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Thursday
May252017

Summer Worship Schedule


     We begin our Summer Mass schedule on Sunday, May 28 and continue through Sunday, September 3, 2017.  We return to our regular schedule on "Rally Sunday, " September 10 and Sunday school begins on the 10th as well.  Third Sunday breakfast continues during the Summer from 9:15-10:00.
     Our Wednesday evening program, "Table Fellowship: Journeying into Discipleship and Hospitality," continues through June 28.  Thursday's Rosary prayer service (12n) continues through June 29 and will resume August 3. Each of these weekday events suspends just for the month of July.

 

Saturday
Apr222017

Rhythms of Grace

April 23 - May 18, 2017  |  10:00 am            (In the Narthex)

       Our Adult forum for the spring will mix things up a bit.  We tell the Easter story in so many ways:  in the songs we sing, the way we live our life (especially in the face of hardship or death), the prayers we pray for ourselves and for others, and most notably in the ancient liturgy of the Church.  

       Sunday mornings after Easter until Memorial Day we will explore the "rhythms of grace" as we discover afresh the gospel of hope in song, liturgy, and life.  Please join us!

Wednesday
Apr052017

Will You Stay And Watch With Me One Hour?

     Traditionally, the faithful have kept a constant prayer vigil, or "watch," at the Altar of Repose from the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday Mass until the start of the Good Friday Liturgy.  
     Recalling Jesus' request of the disciples, "will you stay and watch with me even one hour," we keep a prayer vigil before the Blessed Sacrament.  It's an incredibly moving experience and everyone is invited to keep watch.  A deputy sheriff is on duty throughout the night as parishioners come and go from 9pm Maundy Thursday through 12 noon on Good Friday.  
     You can sign up via the link below.  

>> Click Here to Sign Up for the Vigil Watch

 

Wednesday
Apr052017

Guest Preacher for Good Friday

 

     On Good Friday, April 14 at 12:00 noon, we welcome Father Austin McGehee as our guest celebrant and preacher.  Father McGehee is an assistant priest at St. Bartholomew's in Atlanta.  

     Prior to beginning his cure at St. Bartholomew's, he served as a mentor and tutor for AmeriCorps.  His ministry has focused on forming disciples and helping young people develop their voice in the Church.

     Originally from Flowery Branch, GA, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York.

 

 

 

Saturday
Apr012017

Holy Week & Easter 2017

 
 

A week that changed the world then... 
what can this week do for your life and faith this year?


Palm Sunday (9 April 2017)
  7:45 am - Blessing of Palms & Rite I Mass
  9:00 am - Blessing of Palms, Procession into the Church, & Low Mass
10:10 am - Sunday School
11:15 am - Blessing of Palms, Procession into the Church, & Solemn Mass
* Our 9 & 11:15 Masses will begin outside weather permitting

Monday & Tuesday  in Holy Week (10 April & 11 April)
  6:30 pm - Holy Eucharist
Wednesday in Holy Week (12 April 2017)
  6:00 pm - Soup, Salad, Quiche Dinner
  6:45 pm - Stations of the Cross
  7:00 pm - Sign & Sacrifice Program
  8:00 pm - Sung Candlelight Compline              

Maundy Thursday (13 April 2017)
  7:00 pm - Solemn Mass, Footwashing, & Procession to the Altar of Repose
  9:00 pm - All Night Silent Vigil Watch Begins (front chapel by main entrance doors)
>>CLICK HERE to sign up to join those keeping watch 
Maundy Thursday night and Good Friday morning

Good Friday (14 April 2017)
12:00 n   - Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, Singing of St. John's Passion Gospel, 
                Veneration of the Cross, & Mass of the Presanctified

Holy Saturday (15 April 2017)
  8:30 pm - The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday (16 April 2017)
  7:45 am - Rite I Mass
  9:00 am - Festal Mass and Combined Choir (no incense)
10:15 am - Easter Egg Hunt on the Grounds
11:15 am - Festal Mass and Combined Choir
12:30 pm - Easter Egg Hunt on the Grounds
   * Sunday school resumes (4/23)

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About The Great Vigil of Easter -  Saturday, 15 April 2017 at 8:30 p.m. 

       Sisters and brothers in Christ, on this holy night when our Savior Jesus passed from death to life, we gather with the church throughout the world in vigil and prayer. This is the Passover of Jesus Christ: through light and the Word, through water and the bread and cup, we recall Jesus’ death and resurrection, we share Christ's triumph over sin and death, and with inextinguishable hope we await Christ’s coming again. 

       At the Great Vigil of Easter, we all gather outside in the darkness and using the tradition handed down through the Church for centuries, we kindle the new fire of Easter which is the light of Christ rising in glory, overcoming the darkness of sin and death! The Paschal Candle is then lighted. The Paschal candle is large, and traditionally made of 100% beeswax. It is marked with a cross, an Alpha, and an Omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. The four numbers of the year are marked between the arms of the cross, symbolizing that Christ has, and always will be with humanity, and is with humanity now. For much of the year the paschal candle stands near the font and is lighted at every baptism, providing a symbolic link with this celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection and our own baptisms. Once the Paschal Candle is lighted, we then each light candles and process into the darkened church, with this new fire of Easter and see the darkness overcome by the light of Christ each of us bears in our hands. 

       It is the church year’s most holy and joyful night, for it proclaims and celebrates all of Christ's saving work. The Great Easter Vigil draws Christians into the reality of Christ’s life, passion, death, and resurrection. 

       This ancient service, dating from the fourth century, is one of the most beautiful and moving liturgies of the entire year. The power of Easter Vigil comes through strong symbols of light and water, together with Sacrament and Word. Everyone who attends for the first time seems to find the Easter Vigil to be a awe-inspiring and solemn way to celebrate what God has done, is doing, and will do. Plan to attend the Vigil this year – it may just bring the true meaning of Easter home for you.