- Aug 28, 2020
Faith and the Spiritual Life
Join us Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:30pm as we discuss topics related to growth in the interior life. Beginning Monday, September 14, we will discuss St Ignatius’s approach to the discernment of spirits. Other topics this year will include Confession, grace in our lives, and detachment. We will begin the year on Zoom and may meet in person as we are able to later in the year. To receive the Zoom link or get more information, please email Helen Young at Helen@bsjy.org. Hope t
- Aug 28, 2020
Faith Ablaze! on Thursdays
Please join us Thursday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:00pm for the return of Faith Ablaze. Beginning September 10th we will meet on the parish hall patio. Adults are invited to participate in this enriching opportunity of faith formation led by Dr. Paul Thigpen. Class attendees should plan to bring personal chairs. We will also live stream the sessions on our parish Facebook page. Please direct questions about Faith Ablaze to Dr. Thigpen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Aug 26, 2020
Essay Contest Sponsored by the KOC
The Knights of Columbus Essay contest starts on September 1, 2020. The contest is open to 8th through 12th grade students of Saint Catherine of Siena parish. Essays and completed entry forms should be sent to Grand Knight Berwick Babin: Grand Knight Berwick Babin 2075 Wellcrest Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30152 Email: email@example.com – Phone: 404.642.2249 Students should complete their information on the front page of the entry form, and have their parent or guardian sign. The b
- Aug 26, 2020
Who is a Patron Saint for Weeping Mothers?
Q. I have a friend whose adult child has wandered from the Catholic faith, no longer attends church, and is living with his girlfriend. She’s asked if there’s a particular patron saint she should ask to intercede for her son. What should I tell him? A. The situation you describe is sadly quite common these days. I recommend that you ask for the help of St. Monica (c. 333–387), whose feast we celebrate this week (August 27). Monica was born in what is now Algeria, probably of
- Aug 26, 2020
Stewardship of Prayer and Faith
Dear St. Catherine Parish Family, As you know, this year, again, we are holding our annual parish stewardship campaign. When we think of stewardship, we often begin by thinking about stewardship of our treasure. But stewardship is a really an entire way of life that first acknowledges who God is and recognizes our own deepest identity as God’s children. We are then led to a deeper trust in His providence, recognizing that everything we have is a gift from Him. Consequently, w
- Aug 25, 2020
Mass Dispensation Extended
MEMO FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF ATLANTA Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. has announced that the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been extended until Monday, September 28, and the suspension will be reviewed again at the end of September. The archbishop encourages those who are healthy and are not burdened with the fear of being exposed to the virus to begin returning to Mass and receive the grace of the Sacraments of Reconciliati
- Aug 20, 2020
Parish Stewardship Survey
Dear St. Catherine Parish Family, This year, again, we will be holding our annual parish stewardship campaign of time, talent, and treasure. This weekend (August 22-23), Fr. Valery and I will be speaking more specifically on the idea of stewardship of time with regard to making a commitment to the Lord to prayer and ongoing faith formation, and we will be sending out an electronic commitment card to our parishioners to make a commitment to stewardship of prayer and faith. In
- Aug 19, 2020
Who is the "Queen of the Universe"
Q. We celebrate the memorial of the Queenship of Mary this Saturday, August 22. When my Christian friends who aren’t Catholic complain that we shouldn’t refer to Mary as “Queen of the Universe,” what’s a brief but sufficient response? A. My usual approach is to point out that in the royal line of King David in ancient Israel, the queen of the realm was usually the king’s mother, not his wife, in part because kings often had multiple wives, and choosing one as queen over the o
- Aug 6, 2020
Where did the Transfiguration take place?
Q. This week we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6). Do we know exactly where the Transfiguration took place? The Bible says it was on a mountain, but it doesn’t say which one. A. The first three Gospels provide an account of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1–8; Mark 9:2–8; Luke 9:28–36); the Second Epistle of Peter recalls it (1 Peter 1:16–18); and the Gospel of John has a statement that may allude to it (John 1:14). Yet none of these passages specify the m
- Aug 1, 2020
Rosary Rally - October 7th
Please join us for a Rosary Rally on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th. We will gather in the Mary Garden at 6:00pm for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration. The Rosary will begin at 6:30pm and we will live stream it on our Facebook page.