Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

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First- and third-graders react to the live video stream when the U.S. Secretary of Education named St. John the Evangelist School, Hapeville, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for the third time. Faculty, parents and staff were also on hand for the Sept. 28 announcement.


Three times the best: St. John the Evangelist gets Blue Ribbon

HAPEVILLE—On Sept. 28, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named St. John the Evangelist School in Hapeville a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the school’s third time to earn the designation. The Hapeville school received the honor previously in 1994 and 2010. The Council for American Private Education nominates exemplary, high performing non-public […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Atlanta

    International stewardship speakers examine faith practices of millennials

    ATLANTA—With two youngsters in tow to Sunday Mass, things can get forgotten, like cash, which Ryan Johnson admitted he rarely carries. He’d love the option to use his mobile phone to donate to a cause at the parish on the spur of the moment. “We like cashless, paperless, checkless,” said Johnson, a millennial Catholic. The […] Full Story

  • Sandy Springs

    Brazilian parishioners grateful for service of departing priest

    SANDY SPRINGS—Amid Brazil’s grinding recession and political crisis, Sandra Fernandes and her husband found an opportunity in 2016 to transfer with his company and relocate their family from Rio de Janeiro to Atlanta. While making the decision, she prayed about it and discovered online an encouraging sign—a Brazilian Catholic community in the archdiocese at St. […] Full Story

  • Cartersville

    Cartersville parish embraces faith formation of special needs students

    CARTERSVILLE—The Guardian Angels faith formation program at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cartersville helps special needs students and their families be more connected to parish life. Amy Toft, director of faith formation at St. Francis of Assisi, provides staff support for Guardian Angels, a program first suggested by parishioner Betty Schaaf. Schaaf, a volunteer […] Full Story

  • Smyrna

    Father Daniel Ketter appointed Atlanta’s judicial vicar

    SMYRNA—Father Daniel Ketter was recently appointed the judicial vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. Ordained in 2008, Father Ketter has served in the archdiocesan Tribunal since 2015. He earned a licentiate in canon law that same year from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Father Ketter is a 1988 graduate […] Full Story