EVENTS

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

St. Brendan Healing Mass – Deliverance and Healing Service, June 25, 2018, 2pm-5:30pm Led by Rev. Fr. Dominic Valanmanal of Marian Retreat Center, a Catholic Charismatic Spirituality center in Kerala, India. He is specially gifted in deliverance and healing ministry. Following Holy Mass, Fr. Dominic will lead an Eucharistic Hour during which he will pray over individuals, petitioning God to send each of them the grace needed to heal their soul, mind and body according to His will. www.afcmatlanta.org/frdominic 

Catholic Parish of St. Ann to be set on FIRE June 22, 2018 The Catholic Church of St. Ann in Marietta, Ga. will be set ablaze when they host Jesus’ Fire!, a retreat on Receiving and Living the Full Anointing of the Holy Spirit, presented by “Catholics Living in The Spirit”, June 22-24. Four speakers will include international evangelist and healing ministers Fathers Peter Mary Minh Bui and Father James Blount SOLT. Jesus’ Fire! is open to the public and begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. through 1:00 p.m. Sunday. The entire weekend is only $35/ person, or an entire family for only $69. Special hotel rates have been arranged for out of town travelers. A special Mass followed by a Healing and Miracle Service Saturday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is OPEN AND FREE. All are welcome! For more details contact the website at www.atlccr.org. or contact Marlene Lee-Seaton, Event Coordinator.

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.

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, July 14th. 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

The Aquinas Center at the Candler School of Theology is pleased to present…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.

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.


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.

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

 

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.