bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer conferred with the Bishop Gartland Service Awards
that 68 South Georgians are recipients of the 2012 Gartland Award.
Twenty-three Savannah area
residents received the Gartland Award Sunday, which is given for outstanding
service to the Catholic Church.
Savannah area residents Mary
and Ray Gawronski received the award; they helped with a major restoration of the
north side of Sacred Heart Church and have served meals to the homeless for
over 15 years.
Darrel N. Jordan from
Resurrection of Our Lord Church in Savannah earned the award by keeping up with
his youth group members from his Army post in Iraq through letters.
2012 Gartland Award recipients from the Savannah area:
Dr. Gretchen K. Reese and Louis G.
Waldhour Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Dozier Cook and Toni Cook Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port
Mary Gawronski and Ray Gawronski
Sacred Heart Church,Savannah
Lois Haslam and Michael Povec St. Peter the Apostle Church,
Darrell A. Jordon and David Wilson
Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Savannah
Julie L. Haas and Carole Moylan Massey St. Frances Cabrini
Son V. Dang Saints Peter and Paul Church, Savannah
James J. Collins, Jr. and Elizabeth M. Pinckney Most Blessed
Sacrament Church, Savannah
Thomas E. Butler, Jr. and Helen Marie
Stevenson St. Michael Church, Tybee Island
Janice Kosek and Paul Sweatt St. Boniface Church,
Bob Egan and Joyce Egan St. James Church, Savannah