Two important organizations worthy of our support include Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services. When a natural disaster occurs in the United States, Catholic Charities USA along with their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction.
Catholic Charities USA
Mail: Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore MD 21297-1066
When a disaster happens in another country, donations should be directed to Catholic Relief Services (CRS):
Catholic Relief Services
Mail: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 (Please write the specific incident in the memo line)
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for Grief Share.
Grief Share is a Christ-centered recovery group for those who have experienced the death of someone dear to them. Walk with others on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
More information here.
Lois Prington 404-805-7390
The Addiction ministry is on call to meet with the Chemically Dependent Person, Family Member or Significant Others who are being impacted by someone else’s addiction. Often the codependency needs to be addressed first, before the chemical dependency can be addressed in a beneficial manner.
CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE is available to all parishioners.
Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office: 404-525-3178. All Saints, Tues, 8pm, in the Brides Room.
Cancer Survivors Support Group, 4th Thursday of the month, 9am in the Parish Library. As survivors (those who have/had cancer) we know the treatments, Doctors, side effects, and coping styles. We’ve been on the journey. Join us (survivors & caregivers) by either observing or sharing your journey in your cancer experience, in a confidential, personal, upbeat 90 minutes. Call Tom Simon at 770-378-8999 (cell) or (home) 770-451-7157.
Lung Cancer Support Group, third Tuesday of the month, 10:00am-noon at St Joseph’s Cancer Survivors Conference Room. Tom Simon, 770-451-7157.
Domestic Abuse Information Patterns of domestic violence or abuse of any kind between people in marriage or dating relationships, or in child abuse, are often learned in families. Unless something changes, these patterns can be repeated in generation after generation. It can be very difficult to break free from this vicious cycle. Violence and abuse can take many forms – physical, sexual, psychological, verbal or economic. If you are an abuser, a victim, or both; please seek help to break the pattern. If you are not sure the problem is serious enough, or who is at fault, talk confidentially about it to someone you trust or call one of the numbers listed below. You may be too close to the situation to make an accurate judgment.
Are you discerning how to live out your faith? Join our small faith community as we explore Catholic social teaching in a spirit of fellowship and compassion. Wherever you think the Lord is leading you, you can learn about issues of today and locate organizations that share your interest. We grow through meetings of learning and dialogue as well as border crossing activities where we depart from our comfort zones and actively engage with the community.
Contact Denise Traicoff for more information.
The Ghana Friendship Project regularly ships a container of medical and educational supplies to benefit the people of western Ghana. Many items are needed. During collection times, donation tubs will be located in the church vestibule and specific needs will be listed throughout the year.
For questions contact Denise Traicoff.
On October 19, 2019 the All Saints Community reached a significant milestone by dedicating our 26th HFH home in partnership with the Atlanta HFH affiliate. You have reached out to the working poor of Atlanta by creating the opportunity of affordable home ownership thus changing the lives
of the families for generations to come.
We look forward to House #27 next year and hope you will join us again. We will announce fundraising effort and volunteer dates for our 27th HFH home and once again provide the opportunity to secure an affordable mortgage, on a new home, for a much deserved and highly qualified family. Watch for information to arrive at your home via mail later in 2020 with information regarding the project and how you can participate via T-shirt sponsorships, monetary donations and volunteer involvement.
Questions or comments, contact Jane & Mike will at 770-446-7674, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Health Ministry is to provide a compassionate presence in the church, integrating the practice of faith with the practice of health — an expression of God’s love for His people. All Saints Health Ministry provides the following services within a faith-based environment because holistic health is more than the absence of disease: education, counseling, referrals and advocacy. While we do not provide “hand-on” nursing, we have organized the All Saints CareForce to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support to any parishioner with health concerns.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES offers affordable counseling for children, adolescents, parents, individuals, couples and families. Professional counselors are available at many locations in the Archdiocese. Don’t delay and don’t despair. Call 404-733-3527 to schedule an appointment with a counselor at a location near your home.
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 by calling 470-349-8349.
I CARE provides DeKalb county seniors with free, safe and timely transportation to/from local medical appointments, if given 1-2 weeks notice. Volunteer drivers accompany clients inside medical offices and usually remain with them throughout their appointments. Call 404-377-2273 for a ride.
CATHOLIC THERAPIST Ann G. Howe, Ph.D., a Catholic psychologist, is now offering professional services at All Saints. She is a licensed practitioner, and board member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. She is offering Catholic psychotherapy and counseling to individuals, couples and families. For more information, contact her directly at 678-887-7800 or email@example.com.
Karen Jenkins 404-661-2089 email
Located on Buford Hwy. It houses homeless families in transition. Volunteers work at the home doing clerical duties, baby sitting, tutoring etc. This allows resident families to obtain training, job search and other assistance necessary to return them to the community. The mission of IOH is to provide an opportunity for legally married parents who are in an economic crisis to become self sufficient through a transitional housing program. IOH believes that homeless families can rebuild their lives given the proper financial and emotional support, life skills training, personal and spiritual development, education, vocation training, and a stable home environment. Since 1992 IOH has offered a wide array of client services and has been dependent upon community support for financial aid and volunteer assistance.
All Saints Catholic Church has graciously given assistance through a second collection in August. Throughout the year All Saints volunteers have direct contact with IOH and have become an integral part of helping families stay together.
Aria Moskowitz 404-881-0544
The All Saints Knitters meet weekly to knit and crochet blankets which are then given to children battling cancer and the effects of the treatment regimen. In the process, they have a great time being productive and creative. The blankets help keep the children warm while undergoing therapy, and also warm their hearts, experiencing the generosity of others. You do not need be an experienced knitter. The members share their talents with each other. Each works at a pace comfortable to their skill level. Yarns are donated by both the members and by non-members.
Since the inception of the ministry, we have delivered over 500 blankets to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The 2019 Mission Trip to Kingston, Jamaica was a success! Consider joining us next year in 2020 to spend time working with the poor with the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) founded by Father Richard Ho Lung. This spiritual experience combines the power of prayer and reflection with service to the poorest of the poor.
The All Saints Pro-Life committee is one of the most active parish pro-life groups in the Archdiocese, as we continue to promote and implement the Church’s theology of respecting life. Your participation is not only encouraged but necessary as we battle the culture of death that has permeated our society. Come join us on the side of truth as we make positive change through prayer, education, civil action and fund raising. Your involvement can be minimal or fully committed, yet either way you will save the lives of unborn babies. We know what side of the abortion issue Jesus is on. What side are you on?
Rod Austin, President
Our members are involved with trying to follow our Lord’s dictate to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, care for the ill, visit the sick, soothe the unhappy and restore peace to the troubled soul. We do this primarily by visiting the needy in their homes. We meet as a group on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. During the month we visit people whenever they need help.
SVdP Did You Know…..
…..that you can take your clothes, shoes, household goods, books, etc. directly to the SVdP Thrift Store?? The Thrift Store is located across the street from Chamblee City Hall at 5463 Peachtree Road and is opened M-Sat, 10am-6pm.
…..that you can schedule a pick-up of your heavy furniture, TVs and appliances that you want to donate?? Contact: Linda Gurrant, Truck Scheduling, 678-892-6162, firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up. SORRY, we cannot take mattresses.
Birthright provides free, confidential pregnancy testing, counseling and alternatives to abortion. Call 770-458-4977 or 1-800-550-4900, answers 24/7.
Catholic Charities provides information and support for unplanned pregnancy. 404-885-7478.
St. Vincent de Paul Society accepts used clothing & small appliances at their Outreach Center, 2050 Chamblee-Tucker Rd., Chamblee, 770-458-5415