Holy Land Collection Next Weekend

Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts, minds, and prayers are also especially aware of the Holy Land. Our parish, once a year on Palm Sunday, is called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. As a pontifical collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Palm Sunday collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places. When you donate to the Palm Sunday Collection, you are supporting Christians in the Holy Land. Please be generous in your support!

Palm Sunday Processional

Once again our Palm Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m. will reenact Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The Mass will begin with a blessing of palms and a procession from the upper parking lot next to the parish hall to the church. The congregation, led by a large wooden cross and a live donkey, will follow and raise their palms just as the crowds did when they shouted the “Hosannas” to Jesus. The procession will begin at exactly 9:00 a.m., so be here early to get your palms and form the processional. (The Saturday 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass will remain the same … Continue reading

Food Bags for OKMS Mobile Pantry

Our youth group will be passing out paper bags to the parish following Mass next weekend, March 24th & 25th. We are asking that you fill these bags with nonperishable foods to be distributed at the monthly Mobile Food Pantry. The Mobile Pantry does not run through the summer, so we are gathering nonperishable items to help families in need to get through the summer months. Most families on food stamps run out of food around the 20th of the month. Please help us with this very worthwhile cause. We ask you to kindly return the filled bags on the … Continue reading

Easter Lily Campaign

Honor or remember your loved one this Easter by contributing to Our Lady of the Mount Easter Lily Fund. The suggested cost begins at $25 per remembrance. A list of names provided by contributors will be included in the bulletin Easter weekend. Contributions may also be made via Online Giving. The suggested donation per remembrance is $25 and forms should be submitted to the office by Monday, March 26th.

The Way for Women

The Way for Women is a 3-day retreat for adult female survivors of abuse offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Victim Assistance Program April 6-8, 2018 at Carmel Retreat Center on Hoschton, GA. Registration deadline is April 3, 2018. Pamphlets with full details are in the narthex. Please contact Sue Stubbs at 404-920-7554 or sstubbs@archatl.comfor more info.

St. Patrick’s Party

The Men’s Club invites you to our annual St. Patrick’s Party on Sunday, March 18th at 5:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Please come enjoy food, music, fellowship and a bounce house to entertain our young parishioners. Cost is $10/single and $20/family. Please RSVP here by Tuesday, March 13th.              

Abstinence and Fasting During Lent

The following Abstinence/Fasting regulations are observed during Lent. They are grave obligations, binding under pain of sin. So they may not be casually ignored, and doing so is a serious sin. Abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday (March 30) by all Catholics 15 years of age and older. Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (March 30) by all Catholics who are 18 to 59 years of age. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal and two smaller meals which, together, would not to equal a full meal. … Continue reading

Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2018

Serving over 1,000,000 Catholics, the mission of the Archdiocese of Atlanta is to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord, and grow all of North Georgia in faith, hope, love, and service to others. Together, we are God’s hands and feet, sharing God’s compassion and mercy, and demonstrating that “Go, therefore, and make disciples.” Your gift to the 2018 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal helps makes it possible by supporting the ministerial, outreach, education, formation and discipleship work of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Please give prayerful consideration to your level of support to help fund the essential ministries and services sup-ported by the … Continue reading