Interdenominational Prayer Service - Monday, January 20 at 11 AM
Please plan to join us for an Interdenominational Prayer Service in recognition of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and his profound legacy of love and outreach with the congregations of Cross of Life Lutheran Church and St. Andrew Catholic Church on Monday, January 20 at 11:00 AM with a light lunch to follow.
2020 Host: St. Andrew Catholic Church
675 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075
As an act of service, we are asking participants to bring a donation of any of the following:
- Canned goods or dry good household items to be distributed through the local food pantries of North Fulton Community Charities and St. Vincent de Paul.
- A new or gently used rolling suitcase to equip Atlanta’s homeless women and children with the means to store and transport their belongings to be distributed through the Rolling Suitcase Project in conjunction with Atlanta Mission
- Toiletries for North Fulton Community Charities
Mass for the Unborn-- Tuesday, January 21 at 7 PM.
Join us for a bilingual Vigil Mass for the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn, Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. Organized by Edge, Life Teen and the Pregnancy Aid Clinic. The Mass is open to all and we hope you will join us! A bilingual Rosary will take place before the Mass at 6:15 pm in the Church.
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!