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I found it in the discount bin of a used DVD store—a copy of the 1970's movie, Little Big Man. A very young Dustin Hoffman plays a 110-year-old remembering his days growing up as a white boy raised by the Cheyenne. Throughout the movie his life moves between the two cultures, and we see ourselves and our culture through his eyes.
The Cheyenne call themselves the tsis-tsis-tas, which can simply mean “The People,” but more appropriately, “The Human Beings.” There are Lakota or Pawnee, Sioux or White Men, and then there are the Human Beings. Little Big Man's mentor is Old Lodge Skins who is the Peace Chief of the tribe (there is also a War Chief). Little Big Man calls him “Grandfather,” and in one scene, he asks Grandfather about the difference between White Men and Human Beings. “The Human Beings believe everything is alive. Not only man and animals, but also water, earth, stone, and also the things from them. But the White Man, they believe that everything is dead. Stone, earth, animals. And people! Even their own people! If things keep trying to live, White Man will rub them out. That is the difference.” Then Old Lodge Skins adds, “There is an endless supply of White Men. There has always been a limited number of Human Beings!”
St. Irenaeus wrote in the second century A.D. that “Man fully alive is the glory of God.” A more inclusive and appropriate translation today might be, “a Human Being fully alive is the glory of God.” Surely it is our call as Christians to become “fully alive” in the way that we are called, through the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our model not only of what God is most like, but also what we human beings should be most like as well. In a word, the kind of Human Being that Jesus is can be summed up in a single word, “compassion.” It seems from all accounts that the person, the “Human Being” Jesus had an infinite capacity for compassion for human suffering. And our “vocation” or calling, is to become more like Jesus, especially in that way. We do that as a church by prayer, study, and works of compassion. And of course, most mysteriously and powerfully, by worship, especially the Holy Eucharist. As Bishop Frank Allan has said, “The Eucharist is not about changing bread and wine into body and blood, but it is about changing us into human beings who are fully alive—the glory of God.”
When I was privileged to take the helm at St.Catherine’s as your Interim Rector, I said at the time that my job was to “tell you what I see.” And now—can you believe it's been almost six months!—I can tell you with great wisdom and authority that what I see in you is a parish fully alive!
I look forward with great excitement to the coming seasons with you all, as we share together this adventure that God has called us on, to become “fully alive” through Jesus Christ. I thank God for the privilege of being your leader for this important time in the life of this exceptional parish! Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year to you all!
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Your Nominating Committee will be posting periodic updates on the search process on St. Catherine’s blog page, “The Welcoming Journey.” Read it now at www.stcatherines.org/thewelcomingjourney - we invite you to add your comments. You can subscribe to our blog with RSS feed -- click this button to sign up:
Saturday, February 6 - get tickets now!
The annual Valentine Dinner, Dance and Auction will be held on the evening of Saturday, February 6. This is always our biggest fundraiser for our Youth program and we thank you for your support. Proceeds will go to defray costs of the Youth Pilgrimage which will take place this summer.
Ticket are $35 per person, and are available before and after each church service starting until January 31 or until sold out. Seating will be limited, so be sure to get your tickets early! For further information, contact Youth Director Sally Paris, sallystcatherines.org, or Susanne Muckerman, readersuebellsouth.net
Auction items being accepted now
We are now seeking donations for the fabulous Live and Silent Auctions – all types of items, services, vacation homes, etc. Donations are tax deductible. Contact Sally or Susanne as above for information and forms.
Worship at 7:30 & 10:30 am / Church School 9 am
St. Catherine’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on January 24 at 12:30 PM following our worship service this day at 10:30 AM. The 10:30 service will include an offertory anthem sung by the Chorister, Chancel Choir and a special Youth Choir! A light lunch will be served immediately following the service, 11:45-12:30 pm, followed by the meeting. The Annual Parish Meeting is a time for the congregation to receive reports from the Interim Rector, Senior Warden, Treasurer, and other organizations throughout the parish. It is a time to reflect on the year past and to explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the new year. We hope you will be a part of this most important time in our common life.
