Fr. Gerry Hurley was born January 25, 1952 in Cork City, Ireland. He was greatly influenced by the priests around him and answered the call to the priesthood, himself. He graduated from Carlow College and was ordained on June 12, 1976. He earned a Master of Science from Mississippi State University in 1993.
While visiting Dioceses in the U.S., Fr. Gerry made a trip to Mississippi and decided to make this his home. He has served the Diocese of Jackson his entire career including St. Paul Vicksburg, St. Joseph Greenville, Diocesan Youth Director, St. Richard Jackson, St. Joseph Starkville, Annunciation Columbus, St. Jude Pearl, and St. Paul Flowood.
Our St. Paul logo was designed by fellow parishioner Lori Brechtel, a graphic designer. Lori put great thought and detail into its design. She began by seeking out a symbol of our church that would be readily identifiable to all of our members — the circular, quartered round window on our building.
The yellow, starburst portion represents the light of Christ that blinded Paul, and that light which we show to each other among our congregation, and others. It is “bursting” from the confines of our own church and radiating into the world. The red portion represents the sin of Paul, and of all of us, despite which we can still be used by God. The green and blue portions represent the outside world, and remind us of what we see out of the actual window.
The letter “t” in our name resembles a dagger or sword, which is another reference to Paul’s former life, and also the verse in Hebrews about the Word of God being sharper than any double-edged sword.
With the logo, we become more than just “that Catholic church on Highway 25.” We become an effective instrument to spread the Gospel in our community, with the same passion as the saint for which we are named.
St. Paul Church Office
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: 5971 Hwy 25 Flowood MS 39232
St. Paul Early Learning Center
Address: 5969 Hwy 25 Flowood MS 39232
Catholic Diocese of Jackson
Address: 237 E Amite Street Jackson MS 39225
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Holy See Pope Francis