Thursday, July 28, 2011
I'M BACK! A NEW BISHOP FOR OUR DIOCESE, BISHOP-ELECT GREGORY J. HARTMAYER! WELCOME TO HIM INDEED!
So much has happened since I left for vacation on July 7th. The biggest news is that it took me leaving for vacation for our Holy Father to name a new bishop for the Diocese of Savannah! There are two big surprises here! the first is that he has ministered in the Archdiocese of Atlanta For the past 15 years as a pastor of my former parochial vicar's home parish, Saint Philip Benizi and he is a Franciscan priest. Who would have thought?
I'm posting two videos of note. Bishop elect Gregory J. Hartmayer's video upon arriving in the diocese for his announcement and Fr. Dawid Kwiatkowski's homily for the memorial Mass of the late Lauren Giddings. Fr. Dawid was just ordained in June and arrived int he parish four days before I departed for vacation and did a marvelous ministry in my absence. Oh to have the energy of youth and his faith!
WMAZ TV in Macon carried live on their internet page the memorial Mass for Lauren Giddings. This portion is Fr. Dawid Kwiatkowski preaching the homily. We're all very proud of Fr. Dawid who took care of the parish in such a wonderful way!
FATHER DAWID'S HOMILY FOR LAUREN GIDDINGS, PRESS HERE!