Hwy. 60 closed into Dahlonega – take alternative route

GA400tpLongBranchExtenstionto52DawsonvilletoDahlonegaHow to get to St. Luke’s due to the tanker accident on Hwy. 60

From GA 400 take Hwy. 136 to Hwy. 9 into Dahlonega.

From the end of GA 400 go straight through the light on Longbranch extention (115). At the 4 way stop
take a left on Hwy. 52 and take that into Dahlonega by Wal-Mart.

Or put the churches’ address in your gps to find the best route.

St. Luke The Evangelist Catholic Church
91 N. Park Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533

*******Caution avoid area********
South Chestatee St at Mountain Dr has had a traffic accident involving a tanker truck filled with Oxygen. The tanker has overturned and is leaking Oxygen. The remaining Oxygen in the tank is in the process of being removed; however, this is a dangerous process and for safety a 1/3mile evacuation is being suggested for the public’s safety. Chestatee Regional Hospital is under a mandatory evacuation and it is our request that others in the area evacuate for their safety. This process could take up to 36 hours and the roadways around the area will be shut down during the process. Please keep all the workers and emergency responders in your thoughts and prayers while this process goes on.
Thanks! Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard,

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office


Lost & Found Items

Do any of these items look familiar to you? They’ve been waiting for you in the Lost & Found for some time now. Please come and pick them up before Easter Sunday. At that point, we are going to purge what’s been stored in there since the fall for Spring cleaning!

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Prayer for our newly Confirmed

Photo Credit: Horn Photography and Design

Photo Credit: Horn Photography and Design

Please keep those who were Confirmed on Sunday.

Lord, You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work that You have begun in them. As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of Your love. Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others, and to be patient with what we do not understand. Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example. We pray that You will continue to guide us and sustain us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Thank you to Horn Photography & Design.

Lent, Fasting & Abstinence


Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (no exception for St. Valentine’s day) and March 30, 2018, Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting and practice self-discipline in other ways throughout the season.

Ask the Archbishop – updated 1/29

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 11.56.12 AM Our wonderful Parish School of Religion program was visited by the videographer for the Archdiocese, Allen Kinzly to interview our children to “Ask the Archbishop” a question. Enjoy!

You may see some of our kids on these videos.


http://ow.ly/c4ji30i19cc – Episode 12
https://youtu.be/3p1hWYfMIcg - Episode 11
https://vimeo.com/236993761 – Episode 10
https://vimeo.com/241063122 - Episode 9

To view other episodes go to: https://vimeo.com/channels/1262285

Ellijah Cup Sign ups going on now!


It is that time to sign up for the Ellijah Cup for 2nd QTR 2018.  Those who sign up pray for vocations.  Fr. John will call you up after Holy Communion to receive the Ellijah Cup
Please click the link to select your day.We have over 60 men studying for the priesthood in our Archdiocese and 3 are from our awesome parish!  Thanks be to God!