UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark Your Calendars! Adult Ed classes during PREP will not meet: April 2-7: Cobb/Cherokee School Spring Break Week, April 9-14: Holy Week, or April 16-19: Easter Week 

 

Join us this Lent as we draw more closely into the Paschal Mystery we are approaching and preparing for at Easter...

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Lenten Evening of Reflection

In the Quiet of the Heart, God Speaks

with Maria Cressler, executive director of Ignatius House
March 23, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Each year during Lent we are called “into the desert;” to go to a place deep within ourselves where we can hear the still small voice of God. And that voice IS there; we often are just too distracted to notice. Now is the time to come away for an evening to sit, rest, pray, and listen for God’s voice. When we “tune in” to the God within us we experience an intimacy with God that leads to conversion, renewal, rebirth and true happiness.

A spiritual and retreat director, Maria has led a rich ministry career, including work in adult faith formation, youth and prison ministry, and various retreat ministries, including Emmaus, Cursillo, RCIA, and JustFaith. Click here to sign up for this reflective evening. If you will need childcare, please click here to sign your child(ren) up at least 3 days in advance.


 

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Praying the Stations with Pope Francis

presented by Catholic Social Teachings
7:30 p.m., March 24, Church Sanctuary

 

 


 

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Parenting Feature

Keeping Kids Safe on the Web

with national speaker, Ryan Foley
March 30, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Bishop Hall

Kids’ safety on the Internet is a critical issue for everyone raising children in today’s wired society. What do we need to know to keep our kids safe? How can we integrate our faith into that conversation in a healthy way? Join us for a frank, constructive presentation with practical takeaways by national speaker Ryan Foley. An Internet safety consultant and a vice president for Covenant Eyes, Foley travels to schools and parishes nationwide to teach parents how to engage their kids and keep up with them online. Download our flyer with more details on the workshop and Foley.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently printed an article written by Foley on Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World as part of the USCCB's Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography awareness and education campaign.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Archdiocese of Atlanta's Office of Child and Youth Protection. Don't miss this important evening!

To sign up, click here.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign your child(ren) up at least 3 days in advance.


 

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Sacraments

Adult Confirmation Classes

Starts April 9, 12:00-1:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Each winter, we invite all adult parishioners who have not yet made their Confirmation to join us in making this important and meaningful step in their faith. If you or another adult family member have made your First Communion and would like to complete your journey of initiation into our Catholic faith, we hope you will join us for a six-week, adults-only preparation class beginning Sunday, April 9, 12:00-1:15 p.m. The class continues April 23, 30, May 7, 21 and 28, and ends with the celebration of Confirmation Sunday, June 4.

Each sacrament has its special graces - each deepens our relationship with God.  If you have not been confirmed, don't continue to miss this wonderful moment when God stirs and invigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit received on the day of your baptism.

To sign up for the Adult Confirmation classes, click here or contact Bev or Kate. Childcare is available during these classes. If you will need childcare, please click here to learn more and email Karla Colman.


 

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Holy Week Feature

The Three Days: Understanding the Triduum

with Terrance Glamp
Monday, April 10, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Adult Ed/OCI Room

The Easter Triduum – the events unfolding from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday – is the summit of the Liturgical Year, a poignant experience of Christ's Paschal Mystery. Prepare to delve into these moments in a new light. Join us for a prayerful pilgrimage into the heart of Christ’s journey to the Cross and through to the Resurrection. Well-steeped in the faith, Terrance is an able and dynamic guide for this Biblically-based look at how our understanding of the Triduum has evolved and deepened through the years. Sign up for this enlightening evening by clicking here. If you will need childcare, please click here to sign your child(ren) up at least 3 days in advance.


 

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Catholic Social Teachings

Responding to Victims of Domestic Violence: A Call to Christian Responsibility

with Sue Stubbs
April 20, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

It is estimated there are nearly 1 million domestic violence incidents in the United States alone every year. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Many of us have or will encounter someone in our lives – in our family, parish or community – who is a victim of domestic violence or abuse. How can we respond with compassion and responsible support, and act effectively to uphold their human dignity amidst a deeply troubling situation?

Director of the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Program Sue Stubbs will lead this important discussion highlighting Church teaching, practical resources and important do’s and don’ts as we walk with our brothers and sisters caught in these frightening and difficult circumstances. This meeting is presented by Catholic Social Teachings and is part of a series of discussions on timely topics that impact our lives and our world. Click here to sign up for this key Catholic Social Teachings meeting. If you will need childcare, please click here to sign your child(ren) up at least 3 days in advance.


 

 

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For more Winter 2017 Adult Education offerings, click here to view details on our entire program of classes and events.
Hope to see you soon!