Attention Business Owners and Generous Parishioners!

Mr. Bill Mackall of Liturgical Publications, the publisher of our bulletin, will be in our office the week of July 31st August 7th working on setting up advertising sponsorships for the bulletin. Please consider advertising in the bulletin and recommending such an ad to businesses you patronize which would benefit from presenting their goods and services to our membership. Advertisements can be for a business or family, or a sponsorship ad can be purchased supporting community service organizations like the battered women’s shelter, etc. We need and appreciate your help. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Bill directly at 678-852-4191. Thank you in advance for your generous support, and please patronize our advertisers!

NOTE: Mr. Mackall has delayed his visit by one week due to a family emergency.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Begins August 9th!

The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you will discover Jesus the Anointed One—the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.

Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Robert Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through this deeply biblical program, you will understand better Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptized “into Christ”.

Parishioner Debby Rand will facilitate this 6-week Bible Study from Word on Fire, beginning August 9th at 6:30pm each Wednesday in the Parish Hall. All parishioners are welcome to join! To sign up, please visit the table in the Papal Hallway between now and August 9th, following weekend Masses, or contact DRE Michael T. Barrett in the parish office.

Participant workbooks for “Priest, Prophet, King” will be available at a cost of $20 per book. If you are unable to afford the cost of the book, one will be provided to you.

Please join us as we journey together to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ!

Attention Youth and Young Adults, The Pope Wants To Hear From You!

To better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of young people ages 16-29, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” Young people from around the world are encouraged to take part in this unprecedented opportunity. The questionnaire-available in English, Spanish, French and Italian- is open to any young person, regardless of faith or religious belief, and can be found on the synod’s official site at http://youth.synod2018.va/content/synod2018/it.html (You will have to translate the page).
The direct link for the survey is https://survey-synod2018.glauco.it/limesurvey/index.php/147718.

He came to Teach and Heal

Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama is offering a Bible Institute entitled “He came to Teach and Heal” on July 21-23, 2017. Jesus came to teach and heal; disciples were called to do the same. We will make a careful, meditative consideration of Matthew chapters 4:23-9:35. This course is designed to know how to read the Gospel according to Matthew. We will use the best principles of narrative criticism. This weekend is for beginners or the best of bible readers. The fee, with accommodations and meals is $180.00 (includes a $40.00 non-refundable deposit). The retreat begins with registration at 7:00 pm EST on Friday, July 21, 2017 and concludes with dinner at noon on Sunday. For registration information call 334-855-4474 or write Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, 107 Holy Trinity Road, Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856.

Welcoming Fr. Tim This Weekend

There will be an informal welcoming for Father Timothy Gadziala between the Masses this Sunday, July 2, following the 8:00am Mass. We will welcome Fr. Tim to St. Peter’s during our traditional “coffee and donut” time.

We realize that this weekend is a holiday weekend with Independence Day on Tuesday and many of you may not be able to attend, but do not fret, because plans are in the works for a more formal welcoming sometime in August.

If you would like to help with the informal welcoming this weekend, please contact Barbara Bergeson.

Volunteer Orientation CCA

Come and learn what it is like to volunteer with Catholic Charities Atlanta’s EL/Civics program by attending one of our two volunteer summer orientations. Our summer orientations are for those interested in volunteering during the July or August sessions. Orientation will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Both sessions will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Catholic Charities Atlanta—Chamblee Office, 3669 North Peachtree Rd., Suite 100, Chamblee, GA 30341. Only one session is required. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Margaret Prickett at mprickett@catholiccharitiesaltlanta.org or 404-920-7785.

Help Needed: Pre-K PREP Volunteers

Summer is upon us and before you know it the new school year will be here as well. If you are seeking new opportunities for service in our parish, please consider serving as a Pre-K volunteer catechist. The only requirements to serving in this capacity are a desire to learn more about your own faith and being in good standing with the Church. We have plenty of materials on hand to help you should you accept this awesome responsibility. For more information, please contact Michael in the office

Fortnight For Freedom

Religious freedom has recently become one of the major focal points in the conversation on how Americans can promote the common good. Our Catholic tradition has much to offer this conversation. In this time of increasing polarization in our culture, we can contribute to a better understanding of this issue in a way that respects all people. We can speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions about it. We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 21 – July 4 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

WellStar Wellness Champions

WellStar Wellness Champions is a new congregational health screening and prevention program aimed at helping St. Peter’s parishioners to strive for better health. The program is offered by WellStar employees who are also parishioners. They will be offering free blood pressure screenings and handing out information about the program after any of the Masses this weekend – Father’s Day, June 17/18. Please stop by the table in the Papal Hallway to find out more information.