Q. This week we celebrate the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24). Isn’t the memorial of saints usually on the anniversary of their death, rather than their birthday? A. Yes, saints’ memorials (feast days) are usually celebrated on the anniversary of their death. In ancient times, that anniversary was often referred to as their dies natalis, or “birthday,” because on that day they were born into eternal life. In the grand scheme of things, their birth into eternity is
If you would like to have a father, living or deceased, remembered in our Father's Day Novena of Masses, June 19-27, you can complete the online form here, and you will receive an e-card that can be sent to the particular person(s) who will be remembered. We will also publish the names included in the novena in a special e-blast we will send out on Father's Day. Please make sure to complete the form by Thursday, June 16, if you would like the name(s) included in the e-blast.
The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is hosting a webinar called "Life and Legacy - Planning for the Future." Topics will include wills and estate planning as well as end of life medical care planning. Fr. Neil will serve as a participant and will speak on the Church's teaching on end of life care.
Dear Friends, I would like to express my deep solidarity and compassion towards those who suffer from the sin of racism, especially towards those in our black community during this time of pain. As I mentioned in a recent homily, racism is incompatible with the Christian faith, and as Christians we have a grave responsibility to ensure that the dignity of every person of every race is upheld and respected at every stage of life. I invite you to read Archbishop Hartmayer's r
We recently implement a new Text to Give service. For those who already have an online giving account setup with us, it is extremely simple. All you need to do is send a text message to 770-343-5585 with the dollar amount. (To signup for online giving, visit osvonlinegiving.com/1114) So if you wanted to make a $50 donation to the general offertory, all you would need to do is type in the phone number (770-343-5585) on the “To:” line, and then in the body of the text, type 5