Calendar of events


COVINGTON, La., Abbey Christian Life Center, Couples Retreat, June 9-10. Cost: A donation of $275 is requested but not required. Details: or call Jason Agelette at (504) 830-3716.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center, The Redemptorist priests of Greenwood are now available at the retreat center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. for spiritual direction, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and prayer. Details: (662) 451-7980.
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.” Patti Mansfield and Kim Lukinovich will teach; Andi Oney and Denise Beyer will lead praise; Janice Charbonnet and Mary Lukinovich will give testimony. Cost is $30 and includes lunch. Enjoy teaching, fellowship, small groups, prayer ministry and music by Mercy Beaucoup. On-site registrations are accepted but no lunch is guaranteed. Details: (504) 828-1368 or register online at by Wednesday, June 20, noon to order lunch.


AMORY St. Helen, Book Discussion on Lilac Girls by Martha Hail Kelly at the parish hall on Monday, June 11, at noon. Everyone is invited to read the book and plan to join in the discussion. Details: (662) 256-8392.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, High School Seniors’ Mass and breakfast, Sunday, June 3 (change of date) at the 9 a.m. Mass. All parishioners are welcome to attend both. Details: (662) 846-6273.
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.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart, parish picnic, Sunday, June 3, at 1p.m. Details: (662) 332-0891.
St. Joseph, 7th Annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf and Charity Event benefitting the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation, June 7-9. The event promises to be filled with the southern hospitality and laidback good times. Sponsorship and participation opportunities available. Details:
HERNANDO Holy Spirit helps feeds the hungry at Garden Cafe on Thursday, May 31, and Thursday, June 28. Volunteers are needed for set up, serving and clean up. Details: (662) 429-7851.
Father’s Day Brunch, Sunday, June 17, sponsored by the Ladies Association immediately following Mass. Bring your family and celebrate. All fathers eat free. Tickets will go on sale at the weekend masses beginning June 2-3. Cost: adults other than fathers $10.00 and $5.00 for children. Details: (662) 429-7851.
Annual bazaar, Saturday, September 22. This is a later date due to a calendar conflict. Details: (662) 429-7851.
SHAW St. Francis of Assisi, Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly at 9:30 a.m. after Mass, beginning Friday, June 1. Everyone is invited to attend. Details: church office (662) 754-5561.


CLARKSDALE, St. Elizabeth, College/young adult Bible study, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. They will be using the Symbolon program as the basis for studying apologetics (why we believe what we believe). Details: Sarah Cauthen at (662) 645-6260.
JACKSON St. Richard, “Somethin’ for Summer, How Great is our God” in the Mercy Room, remaining sessions are June 13, July 11 and August 8 (second Wednesdays), 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. DVD presented by Louie Giglio, a motivational speaker who uses science and astronomy to show how big our God is and how every detail is all part of his plan. Details: (601) 366-2335.
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.
St. Joseph School, Fine Arts Department will host a choral camp, June 4-8. Open to students currently in grades 3-6. Details: Michael Hrivnak at
Bruin Soccer Camp, May 29 – June 1, 8 a.m. – noon. Cost: $135. Details:
Jr. Bruin Baseball Camp on June 19-21 for boys in Pre-K through rising 7th grades at D.M. Howie Field from 9 a.m. – 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: Please pre-register with Coach Gerard McCall at
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. Details: Register online at or email

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CANTON Gray Center, Centering Prayer Spring Retreat, April 13-15. Retreat leader: Father William Meninger, Trappist Monk. This year will explore the Enneagram as a path for increasing one’s self-awareness, compassion and conscious living. Details: register at or (601) 859-1556.
METAIRIE, La., Annual Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, March 16-18, Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Center (formerly Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel), “I Am the Lord Your Healer.” 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; or

