Calendar of events

FLOWOOD – St. Paul, 40 Hours of Adoration. Event begins May 31 with Mass at 5 p.m. Father will lead procession at 5:30 p.m. to the Family Life Center where Adoration will be set up for the weekend. The 40 hours will end on Sunday, June 2 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass with a procession into the Church. Sign up at You will receive a confirmation email with a code to enter the Family Life Center. Open to all parishes. Details: church office (601) 992-9547.

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.

CLARKSDALE – St. Elizabeth, Vacation Bible School, June 10 – 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Details: Register at

CLEVELAND – Our Lady of Victories, Vacation Bible School – Scuba: diving into friendship with God, June 23-26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Open to all children entering Pre-K3 through fifth grade. Dinner provided. Deadline to register is June 16. Details: register at or call Catherine at (662) 822-5025.

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.

St. Paul, Birthday Blast Vacation Bible School, July 15 – 19 from 6-8 p.m. for PreK-4 thorugh sixth grade. Details: register at

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.

HERNANDO – Holy Spirit, Yee Haw Vacation Bible School, June 3-6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wanted: Children after God’s Own Heart. Registration sheeting in the Narthex. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.

JACKSON – Christ the King, 50th Ordination Celebration for Father Joe Dyer, Friday, August 16, with Mass at 11 a.m. and reception following in the Multi-Purpose Building. Please send RSVP by July 1. Details: or call (601) 948-8867.

JACKSON – Catholic Charities, Bishop’s Ball, Saturday, July 13 at the Old Capitol Inn. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with auction and dinner at 7 p.m. Cost: $150. Details: tickets and more information at

MADISON – St. Francis, Come to the Table: Vacation Bible School, June 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all 4-year-olds through fifth graders. Register at Details: email

MERIDIAN – St. Patrick, Vacation Bible School, June 24 –28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Kindergarten through fifth grades. Register online: or pick up a form in the church office. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.

MERIDIAN – St. Joseph, Knights of Peter Claver Council 208 will be selling fish fry, grilled chicken, and BBQ as plates on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plates include beans, coleslaw and bread for $12. Slabs are $25 and must be preordered to guarantee availability. Details: David at (601) 938-5757.

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, Garage Sale, Friday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m. for $5 entry fee; and Saturday, June 1 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. with no entry fee. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

TUPELO – St. James, Featured speaker: Hosffman Ospino, Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Shelton Hall. Come be a part of engaging conversations to learn how we can foster more positive interchanges and relaitonships among our diverse family cultures. Details: church office (662) 842-4881.
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