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.

VIRTUS Training

We will be holding a safe environment training session for VIRTUS – Protecting God’s Children on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00pm in the parish hall. All new employees and volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults are required to attend a session every five years. Please contact Michael in the office for more information.

Maker Fun Factory VBS

Registration for Maker Fun Factory VBS continues through June 30th. The cost is just $15 per child! Maker Fun Factory VBS will be July 17th-21st. We are still in need of adult & teen “station leaders” and volunteers! Drop off registration forms, and find out about volunteer opportunities in the office!

Father’s Day Breakfast

Next week, Sunday June 18th we will honor our Fathers, and anyone who has supported us just as a Father would, with a hot complimentary breakfast after the 8 am Mass in the Parish Hall. A choice of casseroles, sausage biscuits, sausage gravy, fruit and coffee will be served. All are welcome!