Chancery Personnel


Bishop’s Office

Karen Brown

Secretary/Notary, Office of the Bishop
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | karen.brown@jacksondiocese.org

Most Reverend Joseph R. Kopacz DD

Bishop
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | joseph.kopacz@jacksondiocese.org

Most Reverend Joseph N. Latino DD

Bishop Emeritus (2003-2013)
601-969-1880

Reverend Kevin Slattery

Vicar General, Catholic Diocese of Jackson and Gluckstadt, St. Joseph (Sacramental Minister); Shelby, St. Mary (Priest Supervisor)

Administration & Finance


Ecclesiastical Affairs

Tribunal Office

Reverend Msgr. Michael Flannery

Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Jackson
601-969-1880

Fabvienen Taylor

Administrative Assistant, Office of the Tribunal
601-949-6939 | Fax: 601-960-8450 | fabvienen.taylor@jacksondiocese.org

Very Reverend Jeffrey Waldrep JCL

Tribunal Office, Judicial Vicar/Vice Chancellor
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8450 | jeffrey.waldrep@jacksondiocese.org

Mississippi Catholic

Tereza Ma

Creative Services Coordinator
601-960-8468

Melisa Preuss-Muñoz

ACA Coordinator, Temporal Affairs; Assistant, Vocations Office; Contributor, Mississippi Católico

Maureen Smith

Director of Communications, editor; Mississippi Catholic
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-949-6932 | maureen.smith@jacksondiocese.org

Evangelization and Faith Formation

Black Catholic Ministry

Will Jemison

Coordinator, Black Catholic Ministry
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | will.jemison@jacksondiocese.org

Campus Ministry

Catholic Education

Faith Formation and Religious Education

Family Ministry

Hispanic Ministry

Brother Theodore Dausch CFC

Coordinator, Office of Hispanic Ministry
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | ted.dausch@jacksondiocese.org

Sister Maria Josefa Garcia Alvarez MGSpS

Associate, Office of Hispanic Ministry
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455

Verónica López

Associate, Hispanic Young Adult Ministry (El Pastoral Juvenil - Young Adults 18-25)

Sister Maria Elena Mendez MGSpS

Associate, Office of Hispanic Ministry
601-969-1880 | Fax: 601-960-8455 | maria.mendez@jacksondiocese.org

Protection of Children

Youth Ministry

Abbey Schuhmann

Coordinator, Office of Youth Ministry

Stewardship-Development Office


Parish Team

Pastors

Reverend George Ajuruchi SSJ

Pastor

Reverend Xavier Amirtham OPraem

Holy Family, Jackson
601-362-1888 | Fax: 601-362-1134
Location: Jackson – Holy Family,

Reverend Alphonse Arulanandu

St. James, Leland; Our Mother of Mercy, Anguilla and Immaculate Conception, Hollandale

Reverend Alfred Ayem SVD

Jackson, Holy Ghost (Pastor)
601-353-1339 | Fax: 601-353-9607 | 1151cloister@earthlink.net
Location: Jackson – Holy Ghost,

Reverend Channappareddy Basani

Immaculate Conception, West Point (Pastor), Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission, Houston (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend John Bohn

St. Richard, Jackson
601-366-2335 | Fax: 601-366-0438 | staff@saintrichard.com
Location: Jackson – St. Richard,

Reverend Kent Bowlds

Our Lady of Victories, Cleveland (Pastor) and Sacred Heart, Rosedale (Sacramental Minister)
662-846-6273 | Fax: 662-846-6270 | olvcc@att.net
Location: Cleveland – Our Lady of Victories,

Reverend Antony Chakkalakkal

St. Francis of Assisi, Aberdeen (Pastor) ; St. Helen, Amory (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Lincoln Dall

St. James, Tupelo
662-842-4881 | Fax: 662-844-0327 | st_james_parish@comcast.net
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Reverend Chien Xuan Dinh SVD

Immaculate Conception and St. Benedict the Moor, Indianola
662-887-4659 | Fax: 662-887-4659 (Notify before faxing) | icindianola2@att.net
Location: Indianola – Immaculate Conception, Indianola – St. Benedict the Moor,

Reverend Robert Dore

St. Michael, Vicksburg
601-636-3445 | Fax: 662-636-3534 | office@stmichaelvicksburg.org
Location: Vicksburg – St. Michael,

