CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, The Art and Heart of the Spiritual Life, June 17-23. The spiritual life is the ongoing process of being transformed into the image of Christ for the sake of others and breaking free from the agenda of the false self, living in the present moment and willingness to resist temptation and to forgive others. Presenter: Father Albert Haase, OFM, preacher, teacher, spiritual director and former missionary to China. Suggested donation: $450. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, “Listening with the Ear of One’s Heart: The Benedictine Way of Living,” May 4-6. Curious about who they are and their monastic way of life? If you are a single, Catholic woman who is curious about the Benedictine way of seeking God, we invite you to come spend some time with the Sisters to learn about their life together and to ask questions. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615-6114, www.shmon.org.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, April Fellowship Luncheon for everyone, Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at Christina’s Exquisite Edibles, 331 Cotton Row. Details: Ellen Duplantis (662) 402-9722.
GREENVILLE, Sacred Heart, Parish Mission April 23-26. Speaker: Father Maurice Nutt, CssR. Details: church office (662) 332-0891.
JACKSON Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Mental Health Care Reform in Mississippi, Wednesday, May 23 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Details: Sue Allen (601) 383-3849, email@example.com or register at www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org.
St. Richard, Bible Study for Ladies, Beginning Sunday, April 29 at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library. Facilitators: Dabbs Curley and Wendy White. Details: (601) 366-2335.
Walk for Life, begins at St. Richard School, on Saturday, April 28. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and walk begins at 8 a.m. Brunch will be served by the Knights of Columbus upon return. There will be prizes for the top team and individuals who raise the most money. All walkers who raise $25 will receive a t-shirt. Details: www.ProLifeMississippi.org.
MADISON Healthplex Performance Center, Run Foster Run, Thursday, April 19. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Start time is 6 p.m. for children’s run and 6:30 p.m. for 5K Run/Walk. Food and fun for the whole family. Tickets for 2018 Nissan Rogue Giveaway to benefit the programs of Catholic Charities are $100. Details: John Lunardini, (601) 355-8634 or www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org.
NATCHEZ Holy Family, A Southern Road to Freedom, a Choral Presentation, The Natchez Saga of African-Americans from Slavery to Modern Times, Tuesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Details: church office (601) 445-5700.
St. Mary Basilica, Adult Sunday School, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the O’Connor Family Life Center. The group is currently studying the Ascension Press Bible program of the Book of James. Details: Karen Verucchi, (601) 870-5388.
OLIVE BRANCH Queen of Peace young at heart group for all seniors meets for lunch at various restaurants on the third Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. Details: Ann Liberto, (662) 895-6950
AMORY St. Helen, CYO fundraiser event, Sips ’n Strokes, a group painting class for the women of the parish, Saturday, April 28, 10-12 a.m. at the hall. Cost is $30 and includes all paint supplies and brunch. No painting skills necessary. Details: Nancy H. or Tracy at (662) 256-8392.
GREENVILLE, Sacred Heart, Vacation Bible School, June 4 – 8. Volunteers are needed and also five teams of parishioners to prepare lunch for the children. Details: church office (662) 332-0891.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, First Communion retreat for children grades five through eight (all cluster parishes), Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm. retreat for children grades two through four, Saturday, April 28 at 9 a.m. Details: Donna (662) 342-1073.
JACKSON St. Richard, Theology on Tap, Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Youth Center. This is a monthly program that anyone in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s is invited to attend. It is a program that brings people together to discuss important topics of today’s times and who are interested in learning more about their faith all in a relaxed environment. Details: Contact Casey Stevens at (601) 624-8377.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Cajun Fest, Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mouth-watering food will include crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, boiled crawfish and other Cajun delicacies. Festival favorites also include corn dogs, funnel fries and sno-cones. Entertainment will include games for the kids, awesome raffle prizes, and bingo. Dance to live music or pick up a bargain at the Cajun Fest General Store. Arts and craft vendors will also have a variety of Mississippi-made products on display. Come join us! Details: call Amy Hornback at the church office (601) 856-5556 or https://www.facebook.com/stfrancismadison/
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Vacation Bible School, June 4-8. Students who are eighth grade and older are eligible to serve as helpers. Details: contact Jessica Stubbs at (601) 445-5616.
Sister Patricia (Pat) Potok, a Blessed Virgin Mary (Liberata) sister, died March 18 at Marian Hall in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born in Chicago on May 25, 1934 and professed final vows on July 16, 1961. In the Diocese of Jackson, Sister Pat taught at Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Clarkdale. Burial is in Mount Carmel cemetery, Dubuque. Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003, or online at http://bit.ly/2DFeOMm.
Sister Vivian Votruba, a Maryknoll sister, died on March 22 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, New York. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 3, 1920. She made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1943 and her Final Profession of Vows on March 7, 1946. In 1991, Sister Vivian was assigned to Rosedale for three years to do pastoral work. A funeral Mass was held March 27. Interment was in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery on the Center grounds.