Georgia Bulletin Notes and Calendar
May 23, 2013
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WAYNE WEIBLE LECTURE: Tues., June 4; rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by talk; Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1433 Highway 64 West, Hayesville, N.C. Weible is an internationally known author of eight books on his experiences and investigations of the reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje. Hear for yourself the powerful messages that have changed the hearts and lives of so many. The public is invited. Contact: (877) 896-6061.
JEFF CAVINS BIBLE STUDY: Wednesdays, June 5-Aug. 21; 7-9 p.m.; St. Jude the Apostle Church, 7171 Glenridge Drive, NE, Atlanta. St. Jude hosts a Jeff Cavins Bible study entitled "James: Pearls for Wisdom." For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling everyday circumstances. Cost is $30 and includes all materials. Register no later than May 30 online at www.stjudeatlanta.net/james. Registrations completed after that date will be accepted but may include an additional $5 cost for rush shipment of materials. Contact: Alix Shattuck at (770) 846-1456.
SUMMER IN THE SON: Wed., June 12; 5 p.m.; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. Father Leo Patalinghug, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is also the host and founder of Grace Before Meals, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table, and an author, speaker and TV host on the topic of bringing people together at meals and drawing them to the Lord's banquet. The event will begin with dinner and Catholic trivia at 5 p.m., Mass at 6:30 p.m., and a presentation by Father Leo at 7:15 p.m. Cost is $10. Contact: Terri Thomas at (678) 466-1739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SISTERS OF CHARITY "PRAY AND SERVE" DAYS: June 20-24. Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill invite single Catholic women ages 18 to 40 to "pray and serve" those in need in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, Pa. In addition to providing service, guests will have opportunities to reflect on the experience in the spirit and tradition of charity. The service experience begins with dinner on Thursday evening. Friday through Sunday will be full days of prayer, service, liturgy, fun, sharing, reflection, and great food. There is no fee. Brochures and registration forms are available at www.scsh.org. Contact: Sister Barbara Ann Smelko at (724) 836-0406, ext. 622, or email@example.com.
CALIX ATLANTA MEETING: First Tuesday of the month; 7-8:15 p.m.; St. Peter Chanel Church, 11330 Woodstock Road, Roswell, in rooms 6 and 7. Calix is a lay association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Calix members meet monthly to practice the 11th Step in community with other Catholics in recovery. There are chapters in 21 states in the U.S. Contact: www.calixatlanta.wordpress.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATH CARE: There is forgiveness, hope and healing after an abortion. Please know you are not alone. If you or a loved one has been touched by abortion there is help. PATH (Post Abortion Treatment and Healing) is a nonprofit organization that works with post-abortive women and men through Bible studies and Rachel's Vineyard retreats that help lead to wholeness and healing. Compassionate, non-judgmental, confidential care is available. Contact: Mary Ann McNeil at (404) 717-5557 or email@example.com or visit www.healingafterabortion.org.
POWER OF PRAISE PRAYER GROUP: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, in the chapel of the Faith Formation Building. The group meets for praise and worship, intercessory and healing prayer, and teachings. Contact http://holytrinityptc.org or (770) 487-7672.
SECULAR ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES: First Saturday of the month; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites are "practicing members of the Catholic Church who, under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and inspired by St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, make the commitment to the Discalced Carmelite Order to seek the face of God for the sake of the church and the world." Contact: Mary Agnes Larson, OCDS, at (770) 908-0652.
MASS IN FRENCH: Sun., May 26: 1 p.m.; Mary Our Queen Church, 6260 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners. Contact: (770) 412-0002.
