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FORT SMITH, Ark, St. Scholastica Monastery, July 19 – 22, Standing in the Presence: The Benedictine Way for Everyone. Presenter: Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB. The focus will be Benedictine Spirituality as a pathway for spiritual growth. Cost: $300 Lodging and meals are included. Deadline for registration is July 5. Details: retreats@stscho.org or www.stscho.org/retreats or (479) 783-1135.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center, Empowered by Love Growth in the Spirit Retreat, Friday, June 15, 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 16. Ending with Mass at 4 p.m. Cost: $50. Details: (662) 299-1232 or www.locusbenedictus.org.
KENNER, La, The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) will sponsor its annual Day of Refreshment for Women on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kenner, in the school gym. The theme is “We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight.” Cost is $30 and includes lunch. Details: (504) 828-1368 or register online at www.ccrno.org by Wednesday, June 20, noon to order lunch.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Gospel of Mark four-week Bible study, beginning Monday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. Presenter: Jim Tomek. Details: Jim Tomek at (662) 846-7136 or tomekj@bellsouth.net.
JACKSON St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Save the Date, Level II Training for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Classes are: August 11, September 8, October 6, November 2-3, December 1, January 4-5, February 1-2, March 2, April 6 and May 4. Cost: $675, which includes course materials, lunch, snacks and certification by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, USA. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by August 1. Details: Rachel Misenar, rachel.misenar@gmail.com or 601-573-3689
St. Peter Cathedral, Bethlehem Nativity Olive Wood carvings and religious item sale, June 30-July 1. Purchases will help the Catholic Community in Palestine. Details: (601) 969-3125.
St. Richard Bereavement Support Group, Tursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. Sister Pat Clemen speaks on the difference between mourning and grief and the “Tear Soup” recipe for healing grief. Details: Nancy McGhee 601-942-2078 or email ncmcghee@bellsouth.net
LELAND St. James is interested in starting CCD classes. Volunteers are needed to teach, starting in September. Details: Call the rectory at (662) 686-7352.
NATCHEZ Compassion Care Hospice, Suite A, 113 Jefferson Davis Blvd, Grief and Loss Support Group, Monday, June 11 (2nd Monday of the month). Details: (609) 518-6814 or St. Mary Basilica (601) 445-5616.
Grace United Methodist Church, 2 Fatherland Road, Miss Lou Support Group for those grieving loss due to suicide. Meets on Thursdays, June 7 and June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Details: Jana and Pete Mills, (601) 431-4818.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Takeout smoked chicken dinner, Friday, June 29. The Knights of Columbus are pre-selling tickets to raise money for the annual Relay for Life. Details: Michael Lott, Grand Knight (662) 588-6163.
VICKSBURG St. Paul, KAIROS Men’s Weekend at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, September 27-30. Team members meet once a week for seven weeks in preparation for the weekend. The first team meeting is Thursday, August 9. Details: Any man interested in participating, contact Frank Vollor at (601) 638-8686.

YOUTH BRIEFS
COLUMBUS Annunciation, CYO activities, Saturday, June 23, Movie Night at Malco Theaters, Disney’s Incredibles 2, time TBD. Cost: $10. Also, Saturday, July 14, Bowling at GT Lanes. time TBD. Cost: $8 per person and Laser Tag $8 per person per game. For updates on these events, follow on Instagram@annuciationcyoteens. Details: annunciationcyo@gmail.com or church office (662) 328-2927.
MADISON, St. Francis of Assisi, Castaway Creative Arts Camp for fifth and sixth graders, June 18-22, 9 a.m. – noon. An assistant camp director is needed. Details: (601) 856-5556.
Jr. Bruin Baseball Camp on June 19-21 for boys in Pre-K through rising seventh grades at D.M. Howie Field from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100.00 per camper. The Bruin coaching staff and players will be on hand to teach the fundamentals of baseball. This camp is for beginners, as well as the most experienced players. Walk-ups will be welcome. Details: Coach Gerard McCall at gmccall@stjoebruins.com.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Summer Choir Camp, July 16-20, 9-11:30 a.m. Let your child learn the joy of song in the context of children’s choir. Students also will complete a visual arts project and serve as music ministers for the 5 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, July 21. Cost: $25 per child. Details: Register online at www.stmarybasilica.org or email Musicdirector@cableone.net. church office (601) 939-3181

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BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, private or directed retreats, June 8-16 or July 14-21 (schedule 3, 5 or 8 days within this block of time). Donation: $90 per day. Director: Clare Van Lent, founder. A directed retreat is a personally guided prayer experience following the Spiritual Exercises adapted to your needs. Enjoy a time of solitude and prayerful reflection primarily using Scripture. Meet daily with the director for guidance and mutual discernment. Join the community in daily Worship. Details: (662) 738-5348 or dwellpl@gmail.com.
John of the Cross – Hope in Our Darkness, June 22-23. Though John of the Cross lived in the 16th century, he has left us a treasure in understanding the spiritual life and leading others in growth in prayer. As we struggle with the normal dry spells in prayer, John gives us deeper insight into that darkness and dryness, encouraging us in our desire for an ever-deeper relationship with God. He urges us to carve out silence in the midst of all the noise in our culture. Presenter: Father John Bohn, pastor of Jackson St. Richard Parish, a long-time student of Saint John of the Cross. Donation: $100. Details: (662) 738-5348 or dwellpl@gmail.com.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
AMORY St. Helen, English as a second language class meets Fridays, 10 a.m., at the parish hall. Details: (662) 256-8392.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, Dutch luncheon at the Ranch sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, Tuesday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m. Details: Joyous Sbravati at (662) 624-6185.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Ladies Bible Study will be studying the book “Walking with Purpose.” Resumes Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Details: Jenifer Jenkins (662) 846-6273.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Pentecost celebration, Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m., Special celebration for all six parishes. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
Open House for new chapel and hall that is being renovated, Sunday, June 10, 10:30 – 1p.m. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
JACKSON The president of the National Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Ralph Middlecamp, will be speaking at St. Richard Parish on Thursday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. His topic is the strategic plan of the National St. Vincent de Paul Society in the United States. All are welcome. Details: George Evans, 601-707-3218.
PEARL St. Jude Parish international Pentecost celebration. Saturday, May 19, 5:30 p.m. Stations representing peoples’ countries of origins will feature food and cultural heritage representations. The party is open to all and celebrates the founding of our church. Please note Mass will be at 4 p.m. this day. Details: (601) 939-3181.

