The people of St. Catherine's seek
to share in the love that Jesus Christ
has for us and the world by
welcoming, accepting, nurturing,
and serving all people through
the power of the Holy Spirit.

We Welcome You!

The Newsletter of
St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia
March 10-23, 2018

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Clergy Letter

Daylight Savings Time
Farewell Jenna
  Lent Formation class
  Quiet Day
  Faith, Money & God
  Flowers/music donations
Parish Workday
Holy Week
Easter Day
Cats On Wheels
Children's Chapel
Women's retreat

Bread Pickup
FPCC golf sponsors
Hunger Walk
Habitat build

Seen around St. Cat's
Ministry focus

Michael ONeill Singers
GA Festival Chorus
Wellness tip

Steps to Lead
Beach trip




3/11 – Daylight Savings Time begins

3/14, 21 – Youth WNL programs;
Faith, God, Money workshop

3/17 – Parish Workday;
Cats On Wheels @ Keegan’s Vinings

3/18 – The Extension dinner

3/24 – Lent Quiet Day

3/25–3/31 – Holy Week

4/1 - Easter Day

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Walking through Holy Week

The Rev. Sarah Fisher

Dear Friends:

One of my earliest memories is standing in front of the stove, on a small brown stool next to my grandmother. We were making a big pot of vegetable soup for dinner. She would place into my small hands whatever ingredient was to go into the soup next. She would ask what I thought we needed more of—my answer was always the same—the soup needs more corn. And she would stand by me as I stirred. Then we would wait. While we waited, she would tell me stories of my mother and my uncle when they were little, of her work as a nurse, of my grandfather in his Army uniform, of her beloved mother, Ruby, who died before I was born. We would explore outside, sing Elvis songs and we would watch and check the soup, until the rest of the family came and, together, we would feast.

Fast approaching, the liturgies of Holy Week, especially Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Great Vigil of Easter, are family stories. They are those stories that teach us, they join us, that invite us to move ever closer the heart of our faith. We tell them, we live into them, year after year not because they live in antiquity, but because they are alive and ours and we need and yearn to claim them. We hand them down, like the family soup recipe, to each other. By together walking the road of suffering and the road that leads to an empty tomb, we learn what true companionship, relationship and community means.

Below is a little bit of information about each service. They are imperfect words to describe such transformative liturgies, but I hope they help. And, time permitting, I’m hoping to do a small video series in the next few weeks to talk about some of these liturgies, so keep an eye out on Facebook and in your email.

Under the Mercy,


The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday - March 25 at 7:45, 8:45 and 11:15 AM
From hopeful shouts of Hosannah!, to the impassioned cries of Crucify!, we move with the crowd through the chaos of Palm Sunday. On this day we will begin outside, bless palm branches, sing and we parade to the church and celebrate our Lord’s arrival in Jerusalem. But the story will change quickly. Before we can catch our breath, we will find ourselves in another crowd, crying heartbreaking shouts of crucify, crucify. The confusing and disjointed nature of this day begins our entrance into Holy Week.

Tenebrae - Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 pm - New at St. Catherine's this year

The Tenebrae service will be held in the Nave at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 27. The name Tenebrae (the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows") has for centuries been applied to the ancient monastic night and early morning services (Matins and Lauds) of the last three days of Holy Week, which in medieval times came to be celebrated on the preceding evenings. One of the most conspicuous features of the service is the gradual extinguishing of candles and other lights in the church until only a single candle, considered a symbol of our Lord, remains. Toward the end of the service this candle is hidden, typifying the apparent victory of the forces of evil. At the very end, a loud noise is made, symbolizing the earthquake at the time of the resurrection (Matthew 28:2), the hidden candle is restored to its place, and by its light all depart in silence.

Maundy Thursday - March 29

  • Children’s Experience at 6:00 PM
  • Maundy Thursday Liturgy at 7:30 PM

This night Jesus instructs us how we might love one another, by serving, by washing feet and having feet washed, and by sharing in a holy meal. This year we will have an Agape Feast during the service, a modest, Middle Eastern candle lit meal in the Parish Hall, a time to gather in preparation for the stripping of the altar. It is strength for the journey ahead, as we embody that which we have just received. After the Agape Feast, we return upstairs for stripping of the altar.

