About Anne Stephens

Author and art designer for Our Lady of the Assumption Church web site. Parish Communications Director.

Indonesian Tsunami Relief

Dear Parish Family, As I am sure you have heard in the news, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, Indonesia last Friday. As I write this, the death toll from that resulting tsunami has reached over 1300 souls. This devastating news hits particularly close to home for us at OLA as [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|


A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR  The heart of any parish is worship and from that worship stems ministry. Our partaking of the weekly, and daily, Eucharist prepares us to go into the world and serve God’s children. It also calls us to live in community with others.  Here at Our Lady of the Assumption it [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|

Father Jim’s Response to Recent Abuse Findings in Our Country and the World

Dear Parishioners, I write this letter to you in light of the sex abuse in the Church that has been recently exposed. As I said from the pulpit, I am angry, hurt, embarrassed, and confused. I am filled with sorrow for the victims.  I am sure you feel the same. One of the questions that [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|

Are You Interested in Learning More About the Catholic Faith?

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHURCH? ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): A faith-formation process The RCIA is an opportunity for non-Catholics and Catholics who have not received all the  sacraments of initiation to explore their faith and the Catholic Faith Tradition [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|

Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s Statement on the Resignation of Theodore McCarrick

This morning, Archbishop Gregory released a statement related to the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals and related revelations. Read his statement by clicking here. Watch the video of his statement by clicking here.

By |August 9th, 2018|


  Anyone who is currently signed up - or signs up by September 30 with a recurring online transaction (offertory, building fund, other) through OLA’s On-Line Giving is eligible* to win! (No raffle tickets necessary.) If you are already signed up, you don’t have to do anything. If you aren’t signed up, sign up at [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|

2018 Parish Engagement Survey Results

Dear Parishioners, First, I want to thank each of the 588 of you who took the time to fill out our parish engagement survey earlier in the year! I am happy to report that those who responded are overwhelmingly pleased with our efforts to make our parish a place of spiritual growth and loving community. [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|

Heads Up, Brookhaven!

Last week graduates of the OLA Car Camp helped officers from the Brookhaven, GA Police Department film a public service announcement to educate the community on House Bill 673 - “the Hands-Free Georgia Act” - that goes into effect on July 1! To learn more about the bill go to:…/…/are-you-ready-hands-free-georgia. Thank you to our teens, Rob Aldrich (writer/producer/director/photographer), [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|

A Scam Targeting Catholics Is Asking for iTunes Gift Cards/Money

We have heard of staff and parishioners at other churches in the Archdiocese of Atlanta receiving emails from a pastor or other parish leader asking for iTunes gift cards to be purchased. Just this week two of our staff members have received emails requesting assistance that claim to be from Father Jim - they are [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|

A Message from Fr. Jim on OLA Hospitality Ministries

Dear Parishioners, As you may recall, we mentioned in an earlier bulletin that in the recent parish survey a number of you expressed concerns with regard to lack of welcome that you feel when attending liturgies. I am pleased to announce that Father Joel and I have met with the heads of the Usher and [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|