Issue 9804-2/15/18

By: Michael J. Johnson
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Married couples were celebrated at the World Marriage Day Mass held February 11 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah. More than 100 couples, who have been married for either 25 or 50 years occupied reserved seating in the first eight pews on both sides of the church. In addition, each couple’s family members proudly filled the pews behind them.

 

The ladies, dressed elegantly, were adorned with corsages to celebrate Mass with Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.

 

By: Staff
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The names of all Diamond, Gold and Silver honorees follows:

Diamond Anniversary

Joseph & Ann Farr

Blessed Sacrament, Savannah

Golden Anniversaries

Gary & Marie Ackerman 

St. Mary on the Hill, Augusta

Ray & Mary Acosta

St. William, St. Simons Island

Neal & Gail Allston

St. Francis Xavier, Brunswick

Gerard & Maureen Bartlein

By: Ann Pinckney
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By: Staff
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(Click on the image below to view a PDF of the report.)

By: Staff
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In September 2017, Sister Nuala Mulleady, MFIC  – social apostolate director at St. John the Evangelist parish in Valdosta – gave a special presentation for World Missions Sunday. She talked with parishioners about the work being done in South Sudan by Solidarity with South Sudan.

By: Staff
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Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM Conv., embraces Sister Pauline O’Brien, MFIC,  (bottom left) and Sister Anna Bridget Kearns, CSJ (bottom right) while congratulating them on their 50 and 70 years of reception as religious, respectively, February 3 in St. Mary’s Chapel at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Savannah during a Mass celebrating religious jubilees as well as the World Day of Consecrated Life.

By: Staff
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At he Mass highlighting the Feb. 8 World Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, the pope noted this year’s theme was dedicated to ending the trafficking of migrants. 

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
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The Diocese of Savannah’s Cemetery Preservation Society, still existing today, owes its origin to the efforts of then-archivist Gillian Brown, retired surgeon Frank Rizza, and others inspired to do something for it. Opened by first bishop, Francis X. Gartland when Catholics couldn’t obtain a separate burial section at Laurel Grove Cemetery, the cemetery is sanctified not only by graves of two bishops but also by those of countless priests and sisters who labored in the diocese.

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
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By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
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“If you want to keep a lamp burning,” Father Healy said at Mass this past Sunday, “you need to put oil in it.”
What a perfect mentality as we gear up for Lent. Post-holiday slump is a thing, and if you are staring down Lent with visions of “what else can I pile on?” you might be looking in the wrong direction.

 

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