YOUTH BRIEFS
GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, Color Me Cured – 5K Color Run Run/Walk for Aries Cotton, a St. Joe student, Thursday May 31, at 5:30 p.m., Benny Strazi Football Field. Special pricing on early registration by May 16. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.
Mini Cheer Camp, June 4-6, 8 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-12 years. Cost: $50 per camp, includes T-shirt if registered by May 21, snacks and drinks. Details: Perlita Dixon (662) 378-9711.
Tennis Camp, June 18-20. Mark Apartments Tennis Courts, 481 Cyress Lane, Greenville. Camps for 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years and 13 years and older. Cost: $40 due with application to ensure place at camp. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.
Football Camp, June 4-6, 8-11 a.m. St. Joseph School Field House, coach John Baker.
Basketball Camp, June 4-6 12 noon – 3 p.m., St. Joseph School Gymnasium, Coach James Hunter.
Softball Camp, June 11-13, 8-11 a.m., St. Joseph School Softball Field, Coach Billy Ainsworth.
Soccer Camp, June 25-27, 8-11 a.m., St. Joseph School Practice Field, Coach Craig Mandolini.
Above four camps are for 5-12 years, boys and girls. Cost: $50 per camp. Includes T-shirt if registered by May 21, snacks and drinks. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, Christian Service Initiative – Putting Mercy in Motion. June 3-8 for girls and June 17-22 for boys. For youth currently in high school to spend the week at Sacred Heart Southern Mission’s Volunteer House in Walls, helping clients in need with odd jobs. Deadline is May 20. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Class of 2018 Senior appreciation Mass and reception on Sunday, May 20, 5 p.m. Reception to follow. Details: (601) 856-5556.
PEARL St. Jude, Homework mission experience for youth, June 27-30. Instead of traveling out of this community for a trip this summer, our youth will have a mission experience in our own backyard, reaching out to our parish, our community and the diocese. It will include service work, spiritual reflection and a lot of fun. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

POSITION AVAILABLE
JACKSON Mississippi Catholic seeks Spanish Language content manager/office manager. Reporting to the Director of Communications, this position oversees content for Mississippi Catolico, the Spanish language paper for the diocese, as well as providing translation services as needed. The candidate must be fluently bilingual. Limited travel. Experience with writing and photography beneficial. The office manager for the department of communications is responsible for the day-to-day business operations. This includes managing the subscription database, billing, record-keeping and office maintenance. Candidate will also provide some clerical support for the office of vocations. Application deadline: June 1. Send resumes, writing samples to editor@mississippicatholic.com.

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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. Suggested donation: $450. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801 retreatcenter@ssndcp.org.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 8-Day Intensive/Post-Intensive Centering Prayer, May 22-29. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required. Deadline for registration and deposit is May 1. Details: Katy Smith at (205) 410-1493 or smithdoc20@gmail.com.

DIOCESAN ANNOUNCEMENT
The Office of Family Ministry is seeking parish participation for a divorced Catholics support ministry. In every parish, there are some marriages that end in divorce. The first place most Catholics turn when confronted with divorce is to their own parish. The Diocese of Jackson wants to support parishioners recovering from divorce, by assisting them with learning and living their faith more fully. Will you help to support divorced Catholics in your parish? The “Recovering from Divorce Parish Program” can help you get started. Details: Charlene Bearden at 601-960-8487 or email at charlene.bearden@jacksondiocese.org.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
AMORY St. Helen, book discussion group will discuss “Red Sparrow” by Jason Matthews on Monday, May 14, at noon. Details: (662) 256-8392.
CANTON Sacred Heart Parish is hosting more than 100 exhibitors during the Canton Flea Market, Thursday, May 10. Details: John Oliver Dowdle, Chairman at 601-955-3117 or https://www.facebook.com/CantonFleaMarketCatholicChurch/
COLUMBUS Annunciation, Pentecost International Food Festival, Sunday, May 20, from 5 p.m. – sunset. Details: to volunteer to be the coordinator for a food region (Cajun, Southern, Italian, etc.), contact Mike Cancellare at mikecancellare@hotmail.com or (703) 597-3498.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, Formal Tea on Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m., in the Parish Hall, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Available for purchase after all Masses on May 6 and 13. Proceeds will be donated to the Carmelite Monastery in Jackson. Details: Gracie Wilson at (601) 790-4524.
JACKSON St. Richard, Cardinal Men’s Club “Flight to the Finish” 5K Run, 5K Race Walk and Mile House Challenge, Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. After the 5K, Pigs ‘N’ Tails from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Includes all-you-can-eat crawfish and pulled pork. They’ll be serving hamburgers and hot dogs also. Cost: $15 – age 13 and older; $10 – age 5-12. Free for age 4 and younger. Details: Shannon Garner garner@saintrichard.com or (601) 366-2335.
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. Details: call Amy Hornback at the church office (601) 856-5556 or https://www.facebook.com/stfrancismadison/
PEARL St. Jude, Adult Faith Formation, “Symbolon – The Catholic Faith Explained,” Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

