ST. PETER CHANEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 11330 WOODSTOCK ROAD ROSWELL, GEORGIA 30075 JULY 6, 2008 Sunday, July 6 SPECIAL BLESSINGS Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time All Masses on the first Sunday of the month will include a blessing for expectant 7:30 a.m. Paul McNamee mothers as well as all couples praying for the gift of a child. 9:00 a.m. Anne Sykes 10:45 a.m. People of the Parish 12:15 p.m. Paul McNamee Welcome into God’s Family: 5:00 p.m. Dale and Susan Banks SI Paul Michael Coppinger, son of Todd and Laura, Monday, July 7 Brody Richard Duffy, son of Paul and Marcey, 6:45 a.m. Bert Reichelt Lauren Elise Ehrhardt, daughter of David and Kelly, 8:30 a.m. Neil Nelson SI Charles Grantham Loehrer, son of John and Ashley, Tuesday, July 8 Richard Cole Szpindor, son of Kenneth and Kristy, 6:45 a.m. Bryn Cook Sara Catherine Tollett, daughter of Mark and Mary, 8:30 a.m. Maureen Ruane Gibbons Avery Berlin Venegas, daughter of John and Kristen and Wednesday, July 9 Lucy Evelyn Wyman, daughter of Brad and Caroline. St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest, martyr, and his They were recently baptized. companions, martyrs 6:45 a.m. Martha Smith 8:30 a.m. Dorothy Smith Thursday, July 10 SCHEDULE OF MASSES 6:45 a.m. John Stewart Saturday Vigil Masses 8:30 a.m. Tim Davidson 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 11 Sunday Masses St. Benedict, abbot 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Teen Mass 6:45 a.m. Joyce DiSalvo Weekday Masses 8:30 a.m. Grant Gilbert Monday through Thursday - 6:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 12 Noon Ann Corcoran Nugent Friday - 6:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 12 Noon Saturday, July 12 Saturday - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Faye Abbott 4:00 p.m. Jane Barry PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 5:30 p.m. Joe Espinosa 6:00 p.m. Sunday through 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13 6:30 p.m. Saturday through 7:00 a.m. Sunday Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Tommy Burnett SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION 9:00 a.m. John Sykes Monday - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 10:45 a.m. People of the Parish Wednesday - 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 12:15 p.m. Thomas Murphy Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Szaro Deceased - Healing - Special Intentions – SI Readings for the Week of July 6 th EMERGENCY SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE Sunday Zec 9:9-10; Ps 145; Rom 8:9, One of our SPC teens is hosting an Emergency Summer Blood Drive on Tuesday, 11-13; Mt 11:25-30 th July 8 , from 2:30 to 7:15 p.m. at North River Baptist Church – which is located at the Monday Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22; Ps 145; corner of Hardscrabble and Etris Roads. Please consider donating blood as the Mt 9:18-26 metro Atlanta area is experiencing a severe summer shortage. Donating takes about Tuesday Hos 8:4-7, 11-13; Ps115; 1 hour…but can save up to 3 lives! Please sign up to donate in the Narthex following Mt 9:32-38 Mass. Wednesday Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12; Ps 105; Mt 10:1-7 Thursday Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9; Ps 80; “Let all Your works give You thanks, Oh Lord, and let Mt 10:7-15 Your faithful Ones bless You,” says the psalmist. Friday Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51; Mt 10:16-23 Stewardship is this “attitude of gratitude” for the many Saturday Is 6:1-8; Ps 93; Mt 10:24-33 gifts God has given us. Sunday Is 55:10-11; Ps 65; Rom 8:18-23; Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9 Father Frank and the community of St. Peter Chanel wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to: Mary Warren and family on the Celebrants for next Sunday’s Masses death of her brother, Joseph Dougherty; Theresa and Kelly Conrad 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass ....Fr. McNamee and family, and Ruth and Ed Conrad, on the death of their infant 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass.....Fr. McNamee daughter/granddaughter, Margaret Felicity Conrad; Fr. Tim Hepburn 7:30 a.m.......................Fr. Atem and family on the death of his aunt, Sue McDermott; Pete Roth and 9:00 a.m.......................Fr. McNamee family on the death of his father, Peter Roth, Sr.; and Mike and 10:45 a.m.......................Fr. McNamee Christina Bresnan and family on the death of their relative, 12:15 p.m.......................Fr. McNamee Lawrence Dubois. May they now share in Eternal Glory and their 5:00 p.m.......................Fr. Atem loved ones receive God’s consolation and peace. Do keep these Subject to Change families in your prayers. 