Eucharistic Congress – Weekend of June 12-13 – Cancelled

The Archdiocese of Atlanta has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Eucharistic Congress, originally scheduled for June 12-13.
Efforts will now be devoted to moving planned activities one year forward. The 2021 Congress will be the same format as in the past and be held on June 4-5, 2021.

Holy Week 2020

We will be offering a multi-lingual Mass on Holy Thursday, services on Good Friday in English, Spanish and Portuguese, a multi-lingual Easter Vigil Mass, and Easter Sunday Masses in all three languages.

Easter Flowers – Honor or Remember a Loved One – Deadline Tuesday, April 7

We will have flowers on the altar for our Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses.  If you would like to honor or remember a beloved family member or special friend this Easter Season, please make a donation toward the purchase of these lilies that will adorn our altar.

In order to have a name included on our published list, please make your donation online here by Tuesday, April 7.  Any envelopes mailed in or dropped off in the parish lockbox located to the right of the of the reception window in the Ministry Building that are received by Tuesday will also
be included.

 

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.

See full story HERE

Watch Live  HERE at 1:00 pm ET

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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Reclaim Hope! – Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, March 27

Jimmy Mitchell, son of parishioner Deanna Mitchell and former Saint Jude school and Marist alum, led our parish mission back in 2016. Here is a message from Jimmy with a special invitation!

Join international speaker and musician Jimmy Mitchell for Let Beauty Speak, a 3-night mission Livestream that will help all of us reclaim hope amidst our present crisis. His gift of storytelling and piano-playing brings him to every corner of the world, but for the first time ever, he’ll be live-streaming a mission from the Love Good Studio. Each night, we’ll journey through salvation history from Creation to Pentecost, bringing God’s love to the forefront of our lives and filling us with hope in His promises. These nights are for young and old alike, and we can’t wait to see you there!

See more HERE

Changes to Installation of Archbishop Hartmayer – Wednesday, May 6

The Mass of Installation for Archbishop-designate Hartmayer will be held privately on Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30 pmso that he may begin his service here without delay. A private vespers service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on May 5. Both events will be live streamed. We will provide a link to the live-stream closer to the event

A joy-filled public celebration of his installation will be held at an appropriate time. We will release details at a later date.

Read story on Bishop Hartmayer’s appointment here.

Scout Sunday Mass – Sunday, February 2

Please join us for the annual Scout Sunday Mass on Sunday, February 2 at 11:30 am. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts from our parish and school who completed requirements will be receiving their Catholic Religious Awards. If you are a if you are a former Boy Scout or Girl Scout, or alumni of Saint Judge Boy Scout Troop 623, please plan to join us for this special mass!