Adult Education 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

12 Weekly Sessions Beginning August 14, 2017
Monday Evenings from 7 to 9 P.M.
St. Peter Chanel Classroom 6/7

Facilitators: Stephanie Holden and Jack Dudley

Divorced? The twelve-week Surviving Divorce program begins on August 14, 2017 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.

Advance Registration Required

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.

Our next event will welcome Jeff Cavins...

Friday Evening, October 20, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cavins 2017

God intends for us to put our Catholic Faith into practice. Christianity is more than a set of beliefs; it is a way of life.

Walking Toward Eternity is a powerful seminar that will help you to put your faith into practice, draw closer to Christ, and challenge yourself to make real and lasting changes in your life, changes that will help you to become the person you hope to be.

Jeff Cavins is the creator of The Great Adventure Bible Study Program, an author, and the host of Holy Land pilgrimages.

Friday Evening Talk: Christ Looks at Us with Mercy... and Calls Us to Discipleship

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Book Signing by Jeff Cavins following talk.
(No cost to attend Friday Evening Talk)

Saturday Seminar: Walking Toward Eternity

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m (Doors and Check-in open at 7:30 a.m.)
Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m. followed by light morning refreshments.

Ticket Price (includes seminar materials):

  • Adults -- $35
  • Students age 14-22 -- $20

Optional Box Lunch: $7 (not included in ticket price)


St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church
1330 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075 
in McNamee Hall

Online registration and payment is fast, easy and secure. Click below and enter the number of tickets and lunches you want to purchase. There is no need to log in. Simply enter the number desired on the next page and press continue. 


Contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228 if you have any questions. Limited scholarships are available.

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Faith@Work is a ministry outreach of St. Peter Chanel Adult Education and a program of The Integrated Catholic Life™.

The mission of Faith@Work is to promote a unity of life, centered in Jesus Christ and His Church, that helps Catholic men and women integrate faith and work. All are welcome.

The evenings include an opportunity for networking with other business professionals from the Atlanta area business community, followed by a practical and relevant presentation and discussion to help you live out your faith in the workplace. 

Our ministry leader is Randy Hain. Our chaplain is Deacon Mike Bickerstaff. 

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Marriages are Covenants


Pizza and Talk with Fr. Brian Buford - SPCs Newest Priest

Saturday Evening, September 23, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m.
In McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

Talk ♦ Prayer ♦ Q&A ♦ Fellowship

Pizza by Alessio’s, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks Provided

Admission is Free – All Adults Are Welcome!
($10 optional Donation per person appreciated)


Come get to know SPC’s newest parochial vicar!

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Brian Bufford is a Georgia native who was raised in Washington, Georgia. Currently 31-years-old, he attended Augusta State University upon graduating from high school. Fr. Brian graduated in 2008, completing a major in accounting. After working at a CPA firm in Athens, he decided to pursue the call to the priesthood and entered Mundelein Seminary in Fall 2009.

After six years of formation, Fr. Brian was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Atlanta in June 2015. His first assignment was at Transfiguration Catholic Church from July 2015 to June 2017. Many of you might remember Fr. Brian from his earlier time with us as a seminarian.

Talk Topic: Our Personal Mission: Responding to God’s Call

Our vocation is how we respond to God’s call. Regardless as to where we discern to live out this vocation – married life, ordained life or religious life – we are set apart for God’s purpose and have been given a mission. Fr. Brian will discuss this relevant topic and offer practical wisdom while sharing his personal story.

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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. Our most recent mission was for Lent 2016 - Fr. Dan Lanahan OFM presented "Living the Joy of the Gospel in the Jubilee Year of Mercy."

Parish Mission for Fall 2016:

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

Fr. Tim Hepburn
October 24-26, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Main Church

Parish Mission for Lent 2017:

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

Fr. James DiLuzio, CSP
March 20-22, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Church
Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Main Church

Parish Mission for Lent 2018:

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

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


Check back for more information about this mission.


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