678-277-9424 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME http://www.stpeterchanel.org BAPTISM CLASS Contact Karen Beneduci at 678-678-832-1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org Expecting? Congratulations! As you get busy planning classes for the birth of your child, please remember to include a Baptism Preparation Class. This class is a requirement as part of the preparation for your baby’s baptism and may be taken before your baby is born. Classes are usually scheduled on the second Sunday of each month. Our next class is th scheduled on Sunday, July 13 at 12:00 Noon. To register for a class, please contact Karen Beneduci. You may find more information on baptism preparation at: www.stpeterchanel.org/sacraments.html. The Altar Flowers for this week were Given by Susan and Dale Banks In Honor of their CONFIRMATION 25th Wedding Anniversary Are you a High School Junior or Senior who is unconfirmed? The flowers for Our Lady of Grace The celebration of the sacraments is a very important step in your Catholic faith and the St. Peter Chanel staff is very interested in supporting you on your faith journey. If you are a and St. Joseph are: rising high school junior or senior who did not celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in In memory of Gail Allen Knudsen th 10 grade and has a desire to do so, please contact Kathy Kehner at 678-832-1221 or Given by Barbara Knudsen email@example.com as soon as possible to learn what you can do! The Altar Flowers at the tabernacle ST. PETER CHANEL PRESCHOOL last weekend (June 28/29) St. Peter Chanel Preschool has openings The Altar flowers were in the Monday-Wednesday-Friday 4 year old class In memory of for the 2008 - 2009 school year. Margaret Felicity Conrad, If you are interested, please call Barbara Gordon in the Preschool Office at 678-832-1231. Given by the Conrad Family THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE Sunday, July 6 8:45 a.m. Nursery Monday, July 7 8:30 a.m. Chapel Cleaning ADVERTISING IN THE NEW DIRECTORY OF MINISTRIES Altar Linens Preetha Prabhu Would you like to advertise in the new 2008-2009 Directory of Ministries which will Mary Printz be distributed to all parishioners including all newcomers? If you would like more Martha Rodriguez information, please contact George Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tuesday, July 8 678-832-1226. 1:00 a.m. St. Philomena Please send: Adoration Hour • Your Business name 7:00 p.m. Light Weigh • contact person 8:00 p.m. Marian Devotion • Phone number Wednesday, July 9 • Email address 6:00 p.m. St. Philomena Novena Thursday, July 10 4:00 p.m. Mom’s Group Play Group 7:00 p.m. Marian Cenacle 7:00 p.m. KofC Business Meeting VBS 2008 Statistics 7:30 p.m. Legion of Mary 8:00 p.m. Al-Anon Meeting Over 310 Children Attended VBS 2008 Friday, July 11 Over 70 Adult Volunteers Bulletin deadline for July 20 Over 115 Teen Volunteers After Noon Mass Divine Mercy Novena Over 1600 Service Hours Earned by our Teens 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting Over $700 Raised to Purchase 88 Soccer Balls for South African children. Saturday, July 12 9:00 a.m. Divorced. Catholic. Now What? Thank you to all our Volunteers! Sunday, July 13 8:45 a.m. Nursery VBS would not be possible without your help! 12:00 p.m. Baptism Class 1:30 p.m. EOM homebound Training Furnishing the Kingdom ~ Cenotaph Offering The installation of the furnishings for the Sanctuary space is nearing completion. As you can see above ~ the pedestals in the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph’s side chapels were finished last week. The Ambo (to the left) and the Tabernacle Tower were also finished last week. If you are interested in sponsoring any of these items, please contact our Campaign Office Manager, Eileen Homire. Eileen can be reached at 678-832-1211 or by email at email@example.com. Parish School of Religion Registration for Spring 2009 Sacrament Celebrations is currently underway! BAPTISM, FIRST EUCHARIST, CONFIRMATION