News from Around the Archdiocese


As part of the interfaith community of Forsyth County, many churches including St. Brendan’s support the homeless through FAMILY PROMISE. This year they are moving their annual garage sale to Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. This sale raises a substantial amount of money to help finance the Family Promise program! Please prayerfully consider volunteering your time as they will need well over 100 people to help with this worthwhile event. All volunteers should be high school age or older. Donations can be brought to Lakewood 400 during these drop off times:

Saturday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Sunday, July 28,  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Friday, Aug. 2,  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Saturday, Aug. 3,  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Sunday, Aug. 4, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Monday, Aug. 5,  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. / Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. / Wednesday, Aug. 7,  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NOTE: Please donate items in good condition.NO clothing, electronics, computers, armoires, box springs, mattresses, cribs, car seats, or standalone bed frames.

Trucks are available to pick up large items. Contact Doug McDougal ( or 404-630-3846) to schedule a pick-up.

If you can help during the garage sale, visit: .

There will be a PRIVATE SALE FOR VOLUNTEERS on Wednesday, August 7, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Centering Prayer Retreat Offered at Contemplative Outreach Atlanta at Ignatius House, July 19-21

Delve into a deeply spiritual retreat at Ignatius House through Centering Prayer, mindful walking on beautiful natural trails, gentle yoga and transformational insights from Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO. Directed by Cathy Hightower, Mark Dannenfelser, and Maggie Winfrey. Centering Prayer is a method that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation by cultivating interior silence and purity of heart, distilled from the profound and ancient teachings of the Christian contemplative heritage first evident in the early Desert Fathers and Mothers.  To register, go to the Calendar at https://ignatiushouse.orgOr call 404-255-0503.



Queen of Angels Registration Ongoing

Queen of Angels Catholic School is accepting Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact Danielle Montepare at .


Couples Celebrating 50th and 60th Anniversary in 2019

The Archdiocese of Atlanta would like to honor couples married in 1969 and 1959 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Noon at St. Brigid Catholic Church. A reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please go to to RSVP for this event and for additional information.