Below are frequently asked "How To" questions to help you easily find the answers to your questions. Simply click on the question. If your question is not listed, please contact: Mary Ann Plachta, Executive Assistant to the Pastor, at 678-832-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a sealed copy of your Baptismal, First Communion or Confirmation Certificate, please contact Mary Crisanti at 678-832-1214.
For a sealed copy of your Marriage Certificate, please contact Debi Moore at 678-832-1222.
RCIA at St. Peter Chanel
We welcome all who want to inquire about the Catholic faith. We have inquiry sessions that run throughout the year and when you decide you would like to continue, you may signup for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, the process by which an adult becomes a Catholic.
During normal business hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., you may contact members of the clergy by calling the Parish Office at 678-277-9424. In the event of a sacramental or pastoral emergency occurring when the Parish Office is closed, please dial 678-218-5323, and our answering service will take your information and contact the priest on call, who will contact you immediately.
Please visit our Preschool pages for information.
Please visit our Religious Education pages for information.
Because baptism of children varies with individual circumstances, please contact Mary Crisanti at email@example.com or 678-832-1214 to help you start planning your child's baptism.
First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Bible Studies for Adults are offered through St. Peter Chanel Adult Education during the school year on Sunday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For information about current studies and how to join a bible study group, contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can remember your loved one with beautiful flowers at our weekend liturgies. Sanctuary Altar Flowers, Our Lady of Grace and Saint Joseph Side Chapel Flowers, as well as Chapel Altar Flowers, can be memorialized in honor or memory of your loved one. Please download the Altar Flower Order Form, which includes pricing information. Simply complete the form and return it with a check to the Parish Office or drop it in the offertory basket.
Welcome! We are grateful to have you as a new parishioner.
If you’d like to register at St. Peter Chanel, you have several easy options. Simply ask a member of the clergy or welcoming committee for help after Mass and they’ll give you a Welcome Packet, which contains our New Parishioner Registration Form, as well as other helpful information about our parish. You can also visit the Parish Office Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and Sunday between 8:00 a.m .and 1:00 p.m. and register there, or you can download the New Parishioner Registration Form and return it to the Parish Office. Your information will be forwarded to Mary Ann Plachta who will call you to set up an appointment to come by St. Peter Chanel for a tour of the campus and to get acquainted with our parish and our many ministries.
For additional information regarding registration, please contact Cathy Hauck at 678-832-1246.
If you would like to place an announcement in the parish bulletin, you may do so by competing and submitting the online Bulletin Announcement Request Form. Submissions for a Sunday bulletin are due by 9:30 a.m. two Fridays prior to the Sunday in which you wish to have your announcement included. All announcements are subject to the pastor's approval and confirmed space availability, and text may be edited before publication. Bulletin announcements may generally run for a maximum of three consecutive weeks.
For more information, please contact Elyse Erwin at 678-832-1222.
If you would like to place an announcement our website's parish calendar, you may do so by competing and submitting the online Website Announcement Request Form. Submissions are due by 9:30 a.m. two weeks prior to the start date of the announcement All announcements are subject to the pastor's approval and confirmed space availability, and text may be edited before publication.
When a family member dies, their death inevitably brings deep sadness because it separates us from our loved ones. This is not only a time of mourning, but also a time of confusion and stress, as we are faced with planning a funeral and burial.
St. Peter Chanel’s clergy and staff are here to help walk families through this journey. The first step is to call a member of the clergy and notify them of the death. That clergy member will help you set a date and time for a Funeral Mass, and may ask you to meet with him or a member of his staff to finalize details of readings and music. The funeral home you choose will handle the details of burial at area cemeteries and we will work closely with them as plans are made.
Your loved one may have expressed their wishes regarding traditional burial or cremation prior to their death, or you may be faced with making this decision on their behalf. The Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Divine Worship has helpful information to guide you in this decision making process.
For more information on funeral planning, please contact Debi Moore at 678-832-1222.
Whether you wish to have prayers said for someone who has died, someone who is ill, or someone who is celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, Mass Cards are an excellent way to show that you care. When you arrange for a Mass Card at St. Peter Chanel, you are choosing a specific date and time on which your friend or loved one will be remembered and prayed for at Mass.
Mass cards are available at the Reception Desk on Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Masses are usually booked several months in advance, so if you have a particular date or time in mind, it is very important that you make arrangements well in advance.
For more information about scheduling a Mass Intention, please contact Lu Jankowski at 678-277-9424.
There are several ways to request prayers for you or for a loved one.
First, we have a very active Prayer Chain Ministry whose members pray each day for those special requests. You can email your prayer request to email@example.com. If you are not currently a member of the prayer chain, you may include a request to be added to the email distribution with your prayer request.
Second, you can have your name or the name of a loved one experiencing illness or other need included in the prayer list in our bulletin by contacting our bulletin editor, Elyse Erwin at 678-832-1233. The bulletin prayer list is cleared the first week of each month, so if your need continues, you will need to email Elyse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call again to keep that name included for the next month. Also, if a member of your immediate family has passed away, you can have their name included in the Prayers of the Faithful during Sunday Masses and mentioned in the bulletin.
You may also wish to also request a Mass Intention for living or deceased persons. Please read the above "How to Request a Mass Intention" for more information.
Anointing of the Sick: If you or someone in your family is about to have surgery or undergo a medical procedure, you may call one of the priests to set up an appointment to receive the Anointing of the Sick before surgery. Should you have a family member in the hospital who wishes to receive the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office at 678-277-9424. Due to current privacy laws, hospitals can no longer ask your religious affiliation, so please remember to let us know if a family member is hospitalized.
Catholics Come Home
A Ministry of Compassion and Reconciliation
We are so glad you or someone you know may be interested in reconnecting with the Catholic Church. Please know that you are welcome at St. Peter Chanel.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from the Church for a while, for whatever reason, this invitation is for you! Our faith community misses you and is incomplete without you! No matter how long you have been away, for whatever reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church.
The trademark of St. Peter Chanel’s warmth and hospitality is found in the members of our parish family who embrace their stewardship of time and talent, giving back to God through volunteerism. You are encouraged to add your gifts by filling out a time and talent pledge form, which is attached to the New Parishioner Registration Form in our Welcome Packet, and is also available for download here. Once your completed pledge form is received, your information is sent to the appropriate Ministry Leaders who contact all new parishioners to welcome them and answer any questions. This should take just a couple of weeks.
Please visit the SPC Ministries pages of our website for more information and a complete directory of St. Peter Chanel’s many vibrant ministries, organizations and religious education. If you have an interest in a specific Ministry, you may also contact the Ministry Leader directly through the Ministry Hotline number or email address listed within the directory.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please George Wilson, Stewardship Coordinator, at 678-832-1226.