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Diocesan Ministries

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.

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.

Fellowship and Life

Director

  • Patrick Tunnell
  • Phone: 912-201-4068
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The Office of Fellowship and Life helps parishes and schools embrace the great gift of life – life with Christ and with one another – by supporting the domestic Church through families and Christian fraternity.

Formation and Catechesis

Director

  • Caroline Geddings
  • Phone: 912-201-4057
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As Christians, we are never done being formed and catechized. The Office of Formation and Catechesis helps parishes and schools form spiritually mature, intentional Catholics who actively live out their faith through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

Scouting

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting Chair

  • Chad Sweeney
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The Diocesan Committee on Catholic Scouting exists to…

  • give guidance, vitality and leadership in the spiritual life of all Catholic Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire youth (SCOUTS) of the diocese.
  • make the entire Boy Scouts, Venture, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire (SCOUTING) programs available to increasing numbers of youths in parish units and in units operated by Catholic organizations.
  • promote the spiritual growth of SCOUTS through religious emblems/recognition programs (AWARDS), retreats, and liturgies.
  • supplement the spiritual phase of SCOUTING programs with special instructions and activities for Catholic SCOUTS.

 

Young Adult Ministry

Serving and supporting all Catholic young adults aged 18-38, both single and married, in their desire to enter more deeply into a relationship with Christ through fellowship, service, formation, and worship in and through the Catholic Faith.

Augusta
Spirit and Truth
Macon
St. Joseph's CYA
Savannah
The Frassati Sacred Social Society
Low Country Catholics
Theology on Tap

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry…

  • advocates and encourages ministry to the young church in the parish setting within all cultures, settings, and environments to fully incorporate young people into the life of the parish.
  • provides ongoing support, mentoring, networking and training opportunities for the adult/youth leaders as well as those whom they serve.
  • fosters personal and spiritual growth of adult/youth leaders to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

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.

Cultural Engagement

Director

  • Sandra Molina
  • Phone: 912-201-4064
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Fellowship and Life

Director

  • Patrick Tunnell
  • Phone: 912-201-4068
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Office of Fellowship and Life helps parishes and schools embrace the great gift of life – life with Christ and with one another – by supporting the domestic Church through families and Christian fraternity.

Formation and Catechesis

Director

  • Caroline Geddings
  • Phone: 912-201-4057
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As Christians, we are never done being formed and catechized. The Office of Formation and Catechesis helps parishes and schools form spiritually mature, intentional Catholics who actively live out their faith through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

Scouting

Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting Chair

  • Chad Sweeney
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Diocesan Committee on Catholic Scouting exists to…

  • give guidance, vitality and leadership in the spiritual life of all Catholic Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire youth (SCOUTS) of the diocese.
  • make the entire Boy Scouts, Venture, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls and Camp Fire (SCOUTING) programs available to increasing numbers of youths in parish units and in units operated by Catholic organizations.
  • promote the spiritual growth of SCOUTS through religious emblems/recognition programs (AWARDS), retreats, and liturgies.
  • supplement the spiritual phase of SCOUTING programs with special instructions and activities for Catholic SCOUTS.

 

Young Adult Ministry

Serving and supporting all Catholic young adults aged 18-38, both single and married, in their desire to enter more deeply into a relationship with Christ through fellowship, service, formation, and worship in and through the Catholic Faith.

Augusta
Spirit and Truth
Macon
St. Joseph's CYA
Savannah
The Frassati Sacred Social Society
Low Country Catholics
Theology on Tap

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry…

  • advocates and encourages ministry to the young church in the parish setting within all cultures, settings, and environments to fully incorporate young people into the life of the parish.
  • provides ongoing support, mentoring, networking and training opportunities for the adult/youth leaders as well as those whom they serve.
  • fosters personal and spiritual growth of adult/youth leaders to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.
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