Arrangements for Fr. Brian Kaskie

Fr. Brian Kaskie

Father Brian Kaskie, Pastor of St. Alphonsus in McComb, passed away on Friday, March 26. May he rest in peace.

The Funeral arrangements for Father Brian are as follows:
On Monday, April 5th there will be a wake service and visitation from 4-7 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church in McComb. All are invited to come pay their respects.
A private funeral Mass for the family will be on Tuesday, April 6th at 10:30 am followed by the burial at Hollywood Cemetery.

The Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Alphonsus Facebook page; as well as, the Diocese of Jackson’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

While the funeral Mass is for family only, the burial is open to all.
Face masks are mandatory for entry and no photography will be allowed during the wake service.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Father Brian and we pray for his family, friends, and loved ones.

Funeral Homily for Father Brian Kaskie and Renewal of Ordination Vows from Christian Burial Service at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle on March 30, 2021 by Bishop Joseph Kopacz.

Bishop Kopacz speaks on morality of COVID vaccines

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

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine:

Bishop Kopacz grants dispensation from abstinence from meat for Friday, Feb. 19 

Due to weather conditions, Bishop Joseph Kopacz has issued a dispensation from abstinence from meat for Friday, February 19.

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.

Metro area Catholic schools remain closed on Friday, Feb. 19

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.

Chancery staff continue to work at home through Winter Storm

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.

Jackson Metro Catholic schools remain virtual Thursday, Feb. 18 during Winter Storm

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.