As part of the English Lenten Day of Reflection at Saint Joseph Church, Bainbridge, March 4, parishioners put the names of those in need of prayer in a basket on the altar and prayed for them. On March 25, the parish’s Hispanic community participated in their own Lenten retreat. Photograph provided by Father Raul Vasquez, ST, of Saint Joseph Church.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, participated in the 2017 International Cherry Blossom Parade. Pictured at the right is Father Scott Winchel, pastor. To his right is Father Vernon Knight, parochial vicar. Driving her own BMW is parishioner Katelyn Heck Doss, accompanied by her husband. Saint Joseph Church has been the Official Cherry Blossom Festival Church for past festivals and is looking forward to being so again. Photograph by Rebecca Brown.
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.
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.
The Catholic ministry whose work includes caring for the spiritual life of those who work in the seas announced Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, Texas, as its new bishop promoter in the United States.
Bishop Cahill succeeds now-retired Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah, Georgia, who has served as bishop promoter of the Apostleship of the Sea since February 2008.