The Department of Temporal Affairs provides services to other diocesan departments, parishes and Catholic Schools. The areas of responsibility include: diocesan finance and accounting, parish accounting, consolidated deposit and loan program, property records and property management, consolidated property insurance program, legal and taxes, lay personnel, diocesan employees’ health protection plan, lay employees’ retirement, inter-parochial and parochial schools, parish collections for special appeals, Catholic housing projects, diocesan building committee, and other miscellaneous administrative and financial matters.
Annual Financial Reports
- Parish Finances Best Practices Guide
- Parish Special Collections Policy
- Parish Internal Control Questionnaire
- Parish Internal Audit Process
- Letter from Bishop Kopaz re: Best Practices Guide and ICQ
- Announcement of Best Practices Guide, ICQ, and Internal Audit Program
Capital Expenditures Policies
- Facilities Project Questionnaire
- New Construction and Remodeling
- Maintenance and Repair Projects
- Emergency Repair Projects
Catholic Mutual Group
Accounting / Payroll
The Office of Accounting / Payroll provides information and assistance to all parishes and schools within the Diocese of Jackson.
The Office of Benefits provides benefits administration, including health and retirement benefits, for employees and their dependents. We also provide support and assistance to retired priests regarding benefit plans and Medicare.
Click the link below to browse the benefit plans offered to you as an employee within the Diocese of Jackson, MS.
Contacts – Department of Temporal Affairs
Carolyn Callahan, Director of Temporal Affairs
Victor Gray-Lewis, Facilities Manager
Joan Foret, Receptionist
Debbie Gibson, Receptionist
Sue Junkin, ParishSoft Assistant
Vivian Lee, Accounts Payable/Receivable
Nancy Meyers, ParishSoft Coordinator
Cathy Pendleton, Administrative Assistant
(601) 969-2135 Office
(601) 960-8455 Fax
Stephanie Russell, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
Melissa Smalley, Diocesan Accountant/Deposit & Loan