BAY ST. LOUIS, St. Augustine Retreat Center, Willwoods Married Couples Retreat: March 18-19. A great opportunity for couples to break away from the daily tasks and spend quality time enriching their marriage. Suggested donation: $275 requested but not required. Details: www.willwoods.org or Jason Angelette, (504) 830-3716.
CANTON Gray Center, Contemplative Prayer Retreat, April 28-30. Presenter: Trappist Monk and prolific author, Fr. William Meninger. He will discuss the connections between forgiveness and love based on his experiences and writings. To register, go to www.graycenter.org Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 693-1321.
GREENWOOD Locus Benedictus Retreat Center, Grace for the Journey “A Spiritual Path to Addiction Recovery” meets every Thursday at 6 pm. There is no cost to attend. Details: Magdalene Abraham at (662) 299-1232.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
CLARKSDALE St. Elizabeth, Mardi Gras Drawdown for $10,000, Friday, February 24. Includes food, music, and silent auction. Cost: $100 ($25 extra for insurance). Details: Tickets available at the school (662) 624-4239 or parish office (662) 624-4301. Silent auction items being collected: artwork, special services (tours, etc), and other items. To donate, contact Jacquee Wells (662) 902-3115 or (662) 627-3114.
CLEVELAND Our Lady of Victories, Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Supper, Thursday, February 16, 4:00-6:30 p.m., KC Hall on Hwy. 8 West. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any KC member. Details: Logan Roberts, (662) 588-5444 or church office, (662) 843-1437.
GRENADA St. Peter, Life Line Screening, Tuesday, February 21. You must sign up in advance. Details: church office (662) 226-2490.
JACKSON St. Peter Cathedral, Lenten retreat and Mardi Gras party and anointing, Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. Doors open at 9a.m. Open to all parishioners, especially those with chronic illness or age 60 years plus. Pre-registration is encouraged. Details: Laura Tarbutton (601) 613-2430.
– St. Richard, “Supper & Substance” celebrating the sacrament of marriage, Saturday, February 11, in Foley Hall. Social at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner. Presenters: John and Carolyn Harris. Cost: $40 per couple. Reservations required and space is limited. Babysitting available. Details: Debbie Tubertini, (601) 366-2335, ext 107, email@example.com.
MADISON, St. Francis of Assisi, “Jeans, Jazz, and Bruin Blues,” St. Joseph School’s 24th Annual Draw Down, Feb. 18, 2017, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $130 and admit two adults. Each ticket includes a chance to win $10,000 plus gourmet food, assorted desserts, an open bar and live entertainment. Second chance insurance may be added for $20. To sponsor or purchase tickets, visit stjoebruins.com or call the school office at 601-898-4800.
MADISON St. Francis of Assisi, Toby Mac Concert at Mississippi Coliseum, Sunday, February 26, 7 pm, featuring five other Christian artists as well. Meet at coliseum at 6:20 p.m. Open to other parishioners as well. Group rate is $20 per ticket. Registration due by February 17. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org (601) 856-5556.
McCOMB, St. Alphonsus, Deanery Two Youth Gathering and Mass, Sunday, February 19, Grades 7-12. Natchez, Crystal Springs, Brookhaven & McComb youth gather at Liguori Hall at 3:30 p.m. for food & games followed by Mass at 5:30 p.m. Details: Jessica McMillan, (760)-402-0872.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., St. Francis Hospital, mother/daughter program to learn about God’s plan for growing up, becoming a woman and His gifts of sexuality, fertility and chastity, Sunday, March 19, for 10 – 12-year-old girls and Sunday, March 26 for 13 – 16-year-old girls and their mothers. All programs begin at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis. $25.00 per family. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.cdom.org. Go to bottom of page and click “2017 Mother/Daughter Programs”. Details: Mary Pat Van Epps at Diocese of Memphis NFP Center (901) 373-1285.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reports a total of more than 1,400 homes damaged in eight counties, 715 of them were destroyed or sustained major damage from tornadoes and severe storms on Jan 21-22. There were also four confirmed deaths and 60 injuries. Check the MEMA site at http://www.msema.org/ and select “news” for updates on recovery efforts. Catholic Charities – Biloxi will be assisting those affected in Forrest, Lamar, Perry and Jones counties. They are accepting monetary donations at: 1450 N. Street, Gulfport, MS 39507, Attn: Catholic Charities Disaster. For those affected in the counties of Lauderdale, Pike, Franklin and Wilkinson, contact the Jackson Catholic Charities office at 601-326-3785. Monetary donations to Catholic Charities Jackson can be sent to 850 E. River Place, Jackson, MS 39202 or www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org, Attn: Disaster Ministry.