Our Memphis Diocese’s 50th Anniversary Committee, led by Vicar General Fr. Stewart (along with Bishop Talley) had scheduled Mass celebrations on Jan. 6 at the Cathedral and Jan. 7 at St. Mary in Jackson to mark the start of our Diocese. However, due to the COVID-19 spike throughout our area and recognizing our protocols would limit the number of attendees to these monumental celebrations, a decision was made to postpone Mass celebrations until Wed., May 26, 7pm, at the Cathedral, and Thurs., May 27, 7pm, at St. Mary in Jackson. By then, we hope and pray the COVID-19 numbers will have significantly decreased.
Our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration began at the start of Advent this past Nov. 28-29 with special prayers recited at all Masses across our 47 Parishes and Missions in West Tennessee. During this New Year, there will be several events celebrating our 50th Anniversary, including Penance Services (March), Community Service Activities (June), Multi-Cultural Festivals (Aug.), Special Concerts (Nov.) and a Eucharistic Congress on Oct. 8-9 at the Renasant Center in downtown Memphis.
Please click on the CALENDAR and SCHEDULE OF EVENTS buttons (above) for specifics on the date and time.