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New priest

The Rev. Michael J. Kavanaugh was named pastor for the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. He replaces the Rev. Tim Donahue, who stepped down from his post. The appointment, made by Catholic Bishop Kevin Boland, is effective Jan. 13.

The Rev. Kavanaugh comes to Augusta from Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Port Wentworth, Ga. He was ordained in 1985 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Savannah.

The new priest will work with the parish staffers, Immaculate Conception School students, teachers, administrators and parents, and Most Holy Trinity families, said the Rev. Michael Lubinsky, the parochial vicar who served as pastor in the Rev. Donahue's absence.

Fellowship lunch

Robert Cook, the owner and operator of Home Care Ministries, will speak at noon Wednesday at the weekly meeting of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International at Ryan's Family Steak House, 208 Bobby Jones Expressway.

Call (706) 863-3392.

Helping hands

Free tutoring is available to children in first through eighth grades from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, starting Jan. 9 at The Church of the Holy Trinity in Merovan Business Center off U.S. Highway 25 in North Augusta.

Children will be tutored on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (803) 341-0075 or (803) 341-0512.

Return to the fold

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown, is offering a six-week program, Awakening Faith, to give inactive or marginally active Catholics a forum to reconnect. The program starts Tuesday. Sessions are from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly in Meeting Room 3 of the Parish Life Building. Call (706) 364-9289 or e-mail cleanetta@knology.net.

Teaching children

The Child Evangelism Fellowship of Augusta is offering Teaching Children Effectively, a course for children's directors, Sunday school teachers and parents. The class starts this month at 4246 Suite 7 Washington Road, Evans. Call (706) 793-9890 to register.


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