Issue 9810-5/10/18

By: Barbara D. King
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The Pentecost collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign, started in 1979, is the only national collection to designate 50 per cent of its proceeds to stay in the local diocese and 50 per cent to communications efforts of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


This year, the Diocese of Savannah share will go towards costs associated with promoting the Cause for Beatification of the Georgia Martyrs.


By: Staff
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A gallery of the men to be ordained to the permanent and transitional diaconate May 19, 2018 can be found on our Smugmug.






By: Staff
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The Office of the Permanent Diaconate is accepting applications for the next diaconate formation class, scheduled to begin in fall of 2019.  Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2018.


Information meetings for those interested in applying for the permanent diaconate will be held throughout the diocese in the month of June.  The schedule for these meetings is as follows:


June 4, 2018    
St. Joseph, Macon

June 5, 2018    
St.Teresa, Albany

June 6, 2018    
St. Anne, Columbus

By: Staff
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Fernando Paler,
First Place $750
Savannah Early College High School

By: Jessica L. Marsala
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AUGUSTA-- Imagine walking into the very place designed to mirror the kingdom of heaven on earth and not feeling comfortable.


Marty Turcios, who has cerebral palsy, can remember feeling like this as a child in the 60s and 70s.


He said that he’s attended churches –not necessarily in the Catholic tradition – where people had the attitude that he wasn’t like them, a child of God.


By: Father Pablo Migone
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On Pentecost Sunday nine years ago, I saw thousands of beautiful red rose petals gently fall from the enormous oculus of the Roman Pantheon. A group of fire fighters scaled the oldest building in the world still in regular use, and made these petals fall down as a gentle rain over the faithful after the final blessing of Mass. It was appropriate for fire fighters to do this: Pentecost is their feast day.


By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
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The last 10 searches on my computer reveal the state of my life. Hairstyles for first communion. Vintage first communion veils. College acceptance: How long until I find out? When is FAFSA due? And also several articles about the pay gap for a paper one of my high schoolers is working on.


Life is moving at the speed of light right now, and most of it is good and wonderful.

By: Jason Halcombe
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If you had happened upon my grandparent’s home in Mineral Wells, Texas on any Saturday some five decades ago, you would have found my aunts and uncles on their knees with scrub brushes washing the kitchen floors clean.


“We may not live in a fancy home,” my grandma Olga would say, “but the pope himself should be able to eat off these floors.”


By: Mary Hood Hart
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After college, living frugally on graduation money I’d received, I spent almost a year in a small town in Italy. It was a place I’d come to love after having studied there during the summer of my junior year. As a single woman living alone, without much spending money and few friends, I had a lot of time by myself.


By: Father Douglas K. Clark
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The last phase of the Easter Season, from the Ascension to Pentecost, is supposed to be an intense period—a “novena” (nine days)—of prayer to the Holy Spirit, whom the Risen Lord sent upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Father, on the dies pentecostes, the 50th day of his new and risen life. There are nine days between the traditional “Ascension Thursday” and Pentecost Sunday and so the Church has given us this nine-day novena of prayer to prepare us to celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.



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