The Southeast Catechist Conference is designed to inspire and equip catechists, teachers, volunteers, ministry leaders, and families to know the Faith better, grow as disciples of Jesus, and evangelize. From sacramental preparation and family faith formation to youth and young adult ministry, RCIA, adult faith formation, and senior adult ministry, this conference is for all who want to grow in handing on the Faith, both volunteers and professionals. All Catholics are called to evangelize and catechize!
The theme of this year’s conference is Say the Word and will be held virtually. There will be over 90 talks by some of the most highly regarded Catholic speakers in the world. Our Religious Education Department will be hosting a WATCH PARTY on Saturday August 14, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Ministry Hall. Come for part or all of the day.
All middle schoolers and their families are invited to join us for a
night of inspirational Praise and Worship on Sunday, August 15 at 6:00 pm as we begin a new year of school. Take some time in all the busyness to slow down and be with Jesus as a family. Music, dinner and adoration. Please RSVP.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week is July 25-31. It a national educational campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on the Catholic teaching on married love and the gift of human life. This year’s theme is To Have, To Hold, To Honor.
Our own Charles Higgs (Saturday night Vigil Mass organist) and Sam Hagan (cantor) will be performing on Sunday, August 1 at 6:00 pm as part of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Summer Organ Recital Series. A Carillon Recital by Robert Grogan will precede the Organ Recital at 5:30 pm.
Sign your child up for our Saint Jude International Soccer Camp in partnership with Challenger Sports, and enjoy a fun-packed week of skill-building drills, games, skill challenges, daily coached scrimmages and even extra practices to work on at home!
Sponsored by students from Saint John Bosco Academy. Join them for live music, testimonies, and fellowship as they pray a rosary for peace on Sunday, June 18 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at 5039 W. Broad Street, Sugar Hill GA 30518.
If you pledged to the 2020 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal back in February of 2020 and have not yet fulfilled your pledge, please consider sending it in now. Our parish’s goal this year is $265,600. To date, the Archdiocese has received $258,130 toward our goal. Our parish is required to pay any deficit out of our operating funds. It has been a hard year, but if you can send in your pledge payment, please visit www.judeatl.com/aaa You can also make a gift without having a pledge.
The Pregnancy Aid Clinic’s Gala for Life will be virtual this year. It is their annual fundraising event with proceeds going to support their mission to promote the sanctity of life.
This year’s event will be on Sunday, September 27 at 6:30 pm. The theme is Courageous Love and speakers include Archbishop Gregory John Hartmayer, internationally-acclaimed, pro-life speaker, Stephanie Gray, and speaker/author Dr. Allen Hunt. There will also be an online silent auction. Sponsorship levels available.
Special Blessing – Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will give a special blessing called an Urbi et Orbi this week with the opportunity for Catholics to receive a plenary indulgence by tuning in via media on Friday, March 27, 6:00 p.m. Rome time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
From the GA Bulletin: With the public joining him only by television, internet or radio, “we will listen to the word of God, raise our prayer (and) adore the Blessed Sacrament,” he said. “At the end, I will give the benediction ‘urbi et orbi,’ to which will be connected the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence.”
An indulgence is an ancient practice of prayer and penance for the remission of the temporal punishment a person is due for sins that have been forgiven. In Catholic teaching, a person can draw on the merits of Jesus and the saints to claim the indulgence for themselves or offer it on behalf of someone who has died.