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By: Timothy L. Williams
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

For three days every July 14, 15, and 16, Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery in Savannah opens its doors and invites the public to prepare for and celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

 

The following is adapted from a video (bit.ly/CarmeliteSC) produced by diocesan videographer Timothy L. Williams about the event. Williams spoke with Sister Carmela Marolda about the importance of this feast and of Mary to the Carmelite Order.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

During the final two weeks of June, a handful of public and private buildings sprinkled throughout the Savannah deanery received fresh coats of paint, the yards of others were cleaned and the hunger of the needy physically satisfied.

 

Approximately 50 teens completed these and other projects over the course of two one-week sessions, as part of Prayer and Action, the diocese's summer mission program for high school students.

 

The buildings, however, were not alone in their facelifts.  

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

Though Mass, adoration and other spiritually enriching activities bookend each day of the diocese’s annual girls' and boys' summer vocation camps, youth say that they find God not only in the camp’s chapel but also in its people.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

The diocesan delegation to the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: Joy of the Gospel in America in Orlando, Florida July 1-4 included Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Father Daniel Firmin, Father Pablo Migone, Deacon Kelley Culver, Ann Pinckney, Joan Altmeyer, Leigh Ebberwein, and Katy Beyers. 

 

Following are comments from two diocesan participants: 

 

Ann Pinckney, Diocesan Director of Evangelization:

By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

 Father Samuel Zebron, OFM Conv., 84, who served in the Diocese of Savannah for several years, died June 19 in Boynton Beach, Florida. 

 

In 1997 Franciscan Father Zebron was named pastor of Saint Joseph Church in Augusta. He was transferred to Holy Spirit Parish in Macon in 1999.

 

By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

Augusta

 

Laura Webster has been appointed principal at Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic School in Augusta. Having worked as a teacher in public education in South Carolina for 10 years. Webster began her Catholic education career at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic School in Aiken, SC in 2003. Since joining Catholic education, she has served as a teacher and assistant principal. 

 

By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

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By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has announced the following appointments which are effective July 3, 2017

  • Father Vicente Terrazas Gonzales: appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Christopher Church, Claxton, and its missions of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sandhill, and Holy Cross, Pembroke, Georgia
  • Father Paul C. Ladda: appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Teresa Church, Albany, Georgia
By: Southern Cross Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

Father Michael H. Smith, 78, a priest of the Diocese of Savannah for 51 years, died at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro early Wednesday, June 21.

 

Ordained in 1966, he had been living in retirement in Statesboro since 2007. 

 

By: Christina Knauss (The Catholic Miscellany)
Originally Appeared in : 9714-7/6/17

CHARLESTON--Bishops from the Atlanta Province reflected on a positive trend in their areas while attending their 2017 meeting June 26-28 in the Diocese of Charleston.

 

All of the dioceses which make up the province are experiencing a record amount of growth, said Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. In this regard, the Church in the Carolinas and Georgia is experiencing the exact opposite of some northern dioceses, where the number of people in the pews is declining in many areas, and parishes and schools are being closed or forced to consolidate.

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