Changing: 1977 – Present

In 1979, two years after the Diocese of Jackson was formed, William Russell Houck was named Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Jackson. He was ordained at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Pope John Paul II.

In 1984, Bishop Brunini announced his retirement, and William Houck was installed as the ninth Bishop of Jackson at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle.