Daily Masses are canceled on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31. Also there is no Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, July 31.
The Sunday Mass at St. Ann's will be at 11:15am on August 2. It will switch back to 11:45am on August 9.
Letter from the Pastor
My Dear Friends in Christ,
St. John Henry Cardinal Newman once wrote, “In a higher world it is otherwise; but here below, to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” With this in mind, on a note of sadness mixed with joy and gratitude, I am writing to all of you about our youth minister/office assistant, Zaraly Cortez, who will be ending her time on parish staff this Thursday in order to continue her studies at Georgia Southern this Fall. She has definitely been a tremendous help this past year and she will be missed.
This said I want to announce the hiring of two new part-time staff members. Juan Carlos Gaytan has agreed to take on the position as youth minister. Juan along with his wife Marisol and their four girls moved here last year from Albany and since then they have been active with our Life Teen Youth Group. Juan is also on our pastoral council and is a lector at the Spanish Mass.
Also I have hired Maria Balderas to fill in as an office assistant. Maria currently attends ABAC and is one of the recipients of the Jared A. Gibbs Memorial Scholarship. She is bilingual and has been in the office almost every day since we hired Zaraly, so she is already familiar with many things pertaining to the parish office and parish life.
On another entirely different topic, the pilgrimage to Florence, Assisi and Rome is now open to any parishioners, friends and families. This was supposed to be a youth trip but due to the few number of youth signing up for this trip, it has evolved to a trip for any interested persons who have the time and naturally the money. This nine-day trip is scheduled for December 30, 2015 through January 7, 2016. The cost of the pilgrimage is $2979 per person flying from Atlanta. More information for this pilgrimage is found on the tables at the entrance of the church.
Pax et bonum,
Fr. Justin R. Ferguson