diocesan news

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

Albany Deanery
Alapaha, St. Ann Church
Albany, St. Teresa Church
Americus, St. Mary Church
Bainbridge, St. Joseph Church
Blakely, Holy Family Church
Cairo, St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Camilla, St. John Vianney Church
Cordele, St. Theresa Church
Cuthbert, St. Luke Church
Donalsonville, Church of the Incarnation  
Fort Valley, St. Juliana Church
Montezuma, St. Michael Church
Moultrie, Immaculate Conception Church
Thomasville, St. Augustine Church
Tifton, Our Divine Saviour Church

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

In her opening remarks at an ecumenical prayer service in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah, Reverend Fleming Rutledge said, "There's a divine unity in the Church that we can't destroy because it's the Body of Christ whether we act like it or not." 


Reverend Rutledge, an American Episcopal priest, was the keynote speaker at the Commemorating the Reformation and Prayer for Unity service She spoke on the theme of the vine and the branches recorded in the Gospel of John 15:1-5 as proclaimed at the evening service Oct. 22.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9722-10/26/17

WARNER ROBINS—More than 150 lay leaders and clergy from 23 Hispanic communities throughout the Diocese of Savannah gathered at Sacred Heart School’s gym Oct. 14 to renew their minds and souls in their efforts as missionary disciples during the third Diocesan Encuentro or “Encounter.” 


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

The diocesan delegation to the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: Joy of the Gospel in America in Orlando, Florida July 1-4 included Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Father Daniel Firmin, Father Pablo Migone, Deacon Kelley Culver, Ann Pinckney, Joan Altmeyer, Leigh Ebberwein, and Katy Beyers. 


Following are comments from two diocesan participants: 


Ann Pinckney, Diocesan Director of Evangelization:

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

Approximately 2000 people, including priests, deacons, religious, seminarians and laity from six of the deaneries of the Diocese of Savannah gathered July 6-9 in Orlando for the 12th annual National Black Catholic Congress. This year's theme: "The spirit of the Lord is Upon Me: Act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with your God.” 

Following are comments from diocesan participants:


Sister Donna Banfield, S.B.S:

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9706-3/16/17

The Inaugural Catholic Camporee, sponsored by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, attracted over 200 youth and leaders from the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life and Campfire Girls, regardless of faith.


John Petrillo, a Boy Scout volunteer leader, said the Camporee was about camping and Catholic Scouting.


The two night, three-day event (March 10 –12), held at Black Creek Scout Reservation in Sylvania, was the Inaugural Catholic Scouting Convocation Camporee.


By: Andrew Nelson and Michael Johnson
Originally Appeared in : Issue 9706-3/16/17

SAVANNAH—More than 100 representatives of diocesan offices for the Protection of Children and Young People from across the country attended the Child and Youth Protection Catholic Leadership Conference in Savannah Feb. 26 to 28.


Dioceses established the offices following the landmark 2002 Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by U.S. bishops. 


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9706-3/16/17

SAVANNAH—Making a parallel between the liturgical timing of Lent this year and its seasonal timing, at least here in southern Georgia, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM. Conv., told the catechumens and candidates preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church that the next 40 days would be a chance for them to grow.


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