INFORMATION TABLE for youth ~ ages 7-17 th th th August 9 , 10 , 16 and 17th in the Narthex • All youth planning on celebrating a sacrament in Spring 2009 need to register now. Forms are available on our website. It is important that you register your child as soon as possible, so that you are included in the appropriate databases. • Anyone with questions or needing additional information may stop by the table for help. Staff members familiar with these programs will be on hand to help you. nd • Catholic School students must register for sacrament programs in 2 grade for First Reconciliation and First Communion and th th in 9 and 10 grade for Confirmation. • Older children who have missed one of these sacraments may stop at the table for information. QUESTIONS NOW? Please contact Cathy Marbury at 678-832-1229. Catechist Faith Formation Day The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church nd, Saturday August 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. As a collaborative effort of parishes of North Atlanta, this conference seeks to provide the catechist with: • Access to national level speakers representing major publishers • A local opportunity to network with catechists from other parishes • An opportunity to view current materials featured by sponsoring publishers • For ongoing catechist faith formation from basic through advanced certification More information can be found on www.stpeterchanel.org/psr/methodologyconference.html. REGISTER NOW! CONFIRMATION Contact Kathy Kehner at 678-832-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org 08-09 Parish School of Religion August Confirmation Workshop is announced! If you are planning to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Classes are forming now! 2009 or 2010 and have not yet attended a Confirmation Workshop, Over 500 students have already registered for PSR. then August is your next opportunity to do so. Classes fill on a first come/first served basis. Sunday, 8/3 through Wednesday, 8/6, 5-10 p.m. No one will be turned away but we may not be able to Dinners provided each day. accommodate your preferred time if you delay registering. Wednesday: Stone Mountain picnic and light show! Registration forms are available on the website. Information and the registration forms are on the website! CATECHIST SPOTLIGHT Amy Ryan th Grade Level: 5 Grade Experience: This year was my first year as a catechist. Why are you a catechist? ~ My children started in the PSR program this year so I thought while they were taking classes I could offer my time and help in the classroom. What do you enjoy most about being a catechist? ~ I enjoy working with the kids. They have so many interesting questions and often add a whole new perspective to what we are teaching and to my understanding of God. What has been your greatest reward as a catechist? ~ Teaching the kids has really helped me to gain a better understanding of all of the things that I learned when I was growing up and going to catholic school. It has really helped me to strengthen my faith and make sense out of some of the things that I just took for granted. What have you learned about yourself and/or the Catholic faith as a teacher of faith? ~ I am remembering a lot of things that I learned growing up in catholic schools. I am also finding out that there are many things that I forgot or did not know. What are other ways you are involved at St. Peter Chanel, besides a catechist? ~ The Altar Linens Ministry Strengthen your faith. Teach PSR! Volunteer forms are on our website under Parish School of Religion, Forms and Calendars. For more information, call Cathy Marbury at 678-832-1229 or email email@example.com. JULY 6, 2008 ADULT EDUCATION & EVANGELIZATION Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228 or firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Initiation ~ Frank Zilinskas at 678-832-1232 or email@example.com How Do I Become A Member Of The Catholic Church? We welcome anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church. Each year we conduct two series of classes that enable people to go through the process of coming into the Catholic Church. If you have never been baptized, we offer a series of classes that initially provide you with information to help you determine if this journey is right for you. If you choose to continue, the classes will prepare you for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. A