As a community we provide an inclusive and welcoming environment to come together and share that common bond. Our purpose is to advance Christian faith partnering with other Catholics and Christians.
In living the Word of God our faith is seen by all through authentic and genuine actions, not just words. In coming together and sharing prayer, liturgy, learning and service we grow with and support each other in our faith-based journey. Through experience and service, we commit to share God’s blessings with others in our surrounding area and around the world.
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When is confession available?
We offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least three times each week. On Tuesdays from 5:00PM - 5:45PM, Thursdays drom 11:00AM - 11:45AM and from 5:00PM - 5:45PM and on the first Saturday of the month from 8:30AM - 9:30AM. The Sacrament is also available by appointment with Father Jack. To schedule an appointment, please contact Father Jack directly at [email protected] or through his direct phone number, 678-981-5226.
How do I get to St. John Vianney?
St. John Vianney Catholic Church is located at 1920 Skyview Drive, Lithia Springs, GA 30122 View Map
Where should I park?
Our parking lot wraps around the church. You can enter the church through the circular sidewalk area or through the front door that faces Skyview Drive.
There are handicap parking spaces in front of the door that faces Skyview Drive and there are handicap spaces along the side of the circular sidewalk area.
Do you have a separate "Crying Room" for those with young children?
Jesus told the Disciples to let the children come to me. How are the children going to learn how to behave in Mass if we do not bring them into Mass? We do not have a nursery and we do not have a crying room. Please come inside and worship with the community. If your child has a moment that becomes very disruptive, we have an overflow area outside the Sanctuary. You can see and hear what is going on inside the church, but a glass wall does separate you from the Sanctuary. We encourage you to come back in as soon as possible.
I cannot walk up for Communion, how do I obtain special assistance?
As you come into the church, we have Ushers at each of the doorways leading into the church. Please let an Usher know that you will need Communion brought to you. The Ushers will help you choose an area to sit so that Communion can be given to you easily.
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
The guidelines for receiving Communion, which are issued by the U.S. bishops and published in many missalettes, explain, “Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Communion."
Scripture is clear that partaking of the Eucharist is among the highest signs of Christian unity: “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Cor. 10:17). For this reason, it is normally impossible for non-Catholic Christians to receive Holy Communion, for to do so would be to proclaim a unity to exist that, regrettably, does not.
Another reason that many non-Catholics may not ordinarily receive Communion is for their own protection, since many reject the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Scripture warns that it is very dangerous for one not believing in the Real Presence to receive Communion: “For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself” (1 Cor. 11:29).
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