Annual reports due January 15
Now is the time to start thinking about annual reports - we will gladly accept them early! We really want to have all committees, groups and ministries of St. Catherine's included in the annual report which is distributed to the entire parish at the Annual Meeting. Please send reports by email to rosestcatherines.org by Friday, January 15. Contact Rose if you would like a copy of last year's report for your group or ministry.
Annual Meeting lunch help needed
The Fellowship Ministry is looking for help in the following areas: Set up (Sunday morning January 24 after the 7:30 AM service/breakfast) and clean up (specifically need help moving furniture). Please contact Jennifer Massey massey.jmgmail.com or Shirley Childs sechildsbellsouth.net to lend a hand or if you have questions.
Next lunch: Saturday, January 16
Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you! If you are old enough to be eligible for an AARP card and have an adventurous spirit, you are invited to join this lively group of folks with life experiences for periodic outings to various places of interest throughout the year.
Our next odd-month pay-your-own lunch will be Saturday, January 16 at J. Christopher’s – the POWERS FERRY LOCATION (between Terrell Mill and Delk Road), 1275 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067, (770) 953-0002, www.jchristophers.com. RSVP so we can save you a seat -- see the Opportunities For Ministry in your bulletin or contact Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-2200.
Trip to Historic Charleston - Information meeting January 17
On Sunday, January 17 at 1:30 PM, there will be an opportunity to “Come and See” about the details of a Cats On Wheels trip to Charleston, SC, planned for April 20 –23. Among the highlights will be a carriage ride tour of the historic district, a visit to Boone Plantation, walking the decks of the USS Yorktown, a ferry boat ride to the Fort Sumter National Monument, and much more. You won’t want to miss this exciting trip. Bring a friend and join us in the Board Room for this presentation and a slice of pizza.
Cats On Wheels calendar
Here is more of our schedule coming up, please join us!
The Advent wreath red recycling bin is now in the foyer near the name tags. We appreciate you returning the wreath form, candle holders and unused candles from the Advent wreaths we made at St. Cat's for the past season. Thank you!
St. Catherine’s Preschool: Cherishing Childhood — Valuing Education
Open House - Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year is here! As always, we appreciate you referring friends and neighbors to our quality program serving East Cobb for over 40 years.
St. Catherine’s Preschool, a ministry of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, reaches out to our community and offers premier preschool/child development. All children are welcome, within the age guidelines, regardless of race, national origin, or religious preference. Please visit our website at www.stcatherines.org/preschool for more information on our wonderful preschool.
Look at church for your updated Christian Formation brochure of complete offerings for winter and spring.
Church School - Sundays, 10 AM
Weekday Bible study groups
WNL Dinner Pass now available for winter – spring -- Now available, dinner passes for Wednesday Night Live meals for winter & spring. Price is $60 adults & youth, $30 children, for January through May but excluding the weeks in Lent (WNL meals by donation during Lent). Please contact Sally Paris, sallystcatherines.org.
WNL, our weekly Wednesday night program, has something for everyone—dinner, fellowship and learning for people of all ages. Dinner 5:45-6:30 pm; Adult program 6:30 pm; Youth and Explorers games & study hall at 6:30 OR Choristers at 6:15, followed by programs 7-8 pm. Dinner prices are $7 adults, $3 children (maximum $25 per family). Be sure to make your dinner reservation each week that you will dine with us: (1) on The City, (2) on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, OR (3) contact the church office, beckystcatherines.org or 770-971-2839, by Tuesday 5 pm.
New Church School class meets weekly
By Althea Dillard
It’s not only Roman Catholics who use a rosary or other prayer beads or prayer cord to help draw the mind closer to prayer, and concentrate on when words are said, especially when at the same time one is deep in prayer. Distracting thoughts may pop in… “What is it I’m supposed to say next?” or “Where are we going with this?” The use of a rosary or prayer beads is not only about expressing any particular religious faith. It is also about directing the mind (and spirit) into a deeply prayerful (meditative) state. This is where the change starts to happen and the invitation of God's presence occurs.
