St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
St Francis de Sales Catholic Church is the only parish in the Archdiocese of Atlanta dedicated to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. With the permission of the Archbishop of Atlanta and in accord with the wishes of recent Popes St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, we offer the Traditional Latin Mass daily according to the Missale Romanum of Pope St. John XXIII and the other sacraments according to the liturgical books in force in 1962.
All visitors are welcome to the parish--especially non-Catholics! On Sundays after the 9:30am and 11:30am Masses you are invited to join us in the parish hall for refreshments and social time, and you are encouraged to introduce yourselves to the priests who also come to the socials when they are not in the confessionals between Sunday Masses. You are also welcome to call the priests to make an appointment to see them during the week, or just stop by during the week to see them after they have made their thanksgivings after Mass. New parishioners may register by completing a Registration Form, which is also available in the vestibule, by visiting the parish office on weekdays, or by registering here online.
Dear St. Francis de Sales parishioners,
Please know that under the directive of Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer we will be opening our church building on Monday, May 25. Please also know that dispensation from your Sunday obligation has been extended through June 28.
If you are sick please stay at home. If you feel that you are at high risk to infection or have any other concerns please know that you are not required to be here at this time.
If you are able, please come to Mass during the weekday rather than Sunday to help mitigate crowding. It is our hope that we will not have to implement a reservation system at this time. Weekday Masses will be held in the church. Sunday Masses will be in the gym. Mass times for Sunday have been temporarily shifted to 8am, 10am, and 12pm to give us time to clean in between Masses. We have not resumed the Sung Mass at this time.
You are also encouraged to submit your offertory online or via mail to help us with our collection under these directives.
Individuals and families must maintain a distance of six feet from other individuals and families. Upon entering the building for Mass, please fill in the front row first and work your way back when filling in the space. Archdiocesan regulations indicate that everyone attending Mass must wear masks upon entering the church (except while receiving communion). Parents may judge whether it is appropriate or not for their young children to wear a mask. Those with medical conditions that prohibit them from wearing a face covering are not required to wear a mask.
Weekday Confessions will be at regular times before Mass and by appointment. Confessions will be heard in the cry room. Please know that we are still working on the details to hear Confessions on Sundays.
Thank you for your prayers and patience in these times. More information will follow as we work our way through these new directives. As always please know that you are remembered in our prayers and in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
May God bless you,