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Reopening Updates

Welcome Back

It has been wonderful seeing members of our All Saints family in the pews once again. We look forward to your continued presence and to welcoming others back when they’re ready to return.

In-Person Mass Details

Our doors are open for in-person mass for those who are healthy and ready to return. Please note the following important reminders:

  • Masks are required for all adults and children for ALL masses. Those under the age of 2 and any child or adult not able to wear a mask should not attend in-person at this time. Masks must be brought from home (we will not have extras) and remain on for the duration of the Mass.
  • Please pay close attention to the celebrant during Mass for detailed instructions regarding proper procedures.
  • Reconciliation will begin June 20 after the 8:30am Mass. There will be stations outside in the Columbarium.
  • Please note that no All Saints ministries or activities are starting up at this time.

We are all in this together, and the safety and well-being of our parishioners, staff and clergy is our utmost priority. Everyone is urged to closely monitor their health and abide by the directives of federal, state and local authorities, as well as guidelines from the CDC. We look forward to having you back at All Saints very soon – whenever you feel comfortable returning.

Archbishop Gregory John Hartmayer has extended the period during which persons with health reasons or concerns are dispensed from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass through Sunday, August 1. Anyone who is sick or suspected of any threat of sickness should attend Mass virtually. All Saints will continue to livestream Mass Sunday at 10:30am, Monday-Friday at 9am and Saturday at 8:30am.

Please note that for the protection of our priests and parishioners at All Saints, we will continue to offer the Eucharist in the hand only.

Before Arriving

All participants should take your temperature before leaving home and avoid coming to church if your temp is 99.6 or greater. Anyone who is not feeling well or believes they may be at an increased risk should remain at home and continue to view our livestream Mass.

Mass Procedures

The following Ministries will, unfortunately, not be incorporated into this first phase of the resumption of in-person Mass: Greeters, Altar Servers, Lectors and Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers. Please understand our need to limit the number of participants in the Mass. We will update you and look forward to these vital ministries becoming active again soon.

Communion Procedures

  • Receive only in your hand.
  • The Precious Blood will not be offered.
  • Maintain six feet between households at all times.
  • Continue wearing your mask in the Communion line. After the priest gives you the Eucharist, step to the side, uncover your mouth and put the Eucharist in your mouth. You can re-mask as you return to your pew.

Cleaning Procedures

  • We will continue to implement sanitization practices, including cleaning pews between every Mass.
  • Disinfecting bathrooms, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces will continue.

 

New Mass Schedule:

Saturday
8:30am – both in church + streaming
4pm & 5:30pm – in church (both Vigils)

Sunday
7:30am – outside in front of the church, bring your own chair
8:45am – in church
10:30am – in church (+ streaming)
10:30am – in the gym
12:15pm – in church
5pm – outside in front of the church, bring your own chair

Monday thru Friday – Mass & Rosary
7am – in church
9am – in church (+ streaming)
*Wednesdays 7pm – Benediction & Rosary (streaming only)
Fridays 10am-1pm – Adoration (in Nave of the church)

Parish Office
Open from 9am – 2pm Monday – Friday

 

 

 

 

Church – In pew (Saturday 4 & 5:30pm; Sunday 8:45am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, Mon-Fri 7 & 9am)

  • Parishioners will enter the Church only through the front main entrance or Narthex so that we are able to maintain a count of parishioners in attendance. The exterior doors will remain open until we reach maximum capacity. The side entrances will be closed to entry and used for exit only.
  • The Church will accommodate approximately 100 parishioners for in-person masses. After reaching this capacity, others will be turned away and asked to attend an alternate Mass or to watch our livestream.
  • Every other pew will be marked off with blue tape. Those not marked may be entered. There will be green X’s on the pews to indicate the required six feet apart. Families and couples may, of course, sit together.

Church – Outside in front of the Church, weather permitting (Sunday 7:30am and 5pm)

  • The altar will be under the canopy.
  • Please bring your own chair and remain six feet apart.

Church – Inside the Gym (Sunday 10:30am)

  • Parishioners will enter through one door.
  • Seating will be six feet apart and marked with green X’s. The gym will accommodate approximately 100 parishioners. Families and couples may, of course, sit together.

General Notices

  • Masks are required to attend all masses. Please bring your own as extras will not be available.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the Church and gym entrances.
  • Offertory baskets will be in the Church Narthex and the gym entrance. You can drop your offertory on the way in or out. Outside masses will have baskets on the bench in front of the Church entrance.
  • At this time, the Church facilities are not open for other activities or Ministries.

Reconciliation Schedule:

There will be stations outside in the Columbarium after Saturday 8:30am Mass. In the event of rain, it will move under the canopy outside of church. Please adhere to social distancing while waiting.

Adoration, Benediction & Rosary, Homebound Ministry and More:

In-person Adoration will resume on Friday, July 10. It will be available immediately following the 9am Mass and Rosary on Fridays only and will continue until 1pm in the Nave of the Church. The Adoration Chapel will remain closed at this time.

We will continue to live-stream our weekly Benediction and Rosary on Wednesday evenings from 7-7:30pm, but the church will now be open to parishioners who wish to attend in-person, as well.

