A voice of compassion for people in need | Sacred Heart Southern Missions .A voice of compassion for people in need | Sacred Heart Southern Missions

About Us

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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Volunteer Program

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Social Services

Providing advocacy, adult life skills, emergency aid to those living in poverty.

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Food Pantry

Feeding northern Mississippi.


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Holy Family School

PK3-8 Empowering students to fulfill their spiritual, intellectual, social and physical potential in a Catholic environment.

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Sacred Heart School

PK3-8 Promoting dignity, self-esteem and academic excellence in a Catholic environment.

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Helping low income families move toward or retain home ownership.

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Dehon Village

Transitional housing and so much more.


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Providing pastoral services, religious education, social services and continuing education in six parishes.

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Project Good Mother

Educating teen mothers about childcare and parenting.


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Garden Cafe

Serving hot, well balanced meals to hungry families.


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HIV/Aids Ministry

Ministering to individuals and families to meet spiritual, emotional and material needs.


Project: New Beginnings

Helping individuals explore their options for employment and business development through education.



Money Making More Money. Not a hand out, a hand up.



Sacred Heart Thrift Store

The Sacred Heart Southern Missions Thrift store sells gently used clothing and household goods at nominal prices to enable low income families to affordably purchase daily needs. The items distributed by the Thrift Store are obtained solely through donations.