For information and to explore the experience of praying with a beads, please come and join the new Church School class now in session each Sunday , "Inviting God's Presence: Praying with an Anglican (Protestant) Rosary." Starting at 10:00 am I promise a very special Lenten experience with this form of contemplative prayer.
The short set of Lenten Prayers below focuses on using the Anglican (Protestant) Rosary.
On the Cross or the terminal charm. The Gloria Patri: Glory be to the father, and the son, and the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, it is now and will be forever. Amen.
On the Invitatory (first) Bead. A prayer adapted from St. Jerome: O Lord, you have given us your word for a light to shine upon our path; grant me so to meditate on that word, and to follow its teaching, that I may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
On the first Cruciform bead. A prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola: Lord, Jesus Christ, fill me, I pray, with your light and life.
On the first set of weeks beads:
On the second Cruciform bead. A prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola:
On the third Cruciform bead. A prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola: Lord, Jesus Christ, fill me, I pray, with your light and life.
On the third set of six beads:
On the fourth Cruciform bead. A prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola: Lord, Jesus Christ, fill me, I pray, with your light and life.
On the fourth set of week’s beads:
On the return to the first cruciform bead. Adapted from a prayer of St. Columba: Lord, be a bright flame before me, Today and for evermore.
On the return to the Invitatory bead. From St. Simeon: Come, true light. Come, life eternal. Come, hidden mystery.
On the return to the Cross or the terminal charm. From the Book of Common Prayer: Almighty God, you have poured on me the new light of your incarnate Word; Grant that this light, enkindled in my heart, may shine forth in my life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God, now and forever. Amen. Glory be to the father, and the son, and the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, it is now and will be forever. Amen.
A special annual tradition at St. Catherine’s is our booklet of reflections on the season of Lent written by our own parishioners. Won't you consider writing for this year’s collection? You will be assigned a Scripture passage on which to write a brief (1-3 paragraphs) meditation. Reflections will be due by Friday, January 29, and the collection will be published in time for the start of Lent on February 10. Names are not attributed to the individual writings, so only you (and the editors) will know which one is yours! Still hesitant? You can view last year's booklet to see what other contributions have looked like... go to www.stcatherines.org/reflections/lent.htm .
Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Karen Manno at Karenstcatherines.org. We will be in touch with your assignment.
By Bettye Harris
After a break during the summer and fall, the Invitation Ministry team is again including a special coupon voucher (pictured below)in the green visitor gift bags that we distribute on Sundays. The double-sided voucher invites guests and their families to join us for either a Sunday morning breakfast or a Wednesday Night Live (WNL) dinner. If you are a recent visitor or newcomer and would like a voucher, please stop by our visitor desk on Sunday morning.
If you should meet newcomers at one of these meals, please thank them for coming and let us know whom you've met. Thank you again to Bill Ivey who helped us with design and layout! Contact Bettye Harris (bettyecharrisgmail.com) or Susan Heuke (22sghcomcast.net) if you have questions.
By Hans Kraeger
RSVP now for “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” January 16 through April 2. This is a creative dinner program where only the HOST knows who’s coming to dinner. Each quarter a volunteer host will be given a list of participants for their dinner group. The host will contact each participant of her/his group to plan the date of the event, as well as what to bring to share. The purpose of this program is all about getting to know others better in a fellowship setting outside of the church. Please request to join the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner program in The City or contact Hans Kraeger, hans.kraegergmail.com. You can opt-in/out each quarter and can change your host/no-host status as well.
St. Catherine’s has a variety of music ensembles which are open to everyone with no auditions... and now is a great time to join in as we start the new year and begin work for the seasons of Lent and Easter. Please come and try us out!
Photo - Choristers have fun at a New Year bowling party (by Stephanie Yucius)
By Julie Johnson
St. Catherine’s will be joining together with other seekers for a special two-day immersion experience to learn about the diverse faith communities around metro Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, March 4 -5. An Interfaith Immersion is the best way to get beyond a comparative religion class. Spend a few days truly experiencing the worship and culture of many communities of faith in our area. We will join with persons from other faith communities to form a unique community. This interfaith group will travel around metro Atlanta to visit Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and other faith communities to study, pray, eat and join in fellowship.
