In-Person Confessions Now Available

Confessions are now available on Saturdays at 4:00 pm in the Ministry Building  Room 233 and Library. Please come with your mask on and line up  according to the marks on the floor.  To make an appointment for another time, please call the parish office at 770-394-3896.

 

Support Mustard Seed Communities – Dare to Care Raffle for a 2020 Ford F-150

Our parish supports Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) – a network of resident communities based in Jamaica to take care of children and young adults with disabilities. Their founder, Msgr. Gregory, has been here to visit us several times. Each year they sponsor a raffle to raise much-needed funds. This year’s raffle is especially important because all the mission trips that support them had to be canceled due to Covid.

Now you can help support this charity by purchasing a raffle ticket for a brand new truck donated by Newton Motor Group! The drawing will take place on their virtual Annual Dare to Care event on August 30. Imagine winning a 2020 Ford F-150 for just $50! The truck will be at Saint Jude on the weekend of August 22-23. You can also purchase face masks for $20 with the proceeds going to MSC.

 

Middle School Youth Ministry – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for our Middle School Youth Ministry programs. EDGE for 6th grade will meet twice monthly on Sunday evenings.  Our new Confirmation formation program for 7th and 8th grade – PURPOSE will also meet twice a month.  Programs begin Sunday, September 13.

Parish School of Religion Registration Now Open!

Our Parish School of Religion is going virtual this fall!  Registration is now open for children in grades K-5.  Programs include Faith and Life, Faith Fusion, SPRED, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and homeschool options.  The cost is $50/child with a family maximum of $100.  Payment plans available.

 

#sendyourhug Campaign for Grandparents and the Elderly

On the memorial of the Saints Joachim and Anne, Jesus “grandparents”, Pope Francis invited the young to perform a gesture of tenderness towards the elderly, especially the loneliest, in their homes and residences, those who have not seen their loved ones for many months. He encouraged young people to reach out to their grandparents. He said: “Do not leave them by themselves. Use the inventiveness of love, make telephone calls, video calls, send messages, listen to them and, where possible, in compliance with the healthcare rules, go to visit them too. Send them a hug.”

In conjunction with this, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life launched the  #sendyourhug Campaign. This program invites young people from all over the world to do something that shows kindness and affection for older people who may feel lonely. Young people are invited to share pictures, posts, quotes, and other information on social media using the hashtag #sendyour hug, The most significant posts will be circulated on the social media of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life @laityfamilylife. Learn more here.

 

Call for Online Catechists – Parish School of Religion

Our Faith Formation programs are going virtual this fall!  Catechists are needed for Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Classes will take place on Sunday mornings beginning September 13. We will provide training, materials, and support – you only need to have a desire to help give our parish youth a solid faith foundation. Catechists also receive a discount when registering their children for any of our PSR offerings.  It is recommended that you have a laptop or desktop with a camera and microphone to lead our classes via Zoom.

If interested or for more information, please email Julia Acosta at or call her at  770-394-3896 ext. 527.

 

Dispensation to Attend Mass Extended through August 30

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass through Sunday, August 30. Those who are healthy, willing and able to comply with safety protocols and who wish to attend are encouraged to do so. Those who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19 or who are caretakers for the vulnerable are encouraged to participate in an online or televised liturgy.

See Video on New Mass Procedures

Please watch this important video from Msgr. Joe about new procedures we will follow for all in-person Masses. To avoid confusion, watch this video before making your Mass reservations. 

Mass Intentions and Parish Book of Intentions- Submit Online

Mass Intentions
We currently have a number of Mass Intentions available for August. Please call our office at 770-394-3896 and leave a message for Roberta Meadows at ext. 240 or fill out a form here. You will be called back to arrange your Mass intention. We can also send a card on your behalf.

Parish Book Of Intentions
Our Parish Book of Intentions is located next to the Tabernacle. While our Church building is closed to private prayer, you may submit your intentions online here. They will be printed and placed in the book, as well as offered with the other intentions of our parish at each Mass.