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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

  • Blessing of the Animals

    In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4, Father will bless animals on Saturday, October 1, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph. This will coincide with the October Festival. You can get your animals blessed and stay...

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  • Baptism Class

    The next Baptism Class will be Sunday, October 16,  at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center for parents planning to have their child baptized soon. Childcare will be available. Please call David or Morgan Bailey at 601-678-2476 if you plan to attend or have...

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  • Wednesday Night Dinner - September 28, 2016

    It's Breakfast this week!! The menu includes Egg and Ham Frittata, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, Grits, Bacon, Ham, Homemade Polish Sausage, Fruit Salad and Beverages. The cost is the same; $5/adult, $3/child, with a maximum of $20/family....

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  • Gifts

    School is in full swing and if you have a child in your life that is in need of a little extra encouragement or guidance come by and browse our shop. We have books for children on how to deal with bullies, grief, moving, as well as making friends...

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  • October Festival

    St. Joseph Annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be a Health Fair, Sweet Walk, Games for Children, White Elephant Store, Country Store, Barbeque Rib Plates for $8; Fried Fish Plates for $8; Slab of Ribs for...

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  • Parish School of Religion News

    Registration continues for all grades K through 12. It is available online or in person at the Parish Office during regular office hours. Classes meet each Wednesday 6:15—7:30 p.m. It is especially important to register now if the child is...

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  • Knit, Crochet, Pray

    Calling all knitters! Merciful Mufflers are back! We meet each Monday, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Join us as we gather for prayer and fellowship while working together to make scarves for the homeless. No experience or supplies required.  

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