Bishop David Talley Appointed Coadjutor Bishop* of Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana
“In appointing Bishop David P. Talley as Coadjutor Bishop for that local Church, this morning Pope Francis has given the people of the Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana a tremendous pastoral gift. Bishop Talley is a servant minister of our Church, who is graced with extraordinary wisdom, patience, kindness, and dedication. He developed those gifts as Priest and Bishop here in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, where he always cared for our people as a true minister of mercy and kindness. Thus, he now begins this new appointment with exceptional credentials. We will sorely miss him in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, even as we thank him sincerely for sharing himself with us over these years, but we will gladly accompany him with our prayers and warmest best wishes as he starts his service to Bishop Ron Herzog and to all of God’s People in the Diocese of Alexandria. May the Lord watch over him and all those entrusted to his pastoral care.”
(*A coadjutor bishop is an auxiliary bishop with right of succession. Bishop Talley will succeed Bishop Herzog as Bishop of Alexandria upon his retirement.)
Our next Dinner & Doctrine will be this evening, Wednesday, September 21st. Deacon Stephen Ponichtera will speak to us about The Life of St. Teresa of Calcutta. The Men of St. Luke will be providing rotisserie chicken for our main meal, and parishioners are asked to bring a side, salad, or dessert. Babysitting will be provided for our younger children. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall.
If you have a child enrolled in our Sunday morning classes, please be sure to mark your calendars for our mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, September 25th at 9:15am in the Parish Hall. If you have questions, please contact Kelley Peffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first RCIA Class will be at 7:00pm on Monday, September 26th, in Room 105 of the Parish Hall. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church and the process for becoming Catholic it’s not too late to join us. If you’re already a baptized Catholic, but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, you can attend this session to find out more about receiving this Sacrament. Please contact our RCIA Coordinator, Miriam Berry at 706-864-4779, email@example.com, or the parish office for more information.
The Children’s Choir roster is almost complete. There is still room for more folks to join! The age has been raised to 15 years old. For more information, please contact Eric Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in need of more Lay Liturgical Ministers for all of our weekend Masses. Please prayerfully consider serving as an usher, lector, or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. For more information, contact our Liturgical Coordinator, Miriam Berry, at email@example.com or (706) 864-4779.
The Elijah Cup represents our prayerful stewardship in focusing on an increase in religious vocations. We have seen the fruits of our prayers in the several vocations from our parish. We are currently in need of a coordinator for the 8:00am Mass. Please call the parish office if you are interested in helping.