Theology on Tap returns in May! We will be hosting a monthly event the last Wednesday of every month centered on Catholic Faith for Young Adults. This month, the event takes place on Wednesday, May 25th at the Knights of Columbus Balcony (3 W Liberty Street above The Public restaurant). Social time begins at 7:30pm, followed by a talk at 8:00pm. Fr. Drew Larkin is our speaker. The Knights of Columbus Bar is available to us; it is cash only, so don’t forget to bring it with you.
MEMORIAL SERVICE TO HONOR DECEASED VETERANS
A Memorial Mass, to honor deceased Veterans, will be celebrated at 6:00 PM Thursday, May 26th, at the Catholic Cemetery, 1720 Wheaton St. The Service will be held at the base of the Holy Cross, at the rear of the Cemetery. The road leading to the Holy Cross will be lined with Memorial Crosses placed there by the Catholic War Veterans, Post 1943 of Savannah. Open to the Public. Bring a lawn chair if you want to sit.
On Saturday, May 28th, at 10:00 AM, at the Cathedral Basilica, Bishop Parkes will ordain twelve men to the Diaconate for service in the Diocese of Savannah. Eleven of those men will be ordained Permanent Deacons. One man, Lewis King, is a seminarian for the Diocese and is studying for the Priesthood. He will be ordained a Transitional Deacon.
I am delighted to say that Mr. Joe Mullin will be ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Cathedral Parish. Joe has been preparing and studying for the past five years to be ordained a Deacon. He will join Deacon Dewain Smith on the Cathedral Staff and will concentrate on Adult Education, visiting the sick and homebound, and assisting at the Liturgy in the Cathedral. Joe moved to Savannah from the Washington, DC area, with his wife Angeline and their English bulldog (Chugg) in 2015. Joe and Angeline have two grown daughters, Theresa and Margaret, both of whom live in Texas. Joe earned a BA in Philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa) from St. Louis University, and later studied Organizational Theory at Templeton College, Oxford University. He has recently completed an MA in theology from St. Leo University, as part of his Diaconate formation.
Joe served 27 years with the Central Intelligence Agency in overseas and domestic assignments. At the end of his tenure he received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal for exceptional service.
Joe admits to being a big St. Louis Cardinals fan! In his spare time he has also studied for and been certified as a specialist of wine (CSW) and a Sommelier. He spends some time each week working as a sommelier at Johnnie Ganem’s on Habersham Street. (I promise, that’s not why he is being ordained a Deacon.)
Please pray for Joe as he prepares to be ordained, and give him a great welcome to the Cathedral Staff.
Rev. J. Gerard Schreck