The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta  

Saint Stephen the Martyr, Lilburn

June 24, 1999
5373 Wydella Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
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Northeast Metro


Decree Of Establishment

In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Canon Law, and after having consulted with the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, I now deem it fitting to establish St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Following are the boundaries of said Parish.

  • East on Highway 78 from the DeKalb/Gwinnett County Line to Lake Lucerne Drive
  • North on Lake Lucerne Drive to Five Forks Trickum Road
  • South on Five Forks Trickum Road approximately 1/2 of a mile to Cole Drive
  • North on Cole Drive/Camp Creek/Main Street (all a continuation of the same road) to Lawrenceville Highway
  • Southwest on Lawrenceville Highway to the county line
  • Southeast at the county line to Highway 78

I also take this opportunity to name Reverend Patrick H. M. Donaghey as first Pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, and we commend him, his successors, and all the parishioners of St. St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the protection of the Blessed and Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ.

This Decree will become effective on June 24, 1999,

Given in Atlanta, Georgia this 24th day of May, in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, nineteen hundred and ninety-nine.

Most Reverend John Francis Donoghue

Archbishop of Atlanta