Chrism Mass and Recognition of Jubilarians – Monday, August 17

At the Chrism Mass, the Archbishop blesses three oils: the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and the holy chrism which will be used in the administration of the sacraments  throughout the diocese for the year.

This year’s Chrism Mass will take place on Monday, August 17 at 4:00 pm at the Cathedral of Christ the King.  At this Mass, Archbishop Hartmayer will also be honoring the Jubilarians, one of whom is Monsignor Joe.  The Mass will not be open to the public. Watch here:


Into the Breach – Call to Battle – Begins Tuesday, September 1

A new study just for men!

God has a plan for your life…and so does Satan.  The devil wants to destroy your family but he has to come through you, the father, to get to them.  This spiritual warfare is the breach every man is called to walk into but it seems harder than ever in a world in crisis. In this series, experience the lives of men of all ages and backgrounds as they seek to answer this challenge.  The world needs men who can rise higher, see further, and strive more nobly – learn how you can be one of them!  Each session includes a 10-15 minute video and small group discussion.

Sidewalks Saves – Begins Monday, August 24

Join our Respect Life Ministry and others at Sidewalks Saves – a movement to save lives by being a prayerful presence in front of the Atlanta Women’s Center’s abortion facility.   Volunteers are needed from 7:00 am -2:00 pm Tuesdays – Saturdays.

New Adult Education Offerings via Zoom – Begin Tuesday, September 1

We will be offering a number of adult education programs this fall via Zoom.  New offerings include: 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Lively Virtues, Catholicism, Into the Breach, Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, Walking with Purpose and The Woman at the Well and the Love of Christ.

Zoom links will be provided to all registered participants.


Livestream Adoration Night – Wednesday, August 26

Join us on Wednesday, August 26 from 7:30 -8:30 pm for a Eucharistic Adoration service. Special readings and music accompany the service, Use this time to wind down from your day, praise our Lord for your blessings, and pray for your intentions.  If you cant watch it live, you can watch on-demand after the service is over. Access the service here.

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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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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