YOUTH BRIEFS
CLARKSDALE Catholic Community of Clarksdale, Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School, June 18-22. Volunteers are needed. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, “Camp Catholic” Vacation Bible School, June 11-13. Join us as we prepare to Camp in God’s Creation. Adult and youth volunteers fifth-graders and older are needed. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be in the back of church. Details: contact Karen Worrell at kworrellcre@hotmail.com or church office (601) 856-2054.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, “Open Gym” for sixth-12th graders, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The Men’s Association provides dinner and a time for fellowship before religious education classes. Additional volunteers are needed to help chaperone. Details: Hank Ludwig at (662) 404-4672 or hludwig@renasant.com.
MADISON, St. Francis of Assisi, summer trip for current eighth- 12th graders. Includes a fun-filled service conference, a day at the beach and a theme park. Details: Amy Lipovetsky amy.lipovetsky@stfrancismadison.org or church office (601) 856-5556.
St. Joseph School will host a Jr. Bruin Baseball Camp June 19, 20 and 21 for boys in Pre-K through rising seventh grades at D.M. Howie Field from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100.00 per camper. The Bruin coaching staff and players will be on hand to teach the fundamentals of baseball. This camp is for beginners, as well as the most experienced players. Details: Please pre-register with Coach Gerard McCall at gmccall@stjoebruins.com.
NATCHEZ Cathedral School, Crawfish Countdown, Friday, May 11, at 6 p.m. Includes crawfish, jambalaya, desserts, beverages and prizes. $100 ticket admits two people and the chance to win $5,000. Details: (601) 442-2531 or www.cathedralgreenwave.com.

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METAIRIE, Louisiana, Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, March 16-18, Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Center, “I Am the Lord Your Healer,” Seating is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Discounts are available for pre-registration. All priests, religious brothers and sisters, deacons and their families are invited to attend the conference at no charge, but pre-registration is requested. Details: (504) 828-1368; info@ccrno.org: or www.ccrno.org.
Holly Springs, “Hands-ON + Hearts-IN” provides week-long discernment experiences for women who are considering life as a Catholic Sister on the following dates: May 7-11, May 21-25, August 20-24, and September 10-14. There is no cost. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Living Word, the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association and Sacred Heart Southern Missions. Applicants must register one full month prior to the start of a specific week-long program. Details: Sister Sharon Glumb, SLW, (601) 291-6738 (cell) or sglumb@slw.org.
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Men’s Morning of Spirituality Saturday, March 10, Church of the Incarnation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Mass at noon with Bishop Martin D. Holley. Details: register at www.MensMorning.com

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
ABERDEEN St. Francis of Assisi, Lenten Luncheon at St. Francis on Wednesday, February 28, with speaker Van Moore of First Presbyterian Church. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi, Ladies Retreat, Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. – noon in library. Speaker: Mary Louise Jones. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
Lent Adult Bible Study, Sunday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 8:40 – 9:15 a.m. with Father Shelton in the library. Details: church office (601) 833-1799.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, “Living in the Father’s Love,” Ladies Bible Study 6 p.m. in the Parish Center, Wednesdays until March 28. Part of the “Walking with Purpose” series www.walkgwithpurpose.com. Details: Melanie Bray (662) 588-8294 or Renee LaMastus (662) 588-1635.
GREENVILLE, Sacred Heart, Parish mission April 23-26. Speaker: Father Maurice Nutt, CSSR. Details: church office (662) 332-0891.
JACKSON Holy Family, Lenten Mission Preparation “How well is it with your soul?” Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. and Lenten Mission, March 5, 6, 7 at 6 p.m. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Presenter: Father Frank Cosgrove. Details: Joyce Adams, (601) 214-6123.
St. Richard – Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at 7 a.m. on the following Mondays: February 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Details: (601)-366-2335
MADISON, St. Francis of Assisi, Save the Date, Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Annual Cajun Fest. Details: (601) 856-5556.
VICKSBURG St. Paul Parish will deliver Meals on Wheels on Saturday, March 3. Volunteers needed to make dishes or deliver meals. Details: Rae Nelson (601) 529-3187 or Jan Jackson (601) 415-0584.
TUPELO St. James, Sunday, March 19, LIMEX introductory meeting in Christian Life Center at 3 p.m. This program offers adults an opportunity to earn a master’s degree, or certificate of advanced study, in theology or pastoral ministry from Loyola University, New Orleans, while meeting in their local area. Details: Gail at (662) 640-2221, or Len at (662) 889-8771 or www.loyno.edu then type in LIMEX.

YOUTH BRIEFS
Catholic Camp Friendship for children in northeast Mississippi will be held: June 17 -23 for boys and girls ages 8–11; June 24–30 for boys and girls ages 12–14. This is a residential, over-night camp that includes daily Mass, sports, art and opportunities to meet other Catholic children in North Mississippi. Cost is $100.00 per week. Scholarships and reduced fees are available. Applications are in the church office at Tupelo St. James. Details: Fr. Tim Murphy, (662) 304-0087or catholiccampms@juno.com.
COLUMBUS Annunciation School, $10,000 Drawdown, Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center. Tickets are $100 and admit two adults for early bird dinner, open bar, live music and raffles. Details: Katie Fenstermacher at acsmarketing@cableone.net
HERNANDO Holy Spirit, “Open Gym” for 6th-12th graders, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Men’s Association will provide dinner, drinks and a time for fellowship before religious education classes. Additional volunteers are needed to chaperone each week. Details: Hank Ludwig at (662) 404-4672 or hludwig@renasant.com.
PEARL St. Jude, Chicken Spaghetti Supper Monday, February 26. Pick-up time: 5-6 p.m.; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help the youth go to Abbey Youth Fest and future summer events. Details: (601) 939-3181.

