St. Vincent de Paul Collection Next Weekend

Next weekend’s second collection is for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. This second collection is special because each dollar raised goes not only to helping people in our parish area but also to helping people in need across the state. Our gifts to this collection go directly to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing and educational resources to those experiencing hardship and crisis with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sufficiency. Please be generous.

Congratulations. Altar Servers.

The following altar servers have been promoted. Thank you for your continued service to the parish. Sig Brown – Corporal, Eileen Nash – Corporal, Katie Nash – Major, Olivia Perry – Sergeant, and Spencer Towns – Two-Star General  

Women’s Social

Please join the ladies of the parish for an evening of wine, appetizers, and fellowship Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Beverly Short, 1515 Chickamauga Trail. The signupgenius link is available HERE and signups are in the narthex.    

Special Collection for Hurricane Victims

This weekend, a special second collection will be held for Catholic Charities USA. One hundred percent of the monetary donations received will go directly to the local Catholic Chari-ties for survivor needs in Houston and the East Coast. Please pray for all those in the path of these unprecedented storms especially the vulnerable homeless, elderly and those without anyone to care for them. Thank you for your generosity.


Sincere thanks to everyone for their generous donations last weekend to support the Orchard Knob Middle School uniform fair. With your support we have raised $5015!! It is not too late to contribute. You may mail a check to the church office or con-tribute via Online Giving at For more information on how to get involved, please contact Ann Epps at 423-653-4950 or and/or Kate Thompson at 951-532-9668 or

PRE Registration is Open

Parish religious education will resume on Sunday, September 24th following 9:00 a.m. Mass. Registration forms can be found HERE. Please bring your completed forms to Mass on Sunday, September 17th. The fees for this year are 1 student for $75 and 2 or more students $150. Fees are waived for the children of Catechists.

OLMCC Women’s Retreat

…”My grace is sufficient for you”… 2 Corinthians 12:9 Need some time away from hectic schedules to enjoy God’s beautiful creation? Join us at Rising Fawns Gar-dens on Saturday, September 30th 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. as we find God’s grace in our everyday lives. Kay Satterfield from Ignatius House of Atlanta will be our guide. Lunch will be provided. A $25 registration fee is due by 9.25.17 to secure your spot. Signups are online and in the narthex. Questions? contact Mary Voges at 706-820-0680.

Memorial Garden Work Days

Our September memorial garden workday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to join us to help maintain our beauti-ful garden. Please alert Nini Davenport or Sissy Ta-rumianz if you plan to attend so they can prepare for the social time after.