Catholic Press Month celebrates encountering others in joy

February is Catholic Press Month. This year’s theme reflects the core of the Department of Communication’s new mission statement: Encountering others in Joy: Communicating the life and mission of Jesus Christ.
As communicators we, the staff in the Department of Communications, seek to encounter you, the faithful, pastors and lay ministers and members of our communities, in a manner that is relevant and informative while also offering content that inspires.
We want to tell your stories and be a resource for open communication throughout the diocese and the community at large. We want to use all the tools we can, print, digital and social media to spread the joy of the gospel, but we also want to meet you where you are.
Catholic Press Month gives us an opportunity to promote how our Catholic community has supported us in putting our mission statement into action. Copies of the promotional poster below will soon go out to all the parishes.
This poster offers a small glimpse into how we as a church have encountered others in love and joy. Encounters such as – (clockwise) ordaining men to lead and grow the church; offering confidence to inner-city school girls through the services of Catholic Charities; celebrating the amazing resilience of a 130 year old parish; dedicating a chapel rebuilt after a fire; fostering unity while building stronger relationships among Catholic youth; and honoring community members who have faithfully returned their time and talents to the church – all communicate the life and mission of Jesus Christ. We hope seeing the impacts of our faith in action will encourage us to grow deeper in that faith.
Thank you for your support. Your willingness to read the paper, share our facebook posts, share your stories and welcome members of the staff into your communities is truly inspiring.
We ask you to continue to partner with us in our mission to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ. Send your stories, photos and thoughts to us. Be our eyes and ears in the parishes, schools, missions and communities who are sharing the joy of the gospel.
You can email, call 601-969-3581, or send a good old fashioned letter to 237 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201.