Throughout the night, individuals are invited to sit and watch with Jesus, who we understand to be fully present in the Sacrament. The Altar of Repose, where the Blessed Sacrament is kept, will be at the side altar. You can sign up to come and pray during the night. Our Flower Guild will create a beautiful garden space for us. The watch will go throughout the night, ending with Morning Prayer 9:00 AM on Friday. You may stay for as short or long a time as you like. For security, a member of the parish will be present in the foyer so that the building may be kept open, safely, throughout the watch.

Good Friday - March 30, 7:30 pm

“Behold the wood of the cross on which is hung the salvation of the world." It is finished.

Holy Saturday Service - March 31, 10:00 am

And so we wait in that time between grief and hope. Our very brief prayer book liturgy on Holy Saturday is at 10:00 AM in the Nave. Preparations for Easter will follow.

The Great Vigil of Easter Service - Saturday, March 31, 7:30 pm

We enter the mystery with the first fire of Easter. The ancient songs and stories of the Church told together in familiar and new ways. This liturgy “recovers an ancient practice of keeping the Easter feast. Believers would gather in the hours of darkness ending at dawn on Easter to hear scripture and offer prayer….Easter was the primary baptismal occasion for the early church… This practice linked the meanings of Christ's dying and rising to the understanding of baptism." ** We will renew our own baptismal promises and share with joy in the Easter Feast.

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11

Don't be late! Remember this year's start of Daylight Savings Time -- SPRING FORWARD one hour on the morning of the second Sunday in March, and we will see you at church bright and early in Eastern Daylight Time.

Leave-taking for Jenna Parker, Director of Children & Families Ministries

Sunday, March 11 after 8:45 & 11:15 services

Dear Friends:

It's with a mixture of sadness and delight that I write to tell you that Jenna Parker, our Director of Children and Family Ministries, is moving to Indianapolis. While I am thrilled for her and for Regan, who has received a wonderful job opportunity, I am saddened for our St. Cat's community. In her short time here, Jenna has brought talent and joy to this place. We have benefited from her work and her gifts and we shall miss her.

Please join me in thanking Jenna for her good and faithful service to St. Catherine's. We will celebrate with her and Regan on March 11th, which will be her last Sunday with us. As is the St. Catherine's tradition, we'll have cake and conversation. We'll be celebrating in the parlor after both the 8:45 and 11:15 services.

Of course, with Jenna's departure, we're left to wonder what comes next. We will be talking with Jenna about her thoughts about the position. And the vestry will be working on next steps as well. We will keep you apprised of our work and plans. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at

Peace & all good,

Dear St. Catherine's

Nearly two years ago, you so warmly welcomed my husband Regan, and me into your midst. In the time since, we have been so blessed to share in this community with you. I am so joyful to have been able to wonder and grow with the children of St. Catherine's and to have fulfilled a life-long call to work with young people of the church. It is with heartbreak that I announce the truly bittersweet decision for Regan and I to move to be closer to our family and follow the advancement of his career. I will forever cherish the time and experiences I have had serving as your Director of Children and Family Ministries and am so grateful for this opportunity. I will miss all of you more than I can say.


Keeping a Holy Lent

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.


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.


Flowers & Music donations due by Sunday, March 18

We invite everyone to contribute to the cost of flowers to decorate our church and special music for Easter Day services. You will find small manila envelopes in the pews for your check or cash donation. Please be sure to write clearly on the envelope your name and how you would like your donation remembered in our Easter bulletins, in memory or thanksgiving for a loved one (you may also send donations with this information to Becky Adams in the church office,, or pay through your account on The City).


Continuing on 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. Our remaining sessions are: March 11 - Week Four. I have Called You Friends; Sunday, March 18 - Week Five. Abide in Me; Sunday, March 25 - Week Six. We Declare to You.


Lent Reflections

Lenten materials are available on our resource table in the foyer, including Lent in a Bag take-homes, and "Seeking God in Darkness and in Light," written by our own St. Catherine's members. You may receive the Reflection of the Day by daily email -- sign up 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 through Easter Day.

