Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Covington Parish To Host Healing Mission

Published May 8, 2008

Sister Barbara Young, a member of the Cenacle Sisters, will present “Open your Heart to Receive Healing,” addressing Jesus’ teaching, forgiveness, fear, prayer and inspiration to receive healing without fear. Sister Barbara is an experienced retreat director and facilitator of faith formation programs.

Father Roberto Orellana, pastor of St. Augustine, will lead a Eucharistic healing service at 3 p.m.

The daylong retreat is open to all and is free of charge. A love offering will be accepted. Lunch will be provided. St. Augustine is located at 11524 Highway 278 East, Covington.

OSL is an interdenominational Christian fellowship founded in 1932 for the purpose of promoting the practice of the healing ministry as taught and practiced by Jesus Christ. Members pray as He taught in the Gospels and in His name with and for all who suffer in mind, body and spirit, believing that the practice of medicine and healing prayer is both integral and complementary in the healing process.

The Georgia Chapter of OSL currently includes two active Catholic chapters at St. Pius X Church in Conyers and St. Augustine Church in Covington. Three Catholic chaplains have been inducted: Father John Kieran, pastor of St. Pius X, Father John Howren and Father Luke Ballman. Father Orellana has accepted chaplaincy for the St. Augustine chapter, and will be inducted soon.

The St. Augustine chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. They also offer healing prayer with prayer teams monthly on the first Saturday of the month following the Hispanic 7 p.m. Mass and on the first Sunday of the month after the 11 a.m. Mass. The St. Pius X chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. For information on St. Pius OSL, e-mail Mary Mead at

For more information regarding OSL, visit To register for the healing mission, call Annie Karnes at (770) 787-2554 or Georgia Hill at (404) 281-4981 or