Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Photo By Michael Alexander
Cathal Doyle, left and his wife Jessie Bashor stand in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception kitchen, Atlanta, one of two locations for the Central Night Shelter, an ecumenical ministry of the Shrine and Central Presbyterian Church. Bashor’s late mother, Katie, and her father, Mark, served the homeless for over 30 years at the shelter. This year Bashor and Doyle are managing the shelter, which operates from November through March.


Central Night Shelter, parish-supported programs serve metro’s homeless

ATLANTA—When Cathal Doyle and Jessie Bashor walked down the steps of the red brick Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to Central Avenue as newlyweds in 2011 more than a dozen men from the Central Night Shelter greeted them to wish the bride and groom well. The Atlanta shelter and the men who stay there had […] Full Story

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  • Atlanta

    Atlanta Catholic schools and ministries exceed fundraising goals with #iGiveCatholic

    St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, earned national recognition for its success on #iGiveCatholic day, as part of a record-breaking fundraising blitz. Donors opened their wallets to give $585,347 to ministries in the Atlanta Archdiocese during the fundraising #iGiveCatholic campaign. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, 115 ministries in the Archdiocese of Atlanta participated in the online […] Full Story

  • Jasper

    Looping system a blessing for Jasper parishioners

    JASPER—Our Lady of the Mountains Church is a forerunner in having a hearing loop system installed, enabling those with hearing loss to fully participate in Mass. Parishioner Nada Raffaelli, who has hearing loss, began exploring the idea of looping for the Jasper church after participating in a meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Family, chaplain speak of Hawthorne Dominicans’ life-changing ‘oasis’

    ROSWELL—“A Bouquet of Loving Hearts” was the theme of the 62nd annual luncheon supporting Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, held at St. Peter Chanel Church on Oct. 20. The luncheon honored the Hawthorne Dominican Sisters who established the Atlanta home where they provide free care to terminally ill cancer patients. An estimated 350 guests […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    Archbishop Gregory updates Catholics on fall bishops’ assembly, abuse crisis

    ATLANTA—Many parishioners in churches across the Atlanta Archdiocese have recently met together for prayer and to share their concerns in an open or town hall format regarding the abuse crisis. Questions from these sessions have been sent from parishes to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, who has answered them in a series of articles. Previous installments […] Full Story | En Español