Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

During the invitation to prayer Abbot-elect Augustine Myslinski, OCSO, prostrates himself before the Lord on the sanctuary floor of the monastery as the cantors lead the congregation in singing the Litany of Saints. Photo By Michael Alexander

Conyers

Eighth abbot formally blessed to lead Holy Spirit monastery in Conyers

CONYERS—On the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Aug. 15, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory conferred the abbatial blessing on Dom Augustine Myslinski, OCSO, the eighth abbot of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Joining the 34 monks of the community for the Mass and rite of blessing at the abbey […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Smyrna

    Jam session brings a cool vibe to Chancery workday

    SMYRNA—Brendan Dudley jammed with a pianist and a saxophonist as he played the drums in the dorms of the Catholic University of America. “The three of us would rock out, have fun, and the hallway went crazy,” he said, surrounded by the drums of his trap set. The crew, dubbed The Incandescents, would count on […] Full Story

  • Smyrna

    Hispanic leaders challenged to take resources, put them to work in parishes

    SMYRNA—Over 90 Spanish-speaking leaders from about 30 parishes participated Aug. 6 in the annual Encounter of Hispanic Ministries, where they received formation, practical resources and inspiration to more intentionally grow and integrate their ministries in parishes and deaneries. They were then sent forth to catechize and evangelize the faithful and fortify Hispanic ministries across north […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Retiring planner says Atlanta Archdiocese should prepare for continued growth

    ATLANTA—The Catholic community’s expansion in the Atlanta Archdiocese could continue at its quick pace. Indeed, the number of parishes and missions needed to serve these newcomers could increase by 50 percent. Peter Faletti presented this forecast in April to archdiocesan leaders, preparing for what he called “the inevitable future growth.” “We think we’ve been through […] Full Story

  • Cedartown

    St. Bernadette Church’s first Knights of Columbus council is bilingual

    CEDARTOWN—The 75-year-old St. Bernadette Church in Cedartown has its first Knights of Columbus council after a June initiation ceremony welcoming 21 new Knights. The St. Bernadette Council will elect officers in mid-August and then receive its council number. Father Timothy Gallagher became pastor of St. Bernadette four years ago. Although long familiar with the organization […] Full Story