Fr. Gerald Ragan, VF, Pastor

Fr. Vernon Knight,
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Lou Lindsey,
Senior Parochial Vicar

Fr. Michael Hull

Fr. David Arnoldt

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Prayer For Expressing Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of our day, we sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in our lives. Our blessings are many and our hearts are filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

We thank you, too for those things in our lives that are less than we would hope them to be: things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When our hearts feel stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in our weary eyes, still we rejoice that you are as near to us as our next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, we are growing and learning. In the silence of our souls, we thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. We make this prayer through the greatest gift of all, Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen! Amen!

Saint Mary on the Hill

St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church

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Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass for Sunday:
Saturday 5:00 pm

7:45 am, 10:30 am,
12:15 pm, 5:30 pm

Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15am
Miraculous Medal Novena
& Evening Mass 5:15 pm,

Saturday Morning Mass & Anointing of the Sick

Monday 5:00pm & Saturday 4:30pm

Holy Days of Obligation:
Please consult the bulletin.

Arrangements should be made at least four
months in advance.

are celebrated
once a month
(except during Lent). Please call office to register.

Prayer for Vocations

O God, hear our prayer and let our cry come unto You.
Bless our Diocese of Savannah with many vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
Give the men and women You call the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in the footsteps of Your priestly Son.

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Welcome to St. Mary on the Hill Parish! We are a stewardship parish and the spiritual home of over 2400 families. We are involved in many different ministries with a strong emphasis on Catholic formation. We are blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We hope you find our website to be informative and a good introduction to our very vibrant faith community. Please know you are always welcome to visit us, pray with us and / or join the parish. Thank you for checking us out.
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Excerpt from Fr. Jerry's Corner: Our Faith Community is happy to welcome back Fr. Vernon Knight as our new Parochial Vicar who served with us for a summer as a seminarian intern. My first Parochial Vicar was a saint, Fr. Charlie Hughes who was my Vicar in Sandersville when I was pastor of Immaculate Conception in Dublin. More than likely Fr. Vernon will be my last Parochial Vicar and I couldnít be more pleased. He is a hard worker and I know you will find him very approachable. Fr. Vernon was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, May 31, 2014. He was born in Washington City, Indiana to his parents Vernon W. Knight, Sr. and Rebecca Knight. His home parish is Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warner Robins, Georgia. He is coming to us from his first priestly assignment as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon, GA. These appointments are effective as of June 14th.

Fr. Frank
Father Edward R. Frank, retired priest of the Diocese of Savannah, died today (June 8, 2017) at Mercy Center in Rochester, New York. A Memorial Mass for Fr. Frank will be held Saturday morning, June 24, 2017 at 9:15am.

Father Edward R. Frank peacefully passed unto Glory on the morning of June 8, 2017 at Mercy Center in Rochester, New York. His dear cousin Sr. Joyce Wittman, SSND, was at his bedside. Father Frank, 90, a native of Rochester was ordained at Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio in 1957. He volunteered to serve in the Diocese of Savannah because of the shortage of priests here.

He began his priestly service as assistant pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Savannah in 1957. Among other places in the Diocese he served at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah and was pastor of St. Joseph Church in Augusta before retiring as pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Moultrie in 2001.

For decades he served as chaplain for the Belle Meade Fox Hunt in Thomson, Georgia, reciting an ancient prayer of St. Hubert of France as he blessed the hounds, riders and foxes on the first Saturday of November. He lived in retirement here for over ten years before moving to Mercy Center in Rochester. He recently celebrated his 60th anniversary of priestly ministry.

Survivors include his sister, Teresa Frank Smith; a brother, Herbert Frank and his wife, Elaine; sister-in-law, Mildred Frank; his cousin, Sister Joyce Whitman SSND; and several nieces, nephews, and three great-nieces. Bishop J. Kevin Boland, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Savannah, celebrated the Funeral Mass for Fr. Frank on Tuesday, June 13, 107 at the Mercy Center. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Mercy at Mercy Center, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY or to St. Mary on the Hill.

Please keep the happy repose of the soul of Father Frank in your prayers.

Upcoming Events:

Father Edward Frank Memorial Mass
Saturday, June 24 9:15 am

Focus on Abilities Mass
Sunday, June 25 12:15 pm

Art Camp
Monday - Thursday, June 26 -30 9:00 am

Basketball Camp
Monday - Thursday, June 26 -30 12:30 pm

Welcome Reception for Fr. Vernon Knight,Parochial Vicar; Laura Webster, Principal & Andrew Barnick, Music Director
Saturday, July 1 6:00 pm

Baptism Prep Class
Sunday, July 2 1:30 pm

Summer Film Series
"Sons of Liberty"
Monday, July 3 & 10 10:30 am

100 Year Anniversary Event
Summer Series - Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
The parish Community in the Mind, Heart and Teaching of Pope Francis
Wednesday, July 12 6:00 pm

Columbarium Dedication and Reception
Tuesday, July 25 9:15 am

100 Year Anniversary Event
Summer Series - Sr. Laura Ann Grady, CSJ
A Seed is Planted....
Wednesday, July 26 6:00 pm

Farewell Reception for Fr. Jerry Ragan
Saturday, July 29 6:00 pm

100 Year Anniversary Event
All School Friday Mass and Reception
Friday, September 1 9:15 am

100 Year Anniversary Event
CCD and Reception
Sunday, September 17 9:00 am

100 Year Anniversary Event
Dr. Richard Elliott, Mormon Tabernacle Organ Recital
Tuesday, October 10 7:00 pm

100 Year Anniversary Event
Summerville Tour of Homes - St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church
Saturday, October 21 12:00 noon

100 Year Anniversary Event
Summerville Tour of Homes - St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church
Sunday, October 22 2:00 pm

100 Year Anniversary Event
20th Perpetual Adoration Anniversary Benediction
Wednesday, November 15 7:00 pm

100 Year Anniversary Event
100 Year Anniversary Mass and GALA BALL
Friday, December 8 6:00 pm

Parish Mission Statement
St. Mary on the Hill Parish, a Catholic faith community, is committed to caring for Godís people through stewardship. We are bound together by the Eucharist, directed by the Gospel teachings and the teachings of the Church, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and are committed to sharing in the ministry of Jesus Christ. As stewards, we will proclaim the Gospel, promote peace and justice, and use our time, talents, and treasure to advance Godís Kingdom.

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