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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Surviving Divorce

For Men and Women Seeking Hope and Healing Following Divorce

12 Weekly Sessions Beginning August 14, 2017
Monday Evenings from 7 to 9 P.M.
St. Peter Chanel Classroom 6/7

Facilitators: Stephanie Holden and Jack Dudley

Divorced? The twelve-week Surviving Divorce program begins on August 14, 2017 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.

Advance Registration Required

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 event will welcome Jeff Cavins on October 20-21, 2017. Check back soon for details and to sign up!

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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 October 10, 2017


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

Our Next Event Welcomes Fr. Brian

Check back for more information...

Saturday Evening, September 23, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m.
In McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church


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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.