Georgia Bulletin

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  • Christina Mirarchi, front, a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at St. Peter Claver Regional School, Decatur, leads some student members of the Kilometer Kids on a run from the school to the upper parking lot as they prepare to begin a December 2017 practice. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • (L-r) Seventh-grader Robert Nyeing, third-grader Giovanna Miranda and second-grader Monica Khai do some group stretching exercises during a December 2017 practice of the Kilometer Kids at St. Peter Claver Regional School, Decatur. The running club is comprised of second-, third-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Leann Martin, far left, a third- and fourth-grade teacher at St. Peter Claver Regional School, Decatur, sends student members of the Kilometer Kids off in pairs during a warmup run through the school parking lot. Starting the run off are second-grader John Sisoun, foreground left, and seventh-grader Soe Reh, foreground right. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Second-grader John Sisoun, foreground left, and seventh-grader Soe Reh, foreground right, lead their coach, Leann Martin, far left, and fellow Kilometer Kid participants on a practice run through the St. Peter Claver Regional School parking lot. Photo By Michael Alexander

Christina Mirarchi, front, a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at St. Peter Claver Regional School, Decatur, leads some student members of the Kilometer Kids on a run from the school to the upper parking lot as they prepare to begin a December 2017 practice. Photo By Michael Alexander


Decatur

SPC runners hope for a track and field of dreams

DECATUR—They run laps in the parking lot and hurry to the curb when a car appears. The oldest athlete looks out for the youngest, exercising hand in hand. The runners are members of the Kilometer Kids club at St. Peter Claver Regional School in Decatur. Among runners in blue sweat suits emblazoned with the school […] Full Story | En Español

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  • Atlanta

    Msgr. Donald Kiernan, longtime priest and dedicated public servant, dies at 93

    ATLANTA—Msgr. R. Donald Kiernan, longtime priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and dedicated public servant, died Tuesday, Jan. 9. He was 93. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, on Dec. 28, 1924, the son of Thomas F. and Lena V. (Doherty) Kiernan. He attended Coyle High School, Taunton, and Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island. In […] Full Story

  • Decatur

    Chaplain for Atlanta’s Haitian Catholics happy to serve ‘my countrymen’

    DECATUR—In the 20th anniversary of its establishment, the Haitian Catholic Community of Atlanta celebrates une bonne année or happy new year with the assignment of its first full-time chaplain. A member of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, the Scalabrinians, Father Carl Jean will begin serving in January as chaplain to the Haitian […] Full Story | En Español

  • Atlanta

    St. Vincent de Paul Georgia supports Clark’s Christmas Kids

    ATLANTA—Despite an unusual blast of snow during prime shopping days, Clark’s Christmas Kids gift drive fulfilled the Christmas wishes of thousands of children living in foster care. Snowfall on Friday, Dec. 8, set back the gift-buying tradition. But with a boost in online giving and volunteer shoppers stepping in, the more than 27,000 gift requests […] Full Story

  • Duluth

    Falcons bring fun to the Family Promise Christmas gathering

    DULUTH—A celebration the week before Christmas brought together members of the Atlanta Falcons football team and families and volunteers of Family Promise of Gwinnett County. Falcons linebackers Sean Weatherspoon and De’Vondre Campbell and defensive end Brooks Reed were on hand for a party held Dec. 19 in St. Augustine Hall at St. Monica Church in […] Full Story