Reverend Scott Dugas

Holy Family Mission, Gloster and St. Joseph, Woodville

Reverend Joseph Dyer

St. Michael, Forest; St. Michael, Paulding and St. Anne Mission, Newton
601-469-1916 | Fax: 601-469-1815
Location: Forest – St. Michael, Newton – St. Anne, Paulding – St. Michael,

Reverend Daniel Gallagher

Chaplain, St. Dominic Health Services, Jackson
601-200-6098

Reverend Robert Goodyear ST

Holy Rosary, Philadelphia; St. Catherine, Conehatta and St. Therese, Choctaw

Reverend William Henry

St. Joseph, Greenville
662-335-5251 | Fax: 662-332-1178 | parish@stjosephgreenville.org
Location: Greenville – St. Joseph,

Reverend Gerard Hurley

St. Paul, Flowood
601-992-9547 | Fax: 601-992-9972 | office@saintpaulcatholicchurch.com
Location: Flowood – St. Paul,

Reverend Brian Kaskie

St. Alphonsus, McComb
601-684-5648 | Fax: 601-684-1924 | stalphonsusmccomb@gmail.com
Location: McComb – St. Alphonsus,

Reverend Thomas Lalor

St. Paul, Vicksburg
601-636-0140 | Fax: 601-638-5021 | stpaulvick@att.net
Location: Vicksburg – St. Paul,

Reverend Thomas McGing

Holy Savior, Clinton
601-924-6344 | Fax: 601-924-6344 | holysavior@att.net
Location: Clinton – Holy Savior,

Reverend Odel Medina ST

St. Anne, Carthage and St. Therese, Kosciusko (Pastor); Sacred Heart, Camden and Holy Child Jesus, Canton (Associate Pastor)

Reverend Samuel Messina

Retired
662-563-2273 | Fax: 662-563-9788 | saintmarycc@bellsouth.net

Reverend Faustin Misakabo OPraem

St Joseph, Port Gibson
601-437-5790 | Fax: 601-437-8414
Location: Port Gibson – St. Joseph,

Reverend Thomas Mullally SVD

Sacred Heart, Greenville and St. Francis of Assisi, Shaw (Pastor); Sacred Heart, Rosedale (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Timothy Murphy

St. James, Tupelo (Pastor) and St. Christopher Mission, Pontotoc (Priest in Charge)

Reverend Michael O’Brien

Canton, Sacred Heart (Pastor) and Vicar for Clergy
601-859-3749 | Fax: 601-859-8011 | office@sacredheart1.comcastbiz.net
Location: Canton – Sacred Heart,

Reverend David O’Connor

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

Reverend Malcolm O’Leary SVD

St. Mary, Vicksburg
601-636-0115 | Fax: 601-661-0677
Location: Vicksburg – St. Mary,

Reverend Augustine Palimattam Poulose

Holy Cross, Philadelphia and Sacred Heart, Louisville (Sacramental Minister)

Very Reverend Anthony Quyet

Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Jackson

Reverend Arokia Stanislaus Savio

St. Peter, Grenada

Reverend Henry Shelton

Brookhaven, St. Francis of Assisi (Pastor)

Reverend Matthew Simmons

St. Patrick and St. Joseph, Meridian (Pastor)
601-693-1321 | Fax: 601-484-8953 | matthewpsimmons@aol.com
Location: Meridian – St. Joseph, Meridian – St. Patrick,

Reverend Mario Solórzano

Corinth, St. James the Less (Pastor); Booneville, St. Francis of Assisi and Iuka, St. Mary Mission (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Joachim Studwell OFM

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Greenwood, St. Francis of Assisi, Greenwood, Sacred Heart Mission, Winona (Sacramental Minister) and St. Thomas, Lexington (Administrator)

Reverend Monsignor Elvin Sunds

Jackson, St. Therese
601-372-4481 | Fax: 601-376-0094 | elvin.sunds@att.net
Location: Jackson – St. Therese,

Reverend Suresh Reddy Thirumalareddy

St. Teresa of Avila, Chatawa

Reverend Scott Thomas

St. Elizabeth & Immaculate Conception, Clarksdale (Pastor) & St. Mary, Shelby (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Joseph Tonos

St. John, Oxford and St. Luke, Bruce (Canonical Pastor)
662-234-6073 | Fax: 662-234-6079
Location: Bruce – St. Luke the Evangelist, Oxford – St. John,

