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

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Facilitators: Stephanie Holden and Jack Dudley

Divorced? The twelve-week Surviving Divorce program begins on __________ 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.


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 speaker series event welcomes Christopher Check, President of Catholic Answers. See below for details.

Contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff at 678-832-1228 if you have any questions.

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Marriages are Covenants





Special Guest Speaker: Christopher Check, President of Catholic Answers
Topic: Liberation from eAddiction

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7 to 9 p.m.
in McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel
Cost: $10 for adults (students free)


May be one of the most important talks you'll hear!

We have all experienced it:

  • Family dinners where no one speaks, if they are there at all.
  • Personal relationships sacrificed, disconnected by addiction to smart devices.
  • Young children obsessed by gaming who fail in interpersonal skills.
  • Drivers and walkers, distracted by a smart phone, heading to disaster.

We have today at our disposal more devices and systems with which to communicate information than ever in history. Computers and iPhones, Internet, email, and texting, to say nothing of so-called social media: all promise greater efficiency and freedom. But do they deliver? Or do these devices and systems enslave us?

  • Far from strengthening human relationships, they render them more abstract and distant.
  • They separate us from reality and make the truth harder to uncover.
  • They dissolve tradition, memory, and history.
  • Worst of all, they serve as obstacles to our relationship with the Divine.

The English philosopher and poet, G.K. Chesterton, saw this danger in his own day, and sounded the warning years ago. His insights can help us navigate our own age's "information superhighway" and find silence amidst the "enervating din" of modern communication technology.

Join us for an evening of discovery and of liberation from our favorite phone, tablet and social media!

Registration for adults (students are free) is fast, easy and secure. Simply click below and enter the number of tickets you want and press continue. There is no need to log into or create a profile. Questions? Contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff (678) 832-1228.

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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 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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CRHP 2.0

Upcoming CRHP 2.0 Retreat Weekends

Women's Retreat: March 3-4, 2018
Men's Retreat: March 10-11, 2018
Location: St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell
Registration Fee: $35 (includes materials and five meals; limited number of scholarships available)

Do you sense that something's missing in your life? Do you feel that if you weren't so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled, and maybe even a better person?

Come to the next CRHP 2.0 weekend! It's an incredible experience that will help you discover what's missing in your life and what to do about it. Whether you want to connect with other parishioners, improve your prayer life, or just take a break from the craziness of everyday life to have fun, pray, and relax, you will find what you are looking for.

Registration and payment is a two-step process that is fast, easy and secure.

STEP 1 - First, sign up for the appropriate women's or men's CRHP 2.0 weekend retreat. 



STEP 2 - Second, use our secure online payment system to pay the $35 registration fee. After clicking below, do not log in or create a profile. Simply enter the number attending and their names, then press continue to enter your payment information.



For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 678-832-1281 Mailbox #7017.


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For more information about these Adult Faith opportunities, contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, Director of Adult Education, at (678) 832-1228.