Good Tidings August 10-16

Good Tidings: August 10th - August 16th, 2020
Week of Welcome 2020
Sunday, August 9th - Sunday, August 16th 
Welcome Back! To kick off this school year, we have some wonderful events planned for the next two weeks. 
Please join us for freshmen events during the Week of Welcome and then Welcome Week starting on August 16th when all students are back on campus.
Did you know?
You can support the Catholic Center when you make purchases from Amazon

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the GT Catholic Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.  On your first visit to, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.  Here you would choose the Catholic Center at Georgia Tech.  It's that easy!  For more information click here.
Week of Welcome
Bonfire & S'mores
Sunday, August 9th // 10-11pm
What better way to end the summer than with a bonfire? Come hang out on the CC patio to enjoy some s'mores and community!
Hangout on Tech Green 
Monday, August 10th // 4-5pm
Come join us on Tech Green for an afternoon of  Popsicles, CanJam, Spikeball, & other games!
Faith in College Workshop 
Tuesday, August 11th // 11am-12pm
Wondering how to keep your faith alive in college? Want to find a great community that shares in your values? Looking to discover a new outlook on life? Join in on the Catholic Center's Faith workshop with the Catholic Student Organization's leadership team to learn great ways to grow or learn about the Christian faith.
Attend online at or in person at Klaus 2456
Movie and Game Night
Tuesday, August 11th // 9:30-10:30pm
Join us for a showing of "The Chosen" on the Catholic Center Patio.
Faith in College Workshop 
Thursday, August 13th // 1-2 pm
Wondering how to keep your faith alive in college? Want to find a great community that shares in your values? Looking to discover a new outlook on life? Join in on the Catholic Center's Faith workshop with Fr. Branson Hipp and GT's FOCUS missionaries to learn great ways to grow or learn about the Christian faith.
Attend online at or in person at Klaus 2443
Scavenger Hunt 
Thursday, August 13th // 4-5pm
Come get to know your way around the Catholic Center while searching for clues and competing for prizes!
Ask a Priest
Friday, August 14th // 12-1pm
Have burning questions about the Catholic faith? Maybe you just want to know a little more? Join Fr. Branson for an hour to ask about and discuss the doctrines, traditions, and history of the Catholic faith.
Join in online at 
Password: 021703
COVID 19 Updates
Georgia Tech Catholic Center: Following the Instructions on Resumption of In-Parish Worship and Access to Parish Facilities memo sent by Archbishop Hartmayer, we began the process of offering Mass here at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, starting Tuesday, May 26. 

For the most recent updates, go to the Georgia Tech Catholic Center Website at
Welcome Deacon Paul Nacey!

Recently ordained Deacon Paul Nacey will join the Catholic Center as a Pastoral Assistant until he has to go back to seminary in October. Please join us in welcoming him!
Sacramental Confession
We have once again been provided the opportunity to offer individual Confession, by appointment only. This is based on current Archdiocesan guidelines which are subject to change. Priests are to maintain necessary social distancing from the penitent while maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of the confessional.  Please use the link below to make an appointment.
Faith Formation
What Saves us from Nothingness?
Julián Carrón
What Saves us from Nothingness is Julián Carrón's notes for a retreat given each year, and is especially helpful during this time as a reminder to not slide into isolation, compromise, or hopelessness. Carrón discusses this question and the importance of continuing to grapple with it during this time, insisting "this has not eliminated the question; if anything, it has made it even more acute, because of the nature of the challenge we are facing throughout the world. Precisely the situation that has developed makes it even more urgent to grapple with this question, seeking an answer able to meet it."

It takes an active effort to continue faith formation while apart from a faith community. To bridge this gap, we propose this text to read as a community from which fruitful discussions can continue among friends regardless of where we are. 
You can read the entire text here.
Helluva Catholic Podcast
Check out daily homilies Fr. Branson and other talks from the Catholic Center community.
Google Podcasts:
Apple Podcasts:
Faith at Home
Mass Broadcasts & Readings

Although many of us do not have access to Mass, we can still engage in our faith by reading daily scripture and through viewing various online and televised broadcasts. Use the links below to find Mass broadcasts as well as the daily readings.
Spiritual Communion
For those without access to the Blessed Sacrament.

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.


Liturgy of the Hours
What is it?  How do I do it?
Liturgy of the Hours (a.k.a Divine Office or the Breviary) is a form of daily prayer "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer." In times of isolation, it is great resource to stay connected to the universal church in prayer. Below is a link to the daily readings, as well as a guide on what it is/how to pray it.

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