• Diaper Drive!
See the little crib on display in the narthex? We are filling it with diapers for the Cleveland Care Center. Grab a box of diapers the next time you are shopping, and help a struggling new mom. Thank you ~ Respect Life Ministry
• Eucharistic Congress June 5-6
Each year the Eucharistic Congress brings together Catholics from across the Archdiocese and the country to celebrate the visible, living presence of Jesus. Archbishop Gregory asks that you join them him for this year’s Eucharistic Congress at the Georgia International Convention Center, June 5th and 6th. The theme of the 2015 Eucharistic Congress comes from the Gospel of Matthew 28:20 “I will Be With You Always”. Take this opportunity to reconnect with friends, spend quiet time in prayer and listen to powerful testimonials. For more information check out the Eucharistic Congress link on the Archdiocesan website www.archatl.com, or contact Mary Ruth Jones, 706-348-7384, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tithing Question Series #3
Why don’t we read about the tithe in the New Testament?
Jesus actually called his followers to a standard of giving that went far beyond the tithe. He called us to give up everything and follow Him. The early Christians were able to do this. However, as the Church expanded throughout the world, its followers needed to be reminded that generous giving is a hallmark of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Church Council of Macon in 585 A.D. ordered payment of tithes. In the 8th century, Charlemagne made tithing to the Church a civil law. The Council of Trent (1545-1563) also reiterated the call to tithe.
“Tell the rich in the present age not to be proud and not to rely on so uncertain a thing as wealth but rather on God, who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life.” - 1 Timothy 6:17-19
• Parish Picnic at the YMCA
Our parish picnic will be Sunday, July 19 from 2-6 pm at the YMCA grounds in Cleveland. Hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, catsup, mustard, relish, and iced tea will be provided, as well as paper products. Please bring your own drinks and a side dish to share. The pool will be open with lifeguards, as well as the softball field for a game. Make plans to come out!
• Altar Server Training
We will have Altar Server training on June 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be pizza in the parish hall for the altar servers.