Virtual 5K Walk/Run for Mustard Seed Communities – Saturday, June 12

Our parish is sponsoring a Virtual 5K Walk/Run called Race for the Residents. While our walk/run will be held on Saturday, June 12, each participant will walk/run individually or with their own small group. We invite you to join our team to walk or run for the residents of Mustard Seed Communities. The funds raised will help provide much needed supplies as we are unable to send a mission team there at this time because of the global pandemic.

Christ Child Society Virtual Auction Saturday, April 17 -Saturday, April 24

Join us for the Christ Child Society of Atlanta’s 2021 Spring Fundraiser, “Virtual Serve in Style,” Silent Auction and Raffle. The auction site will be live April 17-24 and is open to all.  Wonderful items for your bidding pleasure!  Our raffle features a 50/50 CASH prize!  Please help support our mission of serving the underprivileged children of Atlanta.

Donate Girl Scout Cookies to Essential Workers – Through Friday, April 30

Want to show our essential workers some love? From now through the end of April, all donated cookies will be distributed to teachers, nurses, doctors, police, firefighters and more, as a way to send a heartfelt thank you for keeping us safe and healthy over the last year (no shipping costs).  You can also order cookies for yourself or family/friends.

Archbishop Annual Appeal Pledges Due by Friday, December 31

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.

 

Knights of Columbus Rosary for Vocations- Saturday, April 24

Our Knights of Columbus Council will be leading the Monthly Family Rosary on Saturday, April 24 at 6:15 pm to pray for an increase in vocations, for clergy, permanent diaconate, religious, and for those men and women discerning a vocation.

 

Pregnancy Aid Clinic – Virtual Gala for Life – Sunday, September 27

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.

 

Pope Francis to give a special Urbi et Orbi Blessing amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Friday, March 27

Pope Francis gives the Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing Dec. 25, 2018. Credit: Vatican Media.

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.

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Pope invites all to join him in prayer at same time March 25

CNS photo/Vatican Media

(CNS) — Pope Francis has invited Christians around the world to respond to the coronavirus pandemic by joining him at the same time in praying the Lord’s Prayer at 7 a.m. Eastern time (noon in Rome) on Wednesday, March 25, the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

“To the pandemic of the virus we want to respond with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness,” Pope Francis said March 22 after reciting the Angelus prayer to an empty St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

“Let’s stay united. Let us make those who are alone and tested feel our closeness,” as well as doctors, nurses, other healthcare workers and volunteers.

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