Twenty-five mission partners made a spiritual pilgrimage to the churches and missions of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity in the Diocese of Jackson from Oct. 20-23. Mission partners are lay and religious faithful who serve as advisors and prayer partners of the Missionary Servants who respond to specific needs and encourage mission outreach on a daily basis. The partners visited and met with the faithful at Holy Child Jesus in Canton where they visited the family home of Sister Thea Bowman, Holy Rosary Native American Mission in Tucker, St. Anne Church in Carthage and Sacred Heart Mission in Camden.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz joined the pilgrimage, presiding and preaching at the closing liturgy for the group on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Mission in Camden. The Mass was followed by a reception and meal. It was an evening of thanksgiving to the Lord for the collaborative spirit of the diocese, Missionary Servants and lay missionaries.
The pilgrimage was followed by a week of mission volunteers repairing homes and trailers in the Camden and Carthage communities.
(Photos by Father Guy Wilson, ST)