St. Catherine of Genoa, stain glass window in St. Mary Basilica, circa 1893 donated in memory of Catherine Marron.


LITURGICAL ROLES
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ST. MARY'S VBS

June 4, 2018 — June 8, 2018

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through faith-building rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.


PROTECTION OF CHILDREN

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


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FATHER O'CONNOR TOUR OF IRELAND

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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


SALTILLO MISSION CONTINUES TO EXPAND

By Bishop Joseph Kopacz
A breadth and depth of liturgies and fiestas marked the four days of my fourth pastoral visit to the Saltillo Mission of San Miguel and its high desert ranchos with Msgr. Mike Flannery. It was Divine Mercy weekend within the Octave of Easter, a time when the universal Church is joyfully encountering the crucified and risen Lord in the outpouring of his loving compassion. Shortly after arriving on Thursday… Read more


GETTING ST. PETER'S SERMON RIGHT

Easter – Week 4
Our first reading for today proposes a very serious challenge to the inclusiveness and non-judgmentalism that is taken for granted in our culture today. The chief of the Apostles says, “He is the stone rejected by you the builders, which has become the cornerstone. There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” Stay with how uncomfortable this is—because in a way, that’s the point.

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Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire


BISHOP BARRON AT YOUTUBE'S HQ

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the headquarters of both YouTube and Google, where I delivered a talk on “Religion and the Opening of the Mind.” In this brief video, I offer a few reflections on how important YouTube has been to Word on Fire in its mission of evangelization.
Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire


RON ROLHEISER, OMI

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


CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JACKSON – BISHOP R.O. GEROW COLLECTION

Bishop R.O. Gerow Collection – Mississippi Digital Library… Click image to enlarge.


CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" than the name of Jesus… New, easy-to-navigate format


DAILY READINGS, SAINT OF THE DAY AND VATICAN RADIO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO


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"The rain falls upon the just and the unjust
alike; a thing which would not happen if I were
superintending the rain’s affairs. No, I would
rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I
caught a sample of the un just outdoors I would
drown him.”.
Mark Twain


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One of many facial corbels in St. Mary Basilica.


St. Mary Basilica