IN MEMORIAM
Sister Clare Marie Cato SSND died January 31at St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa. Nancy Dell Mary Cato was born in Itta Bena on October 8, 1924. She professed her vows as Sister Clare Marie in 1945 for the School Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis.
Sister Clare Marie earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education. Her teaching assignments were in Illinois, California, Texas. Finally, for 14 years, she taught at St. Philip Neri School in Metairie, La. At times during these years she was also the school administrator.
Morning prayer and visitation was February 6., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Church in Chatawa. Her burial was at the Chatawa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to School Sisters of Notre Dame; St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa, MS 39657.

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CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, A Lenten Day of Reflection, God’s Love and Mercy. Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Presenter: Sister Dorez Mehrtens, SSND. Cost: Suggested donation: $40, includes lunch. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801 retreatcenter@ssndcp.org
St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Tending the Soul of Marriages, Married Couples Retreat, February 16-18, 2018. Begins Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday morning. Presenters: Robin and Easton Hebert, spiritual directors and retreat leaders from Lafayette. They have built a ministry of mentoring those who prepare for marriage and those who desire to live the sacrament more fully. Cost: Suggested donation: $360 per couple. Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801 retreatcenter@ssndcp.org
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Epiphany Retreat: The Invitation of Epiphany, January 5-7, 2018. With the season of Christmas behind us and the new year inviting us forward, Epiphany is a perfect time to pause and reflect on Christ in our midst. Retreat Director: Sister Elisabeth Meadows, OSB. Cost: Private Room $245.00; Shared Room $205.00/person. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB at (256) 615-6114, www.shmon.org
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center and the Redemptorists of Greenwood announce the second bilingual Pilgrimage for Life and Family on Saturday, January 20, 2018. All faiths are welcome. The day begins with gathering from 9-10 a.m., a rally from 10-11 a.m., a three-mile pilgrimage on the grounds of Locus Benedictus and an ecumenical prayer service before a picnic lunch. The day ends with the celebration of Catholic Mass at 4 p.m. at the shrine. Details: (662) 299-1232 or www.locusbenedictus.org

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JACKSON Christ the King, Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, February 3 at JSU E-Center, sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary #199. If you want to be represented in the ad booklet, contact any member to purchase an ad. Tickets will be available at a later date. Details: (601) 948-8867
St. Therese, Society of St. Vincent de Paul meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in St. Therese Parish Hall. Participation is welcomed as an active or associate member. Calls are accepted every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Details: If you know of anyone in need of their services, please have them call (601) 896-8710.
St. Richard, “Following Christ,” begins, Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Gives important ways of maintaining and growing in our relationship with Jesus. Go to www.christlife.org for details. Details: If you have completed Discovering Christ and have not yet signed up for Following Christ, go to www.saintrichard.com or call Nancy McGhee at (601) 942-2078.
NATCHEZ Mental Health First Aid training, January 25 (adult) and 26 (youth). 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This public education program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common supports. Course can be used for continuing education credits. Cost $30. Catholic Charities is one of the sponsors. Details: Ann Elizabeth Kaiser 601-807-1840 or annelizabeth.kaiser@catholiccharitiesjackson.org.
VICKSBURG St. Paul, Following Christ – Part two of Christ Life, (repeat sessions from last Fall, 2017), January 10 – February 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Farrell Hall. Details: church office (601) 636-0140

YOUTH BRIEFS

JACKSON St. Richard, 5th Annual Krewe de Cardinal Carnival Ball at the Railroad District in downtown Jackson (new venue), Friday, February 9, 2018, featuring New Orleans- style cuisine and cocktails, music from the Southern Komfort Brass Band, and both a live and silent auction. Hibbett and Susan Neel have been selected as this year’s Grand Marshals. Details: school office (601) 366-1157 to purchase tickets or to become an event sponsor
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Save the Date for NET Retreat for 7th – 12th graders, Saturday, February 10, 2018. Details: church office (601) 856-5556
PEARL St. Jude, Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party, Saturday, December 31, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Bring your favorite party food to share. Dancing, karaoke, games, food and more. Details: Stacy in the church office (601) 939-3181

SAVE THE DATE

World Marriage Day, the Catholic Diocese of Jackson and the Office of Family Ministry is pleased to announce that the diocesan World Marriage Day Celebration will be held Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson. There will be Mass with a reception immediately following. The Mass honors all married couples, but invites those celebrating their 25th, 50th and 60th anniversaries or any significant anniversary. Please contact your parish office for registration details. Details: For additional information, or questions, please call the Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487 or email Charlene Bearden at charlene.bearden@jacksondiocese.org .
VICKSBURG Prayer Ministry, The Mercy Associates are a group of lay men and women who work with the Sisters of Mercy to further the charism of mercy in our parishes and community. The group of 20 women is committed to pray for each intention several times each day for seven days. All prayer requests are held in complete confidentiality. Details: Contact Mercy Associate, Karen Harrison at (601) 397-7879 to submit a prayer request.

