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

Starts August 22, 2019

Facilitators: Jean Dugan-Mahr and Jack Dudley

Divorced? The twelve-week Surviving Divorce program begins on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 7 to 9 P.M. in Room 14. The cost of the program for participants is $20 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 share this web page with them 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, mini-retreats, 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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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 2019:

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

Father Stephen C. Bosso
April 15-18, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Church
Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Main Church






Please join us during Holy Week for...

Living the Parables of Jesus

St. Peter Chanel Parish Lenten Mission
Msgr. Steve Bosso, Professor of Sacred Scripture
April 15-17

Monday, April 15 | 9am and 7pm – The Parables of the Church and Kingdom (Matthew 13)
Tuesday, April 16 | 9am and 7pm – The Parables of Reconciliation and Mercy (Luke 15,
Wednesday April 17 | 9am and 7 pm – The Parables of Mission and Watchfulness (Matthew 24 & 25)
Thursday April 18 | Homilist for Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Evening only)

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