The cost is $150 per person (some scholarships are available). More information will follow. Space is limited and registration is required. To register please go to www.interfaithci.org. Questions? Contact Amma Susan, ammsusanstcatherines.org, 770-971-2839. Sponsored by Interfaith Community Initiatives.
St. Catherines' Concert Series will continue in the new year with these stellar events. We welcome you to all our concerts and hope you'll bring family and friends as well. All programs are free, no tickets needed and the public is invited.
Be a Friend of Music at St. Catherine’s
This concert series and our future concerts are made possible and kept affordable by the generous contributions of many music lovers. Become a “Friend Of Music At St. Catherine’s” and help enhance the musical and spiritual life of our community. All contributors will be acknowledged in the concert programs and invited to a an exclusive “Friends” reception. Gifts in any amount are welcome. Please make checks to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church and designate it on the memo line for “Friends of Music.” Donations are tax deductible. Thank you!
Continuing through the first few weeks of this year, we’re trying something a bit different. Announcements are BEFORE THE SERVICE BEGINS—at about 10 minutes before the opening hymn. This applies to all our service times. The Vestry Person of the Day will read the announcements and then, after a moment of quiet to “collect ourselves” and prepare for worship, we will begin the service at the regular time. A suggestion by Father Dean: I invite you to make a discipline of arriving at church 10 minutes early, not simply to hear the announcements but even more importantly, to quiet your soul and prepare yourself for worship. When this time is over, we’ll reflect on this practice, and see how it worked!
The 2016 schedule is now available in the foyer to sign up to dedicate altar flowers or candles in memory of or thanksgiving for loved ones or special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, etc. Sponsorship of any date is not limited to one or two persons, please choose the date(s) you wish. Then be sure to send your payment to the church office on or before your chosen date(s). Flowers are $60 per vase and candles are $20 each.
Did you know that our sanctuary flowers and altar candles are entirely supported only by your direct sponsorship of these ministries? We thank you for your donations!
By Molly Banko
A BIG thank you to all who participated in the Family Promise Blessing Bag collection in November and December. Over 80 bags for infants to teenagers were donated through this Young Families outreach project. Family Promise coordinators were overwhelmed with St. Catherine's generosity and sent the following note the first day the bags were delivered:
Just wanted to share with you that our newest family came today and the mom told me they had no pajamas or socks for the 3 kids. You should have heard the shrieks as we opened up your boxes! Such a joyful moment. Thank you so much!
The bags will be distributed to children throughout the year as they enter the Family Promise program. Watch for another collection next fall.
By Harriett Pyburn
Is one of your 2016 resolutions to find a meaningful way to give back to our community? Communities In Schools (CIS) has a variety of volunteer options available (one-time events or ongoing commitments—you choose!). Please see below and reach out to Harriett Pyburn (harriettspyburngmail.com) if you would like to learn more!
Reality U is a one-day financial literacy event designed to help students understand some of the “realities” involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood. At Reality U, students are provided an adult scenario of their chosen career, complete with marital status, number of children, occupation, and net monthly income. Students visit a variety of booths to “purchase” housing, transportation, communication services, child care, food, utilities, insurance, etc. Volunteers are needed to run each booth. No experience or special skills necessary. A brief training provided at the event and then the fun begins! Please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0445A4AB23A0FD0-reality8
Career Day volunteers are needed to present different career paths and options to 9th and 10th grade students. There will be 2 sessions 8:30 – 10:00 and 10:00- 11:30. Please consider joining us for one or both. Students have expressed an interest in health care related fields, construction, retail store management, computers/graphics, entrepreneurs, public service fields like firefighters etc… We are open to other field and areas as well.
Ongoing volunteer needs
By Gina Baumann
On the morning of Christmas Eve we met at 7 am at church to traveled to Emmaus House's annual Christmas Festival to hand out snacks and gifts to the children in the Peoplestown neighborhood of Atlanta and surrounding areas. Assisted with crowd control for the magician, storyteller and Mr & Mrs Claus, bagged the kid’s gifts and held lots of umbrellas!! We wound up at the Varsity for lunch!
