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April 4, 2019

Spirituality

ST. BRIGID RESPECT LIFE STATIONS: Fri., April 19; 9 a.m.; Across the street from the Feminist Women’s Health Center; 1924 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta. Join Respect Life volunteers to pray the Stations of the Cross. Contact: respectlife.saintbrigid@gmail.com.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY PRAYER SERVICE: Sun., April 28; 1:30 p.m.; All Saints Church, 2443 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. Service follows the 12:15 p.m. Mass and will include exposition, readings and reflections by the clergy on the diary of St. Faustina, silent prayer, the Litany of Divine Mercy, veneration of the divine mercy image, praying the chaplet and conclude with benediction. Contact: Kitty Moots at divinemercy@allsaintsdunwoody.us.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY HOLY HOUR: Sun., April 28; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 5373 Wydella Road, SW, Lilburn. Please join us as the hour will include eucharistic adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, rosary and benediction. Contact: Patty Palmquist at 770-923-8929.

SHINING A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS: Tues., April 30; 7 p.m. or Wed., May 1; 10 a.m.; St. Brigid Church; 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. Cost is $15 per person. The program presenter is Lisa Brenninkmeyer, founder of Walking with Purpose Women’s Catholic Bible study. God has promised us that light shines in darkness, and that darkness will never overcome it. This means that we can live triumphantly even when shadows fall on our hearts, families and communities. Advance reservations required. Register online at http://wwp.today/GA2019. Contact: Lois McKibans at lmckibans@gmail.com.

THE CALL TO SACRIFICE: Wednesdays of Lent; 7:30 p.m. except April 3; Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 2030 Old Alabama Road, Roswell. “The Call to Sacrifice” is a journey through the New Testament’s Letter to the Hebrews. Father Lewis Rabayda, pastor, will reflect upon the theme of sacrifice made perfect by the all-fulfilling and eternal sacrifice of Christ on the cross.  Following these spiritual talks, the office of Great Compline according to the Byzantine Rite will be celebrated. All are invited to attend. Contact: Deacon Michael Paul Tisma at 770-993-0973 or office@epiphanybyz.org.

OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA: Mondays, 7:15 p.m.; St. Andrew Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell. St. Andrew Church hosts a weekly recitation of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal novena throughout the year. All are welcome to come for this prayer time. Due to various holidays that occur on Mondays, visit the parish’s web page event section to be sure the novena is scheduled for that particular day. Contact: www.standrewcatholic.org or email Russ O’Malley at russomalley@bellsouth.net.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM: The Ignatian Spirituality Program, ISP, is a nationwide ministry sponsored by the Jesuits to give spiritual retreats to homeless men and women in recovery. This is an active ministry in the Archdiocese of Atlanta carried out by volunteers and in collaboration with Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center. Volunteers are needed for days of reflection, overnight retreats, drivers and other tasks. Contact: Sarah Otto at sotto@ignatiushouse.org.for information on volunteering.

COURAGE AND ENCOURAGE ATLANTA: Courage is spiritual fellowship for men and women struggling with same-sex attraction. Through discussion, prayer and chaste friendship, Courage members strengthen each other to live out the teachings of the Catholic Church. EnCourage provides support for families and friends of people who experience same-sex attraction and/or gender dysphoria. Meetings occur monthly in Atlanta. Interested in joining us? Contact: courageatlanta@gmail.org or 803-686-3211.

STEPHEN MINISTRY: Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. The Cathedral offers Stephen Ministry, a Christ-centered, confidential, one-to-one, listening ministry. Stephen Ministers are lay parishioners trained extensively in the skills of Christian caregiving and commissioned to minister to other parishioners who are experiencing a personal crisis (divorce, job loss, depression, death, illness, etc.). Please call if you are in need of caring, confidential support. Contact: Linda Dyson at 678-235-0505 or ldyson@ctking.com.

STEPHEN MINISTRY: Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. Holy Trinity offers Stephen Ministry to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time. A Stephen Minister is a well-trained caregiver who listens, cares, prays, encourages and offers the love of Christ during a time of need. The care you receive is confidential, free and helpful. Contact: Referral Coordinator Teri Sauer at 770-630-7805 or tmsauer55@bellsouth.net.

STEPHEN MINISTRY: St. Lawrence Church, 319 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. St. Lawrence offers Stephen Ministry, which provides one-on-one, confidential Christian care to anyone experiencing a personal crisis: divorce, job loss, illness, death of a loved one. A Stephen Minister goes through extensive training to learn the skills of Christian caregiving, which include listening, prayer, encouragement and being present for those hurting and in need of care. This service, which is centered on the love of Christ, is free. Are you in need of care? Contact: Referral Coordinator JoAnn Czerwinski at 404-408-6318.

MERTON DISCUSSION GROUP: Fourth Saturday of every month (usually); 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Thomas More Church, 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, in the St. Julie Room. The group is a chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society and has been meeting since 2001. New members are always welcome. Contact: Robert Kertz at rkertz9@gmail.com or 404-378-4870.