FIRST FRIDAY/FIRST SATURDAY COMMUNION OF REPARATION VIGIL: First Friday, June 7; 8 p.m.-1 a.m. unless otherwise noted; seven Catholic churches: St. Andrew Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell; Christ Our Hope Church, 1786 Wellborn Road, Lithonia, vigil Mass at 7 p.m.; Mother of God Byzantine Ukrainian Rite Church, 2880 Highway 138, NE, Conyers, vigil Mass at 8 p.m.; St. John the Evangelist Church, 230 Arnold St., Hapeville; St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 75 Park St. North, Dahlonega; in Polish at St. Marguerite d'Youville Church, 85 Gloster Road, Lawrenceville; and Prince of Peace Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. Except at Mother of God and Christ Our Hope, the times for the vigils are 8 p.m. rosary and confessions, 9 p.m. Friday Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, holy hours of adoration and 12:15 a.m. Saturday Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Contact: Diane Guesman at (706) 379-2690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIDENTINE LATIN MASSES: Fri., June 7; 9 p.m.; Sat., June 8, 1 a.m.; St. Andrew Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell. The solemnity of the Sacred Heart will be celebrated by Father Jose Viola, of the Oblate Apostles of the Two Hearts, in the Tridentine Latin Mass at 9 p.m. At 1 a.m. the Tridentine Latin Mass will be celebrated for the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Father Viola will include mass enrollments of homes to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for families attending the vigil Masses. There is also an ongoing effort to establish in Atlanta a Perpetual Eucharistic Reparative Adoration Chapel. Contact: Diane Guesman, Southeast coordinator of the Alliance of the Two Hearts, at (706) 379-2690 or email@example.com.
SPANISH FIRST FRIDAY/FIRST SATURDAY COMMUNION OF REPARATION VIGIL: First Friday, June 7; 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; Mision Catolica Nuestra Senora de las Americas (Our Lady of the Americas Mission), 4603 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn. Vigil in Spanish includes 6 p.m. rosary and confessions, 7 p.m. Friday Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, anointing of the sick, holy hours, Benediction and 12 a.m. Saturday Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Contact: Ana de Jesus at (678) 548-5940.
CONSECRATION TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: Sat., June 8; after 9 a.m. Mass; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. There will be a consecration or renewal of consecration ceremony following Mass for individuals, families or groups to consecrate themselves to Mary. Contact: Terri Thomas at (678) 466-1739.
MASS FOR ANYONE IMPACTED BY ADDICTION: Sat., June 8; 10 a.m.; Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 1350 Hearst Drive, NE, Atlanta. Mass will be celebrated for those struggling with alcoholism, other drug addictions, eating disorders, addiction to prescription drugs, nicotine, gambling, sexual addiction or any other difficulty with compulsions. Friends and family members and co-workers are also invited. All are welcome: those in recovery, those not yet in recovery, adults who grew up in homes with addiction, families and friends and co-workers of those struggling with addition. Contact: Mark Dannenfelser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ FEAST DAY MASS: Sat., June 22; 10 a.m.; St. Peter Chanel Church, 11330 Woodstock Road, Roswell. All are cordially invited to attend a solemn Mass for the feast day of St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. Father Malcolm Kennedy will preside. Contact: Fred Strok at (770) 641-0154.
GOLDEN/DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: Sat., Oct. 5; 12 p.m.; St. Brigid Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory would like to honor couples married in 1963 and 1953 with an invitation to this anniversary Mass. A reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Contact: http://tiny.cc/anniversarymass to RSVP for this event and for additional information.
HOLY SPIRIT CAREER MINISTRY: Thurs., June 6; 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Holy Spirit Church, 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, McDonough Hall. Open to people of all faiths. Panelists are Tricia Pridemore, former executive director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, Tom McGuire, global acquisition leader at The Coca-Cola Company, Jeff Piper, director of human resources for the city of Atlanta, and Kim Carbia, author and job coach at Nextjob Outplacement. Mass is celebrated at 6 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel adjacent to the meeting room for those who wish to attend. Contact: Caroline McCoy-Hansen at (770) 794-6651 or email@example.com.
"BRIDGING THE GAP" JOB WORKSHOP: Sat., June 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, in the church hall. The program is for recent college grads, the underemployed and the unemployed. Mandatory reservations are needed due to space requirements. Topics that will be covered include: working with recruiters and placement companies; how to write your resume for results; preparing a self-marketing plan; the art of communications through networking; the use of Linked-in; and the science of interviewing. The day will end with a panel discussion by local HR directors. Dress is business casual. A light lunch snack will be served and a small fee of $5 will be collected to help offset the handout binder and food costs. All are welcome. Contact: RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, telephone number, email address and parish. Your attendance will be confirmed by return email.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS JOB NETWORKING MINISTRY: First and third Monday mornings, 8-9:30 a.m.; second and fourth Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m.; St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta. All are welcome. Contact: www.sta.org and click on Job Ministry tab.