Reverend Lenin Vargas

St. Joseph, Starkville
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Macon – Corpus Christi, Starkville – St. Joseph,

Reverend Albeenreddy Vatti

St. Francis of Assisi, Madison
601-856-5556 | Fax: 601-856-2849 | albeenreddy@gmail.com
Location: Madison – St. Francis of Assisi,

Reverend Raul Ventura ST

Sacred Heart, Camden and Holy Child Jesus, Canton (Pastor); St. Anne, Carthage and St. Therese, Kosciusko (Associate Pastor)

Very Reverend Jeffrey Waldrep

Columbus, Annunciation
662-328-2927 | Fax: 662-329-8270
Location: Columbus – Annunciation,

Associate Pastor

Reverend Camillus Janas OFM

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Greenwood, and St. Francis of Assisi, Greenwood (Associate Pastor)

Reverend Odel Medina ST

St. Anne, Carthage and St. Therese, Kosciusko (Pastor); Sacred Heart, Camden and Holy Child Jesus, Canton (Associate Pastor)

Reverend Binh Nguyen

St. Joseph, Greenville
662-335-5251 | Fax: 662-332-1178 | parish@stjosephgreenville.org
Location: Greenville – St. Joseph,

Reverend Peter Phong Nguyen SVD

Sacred Heart, Greenville (Associate Pastor)
662-332-0891 | Fax: 662-332-0891 (Notify before faxing)
Location: Greenville – Sacred Heart,

Reverend José de Jesús Sánchez

St. Patrick and St. Joseph, Meridian
601-693-1321 | Fax: 601-484-8953
Location: Meridian – St. Joseph, Meridian – St. Patrick,

Reverend Paul Stewart Jr

Chaplain, Columbus Air Force Base
662-434-2500 | aelredpaul@gmail.com

Reverend Raul Ventura ST

Sacred Heart, Camden and Holy Child Jesus, Canton (Pastor); St. Anne, Carthage and St. Therese, Kosciusko (Associate Pastor)

Reverend Rusty Vincent

Associate Pastor and Coordinator for the Office of Campus Ministry
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Starkville – St. Joseph,

Lay Ecclesial Minister

Lorenzo Aju

Lay Ecclesial Minister, Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission, Houston

Marvin Edwards

Lay Ecclesial Minister, Sacred Heart Mission, Winona

Paula Fulton

Lay Ecclesial Minister, Sacred Heart, Louisville

Brother Senan Gallagher ST

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. John, Charleston

Linda Gunther

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. James the Less, Corinth
662-287-1051 Tel/Fax | Fax: 662-287-1051 Tel/Fax | stjamesc@comcast.net

Pamela Minninger

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. Joseph, Gluckstadt
601-856-2054 | Fax: 601-856-2029 | pam@stjosephgluckstadt.com
Location: Gluckstadt – St. Joseph,

Sister Lael Niblick CSA

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. Helen, Amory
662-256-8392 | Fax: 662-256-8392 (Notify before faxing) | sthelenchurch@gmail.com
Location: Amory – St. Helen,

Joel Schultz

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. Matthew Mission, Ripley
662-993-8862
Location: Ripley – St. Matthew,

Janice Stansell

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. John, Crystal Springs
601-892-1717 | Fax: 601-892-0746 | stjohncatholic@msn.com
Location: Crystal Springs – St. John,

James Tomek PhD

Lay Ecclesial Minister, Sacred Heart, Rosedale
662-846-7136
Location: Rosedale – Sacred Heart,

Patrick Vincent

Lay Ecclesial Minister Associate, St. Stephen, Magee
601-849-3237 | Fax: 601-849-3398 | pvincent415@gmail.com

Kelleigh E. Wilson

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. Stephen, Magee
601-849-3237 | Fax: 601-849-3398 | stephenstchurch@aol.com
Location: Magee – St. Stephen,

Pastoral Team

Reverend Panneer Selvam Arockiam

Yazoo City, St. Mary and Belzoni, All Saints (Administrator)
662-746-1680 | Fax: 662-746-1146 | saintmarycc@att.net
Location: Belzoni – All Saints, Yazoo City – St. Mary,

