My dear friends in Christ,

 

This year the the theme of  the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal A letter from Archbishop Gregory was mailed this past week to all previous donor to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.  He is asking for continued support of the many important programs that help thousands in our archdiocese each year.  The goal for the 2017 appeal is $8,000,000 and the goal for our parish is $489,200.

 

Thank you for your support of Christ the King Cathedral and the Archdiocese of Atlanta. In just two years, we have gone from missing our goal by $20,000 to exceeding it by 20%.  The number of parishioners (more…)

My dear friends in Christ,

 

Hurricane Matthew has already brought devastation to Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas. As it bears down on the United States, particularly our own state of Georgia, we encourage all Catholic families to act immediately to aid with these tragic natural disasters. When a natural disaster occurs in the United States, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Charities USA (click here to donate).  When they occur in other countries, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services (click here to donate).  

Both agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction.

Thank you in advance for your participation in these important efforts.  Please continue to pray for all those left in Matthew’s wake and all who remain in its path. God bless you and your family.

 

In Christ,

Monsignor Mac

Hurricane Matthew has already brought devastation to Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas. As it bears down on the United States, particularly our own state of Georgia, we encourage all Catholic families to act immediately to aid with these tragic natural disasters. When a natural disaster occurs in the United States, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Charities USA (click here to donate).  When they occur in other countries, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services (click here to donate).  

 

Both agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction.

 

Thank you in advance for your participation in these important efforts.  Please continue to pray for all those left in Matthew’s wake and all who remain in its path.

Dear Parishioners,
Archbishop Gregory and Bishop Hartmayer of the Diocese of Savannah have issued a response to the passage of HB 757 and the promised veto by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. You may have heard about this religious liberty legislation/action in the news.

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My Dear Friends in Christ,

 

It is with a joyful Alleluia that I welcome you this Easter Day!  I take this opportunity to welcome not only our regular parishioners, but those who may be visiting from another city or another
parish.  We gather today to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Over the last several weeks, we have faced the solemnity of Lent.  We have watched the events of Holy Week unfold, beginning with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his merciless death, suffered for our sins. (more…)

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Tuesday, March 22

5:30 pm Cathedral

Chrism Mass

Holy Thursday, March 24

12 pm Adoration Chapel Closes for the Triduum

7:00 pm Cathedral

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

10:00 pm Cathedral

Night Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

12 am Altar of Repose & Church Closes

Good Friday, March 25

8:00 am d’Youville Chapel

Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Divine Mercy Chaplet & Novena

12:00 – 1:15 pm Cathedral

7 Last Words from the Cross

3:00 pm Cathedral

Solemn Liturgy – Passion of the Lord

6:30 pm Hyland Center

Via Cruces y Liturgia de Viernes Santo

7:00 pm Cathedral

Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 26

8:00 am d’Youville Chapel

Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Divine Mercy Chaplet & Novena

5:00 pm Cathedral

Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

8:30 pm Cathedral

Great Vigil of Easter

8:30 pm Mision de Cristo Rey

Vigilia Pascaual

 

 

My Dear Friends in Christ,

Lent is a time of fasting, almsgiving and prayerful reflection which enables us to prepare for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ at Easter.  As we enter into Holy Week, I would like to invite you to the Evening  of Confessions on Monday, March 21 from 6pm to 7:30pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is our Lord’s merciful gift of forgiveness.  Pope Francis’ call in this Year of Mercy is to not only show mercy to others but to also allow ourselves to enter into the mercy our Lord.  We will have many priests from around the Archdiocese to help us in offering this important sacrament. Please join us.

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Mac

 

As we come to the half way point of Lent, it’s a good time to reflect upon where you are with the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Last week during out parish mission, Fr. Bruce Maivelett, SJ, showed us how to develop our prayer lives using the time tested methods of Ignatian Spirituality.

This weekend, we have Deacons Bill Monahan, Steve Swope, Fred Molina, Fred Toca and Fr. Vic Galier visiting with us at all of the Masses to learn more about one of the hidden jewels of the Catholic Church, Catholic Relief Services. (more…)

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Holy Saturday, March 26

Great Easter Vigil, 8:30 PM (Cathedral)

Vigilia Pascaual, 8:30 PM (Hyland Center)

 

Easter Sunday, March 27

Sunrise Mass, 6:30 AM (Greenspace)

7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM  4:00 PM, 5:45 PM, 7:15 PM (Cathedral)

9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM (Hyland Center Gym)

12:00 pm Adoration Chapel Reopens

1:30 PM (Kenny Hall)

 

My Friends in Christ,

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent.  The Church takes this time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving so we can enter into the mystery of Jesus’ sacrifice more deeply.  Prayer allows us to build a closer relationship with God and hear His voice in our hearts. I encourage you, during your time of prayer these next 40 days, to reflect on how well you know the Lord.

This past Christmas, we distributed 3,000 copies of Matthew Kelly’s new book, Rediscover Jesus.  It is divided into 40 chapters, one for each day of Lent.  The chapters are 3 to 5 pages long and are perfect for your daily prayer time.  If you did not receive a copy at Christmas, we will have a few more copies available at the Cathedral.

I also encourage you to sign up for another resource by Matthew Kelly called Best Lent Ever (sign up here). You will receive an email each day during Lent that will help you rediscover Jesus and deepen your relationship with Him.

It is my prayer that this season of Lent will bring, for each of you, a deeper journey into the Paschal Mystery.

 

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Frank McNamee

Rector

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