Dear St. Catherine Parish Family,
This morning Pope Francis named Archbishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv., as seventh archbishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Archbishop Hartmayer is currently the Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, and will succeed Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, who served as Atlanta’s archbishop from January 2005 to May 2019.
This is something of a homecoming for Archbishop Hartmayer, who served as pastor of St. Philip Benizi in Jonesboro for 15 years and as pastor at St. John Vianney in Lithia Springs for a year before being called to be the bishop of Savannah.
We are looking forward to formally welcoming our new shepherd at his installation on Wednesday, May 6, at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell.