The Bishop Chanche Mission Award Medals are given annually by Bishop Joseph Kopacz. 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. The nominations for 2018 are closed. Watch for details about the ceremony here.