The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.
Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents entrusted to our care… Learn more
Father O’Connor will lead a group trip to Ireland June 25- July 5, 2018. The group will depart and return to Jackson and will be limited to 35 people. The group will fly Jackson – Atlanta- Dublin and return… Read more
Annual St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Church Event… View slideshow
By Bishop Joseph Kopacz
he first Sunday of Advent marked the beginning of a new Church year and a focused time of preparation for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Spiritually, Advent suffuses every Eucharist at which Catholics gather.
During the communion rite following the Our Father at each Mass the celebrant offers an intercessory prayer on behalf of all in preparation for Holy Communion with the Lord… Read more
ADVENT – WEEK 3
Our second reading today is taken from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians—and it always takes my breath away. He says, “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks.” For Paul, the coming of Jesus changed everything. His dying and rising turned everything upside down, so that the usual ways of thinking and acting are not longer valid. Grace has transfigured nature—and the three recommendations he gives are signs of this transfiguration.
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Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire
Friends, I'd like to share with you this video from our annual Virgen de Guadalupe procession and prayer service in Santa Barbara, California.
As you watch and share this video, please also pray for the good people of my pastoral region as the fires continue to blaze across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. And may the kindness and comfort of the Mother of God, Our Lady of Guadalupe, be with us all today and every day.
Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire
Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005.… Fr. Ron Rolheiser's column
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