Thank you to all our Youth and Youth Leaders and everyone for making this a great annual event.
By Janet Livingston, ER-D Coordinator Atlanta Diocese
The letter excerpted below from Daniel McNeel "Neel" Lane, the new Chairperson of Episcopal Relief & Development's Board of Directors, gives an excellent example of why giving to others outside the US is so important. What a beautiful way to start 2016. Didn’t God intend all of us to live a rich and full life with enough food on our plate and shelter over our head and clothes on our back?
Read the full letter at www.episcopalrelief.org/stories/inspiration-for-the-journey-in-2016-following-jesus-wherever-he-calls-us .
The Facilities, Grounds and Technology Ministry Team is responsible for some of the most fundamental functions of our church through the operation and maintenance of our buildings and grounds, IT technology infrastructure, and much more. This team has been very ably led by Bill Lee; he has recently stepped down in light of his duties on the Rector Search Nominating Committee. We are happy to announce that Tami Mace is now the convener of this team. We appreciate you!
By Pat Pepper
Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Like me and many others, did you set unrealistic goals for 2016? About one in ten people claim they made too many resolutions. So, to achieve success limit the number of resolutions you make. Other ways to achieve success are to make your goals clear, specific and measurable, and make them public by telling a friend.
In a recent article on resolutions there was a list of 10 common resolutions, and volunteerism was listed as number 9. The most common resolutions, numbers 1-8 were all personal: exercise more, lose weight, watch TV less, etc. It’s interesting that volunteerism ranked lower than these, especially when statistics show that when you “give back” (spend several hours a week helping someone else), you will improve your quality of life and even add years to it. It seems to me that if #9 became #1, all of the personal resolutions would come much easier.
I am here to help you feel successful. If your #9 goal (or maybe it is your # 1 goal) is to volunteer I can help you find the ministry that fits your personal gift(s). When you do that I am confidant you will feel better and improve your quality of life. You can make a difference, and you can join the 10% who were successful in making their resolution a reality.
Interested in finding your purpose for ministry? Contact Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry, 770.971.1269 or volunteerstcatherines.org to get connected!
Photo #1 - Congratulations to Oscar and Peggy on their 66th wedding anniversary! Photos by Bettye Harris, Bill Ivey, Connie Bergeron, more full-size in the album at Winter 2016.
In our Parish Cycle of Ministries, we celebrate the life and work of these ministries in the upcoming weeks. Please read on to find out about each and consider if you’d like to become involved:
Thank you, St. Catherine’s!
I just want to say a word of hearty thanks to all of you for your very generous Christmas check. It was a great surprise, and very welcome! As my nephew (who knows of St. Catherine’s through Youth Happening) said to me about this parish before I arrived, those guys are “the bomb!” Thank you!
From some recipients of the Special Christmas Fund 2015 collection:
Once again a “check from our parish” comes so meaningfully to us! Christmas is love, St. Cat’s is love and we show it to one another.
Thank you from our hearts to yours. Please thank the Vestry and all who sent the gift!
Provided by HealthStart, www.wellstarhealthstart.org
If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, stcatsstcatherines.org. Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Tom Blackstock; Josh England, Jennifer Buckalew’s cousin; Lucas Elgie, Emma Markette’s brother; Zach Hurley.
OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Barack, our president, Nathan, our Governor, and members of Congress.
