The Diocese of Savannah primarily serves rural communities where the missions are small, distances are vast, and the love for Jesus Christ is deep. We are a missionary diocese in need of young men to serve as priests with a missionary spirit that is sacrificial and creative.
While the Diocese does encompass larger cities such as Augusta, Savannah, Macon, Columbus, Albany, and Valdosta, the majority of its 38,000 square miles are filled with peaches, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, onions, peanuts, pecans, cotton, and many other crops. The faith is alive not only in the cities, but also in the small agrarian communities, some of which have had a Catholic presence for almost two hundred years.
As a missionary diocese our resources are limited, yet by God’s grace and the generosity of many, the presence of the Catholic Church is felt in a territory where less than three percent of the population is Catholic. The rapid increase of Latin American immigrants in the past decades has transformed our diocese and we look forward to a future where Christ continues to be proclaimed in our diocese. Pope Francis calls every baptized person to be missionary disciple. This call resounds in South Georgia, and most especially in the hearts of our seminarians and priests.
Could God be calling you to serve Him as a priest or religious?
Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.