EVENTS

Fortunate and Faithful Families, a support group in the Archdiocese of Atlanta for families with LGBT members, has rescheduled their annual retreat for February 24, 2019, from noon until 7:00 p.m. at the Chancery. This year’s theme will be “Covenant of Hope.” A priest-parent-child dialogue on building understanding, respect and compassion will be a part of the day’s schedule, with time for small group sharing, dinner and fellowship. To register and for more information, please call 770-924-3920.

 

Introduction to NFP (Natural Family Planning) Class February 25, 5:30 pm at Pregnancy Aid Clinic 281 S. Atlanta St. 281 S. Atlanta .Roswell 30075.  To sign up register at:  www.pregnancyaidclinic.com/classesMore info contact Betsy Gordon at 678.306.6360 or bgordon@pregnancyaidclinic.org

 

All women are invited to the Magnificat Prayer Breakfast on Sat., March 9, 9:30am-12pm at Holy Cross Church, 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta. Guest speaker will be Suzanne Haugh, founder of Goodness Reigns to inspire youth to share faith through film. Reservations, required in advance, are $20. Register online or mail check, payable to Magnificat Joyful Visitation, by March 4 to: Debbie DuPont, 315 Rose Court, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Check in at the door. Contact Debbie DuPont at 770-696-6216.

 

Georgia Tech Catholic Center Gala, March 1, 2019, at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. Join us on this special night to celeberate 90 years of Catholic ministry at Georgia Tech and to support the Catholic Center’s Chapel Campaign. There will be a reception, silent auction, dinner, and dancing to the live music by Atlanta Beat Band. Your hosts will be Fr. Josh Allen, GTCC Chaplain and Harrison Butker, GT Alum & Kicker for Kansas City Chiefs. Purchase your tickets and sponsorships today: www.gtcatholic.org/gala2019

 

New Year’s Resolutions?? Make A Retreat at Ignatius House!  Something for everyone at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center.  Reserve your private room & bath.  Encounter Silent Nights.

  • March 1-3 Women’s Retreat “Stay With Me” with Sr. Susan Arcaro, r.c. & Sr. Barbara Young, r.c.

Ignatius House will have several days of reflection and retreats during Lent 2019. Some of the 2 and 3 Night Silent retreats are:

  • 3-Night: March 7-10 – Season, Symbol, Sign, and Summons
  • 2-Night: March 29-31 – Led into the Wilderness: A Lenten Young Adult Retreat
  • 2-Night: March 29-31 – A Sacred Season of Homecoming
  • 2-Night: April 5-7 – Encontrar a Dios en Todas las Cosas

More Info go to CALENDAR at www.IgnatiusHouse.org or phone 404-255-0503

 

Sex Abuse Crisis: Fact, Fiction, Future:  Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm with Fr. Gerard McGlone, S.J., at Cannon Chapel, Emory University.  Due to recent events brought to light by the Pennsylvania report, many concerned parishioners have reached out to us in an effort to understand this crisis and to connect with other concerned parishioners in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  In response, the Aquinas Center is hosting an event entitled Sex Abuse Crisis: Fact, Fiction, Future” with speaker Fr. Gerard McGlone, S.J.  This event will address the many misconceptions of this crisis, the complexity of the facets that led to our current crisis, and will help foster positive lay leadership.  We hope you can join us.  Speaker Biography: A psychotherapist for nearly 30 years, Fr. McGlone served as the co-director of research and staff therapist at the National Institute for the Study, Prevention, and Treatment of Sexual Trauma.  He has four master’s degrees: one in divinity, one in theology and two in clinical and counseling psychology, as well as a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

This is a free event. Please register at aquinas.emory.edu.

 

Married Couples and Priests:  Allow God to strengthen, renew, rekindle and even transform your marriage or Holy Orders sacrament. Take time to enrich it by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Upcoming Weekends are March 1-3 and May 3-5.  More info or to apply www.GATN.wwme.org or call 678-242-WWME. Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial see enriquecetumatrimonio.org

 

Link to Bulletin Notes on The Georgia Bulletin Website


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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 .