Issue 9805-3/1/18

By: Father Pablo Migone
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When I was a brand new seminarian, I had to choose a weekly apostolate, where for two or three hours each week I would serve others in some capacity. I picked the Urban Mission in downtown Steubenville, Ohio, and once a week I drove to a Methodist Church with another student to help at a soup kitchen. Sometimes I helped in the kitchen cooking, other times arranging cans in the pantry, but every week without fail I assisted in serving the food, and once that ended, I sat with the many men and women who weekly came for a hot plate. I still remember an elderly woman who came every week, Ms.

By: Maureen Coates
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With a theme of “Missionary Disciples,” the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal kicked off in February on the heels of last year’s record-breaking effort.


The Appeal has set a goal of $2.7 million for 2018, an increase of $100,000 from last year and the first goal increase in more than five years. Proceeds will go toward supporting programs, services and ministries around the 90-county Diocese of Savannah benefitting almost 80,000 Catholics in South Georgia.


By: Staff
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By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
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Our college student Elliott helped his dad coach the junior varsity basketball team at our school this year. I loved watching my boy sit on the bench next to my husband, the two of them coaching the team, which included our son Augie.


By: Staff
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By: Jason Halcombe
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Isolation is rarely achievable at our house. That rules out things like yoga, meditation or, as Magan regularly exclaims, “Five minutes. Five minutes of quiet.”


So it would stand to reason that a synonym like “quarantine” would fall into that category or, worse, get a healthy sarcastic chuckle. 


By: Barbara D. King
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A new website telling the story of the Georgia Martyrs is online.


The site, , went live February 13.


Besides presenting the Cause for the Beatification of the Georgia Martyrs, the site features a prayer for the Cause, a link to report favors received through the intercession of the martyrs, a link to Join the Cause, and Children’s Resources.   

By: Mary Hood Hart
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The First Commandment

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them. It is written: “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”


By: Father Douglas K. Clark
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On the Third Sunday of Lent this year (B in the Lectionary cycle), we will hear that while Moses was up on Mount Sinai receiving God’s commandments, the Chosen People inexplicably decided to melt down the gold they had “despoiled” from the Egyptians and made the image of a calf, a baby cow or bull—which they then worshipped as “the God who brought us out of Egypt.” Nothing they ever did would rival this abominable sin, this act of wanton idolatry. Yet their punishment, though severe, was not the end of the covenant.

By: Michael J. Johnson
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A rare and ancient tradition will take place at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist March 24. In a public ceremony, Catherine Richie, a religion teacher at St. Vincent’s Academy (SVA) in Savannah, will be  consecrated as a virgin living in the world. 


In church history, prior to the establishment of religious monasteries and convents in the 4th century, women would consecrate their lives – serving God in totality with the Blessed Virgin Mary as their model. 



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