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Diocesan Offices

Archives and Records Management

Director

  • Stephanie Braddy, CA
  • Phone: 912-201-4078
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Archives & Records manages records created by the Diocese of Savannah; serves as the institutional repository for records of historical and enduring value; and promotes an understanding of the Catholic Church, her history, and her heritage in South Georgia. The department was erected in accordance with Canon 482.

Bishop Emeritus

Assistant to the Bishop Emeritus

  • Pat Signs
  • Phone: 912-201-4069
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Thirteenth Bishop of Savannah: 1995–2011

The Most Reverend J. Kevin Boland was appointed the thirteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah by Pope John Paul II on February 7, 1995. He was consecrated and installed on April 18, 1995 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.

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Bishop's Office

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Assistant to the Bishop

  • Maggie Blanc
  • Phone: 912-201-4126
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Fifteenth Bishop of Savannah: 2020–

The Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes was appointed the fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah by His Holiness Pope Francis on July 8, 2020. He was consecrated and installed on September 23, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

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Black Catholic Ministry

Director

  • Reverend Robert E. Chaney
  • Phone: 912-201-4077

November is Black Catholic History Month.

Black Catholic Ministry assists the Bishop in facilitating the participation of Black Catholics in South Georgia in the mission of the Church.

Annually, the Office sponsors a Day of Reflection at one parish in the diocese as a prelude to sending a delegation to the National Black Catholic Congress.

Catholic Charities

Managing Director of Pastoral and Community Services

  • Deacon Kevin Knight, CW3 (Ret.)
  • Phone: 912-201-4076
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Catholic Charities works in collaboration with parish communities and other organizations to serve the needy in South Georgia. Respecting the dignity and potential of each human person, we offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless, and empower the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.

Catholic Education

Vicar of Evangelization and Education

  • Very Rev. Kevin O'Keefe
  • Phone: 912-201-4122
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Superintendent of Schools

  • Carrie Jane Williamson
  • Phone: 912-201-4120
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The Diocese of Savannah Catholic Schools provide a unique educational experience that powers potential by preparing hearts, educating minds, revealing Christ and cultivating the Roman Catholic tradition.

Directory of Catholic Schools

Catholic Foundation of South Georgia

The Catholic Foundation of South Georgia is a non-profit, independent charitable foundation that exists to provide effective stewardship of philanthropic assets entrusted to its care by donors who desire to advance the religious, charitable and educational works of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, its parishes, schools and agencies.

The Foundation serves parishes, schools and families by offering resources and strategies for planned giving. Partnering with professional advisors in parishes across the diocese to offer vehicles for planned giving, the Foundation works with parish councils, school finance boards and agency representatives to help grow their endowment funds.

Download the CFSG Annual Report

Catholic Pastoral Center

  • 2170 E. Victory Drive
    Savannah, GA 31404
  • Phone: 912-201-4100

CPC

The Catholic Pastoral Center of the Diocese of Savannah serves Almighty God and the people of South Georgia through Christ-centered discipleship, leadership, and relationships.

Chancellor

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Chancellor

  • Deacon Kevin Knight, CW3 (Ret.)
  • Phone: 912-201-4100
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The Chancellor is the official keeper of the diocesan records and archives and is the diocesan notary.

Child and Youth Protection

Safe Environment Director

  • Joan B. Altmeyer
  • Phone: 912-201-4074
  • Toll-Free Hotline: 888-357-5330
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Bishops' Charter

Georgia Sex Offender Registry

National Sex Offender Registry

Bishops' Endorsement of VIRTUS 4.0

VIRTUS.org

VIRTUS Training Schedule

Reporting Procedures (English)

Reporting Procedures (Spanish)

List of Credibly Accused

Child and Youth Protection is committed to providing safe environments and fostering continuous improvement in every organization that sponsors activities and/or provides services to children and youth.

Communications

Managing Director

  • Jillison Parks
  • 912-201-4051
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The Communications Office serves as the primary media contact for the Diocese; oversees the production of the diocesan magazine, the Southern Cross; provides creative services to diocesan offices and ministries; manages diocesan websites; and provides public relations assistance to diocesan offices and parishes.

Consecrated Life

Delegate for Consecrated Life

  • Catherine Richie
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Consecrated Life is the living of a life dedicated to God by a sacred bond.

The most familiar sacred bond is a vow, but lifelong promises and acts of consecration, made in accord with a charism or with the knowledge and approval of a spiritual director, are also sacred bonds.

The Office of Consecrated Life serves as an advocate for the Religious and Consecrated serving in the Diocese of Savannah.

Discerning a Vocation

Construction and Properties

Director

  • John Grim
  • Phone: 912-201-4066
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The Office of Construction & Properties serves as an advisor to the Bishop for buildings and construction to assist in good maintenance of existing properties and ensure the integrity of new building construction or renovation projects.

The office is responsible for monitoring the renovation and maintenance of all Diocesan properties not directly under a parish or Diocesan agency.

Construction and Properties

General Forms and Policies Risk Management

Cultural Engagement

Director

  • Sandra Molina
  • Phone: 912-201-4064
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The Body of Christ has many members. The Office of Cultural Engagement helps parishes and schools foster an atmosphere of understanding and engagement within our culturally diverse Church, building relationships and welcoming all persons into the Body of Christ.

Ecumenism and Interreligious Relations

Director

  • Reverend Michael J. Kavanaugh
  • Phone: 912-897-5156
  • 7020 Concord Road
    Savannah, GA 31410

The mission of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Savannah to all the people of South Georgia includes a mission to and with the other Christian churches, ecclesial communities, and those who worship in non-Christian religions.

Ecumenically, we seek to build on the unity already existing among Christians because of our common heritage in "the apostolic teaching, communal life, the breaking of the bread, and prayer." (Acts 1:44-46) The Diocese is pledged to foster and promote dialogue, study, and collaboration among Christian communities.

Interreligiously, we seek to come to a more faithful common understanding with those who worship in traditions other than Christian. We acknowledge the ancient traditions in which a growing number of those who live and work in our area worship, and we pledge ourselves to better understanding and mutual respect.

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