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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19

Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following appointments. All assignments are effective August 1, 2019, unless noted otherwise.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19
Second Place: Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video
 
 
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By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19

One of the newest Pastoral Center employee, Cynthia Kinnis, learned a thing or two about keeping an army strong, first through volunteer work and later her paid employment in social services for the U.S. Department of the Defense.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19

Deacon George H. Foster, 87, who served as director for the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of Savannah, died July 1 in Lexington, South Carolina. Former Savannah Bishop Raymond W. Lessard appointed Foster to head the diaconate program in 1981. A Commissioned Army Officer in the Medical Service Corps, Deacon Foster retired from the military in 1982.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19

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Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19

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By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19

Vatican City (CNS)--Service, charity and love must be the hallmarks of the charismatic renewal movement, Pope Francis said.

 

Addressing participants at a gathering of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service, also known as “Charis,” the pope said June 8 that through their “baptism in the Holy Spirit, unity in the body of Christ and service to the poor,” the movement’s members can bear witness to God’s love and evangelize the world.  

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9912-6/6/19

In the midmorning on two consecutive Saturdays ordination ceremonies took place in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. First on May 25 two seminarians, Carlos Rivero  and Nathanael Swann were ordained by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., as transitional deacons – that is to say deacons on a path to the priesthood. On June 1, Deacon Patrick May was ordained a priest after completing seven years of seminary studies including a pastoral year as a transitional deacon.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9912-6/6/19

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., was recently appointed as chair of the United States Conference of Bishops (USCCB)  Subcommittee on the Catholic Communication Campaign. Among its other functions, the subcommittee oversees the Catholic Communication Campaign national collection (taken up June 9 in the Diocese of Savannah). Fifty percent of proceeds collected remain in each diocese to support local communication efforts and the other 50 percent funds the subcommittee’s work.

 

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9912-6/6/19

Un carro Mercedes-Benz verde oscuro se detuvo en el semáforo de una intersección congestionada. Hacía frío. En el asiento de cuero trasero estaba sentado un joven de quince o dieciséis años. Viajaba solo y al frenar el carro su mirada que había estado fijada en el reposacabezas delante de él se reubicó lentamente hacia la ventana. En ese instante otro joven de aproximadamente la misma edad se acercó al carro vendiendo algo. Llevaba una caja de madera llena de chicle colgada de su cuello con un pedazo de pabilo desgastado. El joven vestía ropa vieja y rota.

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