Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Photo by Jackie Holcombe
Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM, celebrated the Rite of Election at St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro, one of four churches hosting the rite on Feb. 17. Gathering with Bishop Konzen, left to right, are sponsor Sundii Keeling, Ithamar Gomez, catechumen; Hai T “Tony” Ha, catechumen; Pedro Rodriguez, sponsor; and Kristin Saegaert, RCIA team leader, all of St. James the Apostle Church, McDonough. Some 2,500 people will enter the Catholic Church in Atlanta this Easter.


Companions in faith: Catholic converts assist new believers  

This year, the Archdiocese of Atlanta welcomed some 2,500 people at the Rite of Election. Atlanta bishops greeted the assembled at four churches. Catholics who joined the church last year are serving as companions in faith, assisting others in the journey toward the church.