Labor Day – Office Closed

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 4th.

The Church will close after morning Mass.

Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

Lord God, Master of the Vineyard, How wonderful that you have invited us who labor by the sweat of our brow to be workers in the vineyard and assist your work to shape the world around us. As we seek to respond to this call, make us attentive to those who seek work but cannot find it. Help us listen to the struggles of those who work hard to provide for their families but still have trouble making ends meet. Open our eyes to the struggles of those exploited and help us speak for just wages and safe conditions, the freedom to organize, and time for renewal. For work was made for humankind and not humankind for work. Let it not be a vehicle for exploitation but a radiant expression of our human dignity. Give all who labor listening hearts that we may pause from our work to receive your gift of rest. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that you might work through us to let your justice reign. Amen.

Faith Formation Kick-Off

Sunday, August 27

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

All Faith Formation students and families are invited!

Be prepared! Meet the catechists, get important information about classes and sacramental prep, and receive a calendar of events!

Join us in the Parish Hall. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Communion and Confirmation Preparation

Meets on Sundays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Family Catechesis

Family Catechesis for all Faith Formation and Parish families meets once on month on Sunday at 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM.

Welcome Fr. Joseph Shaute

It is good to be with you!
The Archbishop of Atlanta has loaned me to the Diocese of Orlando and Bishop Noonan has assigned me to St. Mary-Rockledge. I go by Father Joe. My last name is an Ellis Island name. Spelled Shaute. Phonetically: SHAY-ute. I am ¼ Austria-Hungarian and ¾ Irish. I have been a priest for more than 22 years, ordained on June 2, 2001. That means my first year as a priest included September 11, 2001 (911) and the January 2002 Boston Priest Scandal. My first year. Baptism by fire. My life journey began in Washington State, the first born son of an Army officer from Scranton, Pa., and an artist/interior designer from Lowell, Mass., who met at a wedding. My parents were married 57 years when my mom died of Alzheimer’s in December 2018. My dad died of COVID in April 2020. By the time I started first grade, we had moved six times in six years. For the next 14 years, we lived in Miami, an alive, vibrant multi-cultural place in the 1970s. Where I would learn Spanish and receive my First Communion and Sacrament of Confirmation. At age 20, we moved to Metro Atlanta, where I would finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism at Georgia State University. After working for 12 years in the Communications field—and volunteering as a Life Teen Core Member at St. Ann’s for five years—the teens at St. Ann’s would call me to live my God-given vocation. And not be afraid. Over the last 22 years I have served as a priest in four parishes. I am a two-time cancer survivor, recently defeating Stage 3 Lymphoma Cancer. My health brings me here, a change of climate to reduce allergies and less administrative responsibilities. -Father Joe