What’s going on at your parish this summer? Things are busy this week at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Columbus. We are hosting Vacation Bible School, welcoming a new priest, and having a Yard Sale to benefit Saint Anne-Pacelli Catholic School. Each of these “events” is cause for celebration, and every event — just like every person—has a story that deserves to be told.
Religious Sisters of Mercy Gilmary O’Hayer and Mary Jogues Smith graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy (SVA) 55 and 63 years ago, respectively.
Yet, the paths they traveled since and the navigational cues they followed along the way never took them far from their alma mater or its founder, Mother Catherine McAuley—leading to their selection as recipients of the 2016 McAuley Medal.
The Catholic Bishop of Savannah, Most Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has issued a new policy regarding ownership and access to Sacramental Records of the Diocese of Savannah. The policy establishes the Diocese of Savannah as owner and custodian of these records. It also clarifies the difference between active and inactive sacramental registers, stating that active ones record sacraments that are thirty five years (35) or younger. Active registers will continue to be updated with notations, as participating individuals are alive and continue to receive sacraments.
Catholic schools have always been known for their superb faculty and staff, but at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, there is one teacher who goes above and beyond what it means to be dedicated. After 25 years of service, she has touched the lives of approximately 10,000 students. First hired in 1992, Jean Doblin is the epitome of what all teachers should strive to be.