History

We were founded in 1995 by Fr. David Dye. However, that same year Fr. David was named the pastor of Mary Our Queen in Norcross. Fr. Linus DeSantis took over that year, and served until 2006, followed by Fr. Paul Burke for an academic school year until Fr. Joseph Morris was appointed in 2007. He has served this community faithfully ever since, and we are so grateful.

The building of the Catholic Center has also seen some change since it was acquired back in 1995. We have done our best to keep up with a constantly growing community. In 2009, we added an addition onto the side of the building where the chapel currently resides.

Our famous Fall Retreat has also seen some changes over the years. The first one was in 2007. It was called Urbanocity and 12 students attended. We got up WAY EARLY on Saturday morning to serve the poor and homeless at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Atlanta. We had Mass at the Shrine, lunch, and then spent Saturday afternoon reflecting on our experience. That retreat has morphed into what we know now as Numinosity. This is a fantastic retreat led by the students with the help of Father Joseph. In recent years, we have had to cap the retreat at 60 students.