Francis X. Gartland Service Awards 2016 recipients

Bishop Hartmayer's 2016 Thanksgiving Message

Gartland Service Awards Homily 2016

All Souls Day

The following is a transcript of the homily given by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM. Conv. for the All Souls Day Mass at the Pastoral Center in Savannah Nov. 2.


Today, the universal church remembers all who have died. Today we especially remember those members of our families who have died. We remember our parents, our spouse, our siblings, our children, our friends.


-On page 3 of the October 27, 2016 issue, in the caption for the White Mass photograph, we misspelled Nurse Barbara Lutz's name.
-On page 9 of the October 27, 2016 issue, in the caption for the the death penalty vigil photograph, the date should have read Oct. 19 not Oct. 2.
-On page 8 of the October 27, 2016 issue, the continuation of "Catholics respond to hurricane aftermath," Nativity of Our Lady parish in Darien was misidentified as Nativity of Our Lord.
We regret the errors.

103 honorees to receive Bishop Francis X. Gartland Service Award at Mass for the Solemnity of Christ the King

Every year since 2000, the Diocese of Savannah has recognized long-standing service to the Catholic Church in south Georgia by conferring the Bishop Francis X. Gartland Service Award on honorees nominated by their pastors. In this way, the Diocese expresses its gratitude to those who serve within it.

Diocese of Savannah found in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2016 National Audit

The Diocese of Savannah has been found to be compliant with the tenets of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” for the 2016 audit period. The time covered was from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Campus ministry 2016-2017

The Southern Cross interviewed Abbie Byron-Goslin director of campus ministry about the state of Catholic campus life in the Diocese, and about a new year, a new semester of happenings and news in campus ministry.

MJJ: The only thing I know about is that at Sacred Heart Church, Savannah where I’m a member, they had a welcome back dinner that was highly successful but I’m sure there are a great many other things going on. What can you tell me?

Bon voyage, Sister Barrette

The following is adapted from a video ( )interview with Sister Mary Ellen Barrette.


500 years since Wittenberg



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