Giving our Time, Talents, & Treasure The annual Fall Time & Talent letters and forms were mailed out this week to all registered parishioners. We will have parishioners speaking at each Mass, with Time being the topic on September 15th/16th and Talent being the topic on September 29th/30th. Each parishioner is asked to complete the blue Time and Talent brochure inserted in the mailing and return them on the weekend of September 29th/30th. You may place them in the collection basket or the basket in the vestibule. Please pray about this and consider how you can give back to God what he has given you in the form of your special talents. Every one of us has been uniquely blessed. God calls us to be his prudent servants.
Retreats Change Lives – Encounter God on a Silent Retreat
Consider taking the much needed time for yourself, be open to an encounter with Jesus,… here in the silence of Ignatius House. Sitting high atop the shores of the Chattahoochee River, many spaces, indoors and out invite one to a sacred place of quiet and peace. Retreat Dates this fall based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola include Sept. 20-23 – Sept. 28-30 – Oct. 5-7 – Oct. 12-14 – Oct. 26-28 — Nov. 1-4. Look for these dates on our website IgnatiusHouse.org for more information or call us at 404-255-0503.
Let’s beautify the Parish grounds as we will have a work day on Saturday, September 29th from 9:00 am to noon 12:00 pm. Come help us get ready for the upcoming Fall Festival which will be October 28th!
Confirmation Class is about to begin! It will be a one-year program for all 10th graders. There will be a mandatory meeting for students and parents on September 16th at 9:30 in the Youth Group Room. There is a $50 Sacramental Prep. fee, due on the 16th. Classes will be Sundays from 9:30 – 10:45 in the Youth Group Room beginning September 23rd. Contact Emily Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Begins on September 11 at 9:45 am in Classroom 1 – Building 2. The study starts with the Sunday Readings for September 16. For more information call Fern Bergeron 706-885-9388.
Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobilityor health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Great advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy to a record high of 78.7 years. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Add to that the increase in geographic mobility of our families and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone. For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays and live longer. With your donation you help make sure that seniors are not forgotten. If you want to take part by preparing or deliver the Meals every Friday at 9 am, please call Fern Bergeron 706-885-9388.
The CCW yard sale will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. Please support the CCW and come out and do some shopping.
The Parish Hall will be open to accept donations on Sunday, September 9th from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, Monday September 10th through Thursday, September 13th from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm and Friday, September 14th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
If you have any questions or need assistance with heavy items contact Donna at 334-885-6499 or 561-212-0252 and she will make arrangements for your items to be picked up.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 the Archdiocese of Atlanta will have the annual Blue Mass for all public safety officials and first responders at the Cathedral of Christ the King at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to attend the Mass to pray and show appreciation for those who serve and protect the public.
The Way for Men is a 3-day retreat for adult male survivors of abuse offered by the Victim Assistance Program of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It will be September 14-16, 2018 at Carmel Retreat Center in Hoschton, GA. The registration deadline is September 6, 2018. For more information, please contact Sue Stubbs at email@example.com or 404-920-7550.
On Saturday, September 8, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 59 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:
Event: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
When: Saturday, September 8, 5 P.M. We will pray the rosary with special meditations.
Where: At the Monument for the Unborn in front of St. Peter’s Main Entrance.
More Info: Call Theresa Shane 309-635-2712, Pro-Life Coordinator. Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during