separate series of classes is offered to those who are previously baptized and will help prepare you to come into full communion with the Church. ELIJAH CUP MINISTRY Guess what I discovered 678-832-1281 # 7006 firstname.lastname@example.org while on the SPC website!! At each weekend Mass, a parish family has the opportunity to take the Elijah Cup home to offer daily prayers for young men and women to respond to God’s call to serve Him in His Church as a • New construction pictures Priest, Deacon or Sister. There is probably nothing more gratifying • New Interior photos than to know that the prayers of your family have caused just one • There is a Catholic Faith Q & A young man or woman discerning the Lord’s call to respond. Click on the answer to read about the Please prayerfully consider bringing the Elijah Cup to your home for vestments worn at Holy Mass and the a week of family prayer for vocations. Please call or email your prayers that accompany them. time and date preferences. • New information goes up weekly The commitment is small…the reward everlasting. th July 5 4:00 p.m. ............ The Dahm Family 5:30 p.m. ............ OPEN th July 6 7:30 a.m. ............ Cathy Rockoff 9:00 a.m. ............ The Mathieu Family KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 10:45 a.m. ............ The Figura Family COUNCIL 13217 12:15 p.m. ............ The Taylor Family 678-832-1281 # 7027 email@example.com 5:00 p.m. ............ The Donnelly Family Upcoming Events If you are going to be on vacation and cannot fulfill your obligation, Thursday, July 10------Business Meeting please notify the ministry leader as soon as possible. Saturday, July 19 ------Installation of Officers and Dinner Knights and Families of the Month: 2007 – 2008 Fraternal Year The Knights of Columbus Fraternal Year runs from July 1 through June 30. During this past Fraternal Year, the following St. Peter Chanel Knights and families were recognized as Knight of the Month and Family of the Month for their service to church, family, youth, community, and our K of C Council. They have been honored because they reflect all that is good within the family known as St. Peter Chanel. Month Knight of the Month Family of the Month June, 2008.......................................Fred Velazquez ............................... Graham and Maureen Penniman May, 2008........................................Pete Roth ........................................ Wayne and Anne Thompson April, 2008 .......................................John Cicio ....................................... Joe and Betty Muti March, 2008.....................................Dutch Shultz .................................... Dennis and Leslie Carda February, 2008 ................................Scott Morris ..................................... Leo and Lynette Massay January, 2008..................................Pete Roth ........................................ John and Christy Nee December, 2007 ..............................Jack Piper........................................ Bill & Jennifer Mehall November, 2007 ..............................John Hutts ....................................... David & Marie Canale October, 2007..................................Pete Roth ........................................ Roger & Sheri Merriam September, 2007 .............................Bob Gransden ................................. Chris & Laura Treanor August, 2007 ...................................Hank Lavery .................................... Neil & Gloria Nelson July, 2007 ........................................Wayne Thompson ........................... Joe & Betty Muti MINISTRY NEWS PRO-LIFE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 678-832-1281 # 7014 firstname.lastname@example.org 678-832-1281 # 7016 email@example.com Join fellow SPC parishioners! Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul want to wish you We quietly pray the rosary in front of an abortion clinic on the and your family a safe and relaxing summer. We’d also like to Second Saturday of every month. We will meet in the SPC remind you that our jobs do not end when the kids get out of Narthex at 10:00 a.m. and caravan to a clinic returning around school; in fact, the phones get busier and our food pantry empties noon more quickly. Spiritual Adoption Three Month Developing Baby As you are making your plans for summer getaways, please Your baby is quite active in the womb now - although his/her remember us. Our collection dates this summer will be June 15, mother won't feel it for another couple of months. If the mother's th July 20 and August 17 . Please don’t forget us while you’re gone. womb had a window, you could watch your spiritually adopted baby squint, swallow, and move his/her tongue. The baby can Our clients like to use our pantry and "shop" for their grocery items. make a tight fist if you touch his/her palm. Finally, of immediate need is food in our food pantry: Breathing movements can be observed, but until birth, the Coffee Chef Boyardee pasta dishes baby will 'breath' amniotic fluid. The baby obtains the oxygen Fruit juices Canned beef stew his/her body needs through the umbilical cord. The baby, you are Laundry soap Canned chicken & dumplings praying for, weighs one ounce. What a miracle! Please know it is greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you for your continued and generous support. FOREVER YOUNG Watch the bulletin for the announcement about 678-832-1281 # 7024 firstname.lastname@example.org Our SVdP Back to School Drive 55 and over??? Want to meet people of your own age group? "Good works are links that form a chain of love." If so, you should join the SPC Forever Young group. We go to Mother Teresa Noon Mass each First Friday and then adjourn to a different local restaurant each month for lunch. Your reservation is waiting. Membership Registration Forms are available in the Narthex. If you have questions or want further information, please contact us EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at the number or email listed above. 678-832-1281 # 7007 email@example.com Our Lord, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, waits patiently for us to bring our every need and desire to Him. If you are busy, come! If you are burdened, come! We especially need guardians during the following hours: Monday 1am to 2am 3am to 4am Tuesday 7am to 8am 4pm to 5pm children's hour urgent need for adult guardians Wednesday 2am to 3am 3am to 4am MOM’S GROUP 3pm to 4pm 678-832-1281 # 7023 firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday 9pm to 10 pm Little Angels Consignment Sale 11pm to 12pm All Season Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Sunday 4am to 5am Equipment, Toys and More! 5am to 6am August 1-2 If you are interested in becoming a guardian for any hour, please Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. call the Eucharistic Adoration ministry hotline or email our ministry Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - noon leader. Many items 50% off on Saturday Location: Queen of Angels School Volunteers shop Thursday night!!!! OFFERTORY FOR JUNE 29 Regular Collection ........................................................ $34,154.50 Attention sellers and volunteers: to register ~ visit our SPC Peter’s Pence.................................................................. $5,950.79 website at www.stpetechanel.org. Select Calendar & Events on the navigation menu and follow links to Little Angels Consignment We appreciate your support and generosity. sale! Contact: Chris or Kelly at email@example.com with questions. Mission statement: Nourishing the Body of Christ by nurturing one another through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. NEXT WEEK’S LITURGICAL MINISTRY SCHEDULE Fr. Frank would like to remind everyone that even one "no show" for a Mass has an effect on the Liturgy. If you cannot make your scheduled Mass, it is your responsibility to find a substitute. You may pick up a copy of the ministry schedule from the literature rack in the Narthex or view them online. Sat 7/12 sat 7/12 Sun 7/13 Sun 7/13 Sun 7/13 Sun 7/13 Sun 7/13 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:45 AM 12:15 PM 5:00 PM 1st Read DuPart, D Flynn, T Rockoff, C Gordon, J Garstin, S Cavallo, I Weber, J 2nd Read/Com Vienneau, J Sanchez, C Thompson, A Ascari, R Schippers, J Pardee, T Snellman, S Altar Server Baxter, E Albizzatti, B Darrow, H Adams, Z Zimmer, N Clark, J Nichols, D Altar Server Holland, J Albizzatti, G Teske, M Adams, H Giangiodano, G Clark, C Tokarz, A Altar Server Holland, P Allsteadt, E Barnard, O Horne, C Giangiodano, M Sanderson, J Tokarz, A Altar Server Merrigan, S Shults, E Nee, S McDaniel, C Schaefer, K King, L Altar Leader Hargen, C Allsteadt, M Gula, R Cregge, K O'Neill, S Jester, Z