ALL SAINTS JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP: Sat., June 8, and the second Saturday of every month; 8:45 a.m-12 p.m.; All Saints Church, 2443 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, in the Health Ministry Building. If you are seeking a new job and having trouble getting interviews, this free workshop will assist you in developing a process to get the job you are seeking. Subjects include: how to get interviews; how to interview to get the job, how to find your unique selling proposition and how to develop an accomplishment-oriented resume. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Charlie at (770) 639-5096.
JOURNEY OF HOPE WORKSHOP "LIVING THE FAITH": Sat., May 25; begins with morning Mass and ends at 4:30 p.m.; Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta. DivorcedCatholic.org is hosting a variety of one-day workshops to help divorced and separated Catholics. These workshops are designed to help separated or divorced Catholics address the key issues they face. The participants will gain new insights and strategies to better handle these very important challenges. Cost is $49 per workshop and includes lunch. Scholarships are available. No one is turned away. Contact: www.divorcedcatholic.org/workshops to register.
HOW TO AVOID FALLING FOR A JERK (OR JERKETTE): Sun., June 2 and June 9; 1-5 p.m.; Holy Spirit Church, 4465 Northside Drive, Atlanta. Grace and Growth Counseling Center is sponsoring the workshop for single and single-again adults who want to make smart relationship choices, with heart and head working together. Discover five key areas to explore in a relationship, bonding forces to create attachments and warning signs of an unhealthy relationship. The cost is $75 for both sessions and a workbook. Registration is required by May 29. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Contact: Linda Sweeney, L.C.S.W., at (678) 235-3912 or LSweeney@graceandgrowth.org.
CAREER PLANNING 101 WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: June 5-7, June 25-27, July 8-10; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. Primarily through the use of the MBTI and Strong assessments, this three-day workshop for rising 10th- through 12th-graders seeks to help students begin the lifelong process of career discernment. It will include resume-building and internship exploration. Robert Von Hagen, Marist School college counselor, internship coordinator, MBTI and Strong certified practitioner, will facilitate. The cost is $225. Contact: email@example.com or (770) 936-2259.
AACCW LEADERSHIP/NETWORKING SEMINAR: Sat., June 8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Archdiocesan Chancery, 2401 Lake Park Drive, Smyrna. Sponsored by the Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, the theme is "The Importance of a Woman in Today's Church—From a Leadership Position." The keynote speaker is Kysa Anderson Daniels, a motivational speaker, convert to Catholicism, multimedia broadcaster, journalist and author. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Featured topics include networking, new media resources; primer on the positions and workings of an organization; and a slide presentation on AACCW commissions. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a light lunch with the speaker's presentation. Contact: Fern Bergeron at (706) 885-9388 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
PAX CHRISTI USA NATIONAL CONFERENCE: June 14-16; Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta. Observing the organization's 40th anniversary, the conference is themed "Remembering the Past With Gratitude, Living the Present With Enthusiasm, Embracing the Future With Confidence and Hope." Speakers include Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Father Bryan Massingale. Pax Christi USA is a section of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement. Contact: PaxChristiUSA40@gmail.com or www.paxchristiusa.org.
2013 WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS: 2013 weekend dates are June 21-23, Aug. 16-18, Sept. 27-29, and Nov. 8-10. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is an experience for couples with good marriages, who want to improve and enliven their communication. It is a great way to put the spark back in your marriage and to celebrate your love for one another. Please visit the website at wwmeatlanta.org for online registration. Contact: (678) 435-3791.
JOURNEY OF HOPE WORKSHOP "RESTORING HOPE": Sat., June 22; workshop begins with morning Mass and ends at 4:30 p.m.; Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta. DivorcedCatholic.org is hosting a variety of one-day workshops to help divorced and separated Catholics. These workshops are designed to help separated or divorced Catholics address the key issues they face. The participants will gain new insights and strategies to better handle these very important challenges. Cost is $49 per workshop and includes lunch. Scholarships are available. No one is turned away. Contact: To register, visit www.divorcedcatholic.org/workshops.
