EVENTS

Introduction to NFP (Natural Family Planning) Class Pregnancy Aid Clinic is offering an Introduction to Natural Family Planning class for engaged and married couples. Learn the basics of NFP and what is involved in the process. This free class will be held at each clinic location at 5:30 PM. August 27 at Roswell clinic, 281 S. Atlanta St., Roswell GA 30075, or August 30 at Forest Park clinic, 531 Forest Pkwy, Suite 100, Forest Park, GA 30297. To sign up please register at: www.pregnancyaidclinic.com/classes. For more information, please contact Betsy Gordon at 678.306.6360 or bgordon@pregnancyaidclinic.org. Pregnancy Aid Clinic is the only pregnancy resource center in the Archdiocese of Atlanta offering a Catholic perspective to women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The clinic offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI testing, education and support that promote the sanctity of life as recognized in church teachings.

Mass of Healing for Anyone Impacted by Addiction Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church is offering a monthly Mass for anyone who is impacted by any kind of addiction. On the second Saturday of each month at 10am, Next Mass Saturday, September 8th. Mass is celebrated in OLA’s Daily Chapel for those struggling with alcoholism, other drug addiction, eating disorders, nicotine addiction, gambling addiction, prescription addiction, sexual addiction or any other difficulty with obsessions and compulsions. This Mass is also for all those who are impacted by the addiction of someone. Family members, friends, and co-workers of addicts who suffer because of the disease are welcome to come and share in this Eucharistic celebration of healing and grace. Coffee and fellowship follows the Mass. Info: Mark Dannenfelser, mdannenfelser@olachurch.org

Paxi Christ (a Catholic organization dedicated to the Peace of Christ) invites you to a Healing and Reconciliation Prayer Service in honor of those who suffered loss because of 9-11 at 2pm, Sunday, September 9 at Ignatius House Chapel. All are welcome. More info, please notify Maggie Winfrey at maggie.winfrey@gmail.com or 404-717-6815.

This August, due to the historic moment in U.S. Supreme Court history, the Knights of Columbus is urging everyone to join the USCCB in praying a nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. The novena begins on Aug. 3, 2018, and concludes Sept. 28. Through our united prayers and sacrifice, we pray that God will guide our nation in becoming one in which every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. Join the prayer movement and subscribe to weekly reminders here.

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is looking for volunteers to mentor incoming 9th grade students this school year. Mentoring is a wonderful opportunity for college graduates and corporate professionals to make a real impact in the life of a student who may be the first in their immediate family to go to college.  Mentors are asked to commit to one full school year, with the hopes that the relationship will continue for the student’s full high school education. Mentors should plan to keep in contact by text or email once a week, meet in person once every 4-6 weeks, and attend school sponsored extracurricular activities in which their students participates. For more information or to apply to be a mentor, please look at the Cristo Rey website, http://www.cristoreyatlanta.org/Volunteer/Mentor-a-Student or contact Ann Curvin at acurvin@cristoreyatlanta.org.

Fortunate and Faithful Families, an archdiocesan-approved ministry for Catholic families with LGBT children, will host a time of sharing, discussion and prayer on Sunday, August 26 in the parish hall following 11:00 Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on MLK Blvd. As the World Meeting of Families in Dublin celebrates its final day, we, too, will meet to celebrate our families and address the issue of insensitive language and bullying that can erode the foundation of love in homes, schools and churches. Conal Charles, PFLAG Gulf Regional Director, as well as a Catholic high school counselor will facilitate. All supportive parents, family, and LGBT persons are welcome! For information, go to ffatl.org, the FFF Facebook page, or call 770-924-3920.

Have you started your Cursillo? The Cursillo method takes a Christian beyond a passive belief in God to a daily interaction with God and His people, helping one to become more committed in Christ. A Cursillo weekend is not simply a retreat, but rather the beginning of a person’s life-long growth as a Christian. If you are interested in deepening your faith and growing in Christian community, Cursillo may be just what you’re looking for. The Cursillo Journey begins with a three-day weekend experience, which invites Catholics to dive deeper into the well of our faith and personally connect with God’s unlimited love. The Atlanta Archdiocese Cursillo weekends will be held at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Weekends begin Thursday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon. (Men – Oct. 4-7; Women – Oct. 11-14) If you are interested in attending a Cursillo weekend, please contact Anthony and Kimi Nettuno (404-579-9535, nettuno44@gmail.com) or Larry Ruder (678-293-6315, lruder@msn.com).

Holy Spirit College is offering the “Introduction to Sacred Theology – The Queen of the Sciences” course from August 28 – December 13. The class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Malta Hall on Holy Spirit College’s campus in northwest Atlanta. Students may “mix and match” classes as their schedule allows. This class will cover the following topics: Divine Revelation, Sacred Scripture and Tradition, The Unity and Trinity of God, Theology of Creation, Christology and Soteriology, Theology of Grace and Ecclesiology, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints, Christian Eschatology, Liturgy and Sacraments, Moral Theology and Spiritual Theology, the Magisterium and much more. This course is three credit hours. The cost to audit is $300. For more information, visit www.holyspiritcollege.org or contact Kim Schulman, Registrar, at kschulman@holyspiritcollege.org.

Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP), a nationwide ministry sponsored by the Jesuits giving spiritual retreats to homeless men and women in recovery is seeking volunteers to help the women’s retreats by providing 10-minute transportation from the Sandy Springs MARTA station, help facilitate retreats assisted by a well planned agenda, prepare goody bags or bag lunches, and/or make prayer shawls for participants. Women’s retreats are planned for the weekend of July 18-19 and August 21. If you or your prayer/support group would like to offer your service in support of this ministry, contact Marian Monahan mcmonahan71@gmail.com.

