Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Healthcare Providers Invited To ‘White Mass,’ Dinner

Published January 22, 2009

5 p.m. vigil Mass, with a special consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the end of Mass for all those involved in caring for the sick.

Mass will be followed by the guild’s annual banquet and dinner speaker in the parish hall. Petite Auberge, a French restaurant in Toco Hills, will cater the event. Father Pham, the chaplain for the guild, will speak on “Suffering: Bringing Faith, Hope and Love to the Art of Healing.” Often patients cannot see the hidden redemptive value to their suffering or understand an unexpected turn of events in their lives. Physicians and other healthcare providers can give them reassurance and support through their trials, as well as the best health care. Father Pham is a frequent speaker on spiritual exercises for adults and young people.

The Catholic Medical Association is the oldest national organization of physicians, dating back to 1932. It is devoted to bringing the teachings of the Catholic faith to the science and practice of medicine. Local members devote many hours of their time and talent going on medical missions to many sites outside the United States, speaking at marriage preparation programs, teaching natural family planning, speaking on and working for various life issues and working with other national Christian medical and bioethical organizations.

Advance registration is required for the dinner. There is no registration the day of the event. The dinner is $50 per person and $90 per couple. Checks may be made out to CMA-Atlanta, 2167 Northlake Parkway, Suite 105, Tucker, GA 30084. To register by credit card, call (770) 491-0353, Monday through Friday, from

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Feb. 3.