Upcoming Parish Events
Upcoming Second Collection Funds:
For the weekends of
May 23 - Catholic Home Missions
May 30 - no second collection
June 6 - Capital Replacement
June 13 - St. Vincent de Paul/STMDY
Our new Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv., has indicated that the dispensation of required attendance at Sunday Mass has been replaced by a partial dispensation beginning May 22nd.
While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific persons for whom the dispensation will, for the time being, still be applicable, as well as persons for whom there is no obligation in the first place according to the norms of canon law. One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday or a holy day of obligation in the following circumstances:
You are ill or you have a health condition that would be compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
You are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or you have reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness.
You care for the sick, homebound, or infirm.
You are pregnant.
You are 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).
You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirm, your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).
You have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.
Fr. Tomy is now implementing an allowance from the Archbishop for pastors to adapt a CDC-based lessening of COVID restrictions, namely, that those who have received both COVID vaccines have the discretion not to wear face masks at Mass. Social distancing for those having received vaccines is also discretionary. For those not having received vaccines, face masks must still be worn during Mass and when coming up for communion.
All non-liturgical Parish activities and gatherings continue to be suspended without Father Tomy's express permission.
- Click here for the direct link for the Livestream page for the Installation Mass for our New Archbishop-elect, The Most Reverend Gregory Hartmayer. Wednesday, May 6, at 12:30 pm
- Click here for the COVID-19 Responses and Actions taken by the Archdiocese.
“Five Reasons to Hope” Video
- Click here for an article on the new Archbishop’s discussion on challenges of faith and hope during coronavirus pandemic.
- Click here for an article from the GA Bulletin regarding the extended suspension and school closure.
- List of Broadcasted or Livestream Mass
- We pray for your continuous support of our Parish! ▶︎Click here
- Please download “My Parish” App to keep up with current church information,and especially for a reliable source of the church bulletins.
- Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment during the normal office hours.
- Please, we ask, Confession and Anointing of the Sick should be done only in genuine emergencies. Note that in circumstances where access to Confession is limited or unavailable, the Church does offer the provision of an Act of Perfect Contrition:
“Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. CCC, no. 1452).” –Apostolic Penitentiary
Perfect contrition requires:
1. The love of God
2. The sincere desire for forgiveness
3. The ardent commitment to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as possible, when available
- Archbishop Hartmayer’s Installation Mass was held May 6, 2020; the Mass was recorded and is available foor viewing: click here.
- Tomy’s Personal Reflection Blog: Honeycomb Today
- Do you want to obtain holiness and happiness in your life? Join our Pastor as he reflects on important topics in life that pertain to our Catholic religion.
- Click here for the blog.
- Click here for the Facebook Group.
- Mass Intentions for deceased loved ones, the Souls in Purgatory, as well as Special Intentions, including birthdays and anniversaries, are taken by calling the parish office at (770) 381-7337. Schedule yours today via phone or email to the Secretary.
- Please contact the Parish Office if you would like a copy of a priests’ homily for a certain Sunday.
- Download MyParish App to stay updated with the current bulletin and announcements!
- CLICK HERE to support St. Vincent de Paul’s Mission during these times of COVID-19.
Thank you for your generosity.
SVdP Georgia is committed to continuing to serve Georgians in need who are facing homelessness, hunger and other challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Every dollar raised from the COVID-19 response fund will be used to support neighbors in need across Georgia’s communities. You can help make sure we can be there for our neighbors in need during this time of uncertainty.