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has for us and the world by
welcoming, accepting, nurturing,
and serving all people through
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St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
February 24 - March 9, 2018

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Clergy Letter

Welcome Rev. Simrill
  Lent Formation class
  Planning for Future
  Quiet Day
  Faith, Money & God
  Meeting Jesus in John
  Lent in a Bag
Concert: Feiner Musicke
Women's Retreat
Worship team training
Scouts Sunday
Ministry Teams Quarterly
Stephen Ministry

Hunger Walk
Outreach leaders
Laundry Team

Habitat grant
Interfaith Book Club
Rice Bowls

Newcomer coffee
DOK sponsors shower
Absalom Jones
Seen around St. Cat's
Ministry focus

Terrence Roberts
Bringing Faith Home
Wellness tip

Hunger Walk
Youth Readers
Beach trip




2/25 – Atlanta Hunger Walk

2/28 – Youth WNL

2/27 – Elizabeth Inn Laundry Team

2/28 – Elizabeth Inn Breakfast Team & Dinner Team

3/3 –Worship team training;
Planning for Future workshop

3/4 – Scouts Sunday @8:45 service;
Concert: Feiner Musicke

3/6 – Quarterly Ministry Teams meeting

3/7 – Youth WNL

3/11 – Daylight Savings Time begins

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A video message: Our Lenten Journey

The Rev. Sarah Fisher


Welcome The Rev. Spenser Simrill!

Friends, it is with great delight that I write to tell you that, beginning this Sunday, February 25, The Rev. Spenser Simrill will be joining us on Sundays for a season at St. Cat's. Spenser is a beloved priest in the Diocese of Atlanta. Having served as Rector of both St. Luke's, Atlanta and St. John's College Park, Spenser is living into his retirement by working part-time at Canterbury Court retirement community in Atlanta. He has graciously agreed to be with us on Sundays until Hazel arrives.

Some of you had the joy of meeting Spenser when he served as Supply Priest earlier this month. Spencer told me he loved being at St. Cat's. He was particularly impressed with the kind hospitality he was shown, the wisdom of the Catechists and students in the atria and the beauty of the both the Choristers and the Chancel Choir. He is eager to get to know us and to be with us.

Please note Spenser will be present with us on Sundays and other occasional services, including some Holy Week liturgies. But he will be with us on a very part time basis. While we are all eager for Hazel Glover's arrival as Associate Rector, having Spenser with us for a season will be a delight and joy. Please take a moment to welcome him on Sunday!

Peace & joy,

Lent 2018

Sundays - Adult Formation at 10:00 AM

Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
The Gospel of John attests to the fact that God is love. His love for us is boundless, grace-filled, and eternal. Using conversation and journals, our journey together in Lent will explore this love. See more below.


Planning for the Future: A Preparation Day

March 3, 11 AM - 3 PM -- Reservation required
All of us go down to the dust. One of the greatest gifts we can give to our loved ones is the gift of preparedness. This day will have two parts. The first will feature Metta Johnson, RN BSN, Certified Aging Life Care Manager, and CEO of Metta Johnson and Associates will be with us. Metta is an expert in care for seniors. She will help us look at Advanced Directives—how to make sure what you want is properly expressed to both your medical team and your family. She’ll also be available to help answer your questions and help those who are caring for aging parents as they navigate the health care maze. In the afternoon, we’ll take a look at funeral planning. From hymns to lessons to eulogies, we’ll walk through all the details so you can record your wishes and then store them on file at St. Cat’s if you choose. All are welcome. You need not be a member of St. Cat’s to attend. A suggested donation of $12 will cover materials, light lunch and snacks. Registration is required, please register with Becky Adams in the church office ( by February 27 to guarantee your spot.


