About Us

Sacred Heart Southern Missions is a Catholic ministry in the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, served by priests and brothers of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, sisters from many different religious communities, and dedicated lay ministers. We are a community of faith working to build up the Catholic Church and make a difference in the lives of people of all faiths who struggle in poverty. We serve in five northern counties of Mississippi and are headquartered in Walls, Mississippi.


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Our Mission

to be a witness to the all-inclusive love of God
revealed in the Sacred Heart of Jesus
to be a voice of compassion for people in need
to be steadfast in our work for social justice


What We Do

Through the financial support of donors throughout the United States, Sacred Heart Southern Missions staffs and funds the programs and work of two Catholic elementary schools providing a proven path out of poverty for more than 550 children, eight Catholic social service offices serving over 3000 families each month, including the only ministry in the area to HIV/AIDS patients and their families. We staff a housing program including Dehon Village with 38 single family homes for low-income families whose rent is subsidized by Sacred Heart Southern Missions. Our Social Services department includes an active volunteer program. Our priests serve six widely scattered parishes in an area that is only two per cent Catholic.

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