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Bishop visits local church & school

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Photo: Students of St. John the Evangelist Catholic School look on as newly elected Bishop Parkes presides over the Mass. 

Valdosta, GA – Newly elected Bishop Parkes recently visited St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and School to preside over the weekly student Mass. Bishop Parkes also spent time inside the classrooms, speaking with the SJCS Students about their patron saints, how he was called to become a priest and being selected as the Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah by Pope Francis.

Bishop Parkes speaks to the SJCS 8th Grade Religion class about their patron saints and being called to the priesthood.

About Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, located at 800 Gornto Road in Valdosta, Georgia, provides students Pre-K 2 – 8th grade with the highest quality education in a Christian setting. The school offers electives including Spanish, music, band, art and computers as well as religion in addition to extracurricular activities like basketball, volleyball, cross country and student council. For more information, call the school at (229) 244-2556 or visit sjcsvaldosta.org.