Thursday, August 29, 2019


We have reserved twenty general admission tickets to the Braves VS. Giants game at Suntrust Park on the 21st of September. Follow the link to purchase your ticket. There are four additional tickets that are parking passes. Please only purchase this ticket if you are able to take at least three additional people with you. We have until the 5th of September to secure these tickets at this price. If we sell out of these tickets you can still join the event by purchasing your own tickets in the general admission sections. They are not assigned seats so you will still be able to sit with our group. You will also be responsible for your own parking, unless there is room in one of the five cars carpooling with parking passes.
CULLMAN—Young adults from St. Francis de Sales Parish and six other parishes made a pilgrimage Saturday to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, part of the monastery founded by Mother Angelica of EWTN fame, and to the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. The pilgrimage was organized by the Atlanta chapter of Juventutem International, which organizes monthly events for young adults ages 18 to 35 who have a devotion to or an interest in the traditional Latin Mass. Each month's activities include both a spiritual dimension and a social dimension."It was peaceful, it was beautiful. The silence especially spoke to me," said Tristan Smith, 25, who just moved to Atlanta from Washington, D.C.The group assembled for Mass at 7 am at St. Francis de Sales, received the special blessing for embarking on a pilgrimage, then drove with their chaplain, Fr. James M. Smith, FSSP, assistant pastor of St. Francis de Sales, in a 15-passenger van and four cars.
After lunch at Luna's BBQ in Hanceville, the group returned to the shrine to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the gloriously beautiful church, then recited the Divine Mercy chaplet with the cloistered sisters who live at the shrine. After some free time and a visit to the shrine's gift shop, they drove to Cullman to tour the Ave Maria Grotto.
While they drove, they heard a reading from  Humility of Heart by Fr. Cajetan de Bergamo, and sang the Rosary.
On Sept. 21, Juventutem Atlanta plans to attend a baseball game at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, who at press time remain in first place. Juventutem Atlanta organizer, Bryan Lester expects at least 20 people for next month's event, but urges all those planning to come to reserve their $15 tickets now before the Braves' dynamic pricing system causes the price to increase.
"I pray that our Blessed Mother would help us continue to grow the Church among our peers in Atlanta," Lester said. Those interested in attending the Braves game can contact Lester at .

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