ICE raids: how to help

CANTON – Bishop Joseph Kopacz celebrated mass on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Sacred Heart parish. As a parish hit hard by the ICE raids last month, in his homily Bishop Kopacz reminded parishioners that even when carrying the cross, there is always someone coming to help, like Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus.
Catholic Charities of Jackson has received monetary donations from around the country to help those affected, in addition to numerous in-kind donations that they are using to restock affected parishes as needed. At this time, Catholic Charities is in need of a warehouse or building with lots of storage space for a several month period in the Canton, Jackson, Forest or Morton area. Catholic Charities would provide insurance, utilities and janitorial needs. If you are able to help contact executive director, Wanda Thomas at
Monetary donations may be made at

CANTON – Mississippi Catholic’s Joanna King and Robert Harris from the Iota Phi Theta fraternity at Jackson State University work to sort donations at Sacred Heart parish. (Photos by tereza ma)
CANTON – Deacon César Sanchez distributed children’s bulletins after Mass, officiated by Bishop Kopacz on Sunday, Sept 8. (Photo by Berta Mexidor)