Georgia Bulletin Notes and Calendar
June 6th, 2013
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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.
BIBLE INSTITUTE: A JOURNEY OF FAITH WITH LUKE: June 14-16; Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Ft. Mitchell, Ala. The annual Bible institute explores the "journey" chapters of the Gospel of Luke, which present the demands of discipleship to a prepared, educated, well-off church, especially the obligations to the poor. The presenter is Father Gary Banks, S.T., a graduate of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. The institute begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time June 14, and concludes at noon June 16. Contact: (334) 855-4474 for registration information or Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856.
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.
IGNATIAN PRAYER TRAINING-RETREAT: July 12-13; St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4300 King Springs Road, SE, Smyrna. Training for Part 1, 2 and 3 of the "Lord Teach Me To Pray" Ignatian Prayer Series will be held in a retreat setting and discernment atmosphere. Training-retreat for Part 1, "Praying Christian Virtues," begins Fri., July 12, 6-9 p.m. and continues Sat., July 13, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Training-retreat for Part 2, "My 19th Annotation," and Part 3, "Discernment and Gifts of the Spirit," will be held Sat., July 13, from 3-8 p.m. Prerequisite is Part 1 training. There is no charge but registration is required. Bring sack lunch and/or sack dinner and snacks. Contact: Kathy at (678) 581-1851 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
FIRST FRIDAY/FIRST SATURDAY COMMUNION OF REPARATION VIGIL: First Friday, June 7; 8 p.m.-1 a.m. unless otherwise noted; six 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; 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 email@example.com.
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. followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and nine scriptural readings and meditations and a midnight procession and Benediction. 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. Contact: Diane Guesman, Southeast coordinator of the Alliance of the Two Hearts, at (706) 379-2690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
MASSES FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: June 20-July 4. During the Fortnight for Freedom, special Masses will be celebrated for the intention of preserving religious freedom in the United States and abroad. Masses include: Thurs., June 20, 5:30 p.m., Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta; Mon., June 24, 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Jasper; Tues., June 25, 7 p.m., St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell; Wed., June 26, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church, Marietta, and St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro; and Thurs., July 4, 10 a.m., Holy Spirit Church, Atlanta. All are invited. Contact: (404) 920-7360 or www.archatl.com for more events and Masses still being scheduled.
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.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH 40TH ANNIVERSARY MASS & CELEBRATION: Wed., July 10; 6:30 p.m.; Holy Family Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Bishop Luis R. Zarama is scheduled to celebrate the anniversary Mass, which will be followed by a reception. All clergy who have served in Holy Family Parish over the years and all founding members are especially invited and encouraged to come. All are invited to celebrate this special moment in the history of the parish. Contact: (770) 973-0038.
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.
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.
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 you and your congregation to commemorate Torture Awareness Month, June 2013, by displaying one of their posters, 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.
2013 RETROUVAILLE WEEKENDS: 2013 weekend dates are July 12-14 and Sept. 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.
UPCOMING RETREATS AT THE MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Upcoming retreats include: "Growing Close to Christ with Our Cistercian Fathers," June 21-23 (weekend); "Writing and Journal Keeping," July 12-14 (weekend); and "Veterans Retreat," July 15-18 (midweek). 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.
FAMILY RETREAT: June 21-23; Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Ft. Mitchell, Ala. "Families Are Like Gardens" is a fun, faith-filled retreat for the whole family. Children, parents, grandparents alike enter into songs, crafts, prayers, the Eucharist, meals, peer group sharing and games. The presenters are Sister Beth Henken and Sister Therese Francis Walker, Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity experienced in education, parish ministry, religious education and summer Bible schools. The fee is $100/adult and $50/child (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit). Children under 4 are free. The retreat begins with registration at 7 p.m. Eastern time June 21 and concludes with breakfast on June 23. Contact: Sister Therese Francis at (334) 855-4474 for registration and important details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"FINDING GOD IN THE CROSSROADS OF LIFE" RETREAT: Aug. 2-4; Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Losses and major life changes—whether they are anticipated or unanticipated, positive or negative—force us to adjust to, or create, a "new normal." This retreat will help find God's quiet but loving and powerful presence, leading through the current challenges into new life in him. Contact: the retreat house at (770) 760-0959 or email@example.com for a reservation.
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.