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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

  • Wednesday Night Dinner - October 25, 2017

    The menu this week includes Jambalaya, Steamed Rice, Oriental Vegetables, Garlic Toast, 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. ...

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  • Gifts

    Saints are many things—holy, virtuous, pious-- but most of all they are inspiring. Some lived quiet lives prayerfully, but many lived exciting, challenging lives filled with interesting people. In honor of All Saints Day and All Souls Day next...

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  • Upcoming Youth Events

    Youth Choir practice for the All Saints Day Mass will be Wednesday, October 25 and November 1, 4:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Mass will be at 6:30 p.m.  The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Youth Soccer Challenge (Ages 9-14) on November 11...

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  • Baptism Class

    The next Baptism Class will be Sunday, November 5, 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.

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  • “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, Session 5, Session 6. You may watch the sessions by clicking here....

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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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  • 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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