Faith Digest

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 12:01 PM
Last updated 6:27 PM
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Mass for Benedict

A special Eucharist to pray for Pope Benedict XVI upon his retirement begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave.

The Mass will be celebrated by Catholic Bishop J. Kevin Boland, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Savannah.

Benedict retires Feb. 28, becoming the first pope to do so in 600 years.

The Mass at St. Mary is open to all, said the Rev. Jerry Ragan.

“Catholics from throughout the area and all people of good are invited to join with Bishop Boland in offering this special Mass for the intentions of Pope Benedict XVI as he begins this new stage of his life,” he wrote in a release. Learn more at

Book signing

Authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray will sign copies of their latest book, Friends & Foes, in Augusta next week.

Advance copies will be available 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 3450 Wrightsboro Road.

The authors will talk about their sequel to Sinners & Saints and sign copies of the new book. See or for more information.

Computer classes

The Computers @ First ministry of First Baptist Church in Augusta has announced a new lineup of free computer classes.

Upcoming courses include: Facebook Basics; Basic Computer Maintenance Cut, Copy & Paste; Introduction to Excel; Files & Folders; Greeting Cards, Business Cards and Labels.

The ministry also offers a free Basic Computer Academy, a10-week course for beginner computer users.

Call (706) 733-2236 or e-mail to register.

– Kelly Jasper, staff writer

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