Fr. Neil’s Going Away Reception!

farewell_bannerJoin us after Mass this Saturday, June 25th, at 6:30pm at the University of North Georgia banquet hall as we bid a fond farewell to Fr. Neil. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. This will be his last weekend at St. Luke’s.

A Note About Our Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign Logo textPlease note that this will be the last weekend, (June 25th – 26th), that we will have a second collection for our Capital Campaign. Any cash that is given for the second collections going forward will be directed towards the special collection for the weekend (if there is one). You may remember that we began the campaign in March of 2013 as a debt retirement campaign to help pay off the debt from the building of our Parish Center. We ended up paying off the debt ahead of schedule, and then we decided to continue with the capital campaign to help build up our capital reserves for future capital repairs and other needs. The campaign officially ends this weekend. Thanks to all of you again for your generosity and support of St. Luke’s!

Annual BLT Supper

blt_supper2016The Annual BLT Supper will be on Thursday, July 21st, from 5:00pm-8:00pm in the Parish Hall. The BLT Supper is hosted by the Community Helping Place. Tickets are $10.00 each, $25.00 per family of 3 or more. Tickets will be on sale after each Mass, in the parish office, and at the door. St. Luke’s participates with Dahlonega Baptist Church and Dahlonega United Methodist in hosting this annual event to raise money for the CHP Medical and Dental Clinic.

Quo Vadis Discernment Retreat for High School Men

Quo VadisThe Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Vocations is sponsoring a discernment retreat for High School Men July 27th – 29th, 2016, at Camp Gideon in Acworth, GA. The retreat is open to rising 10th graders through graduating seniors. For more information, visit our website www.calledbychrist.com/quovadis or contact the Office of Vocations at 404-920-7460 or vocationsatl@archatl.com.

Adoration Guardians Needed

eucharistic_adorationWe have a few new openings for guardians on our Adoration Chapel Schedule: Friday evenings at 8:00pm, and Saturday mornings at 5:00am. Please contact the parish office if you are interested in these hours, or any other hour for weekly adoration. St. Luke has 40 scheduled hours of Eucharistic Adoration in our Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

2016 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

AA16_logo_550In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese, the Annual Appeal also funds services that are of great help to our parish. Your financial support for the appeal is one way to give God glory and express our gratitude. Thank you to all who have participated in this appeal in years past. You can also make a pledge or donation online at appeal.archatl.com.

A Pastoral Response to Pornography

The Bishops of the United States have released a very helpful document on the problem of pornography called Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography.  It is an excellent document on the dangers of pornography and includes practical tools to help those who are struggling with this.  The following websites also includes many helpful resources for those struggling with pornography: www.foryourmarriage.org/help-for-men-and-women-struggling-with-pornography-use-or-addiction and theporneffect.com