DECEASED: Christa Tear, mother of Harry Tear
BEFORE SURGERY: Ellis Kilgore
FOR THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Raymond Higgins, Ron Brannock, Ralph Knowles, Pat Raymond, Cybil Hudacko, Frank Strifler, Alan Certain, George Beach, Amanda Braman, Pat Baldwin, Bill Hollman, Lyda Bennett, Paul Westin, Ken Lively, Shelby Bennett, Jim Weigel, Bill Fambrough, Elizabeth Keely, Libby Taylor, Anita Gardner, Roberta Loewy, Brian Burnaugh, Nancy Madaris
ANNIVERSARIES: (1/21) Bill & Donna Hutton
BIRTHDAYS: (1/10) Linda Scott, Sara-Alison Massey-Powell (1/11) Brian Paglia, (1/13) Emily Gale, Dianne Blackshear-Wood, (1/14) Carol Starr, Alan Fey, Penn Worden, (1/15) Barri Gehrand, (1/17) Carla von Hoffmann, Paul Manno, Joann Sampson, Susannah Campbell, (1/19) Bill Krupp, Margaret Shaw, Jillian Fulcher, Becky Adams, (1/20) Chase Paris, Jake McGhee, (1/21) Mae Carr, Paige Culberson, (1/23) Amy Morris.
PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
PRAYER FOR OUR RECTOR SEARCH: Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Catherine’s, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We love to recognize birthdays and wedding anniversaries for everyone in our parish! We have a year-round calendar to pray for these special dates, send birthday cards, and publish in our bulletin and newsletter. Would you like your birthday or anniversary included in our remembrances? Please send names and dates to us using the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.
HELP US HELP YOU
Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.
Two-Week Look Ahead
Below are the next two weeks of events and activities, correct as of publication date. For the entire up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.
Please hold these dates:
By Youth Director Sally Paris, sallystcatherines.org
Information & Interest meeting - Monday, January 11
By Maureen Donoghue and Keith Dumke
On Sunday, January 3, the announcement was made at church that we will be expanding our Youth House with an addition onto the back of the current structure. This addition will double the current size of the building to accommodate our growing youth program and add much needed storage. Over the next few weeks you will receive information asking our parish family to prayerfully consider donating to fund this build. Its cost will be fully funded from donations and fund raisers rather than from the church's operating budget.
Once funds are raised, we will be asking those willing to give their time and talent to help build the addition. There will be a meeting in the Youth House on January 11 at 7:00 pm for anyone interested in helping with this project, please come.
Thank you to Chyanne and Sofi for their amazing sermons on our January Youth Sunday. You shared your stories of what they youth program means to you and inspired and enlightened many people! Great job by everyone who served this day!
Hear to Chyanne and Sofi's sermons on the Sermons page of our website at www.stcatherines.org/sermons/!
On January 24 we will have one service at 10:30 am and there is a piece that has parts for the Choristers, the Chancel Choir (adult choir) and for a Youth Choir! Brian will work with whoever is interested in the choir room at 6:30 on Wednesdays. I plan to participate and I know there are several youth singers that have shown an interest. Rehearsals will only last 3 weeks (3rehearsals). If you are interested, meet in the choir room at 6:30 on Wednesday!
New Beginnings is a unique weekend designed to address concerns and needs of youth grades 6-9th. See information and registration at www.eycdioatl.org/new-beginnings.html.
Happening is a renewal weekend sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Adults attend as chaperones, but teenagers lead the weekend FOR teenagers. Happening Team, which facilitates the weekend experience, consists of young people and adults who are active members of their parish. Happening is open to all high school youth that have completed their first semester of freshman year. See information and registration at www.eycdioatl.org/happening.html.
This coming summer the diocese is sponsoring two mission trips: atlSERVE (for middle school/Rite 13 age youth) and Birmingham (for high school/J2A, YA and Seniors). Get information and registration links at www.eycdioatl.org/event-information.html if you are interested in participating in any of these service-oriented Diocesan activities.
Row 1 montage - January 3: The Rite 13 class selected one of our own to demonstrate how we are called by our faith to react to persecution, that we need to stand up for those being persecuted and we need to be strong enough in our own faith to endure and persevere if we are persecuted because of our beliefs. No youth were harmed while being attacked with wadded up newspaper!
Row 2 - Youth Sunday, January 3! Photos by Bill Ivey
The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. Printed copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church in the foyer, in the wall rack near the welcome table. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles and photos are due Wednesday 2 days before the publication date, by midnight. Please submit items via email (below) or to Editor Karen Manno's mailbox at church.
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Editor: Karen Manno
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