About Rick Cavallo

Web Editor for the Our Lady of the Assumption Church website and office staff IT support.

OLA Welcomes New Facilities Manager

We are pleased to introduce to you Tim Abernathy, OLA's new Facilities Manager. Tim started at OLA on Monday, April 18 and has been shadowing Rick Cavallo. He will officially take over the reigns from Rick on Friday, April 29. Tim comes to us with many years of experience in facilities management, most recently at [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|


We are very excited to announce that OLA will be participating in ARISE beginning in the fall this year!  ARISE Together in Christ offers a total renewal experience for the parish, spiritually transforming people through small-group faith sharing, special parish activities, resources for families with children and youth, and encouragement for Christian outreach. Because of [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

A Message from Archbishop Gregory Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The title for our 2016 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is “Love Never Fails.” As we embark on this Year of Mercy, I see the love of the Lord made a priority, being lived in concrete and visible ways, every day in our archdiocese. I see [...]

By |January 24th, 2016|

Closings at OLA due to Weather Conditions

All activities on Friday and Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption have been cancelled due to the weather.  Icy roads and sidewalks pose hazards due to temperatures at freezing or below. The Saturday morning 9:00 a.m. Mass will be held unless cancelled on our Facebook page.  The Saturday 5:oo p.m. Mass will be celebrated unless the [...]

By |January 23rd, 2016|

OLA Preschool Open House Set for January 24th

OLA Preschool Open House will be held on Sunday, January 24th from 12:30-2:30.  Since first opening its doors November 7, 2005, Our Lady of the Assumption Preschool has provided children with a developmental early-childhood growth and learning program facilitated by the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Parish-Based Early Childhood Programs. Our program adheres to the [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|

Former Pastor Father Jim McGoldrick’s Memorial Mass Scheduled for Monday, January 4th at OLA

Father Jim McGoldrick, SM, passed away late on Sunday afternoon, December 20th with family, brother Marists and friends at his bedside.   A Memorial Mass has been scheduled for Monday, January 4th at 7:00pm here at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Please continue to pray for Father Jim and his loved ones and join us in celebration of his life and [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|

OLA Community Welcomes Father Edwin Keel

Retired Marist Father Edwin Keel is moving into the OLA rectory next weekend. We’re looking forward to having Father Keel celebrate Mass and join in our parish life. Fr. Edwin Keel S.M. was born in 1943 in Jersey City, New Jersey, he professed his first vows as a Marist Religious in 1964, and after completing [...]

By |November 10th, 2015|

Urgent Plea for Relief Aid for Flooding in South Carolina

Archbishop Gregory has sent out a plea to all parishes in our Archdiocese to help with the relief efforts of Catholic Charities of Charleston.  He has written that,  "Parts of South Carolina, including Charleston and Columbia, continue to recover from historic flooding.  As the flood waters recede, the scope of the devastation can only now [...]

By |October 9th, 2015|

Church Tours: Celebrating 10 Years Since the Dedication of Our Current Sanctuary

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Dedication our Sanctuary in November, Our Lady of the Assumption will be hosting tours of the church. The "new" church was built steeped in deep theological meaning and with a nod to our parish history.  A master plan was developed and presented to the DeKalb County Commission, [...]

By |October 2nd, 2015|

OLA Welcomes Fr. Joel Grissom, SM to Our Parish Family

Fr. Jim and the entire parish staff and parishioners at OLA wish to welcome Fr. Joel Grissom, SM to our community. We pray that God will bless his ministry here and we look forward to his pastoral leadership and spiritual guidance. Fr. Joel is a Marist Priest who joined the Society of Mary in Boston [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|