HOLY FAMILY CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Holy Family Church, room 201 in education building, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. The Holy Family Charismatic Prayer Group invites everyone to experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and the love of the Father. Contact: Tina Marsico at 404-573-8771 or email clementinachanda@yahoo.com.

POWER OF PRAISE PRAYER GROUP: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, in the St. Clare room. The group meets for praise and worship, intercessory and healing prayer, and teachings. Contact: holytrinityptc.org or 770-487-7672.

SERVANTS OF THE LORD PRAYER GROUP: Mondays; 7:30-9 p.m.; Corpus Christi Church, 600 Mountain View Drive, Stone Mountain, in the cry room. Join the prayer group as the Holy Spirit leads the community into praise and worship, intercessory prayers and teachings. Contact: Dionne Smith at dionnesmith018@gmail.com or 678-697-4326 or Greg Amadi-Emina at uzee55@hotmail.com or 770-873-5171.

GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE CAMPUS CATHOLICS: Thursdays; 7 p.m.; Georgia Gwinnett College, Building C, Room 1220, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville. Any college-aged person interested in deepening his/her faith is invited to join the Campus Catholics student club. Contact: Michelle Hamilton at Mhamilton5@ggc.edu for information.

BLUE STAR MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP: Mondays; 7 p.m.; St. Thomas Aquinas, 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta. This group provides support to military personnel and their families and collects and assembles packages and cards to troops deployed overseas. Contact: Debbie Mahon at 678-525-2835 or email georgiashopper@comcast.net.

CATHERINE OF SIENA’S LEGION OF MARY: Sundays; 11:30 a.m.; St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw. The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic organization and a prayer support group. Works include visitations, providing prayer and addressing other spiritual needs of the parish. Contact: Cathy Longtin at 803-334-2679 or cathylongtin@att.net.

THE LEGION OF MARY: Mondays; 5:30 p.m.; Our Lady of the Mountains Church, 1908 Waleska Highway 108, Jasper. The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic organization and a prayer support group. Works include visitations, providing prayer and taking Communion to residents of nursing homes, the sick and addressing other spiritual needs of the parish. Contact: Kevin Alpha at 770-893-4475 or kca@tds.net.

LAY MARISTS OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION/BROOKHAVEN: The Society of Mary (the Marists) promotes and supports an association of laypersons worldwide. Marist Laity are people who discern a call to follow Jesus, as Mary did, according to the tradition and values of the Society of Mary founded in 1836. Marists are called to be a sort of presence of Mary in the Church and world today, and to do her work of gathering all people into unity in the Church, promoting reconciliation, reaching out especially to those in need and on the margins of society, or to those who have lost their way in the secular culture and the education of youth. The fulfillment of this mission depends on the cooperation of others who believe in what the Society of Mary stands for and wish to promote its way of living a Marian life in an active, apostolic context. Lay Marists meet at Our Lady Assumption, a parish led by Marist priests. Contact: Father Ed Keel at 304-559-7732 or listen to Father Keel’s talks at www.olachurch.org/education-and-faith-formation/father-ed-keels-talks.

LAY MARISTS DULUTH: The Society of Mary (the Marists) promotes and supports an association of laypersons worldwide. Founded in 1836, the Society of Mary’s mission is derived from the aims and efforts of the Marists, but depends on the cooperation of many others who believe in what the Society of Mary stands for and wish to promote its way of living a Marian life in an active, apostolic context. The title “Marist” derives from “Mary,” and lay Marists are humbled to bear her name. Marist laity are people who discern a call to follow Jesus, as Mary did, according to the tradition, history and spirit of the Society of Mary. Lay Marists meet regularly in Duluth, working through Notre Dame Academy, a Marist-sponsored school. Contact: Sharon Coletta at scoletta@ndacademy.org or www.ndacademy.org/spiritual-life/parents-and-spirituality for information.

HOLY CROSS CHAPTER LAY DOMINICANS: Fourth Sundays; Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 25 Boulevard, NE, Atlanta. Are you interested in a lay vocation that follows the teachings of St. Dominic and the Order of Preachers through prayer, study, community and apostolic ministry? Do you seek the truth of our Catholic faith and the desire to proclaim it in the world through word and action? This is one of two lay chapters in metro Atlanta in the Province of St. Martin de Porres of the Order of Preachers. For details on the formation process, visit laydomsouth.org. Contact: Dr. Thomas W. McNamara, OP, at tomrose.mc5@gmail.com or 540-256-2483.

MADONNA OF THE ROSARY CHAPTER LAY DOMINICANS: Monthly Saturday meetings, begins with 9 a.m. Mass; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. Are you interested in a lay vocation that follows the teachings of St. Dominic and the Order of Preachers through prayer, study, community and apostolic ministry? Do you seek the truth of our Catholic faith and the desire to proclaim it in the world through word and action? This is one of two lay chapters in metro Atlanta in the Province of St. Martin de Porres of the Order of Preachers. For details on the formation process, visit laydomsouth.org. Contact: Alec MacDougal, OP, at alecmacdougall.am@gmail.com or 770-486-0580.

