We’re considered the Mother Church of African American Roman Catholics in Atlanta because of our special heritage: we were founded with money provided by St. Katharine Drexel as a mission to African American and Native Americans in 1912. (Read about our history).

The Lourdes Experience

We welcome all races, cultures and faiths to our dynamic Mass. We affectionately call our worship style the “Lourdes Experience” because at all of our Masses – even the Saturday vigil – you’ll find an upbeat service featuring a variety of music (gospel, spirituals, contemporary Christian and classics) accompanied by our choir and Director of Music.

We’re an expressive congregation; yes it’s ok to shout “Amen” in this Catholic Church! We clap. We dance. We stomp and shout at times.

You’ll receive sound teaching from our Pastor Fr. Jeffery Ott and Associate Pastor Fr. Thomas Jackson. Both are members of the Dominican Order, known as the Order of Preachers.

We’re honored you decided to worship with us. We encourage you to get involved in our ministries, come to one of our events and if you’re ready, become a member.

Not a Catholic? Didn’t receive all of the sacraments? Contact our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Coordinator.