Memorial Garden Workday

Our final Memorial Garden workday of the season is Tuesday, October 12 at 5:30 P.M. Please join us with your gloves and garden tools and bring some friends or fellow parishioners who have not experienced our fun and fellowship! We always have great conversation with our snacks and libations afterwards! Thank you to the volunteers who continue to ensure our garden remains beautiful.

Support FOCUS at UTC

Each winter FOCUS hosts a nationwide conference called SEEK where tens of thousands of students come to encounter our Lord in the Sacraments, live authentic Christian community, and learn how to become missionary disciples. SEEK will be in Salt Lake City, Utah this year. The FOCUS leadership team at UTC asks for your financial assistance in helping to bring 45 UTC students to the conference. If you are interested in helping to sponsor a student’s conference expenses, please email (or call/text) Dominic Castlen at 859-421-8230. Email Dominic at dominiccastlen@focus.org. Thanks for supporting UTC Catholic students.

Disaster Aid – Domestic and International

When disasters happen in the United States, you may directly assist those who suffer by making contributions to the following: Catholic Charities USA PO BOX 17066 Baltimore, MD 21297-1066 www.catholiccharitiesusa.org When a disaster happens in another country, as with the recent earthquake and flooding in Haiti: Catholic Relief Services PO Box 17090 Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 www.crs.org One is able to specify the specific disaster to which the money is to be directed. The memo line on checks can state, for example, “Haiti earthquake relief.” Contributions may also be made via Online Giving.

Assistance for Tent Communities

Parishioners, did you know that at any given time, there are 3-5 tent communities at the base of Lookout Mountain? These are folks who do not have permanent homes. Our tent communities are currently in need of large Band-aids, large trash bags, one gallon water jugs, and antiseptic for cleaning wounds. Donations may be dropped off in the narthex at any Mass or in the office during the week.

COVID-19 Protocols

Currently, the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s policy regarding COVID 19 is that those who are unvaccinated must wear a mask inside of church buildings at all times. The archdiocese also “encourages everyone to receive a COVID-19 vaccine unless they have a medical reason not to do so.” This is the latest instruction from the chancery (archdiocesan office) in Smyrna, Georgia. Our Lady of the Mount and St. Katharine Drexel will continue to provide masks for the unvaccinated at all liturgies and other indoor parish events.  

OLMCC Memorial Garden Plots

Attention all parishioners who may be contemplating the internment of your earthly (cremated) remains in the beautiful OLMCC Memorial Garden: Upon the recommendation of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the cost of one individual burial plot will increase to $1,200.00 effective January 1, 2022. The current bargain price of $750.00 per plot will continue only through the remainder of 2021.

Nursery is Open

Sheron Williams is available to provide care for children whose parents wish to drop them off at the nursery before Mass. Through September 12, the nursery will be open 8:45 -10:15 A.M. Once PRE begins on September 19, she will stay until 11:15 A.M. to look after the children of our PRE teachers.

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2021

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal continues through-out 2021 and donations and pledges may be made online at www.archatl.com/appeal/make-a-gift. Every donation counts. No donation is too small! Be certain you choose Our Lady of the Mount in Lookout Mountain as your home parish so we are credited with your donation amount. Remember, once we meet the goal set for us by the archdiocese, $44,800, all remaining funds are returned to the parish.

Hot Meals Ministry

We are excited to announce a new ministry initiative for Our Lady of the Mount and   St. Katharine Drexel. The “Hot Meals” ministry has as its basic “mission statement” the words found in Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.” Here are two ways you can participate: 1. Hot meal preparation in Fr. Shuler Hall kitchen on most Mondays from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. (starting February 15, 2021). Please signup to volunteer HERE. If the schedule needs to change for any reason, SignUpGenius will … Continue reading