Our Golden Jubilee celebrations continue with two beautiful 50th Anniversary Masses this Wed., May 26, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 7pm, and Thurs., May 27, at St. Mary-Jackson, 7pm. The Masses are being held to celebrate the creation of our Catholic Diocese of Memphis more than 50 years ago. Both Masses are open to the public. All safety requirements be followed at each church.


At our two 50th Anniversary Masses, Bishop Talley will be the Celebrant, Bishop Emeritus Steib will be the Homilist and many Priests from our Diocese will be Concelebrating. The creation of our Diocese was celebrated more than 50 years ago on Jan. 6, 1971, at the former Mid-South Coliseum. The event was historic and well attended by nearly 9,000 people from West Tennessee and clergy across the U.S. The plan was to have our Anniversary Masses in early January 2021 to match the creation of our Diocese celebration; however, due to COVID, the Masses were postponed to now–May 26-27.


For those unable to attend, the Masses will be available to view via livestream on our Diocese’s Facebook, YouTube or Website (see below). The live feed will not start until five minutes before the event begins. A Worship Aid will be available for each Mass.




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