Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • Episcopal Ordination (Bishop Joel M. Konzen)
  • Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, right, arrives for the solemn vespers service in his honor. He is joined by (l-r) Father Daniel Ketter, the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s judicial vicar in the Metropolitan Tribunal, and Father John Kinney, United States Air Force chaplain. Father Ketter is a 1988 graduate of Marist School, Atlanta. Father Kinney and Konzen’s friendship dates back to 1968, when they were classmates at St. Meinrad College, Indiana. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • During the reception that followed the solemn vespers service, Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, poses for photo with Katie and Bill Schmitz. For close to 20 years, Bill served as the chief financial officer at Marist School, Atlanta, when Konzen was the principal. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • During the post-vespers reception, Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, chats with John Hermes, center, a childhood friend since grade school from Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Hermes’ sister Ceil. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Rosemary Stein of Greenville, S.C., second from right, photographs Christa Singleton and her 12-year-old son, Matthew, with Bishop-designate Joel M. Konzen, SM, during the post-vespers reception. Three of Stein’s sons attended Marist School when Konzen was the principal. Singleton is a 1983 graduate of Marist and Matthew will be attending at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Photo By Michael Alexander

Relatives and friends of Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, filled the front pews on the right side of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, during his April 3 episcopal ordination. Photo By Michael Alexander


Friends, family applaud Bishop Konzen as the ‘right person … right time’

ATLANTA—From an early age, Joel Konzen knew he wanted to be a priest. Lifelong friend John Hermes remembers him playing as if he were saying Mass, substituting a Necco wafer for a communion host. Now, members of his childhood church, St. Boniface, are talking about how they can get this native son of Oak Harbor, […] Full Story | En Español