Scam emails/texts impacting our parish!
On Tuesday, August 12, some staff members and parishioners received an email appearing to come from the Archdiocese of Atlanta with an invoice of $220 attached to it. If you received this fraudulent email, please disregard and delete it immediately. We have received word from the Archdiocese of Atlanta that this is a scam.
In a similar way, earlier this summer, several ministry leaders, volunteers and staff members received emails and/or texts from email accounts that appear to be from Fr. Dan, requesting gift cards for cancer patients. This was a scam too. Our priests will never ask anyone for gift cards, cash or other items of value via text or email. Please always check with our parish office if you think you have received a fraudulent email or text. The best thing you can do is to ignore it. Stay safe!
Items Needed for our Food Pantry - Our food pantry is running low in some items. As you go grocery shopping this week, please consider purchasing extra items for our pantry. Many families in need appreciate your donations. Items currently needed are: pasta, pasta sauce, rice, beans, canned chicken, canned fruit, jelly, mac and cheese, cereal, and toilet paper. Items can be dropped off inside a bin located near the parish office front desk. Thank you for your generosity!
Immigrant Family Preparedness Guide for Georgia Families - In recent weeks, it was announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are going to begin enforcement actions on thousands of immigrant families over the next weeks. Raids are scheduled in major cities of the country including Atlanta. These broad enforcement actions instigate panic in our communities --- and will not serve as a deterrent to irregular immigration.
To assist families who might be effected, Catholic Charities in conjunction with the USCCB created a resource page that can be used to prepare and protect individuals in case they or a family member is detained by ICE. Please click on the links below to learn more.
Family Preparedness Guide (English)
Know Your Rights (English)
Family Preparedness Guide Spanish)
Know Your Rights (Spanish)
Read complete statement from Vanessa Russell, CEO Catholic Charities Atlanta
Scam emails/texts impacting our parish! Several ministry leaders, volunteers and even staff members have received emails and/or texts from email accounts that appear to be from Fr. Dan, requesting gift cards for cancer patients. The email or text looks authentic, as if it is being sent from Fr. Dan. Please know that this is a scam. Our priests will never ask anyone for gift cards, cash or other items of value via text or email. Please check with the parish office if you think you have received a fraudulent email or text. The best thing you can do is to ignore the email or text. Stay safe!