Crowning of Mary
You are invited to join us as we dedicated the month of May to our Blessed Mother this Sunday, May 21st at 11:00 am for our May Crowning. Together, we take this time to remind ourselves of Mary's importance in the life of the Church and in our own lives as well. We honor her as our "Queen Mother" and most powerful intercessor, thanking her for her perfect example and love. 


Daily Readings:
For daily readings, please visit the  USCCB website. 
Sunday Homily:

Homily  from Bishop Barron
Saint Spotlight:

(Sunday Homily and Saint Spotlight are courtesy of Bishop  Robert Barron and Word on Fire website. If you would like to find out more, please visit the website    
Elijah Cup Prayers for Vocations
Sign-up sheets are available, please see your Mass Captain or contact Dee Hidalgo at to sign up.
Prayer to Know My Vocation download
Six Ways to Discover My Vocation  download
Seven Ways Families can Foster Vocations flyer download

Faith Formation News

2017-2018  Faith Formation Registration Reminder
Deadline for registrations is on June 15, 2017.

Does your family homeschool?
We would love to welcome you and your children to our newest ministry aimed at better supporting you and your family! Starting fall 2017, a group of St Francis homeschool families will begin meeting Thursday mornings for enrichment days and fellowship. On the first Friday of each month, we'll also meet for mass, prayer and faith sharing. If interested, please contact:
Tiffany Gokey at 678-918-0566 or

Walking Towards Eternity:
Daring to Walk the Walk- Jeff and Emily Cavins
Have you ever thought about putting your Catholic Faith into practice through prayer and action? The results can have a profound change in your life, and you can begin to live the life that God intended for you.

In this study, you will learn how to walk in:
Thankfulness & Faithfulness.
This study is truly wonderful and it will show you how to put your faith into the practice of your daily life.
We will start our new 'Women In Faith' Bible study group on Aug 10th in The St James/Matthew Rooms.
Please join us and other ladies of our faith filled community@ 9:30-12 pm each Thursday morning.
We will provide free childcare for any members of the group.
For more information, please contact Kristy Leischow @ 770-316-4904 or Teresa Coffey @678-736-1767.
Download VBS registration form

Parish Life

K of C-Building the Domestic Church
Family Fully Alive download


News from the Archdiocese

The Appointment of The Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger as Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta
Memo from Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory
With deep gratitude, I want to thank His Holiness Pope Francis for the appointment of The Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger, III, a Priest of the Diocese of Raleigh as an Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta.  Bishop-Elect Shlesinger [Ned] comes to us from a diocese within the Ecclesiastical Province of Atlanta where he has longed enjoyed the endorsement of the bishops of our Province and the well-deserved respect, admiration, and affection of the clergy, religious, and faithful of the Diocese of Raleigh. I warmly welcome him to the Archdiocese of Atlanta and I look forward to working with him in service to this local Church.
Ned is a man of prayer, prudence, and apostolic zeal.  He has served in many different capacities within the Diocese of Raleigh as a Pastor, Vocation Director, Member of the Presbyteral Council, and recently as Director of Spiritual Formation for Saint Charles Borromeo Theologate in Philadelphia.  He is eminently qualified to assume these new responsibilities as Auxiliary Bishop in Atlanta and I welcome him with an enthusiastic and jubilant heart.  I am certain that we all will come to know and love him and discover how truly fortunate we are to have been sent this man of faith and pastoral skill.
His Episcopal Ordination will occur at Christ the King Cathedral at a soon to be determined date.

Couples Celebrating 50th and 60th Anniversary in 2017
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory would like to honor couples married in 1967 and 1957 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond  Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday October 7th, 2017, at 12:00 Noon at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. A reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please go to to RSVP for this event and for additional information.

Each year, the Eucharistic Congress brings together Catholics from across the Archdiocese and the country to celebrate the visible, living presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Bishop Luis R. Zarama ask that you join them for this year's Eucharistic Congress at the 
Georgia International Convention Center
 on June 16th and 17th.

This email contains weekly news and updates from our Parish. If you have any questions about any of the activities mentioned above, please contact Laura in our front office at 770-382-4549 and she will be happy to provide any clarification.