International Pentecost Celebration

PEARL – Mexican dancers perform as part of the 13th annual international Pentecost celebration at St. Jude Parish. Families bring food to represent their homelands and different groups present cultural exhibits such as music and dance. Dozens of nations are represented each year including the Phillipines, Germany, countries in Central and South America. The event also featured a drawdown-style fund-raiser for the Carmelite Sisters. (Photo by Tereza Ma)

Sister Michele Doyle celebrated

YAZOO CITY – St. Mary parishioners surprised Sister Michele Doyle, SSND, with a luncheon to celebrate her 92 birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Sister Doyle teaches two classes at the parish, one on Tuesdays and one once-a-month on Sunday. She also teaches classes in Lexington St. Thomas Parish, Jackson Holy Family Parish and at Madison St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Parishioners from Greenville St. Joseph and Indianola Immaculate Conception Parishes attend the class at Yazoo City. (Photo by Elsa Baughman)

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OXFORD – The Pregnancy Center celebrated delivery of the new Toshiba Xario Platinum Ultrasound Machine donated by the Knights of Columbus Council 10901 of St. John Parish with a reception and open house. The machine can determine viability of pregnancy weeks earlier than the previous model. (Photo by Joan Buglewicz)

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Angel tree tradition spreads

YAZOO CITY – Father Paneer Arockiam, pastor of St. Mary Parish and Vay McGraw place the last angels on the parish angel tree. McGraw read about the angel tree in Mississippi Catholic in 2016 and wanted to bring the tradition to her own parish for 2017. (Photo by Diane Melton)


Women of Grace

WINONA – Sacred Heart Parish hosted the first of five sessions of Women of Grace this fall. Tara Trost, standing, leads ladies from four different parishes in a discussion of the Women of Grace Foundational Study Series, Full of Grace and the Abundant Life. It encourages all women to explore the powerful influence God calls her to be in the home, in the Church, and in the world at large. Along the way, partcipants will grow in the knowledge of their Catholic faith, Sacred Scripture, and the spiritual life in general. (Photo by Cathy Edwards)

Shaw’s spaghetti success

SHAW – St. Francis of Assisi Parish hosted a spaghetti supper Saturday, Oct. 22. Barbara Faccini reports that volunteers dished about 1,400 plates of spaghetti between dine-in and take-out orders. She said everyone in the parish helped so the event turned into something of a homecoming. Above, Father Peter Nguyen, SVD, associate pastor, is visible in the serving line. (Photo submitted by Barbara Faccini)