luaus: Good Times! from June 24-28; Around the World from July 15-19. Camps from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Enjoy these hands-on camps focused on music, theatre and physical arts. Cost: $135 per child. All supplies and snacks included. Details: email Ms. Staggers at

FLOWOOD – St. Paul, Bingo Night, Saturday, June 15 after 4:30 p.m. Mass. Play begins at 6 p.m. Enjoy a hotdog dinner celebrating Father’s Day. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.

GREENVILLE – St. Joseph School, Paul and Wade Abide Memorial Golf Classic, Friday, May 17 at the Greenville Golf and Country Club with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Four-person scramble; $150 per golfer, includes cart fee, two drink tickets and entry to social event. Details: Bonda at (662) 931-0490.

GREENVILLE – St. Joseph, Pentecost Sunday Multi-cultural Lunch, Sunday, May 19 after 10 a.m. Mass. Enjoy flavors of Mexican, Filipino, Italian, Lebanese, French, German, Indian and more. Details: contact Judy at (662) 820-4966 for more details.

MADISON – St. Francis of Assisi, 36th Annual Cajun Fest, Sunday, May 19 from 12-4 p.m. Laissez les bon temps roulez! Enjoy some of the best cajun fare around, raffles, games and live music – featuring Gypsy Heart. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.

OLIVE BRANCH – Queen of Peace, Yard Sale, Saturday, June 1. Please bring your donations and leave them in the classrooms labeled “Yard Sale Donations.” Details: church office (662) 895-5007.

PEARL – St. Jude, Pentecost International Food Fest, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. (after a multilingual outdoor Mass at 10 a.m.) Come commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the church, as well as the cultural and ethnic diversity of our parish. Bring lawn chairs or blanket for seating. Bring a dish the shows off your family’s cultural or ethnic heritiage to share. After lunch enjoy games for the youth and young at heart soccer, basketball, volleyball and cornhole. Sign-up sheets located on talbe outside the front door of the church. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

STARKVILLE – St. Joseph, Pentecost Parish Celebration, Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Details: church office (662) 323-2257.

PRAYER – Locus Benedictus, Would you be willing to commit to one day per week to pray the Rosary for priests and religious? Details: email your day of choice to or call (662) 299-1232.

NEW ORLEANS – Directed Retreat with the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center at the Cenacle on Lake Pontchartrain, June 28-July 3. Cost $500 – includes lodging, meals and personal spiritual director. To register call (504) 861-3254. Details: for more information call Melinda at (601) 597-7178.

JACKSON – Catholic Charities Bishop’s Ball, Saturday, July 13 at the Old Capitol Inn.

BROOKHAVEN – St. Francis of Assisi, Vacation Bible School, July 14 – 17.

GLUCKSTADT – St. Joseph, Vacation Bible School – Scuba: diving into friendship with God, June 24-28 from 6-8 p.m. in the parish hall, with dinner and games beginning at 5:15 p.m. Open to all children entering K through sixth grade. Cost $15 per child/$30 max per family. Pick up registration card by the SCUBA display in the church foyer. Details: Karen at or (601) 672-5817.

JACKSON – St. Richard, Vacation Bible School, June 3-6 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for rising PreK-3 to sixth graders of St. Richard School and parishioners.

MADISON – St. Francis, Vacation Bible School, June 17-20.

MERIDIAN – St. Patrick, Vacation Bible School, June 24 –28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NATCHEZ – St. Mary Basilica, Vacation Bible School, July 15-19, evenings at the Family Life Center. More information to come.

TUPELO – St. James, Vacation Bible School, July 15-18 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-years through sixth grade. Theme: “The Chronicles of Narnia – God’s Surely Alive!” Register before June 8 for a shirt. Details: register at or for more information email