By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9912-6/6/19

In the midmorning on two consecutive Saturdays ordination ceremonies took place in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. First on May 25 two seminarians, Carlos Rivero  and Nathanael Swann were ordained by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., as transitional deacons – that is to say deacons on a path to the priesthood. On June 1, Deacon Patrick May was ordained a priest after completing seven years of seminary studies including a pastoral year as a transitional deacon.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9911-5/23/19



Name: Patrick May
Seminary: Mount St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg, MD
Ordination to the Priesthood: June 1, 2019

After my third year of seminary, I attended the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. During my eight-day silent retreat, I came to a peaceful finality with my discernment for the vocation to the priesthood.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9826-12/20/18

 The images on the left can also be viewed on our Smugmug gallery: Transitional Diaconate Ordination of Ageba Solomon Kaanan
Watch a recording of Ageba Solomon Kaanan's transitional diaconate ordination Mass below.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9814-7/5/18

Following is an abbreviated version of the ordination homily of Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. 


As we just heard in John’s Gospel, I say to you, what the risen Jesus said to his apostles huddled in the upper room: “Peace be with you.”


In the first reading we heard that God anointed the prophet Isaiah to “announce a year of favor from the Lord.


By: Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Originally Appeared in : 9811-5/24/18

Bishop Hartmayer’s homily for the Diaconate Ordination 2018


My dear brothers and sisters, today, the Diocese of Savannah is blessed to have 13 candidates presenting themselves to be ordained to the Order of Deacon.


I welcome Bishop Boland, the priests, deacons, consecrated religious, seminarians, family and friends of these candidates and all who have come here to witness this joyful celebration.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9806-3/15/18

The Diaconate Ordinations will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.    Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Bishop of Savannah, will Ordain 2 Transitional Deacons and 11 Permanent Deacons. A reception will follow from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah at 2 West Bay Street.    


Transitional Deacons
Theodore Agba
Peter Lanshima


By: Staf
Originally Appeared in : 9712-6/8/17

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