Gulf Pine Catholic

2 Gulf Pine Catholic • November 12, 2021 D iocesan E vents Nativity BVM Cathedral Choir News BILOXI --The Cathedral Choir con- tinues to rehearse on Wednesday eve- nings at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of Sacred Heart Academy. We invite any individu- als interested in singing in the choir to join us. For more details/information – please contact our Minister of Music – Terry Maddox at 251-406-1454 or at International Order of Alhambra Monthly Mass BILOXI --The Order of Alhambra is an international organization of Catholic men and women that do social work for people with intellectual and develop- mental disabilities. There is a local chap- ter here in Biloxi. For more information, please call Jim Rigby at (228) 435-5665. The Mass for people with special needs is held every fourth Sun. at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Woolmarket, 8343 Woolmarket Rd. Father Martin Gillespie, pastor of St. Mary Parish, is Supreme Chaplain for the International Order of Alhambra. All are welcome! November 12-14 Mafia Murder Mystery dinner benefits St. Mary’s bocce court GULFPORT -- The Godfather is hosting a birthday party for his loyal friends. Except not all of his friends are so loyal. A “Mafia Murder Mystery Dinner” series opens Fri., Nov. 12, that will help construct a first-class bocce facility by the Mississippi Society of Italian Americans (MS SOFIA) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woolmarket. The murder mystery will feature cast mem- bers Jimmy Duggan of St. Mary’s, Lucy Sutherlin, an Our Lady of Fatima School teacher, and Harrison County District Five Supervisor Connie Rockco. A homemade lasagna bolognese din- ner will precede the shows at 6 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 12 and 13 (showtime is 7 p.m.), and at 1 p.m. on Sun., Nov 14 (showtime is 2 p.m.). If the opening weekend sells out, an encore weekend of performances will be held Nov. 19-21. The dinner theatre will be performed by Downstage Productions at its theater located at 12100 Highway 48, #418, Gulfport. Tickets are $40 and can be reserved via Downstage@Simpletix. com. Advance reservations are required. For more information, call (228) 324- 5041. November 16 Saint Stanislaus Open House BAY ST. LOUIS -- Saint Stanislaus will hold an Open House on Tues., Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m. Saint Stanislaus is a Catholic, all-boys boarding and day school serving young men in grades seven through twelve. We invite parents and other interested parties to learn more about a Saint Stanislaus education. Students and parents can tour the cam- pus and learn about academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities at this event. Visit our website to register and more information. openhouse/ November 16 Our Lady Academy Open House BAY ST. LOUIS -- On Tues., Nov. 16, Our Lady Academy (OLA) will host an OPEN HOUSE for all interested new students and their families from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. The open house will afford the opportunity for parents and students to meet teachers, tour classrooms, and learn about OLA’s academic and religious pro- grams, as well as sports, organizations, and clubs. Our Lady Academy is Mississippi’s only all girl Catholic high school from grades 7th-12th. For more information, contact OLA at (228) 467- 7048. November 20 Eagle Catholic Fall Raffle HATTIESBURG -- The Eagle Catholic Fall Raffle will be held Sat., Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 3117 West 4th Street. Tickets are $100 per ticket. Each ticket admits two adults. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 50 percent will go to Eagle Catholic and 40 percent will be set aside for prize money. There is a minimum $5,000 grand prize, as well as $1,000 and three $500 prizes. Winners need not be present. For more information, con- tact Marianne Schmidt: (832) 274-5325/ November 27 Saint Stanislaus Soccer Camp BAY ST. LOUIS -- Saint Stanislaus will be hosting a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 13. The camp will emphasize technical and tactical skills. Varsity soccer coach Zach Villarrubia and his staff will lead this camp. To reg- ister and for more information: ststan. com/rockcamps/ December 4 SPEAK to host Advent Retreat BILOXI -- Our SPEAK (Sisters Praying Encouraging and Aspiring to Know God) prayer group will be hosting an all day Advent Retreat on Sat., Dec. 4, at Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos church from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This retreat will be for both women and men. Father Godfrey Andoh and members of our retreat team will be presenting. In addition to our guest speakers you will have the oppor- tunity to participate in Adoration and Confession as well as 4 p.m. Mass. A light continental breakfast will be served as well as lunch and dinner (following Mass). The retreat is free to attend and people from all parishes are welcome to join us. Registration is required by Tuesday, November 30. Participants are asked to arrive at the Parish Hall between 8:30-9 a.m. for check-in and breakfast. For more information and to register please contact Cherie Prentiss at (228) 365-4017 or or Amiee Gautreaux at (337) 296-5987 or December 5 & 6 Holy Family Parish Mission PASS CHRISTIAN -- Jon Leonetti will lead a mission at Holy Family Church Dec. 5-6, 6:30-8 p.m. each night. There will be a penance service on Dec. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Leonetti is a nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Through Jon’s keynote presenta- tions and parish missions, thousands of Catholics each year discover the free- dom Christ offers by way of his life and love. Jon believes that our deepest longing for happiness and wholeness is fulfilled in the encounter with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, the Sacraments, family life, and the help of Mary and the saints, Jon wants to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus, and help others do the same. December 9-12 Women’s Cursillo BAY ST. LOUIS -- The next Women’s Cursillo Weekend will be held December 9-12 at the Kelly Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis. Father Paddy Mockler will be the spiritual director. For more information, contact Melanie Martin (Melanie.martinfamof4@gmail. com or (228) 326-2016). December 11 St. Joseph Parish Drawdown GULFPORT -- Our Parish $10,000 Drawdown and Silent Auction was post- poned due to the August rise in Covid cases and is now back on schedule for December 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and admit 2 adults over 21. Tickets are available after Mass, in the parish office and on our parish web- site . December 28-31 Follow the Star LONG BEACH -- Journey with the three Wise Men and get to know the three wise Camels! Learn the story of Heli, the Great Star! Celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord with crafts, skits, music and snacks. Winter Catholic Kids Camp for chil- dren Kindergarten through fifth grade. Tues.-Fri., Dec 28-31, 8 a.m.-noon, at St Thomas Parish in Long Beach. Fee is $10 per child. For more information contact Dave Gauthier at (228) 596-8835 or reli- giouseducation@saintthomaslb. To submit your parish activities for Diocesan Events, email information to .