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CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Advent day of reflection, Wednesday, December 6, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. An opportunity to ponder your heart’s longing for God in the context of the scripture readings for the Sundays of Advent. Retreat Director: Sister Kathleen Gallas, O.S.B. Cost: $30, includes lunch and refreshments. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615-6114, www.shmon.org.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center, “Body, Mind, and Spirit” Women’s Retreat, Saturday, January 27, 2018, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary #5267. Presenters: Dr. Michael Whelan, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author, John Cook, exercise physiologist, and Magdalene Abraham, spiritual director. Open to all women. Details: (662) 299-1232 or www.locusbenedictus.org.
TULANE UNIVERSITY New Orleans, The Divine Dance with the Trinity presented by Father Richard Rohr. Cost: $100. To register, email William.thiele56@gmail.com Details: Mary Billups at Meridian St. Patrick church office (601) 693-1321.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS

AMORY St. Helen, Parish Christmas dinner for all parish adults, Saturday, December 9, with appetizers and auction time from 6-7 p.m. and dinner at 7:00. Parishioners are invited to bring an auction item. Funds from the auction will go toward the cost of the dinner. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories Parish, Life After Loss recovery support sessions, Tuesday, November 28 and continuing Tuesdays through January 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The upcoming holidays can be both joyful and stressful. Presenter: Larry L. Lambert, Licensed Professional Counselor. Details: Larry L. Lambert (662) 719-8756 or lamb5999@bellsouth.net.
COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, Men’s Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Activities Center. Dr. Raymond Overstreet will be studying “Great Things of the New Testament.” Details: church office (662) 328-2927.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, chicken spaghetti dinner, Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All proceeds go toward church restoration. Cost: $10 per person. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.
St. Joseph Parish, “Tinsel and Tears” bereavement support group: getting through the holidays when you’ve lost a loved one, Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Details: Sandra Cirilli at (662) 820-0757.
JACKSON Holy Family Parish, a Community Food Pantry is being opened and they are looking for volunteers. Details: church office (601) 362-1888.
St. Peter Cathedral, Advent retreat and anointing Mass, Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. Presenter: Father Anthony Quyet. RSVP by November 28. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
St. Richard Parish, exposition of sacred relics, Thursday December 7 at 6:30 p.m. More than 150 relics will be shown, some believed to be two thousand years old. Presented by Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross. Details: Debbie Tubertini, 601-366-2335, ext. 107 or www.treasuresofthechurch.com.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Advent wreath workshop, Wednesday, November 29, following Wednesday night dinner at O’Connor Family Life Center. Cost $12 for wreath kit. Details: church office (601) 445-5616
SOUTHAVEN Christ the King Parish, Advent/Christmas concert, Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. The concert will be followed by a chili dinner. Everyone is invited. Details: Sister Emily Morgan, RSM, (662) 342-1073.

YOUTH BRIEFS

HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, “The Christmas Story” young people’s Christmas program, Sunday, December 10, at 6 p.m. Details: Annemarie Gaudet (901) 828-0768 or Jeannine Gaudet (901) 828-0768.
JACKSON St. Richard School Krewe de Cardinal, Save the Date, Friday, Feb. 9. Live and Silent Auction, live music, food and fun. Details to follow at www.strichardschool.org.
MADISON St. Anthony School, 9th annual Starry Night Gala, Saturday, December 9, 7-11 p.m., with a VIP cocktail hour and auction preview from 6-7 p.m. Live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, food by the Knights of Columbus and area restaurants. The attire will be cocktail, festive Christmas with a holiday atmosphere. Details: Jennifer Schmidt, (601) 214-9656 or
Jenniferschmidt819@yahoo.com.
St. Joseph School, Save the Date, Jeans Jazz and Bruin Blues annual fundraiser, Saturday, February 3, 2018. Details: Marcie Ralston, (601) 214-9809, Bobbie Simpson, (601) 953-6365 or Tricia Harris, (601) 898-4803 or tharris@stjoebruins.com).
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, pancakes with Santa, Saturday, December 2, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., O’Connor Family Life Center, $6.00 per person. Details: church office (601) 445-5616

In Memoiam

Sister Antona Ebo, a Franciscan Sister of Mary, died Saturday, November 11, at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Missouri. She was born Elizabeth Louise Ebo on April 10, 1924 in Bloomington, Illinois. Her courageous words during the March 10, 1965, march in Selma, Ala., became a rallying cry for many in the Civil Rights movement. In the Diocese of Jackson, she was chaplain at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from 1981-87.
A funeral Mass was celebrated November 20 at St. Alphonsus Liguori “Rock” Church, in north St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, donations can go to Cardinal Ritter High School, the Archdiocese of St. Louis Peace and Justice Commission, St. Matthew Church, St. Nicholas Church, or St. Alphonsus Liguori (Rock) Church.

 

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, “Praying Scripture through Lectio Divina,” an ancient practice of reading and praying Scripture, November 10-11, begins with 6:30 p.m. supper. There will be group time and periods of silence. Presenters: Mary Louise Jones and Claudia Addison. They facilitate a Lectio group at St. Richard. Donation: $180. Details: (662) 738-5348 or dwellpl@gmail.com.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Intensive Centering Prayer Weekend, November 10-12. Develop further the discipline of Centering Prayer and deepening your relationship with God. Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer. Cost: Private room $245. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB at (256) 615-6114, www.shmon.org.
LAFAYETTE Louisiana, Holy Spirit Women’s Retreat, January 26-28, 2018, Dr. Mary Healy and Father Bill Henry will be featured at the annual Holy Spirit Women’s Retreat at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lafayette, LA. The theme is “Gather in Upper Room with Mary.” There will also be a Life in the Spirit Seminar presented by Deacon Larry Oney, his wife Andi, and the CCRNO Team. Patti Mansfield will also be featured. This retreat is sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) and serves hundreds of women from throughout the Gulf South. Weekend and Saturday commuters are welcome. Register online at www.ccrno.org or call (504) 828-1368.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS

