vocations

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9807-3/29/18

Photographs by Michael J. Johnson and Jessica L. Marsala. Additional photographs can be found here on our Smugmug gallery.

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: Peter Paolucci
Originally Appeared in : 9806-3/15/18

Last year, the Augusta Vocations Ministry heard a Vocations Director from another diocese on the EWTN “Vocation Boom” radio program comment on when young people think about or decide on a vocation. The Vocations Director was of the opinion that people initially start thinking about it in the 5th Grade and then think more about it in the 11th Grade.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9726-12/21/17

Question posed to 7th grade students throughout the Diocese of Savannah:  “What is your favorite memory of a priest or religious and how could that memory make you consider a vocation?”

 

Catholic School Winning Entries

 

Ava Kurtz, First Place $250
St. Anne-Pacelli School, Columbus

By: Peter Paolucci
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

It has been 15 years since the Savannah Vocations Ministry was chartered as the Serra Club of Savannah. Looking back at our beginnings 15 years ago, at our organizing reception, Bishop J. Kevin Boland observed that there were 20 men then studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Savannah and only one of them was a native of Savannah. “We must do something to produce more vocations from Savannah. I believe that prayer is the key to gaining more vocations here in Savannah.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

SAVANNAH--When Capuchin Poor Clare aspirant Jessica Schira was a young girl, her mother said that she once left home to go to church—without telling anyone. 

 

“She was really young to do that by herself,” said Carmen Sosa of her “really active, hyperactive” child, now 34 years old. 

 

At the time, Jessica lived with her maternal grandparents in the Dominican Republic while her mother lived and worked in the United States. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9720-9/28/17
The St. John Vianney Vocations Ministries of Savannah and Augusta and the Southern Cross have announced the topic question for the 2017 Vocations Essay Contest.
 
This year’s topic for the 300 to 400 word essay will be: “What is your favorite memory of a priest or religious and how could that memory make you consider a vocation?"
 
By: Staf
Originally Appeared in : 9712-6/8/17

Click on image below to zoom. See more pictures from the ordination here:

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17
SC: How did your interest in youth ministry develop? 
By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

SC: What is it about Hispanic ministry that you enjoy?

CH: I have never thought about that. But the Catholic faith is very strong within the Hispanic culture. It just permeates the culture more. Where as here in the states it’s very much more—I don’t know how to say—it’s not quite like that. It’s just sort of that passion for the faith too—to live it out, to teach it, to bring it to others—that sort of excites me as well. 

 

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