Synod 2021-2023 -For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission

From Archbishop Hartmayer: We have been invited to participate in an unprecedented moment in our Church’s history beginning this fall. On Sunday, Oct. 10, Pope Francis opened a two-year process called Synod 2021-2023 -For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission that will uniquely engage not only Catholics but God’s people all over the world. I want to personally encourage you, your family, and all those who are dear to you to join with me and our brothers and sisters in north and central Georgia on this extraordinary journey of faith.

Sign Up for Adopt-A-Family – Spread Christmas Joy!

This season will be our 17th year helping families in need through Catholic Charities of Atlanta’s Christmas Connections program.  Sign up to help make Christmas bright for a less fortunate family.  Our parish has been assigned 100 families to help this Christmas.  We have families of all sizes and ages and can match you up with an appropriate size for your family or group!  Gift drop off will be Thursday, December 2.

 

GRACE Scholars – Preregistration for 2022 Now Open

GRACE Scholars is a Georgia nonprofit corporation and tax exempt charity (501-c-3 organization). GRACE has met the requirements for designation as a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) in Georgia. Because GRACE is an SSO, Georgia taxpayers can contribute to GRACE in exchange for a generous tax benefit created by the Georgia legislature – a 100 percent tax credit. Preregistration for 2022 is now open.

 

October is Respect Life Month

Respect Life Month is celebrated throughout October. This year the theme is St. Joseph : Faithful Protector of Mother and Child. It is an opportunity to promote the dignity of all human life and work toward protecting the most vulnerable in our society.

Wreaths Across America

Our Knights Assembly is funding 500+ wreaths to be placed at veterans’ headstones at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on Saturday, December 18.  Please consider purchasing a wreath to honor our fallen veterans. Volunteers also needed to help lay wreaths.

Pope Francis with a Video Message

See a special video message from Pope Francis as well as Archbishops and Cardinals from the Americas about the health crisis and how we can do our part to help ourselves and those most vulnerable.

Help for Haiti

From our Archbishop: “The earthquake in Haiti is another tragic reminder of the suffering that can be caused by natural disasters. Whether these catastrophes occur in slow motion or with little or no warning at any hour of the day or night, people of faith naturally want to offer assistance.”

To offer our support for recovery efforts, we will take up a special 2nd collection at all Masses the weekend of Aug 21-22. You can also give online here. All funds collected at our parish will be given to Catholic Relief Services for direct aid to the people of Haiti.

Stopping Tax Dollars for Abortions

Sign the Petition to Stop Tax Dollars for Abortions

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Hyde and Helms Amendments. If the Senate agrees with these repeals, your tax dollars would pay for abortions in the United States and overseas.

We can still stop taxpayer-funded abortion. But we have to fight even harder now. The Senate needs to hear from many, many more people.

So far, over 145,000 people have signed the petition! Think of the impact if everyone who signed the petition got even just one more person to sign it.

Will you help?