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Clergy Conference

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Clergy Conference Each year, the priests serving in the Diocese of Savannah gather the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter for fraternity and some continuing education. The conference rotates between the seven Deaneries: Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Statesboro, and Valdosta-Brunswick. This year Statesboro […]

Happy Easter!

Greeting: Christ is risen! Response: He is risen indeed! This is our greeting throughout the Easter Season! So, don’t be surprised if I say this to you instead of hello or good morning! Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday within the Octave of Easter) The 2nd Sunday of Easter is known as Divine Mercy Sunday. We remember […]

Happy Easter!

Greeting: Christ is risen! Response: He is risen indeed! This is our greeting throughout the Easter Season! So, don’t be surprised if I say this to you instead of hello or good morning! After six weeks of Lent, we celebrate eight weeks of Easter! Our Lord, who was dead, has been raised and is alive! […]

Parish Mission

Thank you to our Redemptorist Priests who led us through our Parish Mission last week! What a blessed time of retreat and reflection! I hope that each of you were able to attend one of the evening sessions and enter into the beauty of the mission preparing us to celebrate Holy Week and the Easter […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sunday, March 17, the 5th Sunday of Lent, is also the celebration of St. Patrick, missionary to the Irish people, Bishop and Patron of Ireland and beyond! Patrick was a man of great faith, courage, and zeal for souls. He wanted what was best for the people who enslaved him, he wanted their salvation. He […]

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Congratulations to our young men and women who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday! What a joyful evening it was! The Holy Spirit came down in abundance! Thank you all for your prayers for them. May the Holy Spirit lead them into who He wants them to be as disciples of Jesus Christ! PARISH […]

The Sacrament of Confirmation

On Wednesday, March 6th, 56 of our 8th graders will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from the Holy Spirit through the prayer and imposition of hands of Bishop Parkes! What a joyful evening it will be! These young men and women will receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Fear of the Lord, Piety, […]

Rite of Sending and Rite of Election

On the First Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the Rite of Sending and the Rite of Election. At the 11:30 AM mass, we will have the Rite of Sending in which we, as a St. James Catholic Community, send to the Bishop those who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil and those who will […]

Lent Begins!

After the shortest Advent possible, we now have a very early Lent and Easter! Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday, February 14th! I hope you are ready! In just a few days we begin the beautiful penitential season of Lent in which we remind ourselves of the need we have for a Savior and prepare […]

School of Spiritual Direction

It is good to be home! Two weeks away including two Sundays is a long time to be away! I am happy to be home after a wonderful experience at the Alleluia School of Spiritual Direction! SCHOOL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Thank you for all the prayers for myself and two of our parishioners who attended […]

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