Christ Our Hope Catholic Church


Who we are

Christ Our Hope Catholic Church is rich in cultural diversity. We are a church of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Here we are united in the Spirit of Christ who is Our Hope. We've made this parish our 'Home Sweet Home'. We invite you to do the same!

Our parish has been called one of the best kept secrets in Lithonia, Georgia. Come discover the joy of Jesus as we live in faith and walk in hope. Here we are all family... No Longer Strangers, I Call You Friend!

Each mass begins with a welcome for all visitors and has its own spirituality.

Christ Our Hope members hail from over 50 countries around the world. We come from Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and many parts of the United States. Many have made Christ Our Hope their "Home Sweet Home" ...we want you to do the same!

Each mass starts with a welcome for all visitors. Let us know you are here, we want to acknowledge you and share our hospitality. Each mass has its own spirituality. Your parish family awaits you! . Your presence will enhance the spirituality of our parish family and through Christ provide spiritual nourishment for our journey.

We have a nursery available during 11 AM mass on Sundays. Religious education begins at the age of 4.

We often celebrate our diversity with events such as "International Day" where everyone has a chance to enjoy the richness of our cultures in fun, food, dance, souvenirs, memorabilia, native dress and a parade on church grounds.

We value your membership and need all our members to participate in service to God so that together we may do His work both in our parish family and in our community.

Christ Our Hope Catholic Church is a great place to visit, a great place to worship, a great place to raise your family. We want you to come discover how good it can feel to share in this community of faith that is alive! Learn about our members, our history. We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load. Share in faith that is ours... It's Your Inheritance!


The people of Christ Our Hope wish to live the spirit of Christ through our daily walk toward holiness, by sharing our Time, Talent and Earnings with others.
Our goal is to accomplish this centered in Christ, embracing our ethnicity and unselfish service to our community.

Los feligreses de Cristo Nuestra Esperanza deseamos vivir en el espiritu de Cristo a través de nuestro diario caminar hacia la santidad, compartiendo nuestro tiempo, talento y tesoro con los demás. Nuestro objetivo es lograr ésto centrados en Cristo, orgullosos de nuestro origen y sirviendo desinteresadamente a nuestra comunidad.

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Christ Our Hope Catholic Church
1786 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
United States
Phone: 770-482-5017/5018
Fax: 770-482-9476
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Church Pastor

Rev. JohnPaul C Ezeonyido
Rev. JohnPaul C Ezeonyido
1786 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
United States
Phone: 770-482-5017
Fax: 770-482-9476
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Matthew 28:19

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:





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Fr. JohnPaul hails from Akukwa village, Ngo, Igbo-Ukwu in Anambra State, Nigeria, where he spent most of his childhood and adolescence years before migrating to the USA in 1999 as a young adult. Fr. JohnPaul attended St. Dominic Savior Seminary, Akpu, Nigeria, St. John Bosco Seminary, Isuaniocha, Nigeria, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria, Mt. St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA, the University of Georgia, Athens, USA and Walden University, MN, USA. He was ordained a Catholic priest on June 7, 2003 at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He holds undergraduate degree in Philosophy; graduate degrees in Theology, Scripture and Social Work; and a doctoral degree in Human Services with specialization in Public Health.

For the past 9 years, Fr. JohnPaul has served as a vicar at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Atlanta, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, and St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, Lilburn. He has also served as hospital chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Fr. JohnPaul comes from a large family of 8 and has 29 nieces and nephews.

Fr. JohnPaul currently serves as the pastor of Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in Lithonia since July 2012 and the chaplain of the Nigerian Igbo Catholic Community of Atlanta for the past 12 years. He enjoys traveling, playing lawn tennis, working out and preaching.   Edit
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Christ Our Hope Catholic Church Sunday Mass Schedule


Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 11am, and

11 am Spanish in the Hall
Weekday: Mon., Wed., Fri.: 7:00 pm

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Sunday, December 24th 2017

Musical Prelude—9:00 pm
Midnight mass—10:00 pm


Monday, December 25th 2017

8:00 am mass and 10:00 am bilingual mass
Feast of Mary, Mother of God
(not a holy day of obligation)

Dec. 31st, 2017 10:00 pm mass and Adoration

Jan. 1st, 2018 7:00 pm mass   Edit
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History of Christ Our Hope Catholic Church Lithonia GA

Brief History of the Parish

August 1, 1984 – A new parish in Lithonia was created and Fr. John Kiernan was named the founding pastor. The name Christ Our Hope was chosen from the opening words of 1 Timothy 1:1 “Christ Jesus, Our Hope.”

August 2, 1987 - the original multipurpose building was dedicated and was then used to accommodate the church, as well as other meeting rooms and offices.

1991 – The late Fr. Austin Fogarty was named second pastor of Christ Our Hope.

1994– A major renovation was done on the now Sr. Thea Bowman hall which was used as the church.

1997 – Fr. Paul Flood was named the third pastor of Christ Our Hope

May 1, 2000 – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new church building took place.

February, 2001- The new church was dedicated by Most Rev. Dr. John-Francis Donoghue, the then Archbishop of Atlanta.

June, 2001 – Fr. Jack Durkin was named the fourth pastor of Christ Our Hope

2002– The installation of stained glass windows started together with the revitalization of spiritual activities in the parish.

2005–Fr. Guyma Noel was named the fifth pastor of Christ Our Hope. The installation of the stained glass windows was completed.

2009 – Christ Our Hope was fenced by the Security Committee.

July, 2010 - First Spanish Mass was celebrated at Christ Our Hope by Fr. Noel.

2011 - The Spanish Community started the construction of an outdoor grotto in honor Our Lady of Guadalupe.

July, 2012 – Fr. JohnPaul Ezeonyido was named the sixth pastor of Christ Our Hope.

Aug - Dec, 2012 - the interior of the rectory, administrative offices, the kitchen and hallways of Sr. Thea Bowman Hall were renovated. The construction of the grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe was completed.

2013– The Spanish community repaired the soccer field, constructed the volley ball court, and revitalized the picnic area.

2014– The Spanish community remodeled Sr. Thea Bowman Parish Hall. The 30th Anniversary Mediation/Memorial Garden and outdoor Stations of the Cross were added to spiritual space of Christ Our Hope.

September 21, 2014 — Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, the Archbishop of Atlanta, is officially opening Christ Our Hope 30th Meditation/Memorial Garden.   Edit

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