Document Sample
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
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.
                     FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                      

                                    BAPTISM CLASS
     Contact Karen Beneduci at 678-678-832-1214 or
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
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:
                                                                                                 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
10 grade and has a desire to do so, please contact Kathy Kehner at 678-832-1221 or                   Given by Barbara Knudsen 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
                                                                                                   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 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
                 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
                                                      Parish School of Religion

               Registration for Spring 2009 Sacrament Celebrations is currently underway!
                                                 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.
    •   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
                                            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

                     REGISTER NOW!                                                                CONFIRMATION
                                                                                       Contact Kathy Kehner at 678-832-1221 or
            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
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
                                                                                                                                        JULY 6, 2008

                                                 ADULT EDUCATION & EVANGELIZATION
                                 Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228 or
                               Adult Initiation ~ Frank Zilinskas at 678-832-1232 or

                                         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    
            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.
                                                                                              July 5
                                                                                               4:00 p.m. ............ The Dahm Family
                                                                                               5:30 p.m. ............ OPEN
                                                                                              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                                     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                          678-832-1281 # 7016    
                      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
                                                                     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                      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    
                                                                     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
                                                                     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 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 with
                                                              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
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 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 All
email at 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
                        RETROUVAILLE                                                                   Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
    678-832-1281 # 7046                                             at Blessed Trinity Auditorium.
The 4 stages of marriage are: Romance, Disillusionment, Misery,
and Awakening. Many marriages experience the first 3 stages.
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    Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. in
                                                                         classrooms 3 & 4.
        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 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.
                     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
                          BIRTHRIGHT                                         final Mass of the 49 International Eucharistic Congress.
“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