LAY CARMELITES: The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary (historically known as the Third Order of Carmel) is an association mainly of laypersons. Its members, responding to a special call of God, freely and deliberately commit themselves “to live in the following of Jesus Christ” according to the charism, traditions and spirit of Carmel under the authority of the prior general of the Carmelite order. To learn more about the Lay Carmelites, visit www.thelaycarmelites.org. Contact: Diane Murray at 770-517-9270.

ST. ANNA CHURCH, MONROE, LAY CARMELITES: Third Sunday of the month; social starts at 1 p.m.; meeting starts at 2 p.m. St. Anna Church, 1401 Alcovy St., Monroe. Are you being called to be a Lay Carmelite? Come and see. Contact: Barbara Ginn at 404-538-0520 or 770-267-5412 or bginn7150@gmail.com.

SECULAR DISCALCED CARMELITE ORDER: Meets at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. Discalced Carmelite Seculars are practicing members of the Catholic Church who, under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and inspired by St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, make the commitment to the Discalced Carmelite Order to seek the face of God for the sake of the church and the world. Contact: Formation Director Charles Jakubczak, OCDS, at ccj22@hotmail.com or text 678-570-8593 for information. Visit www.thereseocds.org.

ST. THERESE, THE LITTLE FLOWER, CARMELITE COMMUNITY: Second Saturday; 8:30 a.m. Mass; St. Marguerite d’Youville Church, 85 Gloster Road, NW, Lawrenceville. Would you like to explore a deeper prayer life? Do you have a devotion to Mary? Would you like to study the church documents and learn more about St. Therese, the Little Flower, and other Carmelite saints? Contact: Karen Burton at 678-315-6648 for more information.

MARY QUEEN OF CARMEL COMMUNITY: Meets monthly; Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Are you interested in deepening your prayer life? Do you have a devotion to Our Blessed Mother? Are you interested in information on Carmelite spirituality? Mary Queen of Carmel is a discalced Carmelite (Teresian) secular community that meets once a month at the monastery and is canonically recognized by Rome. Contact: Caroline at arahcaroline21@gmail.com or 678-633-8898.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS/BLAIRSVILLE: Second Saturdays, 12:45 p.m.; St. Francis of Assisi Church, 3717 Highway 515 E, Blairsville. The Franciscan Martyrs of Siroki Brijeg Fraternity meets the second Saturday of the month and welcomes all practicing Catholics who feel they may have a calling to the Franciscans to join the meetings. Contact: Pat Tomczyk at tomczyk@windstream.net or call 706-994-0414.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS/LITHIA SPRINGS: First Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.; St. John Vianney Church, 1920 Skyview Drive, Lithia Springs. Mass in day chapel followed by a meeting in the St. Anthony Room. The fraternity of St. John Vianney of the Secular Franciscan Order invites you to come and see if you have a calling to Franciscan spirituality. This group is a bilingual fraternity (English/Spanish). Contact: Leslie Riney at 404-218-0447 or Betty Rivera 404-805-8391.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS/JONESBORO: Second Saturday of the month; following 8:30 a.m. Mass; St. Philip Benizi Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro. Are you drawn to the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi? Attend a meeting of the Immaculate Conception Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. Contact: Theresa Ryan 770-631-9203

SECULAR FRANCISCANS/CONYERS: Third Saturday of the month; 12 p.m.; St. Pius X Church, 2621 Highway 20, SE, Conyers, education building, room 13-15. The Spirit of Francis and Clare Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order invites all Catholics, married or single, who would like to learn more about the vocation of being a secular Franciscan. Secular Franciscans are an order of the church and seek to live the Gospel life, following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. Contact: Charlotte at 770-787-9524 or alesisfo@bellsouth.net.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS/JOHNS CREEK: Second Sunday of the month; 2-4:30 p.m.; St. Benedict Church, 11045 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, in the religious education building. The Fraternity of the Stigmata of St. Francis, a fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, invites you to come and see them if you are curious about whether you have a calling to Franciscan spirituality. Contact: Ken Brooke at 404-542-2298 or kbrookeofs@gmail.com.

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Special Liturgies

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY CELEBRATION: Sunday, April 28; 3–4 p.m.; St. Jude the Apostle Church 7171 Glenridge Drive Sandy Springs. Join us for reflection, adoration and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This celebration will be in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Confessions will be heard from 2 to 3 p.m. Regular Sunday Mass in English begins at 5 p.m. Contact: rszvarca@judeatl.com or call 770-394-3896, extension 237.

PORTUGUESE/SPANISH SACRED HEART MASS: First Fridays; 8 p.m.; St. Jude the Apostle Church 7171 Glenridge Drive, Sandy Springs. The bilingual Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass in Spanish and Portuguese, is followed by adoration. Contact: Rosana Szvarca, rszvarca@judeatl.com; 770-394-3896, extension 259.

