Friday, July 6, 2018

IN OTHER MAYBERRY NEWS, I MEAN, BRYAN COUNTY NEWS....

Richmond Hill first assignment for new priest

new priest

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. ordained Andrew Taylor Larkin as a Catholic priest in an ancient ritual at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah on June 30.

Father Larkin celebrated his first mass at his home parish, St. Peter Claver Church in Macon on July 1. He is the son of Mike and Angela Larkin of Macon.

Father Larkin’s first assignment is as parochial vicar at St. Anne Parish in Richmond Hill. He will also serve part time in the marriage tribunal at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Savannah.

The new priest’s journey to the priesthood was not a direct one. A 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia, Larkin was working in the business world for a number of years before he felt a calling to the priesthood.

He contacted the vocations director for the Diocese of Savannah, Father Mike Ingram, and soon was given the unique opportunity to study at the Pontifical North American College, which serves as the American seminary in Rome.

In 2016 he was ordained to the transitional diaconate, a step before priesthood, in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican.

As parochial vicar, he will assist St. Anne pastor Father Allan McDonald, pastor, in ministering to the parish of about 770 families. 

15 comments:

TJM said...

Congrats to you both and this young priest is fortunate indeed to be starting his ministry under your tutelege

rcg said...

He’s just like a ‘gator, if you feed him he’ll keep coming back.

Anonymous said...

“Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. ordained Andrew Taylor Larkin as a Catholic priest in an ancient ritual...” Ancient ritual? I didn’t know that a 1970 made up by committee ceremony is now considered “ancient”. I don’t think Saint Agustine or Saint Ambrose would recognize it. Okay now prove me wrong everybody......

The Egyptian said...

Dear Fr

Lucky you a newbie to train. Now this is tongue in cheek but remember all the things that drove you nuts with your first assignment. Be kind, you have just inherited a full grown son.

Good Luck and God bless,
The both of you
keep us posted

Augustine of Hippo said...

I recognize it.

Ambrose of Milan said...

Yes, it is good to see the continuity of the faith through the centuries. Huzzah!

Anonymous said...

Thomas Cramner here. I recognize it.

Ambrose said...

Tom, good to see you again! And it is good to realize, again, how much we share in common in terms of our shared Christian faith.

I hope that the convergence continues, leading us back to the unity established by our Lord, Jesus Christ! Cheers!

TJM said...

Tom,

Please leave and take your table with you!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ambrose. If I said it once I’ll say it again “But what availeth it to take away beads, pardons, pilgrimages, and such other like popery, so long as the two chief roots remain unpulled up? Whereof, so long as they remain, will spring again all former impediments of the Lord's harvest, and corruption of his flock. The rest is but branches and leaves, the cutting away whereof is but like topping and lopping of a tree, or cutting down of weeds, leaving the body standing and the roots in the ground; but the very body of the tree, or rather the roots of the weeds, is the popish doctrine of transubstantiation, of the real presence of Christ's flesh and blood in the sacrament of the altar (as they call it) and the sacrifice and oblation of Christ made by the priest, for the salvation of the quick and the dead." - Thomas Cramner

Cranmer said...

Hallo, Anonymous! You'll recall that I recanted of my heterodox positions five times, as Queen Mary required. When it became obvious that she was out for my blood regardless of what I said or did, I withdrew the recantations.

Had the rather rigid monarch, whose parents' marriage I declared null, acted this way toward you, you might have done the same.

See you in heaven, I hope.

Anonymous said...

“Cranmer said...
Hallo, Anonymous! You'll recall that I recanted of my heterodox positions five times, as Queen Mary required. When it became obvious that she was out for my blood regardless of what I said or did, I withdrew the recantations.....” You are boring and you know it. I why. Discussion over. Cramner out.

TJM said...

Cranmer,

LOL - you are what Catholics in the 16th century knew - a windsock with no principles. If Henry VIII ordered you to believe in Transubstantiation you did, if he ordered you not to believe in it, you did not. Kind of like a lot of fake catholic priests today that support the Abortion Party, formerly, the Democratic Party. They deserve the same fate.

Anonymous said...

TJM - You believe that Breitbart news is a source for fair and balanced reporting because The Trumpster and his minions has told you to.

So, proverbial pot, you have no room to complain.

George said...


Cranmers "victory"

Christ banished from the Eucharist, now only wine and bread; where once an altar of sacrifice, a table sits instead.

Just meager substance there remains, and no Divinity; no priest with God to make it so, no change is brought to be.

So many bereft of God's great gift; we pray the rift to heal; where once an offer of sacrifice, now only vain appeal.