Parish Happenings

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Adoration in the Chapel

Adoration in the chapel will be held beginning at 8:00 AM Thursday morning running continuously until 9:00 AM Saturday morning each week.


Virtus Training this Saturday, May 21

We have a large number of openings for a Virtus class offered by Deacon John this Saturday from 9:00 to noon in the Parish Life Center (PLC). There is no charge and the class will help us to better understand the horrors of child sex abuse and, more importantly, how to combat it. There is value for all of us and not just those who work with children. To register go to: www.virtusonline.org



Join us as we take a video journey through St. Benedict Catholic Church, exploring our parish from the entrance to the narthex, through the sanctuary, and all the way behind the tabernacle. As you survey our church and vestibule, we hope that you come to appreciate the building in traditional Catholic terms: a place of personal and community prayer, a place of celebration and devotion, a place of learning about and reflecting on the great mysteries of our faith. Thus inspired, we hope that you will visit the church often and see it as a place which is at once uniquely your own and a place where God can be encountered. Rediscover what in means to attend Mass in our beautiful sacred space.

Watch the Tour of St. Benedict


Adoration News

We have great news! The adoration chapel opened on Thursday, April 21.

Be still and know that I am God.” We invite you to have a face-to-face conversation with Jesus in adoration. Come experience the wonderful Graces given to us by God in this simple faith filled act by becoming a Guardian. Scheduled adorers (guardians) commit to coming every week, at the same time, for one hour.

Adoration in the chapel will be held 8:00 AM Thursday morning running continuously until 9:00 AM Saturday morning each week.  God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to converse with Him, to peacefully fellowship with Him. The quiet conversations you have in the presence of the Holy Eucharist, not only deepen your relationship with God, they can benefit your whole week. What a blessing it is to spare an hour of silent fellowship with Him.

Want to be a guardian or know more about it? Inquire by emailing kdarmy96@gmail.com


St. Benedict Senior Adult Luncheon

After a two-year absence, the Women’s Guild is thrilled to announce that the Senior Adult Luncheon will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 12:00pm (noon) to 2:00 PM in the PLC. There is no charge to attend. All are welcome to join in the fellowship, faith and fun! Reservations are currently full. For information about this event please call Cathe Reams at 770-888-8707 or email cathereams@gmail.com

Interested in supporting the Senior Luncheon? We need table hosts, servers and help setting up and breaking down. If you’re interested in supporting in any way, please contact Cathe Reams at 770-888-8707 or email cathereams@gmail.com


Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape

The Knights of Columbus invite you to a free virtual webinar featuring Ed Slott, CPA. Ed specializes in the latest retirement planning strategies and opportunities for 2022.  Register today to reserve your spot.

Friday • June 3 at 7:30 PM
https://tinyurl.com/SlottJune3

Wednesday • June 15 at 7:30 PM
https://tinyurl.com/SlottJune15

Click Here for the Flyer


Grief Share

Grief Share is a 6-week support group where you can openly talk about the loss of your loved one. It is an opportunity to find support as you grieve your loss. You will learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time, while being surrounded by people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. Our next session will start Tuesday, April 19 and will continue through May 24, meeting from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM in the Fireplace Room at Taylor Lodge. Space is limited. Once we have 8 committed attendees for the entire 6 weeks (it’s important so that attendees become comfortable with each other), we will start a wait list. If you would like to participate in this session of Grief Share, email Shayne at shaynelk@bellsouth.net or call 770-772-4838 to reserve your spot.



SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held June 6-10 from 9:00 AM—12:30 PM. VBS is for ages 3 through children entering Grade 5. Registration is now full. Contact Edith Berardi at edith.berardi@siemens.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Click here to register for Vacation Bible School 

 


Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2022

I am very grateful to all of our parishioners who have already joined together in pledging their gift to the 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. The campaign goal is $8,500,000 and our parish goal is $196,500. Every penny collected above our goal will be returned to the parish!

To learn more about the impact of our support to the Appeal, visit www.archatl.com/appeal. You can donate online. A video of the appeal is also available online.

