Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Deacons To Lead Parish Mission For St. Pius X

Published September 22, 2005

St. Pius X Church will present a parish mission Oct. 3-5 featuring two permanent deacons from the Diocese of Savannah.

The mission will be held each night at 7 p.m.

Deacons Robert Herrmann and Eddie Ensley will lead the mission, which will take participants on a contemplative journey, helping them to learn to pray as Jesus and the early Christians prayed.

Both deacons were ordained to the permanent diaconate on June 2, 2001, by Bishop J. Kevin Boland. They reside in Fortson, Ga., where they are both assigned to St. Anne Church in Columbus.

Deacon Ensley is a gifted Catholic speaker whose writings have been fervently recommended to the church by spiritual giants such as Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR. Describing himself as “a miner in search of the forgotten riches of our Christian past,” he conducts primary source research into the vast and long Christian and Jewish history of spirituality. Deacon ensley is the author of many books and articles, including “Prayer That Heals our Emotions” and his most recent book “Visions,” published by Loyola Press. He holds a doctoral degree in clinical pastoral counseling and a master’s degree in Catholic pastoral studies from Loyola University, New Orleans. Deacon Ensley is a licensed clinical pastoral counselor.

Deacon Herrmann holds a widely respected expertise in spiritual journaling and teaching contemplative prayer. The author of “Writing To Be Whole” Deacon Herrmann holds certification in parish ministry from Loyola University. He has more than 20 years’ experience leading parish missions, retreats and renewals.

Nightly topics for the St. Pius mission include coping with the hurts of life with God’s love; using Mary’s example to lead the way to true Christian joy; reconciliation in relationships; and learning to pray again.

St. Pius is located at 2621 Highway 20.

For more information about the parish mission, call the church at (770) 483-8660.