Compassion: Encountering Dementia with Meaningful Action
Have you ever wanted to learn more about how you can help your family, neighbors, customers, coworkers or fellow parishioners whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s or other dementias? How can you be a better friend to families experiencing the changes of dementia? Join us at St Patrick’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 3, 2023, 2:00-3:30pm for this free educational event featuring Daphne Johnston, CEO and Founder of the Respite for All Foundation. Daphne will offer dementia communication skills, ideas for activities, and a joyful message for how families can find hope while living with dementia. Visit anchorplace.org or contact Mary Cohen, Director, Anchor Place Respite-Dunwoody at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Registration is requested, but not required.
GA Lighthouse Foundation needs your help – do you have any unneeded eyeglasses?
GA Lighthouse collects glasses (readers, sunglasses, prescription glasses) through Lions Clubs all over GA which are sent to the Chamblee location for recycling. The glasses go through a quality check process with approximately 25-35% going to those in need through Mission Trips globally.
The remaining glasses/pieces of eyewear are sent to a recycler who then reimburse GA Lighthouse for the pounds donated. Those monies are used to help offset cost of the free eye clinic (those that qualify receive free eye exams and low cost or free glasses). Please donate your unneeded eyewear so we can help to provide glasses to those less fortunate families, while keeping them out of landfills! Boxes will be in the All Saints Social Hall hallway starting today through Sunday, March 24 for donations.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 11:30am. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-312-6074.