Around the Archdiocese
See below for information on ministries, meetings, and events around the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta would like to honor couples married in 1973 and 1963 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday April 1, at noon, at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. A light reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please go to http://tiny.cc/anniversarymass to RSVP for this event and for additional information.
Refugee Program Mentors Needed
Catholic Charites needs mentors for their Refugee Program. Mentors must be 21 years old and willing to complete a training. We are asking for mentors who live near Clarkston, Georgia. These children need guidance and friendship. It is a great way to give back to your community! If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
Easter Baskets for Kids, Teens, and Seniors
Catholic Charities Atlanta would like to have 50 Easter baskets for children and teens ages three to 17 and 45 Easter baskets for seniors. Suggested items for kids/teens might include: hygiene items, scented lotions, small stuffed animal or toy, activity book, soccer ball. For seniors: snacks, crossword puzzles, slipper socks and hygiene items.
Items can be placed in a reusable grocery bag or other decorative bag or basket. Please put your name and contact information somewhere on the baskets, so we know who donated them.
Please deliver the baskets to the Catholic Charities Atlanta office in Smyrna by Friday, March 30.
2401 Park Lake Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
For questions, email Christie at CCrane@ccatlanta.org.
Gently Used Household Items Needed
Catholic Charities Atlanta is looking for gently used furniture and household items for our families in need.
End tables, coffee tables
We have pick-ups available on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Catholic Singles Retreats
A Dating Retreat and Study Series for single Catholics! NCSC is hosting a FREE online Dating Retreat with guest speaker Fr. Robert Spitzer (January 27 & 28). Currently there are almost 400 single Catholics from around the world signed up and we’re expecting 500+. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet other like-minded singles and go deeper in your faith!
Starting the week of February 6th, NCSC will also be hosting a 6-week study series - “Relationship Ready: A Single Catholic’s Roadmap to Marriage” that will cover topics such as the meaning of love, communication, conflict resolution, male/female complementarity and much more.
To sign up for these programs, visit NationalCatholicSingles.com.
BELIEVES is a once-a-month speaker series ministry the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 AM EST held either via Zoom or 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.
The next session of the year is going to be held via Zoom in February:
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 14th from 7:30-8:30 AM EST
Focus: A panel discussion centered on the questions “How important is listening?” and “How does one listen to discern his/her vocation or professional path?”, focused on the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders (Luke 6:47-49)
Carolyn Woo, former President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services
Bishop-Elect John-Nhan Tran of the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Rev. John T. Howren, Rector and Pastor at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish
Fortunate and Faithful Families Retreat
Fortunate and Faithful Families Retreat, “Journey Home: A Pilgrimage,” will be held at the archdiocesan Chancery, 2401 Lake Park Drive, Smyrna, Ga. 30080, on Sunday, March 5, from noon until 7 p.m. There will be talks by priests and theologians, small group sharing, spiritual reflection, Mass and dinner.
LGBTQ persons, their parents and families, clergy, allies and anyone desiring a Catholic Church that is a welcoming home for all are invited to attend. For registration details, go to fortunatefaithfulfamilies.org. Registration deadline is Monday, February 27.
ARISE! Southeastern Catholic Women’s Retreat
Join women from across the dioceses of Atlanta, Savannah and Charleston for an amazing opportunity to relax, restore and renew in the natural surroundings of the Jocassee wilderness area while experiencing a unique journey of the heart.
Fr. Ignatius Mazanowski offers a closer look at the practice of mercy and forgiveness and how this makes possible the healing and wholeness that our hearts desire. Here, resting in the heart of Christ, we can discover together lasting joy and true freedom!
ARISE! Southeastern Catholic Women’s Retreat will take place April 28-30 at Heart Ridge Catholic Retreat and Cultural Center, 130 Heart Ridge Drive, Sunset, SC 29685. Cost: $225 (includes all meals and lodging, shared rooms, dormitory style).
To register and complete your payment, visit https://forms.gle/xApWTY4rkbzw1Cms6. Deadline, Saturday, March 25.
For additional information, email email@example.com.
Faith and Love Conference at St. Catherine of Siena | Saturday, February 18
St. Catherine of Siena, in Kennesaw, is hosting its annual Faith and Love Conference on Saturday, February 18. All adults are welcome to join us for this is annual major-speaker conference to grow in our understanding of the Church’s beautiful teachings on marriage and human sexuality. This year, we are very excited to be hosting Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn as our presenters.
Registration is $25/person. Seating is limited, so make sure to register soon! You can register at www.stcatherinercc.org/faithandlove.
If you have any questions, please email Luisa Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retreat for Young Adult and Adult Children of Divorce/Separation
Life-Giving Wounds is a three-day retreat for young adults and adults with divorced or separated parents. The retreat gives participants a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and the ways it affects their lives, offers advice about the difficulties concerning love and trust of others, and explains how the Catholic faith, spiritual practices, and the sacraments are essential to self-knowledge and healing. The retreat begins on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. and ends on March 12 at 2:30 p.m. Cost per individual is $100 (includes several meals and all materials). Must be 18 or older to attend. To register and for more information, please visit http://tiny.cc/lgw2023.
Blessed Trinity Retreat Center Upcoming 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.
Registration for an upcoming retreat is easy, simply click on the links below or go to www.msbt.org/btsr.
What Does It Mean to Be Chosen? Seeing Jesus through the eyes of His disciples. A facilitated retreat for Season 1 of The Chosen – JoAnn McCaffrey – March 3-5 (adults and children ages 10-17, accompanied by a guardian, are invited!)
Discernment in Everyday Life – Julia Maloney – April 28-30
Christ Be Our Light – Penny Simmons – July 7-9
The Way for Women Retreat for Adult Survivors of Abuse
The Way for Women is a three-day retreat for adult female survivors of abuse offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Victim Assistance Program March 24-26 at Sautee Mountain Retreat in Clarksville, GA. Registration deadline is March 16. Please contact Sue Stubbs at 404-920-7554 or email@example.com for more information.
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.
Located at 6700 Riverside Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30328.
February 3, 6 p.m. – February 5, 12 p.m. - Ignatian Retreat: Rooted in Our Experience of God – Praying for Racial Unity
Directed by Fr. Greg Chisholm, SJ Rooted in our experience of Jesus, this weekend retreat will offer an opportunity to use distinctive aspects of Ignatian spirituality to reflect on the reality and possibilities of racial unity in our communities and, more broadly, on the experience of black Christians in today’s world. All are welcome! https://bit.ly/3WN6h3c
For information on upcoming retreats, please go to www.ignatiushouse.org/registration.
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 www.trappist.net/virtual-zoom-retreats-2022
Blessed Trinity Shrine in Fort Mitchell, AL
Private and Group Retreats: Consider BTSR for your next private or group retreat, whether for a day or overnight. Contact us for more information. For more information visit our website at www.msbt.org/btsr.
Marriage Encounter Weekend
Are you looking to rediscover the spark that was there on your wedding day?
Do you want to rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married?
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Let us begin with having peace in our marriage. Learn to have the best marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experiences on Feb 24-26 or Apr 14-16. You can also look for virtual experiences and get more information and apply online at wwme.org/apply or by calling 678-242-WWME.