God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless

Join us in the Historic Church after the
9:00 a.m. Mass for Coffee & Donuts!
Monsignor Al, Father Javier and Father
Bill will celebrate a novena of Masses
for the intentions of our fathers, living
and deceased, beginning today. If you
would like to participate in this
novena, please submit your father’s
name on the form enclosed with your
June church envelopes. Extras are
available in the church narthex.
God our Father,
in your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless our fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
2855 Briarcliff Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Through worship, education, and
service, we continue the work of Jesus.
phone: 404-636-1418
fax: 404-636-4394
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m.; 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 5:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Edward Barnsley †
9:00 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
11:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
Misas en Español
Jueves a las 7:00 p.m.
Domingos a la 1:30 p.m. y 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.
Anytime by appointment
1:30 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
5:00 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
7:00 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
8:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
Readings of the Day: 1 Kings 21:1-16; Matthew 5:38-42
Jueves: 6:00 p.m. en español
Cualquier día por cita.
Eucharistic Adoration
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
Readings of the Day: 1 Kings 21:17-29; Matthew 5:43-48
8:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
Readings of the Day: 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Adoración al Santísimo
Jueves de 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hora Santa en español: 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
7:00 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
Readings of the Day: Sirach 48:1-14; Matthew 6:7-15
8:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
Readings of the Day: 2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Matthew 6:19-23
Office Hours /Horas de Oficina
Monday–Friday/ lunes a viernes
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fax Number/No. de Fax
Emergency No./No. de Emergencia
IHM School/Escuela de IHM
8:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
Readings of the Day: 2 Chronicles 24:17-25; Matthew 6:24-34
4:00 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
9:00 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
11:30 a.m. Father’s Day Novena
1:30 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
5:00 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
7:00 p.m. Father’s Day Novena
Website/Sitio Web
Social Media/Red Social
Bulletin Notices
Please submit your request 10 days in
advance to/Envíe su anuncio por
correo electrónico 10 días antes a:
[email protected]
Reading 1: Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:-1
Reading 2: Galatians 3:26-29
Luke 9:18-24
To submit a prayer request, please email: [email protected] or call the
parish office at 404-636-1418. Para solicitar una oración, por favor llame a la oficina.
† We ask that you offer a prayer for those who have died, especially for/oremos por
quienes murieron, especialmente por: Eugene Joseph Barrelle, Tomas Gonzalez,
Ramon Pego, Suzanne Methvin, Jose Uriastegui Cardenas, Father Joseph Peek,
Anjanie Lorick, William Novak, David Suarez, Paul Grace, and Marian Silletti.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Also, please pray for those who are sick, especially for/oremos por quienes están
enfermos, especialmente por: Mario Argenti, Roy Dopelheuer, Dot Todd, Bill
Ketchum, Pat Howard, Betty Allen, Brenda Uhler, Mary Anne Hardy, Joe Cavallaro,
Lois Labrecque, Salomon Naranjo, Robert Dohnal, Gloria Martinez, and Jane Nied,
Archbishop Gregory will be the presider for the 9:00 a.m.
Mass at IHM next Sunday, June 26. The Archbishop and
his Auxiliary Bishops enjoy the opportunity to worship on
Sundays from time to time at the more than 120 parishes
and missions in the north half of Georgia. We are
delighted that the Archbishop will be with us next
weekend. Help us extend a warm welcome to the
successor of the Apostles and shepherd of the Church of
Msgr. Albert Jowdy
[email protected]
Ext. 235
Parochial Vicar
Fr. Javier Muñoz
[email protected]
Ext. 228
Parochial Vicar
Fr. William Hao
[email protected]
Ext. 242
Pastoral Associate
Deacon Bob Hauert
[email protected]
Ext. 251
First Mass of Father Gerardo Ceballos
Four new priests will be ordained for the Archdiocese of Atlanta on Saturday morning, June 25 at the Cathedral. One of the newly-ordained, Gerardo Ceballos Gonzalez,
has assisted us at IHM many times during his formation, and he will celebrate his first
mass as a priest here during our 4:00 p.m. vigil mass that same day. All are welcome
to accompany him as he begins his priestly ministry. Father Gerardo has been assigned to St. Michael parish in Gainesville.
No Confessions
So that Monsignor Al, Father Javier and Father Bill can participate in the ordination
of priests that morning, there will be no confessions at IHM on Saturday, June 25.
June 12
Offertory: $16,556.00
Electronic Offertory: $6,794.54
Total: $23,350.54
This weekend’s second collection will go
to the Georgia Bulletin.