Embodying Stillness as we prepare to walk Holy Week with Jesus: A Quiet Day

March 24, 9 AM-1 PM - Reservation required
Worship, yoga, clay, the labyrinth, simple chants and silence will mark this day. We will begin with worship, enter into silence and have several places to contemplate the mysteries of Holy Week, of being in our bodies and of what it means to walk with Jesus. Priest and Yoga Instructor, The Rev. Julia Rusling will lead yoga and parts of our worship. Potter Mel Paris will offer a place for us to listen with our hands. The labyrinth will be available for walking meditation and the day will end with a simple lunch prepared by Sue Snape. You need not be a member of St. Cat’s to attend. A suggested donation of $12 will cover materials, lunch and snacks. Registration is required, please register with Becky Adams in the church office ( by March 16 to guarantee your spot.


Wednesday Evening Workshops

Faith, Money and God: Writing your Money Autobiography
Wednesdays, March 14 & 21, 7:00-8:30 PM

In this season of preparation, Mother Sarah, in partnership with Stewardship 365, invites us to together explore the often-complicated relationship we have with our money. Do we gravitate towards scarcity or abundance? Did the behaviors our parents modeled for us impact the way we respond to money? This two week session will invite you to reflect both alone and in a small group on your money history and will help you write your money autobiography.


Lent in a Bag

This year we have a new way for you and your family to practice Lent at home. “Lent in a Bag” take-homes are on the table in the foyer. Each bag includes an assortment of items with a corresponding reflection and some suggestions on how to use it. This is appropriate for individuals and families and for all ages. Please contact Jenna Parker with any questions at


Lent Reflections

A variety of Lenten materials for children, youth and adults are available for pickup on our resource table in foyer. In particular you’ll find this year’s booklet of reflections on the season of Lent, "Seeking God in Darkness and in Light," written by our own St. Catherine's parishioners. You may also subscribe to receive a daily email with the Reflection of the Day from the collection -- sign up is available now at The whole booklet is available on this page of our website and posted on our Facebook page so be sure to check each day from Ash Wednesday through Easter Day.

Sunday afternoon concert: Feiner Musicke

Sunday, March 4, 4pm

Feiner Musicke is a husband and wife team with Mel Foster, tenor and Ellen Heinicke Foster, harp. Husband & wife Mel Foster, tenor, and Ellen Heinicke Foster, harp, blend power, grace and passion to create an unforgettable musical experience. They will perform “Art Songs of the Early 20th Century: Music of Hope and Love”, with pieces by Debussy, Ravel, traditional spirituals and more. Learn more about this duo and their music at .

The concert is free, with a freewill offering, and open to the public. A reception will follow with time to meet the artists. Come join us and bring family and friends for an enjoyable and uplifting afternoon! For questions regarding our concert series contact Martha Bowden,

-> Cookies requested for concert reception -- If you would like to contribute some cookies or other finger desserts please leave items clearly marked for "Concert Series" in the kitchen or bring them to the reception table prior to the concert.


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 music lovers. We invite you to become a “Friend Of Music At St. Catherine’s” this year and help enhance the musical and spiritual life of our community. All contributors will be acknowledged in the concert programs and invited to a Friends of Music reception. Gifts in any amount are welcome and are tax deductible. Please make checks to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, designate it on the memo line for “Friends of Music,” and send/bring to the church offic. St. Catherine's members may also give online through your account in The City. For more information, see our website at

Women’s Retreat is filling fast!

All women are invited to join us for "Renewing You", a wonderful retreat weekend Friday to Sunday, April 27-29, at beautiful Montara Farm, a 400-acre private mountain-view ranch, just 55 miles north of downtown Atlanta. We’ll have enriching activities and time for relaxation. Anyone who's been to Montara can tell you all about how delightful is their food! You can see photos and more about Montara Farm at

Space is limited, so reserve your place now with a $100 deposit! Registration includes your room for 2 nights, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch, plus snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Cost will be $325, final balance due March 18. Please write checks to St. Catherine’s and designate for “Women’s Retreat”, or make payment through your account on The City. If you have any questions please contact Ginny Lummus,

Worship team training for Lay Readers, Youth Readers, Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Saturday morning, March 3

Please come from 9 to 10:45 am to enjoy fellowship over coffee, hot chocolate and donuts. We will review best practices and talk through plans for Holy Week and Easter, with time for all your questions. For more information contact Mother Sarah,

