Creative program funds buildings for rapidly growing Georgia parishes

(CNS) Making room for everyone at the Lord’s table is the spirit behind a focused new program in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

The Special Projects Program is funding the expansion of basic worship and religious education space in a few uniquely challenged parishes whose churches cannot hold all the people coming for Mass or religious education.

The program immediately will address needs in three churches – a parish and two missions in Cedartown, Gainesville and Lilburn.

The three communities are growing so quickly – with particularly large increases in Latino members – that they have even run out of room in overflow spaces for Mass and programs. On top of that, the faith communities had virtually no funds in the bank to remedy the situation. [More]