DIVINE LITURGY OF THE PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS: Fridays of Lent, 7:30 p.m.; Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 2030 Old Alabama Road, Roswell. In the Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine Rite, the ancient sixth century Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, attributed to Pope Saint Gregory the Great with the inspiration of Christian Byzantium, is celebrated on the Fridays of the Great Fast (Lent). This liturgy consists of solemn Lenten vespers, with the chanting of psalms, sacred hymnody and readings from the Old Testament. The distribution of holy Communion concludes the service. All are welcome. Contact: office@epiphanybyz.org.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP NOVENA MASS: First Wednesday of the month; 7 p.m.; St. John Neumann Church, 801 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, in the Marian Chapel. Father Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS, will be celebrant for the monthly Mass. All are welcome to join the Novena Mass Prayer Group. Contact: www.sjnlilburn.com.

FIRST FRIDAY ENGLISH MASS AT CHINESE MISSION: Every first Friday; 7 p.m.; Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Mission; 5395 Light Circle, NW, Norcross. Celebrant is Father Bill Hao. Celebration includes adoration and benediction. Contact: 678-691-3261 or hnojatl.org.

MASS OF HEALING FOR ADDICTION: Every second Saturday; 10 a.m.; Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 1350 Hearst Drive, Atlanta. The Mass is for those struggling with any form of addiction or struggling with the addiction of someone else. The Mass is celebrated in the parish’s daily chapel. A coffee social is held after Mass. All are welcome. Contact: Mark Dannenfelser at mdannenfelser@olachurch.org.

SERVING VETERANS: Mass celebrated Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; first Fridays, 11:30 a.m.; VA Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, All Faiths Chapel, ground floor. Visitors invited. Veterans visiting the medical center can receive full Catholic ministry and sacraments from priests on the chaplaincy team. Catholic veterans should verify that their religious preference is on file in order to receive proper spiritual care. Please pray for veterans, particularly those who are distressed. Contact: Chaplain’s office at 404-321-6111, ext. 6870.

Career Ministry

ST. PETER CHANEL JOB SEEKERS MINISTRY: Volunteers provide counseling on resume writing, job-hunting skills and tools needed by those seeking employment or in career transition. All are welcome. There is no fee. To set up an appointment, email jobseekers@stpeterchanel.org.

CAREER QUEST AT ST. ANN CHURCH: Tuesdays; 6:30 p.m.; St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. Career Quest serves the unemployed and workers at risk. Upon arrival, look for signs stating “Career Quest & Job Network Tonight.” At 6:30 p.m. speed networking—a forum to meet other job seekers—and one-on-one job search coaching to review an individual’s job search strategy run concurrently. At 8 p.m. an additional workshop may be offered. All are welcome. Service is free. Dress is casual. Contact: 770-552-6400, ext. 6104.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS JOB NETWORKING MINISTRY: Two Tuesdays a month; 7-8:30 p.m.; St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, in room 202. All are welcome, from recent college grads to unemployed. The meeting is free. Dress is casual. Bring a copy of your resume. Questions are answered and you can learn the proven strategies of success that have worked for many previous candidates. Email chairman Bob Volz if you plan to attend. Contact: Bob Volz at bvolz_atl@yahoo.com to RSVP or 770-475-1653 for information.

GOOD SHEPHERD JOB SEEKERS: First and third Tuesdays of the month; 7 p.m.; Good Shepherd Church, 3740 Holtzclaw Road, Cumming. Anyone seeking employment or looking to expand his or her professional network is invited to join. Skill training for networking, resume development and effective interviewing techniques are offered in a group setting and one-on-one basis. Contact: Steve Jenn at 404-915-5396.

THE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK (TEN): Tuesdays; 7-9 p.m.; St. Brigid Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, room 151. Ministry offers guidance, coaching and networking in small group settings to help you in your job search to get results quickly. Meetings are free and open to all faiths. Suggested dress is business casual. TEN focuses on helping job seekers with the tools for a productive search. Topics include: resumes, interview skills, networking, elevator pitch, job search skills, hiring strategies and trends, recruiters, resources and tools. Visit the St. Brigid website (www.saintbrigid.org) for directions. Contact: The Employment Network’s (TEN’s) website (www.ten-sb.wikidot.com) or Michael Iamele at michaeliamele@comcast.net or 404-406-3243.

Social Events

GIVE FAMILIES A SHOT GOLF INVITATIONAL: Tues., April 23; Manor Golf and Country Club, 15952 Manor Club Drive, Milton. Benefits the Pregnancy Aid Clinic. Sponsorships available. For details, go to www.pregnancyaidclinic.com/golf19.html. Contact: Lisa Regan at lregan@pregnancyaidclinic.org.

KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER #313 GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sat., April 27; 12 p.m.; Southland Golf Course, 5726 Southland Drive, Stone Mountain. Proceeds from the third annual tournament support the Knights of Peter Claver’s Junior Division and Scholarship Program. Registration begins at 12 p.m. Golf begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $100 for individual, $350 for foursome. The fees include lunch, golf, early dinner and trophies for top three teams, longest drive and closest to pin awards. Contact: visit kpc313.com for information on sponsorships or to register.

