Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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 friends in Christ,

 

At the beginning of each year, we often think of ways we can grow closer to God.  For some, it may be deciding to go on a retreat.  If you have not been, this Lent we will host our 14th Christ renews His Parish (CRHP) Retreats.  CRHP has been a blessing to our parish.  More than 1,000 parishioners have attended and had their faith renewed. Our parish is alive and our ministries are thriving as a result. (more…)

My dear friends in Christ,

 

For the last few years I have shared a book with you at Christmas.  This year’s book, Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly, is one I believe will lead you to the change you may need in your life.

 

We still have a few copies available at the parish reception desk if you did not pick up your copy before Christmas.   (more…)

My Dear Friends in Christ,

 

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.  This feast is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus, our Lord.  The motherhood of Mary is an example of what we can expect when we seek God’s Will and open our hearts to the possibilities God has for us. Mary’s “yes” to God brought salvation into the world.  Our own yes to God in our lives can continue to build up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

 

May this celebration of Mary’s motherhood remind us of all the good things our Lord has for us and may the Lord bring you peace and many joyful blessings today and throughout the New Year.

 

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Frank McNamee

Rector

My Dear Friends in Christ,

 

Welcome! Today we gather on the holiest of days to celebrate the miracle of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Receiving salvation from the Christ Child is truly a reason for joy.  It is with that spirit of joy that I welcome you to the Cathedral of Christ the King.  Whether it is your first Christmas with us or if celebrating Christmas Mass at the Cathedral is a tradition, I am glad you are here.

 

The world rejoices that the King of Kings has come.  As on that first Christmas, when Mary and Joseph welcomed the Christ Child into their family, we too can open our hearts and welcome the Christ Child into our lives.

 

It is my hope that through our Christmas Masses here at the Cathedral you will experience the joy and peace that only the Christ Child can bring.  May you receive a renewed faith throughout the Christmas season and may God grant you every blessing in the New Year.

 

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Frank McNamee

Rector

 

My dear friends in Christ,

 

This is the time of year when families gather together.  The coming of the Christ Child gathers us together in worship.  Our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass schedule is as follows:

 

(more…)

 

My dear friends in Christ,

 

The reading from Philippians from the third Sunday of Advent tells us to “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” We are just over two weeks away from celebrating the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and experiencing anew the joy that the Christ Child brings to our hearts and homes. While Christmas is closer than ever, we still remain in Advent, preparing for Christmas.  (more…)

 

My dear friends in Christ,

 

It is so easy to forget about Advent in the midst of buying presents, traveling and decorating for Christmas.  I invite you to take some time this second week of Advent to prepare spiritually for the coming of the Christ Child at our Advent Parish Mission, “Rekindling the Fire – A Season of  Spiritual Awakening, A Time of Hopeful Assurance” with Fr. Jack Conley.
(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

View our live streams