Several of our friars serving in the Archdiocese of Atlanta attended the September 10-13, 2018 Convocation of Priests including those pictured here: Fr. John Voytek, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Atlanta), Fr. Calixto Salvatierra Morena, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross Catholic Church – Atlanta), Fr. Vincent Gluc, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church – Jonesboro) The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D. (Metropolitan Archbishop of Atlanta), The Most Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger III (Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta), Fr. Luis Palacios Rodriguez, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church -Jonesboro) and Fr. Tom Reist, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross Church – Atlanta). In addition to these friars, also currently serving in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are Fr. Jude Michael Krill, OFM Conv. (Pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church – Atlanta) and Fr. John Koziol, OFM Conv. (Pastor of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church – Jonesboro).
The Serra Club of Atlanta sponsored the 41st Annual Day of Appreciation and Recreation for Priests preceding the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Archdiocesan Priest Convocation, September 10-13, 2018. The event was held at Lake Lanier Islands, where the priests serving the Atalanta Archdiocese could enjoy several forms of relaxation. The Convocation itself began immediately after Morning Prayer on Tuesday and ended with lunch on Thursday, September 13th.
The program focus was “Gathering for Mission: Open to Transformation,” a project of Catholic Committee of the South (CCS) in partnership with Glenmary’s Commission on Peace, Justice and Care for Creation and Maryknoll Media, as an inspired response to Pope Francis’ call for dialogue in the Church, providing practical experience in the dialog process to ecclesial leaders.