Beesley, R Altar Appren Smith, J Davis, C Carlton, J Spinner, B Anderson, TJ Goodsell, A Altar Appren Hargen, W Davis, C Lynch, A Babin, N Balmer, C Greeter Siegert, J Poschel, L Wojcik, J Wank, H Nejedly, T Petit, J Supinski, A Greeter Bachman, E Bunce, M Foust, K Olk, A Watts, E Greeter Muti, Betty Robinson, G Troiano, K Greeter Joyce, M Handler, L Sacristan Conrad, E/R Sugg, S Darensbourg, M Cregge, J Marbury, B Flowers, S Lindstrom, P/D Usher Crimm, B Hilbert, S Aven, C Adams, M Freeman, T Fagan, M Sablich, S Usher Dahm, J Muniz, B Nealis, M Horne, M Scierka, J Mixon, T Simons, P Usher Wilkens, B Muniz, C Roecker, G Apple, C Zuras, J Stidfole, E Fazio, N Usher Wilson, G Braun, J Wojcik, G Johnson, B Ashton, R Greig, K Usher Lambert, M Ashton, R Usher Mathieu, E Banks, D Sacristy Ministry 678-832-1281 # 7015 firstname.lastname@example.org The Sacristy Ministry is centered on preparation of the altar and altar area for the celebration of Mass. Sacristans arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of Mass. We ensure that the bread and wine are prepared to be brought to the altar during the presentation of gifts. We keep fresh candles on the altar. We replace the corporal (altar cloth) and clean the chalices and ciboria (vessels used to contain the Blessed Sacrament), and We place purificators (napkins for chalices) and towels out to be used during the celebration of Mass. While we welcome anyone who would like to be a part of this ministry, we are especially in need of teens that would be willing to take on responsibility for the Teen Mass each Sunday evening. If you are interested in serving as a Sacristan, please contact our ministry leader, Henry Egan, at the information listed above. PRAYER LIST The prayer list will be cleared at the end of each month. If prayers are still needed for you or your family member, please call the bulletin editor at 678-832-1233 or email email@example.com to add to next month’s list. We ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community: Brian Balmes, Beth, Betty, Dess Bickerstaff, Betty Braham, Michael Bresnan, Bob Buhay, Virginia Burress, Clarissa, Clarisse Calcaterra, Leslie Carda, Alene Cassidy, Salvatore Catalano, Chandler, Chris, Mike Coates, Patricia Comer, Theresa Conrad, Mary Crawford, Ellie Curti, Cheryl Curtis, Jennifer D., Joe Dalton, Bob Davis, Todd Davison, Dawn, John Deege, Frank Delea, Donald, Bill Donovan, David Edwards, Polly Evosevich, Gino Farina, Jessie Ferraro, Frank, Gabrielle, Betty Geary, Barbara Gill, Patrick Hennelly, Cindy Hogman, Jennifer, Jerry, Julia, Kathy Jo, Patricia Kauppi, Joe Kelly, Ann King, Merrill King, Conrad Kramer, Mary Katherine Krause, Colleen Lohnes, Lois, Lynette, Bill Mace, Shirley Manning, Elena Manno, Harold McClure, George McLaughlin, Florence Meehan, Melissa, Karen Meyer, Michele, Jeanine Monaghan, Ed Moran, Nathaniel, LeeAnn Nendza, Sharon Nixon, Randy Nored, Loris North, Patricia, Pete, Adeline Petrillo, Phyllis, Charles Pizzo, Mariah Post, Jose R., Reagan, Molly Reilly, Robert, Kim Roberts, Rodney, Hilda Rolan, Theresa N. Rust, Susan Schoper, Richard Schueler, Tim Settimi, Frank Sharkey, Betty Sheasby, Melody Sherman, Ben Smith, Sue Smith, Edith Sparks, Donna Strom, Sallie Stultz, Ted Stultz, Mallory Sweet, Lois Thomasberger, Laurie Vanetta, Dora Waite, Jean Walsh, and Stacey Whalen. Please pray for our loved ones who are going through medical procedures. We pray for all who give them care. May they feel the healing touch of the Lord. Mission statement: Nourishing the Body of Christ by nurturing one another through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. COUPLES CELEBRATING URGENT NEED FOR HOST FAMILIES th th 50 AND 60 ANNIVERSARY IN 2008 Host families are still needed to welcome the French Boys Choir, th st Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory would like to honor couples married Les Moineaux, from August 28 through August 31 , Labor Day in 1958 and 1948 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Weekend. They are housed in groups of two's, so if your family Anniversary Mass on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at noon at Saint would like to have a wonderful experience, please welcome these Brigid Catholic Church. A catered reception will follow for the young boys, ages 8 through young adult. This will be an enormous celebratory couples and their families. Tickets are required for this