Our Catholic church continues to face challenges brought on by very serious sins and crimes of clergy over many years. On September 12, 2018, Pope Francis announced that he would host a meeting of bishops from every country in the world at the Vatican for February 21-24, 2019. Theme will be “The Protection of Minors in the Church”.
Catholics around the US this week are joining in prayer for the success of the Vatican meeting. Please join us in praying the Novena for Repentance, Renewal, and Rebuilding beginning Wednesday, February 20. May God bless those who are victims of abuse.
The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is the main funding source for all of the ministerial, outreach, education, formation and discipleship work of our archdiocese. Our 2018 parish goal is $252,600. Any monies donated in excess of that amount will be returned to our parish for our use. Learn more and donate here.
Are you blessed with the gift of hospitality? Does “warm” and “joyful” describe your personality? If so, our new Greeter Ministry needs you! Greeters will be the first point of contact before and after each Sunday Mass. Learn more and sign up here.
Monsignor Joe Corbett and Monsignor Frank McNamee, Rector of Cathedral of Christ the King, invite you on a special trip to Ireland, from May 24 – June 3, 2020.
Monsignor Joe will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination in his home church in Stradbally Waterford, on May 28, 2020, followed by a reception with family and friends. Join this Jubilee Celebration trip as Monsignor Joe and Monsignor Frank return to Ireland and share their homeland with you. The trip will include each of their Jubilee Masses and receptions, as well as visits throughout Ireland to places of historical, cultural and sacred significance.
This trip will include the following highlights:
Saint Patrick’s Country in the area of Downpatrick
Travel through the Irish countryside by train from Dublin to Belfast
Glendalough, the monastic ruins of the site founded by Saint Kevin
Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century castle restored with period furnishings
And much more!
Registration opens Wednesday, January 30 and super early booking discount for reservations by March 28, 2019. For more information about the itinerary and trip details go to Pilgrimage Website, or please contact Carol Rowland at 678-824-5030.
As this flu season continues, please be aware of guidelines for attending Mass and receiving holy communion. Read the Influenza-Guidelines-for-Parishes statement from the Archdiocese of Atlanta for details.