St. Vincent de Paul Block Party
Saturday, October 14 from 11am – 2pm, SVdP Georgia, 2050-C Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341. The annual SVdP Georgia block party is a one-of-a-kind new event that brings the community together for fellowship and festivities. Join the celebration of community and connect with friends new and old, neighbors, community leaders and supporters. Free to attend – enjoy BBQ, craft beer tasting, music, games, open house/tours and more! Wear your flip flops and t-shirts + BYO lawn chairs. Register here https://svdpgeorgia.org/event/svdp-georgia-block-party/
Register for your state of Georgia 2024 Qualified Education Expense tax credit. Registration for 2024 is open now at gracescholars.org. GRACE Scholars provides scholarships to children from families with financial need in grades PreK-12 for use at participating schools located in the state of Georgia. Don’t miss out on your tax credit opportunity. Register early!
Upcoming PAC Presentation
Pregnancy Aid Clinic and St. Andrew Catholic Church are honored to host a presentation and discussion titled: Grief, Mercy and Healing: Real Stories of Abortion Loss on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm (at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 675 Riverside Rd., Roswell). Speakers include Liz Youngs, Kathryn (Trinnie) Siegel and Jody Duffy, who lead PAC’s Post Abortion Treatment and Healing program. The evening is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about how abortion affects women and men- directly and indirectly. Perhaps most importantly, speakers will share the truth of how embracing God’s mercy and tangible help for healing spiritual and emotional wounds can release shame and harvest joy. All older teens and adults are welcome. Content may not be appropriate for young children. For more information contact Lisa Regan, email@example.com.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong. Sign up for an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience on October 13-15. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: wwme.org/apply or call 678-242-WWME.
What is RETROUVAILLE?
- A Marriage program that helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship.
- A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.
- Primarily a practical program to improve communication, build stronger marriages, and help couples reconnect.
- Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love.
For information about our upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend in Atlanta September 15-17, contact Mus & Rubina at 404.234.6006 or visit the website.
On Sunday, October 10 the Holy Father Pope Francis opened the upcoming Synod. The purpose and meaning of the Synod are that we prayerfully come together, listen to each other, and journey with each other, and hopefully guided by the Holy Spirit, recognize the challenges facing our society today and come up with solutions to meet and resolve these challenges. On October 17 Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer opened the first phase of this two-year journey. Learn more here.
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.
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.
Mail: Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066
When a disaster happens in another country, donations can be directed to Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Mail: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
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.
- 5 Things to Know About the Pastoral Plan at this link.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 11:30am. Many 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 email@example.com or 770-312-6074.