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Giocese of Gboko ordination

Bishop Hartmayer ordained 17 men to the priesthood in Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria on July 6 in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Bishop Hartmayer said the purpose of his trip was two-fold:

Maureen Grady Lewis

By Meg Mirshak
Maureen Grady Lewis was named the new principal of Aquinas High School April 27.

Lewis, a 1984 Aquinas graduate, will begin the position July 1. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer and Sister Rose Mary Collins, superintendent of schools, made the public...


by John Prazenica

Close to 25% of priests in the Diocese of Savannah are being reassigned this June. This major shift in parish personnel was precipitated by the retirement of the rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. According to Bishop Hartmayer, “The retirement of the rector basically...
Sister Maria Suso (center) joins campers in a soccer game at the Call to Holiness vocations camp for girls.  Photo by Fr. Mark V

About 70 girls and 60 boys from across south Georgia attended two camps in late June, sponsored by the Diocese of Savannah’s Vocations Office. The three-night/four-day sessions at St. Mary’s Home in Savannah were packed with traditional camp outdoor games and skits, as well as Mass...

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A class project for the sixth grade at St. Peter the Apostle School, Savannah, will soon provide water for about 500 people in Tigray, Ethiopia.  In November, the class launched Wishing for Wells, a fundraiser with a goal of $10,000 on behalf of Charity: Water, “a non-profit...

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