News & Events

Thanksgiving Mass - Thursday, November 28 at 10 AM. 

Food donations needed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets - Accepting donations from now until December 15. 

St. Martin de Porres Christmas Giving Tree is UP! Help us give families in need a Merry Christmas through your generous donations or gifts.  Please take a star TODAY from the giving tree that is in the Narthex and bring your  gift back to church by Sunday, December 8. Gift cards and money donations are welcome. Thank you for participating!  

Volunteer at the Cold Weather Shelters -  From November to March. Next visit is scheduled for Monday, December 2. If you would like to provide food or volunteer to serve, please go to perfectpotluck.com. The Coordinator name is Lashley and the password is StMartin. You will be able to sign up for any or all months.  The recipes and instructions can also be found there.  As an alternative, you may email Sandy at [email protected] to volunteer or for any questions. 

Advent Penance Service - Wednesday, December 4 at 7 PM. Priests from neighboring parishes will be at St. Andrew hearing confessions. 

Advent Party  - Saturday, December 7 at 6 PM in the Family Center. Purchase your tickets here
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Please join us for Mass on Monday, December  9 at  9 AM, 6 PM and 7:30 PM (Spanish). We will not have Mass at 12 Noon. This is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday,  December 14 from 9-11 AM
Join us for a delicious breakfast on Saturday,  December 14 from 9-11 AM in the Family Center.  Cost: $5 per adult, $3 per child. Santa will be here for pictures at 10 AM! 


SURVEY-- Please Participate
Lift Every Voice- The Catholic Lay Interparish Partnership (CLIP) invites each of you to lift your voice to tell the next Archbishop of Atlanta what you care about as the Church moves forward.  United in our love of God, our faith, and each other, we urge you to take this 7- 15 minute survey: http://bit.ly/AquinasClipSurvey.  CLIP is an interparish group of concerned Catholics who care about their faith and the future of the Church.  Formed in response to the abuse and leadership crisis of 2018, the group seeks increased accountability, transparency, and co-responsibility (i.e., cooperation between clergy and laity) in the administration of church affairs.

To learn more about CLIP and its mission, please see the article in The Georgia Bulletin:  https://georgiabulletin.org/news/2019/10/clip-advocating-for-better-collaboration-between-church-leaders-laity/


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!