Liturgy and Sacraments
Archbishop Hartmayer released the following statement on the COVID-19 Dispensation to attend Mass on Friday, September 25:
"The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will now remain in place until further notice. We will continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health and make changes as needed."
Those who are healthy, willing and able to comply with safety protocols and who wish to attend are encouraged to do so. Those who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19 or who are caretakers for the vulnerable are encouraged to participate in an online or televised liturgy.
45 households are invited to Mass in the church on each weekend. Those who attend must pre-register and follow required protocols.
Don't forget - there is no longer an age limit. Persons of all agest are welcome to join us. Anyone 6 years + must wear a mask.
The registration link to attend Mass is sent on the Tuesday of each week via the parish e-news only with registration closing at 12pm on Friday. Those who register will receive detailed instructions by 12pm on Saturday.
Mass is livestreamed on Facebook (link below) and then posted on YouTube (link below).
Times Change on Sunday October 18 to:
Monday - Friday: 7:30am
To schedule a reconciliation, please email email@example.com Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. After hours or on the weekends, please call (404) 365-0508. (On the weekends, reconciliation can be scheduled on Saturday from 2pm - 4pm.)
LIVESTREAMED ROSARY The rosary is livestreamed on Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm. Join us on Facebook.
ADORATION AND HOLY HOUR
Virtual Adoration joined with Evening Prayer and Benediction on Wednesdays at 6pm. Join us on Facebook.
There will be no Adoration/Evening prayer on October 28 or November 4 due to the Confirmation Masses.
Virtual Adorationjoined with the Healing Rosary and Benediction on the SECOND Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Join us at on Facebook. Email your prayer intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centering Prayer (CP) Groups meet weekly (Monday, 12pm and Wednesday, 7pm) to pray together in the contemplative tradition and to study and discuss the contemplative dimension of the Gospel and the Christian life. Click here to learn more and sign up.
The Parish Office is closed until further notice. Parish Staff will be working remotely during this time. We will be checking our voicemail remotely, but please communicate via email.
The staff email addresses can all be found on this website at:
The Church Building is Closed Until Further Notice
The decision to close the building was not made lightly, but with grave concern for the health and well-being of our parishioners and the greater community. We understand if you are disappointed, but believe that this is for the best.
Need Assistance Picking up Groceries/Medicines?
If you are 60+, have underlying health problems, or are othewise one of the more vulnerable who are at higher risk from the COVID-19 virus and you need help with groceries or picking up your medications, please email Sarah Cash at email@example.com.
Need Someone to Talk to?
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one care giving ministry. Reach out to our Stephen Ministry if you want someone to listen and walk with you through troubled times, such as grieving from loss of a loved one, of a job, divorce, health issues, loneliness, living in a time of pain or lack of direction. All is confidential.
Our Stephen Ministers are especially concerned about those who may feel isolated or lonely during this time.
If you would like to receive a weekly phone call from a Stephen Minister, please contact the Parish Office at 404-261-7181, ext 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Need Help Understanding Technology?
The COVID-19 crisis forces all of us into new and very different ways of taking care of ourselves and communicating. OLA parishioners can already use technology to participate in daily mass, which addresses our spiritual nourishment and enriches our connection as an OLA community in the midst of COVID. There are additional ways to address our physical and social nourishment with the help of technology.
The “Technology Coach” can help set up user accounts, walk you through using the program, and answer questions you have. If you would like assistance from an OLA Technology Coach email Matt at OLAWednesdayMensGroup@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and phone number, and a technology coach will call you within 24 hours to assist. Allow us to keep you connected during this