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MABLETON—In response to several inquiries, the Mass schedule at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Mableton, Ga., remains unchanged. Entrusted to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, the parish continues to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962. 

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With the publication of Pope Francis’ latest motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, which has placed new restrictions on the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, I know many of us are undoubtedly feeling a mixture of sadness, anxiety and anger. At this point, it is too early to tell if and what the implications will be for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, but I can reassure you that we will remain committed to serving our faithful according to our Constitutions and charism as we have always done. We must strive to see this Cross as a means of our sanctification, and to remember that God will never abandon His Church. Our Lord himself promises us the necessary graces to bear our Crosses with strength and courage. We must not, however, neglect to do our part as faithful Catholics; let us pray and offer sacrifices in our daily lives, and trust in the intercession of Our Lady and St. Joseph. I remind you all to not forget prayers of thanksgiving as well, reflecting on the innumerable ways in which we should be thankful to God for all the graces we have received and which we continue to receive on a daily basis. Prayers of thanksgiving are a marvelous way to lift our weary souls while maintaining us in humility. Let us keep in our hearts the words of St. Padre Pio, “Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”

May God bless you and Mary keep you,

Fr. Robert Dow, FSSP
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church


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Palm Sunday, March 28 (about Palm Sunday from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger)
* 8 am—Solemn High Mass with Blessing of Palms and Procession of Clergy and Servers and the chanting of the Passion according to St. Matthew
* 10:30 am—Low Mass
* 1 pm—Low Mass

March 29-31: Monday through Wednesday in Holy Week (more from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
* 6:30 am—Low Mass
* 9 am—Low Mass

Maundy Thursday, April 1 (about Maundy Thursday from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger)
* 5 pm—Confessions
* 6 pm—Solemn High Mass
* Following Mass—Adoration at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday, April 2 (about Good Friday from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger)
* Noon—Stations of the Cross
* Following Stations—Confessions
* 3 pm—Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord with the Chanting of the Passion according to St. John

Holy Saturday, April 3 (about Holy Saturday from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger)
* 9:30 pm—Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 4 (about Easter Sunday from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Guéranger)
* 8 am—Low Mass
* 9 am—Easter Egg Hunt
* 10:30 am—Solemn High Mass
* 1 pm—Low Mass



MABLETON–The funeral for long-time parishioner Marie Serredell (1924-2021) will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at 11 am. Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for the comfort of her family. 

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Oct. 4, 1924 – Jan. 19, 2021

From an obituary provided by her family:

Marie E. "Francis" Serredell of Elma, Washington, passed away with her son by her side peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 2021. She was born in Chillicothe, Missouri, to Joseph Johnston Cornett and Martha Ellen Trimbel Cornett on October 4, 1924. Out of 12 siblings, she was the only surviving. 

She grew up on a farm in Grand Pass, Missouri, and noted many times her mother prepared meals for 18 people on a wood stove to be shared on a trestle table. They had livestock, chickens, and mules to plow the lower 40 acres of bottom land. Her father owned the local Shell gas and grocery store and was also a justice of the peace for the town.  

She married Robert John Serredell, Sr., in 1948. He was in the Coast Guard and after their Dec. 2, 1948, wedding, they deployed to his first assignment in Ketchikan, Alaska. At age 60, he died after 38 years of marriage in 1986.

Having been a Baptist most of her life, she attended her son's reception into the Catholic Church in 1986. Two years after moving to Georgia in 2005, she approached one of the priests at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Mableton, Georgia, and requested instruction in the Faith. 

Having suffered a stroke that left her bedridden a couple of years ago, she bore her suffering while praying daily rosaries, reciting the Divine Mercy chaplet, and watching the Masses on EWTN daily.

She is survived by her son Robert J. Serredell, Jr., of Mableton; daughter Martha Jo Oliver and granddaughter Serra Marie of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Linda Marie and son-in-law Donald Eugene Willis II, and grandson Donald E. Willis III of Anchorage, Alaska; Angela Marie Willis of Elma, Washington and great-granddaughter Hailey Marie Carlton of Olympia, Washington; and many nieces and nephews. 


MABLETON–We are very happy to publish some photos below of recent weddings here at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. You can read about each of the couples on a new section of the website for publishing the Banns of Marriage

RECENTLY ADDED: On November 21, 2020, Adam Markich married Sydney Rose:

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On August 22, 2020, Luis Ortiz married Emily Koschler:

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On Sept. 12, 2020, Séan Drop married Alexandra Russell:

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On Sept. 19, 2020, Patrick O'Reilly married Montana Haygood:

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May God bless these couples and help them to grow together in sanctity as they seek him above all things.