Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


At St. Ann’s, Bread Raises Money For Refugees

Published August 20, 2009

The resettlement program helps refugees who have been referred directly from the national agency, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who are victims of political, religious, or social persecution.

Limited amounts of the bread will be for sale after the 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, Aug. 30, at St. Ann Church. A donation of at least $5 is requested. Samples will be available for attendees of the Masses, and more bread can be ordered through if supplies run out.

Refugee families are expected from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Vietnam and several other countries. Catholic Charities Atlanta’s refugee resettlement program provides initial housing for refugee families. It tends to their health and educational needs and investigates available employment opportunities.

The program provides several services including airport pick-up upon arrival, provision of housing and furnishings, provision of food including a ready-to-eat meal upon arrival, access to health care, access to English language classes, enrollment of children into school, job readiness education and job training, employment assistance, among many others.

St. Ann Church is located at 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. To order Branka’s Bread, e-mail To donate money, furniture or household wares for Catholic Charities refugee resettlement program, consult the donation list at, and then call (404) 885-7271 to request pick-up or schedule drop-off.