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Around the Archdiocese

See below for information on ministries, meetings, and events around the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Help Refugees in Need

Catholic Charities is collecting household goods for local refugees. Click here to learn more/how to help.

Transform a Life by Teaching English to Adults

Catholic Charities Atlanta is recruiting volunteers with excellent English language skills and a college degree to teach and assist ESL group classes.

Students attend classes for three hours in the morning or in the evening. Volunteers will teach and facilitate these classes. No experience needed; we will train you. The ideal commitment is for one class (morning or evening) per week for at least one semester.

 

For more information or how to apply, please email us at volunteer@ccatlanta.org.

 

"Read to Succeed" Book Drive

This summer, Catholic Charities Atlanta will host our inaugural literacy fair “Read to Succeed” to benefit Catholic Charities Atlanta’s enrolled families, including Christmas Connection. Our goal is to send every child—from toddler to high schooler—home with three or more books! Many of Catholic Charities Atlanta’s families have few books for their children. We know that literacy is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty.

You can make a difference by contributing a new book, book series or gift card through our Amazon Wish List (view here: Read2Succeed https://buff.ly/3WOxWUz ) and choose “Read2Succeed, Smyrna GA” as the ship-to at check out.

For in-person shoppers, we have a local partner—Poe & Company Bookstore at https://buff.ly/3JRtfS3 or 1890 Heritage Walk P101, Milton, GA 30004. Stop in or give them a call at 770-797-5566 for a 25 percent discount on your donation to Read to Succeed and free delivery to our Smyrna address.

Every book matters! Help nurture a love for reading and learning.

Sincerest thanks from Catholic Charities Atlanta. Any questions, please reach out to: Christie Crane at ccrane@ccatlanta.org.

PROGRAMS 

Pregnancy Aid Clinic Dads Program

Pregnancy Aid Clinic is excited to announce the beginning of our PAC Dads program. This program will offer support and learning opportunities to fathers-to-be. We are looking for volunteer men- fathers or grandfathers, who will share their time and talent mentoring the next generation of dads. We are also looking for fathers-to-be who have questions and who would like to learn more about fatherhood from someone who has walked this path. Some areas of concentration will be spirituality, child care and rearing, career/job skills and leadership. We would like for you to be a part of our developing curriculum that will help men lead and protect their families, become present and involved fathers along with strengthening their life skills. Please contact Andre White (awhite@pregnancyaidclinic.org).

RETREATS/SERIES/SPEAKERS

CTK BELIEVES

BELIEVES is a once-a-month speaker series ministry the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 AM held either via Zoom or hosted In Person in the “Ministry Offices” at Christ the King Cathedral in Buckhead (2699 Peachtree) to promote dialogue around integrating faith in the work life for both business men and business women.

CTK BELIEVES sessions are held in-person on some dates as well as via ZOOM on other dates. Registration is required and you will be emailed the ZOOM link if the session is via ZOOM.

BELIEVES continues in 2024 with a season focused on … “How do we continuously invite God into _________ and find real joy – even if it’s messy?”

 

The 2nd half of the 2024 season begins with a ZOOM session with Catherine Garcia-Prats, President of Nativity Academy of Houston, on Tuesday, July 9th from 7:30-8:30 AM EST that will feature a discussion on Letting God Change us while Being Still is Action Leading to Understanding. 

 

You can register for this upcoming session or all sessions that remain in the 2024 season by going to https://cathedralctk.com/believes/.   

Quo Vadis Retreat (Vocation Discernment for High School Youth)

Quo Vadis is a discernment retreat for high school men sponsored by the Office of Vocations and put on by our seminarians. It will take place from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, through 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at Camp Gideon in Acworth, GA. The retreat is open to rising 10th graders through recently graduated seniors.

This retreat is for rising 10th graders to graduated seniors who are open to discerning God’s call. We are counting on your relationships with the young men of your parish or institution to help us make this invitation. Register by going to https://calledbychrist.com/events/quo-vadis-retreat-for-high-school-men/, by scanning the QR code in the provided flyer.

 

Space is limited. The cost per participant is $30, but please do not allow this to deter any candidates from attending. Grants to cover this expense are available.

 

Please note each participant will need to submit a pastor or youth minister recommendation form which can be accessed in the registration link.

Building Your Marriage Before it Starts

A one-day marriage prep workshop for couples who want to build a marriage that will have a foundation to last a lifetime.

Workshops planned for 2024: August 17, November 2

Cost: $150 per couple

Registration for the workshops may be done online at www.hsccatl.com/marriageandfamily.

