Clergy & Staff
"He calls them to lead your holy people in love, nourish them by your word and strengthen them through the sacraments. Father, they are to give their lives in your service and for the salvation of your people as they strive to grow in the likeness of Christ and honor you by their courageous witness of faith and love."
— Preface to the Liturgy of the Chrism Mass
Father Stephen Lyness
Fr. Stephen Lyness was born May 23, 1968, in Lurgan, Ireland. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 26, 1998, by Archbishop John Donoghue at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lurgan, Ireland.
He served as pastor at St Joseph in Washington, Queen of Angels in Thomson (July 2014 - June 2022), and at Georgia State University Catholic Students Association as chaplain and parochial vicar of Mary Our Queen (September 2008 - June 2014).
He also served as a parochial vicar at Saint Benedict in Johns Creek, Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Saint Thomas Aquinas in Alpharetta, Saint Lawrence in Lawrenceville, Saint Catherine of Siena in Kennesaw and lastly at Saint George in Newnan (June 1999 - November 2002).
His hobby is riding his motorcycle.
Deacon Steve Beers
Deacon Ed Buckley
Bilingual Pastoral Secretary
Director of Faith Formation