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By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

During the final two weeks of June, a handful of public and private buildings sprinkled throughout the Savannah deanery received fresh coats of paint, the yards of others were cleaned and the hunger of the needy physically satisfied.

 

Approximately 50 teens completed these and other projects over the course of two one-week sessions, as part of Prayer and Action, the diocese's summer mission program for high school students.

 

The buildings, however, were not alone in their facelifts.  

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

Though Mass, adoration and other spiritually enriching activities bookend each day of the diocese’s annual girls' and boys' summer vocation camps, youth say that they find God not only in the camp’s chapel but also in its people.

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

Of course they had played in the past, but  – somehow  – the 1939 football game between Holy Cross College of Worchester, Massachusetts and the University of Georgia that year stands out. For one thing, their rivalry was followed avidly by readers of the Bulletin of the Catholic Layman’s Association. Sports were big and, more than that, they were a pleasant distraction from what was going on in the U.S. and, even more significantly, abroad.

By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

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By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9713-6/22/17

Southern Cross Editor Michael Johnson sat down June 1 with Father Gonzalo Meza, parochial vicar at Saint Teresa of Avila Church, Grovetown, to talk about the V Encuentro, the national movement that began in the 1970s to explore a wide variety of topics in Hispanic ministry. The main goal of the V Encuentro, according to its website, is to "discern ways in which the U.S. church can better respond to the Hispanic/Latino presence."

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9713-6/22/17

It’s the centennial of World War I and there are still those who reference that “war to end all wars.” Father Charles C. Conaty, a Knights of Columbus chaplain stationed at Camp Hancock in Augusta with the 28th Division of the 111th Infantry Division, is currently being remembered – and rightly so. The Spring 2017 issue of Holy Cross Magazine features a photo of Father Conaty. The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, CT, offers a First World War exhibit that contains, among other items, the very Mass case that Father Charles Conaty carried on the battlefield.

By: Noell Barnidge
Originally Appeared in : 9713-6/22/17

SAVANNAH

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9711-5/25/17

ALBANY--In past years, when students at Saint Teresa’s Catholic School graduated from the eighth grade, their only options were to attend much larger public high schools or alternative private schools, which may not have shared the same religious affiliation or prioritized small class sizes. 

 

Come August, all of that will change when Saint Teresa’s opens its doors to its first high school student body--ninth and 10th grade for the first year, 11th and 12th to follow. 

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala

AUGUSTA--Of the many lessons that students at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in downtown Augusta learn, few are as conspicuously embodied as empathy.

 

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

If you are into public radio, you are most likely familiar with programs and podcasts such as This American Life, Radio Lab, and the TED Radio Hour. There are also millions of fans of Catholic podcasts like Busted Halo or, Vatican Radio.

 

It’s Catholic Y’all is a podcast produced by videographer Tim Williams delving into all things Catholic for the Diocese of Savannah. 

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