David Buhle

Booneville, St. Francis (Contact Person)
662-728-7509

Reverend Theodore Dorcey C.SsR

Redemptorists of Greenwood
662-310-0900

Reverend Scott Katzenberger C.SsR

Redemptorists of Greenwood
662-310-0900

Reverend J. Thi Pham SCJ

Pastoral Team (Moderator) for Holy Spirit, Hernando; Good Shepherd, Robinsonville; St. Gregory, Senatobia; Christ the King, Southaven and St. Michael Community House, Nesbit

Reverend Gregory Schill SCJ

Pastoral Team for Holy Spirit, Hernando; Good Shepherd, Robinsonville; St. Gregory, Senatobia; Christ the King, Southaven and St. Michael Community House, Nesbit

Reverend Francois Tsanga SCJ

Pastoral team for Holy Spirit, Hernando, Good Shepherd, Robinsonville, St. Gregory, Senatobia, Christ the King, Southaven and St. Michael Community House, Nesbit

Reverend Jesuraj Xavier

New Albany, St. Francis of Assisi (Administrator) and Ripley, St. Matthew Mission (Sacramental Minister)

Priest In Charge/Administrator

Reverend Panneer Selvam Arockiam

Yazoo City, St. Mary and Belzoni, All Saints (Administrator)
662-746-1680 | Fax: 662-746-1146 | saintmarycc@att.net
Location: Belzoni – All Saints, Yazoo City – St. Mary,

Reverend Richard Chiles OPraem

Immaculate Conception Mission, Raymond (Priest in Charge) & Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Raymond – Immaculate Conception,

Reverend Timothy Murphy

St. James, Tupelo (Pastor) and St. Christopher Mission, Pontotoc (Priest in Charge)

Reverend Joachim Studwell OFM

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Greenwood, St. Francis of Assisi, Greenwood, Sacred Heart Mission, Winona (Sacramental Minister) and St. Thomas, Lexington (Administrator)

Reverend Pradeep Kumar Thirumalreddy

Batesville, St. Mary (Administrator)

Reverend Jesuraj Xavier

New Albany, St. Francis of Assisi (Administrator) and Ripley, St. Matthew Mission (Sacramental Minister)

Sacramental Minister

Reverend Channappareddy Basani

Immaculate Conception, West Point (Pastor), Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission, Houston (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Kent Bowlds

Our Lady of Victories, Cleveland (Pastor) and Sacred Heart, Rosedale (Sacramental Minister)
662-846-6273 | Fax: 662-846-6270 | olvcc@att.net
Location: Cleveland – Our Lady of Victories,

Reverend Antony Chakkalakkal

St. Francis of Assisi, Aberdeen (Pastor) ; St. Helen, Amory (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Thomas Delaney

St. John, Crystal Springs (Sacramental Minister)
601-892-1717 | Fax: 601-892-0746 | stjohncatholic@msn.com
Location: Crystal Springs – St. John,

Rt. Reverend E. Thomas DeWane OPraem

Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond & St. Stephen, Magee (Sacramental Minister)
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Magee – St. Stephen,

Reverend Michael McAndrew CSsR

St. Luke, Bruce (Sacramental Minister) Redemptorists of Greenwood (In Residence)
662-310-0900
Location: Bruce – St. Luke the Evangelist,

Reverend Augustine Palimattam Poulose

Holy Cross, Philadelphia and Sacred Heart, Louisville (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Kevin Slattery

Vicar General, Catholic Diocese of Jackson and Gluckstadt, St. Joseph (Sacramental Minister); Shelby, St. Mary (Priest Supervisor)

Reverend Mario Solórzano

Corinth, St. James the Less (Pastor); Booneville, St. Francis of Assisi and Iuka, St. Mary Mission (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Joachim Studwell OFM

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Greenwood, St. Francis of Assisi, Greenwood, Sacred Heart Mission, Winona (Sacramental Minister) and St. Thomas, Lexington (Administrator)

Reverend Scott Thomas

St. Elizabeth & Immaculate Conception, Clarksdale (Pastor) & St. Mary, Shelby (Sacramental Minister)

Reverend Jeremy R. Tobin OPraem

Christ the King, Jackson (Sacramental Minister) and Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond (Community Residence)
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Jackson – Christ the King,

Reverend Jesuraj Xavier

New Albany, St. Francis of Assisi (Administrator) and Ripley, St. Matthew Mission (Sacramental Minister)

Deacons

Deacon Jeff Artigues

Deacon, St. Joseph, Starkville
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Starkville – St. Joseph,

Deacon Henry Babin

Deacon (Retired)