Honoring all Scouts

Sunday, March 4 at 8:45 service

All Scouts & Scouters are invited to attend St. Catherine's Scout Sunday on March 4 at the 8:45 am service. All Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Eagle and Gold Award Scouts—both young & old—come in your uniform to be recognized at this service. Patches will be available for all children and youth in uniform. For questions please contact Tina Kerr,

Ministry Teams Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, March 6

Leaders of all tSt. Catherine's ministry teams and committees, come at 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall. We’ll have an opportunity for team leaders to meet with their new Vestry Shepherds, important discussions of the 2018 budget and ministry plans for this year. Please be sure that a representative of all minstry teams and committees will be there to hear and participate. All those who are interested in the ministry work of St. Catherine's are welcome to attend. For questions contact Mother Sarah, or Senior Warden Stephanie Yucuis,

Consider becoming a Stephen Minister

Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide individual, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting for reasons such as divorce, grief, a terminal illness, loss of a job, relocation, an empty nest, retirement, hospitalization, loneliness, and many other stresses or challenges.

-> St. Catherine’s Stephen Ministry is now recruiting a new class of ministers to begin training this fall. Perhaps you, too, have heard that little voice saying, “Maybe I can do this”? If you have ever thought about joining this life-changing ministry please contact one of our Stephen Leaders to learn more: Amy Morris, Chris Potter, David Moore


Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run is Sunday, February 25

STEP UP - STOP HUNGER! Please join St. Catherine's Team at Georgia State University Stadium (formerly Turner Field) and help us support the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Episcopal Community Foundation. Everyone can help us reach our team fundraising goal! The event opens at noon and the 5K walk and run begin at 2:00 pm. It’s a fun day with food trucks, games, educational activities, live entertainment and more. Walk registration is $30 at event; Run registration is $40.

  • To walk or run or to make a donation in support of our Team, go to this link: You can click "Join Team" or "Donate Now". You may donate on behalf of the entire team or a specific team member.
  • TIME: Depart St. Catherine's not later than 12:30 pm; walk/run starts at 2:00 pm. Please note: You will want to attend the 7:45 or 8:45 am service this day.
  • YOUTH: St. Catherine's Youth will depart at 9:00 am for the diocesan youth breakfast & Eucharist with Bishop Wright (bring money for lunch).
  • LUNCH: A light lunch will be provided in the Parish Hall from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. PLEASE RSVP to Connie Bergeron at
  • CAR POOL: Please contact Connie ASAP at connieatlbergerons.netl.

Outreach opportunities update

  • Project leaders
    Outreach committee is seeking leadership for several activities including Rise Against Hunger meal packing (one event Late July/Early August), neighborhood school support (periodic), and Bread Pickup ministry (coordinator works via email to schedule a preexisting team of volunteers). If you've been feeling called towards outreach work but wasn't sure if it would fit in your schedule, these are wonderful opportunities to explore. Please contact Harriett Pyburn for more information (
  • MUST Laundry needs volunteers
    As part of your new year's resolutions (or perhaps observance of a Holy Lent), please consider signing up for a laundry shift in 2018. 2 volunteers work together from 6:30pm-11pm. Instructions are available and simple, and the men at the MUST shelter are extremely grateful for the service. If you are a veteran of this volunteer work, please consider inviting someone new to attend with you this year so we can grow our volunteer base. If you are new and interested in attending with someone who has been before, contact Dave Yucius and he can help you find a partner ( Sign up at:
  • RealityU
    Want a fun and quick way to volunteer in our community? Try a RealityU — we guarantee it will make you want to come back for more! RealityU is a financial literacy simulation run by Communities In Schools in various middle and high schools in Cobb. Students are assigned a scenario of job, salary, student loan and children based on an interest survey and their current GPA. They are then tasked with paying their bills for a month (making decisions about transportation and housing choices, child care, groceries, entertainment, insurance, healthcare, savings, etc.). Students learn firsthand about costs in the real world, the importance of education, and other important life skills.
    No training is required ahead of time, and all materials are supplied. Volunteers staff each station as the students visit them. You can sign up for a single event or many. Next dates are coming soon, please sign up below. For further questions contact Harriett Pyburn (
    - Thursday, March 1 for Pine Mountain Middle at Kennesaw High School
    - Saturday, March 3 for Turner Chapel AME Church,

