Around the diocese

Originally Appeared in : 9712-6/8/19

This month, featuring news from Albany, Savannah, Springfield and even New Orleans, Louisiana!


Savannah native Brother Nicholas Daniel Reynolds, O.P., formerly a parishioner of Saint James Church in Savannah, professed solemn vows in the Order of Preachers May 27 at Saint Dominic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph courtesy of Isabelle Williamson. 

Father Frank Ziemkiewicz, OSB, chaplain of Catholic War Veterans Lt Gen John N. McLaughlin, Post 1943, celebrated a Field Mass at the Catholic Cemetery in Savannah May 25 prior to the Memorial Day weekend. As per custom, the previous day the Catholic War Veterans erected small white crosses throughout the cemetery in memory of deceased veterans. Photograph by Jessica L. Marsala. 

Youth from Saint Boniface Church in Springfield participate in Family Promise of Effingham's 2017 Bed Race, an annual fundraiser for the organization, whose mission is to "help low income and homeless families achieve financial stability and independence." Photography courtesy of Yvette Carr.

After reviewing all applications Knights of Columbus Monsignor Daniel J. Bourke Council 3607’s Scholarship Committee in Albany has selected five recipients to be awarded scholarships in various amounts. On May 12, Grand Knight Ed Bagley presented a total check of $6,000.00 to Father Ray Levreault, VF, pastor of Saint Teresa’s Catholic Church, and School Principal Susanne Hatcher. These students will be attending either Saint Teresa’s High School or Saint Teresa’s Elementary School during the 2017-2018 school year. Photograph courtesy of Saint Teresa School.

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. speaks May 25 at the Savannah Deanery's annual Clergy/Seminarian Appreciation Supper. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Saint John Vianney Vocations Ministry of Savannah and Knights of Columbus Council 631, also gave seminarians attending seminaries in Maryland, Florida and Rome, the chance to catch up with each other and with local clergy. Photograph by Jessica L. Marsala.






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