Catholic Charities responds to Jackson water woes

August 31, 2022

JACKSON – As Jackson continues to struggle with water woes, Catholic Charities is providing help to those in need who have been affected by flooding and the city of Jackson’s water crisis.

“We are pleased that President Biden, Governor Tate Reeves and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba are trying to work together to address the water situation in Jackson,” said Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson. “We pray for long term solutions to this problem, and a swift response to get water flowing back into all Jackson homes and businesses.”

Currently, the Catholic Charities Disaster Response team is assisting displaced families as a result of Pearl River flooding and coordinating with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to become a distribution site for water at their office at 850 E. River Place, Jackson, MS, 39202. Until that is in place, they are gearing up to provide water to the community through the help of Catholic Charities USA and with Charities offices in Louisiana.

Community members can do their part to provide relief by donating cases or gallons of water, or cash donations to Catholic Charities at

If you need assistance due to being displaced by flooding, contact Catholic Charities Disaster Response at (601) 960-8490.

Bishop Kopacz released from hospital, allow for continued rest, recuperation

Bishop Kopacz was released from St. Dominic Hospital Thursday, August 25, and is home resting for a few more days.
Bishop very much appreciates all the prayers offered on his behalf and is keeping the diocese in prayer while he recuperates. He looks forward to returning to more active ministry next week.
En español:
El obispo Kopacz está de alta del Hospital St. Dominic desde este jueves 25 de agosto y está en casa descansando unos días más.
El obispo Kopacz agradece grandemente todas las oraciones ofrecidas en su nombre y mantiene a su diócesis en oración mientras se recupera. El mismo espera regresar más activo a su ministerio para la próxima semana.

Bishop Kopacz hospitalized, please allow rest, recuperation

Bishop Joseph Kopacz is currently being treated for a kidney infection in St. Dominic Hospital. Bishop Kopacz will be resting and recuperating over the next few days and appreciates your prayers.
Please allow him to rest without interruptions or visits.
En español:
Se piden sus oraciones por el obispo Joseph Kopacz, que está siendo tratado actualmente por una infección renal en el Hospital St. Dominic. El mismo descansará y se recuperará durante los próximos días. Por favor, permítale descansar sin interrupciones ni visitas.