Habitat & St. Catherine’s receive ECF Grant

The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) has offered a Small Acts of Charity grant to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta, Inc. in partnership with St. Catherine’s. The $5,000 challenge grant will support the house to be built by the Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition (CIHC). St. Catherine’s partners annually with CIHC, a local interfaith group focused on funding and building Habitat homes as their way of giving back to the community. With rising costs for building materials and land, ECF will match any new funds raised towards this build by March 31, 2018 (up to $5,000).

ECF hopes that this incentive will encourage others in the community to support the increased expenses for this year’s build which has been initially scheduled to begin on April 28. For information on St. Catherine's work with Habitat please contact Connie Bergeron,

Women’s Interfaith Book Club

By Del Halstead-Nussloch

On a Saturday in January, I found myself in a mosque, totally absorbed in a conversation about a book. The hour and a half of amazing conversation was with a group of women who ordinarily would not have an opportunity to talk with one another. The book we were discussing was “Daring to Drive”, the story of a Saudi Arabian woman’s struggle for civil rights in Saudi Arabia, including the right to drive. What made this time so special is that the group was composed of Ahmadiyya Muslim and Episcopal women. This group, an inter-faith book club, was begun by three women, Mahmooda Rahman, Baitul Ata Mosque; Debbie Betsill, St. James’ Episcopal Church, and Muriel Diguette, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church. The book club itself grew out of the inter-faith work that Ms. Betsill and Ms. Rahman do together. As Ms. Rahman has said, “the purpose of the group is to build bridges of understanding among women of all faiths, to talk about our commonalities, and to make life-long friends”. They decided to open up the group to other parishes and faiths after they were established.

St. Catherine’s has now been invited to join the group. The book club meets once a month on the third Saturday morning of the month, 9:30 – 11 am, and alternating between the Mosque and St. Bede’s. I know I will be attending as often as I can. The dates, locations and books are:

  • February 16 - St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, “The Zookeeper’s Wife”
  • March 17 - Baitul Ata Mosque, “The Obstacle in the Way”
  • April 20 - St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  • May 18 - Baitul Ata Mosque, “Half the Sky”

If you are interested in joining us please contact me, Del Halstead-Nussloch, I will share what I know and can put you in touch with people who may have answers to questions I don’t. Come and join us in fellowship, conversation and the opportunity to be in relationship with women of other faiths.

Rice Bowls for Lent

Help make a difference in the lives of millions of kids made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and other circumstances. This Lent, everyone can help our Young Families Ministry support this program. Just pick up a plastic “rice” bowl at church in the foyer or near the preschool office. Use it to collect your spare change throughout Lent to feed the hungry around the world and make a difference in the lives of these children. Filled bowls will be due back to the church on Easter Sunday (April 16). Questions? Contact Molly Banko, or see for more information.


February’s Newcomer coffee

By Invitation Ministry Team

Thank you to the enthusiastic group of visitors and newcomers who joined us in the parish hall on Sunday morning, February 11, for conversation, coffee, and Valentine's goodies. We enjoyed getting to know you better. Thanks also to parishioners who spoke about our ministry teams and helped us welcome and serve our guests.

Our next scheduled newcomer event will be a breakfast on June 10, in the Parish Hall; and stay tuned for news about a special clergy party for newcomers which we hope to schedule later this year. Photos below by Bettye Harris

Daughters of the King welcome baby Christian Harvey

By Tracy Buckalew

DOK member Desiree Harvey and her husband, Joshua, were showered with gifts at a baby shower in their son Christian’s honor on February 11. Christian joined the party as he was born in December two months early, weighing only 3 lbs, 11 oz. The party was hosted by DOK members Barb Perry, Marilyn Hunter, and Rhonda Robinson at the Perry’s home.

