NEWS & EVENTS

Statement Regarding the Recent Tornado Victims

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., released the following statement in support of the tornado victims in Kentucky and its neighboring states. Read in The Georgia Bulletin here.

Catholic Charities USA is already at work to assist these communities. You can help with a donation to their disaster relief fund at any time: https://www.catholiccharities.us/campaign/ccusa-disaster-relief/c353051. 

Making Monetary Contributions in a Time of Need

The recent earthquake in Haiti and the flooding caused by hurricanes are tragic reminders of the suffering that can be caused by natural disasters. People of faith naturally want to offer assistance. More and more people choose to contribute electronically when these needs arise, and there is often confusion as to where to donate. Click here for details on making donations.

When a natural disaster occurs in the US, donations can be made to Catholic Charities USA. 
Online:  www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
Mail: Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066
Phone: 800-919-9338 

When a disaster happens in another country, donations can be directed to Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Online: www.crs.org
Mail: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
(Please write the specific incident in the memo line)
Phone: 877-Help-CRS 

Archbishop Clarifies Stance on COVID-19 Vaccines

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., recently released a statement about COVID-19 vaccines. Read more here.

Archbishop Wilton Gregory Named to College of Cardinals

On Sunday, October 25, 2020 Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington, D.C. (former Archbishop of Atlanta for 15-years) was appointed by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals. He will be the first African American cardinal from the United States. Read more about the appointment including the public statement of congratulations made by Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer here.

Statement Regarding McCarrick report

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer issued a statement Nov 10 upon release of the Vatican report on the investigation of former cardinal, Theodore McCarrick. Read the statement here.

Link to Bulletin Notes on The Georgia Bulletin Website


ONGOING

Meet Me at Mass! AM 1160 The Quest encourages you to be part of our “Meet Me at Mass” movement by inviting someone to join you in experiencing the miracle of the Mass! Invite a friend or family member to bring their life back to Jesus at the Mass. It doesn’t matter how long they have been away or the reason. Now’s the time to encounter God in the special way He has designed for worship and thanksgiving. For more information about the “Meet Me at Mass” movement and ideas to help you invite someone to Mass, visit www.thequestatlanta.com.

TV Mass for the Homebound WATC channel 57 9am. Is someone you love unable to join us at church during this holy time of Lent and Easter? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in Catholic Mass on TV or watch online anytime on Sundays at www.HeartoftheNation.org.

Catholic Business Directory: The Georgia Bulletin has a new online business directory to promote and support Catholic-owned businesses. To view the directory, visit georgiabulletin.org.business-directory. For more information or to place an ad, call 404-920-7441 or email ads@georgiabulletin.org.

Catholic Charities Atlanta is hosting a citizenship workshop on the second and fourth Friday of the month. The workshop will be held at 8:30am at the Immigration Legal Services Office of Catholic Charities Atlanta, 2305 Parklake Drive, Building 9, Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30345.

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, mdannenfelser@olachurch.org

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

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital is looking for volunteers to help in many areas. Join us for just 4 hours a week. Call 678-843-7292 for more information.

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.

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.

Would you or someone you know like to volunteer in the gift shop at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Our gift shop is thriving and we are looking for volunteers to fill morning and afternoon shifts. Choose to come in one day a week or two days a month. We always work in teams so it’s easy to learn on the job. We offer a 20% discount on merchandise to those who volunteer in the gift shop and we would love to have you join us! Call Nancy Sumerall 678-843-7319 ext 3. Email nancy.summerall@emoryhealthcare.org.

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.

The All Saints Cancer Support Group and Lung Cancer Support Group Meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 11:30am at Egg Harbor Restaurant in Sandy Springs, 5920 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs. Share experiences – lend support to others – learn about resources – offer hope and encouragement to each other.  More info call Tom Simon at 770-378-8889 or 770-451-7157.

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.

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.