• URGENTE NEWS Communion Service in St. Mark and in St. Dominic are cancelled. I will let you know when we will continue the Communion Service in the Parking Lot. Please see below the web addresses where you can watch the Eucharist being streamed. If there is any parishioner sick, dying or in need of confession, please do not hesitate to call me using the emergency number: 1-800-945-3155 or contact the leaders of your group or by email, pastor.stmp@gmail.com. This is a time to pray to our Blessed Mother to endure with hope and peace, by praying the rosary. Call each other to see how others are doing. Have edifying conversations when speaking to our brothers and sisters to continue to live the Paschal Mystery of our Redemption, Christ our Hope and our Rock in this time of uncertainty These are places where you can watch online weekday Mass and during the weekend: In Spanish/ en Español: 1- https://www.ewtn.com/espanol/magtv.asp 2- https://www.vaticannews.va/es.html 3- https://youtu.be/i68YKd0n_r8 English 1- www.vaticannews.va/en.html 2- www.ewtn.com 3- www.dailytvmass.com We are not alone, brothers and sisters, for we have each other to walk with peace and interact in charity. We enter this experience and any other that may come with the joy that Heaven is our destination, our true homeland, but while here in Habersham we place our trust in the Lord who has called us to be light in darkness. Please know that you are all in my constant prayers and you will be in my daily Eucharist intentions. In Christ, Pbr. José Luis Hernández-Ayala Pastor
    1. Thank you so very much for your love and guidance, Father Jose Luis. You are in my prayers. Won’t all of our reunions be wonderful! Please feel our love, Ann
    2. Praise the Lord, Indeed!
  • Verse Before The Gospel LK 8:15 Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance. The link👇 below is a reflection of today's word from the Eucharist. https://youtu.be/Dvkvfts_Wog This video is only to be viewed on faithlife. This Sunday at 9 AM I'll be there distributing the palms already sanitized with soap and water and they will already be blessed. Soon afterwards, we will continue with the Communion Service. Some have asked about the offertory, you can mail it to St. Mark. The Finance Council will do the deposit to continue our good work in assisting the poor and paying our operation expenses. I'm praying for you at every Eucharist and in my personal prayers. Blessings to all and may your words be edifying and filled with the hope and peace of Jesus Christ.
    1. Blessed be God, you're welcome. We continue to pray and sustain each other in prayers. Courage!
    2. Thank you for the video sermon, Fr Jose Luis.
    3. Blessed be God, and you're welcome. We continue to pray for each other and my our words and actions edify the body to continue the good work of Love of Christ.
  • Please pray.

    Please pray for the health and peace for: 1-Isaac Miller who is suffering from leukemia and is suffering jaw pain do to an infection. 2-Luis Sardenia, young fellow who is ill with Covid-19, and all suffering from this virus and all Health Care personnel. 3-For all our friends and/or family suffering an illness. Please pray for the repose of the soul of: 1-Gerard F. Krack. He is Jeneatte Vetrano's brother. 2-all those who have died so sudden do to Covid-19. May our Eternal Father receive them into paradise and comfort in his love all their family members.
    1. Pbr. I will pray for Isaac and Luis, for friends and family members of our Parishioners, those who have died due to the Covid-19 virus and for you, Pbr. Jose. Thank you for all you are doing during this confusing and anxious time.
  • Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Mother recorded at St. Mark. https://www.pscp.tv/w/cUoj0Dc5Mzc1fDFtckdtUUFha1h6R3lGMszn_48IxItZf9PBHdEW9mB7xit0Ex_5XFDFwTUnCQ==?t=51s See you this Sunday at 9 AM in the Parking lot. Same message 👇 https://faithlife.com/posts/2234531 I'm praying for all of you.
    1. Father José Luis, Thank you so much for providing a beautiful experience in the Mass this morning. It was a blessing to be able to receive the Body of Christ and to feel the joy of His presence. It was also beautiful to be able to share this experience with so many other parishioners from St. Mark. Please stay safe and know that you, too, are being prayed for. Bless you, Father, Deborah
      1. Sorry, Communion Service WAS beautiful. Thank you.
      2. Yes, thank you Father. You stay safe as well. Every catholic am in contact with speaks of the loss they feel not being able to attend mass in person. We sometimes take this experience of God’s love for granted and hopefully when the covid shutdown is over we will see a renewed appreciation for the Eucharist. I find myself reading daily scripture, saying my prayers, reciting the rosary and talking to God more each day. Just a couple of thoughts and a thank you to father.
      3. Tom, I celebrate the Eucharist everyday, but in private, for all the intentions of every parishioner. We continue to pray.
