Rite of the Elect
      Bishop Morin greets Owen Plante of St. Mary Parish in Gautier during the Rite of the Elect, which was held on March 15 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral in Biloxi.
      Feast of St. Joseph
      Father Fintan Kilmurray, pastor of St. Joseph Mission, Poplarville, is surrounded by children, as he blesses the parish’s elaborate St. Joseph Altar on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph. Some of the children are dressed as members of the Holy Family.
      Feast of St. Joseph
      St. Joseph Altar erected at St. Joseph Mission in Poplarville on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph.
      Light of Christ
      Bishop Morin presents former SVDP Community Pharmacy director Theresa Pavlov with a $1000 check for being nominated for Catholic Extension's Lumen Christi Award. At left is current director Sam Burke.
    • 2014 Catholic Sharing Appeal

      Catholic Sharing Appeal kickoff, March 8-9

      DIOCESE OF BILOXI – The 2014 Catholic Sharing Appeal will begin the first weekend of Lent.
      The theme of this year’s campaign – “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest.” – is derived from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (6:9).
      “Each year through the Catholic Sharing Appeal, we are given the opportunity to respond to St. Paul’s exhortation by supporting the many and varied diocesan ministries that do so much good for so many people,” said Bishop roger Morin.
      “The CSA affords every Catholic family the opportunity to help ease the burdens and suffering of our brothers and sisters who are in need. Many good works are performed because of your acts of charity; many lives are touched because of your generosity to CSA.”
      Deacon Roberto Jimenez, diocesan director of development said that, since the very first CSA, which was held in 1977, the year of the Diocese of Biloxi’s establishment, local Catholics have consistently been generous to the annual appeal.
      “The CSA is a way for the people in the pew to assist Bishop Morin in providing support in the areas of Christian education for our youth and seminarians, outreach to the poor and needy, medical subsidies for retired priests, formation and education of permanent deacons, Hispanic Ministry, deaf ministry and communications,” said Deacon Jimenez.
      “The funds raised through the CSA will be used to support ministries and services that benefit our entire diocese. There are many tasks which require the expertise of individuals and organizations who have dedicated themselves to the needs of others. Thanks to the CSA, the Diocese of Biloxi is able to provide committed experts in a variety of areas that are available to our parish families.
      In Fiscal Year 2014, the CSA will fund ministries and programs to the tune of $912,000, which breaks down as follows:
      CSA Ministries and Programs
      (Fiscal year 2014 Funding)
       
      A.   Ministries to Families and the Poor                                $253,500
            (Catholic Social and Community Services)
            Administration of Programs                                               $245,000
            Pregnancy Care                                                                   $8,500
            Licensed Adoption Services
            Disaster Relief and Recovery
            Case Management
            Respect for Life Programs
       
      B.   Ministry to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Disabled         $84,000
            de l’Epee Deaf Center
       
      C.   Ministry to the Youth                                                        $73,000
       
      D.   Ministry of Evangelization                                              $239,900
            Diocesan Newspaper, Gulf Pine Catholic                           $200,000
            Catholic Radio Programs                                                      $9,500
            Support for Mission Parishes                                              $14,000
            Sacred Heart Retreat Center                                               $15,000
            Lay Ministry                                                                            $600
            Catholic Scouting Programs                                                    $800
            Hispanic Ministry                                                               $12,000
       
      E.   Ministry to The Clergy                                                    $210,080
            Support for Retired Priests                                                 $55,080
            Help for Incapacitated Clergy                                              $13,500
            Continuing Education for Clergy                                           $4,500
            Permanent Diaconate Program                                           $53,000
            Vocations Program                                                             $84,000
       
      F.   CSA Program Administration                                           $52,000
            Salaries
            Equipment
            Supplies
       
      In 2013, approximately $135,818.43 was returned to those parishes receiving and collecting pledges over their parish goal.
       
       
      The Diocese of Biloxi is now providing an online giving opportunity. It is a safe and convenient way to support the CSA. Your gift will help us continue to serve many in the
      Diocese and grow our ministry programs.
      Go to website: www.biloxidiocese.org
      Click on: Opportunities for Giving
      Click on link:
      https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=1187
      Follow instructions.
       

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    • Diocesan Calendar of Events
      • Jun 22-28, 2014
      • Jul 25, 2014 - Mar 9, 2015
        fill out application and turn it into the Youth Office
      • Sep 13, 2014
        The rally will be held in the Sacred Heart Center, behind the Cathedral.
      • Jan 9-11, 2015
        Fill out the SEARCH APPLICATION, print it then get it signed by the appropriate people. Turn the application in to the Office of Youth Ministry with a $40.00 deposit to secure your spot for the weekend.
      • Jan 22, 2015
        If your group would like to attend the March For Life Rally, January 22, 2015, details will be posted soon.
      • Feb 6-8, 2015
        Please fill out a SEARCH APPLICATION and turn it into the Youth Office.
      • Mar 6-8, 2015
        With special guest Jackie Francois, Doug Tooke, Bishop Roger Morin, Spirit Movers, On a Wing and a Prayer and GOD!