Next week, the Church throughout the
world will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with
the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on
the margins of society, including victims
of war, oppression, and disasters. Join our
Holy Father as a witness of charity to
those who are suffering.
Happy Father’s Day: Make a gift in honor of or in memory of
your father.
Online Giving available for Your Parish Endowment Fund on The
Catholic Foundation website at www.cfnga.org Click on “Donate
Now” and then on “My parish endowment” to find your parish.
Make a Lasting Legacy that will continue in perpetuity. For more
information, please contact Juliet Greco at the Catholic Foundation:
[email protected] or 404-497-9440.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Gabby Ramirez
[email protected]
Ext. 221
Silvia Maldonado
[email protected]
Ext. 240
Business Manager & Finance Director
Richard Plachta
[email protected]
Ext. 245
Dona Maynard
[email protected]
Ext. 243
Director of Faith Formation
Drew Denton, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Ext. 223
Faith Formation Coordinator
Alicia Guerrero
[email protected]
Ext. 227
Youth Minister
Kathy Guerrero
[email protected]
Ext. 222
Faith Formation Administrative Assistant
Olga Torres
[email protected]
Ext. 236
Director of Liturgy and Music
Jeff Bush
[email protected]
Ext. 247
Liturgy and Music Associate
Yolanda Muñoz
[email protected]
Ext. 241
Communications Coordinator
Jayna Hoffacker
[email protected]
Ext. 226
Director of Operations
David Claussen
[email protected]
Ext. 235
If you need a handyman to help you with various small jobs around your house, you could
obtain some help by hiring a Safe Environment approved volunteer from the St. Vincent
de Paul IHM Conference to help you with
your work.
Monday, June 27
National HIV Testing Day was established as an annual observance to promote HIV testing. The theme is
“Take the Test. Take Control.”
Simply make a donation to the St. Vincent de
Paul IHM Conference in the amount of $25.00
for every hour the volunteer spends on your
job. This is a win, win, win situation: we help
you, you help the St. Vincent de Paul IHM
Conference, and the St. Vincent de Paul helps
the many people in need. So if you need
some assistance with small jobs around the
house, call 770-986-4996 and ask for Dirk.
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV weakens a person’s
immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.
No effective cure exists for HIV. Some groups of people in the United States are
more likely to get HIV than others because of many factors including their risk
behaviors and geographic location. Blacks and Latinos continue to be disproportionately affected. According to Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research
(CFAR), the South is home to 21 of the 25 metropolitan areas with both the
highest number of individuals living with HIV and newly diagnosed with HIV
infection (includes Metro Atlanta and Augusta). CDC data show that the South
lags behind the rest of the U.S. when it comes to HIV-positive people getting
the treatment they need or knowing that they are infected in the first place.
Nearly 1 in 8 people living with HIV are unaware of their status.
The May 11 blood drive was a huge success!
Our goal was 40 units and we received 51.
Many thanks to all who participated in and
helped with this effort.
Please mark your calendars now for our
September 14 blood drive! And please do
remember that if you plan to donate blood on
September 14, the last day to donate prior to
that is July 20.
Tuesdays, June 14-August 2
College students ages 18 to 25 are invited to
On the Deck presents Alpha! Join others
weekly for a meal, talk, and praise & worship
– explore life and the Christian faith in a
friendly, open and informal environment! We
will meet at 2401 Lake Park Dr. SE, Smyrna,
GA 30080. For more information and to
RSVP, visit http://tiny.cc/otdalpha.
July 27-29
Quo Vadis, Where are you going? Is a r etreat for high school men sponsored by the
Vocations Office that will be held July 27-29,
2016 at Camp Gideon in Acworth, GA. The
retreat is open to rising 10th grad through
graduating senior men. For more information,
visit the Vocations Office website at http://
Contact via phone at 404-920-7460 or email
[email protected]
Step 1: Know the Facts
Read more at www.ihmatlanta.org.
Information Meeting: Tuesday, June 21
Immaculate Heart of Mary and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity invite you to join
on the 2nd Annual Pope Francis Build! Our parish is proud to be one of the lead
sponsors again this year!
Please come to our Pope Francis Build Informational Meeting on Tuesday, June
21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lower Level. The event is hosted by the Social Justice
Committee. A Habitat for Humanity representative will give a brief overview of
Habitat and the Pope Francis Build. Participants from last year's build will share
about their experiences. Light refreshments will be served. Please come learn
how you can get involved!
We are already halfway to raising our goal of $38,000 needed to fund the construction of the home! Immaculate Heart of Mary invites you to commit to sponsoring the build by supporting the financial costs of the build through contributions and providing volunteers.