AMORY St. Helen, Parish Christmas dinner for all adults, Saturday, December 9. Annual celebration and honoring of grandparents will be at Mass on Sunday, December 10. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis of Assisi, Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner, Thursday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pick up or dine in, Serio Hall. Cost: $9.00 per plate. Local delivery for six or more plates. Details: church office (601) 833-179.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Angel Tree. Outreach committee invites all to take part in this benefit for needy families for Christmas. During Advent, the tree with names and needs will be set up in the church entry. Details: church office (662) 846-6273.
GRENADA St. Peter, Couples Gathering beginning monthly in January, possibly on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. rotating houses where the meeting is held. We will start with a book study on “Climbing the Mountain,” one of the Lay Apostle books. Books will have to be ordered by Dec 1. Details: Annette Tipton (662) 226-2490.
JACKSON St. Richard, Father Edward “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., will speak December 8-9 in Glynn Hall on “Christian Perspectives on War and Peace.” Father Malloy served as the 16th president of the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 2005. He now serves as President Emeritus and is a full professor in the Department of Theology. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
LELAND St. James, Benefit Fish Fry for James “Jamie” Rutland, Jr., Thursday, November 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost: $10 per plate. Donations may be mailed to the church or dropped off at the church office. Details: church office (662) 686-7352.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, High School seniors are invited to take a Bible Break every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at M7 Coffee House in Ridgeland. Seniors are also invited to choose WOW on Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m. Details: church office (601) 856-5556.
– St. Anthony School, 9th annual Starry Night Gala, Saturday, December 9, 7-11 p.m. Live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, food. Details: Jennifer Schmidt, (601) 214-9656 or Jenniferschmidt819@yahoo.com
MERIDIAN St. Patrick, 20th Annual Musical and Variety Show, fashion show and dinner, Saturday, November 18, 6 p.m. Tickets: Reserved seating, $20; Adults open seating, $10 and children through high school, $5. Proceeds benefit St. Patrick School. Tickets available in the parish office or school office. Details: Dan Santiago (601) 917-7364 and Mary Yarger (601) 482-6044 for reserved tickets.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Parish Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 28, 12-5:30 p.m. at the O’Connor Family Life Center, Details: Regina Mardis at church office (601) 445-5616; Susan Nielsen (504) 258-6940 or online sign-up at www.unitedbloodservices.org.
PEARL St. Jude, Women’s Retreat, Saturday, November 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Spirituality for our Everyday Lives.” Retreat Leader: Father Lincoln Dall. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Sign-up sheets after Masses. Details: call Kelly at the church office (601) 939-3181.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, History and implementation of the RCIA catechist certification class begins Tuesday, November 14, in the Parish Office from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Details: church office (662) 746-1680.

CORRECTION

A caption in the Oct. 27 Mississippi Catholic incorrectly identified a speaker at the diocesan Encuentro. Seminarian César Sánchez Fermín was leading the presentation in the photo. We apologize for the error.

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, “Knowing Myself in Christ,” October 8-10, begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner on Sunday evening and goes through Tuesday. Using the backdrop of the story of the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at the well, the retreat will explore the thirst of all of us “to be known without feeling judged.” Presenter: Father. Henry Shelton, pastor of St. Francis Church, Brookhaven. Donation: $200. Details: (662) 738-5348 or dwellpl@gmail.com.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center, Experience the Little Ways of St. Therese, French Discalced Carmelite nun, who is widely venerated in modern times. Presenter: Dr. Nancy Ehret. Saturday September 30, 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Each participant is asked to bring a brown bag lunch and share a meal to celebrate Sister’s life. Details: Magdalene Abraham, (662) 299-1232.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS

GLUCKSTADT The 31th annual St. Joseph Parish GermanFest, Sunday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Advance meal tickets are $6 and are available from parishioners. Meals the day of the festival will be $7. Admission and parking are free. The family-oriented festival is best known for its delicious German food and authentic German folk music provided this year by the band, Polkameisters from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Homemade German delicacies such as bratwurst slathered in sauerkraut, and authentic German desserts, pies, and other home-made favorites will be served. Details: Pam Minninger, 601-856-2054 or www.stjosephgluckstadt.com.
GRENADA St. Peter Church, Adult Faith Formation Retreat, October 13 – 14, Presenters: Anne, the lay apostle, and Father Darragh Connolly, Registration is $40. Details: Annette Tipton (985) 518-5674 All adults are invited.

