Visitors are always welcome.
We pray the Rosary every Sunday at the conclusion of the 8:00 am Mass, and on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. There are extra rosaries on the small table in the Narthex. Everyone is welcome!
First Saturday 4-4:45 pm
Nocturnal Adoration Second Saturday of the month 7:30 pm to 2:00 am
Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy Prayer Group: praying Fridays at 3:00 pm
On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church.
Next Tuesday, we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at 12:15 pm (English), 5:30 pm (English), and 7:00 pm Spanish.
For all Ministry Leaders:
Just a reminder that we are a month away from our Ministry Fair to be held after all masses September 9th and 10th. Please be working on your table set up and a sign-up sheet so that you can follow up with folks. If you cannot man your table, please have another member of your ministry do so. Any questions, give Darrel Chaney a call at 770-715-1599.
Please remember to keep filling your bottle with your spare change, folding money or even a check! All proceeds benefit moms in need of supplies, clothing, diapers and other baby items through the Cleveland Care Center.
The next Cursillo weekend will begin on the evening of Thursday, October 5 for men and on Thursday, October 12 for women. Cursillo is a three day weekend held at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Transportation will be provided. If you want to know more, pick up a flier in the narthex, visit atlcatholiccursillo.org or call Bob Cincotta at 706- 348-6187 for more information.
Would you like to help with SOR this year? You do not have to be an “expert” in the Catholic catechism, because all teaching materials are provided to you. Our classes are taught in English. URGENT NEED: SUNDAY SESSIONS, Grade K, Grade 2 (includes First Communion Prep), and Confirmation Year 1. WEDNESDAY SESSION: Grade 1, Grade 3. Please contact Laurie or Gina in the office for more information. Remember, if you have children in the program and also become a catechist, you pay no fees for your children. You have a book for teachers which has all the lessons in them, and our class sizes are small. Please contact Laurie Vitek at 770-654-9707 for more information.
The next meeting for volunteers — and we need lots more help — will be Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 pm. Please check out the Festivals link about for more information about the Fall Festival, our biggest fundraiser of the year for our parish.
Retrouvaille… a lifeline for marriages is a program to help couples heal and renew their marriages. Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? … Retrouvaille provides marriage help! Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. For more details or to register for the upcoming September 15th – 17th Program, please visit www.helpourmarriage.com or contact Zack & Heather at 317.691.2258.
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, is forming for Fall. Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in finding out about the Church? Perhaps you know someone who has struggled with divorce issues or other problems which have caused them to leave the Church. Or, maybe you think you have forgotten much of what you learned when you were younger, and would like an opportunity to refresh your faith. Our classes begin with an Inquiry period, which gives you an opportunity to explore the faith. Classes begin Wednesday, August 30 at 7:30 pm, and are informal and interactive. There is a $20 fee for materials. Please contact Lisa Wade at 706-865-0922
Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attaining peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and well-being.
We will offer this class beginning Sunday, September 10 immediately after the 10:00 am Mass, from 11:20 am to 1:00 pm. This Fall, there will be no Tuesday classes offered due to work schedules. *There will be a $20 fee for your materials. Please call Kirk to pre-register for this class, so that we have your study material on hand. Thank you! Facilitator: Kirk Broom 832-567-7654