Calendar of events

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.

CHATAWA – Our Lady of Hope, Blessed Virgin Mary Day Retreat with Kitty Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with speaker Roy Schoeman. Enjoy talks, music, Mass, prayer, lunch and more. Cost: $125. Details: 601-202-3137 or email

GLUCKSTADT – St. Joseph, Millions of Monicas: Praying with confidence for our children, each Tuesday, beginning July 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the church. Join with other mothers, grandmothers and step-mothers as we pray to grow in holiness and humility, and for our children’s faithful return to the church. Details: church office (601) 856-2054 or email

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.

BROOKHAVEN – St. Francis, Vacation Bible School, July 14-17 from 5:30-8 p.m. for preschool through sixth grade. Supper and light snack provided. Registration forms available in vestibule. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.

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

St. Paul Early Learning Center, Annual Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 20 at Bay Pointe Golf Club. Registration information coming soon. Save the date!

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 Kindergarten 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 – Christ the King, 50th Ordination Celebration for Father Joe Dyer, Friday, Aug. 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 – Cathedral of St. Peter, Block Party, Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy music by Patrick Harkins, dunking booth, fire truck, games and food trucks. Be sure to bring your chairs and your family for fun and fellowship. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.

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

St. Francis, Summer with the Saints, June through Aug. on Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. in St. Clare Hall. Bring your drink and dinner and join us for Word on Fire’s Pivotal Players series on the Saints and selections from Formed. All are welcome. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.

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.

St. Patrick, Catholic Women’s Organization Luncheon, Sunday, June 30 at 12 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Enjoy some cheeseburger pasta salad, dessert and drinks for $10 per person. Family maximum of $40. Tickets on sale after Mass and at the door. Details: church office (601) 693-1321.

NATCHEZ – St. Mary Basilica, Vacation Bible School, July 15-19, evening hours. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.

OLIVE BRANCH – Queen of Peace, Young Adults Tailgate Party, Saturday, June 22. Event begins with Mass at 6 p.m. with dinner and activities following. If you were invovled in past youth groups or attended classes at Queen of Peace we would love to see you. Come eat, have some fun and let us know how you are doing. Open to young adults age 18-35. Details: Vickie at (662) 895-5007.

RIPLEY – St. Mathew, Yard Sale, Saturday, June 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: church office (662) 993-8862.

SOUTHAVEN – Christ the King, Out of this World Vacation Bible School, June 17-21 for grades Kindergarten through fifth; June 24-28 from 6-8:30 p.m. for grades sixth through eighth. Details: church office (662) 342-1073.

STARKVILLE – St. Joseph, Black and White Gala, Saturday, Aug. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $50 per person or $500 per table benefitting the food pantry. Keynote speaker: Cassandra Mobley of the Mississippi Food Network. Enjoy fabulous food, beverages, music and dancing. Must be 21 to attend. Details: call (662) 323-2257 or email

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

DIOCESE – The Diocese of Jackson has an opening for a Senior Accountant. This role will report directly to the Director of Temporal Affairs and will involve continuous collaboration with internal teams and external auditors. For a job description and link to apply through Indeed, visit