To make a donation for Immaculate Heart of Mary’s sponsorship click here:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/immaculateheartofmary. An online volunteer sign-up form for participating in the build will be available soon.
Lebanese Potluck Supper
In celebration of the feastday of St. Charbel Maklouf, Monsignor Al invites all
lovers of Lebanese food to a potluck supper on Saturday, July 23, 5:30-7:30
p.m. in the church lower level.
Parish Picnic
Our Parish Picnic will be Saturday, October 22, 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Note the
change in hours!) More information is coming soon!
Drew Denton, Ph.D.
404-636-1418, ext. 223
[email protected]
Alicia Guerrero
404-636-1418, ext. 227
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant
Olga Torres
404-636-1418, ext. 236
[email protected]
Youth Minister
Kathy Guerrero
404-636-1418, ext. 222
[email protected]
Are you interested in becoming
Catholic, or simply learning more
about the Catholic faith? We look
forward to meeting you, answering
your questions, and helping you
discern God’s call. Please join us for
the first of our summer “inquiry”
sessions on Wednesday, June 29,
7:00-8:00 p.m., in the lower level of
the church. Contact Drew Denton in
the parish office for more
Each Thursday, Dr. Louanne Bachner
leads an informative and prayerful
discussion of the lectionary readings
for the following Sunday. The study
meets in the Lower Level at two
different times: 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
There is no registration required and
no fee to participate. Feel free to join
the group as your schedule permits.
Eligible students will receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2017
(exact date to be determined, once the bishops release their schedules). All
candidates for Confirmation must be baptized, practicing Catholics, in the 10th
grade or higher. They must have received at least two years of religious education
immediately prior to being confirmed, either at a Catholic school or through our
parish Life Teen youth ministry program (the 2016-2017 school year will count as
one full year). In addition, they must attend a few preparation sessions during the
2016-2017 school year and an overnight retreat just prior to Confirmation.
There will be a mandatory meeting for Confirmation candidates and their parents
on Sunday, September 25, 6:15 p.m. More details will be announced in the bulletin
and on the parish website as they become available.
For now, please mark your calendars for September 25 and make sure you are
enrolled in religious education for the 2016-2017 school year (Enroll in Life Teen
online at http://ihmatlanta.org/faith-formation-enrollment). And while you’re at it,
please consider joining the music and ministry team for the 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Mass, which will be moving in a youth-friendly direction this fall (sign up at
If you’ve just graduated from middle school, it’s already time to start making plans
for your Confirmation! Rising 9th-graders who wish to be confirmed in the spring
of their 10th-grade year must be enrolled in religious education for the 2016-2017
school year. This can take place either as part of a Catholic school curriculum or
through our parish Life Teen youth ministry program (or, for the adventurous,
both!). Enroll in Life Teen online at http://ihmatlanta.org/faith-formationenrollment. And while you’re at it, please consider joining the music and ministry
team for the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass, which will be moving in a youth-friendly
direction this fall (sign up at http://ihmatlanta.org/lifeteenband).
Adults who desire to be confirmed will follow a separate course of preparation.
Please contact Drew Denton in the parish office for more details.
In preparation for the 2016-2017 school year, we are also seeking additional
catechists for our faith formation programs. If you would like to help others
understand and live their faith more fully – whether young children, teenagers, or
adults – please let us know! Contact Drew Denton or Alicia Guerrero for more
information on how to get involved.
This fall we will inaugurate the Life Teen (high school) and
The EDGE (middle school) ministries at IHM! We are
seeking for adults (18 years and older) to join us in this
exciting journey. Both groups will meet on Sunday evenings
right after the 5:00 p.m. Mass, from 6:15-7:30 p.m.
JUNE 26-30
Registration is closed.
Monday, June 20
We will have a (bilingual) parent-teen meeting on Monday
for all participants who have signed up for Mission
Possible. Full payments are to be made in the main office
prior to our mission trip; we will be accepting payments the
day of the meeting as well. There are a couple things to go
over and a few waiver forms to hand out; if you will not be
able to attend the meeting, please email Kathy Guerrero and
the information will be emailed to you as soon as possible.
If you have any immediate questions, please email Kathy.
A big part of having a successful Mission Possible, is the
help provided by the adults with transportation and
supervising work sites. Adults are NOT required to stay
overnight— the work shifts are from 8am-2pm, but once
your group is done, you may return home or better yet, stay
with us for dinner and evening activities! All chaperones
must complete the required volunteer forms and must be
background checked prior to participating. If you are 21 and
over, and would like to participate in Mission Possible this
summer, please contact Kathy Guerrero for more details.
You do not need any previous experience in youth ministry.
