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