Issue 9905-2/28/19

By: Father Pablo Migone
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On Sunday, Feb. 6, 1803, a Catholic priest arrived to Savannah and the small Catholic community requested that he celebrate Mass. Father Oliver Le Mercier had once been assigned to the parish church of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, founded just a few years before by newly arrived French-speaking Catholics who had fled both the Haitian Revolution to the south and the French Revolution to the east. These refugees fled fearing for their lives and became the first Catholic citizens of Savannah. 
 
By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
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VATICAN CITY (CNS)--The Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis affirmed the U.S. bishops’ strong belief that bishops and cardinals who abuse children or cover up abuse must be held accountable, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

 

The cardinal attended the Feb. 21-24 summit as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 

By: Staff
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 February 15, 2019

After consultation with the members of the Presbyteral Council and with others, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of Savannah, decrees that the name of the mission of St. Raymond be renamed and from henceforth referred to as the mission of St. Frances of Rome.  The boundaries of this mission are not changing and they remain the same, all of Bacon County.  The church serving this parish is located in the city of Alma, Georgia.  This change took effect on January 30, 2019.  

By: Rachel Balducci
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Paul and I traveled to Savannah last weekend to join about a hundred other couples from our diocese who were celebrating Silver and Golden Jubilees. We made a weekend out of it with our good friends Bill and Kajse, who got married a few months before us so many moons ago.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

SAVANNAH--Two first-class relics of Saint Anthony of Padua arrived in Savannah Feb. 22 for veneration as a part of a 10-day diocesan-wide tour.

 

Transported by Father Bortolino Maistrello, OFM Conv., a friar of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Padua, Italy, the relics first stopped at Blessed Sacrament Church in Savannah, and over the next nine days also traveled throughout many of the Diocese of Savannah’s seven deaneries. 

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
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The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity in Warner Robins (Trinitarians) want to make the “Holy Spirit better known and loved”—as per their rule of life and charism—by offering customizable retreats for parishes throughout the Diocese of Savannah this Lent.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
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The famous poet Robert Frost once wrote, “good fences make good neighbors,” but it could be said that “shirtless, wild boys sprinting through the yard with sticks make for no neighbors.” 

 

By: Mary Hood Hart
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I witnessed the body of Christ tormented and anguished. I witnessed the Body of Christ cast into shadow and fear. I witnessed the suffering body of Christ on an ordinary weekday in an ordinary North Carolina town. 

 

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
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On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, gave a farewell address to the American people. He famously stated, “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.” 

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

The Pastoral Center’s newest employee isn’t shy about expressing her passion for the Catholic faith and the Church. 

 

As the new director of catechesis for children within the Department of Catholic Education, Sarah Viancourt hopes to channel that passion by helping children realize and deepen their religious potential. 

 

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