Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee
The committee works very hard throughout the year to prepare for the big celebration that commemorates the events that changed the history of Latin America. The parish community gathers together on the 12th of December every year to celebrate, remember, and bring to life what occurred in the 16th century when Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego and asked for a Shrine to be built for her. As a sign, her image was miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma – an image which still exists today. The community begins the celebration in the church early in the morning for veneration and devotion to our Lady who brought Christ to a lost country. They then gather for light refreshments and subsequently process into the Church with indigenous dancing and music for the celebration of the Eucharist. After Mass, there is a procession to the Gym where a reenactment brings the story to life with music and live acting. Finally, there are more authentic dances and plenty of authentic Mexican food and drink for the occasion. If you like to participate in the event please contact
Prayer Blanket Ministry
“Through the gift of a prayer blanket, symbolizing Faith, Hope, Love and Peace and a commitment of daily prayer by its members, our Ministry seeks to obtain healing, protection, or strength and grace for those on our Prayer Blanket Ministry List.” We meet monthly during the school year on the First Friday of each month, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass, in Room 203 in the Parish Life Center. If you are in need of a prayer blanket, please notify the Parish Office at 770-887-9861. Vicki Winslow, firstname.lastname@example.org or via 770-894-2277 Download brochure – Prayer Blank brochure
Christ Renews His Parish
is a ministry that ignites the faith for those who have not been diligently practicing it. Those on the committee prepare retreats once a year for men and once a year for women. There are also opportunities for on-going formation that help candidates integrate themselves within the community and share their gifts and talents with other ministries in the parish. This ministry is currently only available in Spanish.If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact For Women: Violeta at email@example.com
Come Expecting: Charismatic Prayer and Praise Ministry
meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month in Room 303 of the PLC. Contact Dave Dittmeier – DaDittmeier@gmail.com
Council of Catholic Women:
General meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, 7 P.M. in the PLC. Contact Sandi Henschen at 412-779-8561 or SHenschen1@gmail.com
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Extraordinary Ministers are invited to administer the Sacred Body and Precious Blood to our parish family at Mass and in home visits. This call to serve as an EM comes as a privilege, resulting from a deep love of the Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament growing within your heart. We request that all EM’s attend a Yearly Eucharist Retreat, Renewal Training every three years and a sincere effort to a weekly commitment to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament! If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please contact Judy Guilfoil at 678-771-5467 or E-mail Us
Homebound Minister Visitation:
If you are homebound and would like to have Holy Communion brought to you or if you are a commissioned Extraordinary Minister and feel a calling to bring the Eucharist to the sick and homebound, please call Jerry Mansheim at 770-893-1454.
Prayer Blanket Ministry:
The Prayer Blanket Ministry meets monthly during the school year on the First Friday of each month after the 9:00 a.m. Mass, in Room 203, in the Parish Life Center. For additional information contact Judy Nielson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in need of a prayer blanket, please notify the Parish Office at 770-887-9861.
Respect Life Ministry:
The Respect Life Ministry meets quarterly Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm (October 10, December 11, February 6, April 9) to prepare for upcoming events in collaboration with the Archdiocese and St. Brendan. We welcome members to participate in many ways. Please contact Laura Nix at 404-242-9798 or email@example.com
St. Monica’s Sodality:
Meets every Wednesday morning at 8:20 a.m. in the Church to pray for our loved ones to come back to our Catholic Faith and Church. The intentions of Holy Mass on the first Wednesday of every month will be for all those listed in our “Book of Intentions”. If you have any questions or if you have someone to add to our “Confidential Intentions Book”, please contact Vicki Winslow at 706-579-2615 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking with Purpose:
Weekly meetings are held on Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. For additional information about the ministry, please contact Suzanne Carpenter at email@example.com.