Catholic Day plans set

JACKSON – Catholic legislators will be honored at a luncheon next year as part of Catholic Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Jackson. Organizers have re-vamped the event this year, focusing on interacting with Catholic legislators and educating people about advocacy in their home districts.122614dayatcapital
“We felt like it would be a good time to meet with our Catholic representatives and thank them for their service,” said Charlotte Koestler, head of Parish Social Ministry for Catholic Charities. She is the event organizer. “We want to give our faithful across the diocese some tools they can use to advocate for social justice, reform and other civic issues,” she said.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz will offer the opening prayer in the Legislature the morning of Catholic Day at the Capitol. The first group event of the day will be Mass in the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle at 12:05 p.m. followed by lunch. Bishops from both the Diocese of Jackson and the Diocese of Biloxi are expected to speak. Organizers will need a head-count to plan for lunch so registration is requested. Look for more details and registration instructions in the next issue of Mississippi Catholic.