JACKSON Holy Family Parish Anniversary, September 29-30 and October 1, celebrating 60 years of worship, praise and joyful events. Banquet on Friday night at 7:00 p.m., a family outing on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday Mass with Bishop Joseph Kopacz at 10 a.m. All former parishioners, former priests and sister churches are invited to join. Details: contact Father Xavier at 601-362-1888 or xavieramirtham@gmail.com .
– St. Peter Cathedral, Save the Date, Fall Gala, Saturday, November 11. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
– St. Richard Special Kids Golf Tournament, Thursday, October 5, Deerfield Golf Club, Canton. Sponsorships, golfer, and donation opportunities are available. Raffle tickets for a Mother’s Day Weekend in Florida are being sold as part of this event. Tickets are available at St. Richard Church and School offices for $5, or five tickets for $20. Details: Shannon Garner at (601) 366-2335, garner@saintrichard.com or visit www.saintrichard.com.
– St. Richard Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercy Room. Parishioner Cathy Reynolds, who has lost several loved ones, including her husband, will speak on “The Fear Part of Grief.” Details: Suzie Cranston 601-982-5464, Linda Lalor 601-853-8840, or Nancy McGhee 601-942-2078, or email ncmcghee@bellsouth.net.
– St. Therese, Feast Day and Heritage Celebration, Sunday, October 1, at Camp Garaywa in Clinton. Committees are needed to help plan/set up for the pot luck, plan the liturgy and music, as well and plan activities for all ages. Details: church office (601) 372-4481.
MERIDIAN St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Family Fun Night sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. after Mass in the Family Life Center. Food, fellowship, music and more. Details: parish office (601) 693-1321.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, St. Mary and the Saints Course, Saturday, September 23 and continuing each third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. – noon Details: (662) 746-1680.

YOUTH EVENTS

BROOKHAVEN St. Francis, Cookout at Joe and Linda Moaks’ farm for Young Catholic Group, Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Details: Amy Valentine at (601) 833-1799.
CLEVELAND Delta State University, “Adopt” a DSU student, Catholics come to DSU from other states and countries and sometimes needs a ride to Mass, a home-cooked meal or information about a car repair. Details: Hunter Pugh, campus minister at (662) 902-1669.
MADISON St. Joseph School, save the day, annual Open House, Sunday, November 5, a student-inspired, performance-filled showcase with incredible art, academics, theater, music and athletics. Details: (601) 898-4800.
MERIDIAN St. Joseph and St. Patrick, First Friday Night 5th Quarter for all nine – 12th graders, Friday, September 22, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center for food, fun and fellowship. Details: parish office (601) 693-1321.

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, “Knowing Myself in Christ”, October 8-10, begins with 6:30 p.m. dinner on Sunday and goes through Tuesday. Using the backdrop of the story of the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at the well, the retreat will explore the thirst of all of us “to be known without feeling judged.” Presenter: Father Henry Shelton, pastor of St. Francis Church, Brookhaven. Donation: $200. Details: (662) 738-5348 or dwellpl@gmail.com.
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth will host a regional “Faith in Action” workshop on Saturday, September 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in McKenna Hall. Organized by the Office of Social Justice of Catholic Charities. Details: church office (662) 624-4301.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, repeat series on “Discovering Christ,” Saturday, September 26, 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall for seven sessions. Gather to share dinner, listen to dynamic teaching and explore answers to some of the most important question worth asking about God and finding ultimate purpose in life. Details:church office (662) 335-5251.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center will begin another “Grace for the Journey” support group: Renewal for Caregivers. This is a Scripture-based program for those serving as caregivers, as well as those who have been caregivers in the past. The meetings will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Center beginning Thursday, September 14. There is no cost. Details: Magdalene Abraham, (662) 299-1232.

 

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS

FLOWOOD The next offering of Discovering Christ begins September 12 at St. Paul Parish. This year, the program is open to anyone who wants to attend, not just parish members. The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning September 12th with the first two weeks being a chance to tour the church and meet the team. Then, the next seven Tuesdays will be dedicated to the Discovering Christ Series which includes a meal, prayer and song, a video teaching, and small group discussion. One of the highlights is a Retreat Day on Saturday, October 28th. Details: www.saintpaulcatholicchurch.com or call the church office 601-992-9547.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph, Save-The-Date: The 31th annual St. Joseph Catholic Church GermanFest, Sunday, September 24, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Advance meal tickets are $6 and are available from parishioners. Meals the day of the festival will be $7. Admission and parking are free. Details: Pam Minninger, 601-856-2054 or www.stjosephgluckstadt.com.
JACKSON Christ the King, Senior Swingers are planning a bus tour on October 10-11. Will include many important civil rights points of interest. Details: Sarah Griffin, (601) 613-8017 or Genevieve Feyen, (601) 373-4463.
– Memorial Service for unborn victims of abortion, Saturday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Mississippi Street and North President Street. The main speaker is Pastor Ryan Sullivan of Grace Community Church. It is part of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children and the public is invited. Details: Laura Duran, 601-956-8636, plm@prolifemississippi.org.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Annual Parish Celebration, Saturday, September 16, “Our Parish at Prayer: Living the Paschal Mystery” presented by Msgr. Liam Bergin, parish family cookout at the O’Connor Family Life Center following the 5 p.m. Mass. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary, Annual Crafts, Flea Market, garage sale, in the gym, Saturday, October 7, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A small donation is encouraged to reserve your space for that day. Profit from your items is yours to keep. This is a fundraiser for the Religious Education Program. Details: call Diane Melton (662) 746-1680 if you have items you wish to donate.

YOUTH EVENTS

GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, 103rd Annual Parish Fair, Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. food, fun, fellowship! Drive through 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.; Take out 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Dine in 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Homemade spaghetti, meatballs, burgers, homemade candy and pastries, booths and silent auction in the gym. Details: Details: Missy Blackstock, (662) 378-9711.
GRENADA St. Peter, Save The Dates, October 21-22, Middle school (7th-8th grades) Diocesan Fall Retreat at Lake Forest Ranch, Macon, led by NET ministries. Details: Annette Tipton (662) 226-2490.
MADISON St. Joseph School, annual Open House, Sunday, November 5, a student-inspired, performance-filled showcase with incredible art, academics, theater, music and athletics. Details: (601) 898-4800.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Multi-Parish Youth Celebration, Sunday, September 17, led by three dynamic members of the Dumb Ox Ministries Team, Concerts for Hope, an afternoon of music and witness with award-winning musician and composer Eric Genius. Details: Details: (601) 445-5616.
VICKSBURG St. Aloysius alumni football “Legends of the Fall” banquet, Saturday, Sept. 23, 5:00 -8:30 p.m. in Farrell Hall. Keynote speaker Andy Bourgeois, St. Al’s Head Coach, ’61-64, also feature speakers Eddie Ray ’65, Delvan Irwin ’85, author of St. Aloysius HS Football History, 1928 – 1986; Michael Fields, St. Al’s Head Coach 2017. All proceeds benefit the St. Al Football Program. Details: Kevin Mahoney at (601) 529-7244. Go to www.flasheslegends.eventbrite.com to register. There is limited space.

