News from Around the Archdiocese

Forgiveness Toolbox: Finding Freedom of Heart - Monastery Retreat November 22-24

Forgiveness is not forgetting but receiving the gift of inner freedom that enables us to let go of the past and not allow it to define us, our relationships, and even our futures. This retreat offers tools for experiencing the kind of forgiveness that enables us to forgive others and even one's self – often the most challenging and necessary form of forgiveness. Contact Patti 770-760-0959 or [email protected] for a reservation and suggested donation. The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Hwy 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094.

 


St. John Bosco Academy Open House October 17.

St. John Bosco Academy is hosting its first Open House of the school year! If you are considering making an education change that will enrich the life of your family please join us on Thursday, October 17, at 9:30 a.m. SJBA is a hybrid school located just down the street from St. Brendan’s dedicated to building and supporting the domestic church, serving K-12th grade families. For more information and to RSVP, please send your name, phone number, and grade(s) of interest to: [email protected] or call 770-674-8332.

 



St. Benedict's Holiday Bazaar November 9

Save the date to shop 'til you drop! St. Benedict's Holiday Bazaar. Sneak Peek Preview Sale Wine and Cheese Party on Friday, November 8. from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm or Shop all day Saturday November 9 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Featuring over 40 vendor with unique and beautiful gift ideas! St. Benedict Catholic Church at 11045 Parsons Road in Johns Creek, for more info email us to [email protected]

 


  

 Pinecrest 1st-5th Grade Coffee & Tour

Tuesday, October 22, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. The Pinecrest Academy Admissions Team invites prospective families to a 1st-5th Grade Coffee and Tour in their new Lower School building. This informal gathering allows future Paladins to meet Lower School leadership, teachers, and students. Pinecrest is a private PreK-12 college-preparatory Catholic School serving families of all faiths. So they can plan for guests, RSVP to admissions@pinecrestacademy.org.  

 

Pinecrest Academy Kindergarten-5th Grade Open House

Saturday, November 9 – 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. The Pinecrest Academy Admissions team invites prospective families to a Kindergarten-5th Grade Coffee and Tour in our new Lower School building. This informal gathering allows future Paladins to meet our Lower School leadership, teachers, and students, and learn all that our Lower School has to offer. We are a private PreK-12 college-preparatory Catholic School serving families of all faiths. So that we can plan for our guests, please RSVP to [email protected].

 

Pinecrest Academy Peek into PreK & Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, November 12 – 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Our Admissions team invites prospective families to a Peek into PreK & Kindergarten Coffee and Tour in our new Lower School building. This informal gathering allows future Paladins to meet Lower School leadership, PreK and kindergarten teachers, and learn all that our Lower School has to offer. We are a private PreK-12 college-preparatory Catholic School serving families of all faiths. So that we can plan for our guests, please RSVP to [email protected]

 

Pinecrest Academy Middle School Open House

Thursday, November 21 – 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Our Admissions team invites prospective families to a Middle School Coffee and Tour. This informal gathering allows future Paladins to meet our Middle School leadership, teachers, and students, and learn all that our Middle School has to offer. We are a private PreK-12 college-preparatory Catholic School serving families of all faiths. So that we can plan for our guests, please RSVP to [email protected]

 


Chastity Education Speaker at St. Monica's

On Wednesday, November 6, St. Monica's will host chastity education speaker Jason Evert!! Jason is an internationally recognized Catholic speaker who has spoken regularly at World Youth Day, various Steubenville summer conferences around the country, and many large events like Eucharistic Congress. This is a PARENT & TEEN talk called Purified - the talk is appropriate for ages 13 and up but that is ultimately your decision as the parent. To learn more about Jason and his work, visit www.chastity.com. Tickets are $20 each - parent and teen(s) need a ticket to attend.  Each family will receive a goody bag of materials chosen by Jason at the end of the evening. PARENTS: when you purchase your tickets online, please be sure to note your school/parish as this will reserve your seat with your school/parish (as long as reserved seating lasts). Jason's talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and will wrap up with Adoration and confessions by 9:00 p.m. If you have any questions or need more info, email Kathleen McCusker at  [email protected]. To purchase tickets visit https://chastity.formstack.com/forms/duluth. If the cost of the tickets is prohibitive, please contact Kathleen McCusker ([email protected]) about complimentary tickets; there are a certain number of tickets for families dealing with financial hardship.  Please do not let ticket cost prevent you from attending:)

 


The Way for Men

The Way for Men is a 3-day retreat for adult male survivors of abuse offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta's Victim Assistance Program November 22-24 at the Carmel Retreat Center in Hoschton, GA. The registration deadline is November 12. Please contact Sue Stubbs at 404-920-7550 or [email protected] for more information.

   


 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Seniors

Catholic Charities Atlanta needs Thanksgiving food baskets for 45 seniors living at St. Joseph Place, a low-income senior living community. Suggested items include: peanut butter, oatmeal, canned vegetables or beans, low sodium soups, stew or chili, canned tuna, rice, nuts, pasta,  and tomato sauce. Please deliver the bags to Marlene Hendricks in the Faith Formation Center by Thursday, November 14. Have questions? Email CCrane@catholiccharitiesatlanta.org.

 


 

 


Holy Redeemer Catholic School Open House

Holy Redeemer is a Blue Ribbon School excelling in academics and supported by a strong, active community dedicated to faith and service.  Offering classes from Kindergarten through 8th grade, Certified Teachers, STREAM curriculum/lab and an active Home and School Association. Open House – November 3, 2:00 - 4:00p.m. Kindergarten Coffee and Tours – December 3, 9:30 a.m. For information: Jan Schefstad 770-410-4056 ext. 203 [email protected]

 


Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Open House

You are Invited! Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Open House. Sunday, October, 27 from 1-3 pm. Blessed Trinity invites prospective students and their families to tour our facilities, meet our students and speak with our teachers and coaches. For more information, visit our website at www.btcatholic.org/enrollment.

 

Blessed Trinity Jr. Titans Lacrosse Tryouts

6th, 7th, & 8th grades. Only 1 senior select team this year; they will be playing in a league comprised of mostly 7th and 8th graders. November 2 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  & November 9 10:00 a.m. - Noon, BT lacrosse fields. https://www.btcatholic.org/athletics/junior-titan-programs/jr-titans-registrationVisit btcatholic.org or email [email protected] for more details.