Wednesday, April 19, 2023
BLESSING OUR CATHEDRAL BASILICA’S BASILICA INSIGNIA…
In 2020 our Savannah Cathedral was given a papal honor, approved by the Vatican and named a Minor Basilica. On Tuesday night, Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, Archbishop of Atlanta and our former bishop, celebrated the Mass for the blessing of the insignia of a minor basilica. Our bishop, Bishop Stephen Parkes actually blessed the insignia. Bishop J. Kevin Boland our 88 year old retired bishop was also present. It was 28 years ago to the day that he was ordained our bishop in this same cathedral and I was the MC for it. One of the photos is the completely remodeled ”basement” social hall of the Cathedral Basilica where priests now vest for large celebrations. We also had our clergy conference banquet following the Mass. The renovation is magnificent. Prior to this it was very plain and ugly.