JACKSON – St. Richard, fourth grade student Ruby Hospodor reads at in person school Mass on Wednesday, Jan. 13. (Photo by Tereza Ma)
COLUMBUS – Kindergarten students, Cambell Dimino, Preston Hartley, and Addison Moser, throw “snowballs” during the annual kindergarten snowball fight. (Photo by Katie Fenstermacher)
MERIDIAN – The sixth grade class at St. Patrick School recently used building blocks to design special equipment for a playground accessible to students with special needs. It included a ramp and extra safety features. Pictured from left to right are: Laney Palmer, Harlee Sellers, Charli Robin and Elizabeth Crudup. (Photo by Melinda Graham)
YOUTH BRIEF NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Sunday, Feb. 14, 12-2 p.m. – Mardi Gras Around Town Event. Various places around town will participate by decorating and having “throws” for cars that drive by. People/families are invited to drive around and roll by the “house/location” floats. Participants should keep their windows down to catch throws as they pass the locations. A list of participating addresses will be available on St. Mary’s website and will be published in the bulletin on Feb. 13-14. We are doing this safely – by distancing outside and staying in cars that drive by and parade items will be thrown by people wearing gloves. Details: contact Carrie Lambert at email@example.com.
COLUMBUS – Mrs. Moore’s fourth graders at Annunciation School worked to create a large timeline for Mississippi history events. (Photos by Katie Fenstermacher) Learning is yummy
CLARKSDALE – Learning is fun (and yummy) in Mrs. Curcio’s first grade math class at St. Elizabeth School. Student Bowen Anderson sorts and graphs using skittles. (Photo by Mary Evelyn Stonestreet) Southaven silly socks
SOUTHAVEN – Students celebrated the 73rd anniversary of Sacred Heart School with crazy sock and shoe day on Sept. 16. (Photo by Sister Margaret Sue Broker)
Field day fun in Natchez
NATCHEZ – On Sept. 13, St. Mary’s CYO members had some field day fun at Memorial Park behind St. Mary Basilica. (Photo by Carrie Lambert) Sacraments
FLOWOOD – Mariah Grace Morris St. Paul Catholic Church received the Sacrament of First Communion on Aug. 9. (Photo by Jamie Morris)
GREENWOOD – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, First Communion, Aug. 16, Left to Right: Orla Barnes with sponsor Jessica Barnes; Lucy Hicks with sponsor Meredith Brown; Michael Martin with sponsor David Grossman; Nate Slater with sponsor Mandy Skelton; Kittrell Smith with sponsor Javier Zapien; Britt Nokes with sponsor Barry Barth; Jack Stuckey with sponsor Daniel Smith; and Louis Brown with sponsor Matthew Hicks. (Photo by Caroline Stuckey)
LELAND – (right) St. James Parish, Confirmation, Sept. 10, Front row (l-r): Ellie Zepponi, Graci Pickell, Madison Henry, Hannah Lloyd and Lane Walker. Back row: Reeves Polasini, Walker Zepponi, Leland Zepponi, Kaid Polasini and Brett Chustz. (Photo by Deborah Ruggeri)
CORINTH – St. James Parish, Confirmation, Aug. 15, Pictured are Ania Ambrocio, Andrew Ayala, Angela Fuentes, Eulises Cobos, Brisanda Luna, Julia Martinez, Kevin Posadas, Elizabeth Soliz, Luis Zuñiga, Jesus Robles, Oswaldo Mejia, Mateo Molina and Italy Molina. (Photo by Josefina Preza)
CORINTH – St. James Parish, Laisha Sorcia received her First Communion certificate on Aug. 15 from Father Mario Solorzano. (Photo by Josefina Preza)
VICKSBURG – Jackson Fontenot and Elizabeth Theriot recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Michael parish in Vicksburg. They are pictured with Father Robert Dore.
