Synod 2021-2023 -For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission

From Archbishop Hartmayer: We have been invited to participate in an unprecedented moment in our Church’s history beginning this fall. On Sunday, Oct. 10, Pope Francis opened a two-year process called Synod 2021-2023 -For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission that will uniquely engage not only Catholics but God’s people all over the world. I want to personally encourage you, your family, and all those who are dear to you to join with me and our brothers and sisters in north and central Georgia on this extraordinary journey of faith.

RCIA Sponsor Open House – Sunday, October 24

Do you love being Catholic and have a desire to share the teachings of the Church and your experiences of God? Would you be interested in accompanying someone on their journey toward the Sacraments of Initiation? If you answered “yes”, you are invited to come meet our candidates and learn more about being an RCIA sponsor on Sunday, October 24 at 9:30 am in the Life Teen Room.

GRACE Scholars – Preregistration for 2022 Now Open

GRACE Scholars is a Georgia nonprofit corporation and tax exempt charity (501-c-3 organization). GRACE has met the requirements for designation as a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) in Georgia. Because GRACE is an SSO, Georgia taxpayers can contribute to GRACE in exchange for a generous tax benefit created by the Georgia legislature – a 100 percent tax credit. Preregistration for 2022 is now open.

 

First Eucharist Parent Meetings – Thursday, November 4

Do you have a 2nd grade student preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist in 2022? We will be holding parent information meetings on November 4 from 9:00 – 10:00 am (in person) or 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Zoom). We will review program requirements and key dates, and answer your questions.

Men’s Club Outdoor Gathering – Thursday, October 28

The Men’s Club is back! All men of the parish are invited to join us on Thursday, October 28 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm for our Outdoor Social in the parking lot in front of the Ministry Building. We will be watching football on the big screen! Food and drink available and donations to defray the cost of the evening gratefully accepted.  RSVP requested.

Mary Martha Circle Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, October 20

Our Mary Martha Circle is for women in the “Middle Season of Life”.  please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Our topic is Self Care: Emotional, Physical and Mental Well-Being of Women. Our speaker will be parishioner Dr. Ericka Stricklin-Parker, a psychologist in private practice who has been working in the behavioral health field for over 25 years. Please RSVP for the meeting location.

 

 

 

Saint Jude School Open House – Sunday, October 17

Our Saint Jude School, a twice recognized Blue Ribbon School for grades Kindergarten – 8th ,will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This is an opportunity for families who will be applying for the 2022-23 school year to step inside the classrooms, meet our school administrators, and learn more about the application process. Reservations are required and space is limited. Please sign up for a timeslot by October 15, 2021.

October is Respect Life Month

Respect Life Month is celebrated throughout October. This year the theme is St. Joseph : Faithful Protector of Mother and Child. It is an opportunity to promote the dignity of all human life and work toward protecting the most vulnerable in our society.

Legislation for Life – Speaker Night – Tuesday, October 19

This fall, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear their most significant abortion-related case in decades, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Please join the Respect Life ministry on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Ministry Hall to hear Frank Mulcahy, Executive Director of the Georgia Catholic Conference of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah, speak on the context and significance of this prospective legislation, as well the status of the Hyde Amendment and abortion laws in the state of Georgia.

 

Wreaths Across America

Our Knights Assembly is funding 500+ wreaths to be placed at veterans’ headstones at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on Saturday, December 18.  Please consider purchasing a wreath to honor our fallen veterans. Volunteers also needed to help lay wreaths.