By: Sheryl Cohen
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

Thirty-eight years is a long time to do anything. At 73 years old, Helen Beddow can relate to that. Since 1979, Helen has been the organist and music director at Saint James Catholic Church in Savannah. Her almost four-decades came to an end on March 26 when Helen led the music at all four weekend Masses for the last time.

By: Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

Following is the homily Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM. Conv., gave March 29 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah during the diocese’s first Lenten prayer service for survivors of abuse.


The suffering of the innocent has mystified and bewildered people of Faith long before Isaiah the Prophet wrote the moving description of God’s suffering Servant that we just heard in our first reading.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9706-3/16/17

SAVANNAH—At many workplaces, religion is as taboo as politics.


But as the 20 professionals who graduated from the first two Catholic Charities Leadership Classes have learned, it doesn’t have to be. 


There are ways to incorporate faith and various aspects of Catholic social teaching into a professional life so that as guest speaker Father Pablo Migone remarked, there is a harmony between the two. 


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9706-3/16/17

SAVANNAH—Making a parallel between the liturgical timing of Lent this year and its seasonal timing, at least here in southern Georgia, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM. Conv., told the catechumens and candidates preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church that the next 40 days would be a chance for them to grow.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 p. 16

A teacher of more than 20 years, Father Paul Cabrita, S.M. does not get to spend as much time in the classroom as he once did, but that has not stopped him from teaching or even learning new things himself.

By: Southern Cross Staff

Appeared in Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 on p. 6


Here are the names and parishes of the couples who celebrated 25 (Silver Jubilee) or 50 (Golden Jubilee) years of marriage Feb. 12, 2017 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah.

(Click on image below to zoom in)

By: Staff

Appeared in Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 on p. 1


By: Michael J. Johnson

Back lit stained glass windows placed high in the wide open foyer overlook the registry desk and waiting area. A rose window 10 feet in diameter stands to the left of the entrance. Its center is the rose window previously in the Mercy Chapel on the grounds.

The 17,000 square foot expansion includes a new addition to the Emergency Department (ED) by 14,815 square feet. The number of rooms, once renovation of the existing ED is complete, will increase from 24 to 33. There is a crucifix hanging prominently in the new larger ED rooms.

By: Benedictine Military School

SAVANNAH – Benedictine Military School celebrated the opening of Phase I of its Brown STEM Wing with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. BC’s Brown STEM Wing is a state-of-the-art 19,000-square-foot academic addition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics named in honor of  Edward J. Brown, Jr. (BC Class of 1933) and  Edward J. Brown III (BC Class of 1966). Construction for Phase I of the project cost $3.4 million.

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