VICKSBURG – Jameson Piazza is all smiles after receiving his First Holy Communion at St. Michael from Father Robert Dore. (Photos by Caroline Stuckey)
MERIDIAN – Pictured left to right, Manning Miles, Matthew Heggie and Lauren Massey received their First Communion from Father Andrew Nguyen and Father Augustine Palimattam on Saturday, Aug. 1 at St. Patrick Parish. (Photo by John Harwell)
MERIDIAN – Ollie Holcomb received her First Communion at St. Joseph Parish from Father Augustine Palimattam on Sunday, Aug. 16. (Photo by John Harwell)
FLOWOOD – Tennyson Walker receives a certificate for his First Communion at St. Paul parish from Father Gerry Hurley on Sunday, Aug. 9. (Photo by Kimberly Walker)
FOREST – Morton’s Confirmation group at St. Michael Parish, Pictured left to right: Emily Ponce, Hugo Salazar, Diana Carrillo, Father Roberto Mena, ST, Catti Pérez, Iris Pérez and Marvin. (Photo courtesy of Father Roberto Mena, ST)
Mississippi Catholic will publish Sacrament pages in upcoming editions.
This means we need 2020 First Communion and Confirmation photos. Due to COVID-19, we understand there may not be group shots, so individual pictures are accepted. email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include full names, parish, date, name of sacrament celebration and name of photographer, if possible.
GREENVILLE – St. Joseph Parish, First Communion, Aug. 9, First row (l-r): Father Aaron Williams, Ann Archer Brown, Sandy Dominguez, Caroline Barham and Mary McClain Morlino. Back row: Matthew Lipscomb, Campbell Hooker, Brayden Hillman, Walt Milam and Noah Signa. (Photo by Mary Lynn Powers)
MERIDIAN – St. Patrick Parish, First Communion, Aug. 1, First row (l-r): Manning Miles, Matthew Heggie and Lauren Massey. Second row (l-r): Father Andrew Nguyen and Father Augustine Palimattam. (Photo by John Harwell)
FLOWOOD – St. Paul Parish, First Communion, Aug. 9. Nicholas Mangialardi celebrated his First Communion with his parents Sam and Ashley Mangialardi. (Photo by Anthony Mangialardi)
FLOWOOD – Father Gerry Hurley distributes first communion to Piper Pollard on Aug. 9. (Photo by Monica Walton)
MERIDIAN – (Above) St. Patrick Parish, First Communion, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. L-r: Ava Cayer, Blakely Purdy, Father Augustine Palimattam, Jeremiah Mari and Kyler Williams.
St. Joseph Parish, First Communion, Aug. 9, L-r: Geraldine Medrano and Josselyn Reyes with Father Augustine Palimattam. (Photos by John Harwell)
NATCHEZ – St. Mary Basilica, First Communion, Aug. 2, Front row (l-r): Frances Daniel, Mary Virginia Waycaster, Vivienne Gibson, Camille Anderson, Laura Verucchi, Grace Anne Biglane and Macy Carter. Second row (l-r): Audrey Janette, Brooklyn Rayborn, James Brown, Rivers Atkins, Grayson Tosspon, Tyler Orr and Alex Rojo. Back row: Father Mark Shoffner and Father Scott Thomas. (Photo by Shannon Rojo)
CARTHAGE – St. Anne Parish, First Communion, July 25, Front row (l-r): Edward Lopez, Amber Salvador, Alan Modesto, Casandra Lopez, JaDavis L. Rayveon and Lou Joyner (catechist). Back row (l-r): Poedro Lopez, Father Odel Medina S.T., Enmanuel Modesto and Yens Snyder Lopez. (Photo courtesy of Father Odel Medina)
CLEVELAND – Our Lady of Victories Parish, First Communion, twins Noah Turner Gaddy and Jase Cooper Gaddy. (Photo by Catherine Gaddy)
MERIDIAN – St. Patrick Parish, First Communion, Aug. 15, First row (l-r): Beckett Ethridge, Mariana Mora Cordova and Guadalupe Garcia. Second row (l-r): Father Andrew Nguyen, Xofia Rose Joyner, Isaac Rigdon and Father Augustine Palimattam. (Photo by John Harwell)
GREENVILLE – St. Joseph Parish, Confirmation, Aug. 16, Front row (l-r): Anna Grace McGaugh, Mecklyn Claire Vaught, Haylee Elizabeth Trussell, Lauren Elizabeth Shelley and Ella Synclaire Millwood. Back row (l-r): Madison Claire Cain, Christopher George Tonos II, Bishop Joseph Kopacz and Father Aaron Williams. (Photo by Mary Lynn Powers)
MERIDIAN – St. Patrick, First Communion, Aug. 8, Front row (l-r): Jude Saylor, Christopher Hall, Avery Matthews, Ruben Hernandez and Richard Hernandez. Second row (l-r): Father Andrew Nguyen and Father Augustine Palimattam. (Photo by John Harwell)