We welcome to Atlanta Father James Martin, SJ, editor at large of America magazine and recent speaker at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.  He will speak at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 MLK Jr. Dr., at 9:30am on Sunday, October 21 (between the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses).  Father Martin’s book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity, will be available for purchase and signing, and will be the topic of his conversation.  Fortunate and Faithful Families is assisting with the event.  For more information, contact or call 404-521-1866.  Free parking is available at the parking deck diagonal to church (have ticket validated at the Shrine).

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, or Larry Ruder (678-293-6315,

St. Jude School Fall Festival Saturday, October 20, 1–6 pm. It is a great day of games, food, jump houses, cake walk, and a TV sports tent. Bracelets, which cover admission and access to events, will be available for purchase. Bracelet prices: Adults & children under 2 free, Preschool Students: $10; Students (K-12): $20. Tickets will also be available during the festival for food, beverages, and other activities. More info email

St. Pius X Catholic High School theater group Pius Players Present: Antigone by Sophocles – A Modern Adaptation by Bonnie Roberts – October 19th -21st: 7:00 pm on 10/19-10/20 with a 2:00pm Matinee on 10/21. Monsignor Terry W. Young Center for the Performing Arts $10.00. The ancient masterpiece, Antigone, is replayed in 1960’s America with its revolution and change in every aspect of society. This tumultuous time gave birth to the most creative periods in history for music, art, and fashion! Immerse yourself in tie dye and psychedelic music from the Sixties. Enjoy a wonderful evening of theatre while supporting the arts in our Atlanta Archdiocese Catholic School.

Link to Bulletin Notes on The Georgia Bulletin Website


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.

  • As churches dig into Pastoral Plan, they are asked to prioritize, try new models article

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. 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,

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, or contact Ann Curvin at

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.

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

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

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 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:

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, 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 or

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.