On Friday, August 14th, there will be NO 8am Mass. Instead, we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with a 6:00pm Vigil Mass on Friday evening. Because the Feast of the Assumption falls on a Saturday this year, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation.
Lay Liturgical Ministry is an excellent way to exercise our baptismal call of service to others. Please pray about the possibility of becoming a regular Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector, or Usher at one of our weekend Masses. Please call or email the parish office if you would like more information or if you’d like to volunteer.
We will dedicate our new Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto right after the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, August 15th. We’ll also be burning the mortgage note on our Parish Center. To celebrate our new Grotto and our note burning, we’ll have a special dinner afterwards in the Parish Hall. All parishioners are invited to this joyous celebration! Parishioners are asked to bring a dessert.
If you’d like to learn more about the Catholic Church and the process for becoming Catholic, please join us at 7:00pm Monday, August 3rd, in Room 105 of the Parish Center. If you’re already a baptized Catholic, but have not received Confirmation, you can attend this session to find out more about receiving this Sacrament. This will be a very informal session and no commitment is expected. If you’d like more information, please call our RCIA Coordinator, Miriam Berry, at 706-864-4779 or email her at email@example.com.
The recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage is a source of deep concern for us as Catholics. Archbishop Gregory and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have both released statements expressing their disappointment at the ruling and calling for civility in our discussion. Archbishop Gregory’s statement can be found on our Archdiocesan website at www.archatl.com and the USCCB statement can be found at www.usccb.org. Continue reading
Archbishop Gregory has promulgated our Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan which calls for the active participation of all of our parishes and institutions in pursuing four themes as faith goals for our archdiocese over the next five or six years: Knowing Our Faith, Living Our Faith, Sharing/Keeping Our Faith, and the Evolution of Our Parishes. The archbishop has encouraged us to read and study the pastoral plan which is available on the archdiocesan website: www.archatl.com.
St. John Bosco reminds us, “My dear ones, the Visit to the Blessed Sacrament is an extremely necessary way to conquer the devil. Therefore, go often to visit Jesus and the devil will not come out victorious against you.” Here at St. Luke, we offer 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in our beautiful St. John Paul II Chapel. Please call the parish office at 706-864-4779 to sign up to spend an hour with Jesus and conquer the devil.