We hope that these pre-Cana workshops can be valuable resources for priests and deacons in their work with couples and ask that you share this information with your clergy and parishioners.

See promotional flyer with additional information.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat (PATH - Post Abortion Treatment and Healing)

Has abortion affected your life? Have you lost a child, grandchild or sibling through abortion? Is there a deep sense of loss in your life because of abortion? You are not alone. Post Abortion Treatment & Healing (“PATH”) offers emotional and spiritual healing from the deep wounds of abortion, brings dignity to your child and gives hope for your future.

Now is the time to invest in yourself and heal from the unresolved grief and regret of your past! There is mercy and forgiveness after abortion. We are all worthy of healing and having hope again…including YOU!

Registration is now open for PATH’s June 21-23 Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat. Please prayerfully consider taking this big step in your healing! Take heart…Jesus is calling.

This weekend retreat is being offered in both English and Spanish.

For more information, confidentially connect by calling Liz Youngs at 404-717-5557, email at programdirector@pathatl.com or visit our website at www.healingafterabortion.org. Call 470-258-3433 (for the Spanish retreat)

Trauma Recovery Group

The Archdiocese of Atlanta Victim Assistance Program is offering a Trauma Recovery Group for survivors of childhood trauma on Thursday evenings beginning June 6. Registration deadline is May 16. The group is limited to 10 participants.

Location:     Chancery of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, 2401 Lake Park Dr. SE Smyrna, GA 30080
Dates:         Nine Sessions: Thursday nights June 6 – August 8 (except July 4)
Time:           6 – 8 p.m.
Cost:           $25 per session (partial scholarships available)

 

Co-Leaders: Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, CCPT-II & Wendy Baribeau MS, LMFT 

Please contact Sue at 404-920-7554 or sstubbs@archatl.com for an application. Read more about the Trauma Group on-line at http://archatl.com/ministries-services/victim-assistance/healing-opportunities/trauma-recovery-group/

Immaculée Ilibagiza two-day retreat at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, September 6-7

Immaculée Ilibagiza, survifor of the Rwandan genocide, is leading a two-day retreat at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on September 6-7. Join her on this beautiful occasion as she shares her messages of love, hope and the power of forgiveness. The event will include her witness to the power of prayer, miracles of the rosary, inspirational music and much more!

Come learn how prayer works miracles through Our Lady’s intercession, as Immaculée shares her love and knowledge of apparitions around the globe, including Our Lady of Kibeho in her home country of Rwanda. $40/ticket.

Register here: https://www.saintlaw.org/immaculee

 

St. Lawrence Catholic Church is located at 319 Grayson Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Chinery at echinery@saintlaw.org, 770-963-8992 x 445.

 

Blessed Trinity Retreat Center Retreats

Nestled in over 1,200 acres of rustic woodlands in Southeastern Alabama, Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat invites you to discover “Peace in the Pines”. They offer spaces for private individual retreats, group retreats, overnight and day options, retreats in hermitages, and over 12 miles of walking trails. BTSR welcomes people of all faiths to enjoy the beauty of Holy Trinity, Alabama.

 

To learn about upcoming programs go to www.msbt.org/btsr.

Questions? Contact us at 334-855-4474 or btsr@msbt.org
Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat is a mission of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity

Ignatius House Retreat Center (Ongoing)

If you are yearning to unplug, be still and pause your daily routine —if just for a day or a weekend— then a silent, spiritual retreat at Ignatius House is for you. What will you hear from God when nothing else is in the way? Come for a day or stay overnight and rediscover who God made you to be.

Click here for upcoming events/retreats. 

Located at 6700 Riverside Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30328. 

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Ongoing)

Our retreat house is scheduled to reopen in March at the end of our church renovations. By popular demand, we will continue to offer our Zoom retreats. Members of the community will give these conferences in addition to our regular Retreat Presenters. Please call the retreat house if you are interested in joining one of our Zoom Conferences.  

Our Office is open Monday-Friday 8:00-1:00 PM, and the number is 770-760-0959.  Suggested donation for Retreats: $45.00

 

For information on upcoming retreats, please go to https://www.trappist.net/monastery-retreats-2024

RETREATS/SERIES/SPEAKERS

Regina Caeli Academy - www.rcahybrid.org 

Regina Caeli is a private, independent, Classical Homeschool Hybrid™ operating in the Catholic tradition. Preschool - 12th grade students attend classical academic and extracurricular classes two days a week, and homeschool the remaining days following the plans provided by RCA.  To learn more, contact admissions@rcahybrid.org

Regina Caeli Academy is hiring qualified teachers for the 2024-2025 academic year!   Apply online at https://rcahybrid.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

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