blessing for you and your families. For more information, call Mary special occasion. Contact Linda Sweeney at 404-885-7209 or by Dalton at 770-924-9801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All st email at email@example.com by August 1 to place your name host families will be required to have a completed background among the couples to receive an invitation to the Mass and check and safe environment training on file in the parish office. reception. Additional details will be provided after you contact Linda at the Family Life Office. Also, mark your calendars for the free concert th RETROUVAILLE Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. 678-832-1281 # 7046 firstname.lastname@example.org at Blessed Trinity Auditorium. The 4 stages of marriage are: Romance, Disillusionment, Misery, and Awakening. Many marriages experience the first 3 stages. th Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4 stage of awakening. If your marriage suffers from disillusionment or misery, AL-ANON MEETINGS please contact Retrouvaille to begin the awakening stage in your marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the Are you troubled by a loved one’s drinking? Did you grow up with July program beginning with a weekend on July 18-20, please a problem drinker? Al-Anon is for families, relatives and friends contact our ministry at the information above. You can also visit whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. The the Retrouvaille of Atlanta website at www.retrouvailleofatlanta.org. Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. in classrooms 3 & 4. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER Serving the Archdiocese of Atlanta Since 1975 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) Reignite that “spark” in your relationship at a Marriage Encounter An open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is held Friday nights at Weekend. Our next weekend is August 15 – 17 at the Holiday Inn 8:00 p.m. in classroom 1. If you are interested in AA's program of Perimeter North at I-285 & Buford Hwy. You can register or learn recovery from alcoholism you are welcome to attend. For more additional dates at www.wwmeatlanta.org or call Bob & Joy Lambie information contact Maureen at 404-354-0727. at 770-587-1506. For information on Spanish speaking weekends call Estaban & Gloria Nolasco at 770-425-1328. THE LIGHT WEIGH The Light Weigh meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in classroom 1. Come and find out about The Light Weigh Bible MAGNIFICAT PRAYER BREAKFAST Study and video series, and how this program has been a for all Catholic women will be held Saturday, blessing to others. Call Gina at 678-768-0355 for more information. th August 9 , from 9:30 - 12:30 at Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Rd., Lilburn, GA 30047. The speaker will be the Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta. Reservations are $10. Please mail your check, payable to Magnificat Joyful Visitation to: Lynda Cupell, 2140 Briarwillow Dr., st INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS Atlanta, GA 30345. Mail by July 31 . No ticket will be mailed to you. Your name will be placed on a list after receiving your check. 2012 You will sign-in upon arrival at the meal. No reservations will be The next International Eucharistic Congress will take place taken at the door. Parking is limited-please carpool if possible. in 2012 in the city of Dublin, Ireland. Pope Benedict XVI For more information, call Lynda Cupell 404-634-8303. made the announcement as part of his homily, transmitted by satellite from the Vatican, to thousands of faithful gathered on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec, during the th BIRTHRIGHT final Mass of the 49 International Eucharistic Congress. th “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth…and the right 2012 also marks the 50 Anniversary of the opening of the of every baby to be born.” Second Vatican Council. Fr. Frank would like to announce that he is considering a pilgrimage to Dublin in 2012. Start Birthright, a life-affirming emergency pregnancy service, has your plans now. Information will be announced as it volunteer opportunities (for men and women) in its Chamblee becomes available. office. Help pregnant women in crisis choose life for their babies. For more information, please call Birthright at 770-451-2273 or 770-451-6336.