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The joyful celebration of Holy Week is made possible in our parishes because of the great and generous kindness of so many parishioners, who pitch in to help their community of faith achieve all of the projects and plans needed to have beautiful ceremonies that mark that most important time of the Christian year. Thanks to the countless numbers of people who sang, read, cleaned, decorated, served, assisted around the altar and then attended our Holy Week celebrations throughout North Georgia!
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The Vatican has called for the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations to be observed May 15, the fourth Sunday of Easter, commonly known as Good Shepherd Sunday. This year, we are invited to reflect on the theme “Proposing Vocations in the Local Church”. Pope Benedict writes, “It is essential that every local Church become more sensitive and attentive to the pastoral care of vocations, helping children and young people in particular at every level of family, parish and associations – as Jesus did with his disciples - to grow into a genuine and affectionate friendship with the Lord, cultivated through personal and liturgical prayer; to grow in familiarity with the sacred Scriptures and thus to listen attentively and fruitfully to the word of God ways with the priests in their parishes”. Support our local vocations office by clicking here to view their website and calendar of events!
Calling all social media savvy individuals! Please help us continue to promote this year’s Eucharistic Congress by going to our facebook page and sharing it with family and friends. Do you have a story to tell? Post it on our wall and we’ll include it in our upcoming constant contact “Eblast invite” that goes out to thousands of parishioners. In the mean time, consider recharging your spiritual battery after a long week by attending Friday night’s powerful Healing Service led by Fr. Jack Durkin of St. Monica’s in Duluth, GA. Also on Friday, this year’s Revive! Track for young adults will take place in new location at the Marriott Gateway Hotel lobby which will feature a live performance by Tom Booth and an inspiring testimonial from Mario St. Francis.
As always, we continue to call upon our Catholic community to participate as a volunteer. The success of our Adore! Kid Track and many other of the day’s activities depends upon you! For more information regarding speakers and timeline of events, click here.
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