AMORY St. Helen Parish, book discussion on “Manhattan Beach” by Jennifer Egan at noon, Monday, March 12, in the parish hall. Everyone is invited. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, pictorial directory is planned for early Summer. Details: Margaret Weathersby at (601) 754-5554.
CORINTH St. James Parish, Mission on Reconciliation, Eucharist, Lent and Holy Week on March 12-14, noon and 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Father P. J. Curley. Details: church office (662) 331-5184.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph Parish teams with First United Methodist Church, 402 Washington Avenue, for Lenten lunches Wednesdays during Lent. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by meditation. Cost: $8.00 per person. Details: St. Joseph church office (662) 335-5251.
GRENADA St. Peter Parish, help needed for a St. Joseph Altar for the feast of St. Joseph, Monday, March 19. Details: Jerome Boudreaux (662) 809-4974.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, The Life of Christ Movie: A Holy Land Pilgrimage, Thursday, March 15, at 8:45 a.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. Watch the Gospels come alive as we journey through the life of Christ in the cities and towns where he lived, died and rose again. Details: church office (662) 429-7851.
HOLLY SPRINGS St. Joseph Parish, The Life of Christ Movie: A Holy Land Pilgrimage, Saturday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. follow by a potluck. Details: church office (662) 252-3138.
MCCOMB St. Alphonsus Parish will host a St. Joseph’s Altar the weekend of March 17-18. Viewing and meal will take place March 18 after the 10:30 a.m, Mass. Details: parish office: (601)684-5648.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Parish, blood drive, Monday, March 26, O’Connor Family Life Center, 12:30 – 6 p.m. Details:, sponsor code: stmarynatchez or call Regina in the church office (601) 445-5616.

NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, save the date, Vacation Bible School, June 4-8. Coordinator is Jessica Stubbs assisted by members of the Children’s Ministry Commission. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
PEARL St Jude, save the date, Vacation Bible School “Around the World in 5 Days!” June 11-15, 9 a.m. – noon, ages three years – rising sixth grade. Details: church office (601) 939-3181.

ABERDEEN St. Francis Parish, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. followed by Mass.
BROOKHAVEN St. Francis Parish, Stations and Benediction Fridays at 5:30 p.m., followed by a light Lenten meal in Serio Hall.
CLARKSALE St. Elizabeth Parish, Fridays at 2:15 p.m. (with students) and 5:30 p.m.
COLUMBUS Annunciation Parish, Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel followed by Fish Fry at 6 p.m. in the Activities Center.
GLUCKSTADT St. Joseph Parish, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. followed by Mass.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m. Mass and Stations of the Cross.
St. Joseph Parish, Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus fish fry in the parish hall on March 23 from 5-7 p.m., $10 per person.
GRENADA, St. Peter Parish, Fridays at 6:15 p.m. followed by soup and salad supper, except for March 23rd’s fish fry.
HERNANDO Holy Spirit Parish, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. followed by soup supper. $1.00 donation per person benefits the poor in community. To help, please call Pat Kuehnel at (662) 996-6622.
IUKA St. Mary Parish, Adoration and Stations, Wednesdays at 9:20 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m.
JACKSON Christ the King Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m.
Holy Family Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m.
St. Peter Cathedral, Adoration and Stations, Fridays 4:30 – 6 p.m. followed by a light meal.
St. Richard Parish, Fridays at 2:15 p.m. with the school.
St. Therese Parish, Fridays at 5:30 p.m. (English) followed by meatless soup supper and a message in the parish hall at 6 p.m. Sundays, (Spanish) at 1:30.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m., Rosary and Stations followed by a Lenten meal.
MERIDIAN St. Joseph Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by fish fry.
NATCHEZ Assumption Parish, Fridays at 5: 30 p.m.
St. Mary Basilica, Fridays at 12:05 & 5:15 p.m. followed by a Fish Fry in the Family Life Center.
PEARL St Jude Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by a fish fry.
SHAW St. Francis Parish, Fridays at 6 p.m. following Mass.
YAZOO CITY St. Mary Parish, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mass.

