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St. Peter Stain Glass Window in St. Mary Basilica Memory of Peter Walsh (1887)  


Leaving a Vision St. Mary Pastor says farwell to community

The Rev. David O’Connor is retiring Sunday after serving 55 years in the ministry, including 22 years in the Natchez community. The St. Mary congregation invites the community to a reception honoring O’Connor from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the church’s family life center. … Read article from The Natchez Democrat

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. … Continue reading

INVITATION R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

A study of Catholic beliefs and practices including the Church Creed, sacraments, worship, prayer, morality and commandments. No charge … Download pdf file for more information.

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A Celtic Adventure to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Hosted by Father O'Conner

A Celtic Adventure
10 Day Air & Land Package: Monday July 8th – Thursday July 18th 2019

July 8th will be a travel day – first day in England will be July 9thMore information on the tour

Eucharist feeds Church in Ordinary Time

By Bishop Joseph Kopacz

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, brings to fulfillment the power of Pentecost and the unfathomable mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. We are now on the cusp of the long liturgical season which the Catholic Church celebrates as Ordinary Time when, as always, we will gather at Holy Mass, the Eucharist, the tables of Word and Sacrament to be inspired by the Sacred Scripture and nourished by the most holy Body and Blood of Christ. … Continue reading

Walking Truly and Completely with Him Ordinary Time - Week 13

By Bishop Robert Barron – June 30, 2019

In the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus clarifies that all worldly goods find their value in relation to Him. If we believe Jesus is the only Son of God, we must place our grudges, personal desires, and even our most sacred worldly obligations aside in order to walk truly and completely with Him.

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Bishop Barron on “John Wick: Chapter 3”

By Bishop Robert Barron – June 20, 2019

As I watched the third installment of the “John Wick” franchise, I thought of the nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and his metaphor for life and death. Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire.

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.

In reading the "Catechism of the Catholic Church"
we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God...Pope John Paul II

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“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The
optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
– Winston Churchill

Angel in St. Mary Basilica stain glass window

Our Lady of Perpetual Help  
Stain Glass Window in St.. Mary Basilica
Gift of Mrs. Mary Passbach (1961)

St. Mary Basilica Coat of Arms