Disaster Relief Opportunity

Catholic Charities disaster response teams will leave Thursday morning to assess the needs in Tupelo and Lousiville after tornadoes struck both communities Monday night. The teams typically wait 72 hours before going to a disaster area so first responders have time to secure debris and make sure the area is safe. Catholic Charities is asking for monetary donations via a link on  www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org or they can be sent directly to 200 North Congress St., Jackson, MS 39201.

The agency also needs volunteers to help assess damage in Warren, Rankin and Lowndes counties. Training is available. Call 601-355-8634 for more information.

Appointments – effective April 1

Reverend Odel Medina, S.T. appointed Pastor of St. Therese Church, Kosciusko, in addition to his duties as Associate Pastor at Sacred Heart, Camden, effective April 1, 2014.

Sheila Przesmicki appointed Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. Francis of Assisi, Booneville and its mission, St. Mary, Iuka, effective April 1, 2014.

Linda Gunther appointed Lay Ecclesial Minister, St. James the Less Church, Corinth, effective April 1, 2014.

Holy Week

Holy Week Celebrations at the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle

Bishop Joseph Kopacz will preside at the following celebrations in the Cathedral. All are welcome.

Tuesday, April 15 – 5:45 pm — Mass of Chrism

Wednesday, April 16 – 5:30 pm — Tenebrae

Thursday, April 17 – 5:30 pm — Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Friday, April 18 – 5:30 pm — Good Friday

Saturday, April 19 – 8 pm — Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 20 – 10:30 am – Easter Sunday