Our St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel will be closed Friday, September 4th, and Monday, September 7th. The Chapel will reopen on Wednesday, September 9th. Our parish office will also be closed on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day.
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for a time of food, fellowship, and service to our community. With the September 11th anniversary approaching, we decided that for our first event on Wednesday, September 9th, we will be baking and decorating cookies as a special “Thank You” for our Lumpkin County first responders. Dinner will be provided by the church and will be served in the Parish Hall beginning at 6:30pm, and the project will begin at 7:15pm. All parishioners, including children, are invited to attend!
Our next Dinner & Doctrine will be Wednesday, September 16th. Fr. Neil will be speaking to us about The Incarnation & Redemption. The Women’s Guild will provide chicken casserole and parishioners are asked to bring a side, salad, or dessert. Babysitting will be provided for our younger children. For our full list of topics and speakers, click here.
We will continue to offer grotto pavers for the next couple of weeks. If you would like to purchase engraved pavers for the grotto, you can download a form here. The pavers are $100 each. Please complete the form and either mail it in with your payment, or you can drop it by our parish office during office hours. Payment can be made by cash or check, or you can use a credit card through our online giving site here (make sure to select the Parish Memorials fund).
The Georgia Bulletin, our archdiocesan newspaper, has a wonderful article about our recent celebration dedicating our new grotto and retiring our debt. It can be found at
http://www.georgiabulletin.org/news/2015/08/dahlonega-parish-dedicates-marian-grotto-celebrates-financial-milestone/. You can also view a short video of our grotto dedication at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKxs8foxujs.
We are so excited to begin our new school year on Sunday, September 13! If you still have not registered your child, we do have some slots left! First come – first serve registrations will be received, beginning at 8:45 AM on September 13th, on the 2nd floor of the Parish Center. The registration fee is $45/child, with a family maximum of $140. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Online Giving. (If using Online Giving, please bring your account log-in info with you.) Payment plans are available. Remember, if your child was not baptized here at St. Luke’s, and he/she is to receive a sacrament this year, please bring a copy of his/her baptismal certificate with you to registration. Questions? Please contact Kelley Peffer in the church office or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.