DENIM AND DIAMOND DINNER: Sat., April 27; 6:30-10 p.m. Darnell Center, 677 Fairburn Road NW, Atlanta. The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 301 presents its annual Denim and Diamond Dinner Dance. The attire is Western with plenty of bling. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased from Gwen Mason at 404-349-2622 or Linda Higgins, 770-843-1539.

ST. PETER THE ROCK GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sat., May 4; Raintree Golf Course, 1495 Hwy. 19 S, Thomaston. The cost is $60/person or $200/team of four. Contact: Kathy Chamlee at 404-276-7402 or Bernadette Lugar at 706-648-2599.

PATH GOLF TOURNAMENT: Thurs., May 16; Stone Mountain Golf Course, 1145 Stonewall Jackson Dr., Stone Mountain. St. Stephen the Martyr Knights of Columbus will sponsor the golf tournament to benefit PATH, Post Abortion Treatment and Healing. Sponsorships available. Lunch and award dinner, special prize. All levels of golfers welcome. For details, contact Jim McVey at 770-676-9169 or jimmcvey45@gmail.com.

CARPENTER OPEN CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE: Mon., May 20; Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Country Club Drive, Marietta. The Knights of Columbus Council 9792 hosts the annual scramble now in its 23rd year. Contact Bruce Roeder at bruceroeder@hotmail.com for sponsorship or registration details.

ST. MONICA ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: Sat., Aug. 24; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Monica Church, 1700 Buford Hwy., Duluth, in St. Augustine Hall. The fifth annual arts and crafts is now accepting applications for vendors. Contact: Suzanne Hinton at 404-725-1185 or suzannehinton@bellsouth.net for information or to receive an application.

ST. MATTHEW YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY: St. Matthew Church, 215 Kirkley Road, Tyrone. The parish is starting a young adult ministry for anyone in the area who is between the ages of 18-29. Contact: the parish office at 770-964-5804 or email yam@saintmatthew.us for information.

ALL SAINTS WIDOWED GROUP: First Sundays for brunch, third Wednesdays for dinner, monthly for plays or musicals; All Saints Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody. The group is open to anyone who has lost their spouse and would enjoy the fellowship of others in a friendly social environment. Contact: widowed@allsaintsdunwoody.org or call 770-393-3255, ext. 10.

ST. ANN WIDOWED HELPING OTHERS: Third Wednesday each month; 6 p.m.; St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, in Nolan Hall. WHO is a group for newly widowed men and women. It goes beyond the initial grief to help the widowed learn to adjust as a single person and make new friends through socials, outside activities and the monthly dinner meeting. Contact: 770-552-6400, ext. 6019 or Stannwho2003@gmail.com.

ST. BRIGID WIDOW AND WIDOWER SUPPORT/SOCIAL GROUP: First and third Thursdays; dinner at 6:30 p.m.; St. Brigid Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, in Corbett Hall. The group is open to all widows and widowers who would enjoy the dinner meetings. The focus is providing comfortable social events for those whose lives have changed because of loss of a spouse. Contact: 678-393-0060, ext. 814, or stbrigidwidowed@gmail.com.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA WIDOWED HELPING OTHERS: First Thursday; 6 p.m.; St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw. The WHO (Widowed Helping Others) Ministry invites widows and widowers to join in for fellowship, support, dinner and activities. The group meets in room 316 at the church. Contact: stcatherineswho@gmail.com or 770-833-8088.

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Career Ministry

ST. PETER CHANEL JOB SEEKERS MINISTRY: Volunteers provide counseling on resume writing, job-hunting skills and tools needed by those seeking employment or in career transition. All are welcome. There is no fee. To set up an appointment, email jobseekers@stpeterchanel.org.

CAREER QUEST AT ST. ANN CHURCH: Tuesdays; 6:30 p.m.; St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. Career Quest serves the unemployed and workers at risk. Upon arrival, look for signs stating “Career Quest & Job Network Tonight.” At 6:30 p.m. speed networking—a forum to meet other job seekers—and one-on-one job search coaching to review an individual’s job search strategy run concurrently. At 8 p.m. an additional workshop may be offered. All are welcome. Service is free. Dress is casual. Contact: 770-552-6400, ext. 6104.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS JOB NETWORKING MINISTRY: Two Tuesdays a month; 7-8:30 p.m.; St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, in room 202. All are welcome, from recent college grads to unemployed. The meeting is free. Dress is casual. Bring a copy of your resume. Questions are answered and you can learn the proven strategies of success that have worked for many previous candidates. Email chairman Bob Volz if you plan to attend. Contact: Bob Volz at bvolz_atl@yahoo.com to RSVP or 770-475-1653 for information.

GOOD SHEPHERD JOB SEEKERS: First and third Tuesdays of the month; 7 p.m.; Good Shepherd Church, 3740 Holtzclaw Road, Cumming. Anyone seeking employment or looking to expand his or her professional network is invited to join. Skill training for networking, resume development and effective interviewing techniques are offered in a group setting and one-on-one basis. Contact: Steve Jenn at 404-915-5396.

