The Office of Black Catholic Ministries (OBCM) gives direction and leadership to the full and holistic development of our Catholic communities serving individuals of the African Diaspora within the Diocese of Jackson. The Jackson OBCM provides resources to the diocese in its effort to respond to diverse ethnic pastoral needs and concerns. It utilizes resources both locally, regionally, and nationally in order to foster holistic development from a cultural perspective. It encourages the full participation of the Catholic community through the implementation of the diocesan strategic plan in collaboration with the National Black Catholic Congress and other culturally relevant pastoral plans.

Contact

Will Jemison

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

Partner Organizations:


Core Black Parishes:

Jackson

Christ the King
Established: 1945
2303 J.R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39209-7438
Telephone: (601) 948-8867
Web Site
Pastor: Reverend Ricardo Phipps
Pastoral Minister: Ms. Rhoda Kalscheur
Station: Jackson State University

Holy Family
Established: 1957
820 Forest Avenue
Jackson, MS 39206-3201
Telephone: (601) 362-1888
Fax: (601) 362-1134
Web Site
Pastor: Reverend Xavier Amirtham, OPraem

Holy Ghost
Established: 1908
1151 Cloister Street
Jackson, MS 39202-2296
Telephone: (601) 353-1339
Fax: (601) 353-9607
Pastor: Reverend Darrell Kelly, S.V.D.
Station: Tougaloo College

Greenwood:

St. Francis of Assisi
Established: 1951
2613 Highway 82 East
Greenwood, MS 38930-5966
Telephone: (662) 453-0623
Fax: (662) 453-9060
Pastor: Reverend Gregory Plata, O.F.M.

Greenville:

Sacred Heart
Established: 1913
560 East Gloster Street
Greenville, MS 38701-3836
Telephone/Fax: (662) 332-0891
Pastor: Fr. Thomas Mullally, S.V.D.

Clarksdale:

Immaculate Conception
Established: 1945
510 Ritchie Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614-6120
Telephone: (662) 624-4029
Pastor: Reverend Scott Thomas


Canton:

Holy Child Jesus
Established: 1947
315 Garrett Street
P. O. Box 366
Canton, MS 39046-0366
Telephone: (601) 859-2957
Pastor: Reverend Raul Ventura, S.T.

McComb:

St. Alphonsus
Established: 1876
509 Delaware Avenue
P. O. Box 1105
McComb, MS 39649-1105
Telephone: (601) 684-5648
Fax: (601) 684-1924
Pastor: Reverend Brian Kaskie

Natchez:

Holy Family
Established: 1891
16 Orange Avenue
Natchez, MS 39120-3647
Telephone: (601) 445-5700
Fax: (601) 442-6030
Pastor: Reverend James Fallon, SSJ

Yazoo City:

St. Mary (formerly St. Francis)
Established: 1940
129 North Washington
P. O. Box 27
Yazoo City, MS 39194-0027
Telephone:(662) 746-1680
Pastor: Reverend Arokia Savio

Vicksburg:

St. Mary
Established: 1906
1512 Main Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183-2698
Telephone: (601) 636-0115
Fax: (601) 661-0677
Pastor: Fr. Malcolm O’Leary, S.V.D.

Camden:

Sacred Heart
Established: 1850
1493 Highway 17
Camden, MS 39045-9524
Telephone: (662) 468-2354
Fax: (662) 468-2488
Pastor: Reverend Raul Ventura, S.T.


Emerging Black Parishes:

Jackson:

Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle
Established: 1846
123 North West Street (39201-2407)
P.O. Box 57
Jackson, MS 39205-0057
Telephone: (601) 969-3125
Fax: (601) 969-3130
Pastor: Reverend Anthony Quyet

St. Richard
Established: 1953
1242 Lynnwood Drive (39206)
P.O. Box 16547
Jackson, MS 39236-6547
Telephone (601) 366-2335
Fax (601) 366-0438
Web Site
Pastor: Reverend Michael O’Brien

St. Therese
Established: 1955
309 W. McDowell Road (39204-5523)
P. O. Box 8642
Jackson, MS 39284-8642
Telephone (601) 372-4491 OR (601) 372-4481
Fax— (601) 376-0094
Pastor: Reverend Ricardo Phipps
Associate Pastor: Reverend Jeremy Tobin, O.Praem.

Oxford:

St. John
Established: 1943
416 South 5th Street
Oxford, MS 38655-3806
Telephone: (662) 234-6073
Fax: (662) 234-6079
Web Site
Pastor: Reverend Joseph Tonos

Philadelphia:

Holy Cross
Established: 1860
406 Wilson Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350-2906
Telephone: (601) 656-1841
Fax: (601) 650-9098
Pastor: Reverend Augustine Poulose Palimattam

Holy Rosary Indian
Established: 1884
10131 Holy Rosary Road
P. O. Box 37
Philadelphia, MS 39350-0037
Telephone: (601) 656-2880
Fax: (601) 656-2829
Pastor: Reverend Robert Goodyear, S.T.
Missions: Conehatta, St. Catherine
Pearl River, St. Therese

Eupora:

St. John Neumann Mission
201 West Roane Street
Eupora, MS 39744-2721
Telephone/Fax: (662) 258-7539 (Notify before faxing)
Mission Coordinator: Sister Alies Thèrése

Fayette:

St. Anne
Established: 1969
195 New Harriston Road
P.O. Box 159
Fayette, MS 39069-0159
Pastoral Care: Very Reverend James Fallon, S.S.J.