Why are environmental issues important to us as Catholics? Because care for our common home is not a political value, it is a Genesis value. God has asked us to be stewards of His creation. Bishop Joseph Kopacz helps Catholics understand why the environment matters. Happy Earth Day!
Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson wishes all a blessed Easter Season and talks about the passing of Fr. Brian Kaskie, Chrism oils and COVID protocols still in place.
Father Brian Kaskie, Pastor of St. Alphonsus in McComb, passed away on Friday, March 26. May he rest in peace.
The Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Alphonsus Facebook page; as well as, the Diocese of Jackson’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
We pray for the repose of the soul of Father Brian and we pray for his family, friends, and loved ones.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz speaks on the moral acceptability of available COVID-19 Vaccines.
For more information, referenced by Bishop Kopacz read: Note on the morality of using some anti-covid vaccines – from the Vatican/Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.html
U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine: https://www.usccb.org/news/2021/us-bishop-chairmen-doctrine-and-pro-life-address-use-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine
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.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz speaks about the 2021 March for Life.