Prison ministry volunteers sought in Georgia

During this Year of Mercy all are called to open their hearts and minds to serving their neighbors, the needy and the marginalized in society. One group that is often forgotten is the inmates in prisons. 

Diocese found compliant

The 2015 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was released on May 20, 2016.  The data collection covered the time between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015.  For the Diocese of Savannah the following data was reported found:
  • -11,548 children and 8,797 adults were trained to identify the warning signs of abuse and how to report them.  

Lawsuit Settled

The Diocese of Savannah has reached a $4.5 million settlement through mediation in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a minor that was filed in Jasper County, South Carolina.
Bishop Hartmayer said the settlement “demonstrates our care and concern for victims of sexual misconduct by diocesan employees or volunteers.”

Bishops of the Atlanta province hold annual meeting in Savannah

Mea Culpa

Sharing the Good News

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. 

A Dream Come True in Georgia

June 2016 Clergy Announcements

Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following appointments: 
Pastors And Parochial Vicars:


Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM Conv.,'s Homily at the Dedication of St. Anthony of Padua, Ray City May 21

Statue of Mother McAuley to be erected


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