Bishop Joseph Kopacz reflects on the annual Catholic Service Appeal for the Diocese of Jackson.
Recognizing that many people are without power and water and that they have been unable to travel to groceries because of road conditions, the dispensation will relieve some stress from the already taxing situation. In lieu of abstinence from meat, Bishop Kopacz asks everyone to offer up fervent prayers and alms for those suffering in these most difficult situations.
The four Catholic schools serving metropolitan Jackson – St. Joseph and St. Anthony in Madison and St. Richard and Sister Thea Bowman in Jackson – will be closed Friday, Feb. 19.
Because of the continued winter weather and power outages across the area, virtual classes at all four schools also will not take place Friday. However, all campuses plan to be open and in-person classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 22.
The Chancery office will be closed today (Thursday, Feb. 18) due to the hazardous, icy road conditions. Staff will be working from home as they can throughout the Winter Storm, as they can – checking email and voicemail.
We pray for all those who have been adversely affected by these extreme weather conditions. We pray that you and your family stay safe and warm.
Students at Catholic schools in the metropolitan Jackson area will continue attending class virtually on Thursday, Feb. 18.
The campuses of St. Joseph Catholic School and St. Anthony Catholic School, both in Madison, as well as St. Richard Catholic School and Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School, both in Jackson, will be closed Thursday because of winter weather.
Classes at all schools will be online beginning at the usual times on Thursday.