TORTURE AWARENESS MONTH: The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) invites congregations to commemorate Torture Awareness Month, June 2013, by displaying a poster or using a bulletin insert or a prayer. This year's theme, "Healing a Culture of Torture," encompasses the need to reflect, pray, and act in light of the deep physical and spiritual harm caused by torture. Contact: www.nrcat.org for information and an online toolkit.
2013 RETROUVAILLE WEEKENDS: 2013 weekend dates are July 12-14 and September 27-29. Retrouvaille is a program that provides hope and tools for couples in struggling or hurting marriages. It is a great way to begin rebuilding after a crisis or to rekindle the love in an apathetic marriage. Contact: www.retrouvaille.org for online registration or further information.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN: Every second Tuesday of the month; 7:15 p.m.; Transfiguration Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, room 102. Come share and learn. Contact: Jeannie at (770) 919-9275.
GA CATHOLICS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY: For clear explanations of Catholic teaching on the death penalty and regular updates on opportunities to help end capital punishment in Georgia, the Archdiocese of Atlanta invites you to be a part of GACADP and subscribe to the email list online at http://gacadp.org. Representatives will also schedule a short presentation/discussion on the issue for any parish group. Contact: Deacon Dick Tolcher at (678) 758-5678.
UPCOMING RETREATS AT THE MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Upcoming retreats include: "Prayer & the Image of God," May 31-June 2 (weekend); "Spirit of Music/Music of the Spirit," June 7-9 (weekend); and "Growing Close to Christ with Our Cistercian Fathers," June 21-23 (weekend). For information on these and other upcoming retreats visit www.trappist.net. Contact: the retreat house at (770) 760-0959 or email@example.com for a reservation.
"PRAYING WITH THE SCRIPTURES" RETREAT: June 3-6; Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. The practice of Lectio Divina, meaning divine reading, is a form of prayer where one ponders Sacred Scriptures as a means of seeking communion with God. This retreat will discuss the steps and how to practice this form of prayer in everyday life as a tool to deepen one's relationship with Christ. Visit www.trappist.net for retreat information. Contact: the retreat house at (770) 760-0959 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
CATHOLIC SINGLES RETREAT: June 7-9; the lodge at Simpsonwood Conference Center, Norcross. Meet new people and grow in faith and fellowship. The retreat is hosted by Ave Maria Trips. Contact: avemariatrips.com or info@avemariatripscom.
MEN'S RETREAT: Sat., June 8; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; St Vincent de Paul Church, 680 West Memorial Drive, Dallas. Father Joel Kiefer, FSSP, will host a one-day men's retreat for the Archdiocese of Atlanta entitled "The Marks of Manhood." Father Kiefer will teach attendees how to be an authentic Christian leader in the home and society and how to shape the home into the domestic church that God desires. The cost is $15, which covers lunch and refreshments. Contact: Bob Babecka by June 1 at mail@ThinkChastity.com to RSVP.
PATH RETREAT: June 22-24. We too know the struggle, grief and pain following an abortion. Join PATH (Post Abortion Treatment and Healing) for hope and healing. Compassionate, confidential care is available to men, women, siblings, grandparents and friends. Deadline for registration is June 18. Contact: Mary Ann McNeil at (404) 717-5557 or email@example.com.
PATH (POST ABORTO TRATAMIENTO Y SANACION): Nosotros conocemos la angustia y el dolor que se siente después de haber optado por tener un aborto. Les ofrecemos esperanza y sanación. PATH (Post Aborto Tratamiento y Sanación) está ofreciendo un retiro el fin de semana de junio 22-24, 2013. Completamente confidencial y con mucha compasión este retiro está abierto a mujeres y a hombres. Llamen a Mary Ann McNeil para los detalles al (404) 717-5557. Una persona de habla hispana se contactará con Ud. El ultimo día para registrarse es junio 18, 2013. Jesús, en ti confiamos.