For information about the 15th Annual Oscar Gala for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newnan~Coweta County, just click the image above.
Homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
My homily from Sunday, November 21, 2021 – The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available at: Deacon Steve’s Homilies. As always, your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
These folks came down to Pawleys Island beach and set up their gear directly in front of us (violating common beach protocol). But my question is, what is the point of this setup? #BeachFail
Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
My homily from Sunday, August 1, 2021 – The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available at: Deacon Steve’s Homilies. As always, your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
My homily from Sunday, June 20, 2021 – The 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available at: Deacon Steve’s Homilies. As always, your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.
Adult Faith Formation – The Catholic Letters
For a long time I posted the presentations that I used in Faith Formation classes. Then, for some unknown reason, I stopped posting them. Well of course for 2020 there weren’t any classes so I am off the hook for that year. What happened in 2019 is just a mystery!
I have started posting those presentations again beginning with the first two from the current class on the Catholic Letters in the Bible. They will be available on the Adult Faith Formation page of this website!
I plan to keep them up to date in the future!
EF 4 Tornado in My Hometown of Newnan
Last Friday at around 12:30am an EF 4 tornado ripped through my hometown of Newnan, Georgia. Emergency responders, electric crews, charities and citizen volunteers have spent a week struggling to begin to clean up our town.
With over 1,500 homes significantly damaged or destroyed, we have an acute homeless problem. Newnan High School is damaged, perhaps beyond any hope of repair. Charities are working to keep up with the need for food, water, and other necessities.
A lot of work is being done to address the short term needs but those soon will transition to medium and longer term needs stretching into 2022 and 2023. We are in for a long recovery.
A New Day
For a lot of people, the year 2020 was awful. We were hardly into it when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. For me personally, it started off really bad. On January 13th, my father passed away, which for me like so many other people was a time of sadness, hurt and pain. Shortly thereafter, I had an minor outpatient procedure but ended up in hospital with an internal bleed. Then came the pandemic – shelter in place, wear a mask, don’t touch anyone, shortages of things like toilet paper, rubbing alcohol and even beans!
To be honest, I struggled through the year. I didn’t see my daughter and her husband for more than 30 minutes during the year and my grandchildren for only 10 days. Playing the banjo lost its appeal – and there are no sad banjo songs! We saw social events cancelled, charitable fundraisers moved to virtual, and then volunteering during the early voting and day-of voting in the Georgia general election and Senate run-offs was an exercise in restraint as people from both political sides tried to goad us into a wrongful comment or reaction.Continue reading “A New Day”
Tour of Coweta Bicycle Ride
The 1st annual Tour of Coweta is on April 17, 2021 at 8:00am. This event benefits the Newnan Rotary Club which does wonderful work within our community including: delivering Meals on Wheels, recognizing our veterans, providing Newnan with the 4th of July fireworks, and many other service projects.
The century takes place on the beautiful country roads of Coweta County, Georgia. The event will start at 8am for all participants at the Historic Newnan Train Depot in downtown Newnan. From there, multiple routes will be available in 25, 45, 62, and 100 mile rides. The Tour of Coweta Century is fully supported. SAG stops and mechanical support will be provided and participants will be entertained to a post ride meal downtown and the Rock & Road Cycling Festival. Participants will be provided with SWAG bag, T-Shirt, and $10 Lunch Coupon for after the event celebrations. Day of Registration available for $55.
For more information, to sponsor or to register, visit: http://tourofcoweta.com
Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King
My homily from Sunday, November 22, 2020 – The Solemnity of Christ the King is now available at: Deacon Steve’s Homilies. As always, your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.