We pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Latino

Bishop LatinoThis morning (Friday, May 28), Bishop Emeritus Joseph Latino passed away at the University Medical Center in Jackson. We pray for the repose of his soul and give thanks for his years of service to the people of the Diocese of Jackson. Details will be released as they are finalized. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Updated COVID Protocols/Lifting of Dispensation

IMPORTANT: Updated Protocols & Date of Lifting of Dispensation

In light of the recent updated guidelines issued by the CDC, especially regarding the CDC statements regarding masks and vaccinated individuals, the Diocese has updated protocols for Masses and other gatherings at parishes. We continue to advise the pastors, lay ecclesial ministers, and parish leaders to decide with prudence and care the best way to implement these policies and norms in the overall reality of the parish community. We continue to emphasize that when implementing these safety protocols, we should all be cognizant of avoiding unnecessary risks.
See the updated protocols list attached below (English & Spanish):

Lifting of Dispensation

Bishop Joseph Kopacz will lift the general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass, effective June 5/6 for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
See his letter below (English & Spanish):

Come Holy Spirit – Join a Novena to the Holy Spirit

Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson talks about entering into the culmination of the Easter Season and our road to Pentecost. A novena begins on Friday, May 14 on EWTN’s website, visit below and pray along with us.

https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/novena-to-the-holy-spirit-for-the-seven-gifts-309