Parish Workday Saturday, March 17

8 am to noon

By Tami Mace

If not you, then who? Please join us to clean up and spruce up our church home for spring, 8:00 am until 12 noon! Our lovely St. Catherine's facilities are in need of:

  • Mulching Gardens
  • Planting Pansies
  • Cleaning Surfaces
  • Making Walkways

Donuts and drinks will be provided to keep everyone energized. See you there!

Holy Week schedule 2018

Sunday of the Passion/  
Palm Sunday, Mar. 25...


Holy Eucharist


Holy Eucharist


Christian Formation


Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, Mar. 27...


Tenebrae Service

Maundy Thursday,
Mar. 29...


Children & Families Maundy Thursday Service

7:30pm Maundy Thursday Service, Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing, Agape Meal, Stripping of the Altar


All-night Sacred Watch prayer vigil at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday,
Mar. 30...


Morning Prayer service to end the Sacred Watch


Outdoor Stations of the Cross


Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday,
Mar. 31...


Holy Saturday Service


The Great Vigil of Easter

  • Please note that the Holy Eucharist & Healing Service from previous years will not be offered this year.
  • There will be no Children’s Chapel on Palm Sunday and Easter Day. This activity will resume on Sunday, April 8 for the 8:45 am services each week.
  • Office schedule -- The church office will be closed on Good Friday, March 30, and Easter Monday, April 2. The Preschool and Preschool office will be closed on Good Friday.

Sunday of the Resurrection - Easter Day ... Sunday, April 1


7:00 am - Outdoor Sunrise Eucharist (rain or shine) with Jubilate Choir
8:00 am - Breakfast
8:45 am - Holy Eucharist - family service with Choristers Choir
              Reception follows in Parish Hall
10:00 am - Children's Easter Egg Hunt;
 (Christian Formation classes will not meet)
11:15 am - Holy Eucharist with Chancel Choir and brass ensemble
              Reception follows in Parish Hall

  • Bring flowers for children's Flowering of the Cross at 8:45 am service – We invite all children to bring cut flowers to the 8:45 Easter morning worship service. It is our custom to flower the cross in front of the sanctuary just as the glorious worship service begins. Please bring flowers for each child, and we always appreciate some extras for children who are visiting or simply forgot theirs.
  • Easter Egg Hunt – The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Easter Day for children through 5th grade immediately after 9:00 service (approximately 10:00 am). We ask that parents be present and supervise their own children during the hunt. Young children (toddlers-2nd grade) meet in front of the church on the pavers, and older children (3rd-5th grade) meet in the downstairs atrium. Youth may be helpers, please contact Youth Director Sally Paris,
    --> Candy & small goody-bag toys, stickers, etc., still needed, by Sunday, March 18 (we have enough plastic eggs, thank you). PLEASE REMEMBER: (1) Leave items SEPARATE, do not fill the eggs. (2) Candy should be individually wrapped -- no loose jelly beans, M&Ms, etc. (3) Make sure the candy contains NO PEANUT products (no Reese's, Snickers, etc.). (4) Bring items to the box outside Youth Director Sally's office by March 18 (for questions contact her at
  • Rice Bowls Ingathering is Easter Day -- Remember, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions of kids worldwide! The "rice bowls" you have filled with your change through Lent are due back to the church by Easter Day. Information about Rice Bowls is available on the website at
  • Easter receptions - cookies and assistance needed – Please join us for a light festive reception following 8:45 and 11:15 am services on Easter morning. Your Fellowship Committee needs cookies, and plenty of assistance with set-up, serving, and clean-up. Sign up by contacting Deana De La Barre, or Janet Livingston,

Cats On Wheels – St. Patricks’ Day lunch out

Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults and we welcome you! Join us for our next pay-your-own lunch to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17, 11:30 am at Keegan's Irish Pub, Vinings location at 4687 South Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 (upper level), Keegan’s expects an overflow crowd this day! Be sure to RSVP so we can reserve enough seats for everyone to Alan Certain,, 404-661-2200.