THE EMPLOYMENT NETWORK (TEN): Tuesdays; 7-9 p.m.; St. Brigid Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, room 151. Ministry offers guidance, coaching and networking in small group settings to help you in your job search to get results quickly. Meetings are free and open to all faiths. Suggested dress is business casual. TEN focuses on helping job seekers with the tools for a productive search. Topics include: resumes, interview skills, networking, elevator pitch, job search skills, hiring strategies and trends, recruiters, resources and tools. Visit the St. Brigid website (www.saintbrigid.org) for directions. Contact: The Employment Network’s (TEN’s) website (www.ten-sb.wikidot.com) or Michael Iamele at michaeliamele@comcast.net or 404-406-3243.

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Social Events

GIVE FAMILIES A SHOT GOLF INVITATIONAL: Tues., April 23; Manor Golf and Country Club, 15952 Manor Club Drive, Milton. Benefits the Pregnancy Aid Clinic. Sponsorships available. For details, go to www.pregnancyaidclinic.com/golf19.html. Contact: Lisa Regan at lregan@pregnancyaidclinic.org.

KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER #313 GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sat., April 27; 12 p.m.; Southland Golf Course, 5726 Southland Drive, Stone Mountain. Proceeds from the third annual tournament support the Knights of Peter Claver’s Junior Division and Scholarship Program. Registration begins at 12 p.m. Golf begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $100 for individual, $350 for foursome. The fees include lunch, golf, early dinner and trophies for top three teams, longest drive and closest to pin awards. Contact: visit kpc313.com for information on sponsorships or to register.

DENIM AND DIAMOND DINNER: Sat., April 27; 6:30-10 p.m. Darnell Center, 677 Fairburn Road NW, Atlanta. The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 301 presents its annual Denim and Diamond Dinner Dance. The attire is Western with plenty of bling. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased from Gwen Mason at 404-349-2622 or Linda Higgins, 770-843-1539.

ST. PETER THE ROCK GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sat., May 4; Raintree Golf Course, 1495 Hwy 19 S, Thomaston. The cost is $60/person or $200/team of four. Contact: Kathy Chamlee at 404-276-7402 or Bernadette Lugar at 706-648-2599.

PATH GOLF TOURNAMENT: Thurs., May 16; Stone Mountain Golf Course, 1145 Stonewall Jackson Dr., Stone Mountain. St. Stephen the Martyr Knights of Columbus will sponsor the golf tournament to benefit PATH, Post Abortion Treatment and Healing. Sponsorships available. Lunch and award dinner, special prize. All levels of golfers welcome. For details, contact Jim McVey at 770-676-9169 or jimmcvey45@gmail.com.

CARPENTER OPEN CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE: Mon., May 20; Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Country Club Drive, Marietta. The Knights of Columbus Council 9792 hosts the annual scramble now in its 23rd year. Contact Bruce Roeder at bruceroeder@hotmail.com for sponsorship or registration details.

ST. MONICA ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: Sat., Aug. 24; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Monica Church, 1700 Buford Hwy., Duluth, in St. Augustine Hall. The fifth annual arts and crafts is now accepting applications for vendors. Contact: Suzanne Hinton at 404-725-1185 or suzannehinton@bellsouth.net for information or to receive an application.

ST. MATTHEW YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY: St. Matthew Church, 215 Kirkley Road, Tyrone. The parish is starting a young adult ministry for anyone in the area who is between the ages of 18-29. Contact: the parish office at 770-964-5804 or email yam@saintmatthew.us for information.

ALL SAINTS WIDOWED GROUP: First Sundays for brunch, third Wednesdays for dinner, monthly for plays or musicals; All Saints Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody. The group is open to anyone who has lost their spouse and would enjoy the fellowship of others in a friendly social environment. Contact: widowed@allsaintsdunwoody.org or call 770-393-3255, ext. 10.

ST. ANN WIDOWED HELPING OTHERS: Third Wednesday each month; 6 p.m.; St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, in Nolan Hall. WHO is a group for newly widowed men and women. It goes beyond the initial grief to help the widowed learn to adjust as a single person and make new friends through socials, outside activities and the monthly dinner meeting. Contact: 770-552-6400, ext. 6019 or Stannwho2003@gmail.com.

ST. BRIGID WIDOW AND WIDOWER SUPPORT/SOCIAL GROUP: First and third Thursdays; dinner at 6:30 p.m.; St. Brigid Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, in Corbett Hall. The group is open to all widows and widowers who would enjoy the dinner meetings. The focus is providing comfortable social events for those whose lives have changed because of loss of a spouse. Contact: 678-393-0060, ext. 814, or stbrigidwidowed@gmail.com.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA WIDOWED HELPING OTHERS: First Thursday; 6 p.m.; St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw. The WHO (Widowed Helping Others) Ministry invites widows and widowers to join in for fellowship, support, dinner and activities. The group meets in room 316 at the church. Contact: stcatherineswho@gmail.com or 770-833-8088.

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Programs

A MATTER OF MIND AND SPIRIT: Sat., April 6; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 2971 Butner Road, Atlanta. Sponsored by Knights of Peter Claver Ladies’ Auxiliary Court 376, the event offers a faith-filled conversation about the connection between mind and spirit. Topics will include how to find peace in this chaotic world and the decision to pray instead of worrying. Event is free with a light reception to follow. Contact: Beth Antoine at 404-667-4306.