Photos below - (1) Desiree with hosts Barb Perry, Marilyn Hunter, and Christian; (2) Proud maternal grandmother Carlene Douglas with Rhonda Robinson, (3) Happy mother with healthy 10 week old, 8lb Christian. TBTG (thanks be to God)!

At the Absalom Jones celebration service

By Bettye Harris

I was pleased to attend and assist at the February 11 "Life & Ministry of Absalom Jones Celebration" by the Diocese of Atlanta, held this year at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing at AUC. The service (a favorite of mine) was wonderful, this time in a much smaller, but oh-so-perfect space. Dennis Patterson from Holy Cross was preacher. Our hosts included Catherine Meeks and John Thompson-Quartey. Music was sung beautifully by a Clark Atlanta University student. We were h​Happy to see a few other St. ​Catherine's folks there including George & Norma Alexander with daughter​ Lillyann​ and grandson​ George III​, Dave Daniels and Barbara Hilke.​ ​

Seen around St. Cat's

Photos by Bill Ivey. See lots more in the albums at Photo Albums.

Installation of our 2018 Vestry
on February 11 at 8:45...

...and 11:15 services

Observing a Holy Lent

Jenna Parker led Burning of the
Palms on Shrove Tuesday

Children of the Catechesis atria in
procession to "bury the alleuias"
for the resurrection of Easter

The Rev. Mandy Brady led our
evening Ash Wednesday service

Do you know about these ministries?

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.

  • February 26-March 4: Ushers – This week we celebrate the life and work of our Ushers, who perform functions of hospitality and space management for Sunday and other services including handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, counting attendance, straightening up and more. Volunteers are scheduled on a rotating basis. To find out more about being part of this ministry please contact Jim Kareken, 770.928.2660.
  • March 5-11: Fellowship Committee – This week we celebrate the life and work of the Fellowship Committee. This group plans a variety of offerings to build community and provide opportunities for fun and fellowship for adults, youth and children. The committee also oversees the kitchen and Parish Hall activities and supplies. Many hands are needed to help plan and carry out these events, and new ideas are invited. For information please contact Deana De La Barre, or Janet Livingston,


Dear St. Catherine’s,

Once again you have rallied to support one of your own. I am greatly humbled and deeply appreciative of all that you have done to help me and my sister following my surgery. From meals to durable equipment to Eucharist to prayers to cards and calls. Way to “love like Jesus”! I love you back. Thank you, again, for everything.

In Christ,
Natalie Whitlow

Dear [St. Catherine’s],

On behalf of the Rotary Club of East Cobb, thank you so much for letting us use the parish hall to make lunches for the Clifton Ridge apartment complex on Allgood Road. We packed lunches then delivered them to the children at this complex. We all know when school is out, feeding kids becomes a challenge for many parents who rely on the lunch programs for their kids. It’s a small number but like the starfish who was thrown back into the sea, it makes a difference to these 53 kids!

Many thanks,
Rotary Club of East Cobb


An Evening With Dr. Terrence Roberts – February 26 at Wheeler H.S.

Please come to Wheeler Performing Arts Center, 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday, February 26, for an evening with Dr. Terrence Roberts. Dr. Roberts will talk about his personal experience as one of the Little Rock Nine and the impact of that experience on his life and the lives of others. The Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1999, he and the other people of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton.

This event is free and seating is first come, first served. Time is 6:30-8:00 pm, the doors open at 6:00. At the conclusion of his talk until 9:00pm, Dr. Roberts will be available to sign his books Lessons From Little Rock and Simple Not Easy. To guarantee a copy, books should be pre-ordered (available from book stores and online sources). Wheeler Performing Arts Center is located at 375 Holt Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30068. For more information, please contact East Cobb Middle School Foundation President Sarah Kirwan at


