“The biblical call to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and to make Christian love real and active has taken explicit shape over the last century in the traditional social teaching of the church. This tradition and its key principles ...include the life and dignity of the human person, human rights and responsibilities, the call to family and community, the dignity of work, the option for the poor and vulnerable.”
Catholic Charities embraces this statement and calls its leadership and staff to bring God's promise of life and its fullness to all people, rich or poor, young or old, male or female, born or unborn, regardless of race or color. The mission of Catholic Charities is multifaceted: direct services, advocacy, and public consciousness raising.
There is a direct relationship to parishes with the Diocese of Jackson, but the mission extends to the larger community of the state, nation, and even beyond to the entire human family. Services are provided for all people regardless of religions affiliation, race, color, or country of origin.
Reverend Joseph Kopacz
Reverend Lincoln Dall
Reverend Msgr. Elvin Sunds
Rev. Lincoln Dall
Gene Loper, MD
Rev. Lannis May
Rev. Timothy Murphy
Rev. Lannis May
Director of Compliance & Program Development
Director of Social Services
In our annual report, you can read about some of the works performed by Catholic Charities to help individuals and families overcome difficulties in their lives. These are also your works because they are made possible by your prayers, sacrifices, and generosity.
In this way we are all the face of Christ to our sisters and brothers.