"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever." ~ John 6:51

Rite of Communion

Great and merciful Father, we ask you to send down your Holy Spirit to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine that they may become for us the body and blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Almighty Father, by our sharing in this mystery enliven us with your spirit and conform us to the image of your Son.

Eucharist Prayer Three


Holy Communion for the Homebound or Hospitalized

Please contact the Parish Office at 678-277-9424 if you, or a family member is homebound or hospitalized and wish to receive Holy Communion. In addition to our parish priests, St. Peter Chanel parish also has a ministry of specially trained Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are able to visit, pray with you, and bring Holy Communion. Due to privacy regulations hospitals are not able to share names or information with us. If you or a loved one will be hospitalized, please let us know.


Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued Guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion. We invite all people to pray with us, but ask that our beliefs are honored in the reception of Holy Communion and that you follow the request of the Bishops as outlined in the document.


First Eucharist Preparation for Children

Formation and preparation to celebrate the sacrament of First Communion is a two year process as mandated by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. We welcome all children to this process and have special formation programs for those children who are older than 7 years old or who may have other special formation needs. Visit Reconciliation/First Communion for details. For older children, you are asked to contact our Elementary Sacrament Coordinator to discuss how we may best work with you and your child to prepare to celebrate this foundational sacrament.

Contact Rosemary Potts, Director of Religious Education
Phone 678-832-1229
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First Eucharist for Adults

Those who were baptized Catholic, but haven't completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation) are invited to celebrate these sacraments here at St. Peter Chanel. Formation and preparation are facilitated through our Rite of Christian Initiation program. To learn more about this process, please contact our RCIA Coordinator.

Contact Margaret O’Grady, RCIA Coordinator
Phone 678-832-1232
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