Priest Reassignments

A message from our pastor, Monsignor Joe Corbett

Thank you Father Suarez!

As you will recall, on Friday, May 15, 2020, the Archbishop of Atlanta, Most Reverend Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv, announced the 2020 priest assignment changes for parishes. Father Roberto Suarez, Chaplain to the Brazilian Community at Saint Jude the Apostle – and previously Parochial Vicar to the Hispanic and Anglo communities – has accepted a new assignment in the archdiocese. This is Father’s last weekend with us before he goes on vacation and taking up his new assignment as Parochial Vicar at Saint Lawrence Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia on July 1, 2020.

Unfortunately, at this time of pandemic it is not possible to host a public gathering for parishioners, clergy and staff to express our sincere appreciation to Father Suarez for his service to the Hispanic, Brazilian, and Anglo communities of our parish. We prayerfully extend to him every blessing and success as he accepts his next priestly assignment. Father’s new address will be: Father Suarez, St. Lawrence Church, 319 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The phone number will be: 770-963-8992.

Father Vanderley Oliveira will be assigned to serve our Brazilian community. He is a priest of the diocese of Barra do Pirai-Volta Redonda in Brazil. He visited our community earlier this year. Presently, he is serving in a parish in Brazil while waiting for his visa. When it is granted he will take up his new assignment here in Atlanta. In the mean time we will have visiting priests each week to celebrate the Portuguese Mass.

God Bless You,
Monsignor Joe Corbett
Pastor