Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Mark To Hold Parish Mission

Published March 5, 2009

Guest facilitator Father Pat Malone, a retired priest in the Wichita, Kan. diocese, has recently been working with Catholic Relief Services through its program Global Fellows. The program consists of priests, deacons and seminarians who travel throughout the developing world. Members witness the hardships of people living under poverty, injustice and violence and return to spread the message of social justice to parishes and communities across the U.S.

Father Malone, who received a degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and served three years in the Navy, was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Wichita when he was 25. He also served parishes throughout the world, from Pittsburgh to Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

The parish mission will begin with Masses on Saturday, March 14, at 5:30 and 7 p.m., during which Father Malone will serve as the homilist. The priest will also give homilies during Mass on Sunday, March 15, at 9 and 11:30 a.m.

St. Mark Church will hold an “Irish Community Supper” on Sunday at 5:30 p.m., with parishioners bringing their favorite Irish dish to share. Following the supper, Father Malone will give a mission presentation at

7 p.m. On Monday, March 16, Father Malone will give another presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the parish’s St. John Hall.

St. Mark Church is located at 5410 Highway 197 South, Clarkesville. For more information, call the parish office at (706) 754-4518. For more information on the CRS Global Fellows program, visit