Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Weekend Conference To Focus On Fostering Parish Ministry

Published September 2, 2010

“Transforming Hearts, Living the Gospel,” a regional workshop on parish social ministry, will offer inspiration about the connection between faith and actions of charity and justice.

The gathering is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Holy Spirit Church, 4465 Northside Drive, Atlanta.

This regional event offers parish and diocesan leaders a chance to learn more about the Catholic social mission and discover effective strategies to respond to need and injustice in the parish. The focus will be on learning how to organize ministries in the parish and work effectively to advocate for those who are low-income and marginalized. In addition, the workshop will offer an opportunity to connect with people and resources in the archdiocese and the region.

Presenters are Father Raymond B. Kemp, a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University; Lucreda Cobbs, senior director, Advocacy and Civic Engagement at Catholic Charities USA; Donna Toliver Grimes, Poverty Education Outreach, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Rachel Lustig, director of parish social ministry for Catholic Charities USA.

The registration fee, which includes the reception on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, is $50. The price increases to $65 after Sept. 24.

The planning committee is seeking volunteers to help with the gathering. If interested, contact Augusto Michael Trujillo at (404) 885-7472 or

To register, visit for a link to the Catholic Charities USA site.