Catholic Charities gala event brings star to Jackson

Dan and Joyce Heart wait their turn to meet Caviezel and have their picture made with him. (Photos by Maureen Smith)

Bishop Joseph Kopacz greets Kerry and Pam Minniger. Pam Minniger is the Lay Ecclesial minister for Gluckstadt St. Joseph Parish.

JACKSON – Above, diocesan Chancellor Mary Woodward chats with Peter and Miriam Koury and Yvonne Haydel

Attendees could enjoy a light dinner before the evening's main event.

Catholic Charities COO John Lunardini and Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth greet Tanya Britton. Britton traveled from her home in Tupelo for the event.

Rusty and Yvonne Haydel have their photo made with Caviezel during the reception

WLBT anchor Maggie Wade was the emcee for the evening, providing a personal story about her love for the adoption program run by Catholic Charities. Caveizel spoke about opposing abortion, how playing Christ changed his life and about his own journey to adopt three handicapped children from China.