The Bishop Chanche Mission Award ceremony will take place on February 19, 2022 at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle at 11 a.m. Named for Mississippi’s first Catholic bishop, nominees should be lay Catholics who have shown exemplary service at the parish and/or diocesan level in the areas of evangelization, faith formation and service to the community.

Pastors, Associates and Lay Ecclesial Ministers may nominate ONE person or a married couple per year from their parish or mission to receive the award. If you cannot see the entry form immediately below, keep scrolling. Some monitors space the form differently so you may have to scroll a little more.

Nomination guidelines 

  • No handwritten forms.
  • Please do not discuss the nomination with your nominee.
  • A committee appointed by the Bishop will select award recipients from the nominees.
  • Nominees should not be informed of their nomination.
  • Nominees will only be informed of their nomination if they should be chosen as a recipient.
  • Nominations should be sent no later than November 19, 2021 to be eligible for selection.

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