Deacon Rick Caldwell

Deacon, St. Mary, Vicksburg
601-636-0115 | Fax: 601-661-0677
Location: Vicksburg – St. Mary,

Brother Senan Gallagher ST

Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. John, Charleston

Deacon Theodore J. Klingen PhD

Deacon (Retired)

Deacon Denzil Lobo

Deacon, Ecclesial Minister, Jackson Christ the King Parish
601-948-8867 | Fax: 601-856-2849
Location: Jackson – Christ the King,

Deacon John A. McGinley

Deacon, St. Joseph, Starkville
662-323-2257 | Fax: 662-323-2258
Location: Starkville – St. Joseph,

Deacon John T. McGregor

Deacon, St. Jude, Pearl
601-939-3181 | Fax: 601-939-3160
Location: Pearl – St. Jude,

Deacon Ted Schreck

Deacon, Christ the King, Southaven
662-342-1073 | Fax: 662-342-7733
Location: Southaven – Christ the King,

Pastoral Minister

Sister Mary Anne Poeschl RSM

Pastoral Minister, Holy Child Jesus, Canton

Joan Shell

Fulton, Christ the King (Pastoral Associate)
662-862-2239 | Fax: 662-862-2239 | christking@nexband.com
Location: Fulton – Christ the King Mission,

Community Residences

Reverend Xavier Amirtham OPraem

Holy Family, Jackson
601-362-1888 | Fax: 601-362-1134
Location: Jackson – Holy Family,

Reverend Richard Chiles OPraem

Immaculate Conception Mission, Raymond (Priest in Charge) & Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Raymond – Immaculate Conception,

Rt. Reverend E. Thomas DeWane OPraem

Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond & St. Stephen, Magee (Sacramental Minister)
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Magee – St. Stephen,

Reverend Theodore Dorcey C.SsR

Redemptorists of Greenwood
662-310-0900

Reverend Scott Katzenberger C.SsR

Redemptorists of Greenwood
662-310-0900

Reverend Michael McAndrew CSsR

St. Luke, Bruce (Sacramental Minister) Redemptorists of Greenwood (In Residence)
662-310-0900
Location: Bruce – St. Luke the Evangelist,

Reverend J. Thi Pham SCJ

Pastoral Team (Moderator) for Holy Spirit, Hernando; Good Shepherd, Robinsonville; St. Gregory, Senatobia; Christ the King, Southaven and St. Michael Community House, Nesbit

Reverend Gregory Schill SCJ

Pastoral Team for Holy Spirit, Hernando; Good Shepherd, Robinsonville; St. Gregory, Senatobia; Christ the King, Southaven and St. Michael Community House, Nesbit

Reverend Jeremy R. Tobin OPraem

Christ the King, Jackson (Sacramental Minister) and Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond (Community Residence)
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Jackson – Christ the King,

Reverend Binu Varghese OPraem

Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond (Community Residence)
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076 | binu2opraem@gmail.com

Reverend Norbert N’Zilamba Malonga Vindu OPraem

601-857-0157

Retired Priests

Deacon Henry Babin

Deacon (Retired)

Reverend Charles Bucciantini

Retired (Feb. 2016)

Reverend Alfred Camp

St. Francis of Assisi, Madison (In Residence - Retired)
601-856-5556 | Fax: 601-856-2849
Location: Madison – St. Francis of Assisi,

Reverend Brian Carroll

Retired 1/1/2015

Reverend Frank Corcoran

St. Joseph, Greenville (In Residence - Retired)
662-335-5251 | Fax: 662-332-1178
Location: Greenville – St. Joseph,

Reverend Francis Cosgrove

Retired Feb. 2016

Reverend P. J. Curley

Retired priest
601-636-3445 | Fax: 601-636-3534 | office@stmichaelvicksburg.org

Rt. Reverend E. Thomas DeWane OPraem

Priory of St. Moses the Black, Raymond & St. Stephen, Magee (Sacramental Minister)
601-857-0157 | Fax: 601-857-5076
Location: Magee – St. Stephen,

Reverend Leonard Elder SCJ

St. Joseph, Holly Springs (In Residence)
662-252-3138 | Fax: 662-252-3138 (Pause 4 times then *51)
Location: Holly Springs – St. Joseph,

Reverend Msgr. Michael Flannery

Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Jackson
601-969-1880

Deacon Theodore J. Klingen PhD

Deacon (Retired)