CTK BELIEVES: Tues., April 9; 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, in the ministry office. Guest speakers on the topic of connecting with the next generation are Carissa Caricato, founder of Hoola for Happiness; Shalondan Hollingshed, president of Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals; and Bill Garrett, president of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Believes is a once-a-month speaker series to promote dialogue around integrating faith in the work life. Contact: Andrew Schoppe at andrew@thegoldenrulepartners.com.

A SPIRITUAL SON OF ST. PADRE PIO: Sat., April 27; 7 p.m.; Holy Trinity Church; 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. Adolfo Affatato met Padre Pio when he was 16 years old. Hear his firsthand personal stories of Padre Pio and how their 15-year relationship changed his life. No registration necessary. Contact: holytrinityptc.org or call 770-487-7672.

NICHOLAS HOUSE FAITH PARTNER BREAKFAST: Tues., April 30; 7–8:30 a.m.; St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road NE, Atlanta. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless children and parents? Founded by St. Bartholomew’s 37 years ago to address the needs of homeless families, today Nicholas House is inviting leaders of the Catholic community to join the effort and the complimentary Faith Partner Empowerment Breakfast. At this event, diverse faith community leaders will learn more about family homelessness, plan and implement steps to empower and minister to homeless families. RSVP please. Contact: Norma Nyhoff at nnyhoff@nicholashouse.org or 404-272-1718 by April 16 to RSVP.

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: May 3-5, June 21-23, August 9-11, Sept. 27-29 and Nov. 8-10. This is an experience for married couples who want to improve and enliven their communication. It is a great way to put the spark back in your marriage and to celebrate your love for one another. Please visit our website at GATN-wwme.org for online application or call 678-242-WWME for more information.

ROLE OF THE ELDERLY IN FAITH FORMATION: Thurs., May 9; 6:30 p.m.; St. Jude the Apostle Church, 7171 Glenridge Drive, Sandy Springs, in the Stapleton Center. Bill Clarke, who writes The Georgia Bulletin’s “Senior Side” column, will speak on the role of the elderly in faith formation. This event is open to all adults, young and old, who have an interest in passing on the Catholic faith to the next generation. Contact: grandparents@judeatl.com.

RACE RELATIONS DIALOGUE: Second Thursdays of the month; 7 p.m.; Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. The March meeting will be Thursday, March 14. All adults are invited. The RRD is a private, non-profit, non-governmental, volunteer organization. The primary goal is to generate constructive analysis of the issues involved and to develop positive positions and implement programs that would result in more inclusive and peace-loving neighborhoods. Contact: Jack McBride at 770-545-9675.

RETROUVAILLE FOR MARRIED COUPLES: The Retrouvaille program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationships. Retrouvaille helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend. Retrouvaille is primarily a practical program to improve communication, build stronger marriages and help couples reconnect. Presenters are not trained marriage counselors, but rather couples sharing their personal stories of marital struggles and the tools they used to rediscover their love. Contact: Heather Hamilton at hzhamilton@gmail.com.

STEPHEN MINISTRY AT HOLY CROSS: Holy Cross Church, 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta. Stephen Ministry is a Christ-centered, confidential, one-to-one, listening ministry. Stephen Ministers are lay parishioners trained extensively in the skills of Christian caregiving and commissioned to minister to other parishioners who are experiencing a personal crisis (divorce, job loss, depression, death, illness.) Please call if you are in need of caring, confidential support. Contact: Dianna Sherer (English) at 404-403-9173 and Consuelo Godden (English/Spanish) at 678-438-7134.

STEPHEN MINISTERS: Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 1350 Hearst Drive, NE, Atlanta. OLA has well-trained commissioned Stephen Ministers to provide one-to-one caring lay ministry to persons facing difficult situations. Stephen Ministers are grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. The ministry is totally confidential. If you would like to meet a Stephen Minister, leave your name and contact information. Contact: sministry@olachurch.org or the parish office at 404-261-7181, ext. 128.

LIFE AFTER LOSS: First, third and fifth Thursdays; 7-8 p.m.; lobby conference Room of St. Mary’s Hospital, 1230 Baxter St., Athens. The group is designed to help those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one work through their experience, express their feelings and find support among others facing a similar loss. People can attend as many sessions as they wish and no registration is required. A facilitator will help pose thoughtful questions and guide discussion of healthy and meaningful ways to cope with grief. Contact: call 706-389-3426 for information.

GRIEFSHARE: Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m., or Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City, in room 102 of the faith formation building. Each session is self-contained, and participants can start at any time. GriefShare is a non-denominational Christ-centered grief recovery group for those who have experienced the death of someone dear to them. Whether the loss is recent or from years past, GriefShare can offer help. Each session includes a DVD program with leading recovery experts in addition to real-life stories of people who have lost a loved one. Contact: Tom McBrayer at 404-797-2488 to pre-register.

