My Dear Parishioners,
Greetings from Our Second Home! I hope and pray that you are all doing well and staying healthy!
I would like to share with you some updates about our parish.
The Feast of Our Patron Saint & 25
St Marguerite d’ Youville Catholic Community became an independent parish in the Archdiocese of Atlanta on June 1, 1995. We completed 25 years of our presence as a parish in the year 2020. Un- fortunately, due to Covid19, we could not come together as a Community. Therefore, the parish council has decided to have a modest celebration of our anniversary on October 16, 2022, on the feast day of St. Marguerite the Patron Saint of our parish. Our Archbishop Most Reverend Gregory Hartmayer will be the main celebrant on that day for the 11:00 am Mass and there will be a community meal in the social hall for all our parishioners. The Knights of Columbus and Martha Ministry of our parish with other ministries will coordinate the arrangements. Please sign up for the meal when the sign-up sheets are available. Archbishop will also be blessing the New Statues in Our Church. There will not be a Parish picnic this year and please consider this as our community day celebration.
Car Show to Benefit Our Youth Ministry:
We have more than 35 youth signed up as of now to be part of our Youth Ministry Program. My special thanks to Deacon Pete Ranft and Sr. Frisca Guria,SSS, and the members of the team for their leadership. The Stewardship Council of St. Mar- guerite will be hosting a Car Show on Saturday, November 5, 2022, to benefit the youth ministry of our parish. Thanks to the Stewardship council members and their dedication and commitment to our parish. May God bless you all.
St. Marguerite Parish will be celebrating the catechetical Sunday on October 23, during the11: 00 am Mass. All those who are in the ministry of catechesis like Youth, PSR and RCIA will be commissioned on that day.
Annual Rosary Celebration:
St. Marguerites’ Parish will have 10 days of praying and celebrating the Holy Rosary beginning from Monday, October 17 through Wednesday, October 26. There will not be Morning Mass on those days except on Saturdays and Sundays. Rosary will begin at 6:30 pm followed by Mass. Oc- tober is the month of Rosary and please try to at- tend and seek the intercession of our Spiritual Mother.
I Am Going Home for My Home Visit:
I am leaving on September 1, for my home visit and will be back on the 7th of October. I could not take my holidays last year due to Covid19. Please keep me in your prayers and I will do the same for you as well.
Lovingly, Your Pastor,
Fr. Tomy J. Puliyan, MSFS