Diocese seeks Coordinator for Office of Youth Ministry

The Catholic Diocese of Jackson is seeking a new coordinator for the Office of Youth ministry.

The Office of Youth Ministry wishes to minister to, with and for young people and guide them to an intimate and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our youth have been given a life-long challenge that includes full involvement in the life, mission and work of the Catholic Church.

Believing that the most effective ministry to youth occurs at the parish level, we assist parishes and the adults called to lead our youth by offering programs, events and outreach to build and maintain a strong youth presence.

Download the Youth Ministry job description here.

Father Pat Smith dies

Father Patrick Riley Smith, age 73,went to his eternal reward on August 29, at St. Catherine’s Village, Madison.

Father Pat was born on September 7, 1941 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Jackson on December 20, 2003. His assignments were as follows:

2003-05 Associate Pastor, St. Paul, Brandon
2005-07 Pastor, St. Teresa, Chatawa and its mission, St. James, Magnolia
2006-08 Dean of Deanery II
2007-11 Pastor, St. Joseph, Woodville and its missions, Holy Family, Gloster and St. Patrick, Fort Adams
October 1, 2011 Retired

A Memorial Mass was held September 4th at 10:30 am at the Cathedral of St. Peter’s.
Father Pat is survived by his nephew, Matt Smith and wife, Arlena Smith; their children, Abbey and Jesse of Summit; his niece, Angela Smith Gore and husband Steve Gore; their children, Anna, Andrew, Christina and Julia of Waynesville, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Lloyd Deane Smith of Summit. He was preceded in death by his parents, D.R. and Katherine Smith of Meridian; brother, Mike Smith of Summit and sister, Ann S. Rye of Macon, Georgia.
If you would like to send a Mass or sympathy card to his family, his nephew’s address is:

Matt Smith
6641 – A Chisholm Road
Summit, MS 39666