Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • Parish council member Efrain Tores of St. Oliver Punkett Church, Snellville, the parish director of elementary religious education Aimee Tolmich, and their La Salette pastor Father John Welch participate in a table discussion during the March 14 session of the Amazing Parish conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The Amazing Parish cofounder and presenter, Pat Lencioni, addresses a crowd of some 1,080 parish leaders during the Amazing Parish conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, May 13-15. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Father Joseph Shaute, second from left, pastor of St. Cement Church, Calhoun, takes notes as he receives input from his staff members (l-r) Gloria Carroll, Margaret Dutton and Oralia Gollaz during the March 14 session of the Amazing Parish Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Claretian Father Paschal Amagba, pastor of Corpus Christi Church, Stone Mountain, takes notes as he sits between two of his parish leaders Winifred Vanyounga, left, and Marlene Lee-Seaton. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Father Michael White, pastor of Church of the Nativity, Timonium, Md., speaks about the Sunday experience, with particular emphasis on music, the message and ministers. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • (Foreground to background) Bob Heilman, chair of the pastoral advisory council at St. Clare Mission, Acworth, the mission’s social committee chair Charlotte Kindler, and its youth minister Beth Tow watch a video about music ministry and music styles. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The Amazing Parish cofounder and presenter, Pat Lencioni, standing left, is joined on the stage by presenters and coauthors of the books “Rebuilt, Tools for Rebuilding, and Making Church Matter,” Father Michael White and Tom Corcoran, following a presentation on “the Sunday experience.” Photo By Michael Alexander

Parish council member Efrain Tores of St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville, the parish director of elementary religious education Aimee Tolmich, and their La Salette pastor Father John Welch participate in a table discussion during the March 14 session of the Amazing Parish conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Pastors bring their teams to Amazing Parish conference

ATLANTA—Parish leadership teams from across the archdiocese, the nation and as far away as Canada visited Atlanta March 13 to 15 to learn how parishes can be healthier organizations. More than 1,080 people attended the Amazing Parish conference, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The Denver-based organization, The Amazing Parish, offered the workshop-style retreat with […] Full Story | En Español

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Local News

  • Marietta

    Deacon and wife safe at Lent service as plane crash ignites their home

    MARIETTA—Faith and the support of the St. Joseph Church community are sustaining Deacon Norm Keller and his wife, Barbara, after a private plane crashed into their front yard, exploding in flames and destroying their home. The Cessna Citation crashed at approximately 7:20 p.m. Friday, March 24, as the Kellers attended a parish fish fry and […] Full Story

  • Tyrone

    Grant to help parishes, schools spend less on energy, more on ministry

    TYRONE—Gary Gabriel was puzzled as he stood among the wood trusses holding up the roof. Where was the barrier detailed on the building blueprints to keep hot air out of the attic? Gabriel, an energy consultant, shone his flashlight on pink insulation on the ceiling tiles. He thought aloud how this variance from the building […] Full Story | En Español

  • Atlanta

    Engaging and hearing from young adults is on the agenda March 30

    ATLANTA—Jennifer Lewis as a young adult in her early 20s was done with the church. As a graduate student at Georgia Tech, she didn’t see “a merciful God in the Christians I knew.” She walked away from the faith of her childhood for a few years. But now she is a coordinator of the young […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Refugee crisis cries out for unified aid, deacon tells Catholic-Orthodox gathering

    ATLANTA—An icon of “Christ Pantocrator—Christ, Ruler of All,” framed by flowers, was displayed at the front of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta March 6 as members of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox communities prayed together. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and His Eminence Alexios, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Atlanta, officiated the Orthodox-Catholic Ecumenical […] Full Story