Children’s Chapel schedule change begins March 18

Beginning on Sunday, March 18, Children’s Chapel will be offered at the 8:45 am services only, and no longer at the 11:15 services. Children’s Chapel provides a time in our Sunday worship for children to hear and respond to the Gospel of the day in a more “child friendly” setting. The children go for Chapel during the Sequence Hymn and return to their families at the Peace. Children’s Chapel is for all children who are interested and able to “still” themselves so they can hear God’s Word—the age range is usually three to nine years old. Adults and Young Adults are needed to assist each Sunday, serving in rotation. This a great opportunity to get acquainted with some of the young members of our Community in Christ. For questions please contact Mary Lou Shannonhouse, 770.973.2840,

Women’s Retreat waiting list open

We are now taking reservations on the waiting list for 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 and the always-delicious Montara food! You can see photos and more about Montara Farm at

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 fill out the Ministry & Fellowship Opportunities form in your bulletin or contact Ginny Lummus, for reservation or questions. Please write checks to St. Catherine’s and designate for “Women’s Retreat”, or make payment through your account on The City.

Vacation Bible School - save the date

Mark your summertime calendar now with the dates of St. Cat's VBS 2018 - July 16-19. Details to come!


Become a Bread Pickup Ministry volunteer

By Ron Cook

For many years St. Catherine's volunteers have been picking up "date expired" baked goods from local supermarkets and delivering them to local food banks. At present there are 11 parishioners serving in this ministry and we recently expanded it to 4 days a week: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We could definitely use more volunteers to keep the workload reasonable and even expand the ministry as there are other sources available. If you would be interested in assisting this "hands on" ministry to our neighbors in need please contact Ron Cook, 770 428 4286.

FPCC Golf Tournament – sponsors wanted

By Hale Sanders

Family Promise of Cobb County is holding its third annual golf outing on June 18 at Indian Hills Country Club and is looking for hole sponsors. If you have a business or know of someone with a business that might be a candidate to sponsor this event, please contact Hale Sanders at or call him at 678-472-1839. You can register at or print and submit this form to Hale.

Hunger Walk/Run 2018 - You can still donate!

By Connie Bergeron

Walkers and runners from St. Catherine's Team for the Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run on February 25 were blessed with only a light mist at race time, instead of the deluge that the dark skies seemed to forecast. Bishop Rob Wright was there with his running shoes on to greet parishes from around Georgia who gathered on February 25th to fight hunger. What an amazing event this year's Hunger Walk/Run was for everyone who came to the Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field) and walked or ran with thousands of other volunteers.

St. Catherine's was well represented by about 20 youth and adults, including David Bachmann, who enthusiastically led the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band that inspired us at the Start Line and the Finish Line with great music. Thank you as well to the dozens of parishioners who generously donated to help feed the hungry families in Georgia.

Good news! If you meant to make a donation and have not yet done so, you may still support St. Catherine's and help us get closer to our fundraising goal online at up to March 15.

Photos below courtesy Betty Harris

Habitat Build begins Saturday, April 28!

By Connie Bergeron

For anyone who has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and worked alongside the homeowner to help construct a brand new home, there is nothing to compare with the exhilaration of Framing Day. Day one starts with a concrete slab, and throughout the day, boards are joined together to form the outline of walls, and at the end of the day - as with barn raisings of old - volunteers joyously raise the four walls to create the outline of what 9 weeks later will be a finished home.

This year's Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition build is in West Cobb and will commence on Saturday, April 28. We need 3 St. Catherine's volunteers for that day. If you have lots of experience with hammers, nails, saws, etc., or if you are a novice and willing to learn, for more information please contact Connie Bergeron at 404.819.0891 or by email at


Volunteer Corner: "What is your best Yes?"

By Pat Pepper

During this season of Lent we are hearing reminders that it is important to stop and listen. I appreciate this reminder because I don’t stop very well. Bob (my spouse of 52 years) says I am a type A+, always doing and moving, and I must admit that most of the time what he says is true. During Lent I have been listening and I have heard there is value when I say no, which is almost as important as my yes.

