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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9721-10/21/17

Learn about Wynter Kelly, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Jayne Stefanic, Director of Family Life; Amy Elkins, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry; and Maureen Coates, Director of Stewardship and Development.

 

Wynter Kelly, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

By: Rita DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9721-10/21/17

Some people considered him a Catholic evangelist. Certainly, his voice was unforgettable, and Catholics in Georgia, like the rest of the world, were privileged to hear it. Whether they heard it at a statewide Catholic Laymen’s Association convention or in their living rooms on their radios, or, even later on television, they paid attention to it. Monsignor (afterwards bishop and archbishop) Fulton J.

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9719-9/14/17

Approximately five months ago, the Diocese of Savannah launched its first podcast, “It’s Catholic Y’all.” 

 

Since then videographer Tim Williams, who describes himself as a storyteller, has produced seven episodes on a wide variety of topics including vocational discernment, theology of the body, youth ministry and Catholic identity. 

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9719-9/14/17

On September 11, 1959, when it officially opened with a Mass of the Holy Spirit, Saint John Vianney Minor Seminary located at Grimball’s Point on the Isle of Hope in Savannah, was termed by Most Father Thomas J. McDonough, the Auxiliary Bishop of Savannah, “the answer to prayers” for vocations to the priesthood. Few seminarians studying elsewhere to be priests of the Savannah Diocese were native Georgians. What Bishop McDonough wanted was a number of homegrown seminarians preparing to serve in the Diocese of Savannah.

By: Ellen Mongan
Originally Appeared in : 9718-8/31/17

The Georgia Right to Life dinner, “Southern Evening of Prayer, “was held at Aquinas High School, on August 19, 2017.  The first speaker, Gary Garner, author of “Swept up in the Spirit,” said that he was grabbed by the hand of God, and called to stand for the least of our brothers, the unborn.  Gary spoke about the deception women believe about abortion. He gave us a bird’s eye view of what often goes on behind the closed doors of abortion clinics.  A mother may leave her murdered baby behind, but the memory remains.

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9718-8/31/17

Americus--Ten years ago, Dick and Peggy Minor, now parents of three, realized that the secret to having a perfect family is to remember that families are completed not by man on his time or terms but rather with the help of the Holy Spirit.

 

After trying to conceive for eight years, Peggy miscarried twin boys approximately three months before her due date. When told that another pregnancy was out of the question, the Minors were understandably upset.

 

“It was heart-wrenching,” Peggy Minor said. 

 

By: Rita DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9718-8/31/17

It was simple enough in the old days: “Why did God make you?”

 

"He made me to know him and love him and serve him in this world and to be happy with him in the next.”

 

By: Rita DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9717-8/17/17

It wasn’t long after Bishop Benjamin J. Keiley gave the go-ahead to the establishment of a Catholic publication for the Diocese of Savannah that the Catholic Laymen’s Association of Georgia initiated the Bulletin. Meant to combat prejudice against Catholics in Georgia and publicize what Catholicism really was, the Bulletin was first edited by James J. Farrell, its founder as well as its editor.

 

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9717-8/17/17

Just looking around as we hiked, that was all God’s art and we got to be in it and get to enjoy it said Kody Overcash.

 

Overcash was one of three Boy Scouts from the Diocese of Savannah who completed the Saint George Trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and Explorer Base, near Cimarron, New Mexico in early July. 

 

Schlepping a 50-pound pack and covering more than 50 miles, and in some cases 70 miles, up the peaks and through the canyons of the 219 square mile ranch garnered the trekkers more than sore shoulders and bragging rights. 

 

By: Barbara Rusiecki
Originally Appeared in : 9716-8/3/17

2017 Gartland Award recipient Jean Hawkins and her husband Bob discuss the atmosphere at their parish, Nativity of our Lady Church in Darien, its restoration and their service with various parish ministries.

 

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