However, the only requirement is that all volunteers are
Safe Environment approved and have a background check
prior to becoming a volunteer. There is no age limit to
volunteer, but you must be at least a high school graduate. If
you are interested in working with the youth starting in
September, please contact Kathy Guerrero for more
Calling all young musicians! Life Teen is coming soon this
fall and we are seeking teens that are interested in joining
the new Life Teen Band to play in the Sunday 5:00 p.m.
Life Teen Mass. Whether you play an instrument or sing,
this is your opportunity to come share your talents at IHM.
Other ministry positions needed for the Life Teen Mass
include: Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion, Lectors, and Ministers of Hospitality.
To sign up, just take a minute and complete the online form
at www.ihmatlanta.org/lifeteenband. If you have any
questions, please contact Jeff Bush, Director of Liturgy &
Music at [email protected] or Kathy Guerrero, Youth
Minister at [email protected]
Niños menores de 7 años,
Los padres DEBEN registrarse antes en la
oficina parroquial; en ese momento
recibirán la fecha de la plática
correspondiente y del bautismo. Al
registrarse deben entregar copia del
Acta de Nacimiento de la persona que va
a ser bautizada.
La inscripción para el Programa de Formación en la Fe del próximo año ya está
abierta y permanecerá abierta durante todo el verano. Si se inscribe antes del 30 de
junio recibirá un descuento. Los formularios estarán disponibles en las clases de GIFT
y en la oficina parroquial. A partir de este año, también vamos a aceptar la
inscripción y el pago en nuestra página de Internet: http://www.ihmatlanta.org/
Llamar al Padre Javier Muñoz y hacer cita
para hablar de los requisitos, por lo
menos 6 meses antes de la fecha
27 de junio, Día Nacional de la Prueba de VIH , se estableció como una observancia
anual para promover la prueba del VIH. El tema es “La prueba. Tome el Control.”
Paso 1: Conozca los hechos
Jueves de 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. en
español, y en inglés los sábados a las
9:00 a.m. o durante la semana haciendo
cita con el sacerdote.
Llamar a la oficina y comunicarse con
Yolanda Muñoz por lo menos 6 meses
antes de la fecha deseada.
Si no eres católico (a) o si eres mayor de
18 años y no has recibido los
sacramentos de Bautismo, Primera
Comunión y Confirmación, te invitamos a
aprender más acerca de nuestra fe.
Comuníquese con Alicia Guerrero en la
oficina parroquial.
Bienvenidos a nuestra comunidad;
visítanos en la oficina para llenar la hoja
de registro. Es muy importante que estés
registrado en la parroquia.
I Lectura: Zacarías 12:10-11, 13:1
II Lectura: Gálatas 3:26-29
Evangelio: Lucas 9:18-24
11 y 12 de junio
Ofertorio en misa: $16,556.00
Contribución electronica: $6,794.54
Ofertorio total: $23,350.54
VIH significa virus de inmunodeficiencia humana. VIH debilita el sistema
inmunológico de la persona mediante la destrucción de células importantes que
luchan contra la enfermedad y la infección. No existe una cura eficaz para el VIH.
Algunos grupos de personas en los Estados Unidos son más propensos a contraer el
VIH que otros debido a muchos factores, incluyendo sus comportamientos de riesgo y
ubicación geográfica.
Los negros y los Latinos continúan ser desproporcionadamente afectados.
Tratamientos del VIH son muy eficaces en el control del virus, ayudan a personas que
viven con VIH a tener una vida más larga y saludable, y reducen significativamente
las posibilidades de transmitir el virus a otros. Conocer su estatus de VIH es un
primer paso crucial.
Favor de leer http://ihmatlanta.org/espanol.
Feliz Día de los Padres: Haga una donación en honor de la memoria de su padre.
Para hacer una donación a través de la red para Su Fondo de Donaciones de su
Parroquia contacte www.cfnga.org y haga un clic en la palabra “Dónate” y después
haga otro clic en la frase “My parish Endowment” para localizar su parroquia. Haga
una donación duradera para continuar su perpetuidad. Para más información, por
favor contacte a Juliet Greco en la Fundación Católica del Norte
La segunda colecta de esta fin de semana será dedicada a la Georgia Bulletin.
La próxima semana la arquidiócesis realizará la Colecta Peter’s Pence, la cual le
proporciona al papa Francisco los fondos que necesita para llevar a cabo sus obras de
caridad alrededor del mundo. Lo recaudado beneficia a nuestros hermanos y hermanas
que viven al margen de la sociedad, incluyendo a las víctimas de guerra, opresión y
desastres. Únanse a nuestro Santo Padre como un testigo de la caridad para aquellos
que sufren.