My hope is that during this season of Lent you have been able to stop and listen. And as you listened, my desire is that you have heard that still, quiet voice urging you to say “the right yes.” Here are some opportunities for ministry and for service that may be what matches your gifts:

- Outreach leadership opportunities (contact Harriett Pyburn if you are interested in any of these or just curious to know more,

  • Bread Pickup ministry coordinator (coordinates team of volunteers by scheduling weekly pickups on a quarterly basis).
  • Rise Against Hunger leader (schedules and recruits volunteers for this one-day event usually at the end of the summer).
  • Family Promise St. Cat’s coordinator (work as a team of 2).
  • Outreach Leader (set process of a clear 3-year model including training, leadership, training for next transition).

- Pastoral Care

  • Several opportunities for service are available, contact Julie Johnson,

- Invitation Ministry

  • Quarterly New Member Coffee, assist with set up, contact Susan Heuke,
  • Greeters Coordinator, schedule greeters for the worship services.

Seen around St. Cat's

Some of the Boy Scouts at our All Scouts Sunday on March 11 -
At least 6 different Foothills Troops are actively represented in
St. Cat's family (Troops 713, 772, 1011, 479, 433, & 795).
St Catherine's sponsors Troop 713. Photos by Michelle Zimmerman.

Feiner Musicke presented a
delightful concert on March 11
(photo by Bill Ivey)

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.

  • March 12-18: Daughters of the King – This week we celebrate the life and work of Daughters of the King, a religious order for women in the Episcopal Church. Members undergo a preparation process and then take a public vow of prayer and service to support the church and clergy. Meetings are the first Thursday evening each month and all women are invited. Our chapter sponsors Quiet Days for everyone during Lent and Advent.


Oh, St. Catherine’s,

You have showered me with prayers, love and support. My heart is filled with gratitude and joy. Thank you, each one! I am recovering well-supported and sustained as I travel this road. My meals were fabulous! We are still enjoying them. Your cards fill my living room. The flowers are such a blessing! You have so blessed me!

Thank you—may God continue to bless this church.
Swiss Britt

Letters have been received from the following to acknowledge gifts from our parish:

  • The Extension on February 23, for gift of $300.


MOS presents “Return to Old Ireland”

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! On Friday, March 16, the 160-voice chorus of the Michael O'Neal Singers will be joined by the Burke Connolly Academy of Irish Dance to present a program of true Irish favorites in both song and dance. The concert is 8:00 pm at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. Tickets are $23 adults, $18 seniors & students in advance, or $25/$20 at the door. Several members of St. Catherine's sing in this community chorus. For information and tickets go to or call 770-594-7974.


Georgia Festival Chorus Spring Season

The 100 voices of The Georgia Festival Chorus and Founding Director Frank Boggs invite you to their spring concert series with classic and contemporary sacred choral works by Brahms, Mack Wilberg, Dan Forrest, Craig Courtney, Mark Hayes and many more. Several members of our parish participate in this community chorus. All concerts are free, no tickets needed. For more about this premier choral group please visit . Dates and locations are (all concert dates are Sundays):

  • March 11 – Grace Life Church, 1083 Allgood Rd., Marietta, 6 pm
  • March 18 – Holy Cross Anglican Church, Loganville, GA, 6 pm
  • April 8 – Smyrna First Baptist Church, Smyrna, 6 pm
  • April 15 – Hillside United Methodist Church, 4 pm
  • April 22 – Kennesaw United Methodist Church, 6 pm
  • April 29 – Gala Celebration Concert at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 6 pm


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.

FOR 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.

THOSE IN NEED OF PRAYER: Trevor, David, Karen Kraeger, Pat Henegar, Tomi Wilson, Jenni, Tilden, Peter Tezza, Swiss Britt, Collette Waudby, Maddie Wilfred, Ron Brannock, Becky Pfeil, Ryan Teal, Lisa Johnson, Kristi Anderson, Susan Jenkins, Melinda Stuk, Kris Kell, Grace Bunke, Elizabeth Keeley, Natalie Whitlow, Cori Taylor, Elspeth De La Barre, Gene Harlan, Jo Brokenshire, Alexis Miniat.