The Disabilities Ministry invites you to a Faith and Sharing Mass at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4465 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327. Archbishop Gregory will be the celebrant. We will celebrate 40 years of ministry inspired by the Pastoral Statement of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Persons with Disabilities. A social will follow the Mass.

The Aquinas Center at the Candler School of Theology is pleased to present… An Evening with CARDINAL KURT KOCH – Toward Full Communion: Hopes, Achievements, Obstacles, and Challenges. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Glenn Memorial, Emory University, 1634 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.  Tickets are free, but registration required at aquinas.emory.edu.  Cardinal Kurt Koch of the Vatican examines interfaith and ecumenical efforts in our world today. Cardinal Koch serves as President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and President of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.  This lecture will elaborate on his Vatican positions, discuss his commitment to ecumenical dialogue, and provide insights from Pope Francis on interfaith endeavors.  View the flyer | Driving directions | Sign Up Here

Scott’s Run, Saturday, September 29, 2018  Lace up your shoes and prepare for some fall fun! Come run (or walk) at the Historic Fourth Ward (near Ponce City Market and the Atlanta Beltline)!  All proceeds directly benefit Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Immigration Legal Services Program. Learn more…

50/60 Marriage Anniversary Mass Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory would like to honor couples married in 1968 and 1958 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. A reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please visit tiny.cc/anniversarymass to RSVP for this event and additional information.

Link to Bulletin Notes on The Georgia Bulletin Website


ONGOING

After careful and prayerful consultation with Catholics throughout the sixty-nine counties of our Archdiocese, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory announced his vision of the Pastoral Plan to guide our Archdiocese over the next five years. The plan outlines the 14 priorities in four major themes chosen as most critical by the laity, priests, religious and deacons of our Catholic community. We encourage you to read the plan and find how it involves you. Brochures of the Pastoral Plan are available at the church office.

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Videos are now available from this year’s Eucharistic Congress. Check out the homilies of Archbishop Gregory, Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger and Cardinal Seán O’Malley. Additional videos will be available soon. For videos from our Eucharistic Congress speakers, please visit click here. https://vimeo.com/channels/eucharisticcongress?utm_source=eNews+2018+June8&utm_campaign=June8&utm_medium=email

Pregnancy Aid Clinic, Roswell, looking for Volunteers for front desk help and also to work in Baby Boutique. Please contact Colleen 470-282-1212 if interested. Pregnancy Aid Clinic – Hapeville looking for part-time and full time staff Ultrasound Tech (RDMS). Please contact Gina at 470-282-1212 if interested. The Pregnancy Aid Clinic is a non-profit center that has been providing lifechanging and life-saving services regardless of financial ability, race, age or religion since 1984. Operating from a Catholic philosophy, we are blessed to have the endorsement of Archbishop Wilton Gregory.

Marriage Help Weekend Program – Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. All religions and nonreligious welcome. Contact Zack & Heather, 317-691-2258 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

Every Sunday, Heart of the Nation will televise Catholic Mass at 9am on WATC channel 57. Please share the time and channel information with family members who are unable to get to church because of age, illness, or other struggles. To watch the Mass online, please visit www.heartofthenation.org

All Catholics are invited to attend the weekly Monday Mass at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur. Mass begins at 11:30amMany of our Catholic veterans do not have family or visitors and look to the church for pastoral care. This weekly Mass is celebrated for the wellbeing and spiritual support of veterans from all branches. By attending Mass and through prayer, we show our appreciation for the dedicated service of our veterans, lifting their spirits in prayerful solidarity. For more information, please contact Fr. John Kieran at jckieran@gmail.com or 770-312-6074.

Would you or someone you know like to volunteer in the flower shop at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital? We have 4-hour shifts available mornings and afternoons. We always work in teams so it’s easy to learn on the job. If you have some experience and an interest in creating flower arranging for our gift shop, please consider joining us! Call Nancy Sumerall, 678-843-7319 x3.

Mass of Healing for Anyone Impacted by Addiction for all those struggling with any addiction, as well as anyone who is impacted by the addiction of someone else. Mass is celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption’s Daily Chapel every second Saturday of the month 10am. Coffee social after Mass. All are welcome! Info: mdannenfelser@olachurch.org

Although memory care cafés have existed in the UK for many years, this concept is fairly new in the US
. On March, 5, 2016, Amy’s Place opened in Roswell, GA, with the mission of providing respite and support services to caregivers who selflessly serve those affected with dementia and related disorders. Amy’s Place provides an opportunity for the family caregiver and their loved one with dementia to socialize, learn and connect with those who share in the journey of caring for someone with dementia. Supporting caregivers can be a family member, friend or hired assistant. Amy’s Place also aims to reduce the stigma often associated with dementia, by offering educational events to the community. Learn more at amysplace.net, or 470-349-8349.

Volunteers needed! St Vincent de Paul Chamblee Thrift Store desperately needs volunteers to work from 2-6pm Monday-Saturday. Typical tasks might include: cashier, sorting donations, tagging merchandise, hanging clothing, stocking shelves and racks, and straightening the sales floor. If you have time, please contact Denise at 770-936-0766 between the store hours of 10am- 6pm Mon – Sat to discuss how you can Volunteer. Thank you.

Hurting after abortion?  PATH (Post Abortion Treatment and Healing) will be offering Bible Studies in your area beginning in February that could lead to wholeness and healing following the devastating effects of an abortion experience. Compassionate, confidential care is available to women, men, siblings, grandparents, and friends.  More info 404-717-5557 or Mary Ann McNeil pathmcneil@gmail.com or www.healingafterabortion.org.

LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 10am-noon at St Joseph’s Cancer Conference Rm. Tom Simon, 770-451-7157.