Get Involved

Welcome to the Georgia Tech Catholic Center! We are excited that you are interested in ways to get involved. In the sections below you will find information about the many activities that are hosted at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center as well as the contact information for those in charge of the events.

Please follow this link to register with the Georgia Tech Catholic Center!

Good Tidings

The Good Tidings is the weekly newsletter that is sent out to students so that they can be well informed about the events being hosted at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center. Sign up link is available on the register link.

Liturgy

Volunteer to Serve at Mass

Want to play a key role in helping the Georgia Tech community celebrate the liturgy? Want to keep on serving for the mass like you did in your home parish? Want something to do on a Sunday? Sign up for a server position! We are always looking for more people to volunteer. Training is very quick and usually through personal appointment. Become an Usher and be the welcoming face that invites fellow students and Catholics from around the Atlanta area into mass. Be a Lector and proclaim the living Scripture in the Liturgy of the Word. Become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and administer Christ himself to the people.  Train as an Altar Server, serving a vital role in the execution of the mass and immersing yourself in participation with the liturgy. Please prayerfully consider serving the Catholic Center in a liturgy position. If you are interested please contact me, Donovan Kelley at liturgy@gtcatholic.org

Adoration

The Georgia Tech Catholic Center is able to offer adoration with a break for Mass/Communion Service at 5 pm each day at many different times throughout the week. Those are Monday 6 am – 10pm, Tuesday 6 am – 4pm and then 6 pm – 11pm, Wednesday 6 am – 5pm and then 7 pm – 11 pm, Thursday 6 am – 5pm, and Friday is 6 am – 5 pm. This amazing service helps so that students have the opportunity to visit Jesus Christ whenever time may be available in their schedule. If you would like to sign up for a weekly Holy Hour in which you can help us provide this opportunity again please contact me, Donovan Kelley at liturgy@gtcatholic.org

Outreach

The Outreach Pillar of the CSO focuses primarily on getting members involved in spiritual and corporeal works of mercy according to the Catholic Church. Within the Outreach pillar are sub-pillars that coordinate service events for our Elderly & Sick Ministry, Pro-life Ministry, Homeless Ministry, and On-Campus Outreach.

There are tons of ways to get involved in any of these ministries! For our elderly/sick outreach, we visit cancer patients at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) once a month on Sunday to play games, sing, and talk with the patients. Our pro-life pillar seeks to promote the sanctity of life at all stages on campus. Involvement in this ministry can range from protesting outside an abortion clinic to helping make care packages for pregnancy crisis centers. For the homeless ministry, we’ve made sandwiches for the Atlanta Union Mission and helped serve lunch at St. Francis’ Table. Lastly, the On-Campus outreach pillar works closely with the FOCUS missionaries to promote a catholic presence and spread the love of Christ on campus through tabling on Skiles Walkway with the missionaries.

Faith Formation

Looking to learn more about your faith and grow deeper in your relationship with Christ? The Faith Formation pillar offers a variety of programs to help you on this path.

 
Sundays 1:00-2:15pm: Rite of Christian Intiation for Adults (RCIA) classes cover the basics of the faith, and are targeted at anyone, Catholic or not, who wants to learn more about what we believe and why. This program is particularly aimed at anyone interested in joining the Church or receiving any of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).
 
Mondays 7-8pm: New this semester, we’re offering a series of classes on a variety of faith related topics, including developing virtue, Church history, and the importance of art.
 
Tuesdays 8-9:15: Theology of the Body (TOB) is the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, family, gender, sexuality, and more, as developed by Pope St. John Paul II. In this class, we discuss how to apply this beautiful teaching to college life.
 
Thursday evenings: Twice a month, we have Renew, a night of Eucharistic adoration with praise and worship music. Once a month, this is preceded by social time and a talk.
 
We also offer community retreats once or twice a semester, including community building retreats, silent retreats, men’s and women’s retreats, and discernment retreats.
 
For specific dates for any of these events, see the calendar!

Community Life

Interested in getting involved with the Community Life Pillar? Here at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, we have so many awesome ways to get involved and serve this community! This pillar handles everything from Community Dinners, to Intramurals, to Game Nights or Movie Nights, and so much more! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me Andres Rodriguez at communitylife@gtcatholic.org!

FOCUS Bible Study

At the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, we have six full-time FOCUS missionaries on campus! FOCUS provides weekly men’s and women’s Bible studies on campus where students can dive into the mystery of Christ’s love found in sacred Scripture within small-group communities. No matter who you are or where you are in your walk with Christ, you can find a Bible study to suit you based on your academic year, your involvement in Greek life, or your athletic team. Bible studies led by both students and missionaries take place every day of the week, so you can easily find one that fits your schedule. Email us at focus@gtcatholic.org to learn more about Bible studies!

 

Every Tuesday morning from 11 to 12, the FOCUS missionaries have a table on Skiles walkway to engage with students on campus and to advertise upcoming Catholic Center events. Come find us during that hour to hang out and join us in reaching out to your fellow college students!

Grad Student and Young Adult Professionals Bible Study

Meet in the basement of the Catholic Center on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm to gather in fellowship and study the word of God with your fellow Grad Students and Young Adult Professionals. For more information follow this link.