December 1, 2023

St. Fabian Parish, Hattiesburg, Youth Minister — St. Fabian Parish is in the process of hiring a new youth minister. They will accept applications through the summer and plan to hire someone at the start of the school year. For more info, go VEtrCGsUa3E-4Nyuz0gF4OA8wE/edit?usp=docslist_ api&filetype=msword or scan the bar-code below:

► Diocese of Biloxi, Men, Could God be calling you to the diaconate? — If so, the Biloxi Diocese plans to begin a new Formation Class for the diaconate in the Fall of 2024. Pre-selection information sessions will be con-ducted from 8:30 a.m.-noon on the following days: Sept. 23 at St. Thomas Parish, Long Beach; Sept. 30 at St. Thomas Parish, Hattiesburg; and Oct. 14 at St. Mary Parish, Gautier. For interested men who think they might have a calling, attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory with your wife. Please see your pastor, or call Deacon Calvin Authement, (601) 520-0906 or Deacon Mike Harris, (228) 342-1536.

► Para todos los varones: ¿Alguna vez te has preguntado si Dios podría llamarte al diaconado? Si así fuera, la Diócesis de Biloxi está planeando iniciar un nuevo Curso de Formación para el diaconado en el 2024. Se han programado juntas de información y pre-selección en estas fechas/parroquias, iniciando a las 8:30 de la mañana hasta las 12 del día: 23 de Septiembre en St. Thomas (Long Beach); 30 de Septiembre en St. Thomas (Hattiesburg); y el 14 de Octubre en St. Mary (Gautier). Para aquellos que estén interesados, y sientan que podrían estar llamados, es obligatorio asistir a cualqui-era de estas juntas informativas acompa-ñados de su esposa. Para mayores informes, por favor consulte con su pár-roco, o llame al Diácono Mardo Magana, (228) 249-2029, Diàcono Calvin Authement, (601) 520-0906, o al Diácono Mike Harris, (228) 342-1536.

► New Wine, Lay Ministry Formation Program — New Wine classes will begin sometime in August. The program is a 3-year lay ministry formation pro-gram for anyone who wants a basic foundation in theology and pastoral skills or who seek to be leaders in minis-try. For more info, contact Leo Trahan, Office of Faith Formation, at (228) 702-2131 or email him at Leotrahan1@

► Nativity BVM Cathedral, Biloxi, “Gloria in Excelsis”– The Music and Fine Arts Ministry of Nativity BVM Cathedral announces the beginning of the sixth season of their Community Chorale: “Gloria In Excelsis.” The Community Choir program is open to any interested singer in the Diocese of Biloxi and the Greater Gulf Coast Area. The Chorale will begin its sixth season on Tues., Aug. 8, at 6:45 p.m. in the Youth Ministry Hall of the Sacred Heart Academy Center directly behind the Cathedral. Plans for the 2023-2024 sea-son include: John Rutter’s “Requiem,” the annual Advent concert-service, the annual Christmas Concert, John Stainer’s “Crucifixion,” the annual Patriotic Concert and Randal Thompson’s “Testament of Freedom.” For more info, contact Terry Maddox at (251) 406-1454 &/or

► Diocesan Pastoral Center, Biloxi, Tuesdays with Tammy & Theresa at 10 — The Finance Office will begin offering short training classes called “Tuesdays with Tammy and Theresa at 10” through Zoom. The first class will be Tues., Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. to run approximately 15 to 20 minutes and will be held weekly. The classes will be recorded and placed on the diocesan web-site for reference. We won’t be answering questions during the class, but those attending will have the opportunity to send questions through the “chat” mode on Zoom or by e-mail. The questions and answers will be e-mailed back to the parishes or schools for all to reference. The Finance Office will send out a link on Mon. along with any documents that the person attending can use for reference. Some classes will be pertinent to parishes, some to schools and some to both. E-mail invites will be sent out accordingly.
Topics to be covered will include: Diocesan Support, Worker’s Compensation Insurance, Property Insurance, Claims forms, Records retention, School Support, Priests and Payroll, Payroll for Order Priests, Christian Brothers, Sales Tax, Medical Benefits, Priests over 65, Property Sales and Purchases, Parish Finance Councils, Investments, Building Projects, Disability Insurance, Annual Reports, How to Prepare a Budget, Second collections, How to read your Foundation Trust Report, and Special Events Insurance Coverage.
If you have a topic that you would like to have discussed during a class, please send it to Tammy DiLorenzo —

► Locus Benedictus Retreat Ministries, Greenwood, Sept. 16, Franciscan Retreat ~ Locus Benedictus Retreat Ministries will hold a “Franciscan Retreat” on Sat., Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Retreat Center at 1407 Levee Road, Greenwood. The Retreat will be presented by Rev. Joachim “Kim” Studwell, O.F.M.. and is open to the public. For more information, call (662) 299-1232. There is no fee, but a love offering will be taken.

► Pro-Life MS, Gulf Coast District 7, Sept. 30, “Walk for Life” event ~ Pro-Life MS, Gulf Coast District 7 is holding our annual “Walk for Life” event in Biloxi. I ask you to support this fund-raiser for Pro-Life Mississippi to bring awareness, education, and protection of innocent lives lost to abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. There will be live music, speakers, activities for kids, door prizes, food, fellowship, and fun!! Every walker that raises $25 or more in donations will receive a free t-shirt. This event can be a personal thing, a team event for your church or family. Most of all your participation supports life in all stages. Sign up to walk or donate: secure.

► Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral, Biloxi, Nov. 5, Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass ~ The Wedding Anniversary Mass will be celebrated Sun., Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral in Biloxi. Couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60, and over 60, will be recog-nized.
The registration forms can be found on or can be obtained from the parishes. They may be mailed to: Deacon Karl Koberger, Diocese of Biloxi, 1790 Popps Ferry Rd., Biloxi, MS 39532; emailed to:; or you can register at Deadline for registration is Oct. 13. For more info, contact Deacon Karl Koberger at (228) 702-2136.

► Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, Biloxi, Sept. 7, Hour of Grace ~ Hour of Grace is a time of encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ present to us in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar; an opportunity to lift our voices and hearts to Christ in worship as He pours His graces upon us. This Hour of Grace will be on Thurs., Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, 870 Howard Avenue. Come and be renewed by the Lord!

► St. John the Evangelist Parish, Gulfport, Sept. 11, Rescue Project ~ Deacon David Allen will present “The Rescue Project” at St John the Evangelist Parish. The Rescue Project is a global movement from ACTS 29 that launched last year. It flows from the conviction that the most urgent task in the Church is a compelling and attractive proclamation of the gospel. Its aim is threefold: that people might be overwhelmed by the good news of what God has done for us, moved to sur-render their lives to Jesus in faith, and mobilized for mission. We will hold this 9-week study in Presentation Hall on Mon. evenings at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 11. This event is BYOD… “bring your own dinner”… and will last approximately an hour and 15 minutes each week. Please call (228) 864-2272 to register. All parishes are welcome to come.

► Most Holy Trinity Parish, Pass Christian, Sept. 15-17, Rummage Sale ~ Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church is having their annual rummage sale Sept. 15, 16 & 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9062 Kiln Delisle Rd., Pass Christian. Any questions please contact Chuck or LouAnn Heim (334) 207-3371.

► Our Mother of Mercy Parish, Pass Christian, Sept. 15, Healing Mass ~ Our Mother of Mercy will host a Healing Mass on Fri., Sept. 15, .at 5 p.m. The church is located at 216 Saucier Ave. Pass Christian, MS 39571

► St. Vincent de Paul Elementary, Long Beach, Sept. 16, Presentation by Dr. Alan Schreck ~ All are invited to a special presentation by Dr. Alan Schreck Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul gym, Long Beach. Dr. Schreck is the professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of many books, including Your Life in the Holy Spirit. A light breakfast of coffee and donuts and lunch will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. to the Holy Family Parish Office at (228) 452-4686 if you plan to attend.

► Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral, Biloxi, Sept. 17, Vincentians Brothers and Sisters ~ Annually there is a celebration of Frederick Ozanam throughout St. Vincent de Paul. Frederick Ozanam was the founder of our St. Vincent de Paul. The celebration this year in Southern Mississippi will be at our Biloxi Cathedral — Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral Parish. The address is: 870 Nativity Drive, Biloxi. The celebration occurs on Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. The celebration begins with a Mass, then a short photo shoot secession, and finally, a potluck luncheon for all to attend. Provided no changes to his busy schedule, our Bishop, The Most Reverent Bishop Louis Kihneman will celebrate Mass with us and will attend the luncheon with us afterwards. The luncheon will be set up right behind the Nativity Cathedral. You, and your family are invited to attend this wonderful celebration.
This year we’re celebrating the lifelong works of four of our Vincentians: Mary Francis Ford, William (Bill) Migley, Darlene and Mike Barry. Each has been nominated and will receive the coveted honor of Jubilarian. They will receive the unique Jubilarian Cross, which will be blessed and presented by our Bishop Kihneman.
Please RSVP if you’ll attend. To ensure appropriate planning for the luncheon afterwards, I’ll need to know if you’re planning to go no later than Sept. 8.

► St. John the Evangelist Parish, Gulfport, Sept. 21, Young at Heart ~ The next Young at Heart event will be held on Sept. 21 at 12 noon in Presentation Hall in St. John parish. All denominations are welcome. Come enjoy food, fun, fellowship and BINGO!

► The next Grief Support group meeting will be held on Tues. Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. in the dining room at St John the Evangelist parish office. Anyone experiencing loss of any kind is welcome. Please call (228) 864-2272 for questions.

► Sacred Heart Parish, D’Iberville, Oct. 13-15, Sacred Heart 97th Annual Bazaar ~ Sacred Heart will host the 97th Annual Bazaar on Oct. 13, 14, and 15. It runs 6-10 p.m. on Sun. Coastal favorite homemade food items, great bands, games for kids and adults! Raffle and amazing auction. More info to come.

► St. Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, Sept. 15 ~ Boys in the fifth and sixth grade are cordially invited to attend the St. Stanislaus Youth Game Day Experience on Fri., Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m., before the Rock-A-Chaws face off against the Pirates of Pass Christian. Meet the Rock-A-Chaws football team and band, participate in games and activities, enjoy food and drink, and go “inside the huddle” with Coach Lala during a chalk talk. Registration and further details can be found at:


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