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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Thank you all for the many postcards you have shared with our readers. We have only printed a small sampling of those received -- we hope everyone has enjoyed them as much as we did. Those not published on these pages may be seen in our online photo gallery at: diosav.smugmug.com/2018/Vacation-photos-2018

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Much has been achieved since Catholic Charities of South Georgia– once known as the diocesan social apostolate—was established 50 years ago in 1968.

 

Current Director Sister Patricia Brown, SSMN, suggests, however, that the work of Catholic Charities is far from over, especially in the areas of education and socialization.

 

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Rachel Balducci is  a wife,  a mother of six children; five boys and one girl, co-host of The Gist, a TV talk show for Catholic women produced by Catholic TV in Boston and her second book ‘make my life simple – bringing peace to heart and home,’ will be published by Our Sunday Visitor in the near future.

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

The grotto located behind the Catholic Pastoral Center in Savannah is paved with as many memories as it is with stones. Possibly unfamiliar now to those who work at the Center, it may still be recalled by some “children,” older adults, who resided at the Victory Drive facility when the Center was St. Mary’s Home, a residential home for girls of the Savannah-Atlanta Diocese, operated by the Sisters of Mercy.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

CHILDREN'S STORY

One day, Jesus told the apostles a parable to show the importance of watching for the coming of the Son of Man.

 

He told the story of a man who was going on a journey. Before he left, he put his three servants in charge of his possessions.

 

The man gave each servant money according to his ability. The first received five talents, the second received two talents and the third received one talent.

 

After the man left, the first servant immediately traded his talents and made five more.

 

By: Kurt Jensen (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Are Catholics more accepting of science than adherents of other religious groups?

 

Yes, an in-depth 2017 survey (1,927 respondents, including 1,010 Catholics) indicated.

 

However — and it’s a big “however” — it’s not an overwhelming difference. Catholics can be just as inconsistent as other adherents when it comes to seeing conflicts between faith and science.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9816-8/2/18

When Deacon Bernie Bosse, a parishioner of St. Mary Church in Americus, described how attending the 2018 National Diaconate Congress impacted his faith, he explained that it seemed like the “past five years of spiritual formation…on steroids.”

 

“Living in a portion of the country that’s 3 percent Catholic and then spending a week with 2,800 Catholics, the Papal Nuncio, numerous bishops and two cardinals was a spiritual shot in the arm,” Bosse, who was ordained to the diaconate in May, said in an email. “It was inspiring. I haven’t come down from the high yet.”

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9816-8/2/18

Born in Norwich, Connecticut on November 22, 1856, Michael J. Byrne probably had no idea of the career(s) he would follow throughout his life. Early on, he wanted to be a priest, but that dream ended when his preceptor at St. Paul’s Preparatory School in Pittsburgh told him he should seek another vocation in life.

 

By: Submitted by Dara West
Originally Appeared in : 9816-8/2/18

Sacred Heart parishioners helped build community and support the mission of the church by cleaning the parish grounds June 16. That may not sound like much, but Sacred Heart is blessed with an abundance of property. That blessing comes with, at times, excessive maintenance expenses. Juggling these expenses against other ministry expenses can be challenging. Fortunately, two parish leaders, Jan Giovingo and Dan Knauer stepped up to lead a new ministry addressing this need.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9816-8/2/18

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