"Bringing Faith Home" March 3 at Grace Church

The office of Congregational Vitality, the Commission for Christian Faith Formation of Atlanta, and Grace Episcopal Church present an exciting workshop... "Bringing Faith Home: Revitalization of the Church Begins in the Home", at Grace Church in Gainsville, GA on Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Workshop participants will gain language and tools to nurture vibrant faith formation and help change attitudes about church from something we "do" to how we live. Learn how to: create bonds between church and home; elevate the role of home in formation and outreach; foster maturity of parishioners into the role of shepherd of souls. Cost is $20 at the door, which includes lunch. Scholarships are available. For more information email Cheryl Kelley, Grace Episcopal Church is located at 422 Brenau Ave., Gainesville, To register, please fill out the form at


If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Pat McDougald, Matt Bermel, Tom Blackstock, Josh England, Jake England, Lucas Elgie, Andrew Hutton, Taylor Bacon, Ryan Johnson and Zach Hurley.

OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Donald, our president, Nathan, our Governor, members of Congress and this Country.

DECEASED: Steve Burkholder; Rev. Robert McMichael III; Butch Higley; Warren Martin

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Peter Tezza, Swiss Britt, Collette Waudby, Jenni & Tilden, Maddie Wilfred, Ron Brannock, Dave Yucius, Howard Heinbuch, Becky Pfeil, Ryan Teal, Lisa Johnson, Kristi Anderson, John, Susan Jenkins, Melinda Stuk, Jake S., Jay Read, Nelson Gale, Kris Kell, Grace Bunke, Elizabeth Keeley, Lee Harrison, Janet Cranston, Natalie Whitlow, Fran Corragio, Cori Taylor, Elspeth De La Barre, Winn Hampton, Kaley Harris, Erin Bennett, Bruce, David, Gene Harlan, Jim Lutes, Alyssa, Jo Brokenshire, Alexis Miniat, Marti Graham.

BIRTHDAYS: (2/27) Jeff Harris, (2/28) Hannah Harris, (3/1) Candy Jansen, (3/2) Martin Michael, Charlie Zimmerman, (3/3) Elizabeth Lopez, (3/4) Barbara Saunders, Rebecca Riney, Ethan Cook, Jenna Fulcher, (3/5) Jim Dirksen, (3/6) Anthony Friend, Sebastian Calvo, (3/7) David Perdue, Brenna Wilson, (3/8) Jane Bird, Keith Dumke, Jessica Pierce, Rachel Hutton, Lilli Buckalew, (3/9) Chris Kallas, Jeff Boyd.

ANNIVERSARIES: Swiss & Peter Britt (2/25), Chris & Alyce Brennan (2/26), Jeff & Alison Harris (3/4), Ralph & Woodie Patrick (3/8)

(2/25) Raymond & Kristina Higgins; Barb Hilke; Todd, Anne, Grady & Frannie Hitchins; Eric & Amy Hollis; Neal Hughart.
(3/4) Tom & Marilyn Hunter; Jacqueline Hurley; Matt, Rachel, Sebasjian, Zoey & Chase Hutton; Bill, Donna, Andrew & Phillip Hutton; John, Kelly & Kathleen Iacobelli.

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 Volunteer Opportunities form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.


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.

St. Catherine's Calendar

Holy Baptism

Date coming up: March 31 (Great Vigil of Easter). To schedule a baptism please contact the church office for the customary booklet about Holy Baptism and to arrange a date.

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.

Saturday, 2/24 Saturday, 3/3


Campus Ministry Retreat

Stephen Leaders Meeting
Worship Team Training
Atlanta Finnish School
Lent Quiet Day
Sunday, 2/25 Sunday, 3/4


Atlanta Hunger Walk
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Church School
Hunger Walk Lunch
Holy Eucharist


Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
    / Scouting Sunday
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Stewardship Retreat
Girl Scouts
Concert- Feiner Musicke

Monday, 2/26 Monday, 3/5

CGS Catholic
Stephen Ministry Training
Stephen Ministry
Boy Scouts


CGS Catholic
Stephen Ministry Training
Stephen Ministry
Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 2/27 Tuesday, 3/6


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
MUST Laundry Team


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Quarterly Ministry Teams
Wednesday, 2/28 Wednesday, 3/7
MUST Breakfast
Elizabeth Inn Dinner
Memorial Garden
Youth WNL
Chancel Choir


