News from Around the Archdiocese

Quest's Fall Spirit Drive

Atlanta Catholic Radio, AM 1160, the Quest's Fall Spirit Drive scheduled for September 24-27 will feature priests, lay leaders and well known national personalities including Scott Hahn, David Anders and many other interesting guests including a member of our parish. Please listen and call to support St. Brendan's own Kathleen Conklin on Tuesday, September 24 at Noon, Fr. William Brock and Fr. Patrick O'Loughlin on Thursday, September 26 at 1:00:00 p.m., and Dr. Ed Spurka and students on Friday, September 27, at 11:00:00 a.m. For a complete schedule of speakers, please visit Listen on your radio at AM 1160 during daylight hours, online 24/7 at or on The Quest Atlanta App.


Pinecrest High School Coffee & Tour

Thursday, October 10, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. The Pinecrest Academy Admissions Team invites prospective families to a High School Coffee and Tour. This informal gathering allows future Paladins to meet High 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


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  


“Help Is On The Way!”

Explore Paul's letters to the Thessalonians and the important message they have for us today. Bible study begins September 26 at Holy Spirit Church, 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, in St. Mary’s Chapel on Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. No cost for participation, but free will offerings are accepted. Nursery available upon request for children 6 months to 3 years old. To register visit or call 404-281-5741.


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 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 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:)


Second Half of Life Can Be the Better Half Monastery Retreat

Midlife begs the question, "Is there more to life than this?" This retreat, September 27-29, will help you recognize and respond to that deep but subtle longing, and surrender to God's loving call - a call into ordinary life enriched with love, meaning and purpose. It is never too late to discover the "more" in life! Contact the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA) for a reservation and suggested donation: 770-760-0959 or [email protected]


Attention St. Pius X Parents of Alumni

The 1958 Club brings together parents of alumni for fellowship and support of St. Pius X. Please join us on Friday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. for the 1958 Club potluck tailgate before the Golden Lions take on Oconee County at 7:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share and join us near the old softball field. Drinks provided. Game tickets can be purchased at the gate. Questions? Contact Parent of Alumni Bob Remmes at [email protected].


Dr. Richard Gaillardetz Presents

“Inverting the Pyramid: Re-Imaging the Role of the Laity in Today’s Church”

Dr. Richard Gaillardetz will introduce key features of Pope Francis’s bracing, reformist vision for our church. He will then call us to consider how Pope Francis’s vision of a church that is both an “inverted pyramid” and a “field hospital” provides a wonderful opportunity for one to re-imagine a much more robust role for the laity in the church today. Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cannon Chapel at Emory University. To register, visit


Marriage Encounter Weekends

“Knock and the door will be opened to you.”

 Discover the amazing plan God has for you and your marriage by attending one of the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends on September 27-29. You can get more information or apply online at or by calling 678-242-WWME.


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.