Virtual Retrouvaille Weekend – Friday, February 25-Sunday, February 27

Is your marriage on the right track or do you feel a need for a reboot? Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. A virtual weekend is scheduled for Friday, February 25 – Sunday, February 27.  Register by February 19.

Nine Days for Life – Begins Thursday, January 21

Our Respect Life Ministry and our Knights of Columbus Council invite you to join Catholics in the United States and pray for the end of abortion. The U.S. bishops annual novena 9 Days for Life takes place Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29. Pray for the respect and protection of all human life with new intentions, brief reflections, and more each day. Download the novena online, or receive via email, or text message or download the free mobile app. Join at www.9daysforlife.com

 

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.

 

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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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!

Annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Clergy – Monday, November 2

The Annual Memorial Mass to pray for deceased bishops, priests and deacons who once served in our archdiocese will be celebrated by Archbishop Gregory J.Hartmayer, OFM Conv. at 10:30 am on Monday, November 2, at Arlington Memorial Park (201 Mount Vernon Hwy. Atlanta, Georgia 30328). Please consider attending and praying for the souls of our deceased clergy. Masks will be required.