Francesca Rehal, a member of the Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women, Savannah, received the Thomas More Award at the annual Red Mass on September 23 at the Catholic Pastoral Center. This award was presented by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Savannah in recognition of her outstanding work with the church, the community, and her clients.
On November 5, 2016 St. William parish hall will have a party vibe as the fourth annual Fête For Haiti gets underway at 6 pm. The Honored Guest will be Father Islaire Faustin, the new pastor of St. Joseph Church, St. William’s twin parish in Haiti. Guests will be treated to a dinner by Tasteful Temptations and a live and silent auction of fun, creative and valuable items. Tickets to the event may be purchased on the website: www.helpinghugsinc.org, or by sending a check to Helping Hugs, Inc., P.O. Box 24477, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.
Reverend Sooho Lee, a priest of the Diocese of Masan, Korea, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Church in Augusta, with ministry to the Korean community. This appointment was effective September 10, 2016. Father Hyeong Ryeol Kim has returned to Korea.
Eleven women religious from six different orders were feted with a Mass in Saint Mary’s Chapel followed by a banquet in Boland Hall at the Catholic Pastoral Center, Savannah. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. celebrated the Mass and recognized their combined 714 years of consecrated life in service to Christ as a remarkable example to all and in stark contrast to the pressures and measures of success in current secular life.
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All people of Italian descent are invited to attend the 10.00 a.m. Mass on Sunday October 9, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to honor Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, who brought Christianity to the New World. We will celebrate our Italian ancestors, who came to America in pursuit of freedom and opportunity, strengthened by their faith, which helped them endure hardship and adversity.
An opportunity for women to enhance their leadership & personal skills is coming to the Diocese of Savannah. It is for all women from all walks of life. The program is being hosted by the Savannah Deanery and presented by National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Leadership Training Development team members. It will be held on October 15 at Saint James Catholic Church, Savannah.