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Assisi Prayer Chain, the power of prayer is available to all those in need through the Assisi Prayer Chain. Details: (601) 874-1061 or (601) 497-3592 between 5-7 p.m.
CHATAWA St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, women’s silent retreat, Therese’s Path of Confidence and Love, April 12-15. The depth and breadth of Therese’s “Little Way” continues to have relevance for us today. Presenter: Robin Hebert, a retreat leader and spiritual director from Lafayette and a past president of the Theresians of the United States. Cost: Suggested donation $240 (private rooms only) Details: Sister Sue Von Bank (601) 783-0801
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Women’s Morning of Spirituality Saturday, February 10, Church of the Incarnation, 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a continental breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m. Mass at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop Martin D. Holley. Details: Hernando Holy Spirit church office (662) 429-7851.
CULLMAN, Ala., Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Intensive Centering Prayer Weekend: The Welcoming Prayer, February 22-25. Develop further the discipline of Centering Prayer and deepen your relationship with God. Begins on Thursday instead of Friday. Prerequisite: Introduction to Centering Prayer. Cost: Private Room $325. Details: contact Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB at (256) 615-6114,

ABERDEEN St. Francis, Mardi Gras Party after Mass on Sunday, February 11. Bring finger foods. Details: church office (662) 813-2295.
AMORY St. Helen, Spirit of Mississippi, annual retreat for women, the Benedictine Monastery Retreat Center, Cullman, Ala., February 9-11. Cost is $200 and includes retreat materials, lodging and meals. Details: Please see Carlos, Ann or Chris at (662) 256-8392.
St. Helen, our book discussion group has selected Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl for discussion at noon on Monday, February 5, at the parish hall. Everyone is invited to read the book and plan to join in the discussion. Details: church office (662) 256-8392.
BROOKHAVEN Central Baptist Church, 970 Highway 550, Life Line Screening, Monday, January 29. Details: (888) 653-6434.
GREENVILLE Sacred Heart, Parish Mission by Father Maurice Nut, a Redemptorist missionary preacher, April 23 – 26. He was the former director of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans.. Details: parish office (662) 332-0891.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, organ recital by Robert Knupp, Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Knupp is a Professor in the music department at Mississippi College and is also the organist of Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson. An active performer, he has performed with several symphony orchestras, AGO regional conventions and has been heard nationally on the program “Pipedreams.” Open to the public. Details: church office (601) 969-3125.
MERIDIAN Catholic Community of St. Joseph & St. Patrick, “Our Lady’s Corner.” If your New Year’s resolutions include improving yourself, stop by and see what books we have that may help you. We have many self-help books that approach health, parenting and business from a Catholic/Christian perspective. Located at St. Patrick Parish. Hours are Wednesday 4-6:30 p.m.; Saturday after 5 p.m. Mass; Sunday 9:30 a.m. until after the 11 a.m. Mass. Details: (601) 693-1321.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Adult Sunday School, 8:30 Sunday mornings in the O’Connor FLC. No preparation necessary nor any commitment to continue with the group. Details: Karen Verucchi, class facilitator (601) 870-5388.

COVINGTON La., Abbey Youth Fest 2018 “Arise” for youth 8th grade and older, Saturday, March 17. For more information, visit Details: Please contact your parish. See page 11 for additional details about the event.
GREENVILLE St. Joseph School, Open House, Thursday, February 1, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Show your Irish Pride – Get your Shamrock Car Decal Today for $5. Details: school office (662) 378-9711.
JACKSON St. Richard School Krewe de Cardinal, Friday, Feb. 9, 7 – 10 p.m., at the Railroad District, located at 824 South Street in Jackson. This Mardi Gras-themed party features live music, a live and silent auction and dancing. Tickets are $100 per couple Details: (601)366-1157
MADISON St. Joseph School, 2018 Drawdown, Jeans, Jazz and Bruin Blues. Saturday, February 3. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Details: Tickets may be purchased online at or at the school. (601) 898-4800.

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, 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. For additional information, or questions, please call the Office of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487 or email Charlene Bearden at .