OPENING THE WORD TOASTMASTERS CLUB: Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. Christ the King’s St. Dominic Opening the Word Toastmasters Club is a different kind of Bible study and Toastmasters Club. All are invited to join St. Dominic OTW, a Bible study using the Toastmasters organizational model and based on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel. Invest in yourself spiritually, personally and professionally. Grow as a disciple of Christ, communicator and leader. Visit www.cathedralctk.com/OTW.

DIVORCED AND SEPARATED GROUP: First and third Tuesdays; 7:30 p.m.; St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, in Mary’s Chapel. The group supports those in the parish and surrounding community who have gone through a divorce or separation. Contact: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018 or ifoo@st-ann.org.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Wednesdays; 5-6 p.m.; St. Ann Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, in the St. Thomas Room. The group supports those experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one and is facilitated by staff and volunteers. Contact: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018 or ifoo@st-ann.org.

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN: Second Tuesdays of each month; 7 p.m.; Transfiguration Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, room 103. Come to listen and learn. Contact: George Iacovacci at 404-903-8861 or Katrina Iacovacci at 678-938-3820 for information or 770-406-6302.

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA TOASTMASTERS: Mondays; 7 p.m.; Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. Meeting begins promptly at 7:15 p.m. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the St. Ignatius of Loyola Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, people learn to tell their faith stories. They listen and answer. They find their path to faith-filled leadership. Contact: https://5874011.toastmastersclubs.org/

ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE TOASTMASTERS CLUB: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, in the Cathedral boardroom. Are you interested in learning how to clearly communicate your Catholic faith? Do you need a supportive environment in which to cultivate your public speaking skills? This Toastmasters Club is open to all who are interested in developing effective public speaking, communication and leadership skills for ministry or professional development. Contact: Linda Dyson at 678-235-0505 or ldyson@ctking.com.

ST. LEO THE GREAT TOASTMASTERS: Every Thursday (excluding holidays and Holy Days of Obligation); 7:30-9 p.m.; St. Andrew Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell. St. Leo the Great Toastmasters is a Toastmasters International club with an emphasis on helping Catholics in the archdiocese develop stronger communication and leadership skills. Contact: stleotoastmasters.org.

GA CATHOLICS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY: For clear explanations of Catholic teaching on the death penalty and regular updates on opportunities to help end capital punishment in Georgia, the Archdiocese of Atlanta invites you to be a part of GACADP and subscribe to the email list online at http://gacadp.org. Representatives will also schedule a short presentation/discussion on the issue for any parish group. Contact: Deacon Dick Tolcher at 678-758-5678.

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Retreats

RETREATS AT THE MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. Upcoming retreats include “Meeting Jesus During Holy Week” April 12-14 (Weekend) and “Image, Faith and Photography Retreat” May 10-12 (Weekend). For information on these and other upcoming retreats visit www.trappist.net. Contact: The retreat house at 770-760-0959 or retreat@trappist.net for a reservation.

HOLY WEEK RETREAT: April 14-21; Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive, NW, Atlanta. Begin with quiet the evening of Palm Sunday and savor solitude and silence. Meet with a spiritual director daily, rest and pray and reflect with Jesus. Enter into the celebration of the Triduum liturgies in St. Ignatius Chapel. Rejoice on Easter Sunday. Directed by the pastoral team of Ignatius House. Contact: IgnatiusHouse.org or 404-255-0503.

TRIDUUM RETREAT: April 18-21; Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive, NW, Atlanta. Walk with Jesus and remember the wonders of your own baptism, and your commitment to continue Christ’s saving work. The celebration of the Triduum is an integral part of the retreat. Directed by the pastoral team of Ignatius House. Contact: IgnatiusHouse.org or 404-255-0503.

SACRED TRIDUUM AT THE MONASTERY: April 18-21; The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. On Holy Thursday, join the celebration of the gifts of the Eucharist and loving service to one another in the washing of the feet. On Good Friday, we walk with Jesus in his Passion and death. On Holy Saturday, we spend time with Jesus in the silence of the tomb in preparation for the joy of the resurrection on Easter. Contact: www.trappist.net.

DIVINE MERCY RETREAT: April 26-28; The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers. God has revealed to us his boundless, merciful love in his Son, Jesus. His heart was broken with love as he wept over a Jerusalem that would later refuse his love, nailing him to a cross. That cross brings us hope today. This retreat will focus on how we can receive the healing love, poured out from the radiant heart of our Lord, once we learn to put our trust in him. Contact: the retreat house at 770-760-0959 or retreat@trappist.net for a reservation.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS HEALING SERVICE VOLUNTEER RETREAT: Sat., April 27; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Holy Cross Church, 3773 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta. Volunteers serving at the healing service of the Eucharistic Congress on Friday, June 21, are requested to attend this retreat for spiritual guidance, detailed instructions and guidelines to pray with people during the service. Lunch included. Volunteers should be past prayer team volunteers. Volunteers should RSVP at mseaton355@gmail.com or call Marlene Lee-Seaton at 678-464-9008. Contact: atlccr@aol.com.

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