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT
BROOKSVILLE Dwelling Place Retreat Center, Associate Weekend, August 18-20. It will be a time to share our common vision and ministry, support one another in prayer, renew our commitments for another year, welcome new friends & plan for the future. Begins with supper at 6:30. Details: (662) 738-5348 or email dwellpl@gmail.com.
CULLMAN, Ala. Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Introduction to Centering Prayer, September 1-3. This workshop/retreat is designed for those new to centering prayer and silence is required. Details: (256) 734-8302, retreats@shmon.org or www.shmon.org.
TUPELO St. James, Catholic Book Club, meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the library. The next meeting is September 13. The selection will be “The Complete Father Brown Mysteries” by G.K. Chesterton. Details: church office (662) 842-4881.
VICKSBURG St. Michael “You Can Understand the Bible,” Sundays at 9:45 a.m. The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study that can help you make sense of the Bible. Facilitators: Karla and David McHan. Details: contact Karla at mchanfam@bellsouth.net or the church office, (601) 636-3445.
GRENADA St. Peter, Save the Date, Saturday, October 7, Adult Retreat. More details will be forthcoming. Details: church office (662) 226-2490.

PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, July Fellowship Luncheon at A La Carte on Court Street, Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. Details: Ellen Duplantis, (662) 402-9722.
JACKSON St. Richard, Diocesan Church History Course: Level II, 9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in August: 15, 22 and 29. Facilitator: Mary Louise Jones. The class will use The Catholic Church through the Ages by John Vidmar, OP. Details: church office (601) 366-2335.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Discovering Christ 2017, begins Thursday, September 7, and lasts for seven weeks. An opportunity to deepen your faith and grow closer to your fellow parishioners. Free and includes a meal and live music. Complimentary child care is provided. Space is limited so register early. Details: (601) 856-5556, christlife@stfrancismadison.org or www.stfrancismadisonchristlife.org/register.html.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner to benefit, family life center, Sunday August 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eat in or take out. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
– Natchez Convention Center, Mae and Friends’ 10th Annual Lemonade Stand, Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Selling lemonade, cookies, pottery and t-shirts. All proceeds benefit the Natchez-Adams County Society of Mississippi Spray and Neuter “Natchez Fund”. Details: Basilica church office (601) 445-5616.
ROBINSONVILLE Save the Date, Tunica National Golf and Tennis, 1 Champions Lane, 11th Annual Coahoma Community College Morgan Freeman Scholarship Gold Tournament, Friday, October 27, Details: LaShasa Griffin, (662) 621-4146, lsgriffin@coahomacc.edu or http://www.ccc.cc.ms.us/golftournament/index.
TUPELO St. James, Benefit Concert for the Eschete Family, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Saturday, August 26, in Shelton Hall, 7-9 p.m. Social hour from 6-7 p.m. which will include hors d’ouevres and beverages. Eight or more classically trained musicians and vocalists will perform. Tickets are $20 for ages 12+; children under 12 are $5. Childcare available. All proceeds will go to the Eschete Family. Details: Keith Merritt at (662) 322-1427 kmerritt@hotmail.com or David Friloux at (662) 213-3742 david.friloux@yahoo.com.

YOUTH EVENTS
MADISON St. Anthony School, Bruin Burn 5K race, benefitting St. Joseph School Booster Club. The course winds through Madison, ending at Saint Anthony Catholic School. Details: Christy Campbell christy@msracetiming.com, (601) 209-4619, http://www.stjoebruins.com/apps/news/article/724408
St. Anthony School, 3rd – 6th graders interested in playing football. Details: Sean Meredith or Scott Glorioso at athletics@stanthonyeagles.org.
TUPELO St. James, Homework, July 26-29. Open to youth going into grades 6-12. They will have games, service projects, guest speakers, and more. There is no cost. Details: Dori Stearns, (662) 842-4881 or st-james-cyo@comcast.net.

JUBILEES
DUBUQUE, Iowa. Two Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) who served in the Diocese of Jackson will celebrate diamond jubilees in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sept. 10, with a liturgy of thanksgiving. They entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1947. They professed first vows on March 19, 1950, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1955.

Sister Mary Paul Francis Bailey

Sister Mary Paul Francis Bailey, BVM (Luellen) was born in Springfield, Ill. Sister taught at Immaculate Conception ES/HS in Clarksdale, Miss. Sister is retired and lives at Mount Carmel, Dubuque.

 

 

 

 

Sister Granville Jeanne

Sister Jean Granville, BVM (Suzette) was born in St. Louis. She was principal at Holy Ghost School in Jackson. Sister is retired and lives at Mount Carmel, Dubuque.
To send a congratulatory message to either sister on her jubilee or to donate to the BVM congregation on behalf of these sisters, please go to www.bvmcong.org/whatsnew_jubs.cfm.