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Protection of Children

The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel. Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents entrusted to our care. In accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People passed by the U.S. bishops in Dallas, the Diocese of Jackson wishes to encourage any victim of sexual abuse by a member of the Catholic Clergy to come forward and begin the healing process. When an allegation is found to be credible, counseling will be offered, so that the healing process can begin in accord with our present diocesan policy. We encourage any victim to contact Ms. Valerie McClellan, Victims Assistance Coordinator at 601-326-3728.

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The Catholic Community of Meridian, comprised of St. Joseph and St. Patrick parishes, united by faith in Jesus Christ and nourished by the Sacraments, is called to proclaim the reign of God through the Gospels, the teachings of the Church, and service to one another and the wider community.

News & Announcements

  • “Spirit and Truth: the Public Worship of God”

    Several Parishioners have asked Deacon Aaron for his notes to the  "Wednesdays with the Deacon."  Just click on the sessions you would like to read; (Sessions 1, 2, 3), Session 4. You may watch the sessions by clicking...

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  • Fifth Quarter

    It’s Football Season!! All 9—12 Graders are welcome to attend the 1st Friday Night 5th Quarter September 22, 9:30—11:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Join us for food, fun and fellowship.    

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  • Youth Choir

    All youth in Grades 6—12 are invited to join the Youth Choir. If you like to sing, please attend practice September 20 and 27, 4:30—5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The next Youth Mass in Saturday, September 30.  

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  • Confirmation Parents and Students

    A meeting Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Church for all students who will be Confirmed in 2018, and their parents.  

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  • Thinking about becoming a Catholic

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults sessions began September 10, but it's not too late to inquire. Sessions begin each Sunday at  9:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. These weekly sessions are preparation for persons desiring to be received into the...

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  • Wednesday Night Dinner - September 20, 2017

    The menu this week includes Chicken Cordon Bleu, Alfredo Noodles, Broccoli, Rolls, Salad Bar, Dessert and Beverages. The cost is $5/adult, $3/child, with a maximum of $20/family. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The cost is...

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  • Special Mass

    Grandparents' Day is this Sunday, September 10. A Special Mass will be held on Friday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m. with the St. Patrick School students and grandparents. All are welcome.    

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  • Parish School of Religion News

    Registration continues for all grades K through 12. It can be completed online or in person at the Parish Office during regular office hours. Students who plan to receive First Reconciliation, First Communion, or Confirmation in Spring 2018, are...

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  • Knit, Crochet, Pray

    Merciful Mufflers is a ministry that provides prayer shawls and lap robes to members of the Catholic community who are in need of extra prayers and comfort. Join us Mondays, from 2:00—4:00 p.m., in the Parish Center as we knit, crochet, and pray...

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  • Gifts

    If you have a lot to pray for—your kids, family, friends, our community, country, the world—stop by this week to browse our books on prayer and meditation. We have most of the Catholic Book series on daily minute meditations, including Healing...

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