Adult Formation Programs, Speaker Events and Parish Missions

For more information about these Adult Education Programs and Speaker Series Events, contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, Director of Adult Education, at (678) 832-1228.

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Surviving Divorce

For Men and Women Seeking Hope and Healing Following Divorce

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Facilitators: Stephanie Holden and Jack Dudley

Divorced? The twelve-week Surviving Divorce program begins on __________ from 7 to 9 P.M. in classroom 6/7. The cost of the program for participants is simply your commitment to participate in the entire series and includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic Church teachings. Online Advance Registration Required (below) or call Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228.

Is anyone in your family divorced? Please give them a copy of this bulletin or invite them to the twelve-week Surviving Divorce program.

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church is pleased to announce that we are again offering this highly-effective program that will bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage.

This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.

Surviving Divorce will help you:

  • Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
  • Find personal healing and hope.
  • Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
  • Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
  • Navigate new concerns like custody, court hearings, and finances.


Contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, (678) 832-1228, or register online.

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Speaker Events

We are glad to offer Major and Special Guest Speaker Events at various times during the year. These take the form of conferences, days of reflection, panel forums, parish missions, plus Faith@Work and Marriages Are Covenants events.

Contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228 if you have any questions.

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Marriages are Covenants





Our next MAC Night is April 14. Check back for news.

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Parish Missions

A parish mission is an opportunity for ongoing conversion – deepening one's relationship with Jesus Christ and advancing in the prayer and spiritual life – in a community setting.

Parish missions at St. Peter Chanel generally last three or four nights, are often led by clergy or religious and take place twice each year – once during the Lenten Season and once in the Fall.

Parish Mission for Lent 2018: "Is it Time to Give God a Second Thought?"

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

Fr. John E Collins, CSP
March 12-14, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Church
Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Main Church






Monday: What Good is God?
Tuesday: Why Prayers Don't Work
Wednesday: Ten Kinds of People We Don't Have To Love

This Mission is a unique and timely opportunity to revisit our roots and evaluate our relationship with God and each other. This Mission is also unique due to the fact that it is being conducted by Paulist Father John Collins whose approach is humorous, down to earth and a joy to behold. Father John will be preaching at all of the Masses the weekend prior to the 3 day Mission so you can evaluate first hand how enjoyable this Mission promises to be. Don’t hesitate to bring a friend who might have wandered away from the Church. This might be the golden opportunity that person has needed to find peace and a way home. There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just mark the dates on your calendar and prepare for a positive, uplifting series of sessions.

About Our Mission Priest:

A native of New York City, Paulist Father John E. Collins, CSP completed his M.A. in Theology and was ordained to the priesthood in 1970. Since that time, he has been active in parish and campus ministries throughout the country, from Austin to Los Angeles, to Columbus, Ohio, where he was Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry and Pastor at The Ohio State University. Over the past decade, Fr. Collins has conducted more than three hundred missions and preached over thirty retreats for priests and religious. He presently devotes his full-time energies to evangelization and mission work from his home parish-and the Mother Church of the Paulist Fathers, St. Paul the Apostle on 59th Street in New York City.


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CRHP 2.0

Upcoming CRHP 2.0 Retreat Weekends

Women's Retreat: March 3-4, 2018
Men's Retreat: March 10-11, 2018
Location: St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell
Registration Fee: $35 (includes materials and five meals; limited number of scholarships available)

Do you sense that something's missing in your life? Do you feel that if you weren't so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled, and maybe even a better person?

Come to the next CRHP 2.0 weekend! It's an incredible experience that will help you discover what's missing in your life and what to do about it. Whether you want to connect with other parishioners, improve your prayer life, or just take a break from the craziness of everyday life to have fun, pray, and relax, you will find what you are looking for.

Registration and payment is a two-step process that is fast, easy and secure.

STEP 1 - First, sign up for the appropriate women's or men's CRHP 2.0 weekend retreat. 



STEP 2 - Second, use our secure online payment system to pay the $35 registration fee. After clicking below, do not log in or create a profile. Simply enter the number attending and their names, then press continue to enter your payment information.



For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 678-832-1281 Mailbox #7017.


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For more information about these Adult Faith opportunities, contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, Director of Adult Education, at (678) 832-1228.