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Find out what's happening around our parish during this Lenten season. Don't forgot to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for upcoming events and reminders! Follow us HERE.

Click HERE to download a printable PDF of our Lenten activities and Holy Week/Easter schedule.

Stations of the Cross

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Stations of the Cross

 

March 3
Noon - Church

March 10
Noon Church
6:00 p.m. - ChrisTeen Outdoor Stations
7:30 p.m - Via Crucis en Español - Iglesia

March 17
Noon - Church(Marian Stations of the Cross presented by Women in Faith)

March 24
7:30 p.m. - Church (Praying the Stations with Pope Francis presented by Catholic Social Teachings)

March 27-29
PEEP Stations of the Cross during class times (All are welcome to join us.)

March 31
Noon - Church 7:30 p.m. - (sera dirijida por el Sr. Roberto Lopez (jóvenes))

April 7
7:30 p.m. - Church

Penance Service

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Penance Service

Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.

There will be many priests available to hear confessions

Parish Events During Lent

Seder Meal
Saturday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. in Bishop Hall
This is an IDEAL family faith experience! Live the beautiful and moving Seder story of ancient Israel’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Our present day celebration of the Eucharist is rooted in this Jewish Passover family meal. A better understanding of the Jewish Seder will provide a better understanding of our Sunday Mass. This is a joyful celebration complete with story telling, music, scripture, thanksgiving and good food. Advance ticket purchase is required by February 28. Tickets are available after all weekend Masses as well as in the parish office. Tickets are $10 for those over age 12; $5 for ages 6-12 and $2 for ages less than 6 years.

 

In the Quiet of the Heart, God Speaks with Maria Cressler, Executive Director of Ignatius House
Thursday, 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. Sign up online on the Adult Education page.*

Refugee Welcoming Weekend
March 4 and 5
The Holy Family was once a refugee family that resettled in a new country due to persecution in their original birthplace. Today we, as Catholics, have an opportunity to practice our faith, “Welcome the Stranger”, and assist other families who are fleeing their homeland due to war or persecution. We are blessed to partner with the Archdiocese to serve the refugees in our midst. Each parish family is invited to bring a household item to Mass March 4 or 5 for the refugee families being served through Catholic Charities of Atlanta's Refugee Resettlement Services. Please Click Here to see a list of requested items and join us as we put our faith into action.

 

Baby Bottle Boomerang
By filling a bottle you are helping us meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of men and women who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. Please pick up a bottle. Fill it with checks, bills, or change and return it to church on March 25. You can also give online by Clicking Here: For information on volunteering, call 770-924-7990.
Friday Lenten Dinners
Every Friday March 10—April 7
Join us for a fish fry from 5:45-7:00 p.m. in Bishop Hall. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the parish. Tickets are available at the door. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children. Click here for more information and weekly speicals. 

Easter Egg Hunt & Bike/Big Wheel Blessing
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.—Noon with a Blessing at 11:00 a.m.
Transfiguration Parking Lot at Family Life Center
The warmer weather is coming! What better way to start the season than by getting a special blessing for YOU and your bike or Big Wheel? We’ll have an Easter Egg Hunt, music, treats, and separate riding areas for kids ages 2 to 5 and ages 6 to 8. Children age 8 and under are welcome to participate in our Easter Egg Hunt.

 

ChrisTeen Food Fast
Friday, March 10, Begins with Outdoor Stations at 6:00 p.m.
This event allows teens to spend 24 hours in solidarity with the poor while fasting and doing service projects. We will end with a dinner after the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday.

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. Sign up online on the Adult Education page.*

 

Easter Basket Service Project
for the Elderly and the Sick & Covenant House Street OutReach
Easter eggs labeled with needed items (candy, stationery, toiletries, etc.) will be distributed March 11/12 after all Masses. Please return the items to the Easter Basket in the church foyer by March 25/26. Baskets will be assembled Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Bishop Hall.

 

Elijah Cup
Almsgiving, prayer and fasting have long been hallmarks of Lent. This year, why not take the Elijah Cup home one week to pray for an increase of needed vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life as a meaningful addition to your Lenten journey? It's a great family faith activity for people of all ages, including the very young!
Sign up online here.*
ChrisTeen Lent Bible Study
Every Wednesday
March 15—April 12 (except April 5),
8:00—9:00 p.m., FLC Youth Room

Help Decorate the Church for Easter
Holy Saturday, April 15
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Prepare all decorations and decorate areas outside the sanctuary. 
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Decorate the sanctuary.
These are family opportunities and we need lots of help.

 

Hands on Transfiguration
March 18 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Twice a year, we help members of our parish family by assisting them with tasks like light yardwork, landscaping, and general clean-up. Registration forms for this event are available in the PREP office or online* under ChrisTeen Forms.

Blessing of Easter Foods
Holy Saturday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. in Bishop Hall
Traditionally, parishioners have brought baskets with some of the following foods to be blessed: meat, bread, water, salt, butter, eggs, and horseradish. Different ethnic groups have some variations - include whatever you like in your basket. Easter morning begins by breaking bread, sharing the blessed water, and other blessed foods to celebrate Jesus’ triumphant resurrection.

 

Lent Spiritual Workout

Lent Spiritual Workout

Click Here to go to the Spiritual Lent Workout page.



Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Passion (Palm) Sunday

Vigil Mass, April 8, 5:00 p.m. (No confessions this day.)
Sunday, April 9, 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.*, 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. (en Español), 6:00 p.m.*

Perpetual Adoration ends at 6:00 p.m. Holy Thursday and resumes at 7:15 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 16.



Holy Thursday, April 13

8:00 p.m.* - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
You are encouraged to visit the chapel following the Evening Mass. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the chapel following the Evening Mass until midnight.


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Good Friday, April 14

Noon - Stations of the Cross
8:00 p.m.* - Solemn Observance of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday, April 15

9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
The entire parish is invited to Morning Prayer followed by OCI final preparation rites.

1:00 p.m. - Blessing of Easter Foods in Bishop Hall.
Traditionally, parishioners have brought baskets with some of the following foods to be blessed: meat, bread, water, salt, butter, eggs, and horseradish. Different ethnic groups have some variations - include whatever you like in your basket. Easter morning begins by breaking bread, sharing the blessed water, and other blessed foods to celebrate Jesus' triumphant resurrection.

8:30 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil Mass (there is no 5:00 pm Saturday Mass)
Reception of Candidates and Catechumens into the Church. Our celebration continues in Bishop Hall following Mass.

Easter Sunday, April 16

(Note Mass time changes)
7:00 a.m.**, 9:00 a.m.*, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (en Español), & 6:00 p.m.*

Blessing of Religious Articles at all Easter Masses.

*Interpreted for the Deaf and hard of hearing **Incense-free

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