We are pleased to announce that Maria Massey has been named OLA’s Woman of the Year and that Tori Granelli has been selected as our Youth of the Year. Both ladies were selected for their dedication to living their faith in both the parish and the greater community.
Maria Massey: Woman of the Year
Maria and her husband, Al, joined our parish family in the early 199os with their son, Andrew.
Over the years Maria has been extremely active in the life of our parish, especially with regard to social justice issues. Ministries that she was involved in over the years include: Peace and Justice, The Gathering Place, Christ Renews His Parish, the Night Shelter, the OLA Career Ministry, and the Ladies of Moylan Hall. Currently, she participates in Loaves and Fishes, the Woman’s Circle, Just Faith, and OLA Book Club. She is an Annulment Case sponsor and Minister of Care.
Her community service includes The Plant a Row Garden and being a Catholic Relief Services Ambassador.
(Pictured: Maria with her son, Andrew)
Tori Granelli: Youth of the Year
Tori Granelli is the oldest daughter of Amy and Richard Granelli and is a senior at St. Pius X Catholic High School. Over the years, Tori has been actively involved in ministry at OLA through her participation in Middle School Youth Group, High School Youth Group, the Confirmation Leadership Team, and the youth ministry’s annual In His Steps Retreat (as both a participant and as a small group leader). She also serves the parish as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at the Sunday 5:30pm Mass.
At St. Pius she is part of the Swim Team, the National Honors Society, and the Dance Program. Tori serves as an instructor in the tutoring program, as a Lion Leader, an Extraordinary Minister for school Masses, and as a member of part of the Nicaragua Summer Mission Trip.
Outside of church and school communities, she is a swim lesson instructor, a summer league swim coach, a member of Dynamo Swim Club, and a North Atlanta Professional Prep Assistant. She plans to attend Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, or the University of Virginia in the fall.
Both ladies will be honored in a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory on Saturday, February 26.
Please join us in congratulating Maria and Tori!