We have several activities planned to mark Respect Life Month in our parish. The first weekend in October, we will begin a baby bottle campaign to support Dahlonega Care Center, our local crisis pregnancy center. Bottles can be filled with change, cash, or checks and returned the last weekend in October. On Sunday, October 4th, we will have our regular parish time of adoration and pray a rosary for the unborn from 10:00-10:30am. On the last Sunday in October (October 25th), we will hold a “Life Chain” on the square from 12:15-1:00pm. We will stand with signs and quietly witness to the sanctity of human life and pray for an end to abortion. The last weekend in October, we will also have signups for our “Spiritual Adoption.” Individuals will have an opportunity to spiritually adopt an unborn child that is in danger of being aborted in order to pray for the child and his or her parents. We hope that all parishioners will join us for these activities!
In response to the Bishops’ request for prayer for the defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty, we will be holding a parish-wide time of Eucharistic adoration this Sunday, October 4th, from 10:00-10:30am. We will have exposition, a rosary, and benediction. Our PSR classes will attend and all parishioners are invited to join us in this important time of prayer.
Our next Dinner & Doctrine will be Wednesday, October 7th. Fr. Gaurav Shroff will be speaking to us about Mary & the Saints. The Youth Groups will provide a barbeque chicken dinner as a fundraiser. Parishioners are asked to bring a dessert. Babysitting will be provided for our younger children. For our full list of topics and speakers, click here.
You’re cordially invited to take part in our continuing study of the beautiful, powerful, profound account of Our Lord’s life written by St. John, the “beloved disciple.” Join us in study, fellowship, and prayer led by Dr. Paul Thigpen. We’ll meet from 9:15am to 10:30am in Room 103 of the Parish Hall basement. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be served.
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for a time of food, fellowship, and service to our community. On Wednesday, October 14th, we will be making rosaries for our military service members, (many of these rosaries will be shipped to units deployed overseas). 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!
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.
Our next Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults class will be on Monday, October 12th, at 7:00pm in Rm. 103 of the Parish Center. Even if you missed the Inquiry Sessions, you may still join us and learn more about how to become Catholic or how to receive Confirmation as an adult. If you’d like more information, please call our RCIA Coordinator, Miriam Berry, at 706-864-4779 or email her at email@example.com.