Please note that, at this time, All Saints will not yet be resuming our Eucharistic ministry for the homebound. In consideration of the health and safety of our homebound parishioners, priests, deacons, and lay ministers, we will continue waiting to resume this important ministry. We will reassess as soon as there is a significant decrease in COVID cases. As a reminder, Archbishop Hartmayer has extended the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass through August 1.

Additional Details:

In addition, you can learn about conditions regarding the resumption of in-parish worship and access to parish facilities from Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. in this video detailing everything you should know:


All Saints News Updates

Playroom Open

The Playroom is now officially open! All Saints has updated several procedures in response to COVID-19 to promote the health and safety of children and staff. The new procedures as well as the waiver that must be signed by all parents/guardians of children returning to the Playroom can be found here. Please contact playroom@allsaintsdunwoody.org with any questions.

First Communion Re-scheduled

First Communion is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at 10:30am. Attendance will be limited. Dozie Bowen will be communicating details to all families involved.

SVdP Food Drive

The rescheduled All Saints St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive will take place the weekend of July 18-19 before and after all masses. Vincentian volunteers are working hard to ensure a safe environment to drop off your food donations and will offer a convenient drive-thru area to ensure social distancing. Visit our webpage to learn more and access the list of in-demand food items.

Annual Six Flags White Water Outing

Save the date, Saturday, August 15 and plan to join us for the Annual Altar Server and Young People’s Mass Appreciation Outing hosted by the Knights of Columbus. New and current altar servers, young people’s mass greeters, choir, lectors, and ushers are all invited…parents and siblings too! Check the news post for more details.

Honoring Our Altar Servers

Kayla Durthaler graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. She attended Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School from K to 8. She was accepted to National Honor Society and ranked academically in the top 5% of her graduating class. She will be attending The University of Georgia and plans to pursue an undergraduate B.S. degree in Health Promotion through the College of Public Health in coordination with a pre-med curriculum. Kayla has played soccer since kindergarten and was most recently on Top Hat’s SCCL 02 Girls Team. Kayla has been consistently active in many All Saints youth programs including Edge and Life Teen, bible study, vacation bible school volunteer, children’s choir, in addition to altar serving since her First Communion (3rd grade).

 

Foster Cowan graduated Chamblee High School and will be attending the Honors College at the University of Georgia to study International Affairs this Fall. He has been a part of the altar server program for 9 years, and is so thankful for the leadership experience and opportunities he has gotten over the years. Outside of church, Foster spent his time volunteering as the vice president of the Interact Club, writing as an editor for his school newspaper, and playing the trombone. He is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 434 at All Saints. He is looking forward to the next four years in Athens and is so thankful for his time spent as an altar server at All Saints.

 

 

Nevin Aresh graduated from Chamblee Charter High School and will be attending Georgia Tech to study Biomedical Engineering this Fall. He is so thankful for the leadership experience and opportunities he has gotten over the years from the Altar Server program. Nevin is the school tennis team captain (the current state champions), captain of the math team, and spent time volunteering as the vice president of the NHS Club. He is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 434 here at All Saints.

 

 

Praying the Patriotic Rosary

Our Patriotic Rosary ministry continues to meet the first Thursday of every month at 1pm. As you can see from the photo taken outside in the Columbarium, they socially distance themselves as they gather for this beautiful expression of our love for the Rosary and for our country. All are welcome to attend!

Gym and Summer Camp Update

The gym will remain closed and we have made the difficult decision to cancel all summer camps. This unfortunately also includes Big Play. We regret this and will certainly miss our summer fun through the Activities Center.

Vacation Bible School

All Saints has made the difficult decision to cancel VBS this summer. It will be back next year!

Ghana Friendship Project Update

Msgr Simon and Father Antony are extremely grateful for all the help and support they have received from All Saints regarding the Ghana Friendship Project. Click here for a thank you message and a gallery of great photos and videos highlighting the wonderful response.

Book Recommendation from Msgr. Marren

Now that we have been following the safety procedures and sheltering in place, you might like to read an excellent book on Jesus. Msgr. Marren highly recommends The Founder of Christianity by C.H. Dodd, which you can find and read here. While the book was written some time ago, Msgr. says it’s still one of the best available and an easy read at the same time. Enjoy!

Giving

During this difficult time, we thank you for continuing to support our church. For your convenience, we do offer online giving. Visit our Giving page for more information including other contribution options such as setting up a recurring payment from your bank account, or mailing your contribution directly to the church (2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338). Your continued support is greatly appreciated!


Spiritual Resources

Free Catholic Content On-Demand

All Saints Catholic Church has a parish subscription so you can access free Catholic faith formation content: https://watch.formed.org/browse. There are books under parenting, practical living, children’s and fiction. Audio books include topics on discovering the faith, saints and conversion stories. If it’s a movie you’re after, you’ll find something to watch about saints, popes, and documentaries. Additional featured content is often added.

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

  1. First time users should go to www.allsaintsdunwoody.formed.org, then click “Next.”
  2. Register with your name and email address
  3. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. What do you seek? Who are you? What happens when we die? In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple backgrounds examine our place in the larger story of life.

You can now watch episode one for free here! Every week FORMED will be unlocking a new episode for you to watch.

 

All Saints’ myParish App

Have you downloaded the myParish app yet?
It’s another way for us to communicate with parishioners while also providing daily readings and prayers and much more.

3 Ways to Download:

1) Text “App” to 88202
2) Visit https://mypari.sh/fvg
3) Search “myParish” in your app store