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

Finance Policies

Capital Expenditures Policies

Catholic Mutual Group




 Accounting / Payroll

The Office of Accounting / Payroll provides information and assistance to all parishes and schools within the Diocese of Jackson.

PAYROLL (click here)


Benefits Office

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
(601) 346-6038

Victor Gray-Lewis, Facilities Manager
(601) 960-8457

Joan Foret, Receptionist
(601) 969-1880

Debbie Gibson, Receptionist
(601) 969-1880

Sue Junkin, ParishSoft Assistant

Vivian Lee, Accounts Payable/Receivable
(601) 960-8461

Nancy Meyers, ParishSoft Coordinator
(601) 960-8458

Cathy Pendleton, Administrative Assistant
(601) 969-2135 Office
(601) 960-8455 Fax

Stephanie Russell, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
(601) 960-8454

Melissa Smalley, Diocesan Accountant/Deposit & Loan
(601) 960-8456