Wheel articles due
Youth WNL
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 3/1 Thursday, 3/8


Men's Bible Study

Daisy Girl Scouts
Men's Bible Study
Friday, 3/2 Friday, 3/9

Mother Sarah's Day
    of Sabbath

Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
A.A. Women’s Meditation


Mother Sarah's Day
   of Sabbath

Men's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study
A.A. Women’s Meditation

Future planning

Please hold these dates:

  • Sundays through March 25 — Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John, 10-11 am
  • Wednesdays, March 14 & 21 – Workshop - Faith, Money and God: Writing Your Money Autobiography, 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 24 – Lenten Quiet Day: Embodying Stillness, 9 am – 1 pm
  • March 25-31 – Holy Week
  • Sunday, April 1 – Easter Day, services at 7 am, 8:45 am, 11:15 am; Children’s Easter Egg Hunt after 8:45 service; Breakfast 8 am; Receptions following 8:45 & 11:15 services
  • April 27-29 – Women’s Retreat


By Youth Director Sally Paris,

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

February 25: Hunger Walk
March 26-30: Holy Week - No Wednesday Night Live
April 1: Easter!
April 2-6: Cobb County Spring Break - No Wednesday Night Live
April 22: World Dinner
April 27-28: Lock-in!
May 6: Youth-led World Dinner; Diocesan Graduation Celebration
May 13: Youth Sunday
May 20: Last Day of Church School
May 24: SUMMER!!


Hunger Walk/Run February 25

We will meet at St. Catherine's at 9:00 am. We will head downtown for a light breakfast followed by a contemporary Youth-Led Liturgy. Following Eucharist, we will walk as a group to former Turner Field to register for the walk and to grab lunch at the food trucks. **Please bring money for lunch. If you would like to ride with the youth, please email Sally ASAP. We will take enough cars for those who have asked to ride together, but cannot guarantee seatbelts if you don't let me know by Friday.


Youth Readers!

Mo. Sarah is hosting a time for coffee/hot chocolate, doughnuts, fellowship, and a little bit of training on Saturday, March 3 at 9 am. Anyone who is currently a youth reader or would like to become one should do their best to be there! It will be good time to spend together and my hope is that we all walk away knowing a little more about each other and what Mo. Sarah would like us to do in the service! If you have questions, let me know.


At the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Cooking up a feast! (photos by Bill Ivey)

Rite 13 Beach Trip

The Rite-13 class will be taking their Beach Trip to Panama City, Florida, June 15-17. We will leave at 11 am on Friday, June 15 and come back in the early evening on Sunday, June 17. The cost of the trip is $150 and covers all expenses except lunch on the way down (lodging, food, transportation, and a t-shirt are all included). Confidential scholarship is available by request!

This trip is a wonderful opportunity for the Rite 13ers and their leaders to enjoy each other’s company, grow together in their faith, spend some time on the beach, and have loads of fun! Please contact Sally if you have any questions! Register now at


In the Diocese

  • PYE 2018 - July 25-28
    Each summer, Province IV comes together for a Provincial Youth Event for high schoolers. This year, it is in Atlanta at All Saints'. Join youth and youth leaders from the 19 dioceses of Province IV for three days of service, learning, worship, and fellowship. The service work will be similar to an atlSERVE week and the program will center around Posts for Peace - a local organization that strives to bring social justice and understanding into our world. More information can be found on the registration page at . You can also apply for the Leadership Team at (if selected for the Leadership Team, you are not responsible for the $150 participant fee) 

  • atlSERVE June 24-27 at All Saints' Atlanta
    This is our summer service week for middle and high school. Every year, we have between 40-50 youth and adults that participate. Each day, we serve all over the city. The work is focused on building relationships within the communities we serve. Each night, we reflect on our work with others as well as have some fun. Cost $150. Register at .

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 13

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 on the Welcome Table or in the nearby wall rack. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles and photos are due by midnight on Wednesday 2 days before the publication date. Please submit items to Editor Karen Manno via email (below) or in her mailbox at church.

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