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Date: February 6, 2018

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Valentine Dinner Dance & Auction this Saturday, Feb. 10 — NOTE TIME – 6:00 pm. For tickets contact Sally Paris, sally AT Please, no walkins for this limited-seating event! Thank you for all your support of our Youth!
> If you have a ticket but will not attend, please contact Sally ASAP so your seat can go to another!
-> Auction itemsClick here to preview our fabulous Live Auction items. Many more will be in our Silent Auction! To donate an item please contact Sally Paris, sally AT
-> Silent auction open this Saturday afternoon, no ticket needed – Everyone may preview and bid on the silent auction items prior to the event, with or without a ticket, 1-4 pm in the downstairs atrium (enter through Parish Hall).


Newcomer & Visitor Coffee this Sunday, Feb. 11 — 10-11 am in the Parish Hall. We would love to welcome you! Newcomers, visitors and new or returning members are invited for a one hour program with coffee, sweet treats, and conversation about our programs & ministries with clergy, staff and lay leaders. Feel free to bring a friend or relative. Contact Anne Hitchins (404-432-6222), or Susan Heuke (678-231-8558) for any questions.


Absalom Jones celebration this Sunday, Feb. 11 — You are invited to a Celebration of the Life and Ministry of Absalom Jones at 4:00 pm at Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and Reconciliation, 807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd, Atlanta, A reception will follow. This annual service celebrates the legacy of the first priest of African descent in the Episcopal Church.  Limited parking at the Center, additional parking at Clark Atlanta University parking deck, 156 Mildred Street for nominal cost.


Family Promise hosting week begins this Sunday, Feb. 11 — St. Catherine’s will host guests of Family Promise of Cobb County from February 11 to 18. Through this program we provide a safe and comfortable haven in our Youth House for homeless families while they search for jobs and permanent housing. Contact Linda Scott lindamscott1949 AT, or Barb Selby theselbys AT to help.


Pick up your new Photo Directory — If you have not yet received your copy of our new pictorial church directory, you may pick it up in the foyer this Sunday before or after the 8:45 and 11:15 services.


*** Weekly Ministry Focus: Young Families Ministry — Young Families is families with children under the age of 12. The group organizes family-friendly events and adult-only gatherings for children and parents to socialize and build relationships. The Young Families Ministry also hosts a cake reception following each baptism and leads service projects including Rice Bowls during Lent. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Jenna Parker, 770.971.2839, jenna AT


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Feb. 13 — 6:00-7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Invite family & friends to celebrate Mardi Gras in St. Catherine’s style with tasty food and fellowship! No tickets or reservations needed, suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children. We’ll have pancakes in many flavors plus king cake and fun Mardi Gras décor and music. This annual event will support community outreach activities by our Youth.


Burning of the Palms Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 5:45 pm in the back parking lot, all are welcome. A tradition within the church is that the ashes imposed at our services on Ash Wednesday are made by burning palm fronds saved from the previous year’s Palm Sunday.
-> Return your saved palms — If you saved your palms from last year, please bring them to the basket in the foyer by this Sunday, February 11.


Ash Wednesday services Feb. 14 — Ash Wednesday invites us to enter the holy season of Lent. This day is marked by penitence and fasting. Holy Eucharist + Imposition of Ashes will be held at 7:00 am, 12 noon, and 7:30 pm. The nursery is open for the evening service. If these services are not convenient this day, you may use the diocesan Church Locator tool  to find churches near your work or function and contact them for service times.


*** Sign up/donate for Atlanta Hunger Walk — Sunday, Feb. 25 at Georgia State University Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Please join St. Catherine’s team! It’s a fun day with food trucks, games, educational activities, live entertainment, and 25% of donations go to Episcopal Community Foundation. St. Cat’s Youth will depart after 8:45 am service for the diocesan youth breakfast & Eucharist (bring money for lunch). To walk/run or donate go to . Donations also accepted on Sundays in the church foyer. Please RSVP to team captain Connie Bergeron, connie AT for:
-> A light lunch before departure in Parish Hall 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
-> Carpool — we will depart by 12:30 pm and the walk/run starts 2:00 pm.


*** Women’s Retreat registration now open — All women are invited for “Renewing You” retreat weekend at Montara Farm in the beautiful North Georgia mountains April 27-29. Cost still being determined, between $325 – $375 based on number of participants, includes room & meals Friday night through Sunday brunch. Space will be limited — send in your $100 deposit soon (write checks to St. Catherine’s and designate for Women’s Retreat; or make payment on The City). Final payment will be due March 18. For questions contact: Gina Bauman, tabby257 AT; Maureen Donoghue, georgiadonoghues AT; Ginny Lummus, gslummus AT; Pat Pepper, ppepper97 AT; Diane Sanders, dianesanders3198 AT; Lisa Spessard,lnspessard AT


*** Blood drive Tuesday, Feb. 20 — 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Youth House. Reservations are not needed but help to get you in & out in the shortest time — reserve a time now at with our sponsor code: STCATS.

-> Volunteers are needed for set up and greeting donors, contact Jennifer Massey, AT / 404.375.8327.


RealityU wants you — Want a fun and quick way to volunteer in our community? RealityU is a financial literacy simulation by Communities In Schools in local middle and high schools for students to learn life skills and the importance of education. No experience needed. Sign up for these upcoming dates:

-> Durham Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 8 –

-> McCleskey Middle School on Friday, Feb. 16 –


Cats On Wheels lunch Saturday, Feb. 17 — Join us for our next pay-your-own lunch out at 11:30 am, this month at Yeero Village Greek Restaurant, Roswell, . RSVP so we can save you a seat on the form in your bulletin, or contact Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheels AT, 404-661-2200. Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you!


Outreach committee seeking leaders for several activities including MUST Summer Lunch packing, Rise Against Hunger meal packing, and neighborhood school support. If you would like to be more involved in outreach without a year-round commitment, this is a great way to help out. Please contact Harriett Pyburn, harriettspyburn AT


MUST Laundry Team needs help — Laundry Team serves the 4th Tuesday and 5th Wednesday each month at MUST Ministries Elizabeth Inn shelter on Cobb Parkway. 2 volunteers work together 6:30-11 pm. Instructions are simple, and the men at the shelter are extremely grateful. Choose your date at:


St. Catherine’s Preschool registration is ongoing — We appreciate you referring friends and neighbors to our quality program for children ages 1 through 4 (Pre-K). Tours are available every Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am-noon, no appointment needed. For full information visit our website at .


*** Next Wheel newsletter article deadline — Articles & photos for the next issue of our newsletter, The Wheel, are due by midnight on Wednesday, February 7 for publication on February 9. Send information to Editor Karen Manno, Karen AT or place in her mailbox at church.




  • February 13 – Shrove Tuesday: Burning of the Palms 5:45 pm; Pancake Supper 6-7:30 pm
  • February 14 – Ash Wednesday, Lent begins – services at 7 am, 12 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 18 – No Formation/Church School for children or youth. Adult education classes will meet.
  • Tuesday, February 20 – Blood drive 3-7 pm
  • Sunday, February 25 – Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run
  • Saturday, March 3 – Worship Ministry Team training 9-11 am
  • Tuesday, March 6 – Quarterly Ministry Teams Meeting 7 pm
  • Saturday, March 24 – Lenten Quiet Day
  • March 25-31 – Holy Week; Sunday, April 1 – Easter Day
  • April 27-29 – Women’s Retreat


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In Christ,

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church
a Parish in the Diocese of Atlanta
571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068