BIRTHDAYS: (3/12) Ken Buxton, (3/13) Jenna Gardiner, Michael Wallis, (3/15) Karolyn Olliffe, (3/16) Linda Smith, Joyce Hendricks, Michael Kerr, (3/19) Anne Hitchins, Amy Mikkelsen, Duncan Wilson, (3/20) Ron Brannock, Barb Selby, Lisa Scheidt, Lauren Fransen, (3/21) Norma Alexander, Cynthia Richards, Michael Devault, Desiree Harvey, (3/22) Susan Heuke, Claire Paglia.

(3/10) Bill & Tinka Ivey; Allen & Susan Jablonski; Bob & Candy Jansen; Doug & Susan Jenkins; Julie, Kristi & Molly Johnson.
(3/18) Lisa Johnston; Al & Sue Jones; Brian Jory, Chris & Barbara Kallas, Jim Kareken & Gina Baumann.

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: Pentecost (May 20). 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, 3/10 Saturday, 3/17


Martin Funeral Service

Stephen Ministry Retreat
Parish Workday
Atlanta Finnish School
Cats On Wheels @
Keegan's Vinings
Sunday, 3/11 Sunday, 3/18


Daylight Savings Time
Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Episcopal Marriage Encounter
Campus Ministry


Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Church School
Holy Eucharist
Girl Scouts
Campus Ministry
Women's Extension Dinner

Monday, 3/12 Monday, 3/19

CGS Catholic
Stephen Ministry Training
Men's Book Study
Christian Formation
Women's Bible Study
Boy Scouts


Women's Book Study
Maslak Memorial Service
CGS Catholic
Calling & Caring
Boy Scouts

Tuesday, 3/13 Tuesday, 3/20


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Fellowship Committee


Bible Study
Staff Meeting
Boy Scout Committee
Wednesday, 3/14 Wednesday, 3/21
Staff Lunch
Stewardship 365
Youth WNL
Faith,Money,God Workshop
Chancel Choir


Wheel articles due
Preschool 2yr Program
Youth WNL
Faith,Money,God Workshop
Chancel Choir

Thursday, 3/15 Thursday, 3/22


Men's Bible Study

Preschool Board Meeting
Preschool 2yr Program
Daisy Girl Scouts
Men's Bible Study
Friday, 3/16 Friday, 3/23

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
  • Saturday, March 24 – Lenten Quiet Day: Embodying Stillness, 9 am – 1 pm
  • March 25-31 – Holy Week (see schedule above in this newsletter)
  • Sunday, April 1 – Easter Day (see schedule above in this newsletter); Rice Bowls Ingathering
  • Saturday, April 28 – Habitat For Humanity home build start
  • April 27-29 – Women’s Retreat
  • Sunday, May 13 – Youth Sunday
  • July 16-19 – Vacation Bible School


By Youth Director Sally Paris,

-> Youth Calendar online

-> Photo albums

Upcoming Events

March 25-30: 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!!


Steps to Lead - A Youth Leadership Retreat

June 8-10 at St. Christopher's Camp and Conference Center, SC

NO COST - Applications due March 11! We believe in the leadership abilities of the youth of our Diocese. Because of this, we will have a leadership retreat for our high schoolers the first week of June. The focus throughout the weekend will be the leadership of Jesus. Bishop Wright, Mary Hooper, a leadership professor from the University of West Georgia, and Youth and Young Adult Missioner, Easton Davis, are the primary designers of the retreat. Our work is teaching about what it means to lead like Jesus, how we can lead in the secular world we are a part of, and the next steps to take in order to live into who Jesus calls us to be.

The target ages are rising 10th, 11th, 12th, and those graduating in May of 2017. We will travel together and stay at the St. Christopher's Camp and Conference Center in South Carolina. If you are interested, complete the participant application as soon as possible at the diocesan youth calendar page at .


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

  • 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 .

  • 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) 

Wheel schedule:

Next publications:

  • March 23
  • April 13
  • April 27

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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Editor: Karen Manno, or 770-973-8668

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571 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068