Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Yolanda Toxtle of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Atlanta, center, stands with her 12-year-old daughter Nicole, a catechumen, and her husband, Felix Varela, at the Rite of Election Feb. 22. In the background, standing left, is Luis Sanchez, who was serving as a godparent for a catechumen. Photo By Michael Alexander


New Catholics-to-be take steps on fervent journey to a deeper faith

ATLANTA—Nearly 2,000 men, women and teens at the annual Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion took a step closer in their faith journey to the Catholic Church, which they will enter later this spring during the church’s holiest days. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, wearing purple vestments and holding a shepherd’s staff, in a […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    March dates set for St. Patrick Mass, parade, Father O’Reilly remembrance

    ATLANTA—The annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will be the principal celebrant, with Auxiliary Bishop Luis R. Zarama as a concelebrant. The Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta, with its chaplain, Father John Kieran, is sponsoring […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    20th annual Eucharistic Congress set for June 5-6

    COLLEGE PARK—Thousands of Catholics are expected to attend the 20th annual Eucharistic Congress, drawing people together for worship, prayer and education. Centered on the theme of “I will be with you always,” the congress, held annually on the feast of Corpus Christi, brings a diversity of people and cultures together in celebrating their common faith, […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Marist priest among seven honored for educational excellence, dedication

    ATLANTA—Marist Father Joel Konzen, principal of Marist School, will receive a 2015 Educational Excellence Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. The seven recipients of the award for dedication and commitment to excellence are selected from more than 100,000 educators who serve in U.S. Catholic secondary schools. Recipients will be recognized in April during the […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Teens inspired to bring gifts of music and youth to seniors, hospice patients

    ATLANTA—Michaela Pocock started playing the violin in the fourth grade. Today, what began as a hobby has become a ministry—one that Michaela hopes will inspire other teens around the country. The Roswell High School junior and parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Sandy Springs was looking for a way to give back. “I […] Full Story