Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  1. Thanksgiving blessings shared

    President Abraham Lincoln set the holiday of Thanksgiving on our civic calendar. He wrote how it was “fit and proper” the gifts of God “should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.” The Georgia Bulletin asked a few people to share their gratitude.

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  2. Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations announced

    The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 12, will be celebrated with Masses, Aztec dances, processions and prayers.

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  3. Archdiocese taking part in census awareness campaign

    The 2020 census count doesn’t commence until next spring, but preliminary planning is underway as U.S. Census Bureau officials toil to establish working relationships with local and community groups to help ensure a comprehensive count. And the Archdiocese of Atlanta is figuring into that process in a prominent way.

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  4. Mercy junior honored with national Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award

    For her work to support Camp Sunshine and families of children with cancer, Danielle Garger earned the Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Garger is a junior at Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fayetteville.

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  5. Penance services mark the Advent season

    In addition to the traditions associated Advent, many Catholics also go to confession as a way to prepare for the coming of Jesus. People value the sacrament of reconciliation as a means of receiving God’s forgiveness, said Father John Kieran. “It’s one of our greatest gifts in the church,” he said.

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Local News

  • Fayetteville

    St. Gabriel’s Knights of Columbus host Faith & Sharing Mass

    The Faith and Sharing Mass celebrated by Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III at St. Gabriel Church was held Nov. 3. The Mass was hosted by the St. Gabriel Knights of Columbus and the archdiocesan Disabilities Ministry.

  • Sharon

    Historic Catholic center thrives in east Georgia

    Catholics looking for a historic and sacred place to renew their faith can discover what is considered “the cradle of Catholic Georgia.” Purification Heritage Center, located some 100 miles east of Atlanta, is serving groups for day retreats that include Mass, walking pilgrimages and lunch.

  • Atlanta

    Overcoming obstacles in young adult ministry

    This fall, the Office of Formation and Discipleship collaborated with The Georgia Bulletin on a survey for young adults in the Atlanta Archdiocese. Of the more than 700 young adults who participated, 83% attend Mass 3-5 times per month and nearly 65% are involved in parish life including and outside of young adult ministry.

  • Conyers

    Bound by shared grief, staff assists families at natural burial grounds

    Honey Creek Woodlands in Conyers is a burial ground for those who wish to be buried in the simplicity of a wooden box or a shroud. Graves are marked with discreet sandstone markers. The grounds are owned by the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, which is across Highway 212.

  • Atlanta

    Cause for canonization continues for Augustus Tolton

    The Tolton Ambassadors in Atlanta share the story of Father Augustus Tolton in various ways and raise awareness of his cause. A day of reflection was held Oct. 12 to teach about his life, his cause for canonization and six other candidates of color from the United States for sainthood.

  • Atlanta

    Fifth annual #iGiveCatholic campaign December 3

    Some 100 churches, schools and nonprofits in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are participating in the fifth annual #iGiveCatholic campaign. The 24-hour appeal on Dec. 3 allows the faithful to support special needs in their backyards as the season of Advent begins.

  • Atlanta

    How to practice cybersafety this holiday season

    The Office of Information Technology for the Archdiocese of Atlanta provided tips and resources to help consumers stay safe and aware during the holiday season. These tips will not prevent all cybercrime but can help shoppers and online donors stay protected.

  • Atlanta

    Local Catholic schools pay tribute to veterans

    Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta held special Veterans Day programs to honor men and women who have served the country.