Opportunities to Learn and Grow in the Catholic Faith
The Welcome Retreat, formerly Christ Renews His Parish, is an overnight retreat right here at All Saints. Welcome is for adult parishioners looking to renew their faith, gain a spiritual boost and make lasting friendships with other members of the parish. The two-day, one-night retreat is carefully planned and includes all meals. Don’t miss this opportunity to take time to reflect on Holy Scripture and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Retreats were in January 2020 for women and February 2020 for men. Watch parish communications for updates or the Welcome Retreat web page.
“Honor His invitation, and He will give you rest. You will find the joy hidden in you.” – Fr. Anthony
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Men’s Bible Group. This early morning Catholic faith discussion for men offered in cooperation with All Saints’ Knights of Columbus was a video-based Bible study.
Get up early and join us as we work toward a closer relationship with God. In this series, we will study “James – Pearls for Wise Living,” presented by Jeff Cavins. These small group discussions about how to live out our faith in our everyday lives are anchored by a 50-minute video. The following link provides a good overview of the study: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/james-pearls-for-wise-living.
Interested In Becoming A Catholic?
Are you someone or do you know someone who…
- Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
- Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
- Is on a journey to learn more about Jesus?
- Is interested in exploring their spirituality?
- Wants to serve others?
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) sessions, which help to prepare you for the sacraments that will bring you into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, begin Sunday, September 13. Classes will be held in the Bride’s Room (located in the lower level of the social hall) from 8:45-10:15am each Sunday.
If you or anyone you know is interested in exploring any of the questions above, please contact Richard Ducoté, via call or text (404) 966-0382 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mass and a Movie Series showing titles from the award-winning series by Bishop Robert Barron.
- Talks by our priests, deacons and other religious speakers
- Movie screenings, like for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima, the “Passion of the Christ”, and a group outing to see “Unplanned” in theaters.
- Rosary Events – Patriotic Rosary is the first Thursday each month at 1PM in the Columbarium.
Past events have included a 20-week Catholic Scripture Study on The Gospel of John and a six-week DVD-based program from Bishop Robert Barron: Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence. Watch the eNews, website and bulletin for announcements of upcoming events.
Catholic Faith Discussions for Men – Men’s Bible Group Invites You!
Catholic Scripture and Faith Discussions for Men took place in December 2019.
If you have struggled to make prayer a regular part of your life you will appreciate this program. We will be studying the series Walking Towards Eternity: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart as presented by Jeff Cavins. The study materials use a structured process for reading and praying over scripture known as Lectio Divina. Our sessions on Sunday will include group discussion on the scripture passages assigned between meetings as well as a video presented by Jeff Cavins that helps tie it all together.
Contact: Scott Cohen at email@example.com or 404-354-6362, or Michael Tobia at 404-642-9313.
Congratulations to all the high school graduates of 2019! If you are going to college, stay connected to your Catholic faith by finding a Newman Center near you.
What are Newman Centers?
Newman Centers are residence and Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. These centers provide pastoral services and ministries to their Catholic communities, in particular to the Roman Catholic student population within universities throughout the world. College can be both a daunting and exciting time in your life. Your campus ministry wants to be there for all the ups and the downs and be your home away from home. Discover the blessings that come with joining a Catholic ministry at your college. Newman Connection is here to help – find your Newman Center or Catholic campus ministry at newmanconnection.com.
Why do you need to find a Newman Center?
- It can be your home away from home – Get an instant support system when you join campus ministry. Student leaders are usually upperclassmen and have more experience in college, and in general, they can help you out when you need advice or be a listening ear when you need one.
- Meet interesting people – Campus ministry is full of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures who make you feel safe, loved and important. Learn about each other’s differences and bond over your love for Christ.
- Find opportunities to serve and give back – Campus ministry tends to do a lot of service work on campus and off campus. If you enjoy serving others, you will probably love campus ministry.
- Make good friends for life – Campus ministry provides numerous ways to have fun with great people. Surround yourself with people who help you grow in your faith.
- Discover your path – College is the time to choose your career, figure out your vocation, and make other life decisions. For these important steps, campus ministry leadership can help.
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- Daily Readings
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Special content is added for Advent and Lenten seasons. Our app will also help you find Masses when you travel!
Formed.org has a new and improved site. What has changed?
No more passwords! If you were previously signed up for the service, once you visit the site you will receive an email to verify your email address. Click on the sign in link and it will automatically sign you in. Watch these videos for more help with sign-in.
We have been hard at work these past few months listening to you, your parishioners, and all of our customers and we are excited to announce the new and improved FORMED.
In response to what you asked for, the original FORMED that you know and love now has improved performance, an enhanced search tool, new features, and new ways for our users to watch our programming, listen to audio or read e-books on their connected TVs and devices.
Watching great Catholic content at your parish just got a whole lot easier. In addition to browser, iOS, Android and TVOS, we now offer Roku, Amazon Fire and many more avenues for you and your parishioners to engage with our content.
Offline playback, My List creation and the ability to resume watching where you left off are all features requested by our users that are now on the platform.
Additionally, an improved search function will help you better discover the content you are looking for, making it easier to find our movies, programs, e-books and audio.
Lastly, our newly designed user interface, mirroring some of the best-of-breed On-Demand solutions in the market, will make navigating the experience even more enjoyable.
Passwords are difficult and insecure. Which is why many technology companies are moving toward passwordless authentication, relying on the security of technology giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon. In short, passwords are being phased out online. We debated doing this ourselves, and in doing our research, we found that the number one reason for the majority of our support calls was lost passwords. Additionally we wanted to provide the most secure solution to our users. The decision became clear. We too would move away from passwords. Going forward, your emails will still work. You will just be authenticated through your email, rather than directly on the site. Once logged in, you will not need to re-register. Going forward, as long as you don’t log out or clear your cookies, you will remain logged in.
How do new parishioners register for an account?
Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:
- Go to formed.org/signup
- Select your parish
- Register with your name and email address
- Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED
We’ve created a series of videos to guide your parishioners through logging in, signing up, and using the platform. Watch them here.
How can I find the content I’m looking for?
This is great, but is my FORMED subscription going to cost more now?
In the past, the FORMED site has occasionally had technical issues, will this be addressed?
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