ATLANTA–On Friday, Sept. 25, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., announced that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will remain in place until further notice. The Archdiocese of Atlanta will continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health to make changes as needed.
To read more go to: https://georgiabulletin.org/news/2020/09/sunday-mass-dispensation-extended-until-further-notice/
or visit Archdiocese of Atlanta at: https://archatl.com/2020renewal/2020/09/update-on-dispensation-in-parish-worship-and-access-to-parish-facilities/
The Virtual Catholic Conference is hosting a Virtual Healing Conference entitled “Come to Me” on September 25-27. The virtual conference is offered at no cost during the weekend and there will be Spanish talks available. The conference will include more than 50 presenters, witness testimonies and gifted healers to share with participants the truth and beauty of God’s desire to heal all of humanity. Speakers will include Dr. Peter Kreeft, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Sr. Miriam James, Fr. Dave Pivonka, Dr. Mary Healy and many more.
Participants will be able to access on-demand videos and be able to participate in some live sessions throughout the weekend. These will include virtual prayer rooms lead by trained professionals; guided imagery prayer sessions and presenter meet and greet times. Topics in the virtual prayer rooms include healing addiction, abortion, divorce, depression and anxiety, sexual healing and miscarriage.
Those interested in participating can register and view more information here. Please help us in spreading the word about this great opportunity for healing.
Bishop Konzen and Father Terry celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with our youth on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Join them online here: https://youtu.be/swBxoF3fV5M
Pope Francis has called for an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, marking the beginning of the “Season of Creation,” which lasts through the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4.
PRAYER FOR CREATION
Father of all,
Creator and ruler of the universe,
You entrusted your world to us as a gift.
Help us to care for it and all people,
that we may live in right relationship–
with one another,
and with creation.
Christ our Lord,
both divine and human,
You lived among us and died for our sins.
Help us to imitate your love for the family
by recognizing that we are all connected—
to our brothers and sisters around the world,
to those in poverty impacted by environmental devastation,
and to future generations.
giver of wisdom and love,
You breathe life in us and guide us.
Help us to live according to your vision,
stirring to action the hearts of all—
individuals and families,
communities of faith,
and civil and political leaders.
Triune God, help us to hear the cry of those in poverty, and the cry of the earth, so that we may together care for our common home.
This prayer from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is based on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., announced Aug. 25 that the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been extended until Monday, Sept. 28 in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. To learn more please go to https://georgiabulletin.org/news/2020/08/sunday-mass-dispensation-extended-through-september-28/
The Atlanta Conference has gone virtual and ALL ADULTS, not just catechists are invited to participate.
The conference is FREE to attendees. The speakers are truly world class.
AND…. YOU HAVE 3 days to attend the virtual conference — August 20 – 22, 2020
Please see the link for registration information. https://atlcatechistconference.com/
RCIA Rites of Christian Initiation will be celebrated this Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the 5pm Vigil Mass.
FINALLY…our elect will celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist! Normally, these sacraments for the elect are conferred at the Easter Vigil.
Please offer prayers of thanksgiving and praise as their faithfulness and desire to become followers of Christ has grown deeper and stronger as they have waited for so long to become Christian!
Please note that because our elect will be receiving 3 sacraments at the Vigil Mass, it will run longer than normal. We will be recording this Mass for our YouTube Channel as well.
Please click this link: Faith Formation Parent Letter and Registration 2020-2021 to read the parent information letter and register for class. We are trying for paperless registration and payment during this time of Covid. If you need a paper registration form, it can be found on the faith formation tab. Your assistance with online registration is greatly appreciated. Family Virtual Faith Formation begins the week of September 13th.
Our second group of children received our Lord in their First Eucharist this past Saturday. You may celebrate with them by watching online here: https://youtu.be/5n9COv88JrE
Our first group of children received our Lord in their First Eucharistic Celebration. You may celebrate with them here: https://youtu.be/qt-Ft39B-k4