Adult Education 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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Atlanta Catholic Business Café

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Check back for the next Cafe which will take place in September 2017.

The Atlanta Catholic Business Café is a spiritual outreach of the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference and the Integrated Catholic Life.™ The Café includes a light breakfast and networking; a short, relevant and practical talk; followed by table discussions and Q&A. 

7:15 to 7:30 - Light Breakfast and networking
7:30 to 8:00 - Talk
8:00 to 8:15 - Table Discussion
8:15 to 8:30 - Q&A

You are invited to join us for Mass at 6:45 a.m.


The Atlanta Catholic Business Café promotes integrating faith and work. This prayerful, faith-filled gathering provides an excellent opportunity for Catholics and other Christians to connect with old and new friends in the Atlanta business community. Everyone is welcome.

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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.

See below for our next event.

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Special Guest Speaker: Kevin Lowry
Talk Title: "Living Our Faith at Work"
When and Where: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in McNamee Hall

RESCHEDULED to August 15, 2017


All are welcome, admission is free. Registration will open in July 2017.





Topic Description:

We are called to live our faith, not just at home and in church, but also in the marketplace, public square and workplace. We need help and inspiration to live this!

As an enthusiastic convert to the Catholic faith, Kevin Lowry will share how he came to discover the truth of the Church – and how we can live out that faith in a way that runs counter to prevailing stereotypes.

Hear why being good Catholics makes us better workers, and why being good workers makes us better Catholics!

Speaker Bio:

LowryKevin Lowry is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the son of a former Presbyterian minister. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for RevLocal, a rapidly growing digital marketing company. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer of The Coming Home Network International, a Catholic apostolate that assists non-Catholic clergy and laity on the journey to the Catholic Church and beyond.

Kevin is past President of the Columbus chapter of Legatus, and is a member of several boards including Our Sunday Visitor, The Coming Home Network International, and St. Gabriel Catholic Radio. He is the author of Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck, and How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church, both published by Our Sunday Visitor.

Kevin is a frequent speaker and media guest, and has appeared on Spirited Debate on Fox News, The Journey Home, EWTN Live, The Sonrise Morning Show and Catholic Connection on EWTN, On Call and Morning Air on Relevant Radio, and various other radio programs. He has also written for numerous Catholic publications and web sites such as Catholic News Agency, The Catholic Answer Magazine, New Covenant, The Integrated Catholic Life, and Catholic Exchange. His website and blog are at

Kevin and his wife Kathi live in Columbus, Ohio and have eight children and two grandchildren – so far!

Faith@Work is a ministry outreach of St. Peter Chanel Adult Education and a program of The Integrated Catholic Life™.

The mission of Faith@Work is to promote a unity of life, centered in Jesus Christ and His Church, that helps Catholic men and women integrate faith and work. All are welcome.

The evenings include an opportunity for networking with other business professionals from the Atlanta area business community, followed by a practical and relevant presentation and discussion to help you live out your faith in the workplace. 

Our ministry leader is Randy Hain. Our chaplain is Deacon Mike Bickerstaff. 

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Marriages are Covenants

Dinner and Wine Pairings!

This year's wine tasting evening is once again sponsored by SPC's Marriages are Covenants, Men's Club and Women's Group.

Saturday Evening, April 29, 2017 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
In McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

Please make plans to attend St. Peter Chanel's "A Taste of the Mediterranean" a fun evening of Wine Tasting featuring wines selected by Just Add Wine and Dinner from Lucia's on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in McNamee Hall.

This is our second annual wine pairing event and it promises to be even better than last year's sold out, successful evening of food, fun and friends!

Featuring wines from España, France and Italia
Dinner Catered by Lucia's with Wine selections by Karen Losin of Just Add Wine

Doors open at 6 p.m. when the evening begins with a glass of wine and fellowship. A three-course dinner catered by Lucia's follows at about 6:30 p.m. Each course will be paired with a wine selected by Karen Losin of Just Add Wine who tell us about each wine as it is served.

Tickets are $35 per person for unreserved, open-seating. Or reserve a table with seating for eight at only $320 per table. The Online Ticket Sales process is fast, simple and secure.

Click the ticket sales button and then enter the number of individual, unreserved open seats you want to buy. Or enter the number of reserved tables for eight you want to buy. Do not log in to the system or profile, simply press continue and you will be asked for payment information.


Attire is Dressy Casual. Adults only! 

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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. Our most recent mission was for Lent 2016 - Fr. Dan Lanahan OFM presented "Living the Joy of the Gospel in the Jubilee Year of Mercy."

Parish Mission for Fall 2016:

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

Fr. Tim Hepburn
October 24-26, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Main Church

Parish Mission for Lent 2017:

Mission Priest:
Time & Place:

Fr. James DiLuzio, CSP
March 20-22, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Church
Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Main Church

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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For more information about these Adult Education Programs and Speaker Events, contact Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, Director of Adult Education, at (678) 832-1228.