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Goes to Support a Number of Ministries
Forming Clergy 31%
Seminarian Education, Permanent Deaconate, Priest Support and Retirement Care, and Priest Continuing Education

Education, Formation and Discipleship 30%
Under-Resourced School Support, Parish Pre-School Programs, Campus Ministry, Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Marriage and Family Ministry, Pastoral Care Ministry, and Eucharistic Congress

Pastoral Outreach 27%
Respect Life Ministry, Justice and Peace Ministries, Prison and Jail Ministry, Disabilities Ministry, Inter-cultural and Ethic Diversity, Child and Youth Protection, Hospital Ministry, Metropolitan Tribunal, Parish and Mission Support, and Cemeteries

Catholic Charities 7%
Still Development Services, Education/Employment Services, and Security and Well-Being Services

Administrative 5%

Your Gift Impacts More Than 1,000,000 Catholics
93 parishes
15 missions and pastoral centers enriching more than 1,190,000 Catholics

185 diocesan priests
94 religious priests
106 women and men religious
275 permanent deacons
47 seminarians

7,715 students are being served in
15 archdiocesan elementary schools
3 archdiocesan high schools
6 independent high schools

25,600 students in parish religious education programs
9 college campus ministries for outreach and evangelization to
over 7,700,000 people in north and central Georgia

Below are the links to the 2022 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Homily in English (by Archbishop Hartmayer) and Spanish (delivered by Bishop Ned on behalf of ABH).

English: https://vimeo.com/666125302/d541a6096b

Spanish: https://vimeo.com/666128603/99602fec30


Pope Francis has called upon the entire Catholic Church to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops. In preparation for the international Synod of Bishops in 2023, Pope Francis wants your input on the topic of “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” There are many ways that you can, and should, participate! Here is the plan at St. Benedict…

Every Catholic is called to complete the ONLINE SURVEY provided by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The link for this survey is on the archdiocese Synod page listed below. Every Catholic has been called to complete the survey whether you plan to attend an in-person event or not.

Be a PRAYER PARTNER for the Synod journey. Our Catholic Church needs your prayers through the 2-year process to help guide us in listening to the Holy Spirit. Please keep the Synod in your prayers!

Be part of an in-person prayer centered LISTENING SESSION. Sessions will be offered throughout the archdiocese. If you did not make the one here at St. Benedict, you can find another location on the archdiocese Synod page. These will be prayerful events where we all pray and ponder the questions proposed as we ask the Lord to guide our discussions.

Invite other Catholics to be part of the Synod process! Share this info with your family and friends worldwide so they too can look to what their diocese is doing in support of the Synod. Every Catholic in the world is invited to participate.

For further info from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, visit… https://archatl.com/synod


 

myParish App!

Have you downloaded the new St. Benedict parish app?

We now have our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. You can also get easy access to prayers, confession reminders, and so much more! Check the bulletin for a QR code that you can scan with your smart phone camera for easy download.


Rosaries for Our Clergy

The St. Benedict Knights of Columbus ask you to join in praying rosaries for our beloved priests and deacons throughout 2021, on their Ordination Day anniversaries.  Click HERE for the schedule and sign-up for a time slot to pray for their well-being, their ministry, and their intentions!

Let’s show our clergy how many prayer warriors they have praying for them!


VIRTUS: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education for Adults

Who should attend VIRTUS? This program is mandatory for ALL adult (18 +) staff & volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable individuals, including: Vacation Bible School volunteers, mission trip participants, core teen volunteers, catechists, and other ministries. The VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training program is open to ALL parishioners.  Parents of children between birth and 17 years are encouraged to attend to gain valuable information on how to protect children. This session will help you to recognize potential victims, as well as possible abusers.

To register for a session click HERE.  If you need additional information contact: Rosemarie Turner at rturner@stbenedict.net


St. Benedict Teens

Our teens not only participate in Life Teen; they also have an active calendar of both service and social events!   Check out the Teen Events Page to find out more!


2022 Second Collection Schedule

 


Papal Publication regarding Cremation & Burial