New Adult Education Offerings via Zoom – Begins Wednesday, June 3

We will be offering a number of adult education programs this summer via Zoom.  New offerings include: Conversion: The Call of Christ in 6 Biblical Stories, In His Spirit: A Guide to Today’s Spirituality, Metanoia: Christ in the Life of Christians and Powers and Dominions: Angels and Demons. Zoom links will be provided to all registered participants.

 

Alpha – Begins Thursday, June 4

Alpha is a place to explore life and the Christian faith freely in a friendly and informal environment. No question is out of bounds. Discuss as much or as little as you wish. Everyone over 18 is welcome. Whether Catholic, Christian, or of no faith, whether you are 18 or 88, whether you work, are retired, or somewhere in between… Alpha is for everyone.

Our summer session will be different !  Join with people from local churches but meet in a virtual small group with others from Saint Jude. . Each session includes a video and small group discussion.

Laudato Si Week World Day of Prayer – Sunday, May 24

This year marks the five-year anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.  To celebrate and recognize our continued call to care for creation, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is sponsoring Laudato Si’ Week, to be held May 16-24.

As part of this observance, the global church has been invited to participate in a world day of solidarity and prayer on Sunday, May 24, at 12:00 pm. The bishops of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will join together to lead this prayer with the Laudato Si prayer video provided here.  Download a copy of the prayer here.

Saint Jude Parishioners on AM 1160 The Quest -Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, May 29

Atlanta Catholic Radio, AM 1160, the Quest will be featuring local guests during live broadcasting next week.Please tune in on Wednesday, May 27-through Friday, May 29 from 9:00 – 10:00 am, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and 4:00 – 6:00 pm to help fund your Atlanta Catholic radio station. They will break from regular programming and host local guests each hour to discuss their personal faith journeys, missions, and unique experiences. Some of the parishioners participating include Mari Cleveland, Lori Crunk, Patty Decraene and Carol Tiarsmith. Former Saint Jude Parochial Vicar, Fr. Daniel Ketter will also be a guest host. Click here for the complete schedule.

Livestream Adoration Night – Wednesday, May 27

Join us this Wednesday from 7:30 -8:00 pm for a bilingual Eucharistic Adoration service in English and Spanish. Use this time to wind down from your day, praise our Lord for your blessings, and pray for your intentions. Every Wednesday in May from  7:30 -8:00 pm. Includes beautiful music by our Hispanic Music Ministry and our Life Teen Band.  Watch online here.

Let Beauty Speak Retreat – Thursdays

Many of you attended former parishioner and Marist School graduate Jimmy Mitchell’s online Lenten retreat last month.  Jimmy is now leading a weekly hour-long retreat every Thursday at 8:00 pm ET featuring stories and songs live-streamed from the Love Good Studio in Nashville. In a world gripped by uncertainty, we need beauty more than ever to help us reclaim hope and rebuild our culture from the ground up! Sign up here to receive a weekly reminder and link to the retreat.

 

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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