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      The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Cor 13:13) We are in a moment that might be very difficult to comprehend. The Lord is always with us to make that leap in trust. I have all of you in my daily prayers through the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist, which I'm celebrating privately. I want to offer you an approach in receiving Our Lord to help you in these extremely unusual and trying moments. ONLY ON SUNDAY You will come Sunday at 9 AM, but you have to remain in your car. ****THOSE WHO ARE SICK MUST REMAIN HOME.***** If you contact me: 1-800-945-3155 or contact the leaders of your group or by email, pastor.stmp@gmail.com, I would love to visit you. That being said, those who are not sick and wish to receive Communion: 1- Must arrive by 9 AM and REMAIN IN YOUR CAR. No one is allowed inside the Church. 2- I will proclaim the Word of God. 3- I will go to your car and give you Communion. 4- You must receive Communion on your hand. 5- I will give you a Blessing and you can leave soon after. BLESSINGS AND MY CONTINUAL PRAYERS TO ALL.
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        Someone asked about Spanish, I posted it in Apostolado Hispano and the same option is given in Spanish, but it will take place in St. Dominic at 11 AM.
      2. Thank you for your sacrifice to bring us our Lord’s presence in the Eucharist. I pray for God’s protection for you and everyone. 🙏
    3. Bulletin: Week of March 22 —News— All events are cancelled both in St. Mark and St. Dominic Chapel. If you are sick, needing confession or with a loved one dying, please contact the emergency number: Emergency: 1-800-945-3155. All will resume, God willing, on April 6, 2020
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        In keeping communion for the common good, following the guidance of our President Donald Trump and the CDC, our Bishop Joel has decided that there will be no public gathering in St. Mark and no gathering in it's Chapel of St. Dominic effective immediately. This policy is for all parishes, missions, chapels in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. This means that there will be no weekday Masses and neither Weekend Masses until April 6th, 2020. I will celebrate in private every single day for your spiritual and physical health. If there is any parishioner sick, dying or in need of confession, please do not hesitate to call me using the emergency number: 1-800-945-3155 or contact the leaders of your group or by email, pastor.stmp@gmail.com. All meetings are suspend effective immediately. This means that all groups cannot meet in the parish/ chapel, the cleaning schedule is cancelled, perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and all Parish and Chapel events are cancelled. This is a time to pray to our Blessed Mother to endure with hope and peace, by praying the rosary. Call each other to see how others are doing. Have edifying conversations when speaking to our brothers and sisters to continue to live the Paschal Mystery of our Redemption, Christ our Hope and our Rock, in this time of uncertainty. All illnesses and natural disasters, are a clear sign of the consequence of original sin. Nonetheless, they never cease to cause a natural fear. However, the Lord who died for our sins is Risen from the dead. The Lord has allowed this to happen, my beloved parishioners, for us to see that we are called to be a living sign of his love to those who might be in distress. Also, for us to be a symbol that Jesus Christ is our hope and that our actions are done in charity, his love. These are places where you can watch online weekday Mass and during the weekend: 1- www.vaticannews.va/en.html 2- www.ewtn.com 3- www.dailytvmass.com Also, I post every week on faithlife our Parish Bulletin with the Sunday Eucharist Readings and weekday Readings. We can be creative and do conference calls to share the readings of every Eucharist. We are not alone, brothers and sisters, for we have each other to walk with peace and interact in charity. We enter this experience and any other that may come with the joy that Heaven is our destination, our true homeland, but while here in Habersham we place our trust in the Lord who has called us to be light in darkness. Please know that you are all in my constant prayers and you will be in my daily Eucharist intentions. In Christ, Pbr. José Luis Hernández-Ayala Pastor
        1. Greetings in Christ Jesus. —News— 1-The viewing of the Passion of the Christ on Wednesday, March 18 at 9:30 AM it's cancelled. 2-Extended confession hours in St. Dominic: Tuesday, March 17 from 5-7PM 3-The viewing of the Passion of the Christ is on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8:30 PM. 4-Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: Friday, April 3rd from 5-7PM. 5-Women's Luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 14th, at 11:30 am @ Chicago Pizza.
          1. Below is a communication from Bishop Administrator Joel. The dispensation doesn't mean that Mass isn't offer. It means that if you discern not to come these three next weekends you are receiving a dispensation, in other words you will not be commiting a sin. You still have the obligation of reading and reflecting on the weekend readings. For those who discern to come to Mass, Mass will still be offered. Blessings to all. From: Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen, SM, Diocesan Administrator RE: Coronavirus update March 13 Dear Friends, During Lent we are called to live the gospel of Jesus Christ more fully. The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged us to discern ways to increase our outreach to one another, while at the same time exercising greater prudence in the ways in which we render Christ-like care. We all need to be present to those on the margins who may be fearful and vulnerable right now. The mission of the Church continues, even if it looks a little different than before. Recognizing the grave cause of the current public health emergency, I dispense all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese of Atlanta from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15; 21-22; and 28-29. This decision was made with input from the priests who comprise the archdiocesan College of Consultors and senior staff. We also wish to update some other pastoral guidelines. Some of these have already been instituted. Others are being added AS OF SATURDAY, MARCH 14. For continuing updates on how the Archdiocese of Atlanta is responding to COVID-19, visit our website, https://archatl.com/.   Holy Mass: Even without the present dispensation, people who are ill should not attend Mass, but they can still participate from home by watching a televised or broadcast Mass. The faithful can also make an act of spiritual communion. At the bottom of the memo, there is a list of parishes that offer video Masses as well as resources for spiritual acts of communion.