Diocesan Communications Mission
Communicate Jesus Christ, his life and mission by encountering others in joy!
Diocesan Communications Vision
In Jesus Christ, through the gift of salvation given at baptism, we are called to share the Gospel with all we encounter. Therefore, communication furthers a mission for the Diocese of Jackson that proclaims with joy:
1. That our messages communicate the vision of Jesus Christ of justice, peace and joy that is given by the Holy Spirit.
2. That through fidelity to and effectively communicating and sharing the Gospel of Jesus and his Church, the grace of the Holy Spirit flows through us and our experience being Church.
3. That the gift of faith and love we receive demands that our communications be signs of God’s love for us and instruments of God’s love for others as we live our family life, parish life and civic life.
4. That all communications, as opportunities for evangelization, use appropriate platforms and tools in a proactive, collaborative and engaging manner.
The Communications office coordinates the church’s print, internet, radio and TV presence in the diocese. The office uses various media outlets throughout the year to promote good Christian messages as well as raise awareness of the work of the church in the community at large. The office supports the mission and vision of the diocese.
In 2015, the department launched a strategic plan for more effective communications. Read it here: Communications Plan.
Mississippi Catholic, the diocesan newspaper, is an integral part of the office of communications. The goal of the paper is to reach every household in the diocese. Here is the 2019 schedule and ad rate sheet.
Director — Maureen Smith, 601.969.3581