“The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that in the Eucharist we find all the good of the Church. In it we have the certainty that God is faithful to His promise and stays with us until the end of time (Mt. 28.20)… In our visits and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we experience the closeness of the Good Shepherd, the tenderness of His love, the presence of a faithful friend.” Pope Francis.
“The purpose of the Holy Hour is to encourage deep personal encounter with Christ. The holy and glorious God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to hold converse with Him, to ask for such things as we need and to experience what a blessing there is in fellowship with Him.” Blessed Fulton J. Sheen
Eucharistic Adoration is a beautiful encounter with our Lord. A wonderful way to practice this devotion is to become an Adoration Guardian. An Adoration Guardian commits to spending one hour per week with Christ at a designated time of his or her choosing.
Eucharistic Adoration begins on Thursday morning following the 9:00 Mass and ends on Friday night at 8:45 with Benediction (which is bilingual). Our long-term goal is to have Perpetual Adoration, with Christ exposed in the Blessed Sacrament every day. To accomplish this goal we need the generosity and commitment of many Adoration Guardians. Please prayerfully commit to a Holy Hour and become an Adoration Guardian by going to: Here and clicking on “Sign Up Now”
Eucharistic Adoration begins on Thursday morning following the 9:00 a.m. Mass and ends on Friday night at 8:30 p.m..
Daily Morning Rosary Group
The Rosary is said together as a faith community each morning preceding the 9:00 a.m. Mass—Monday through Saturday. It begins at 8:35 a.m. in the Church.
St. Monica Sodality
The St. Monica Sodality gathers to pray confidently for the return to Catholic Unity of all those who have abandoned it and to provide prayerful support for those who have experienced a loved one’s departure from the Faith. Membership is limited to Catholics (clergy, religious or laypersons), especially those who have a family member or friend who has either left the Catholic Church to join another church or who has simply abandoned the practice of the Catholic Faith. For more information, please contact Vicki Winslow at 770–579–2615 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Saturday Prayer & Rosary Group
The First Saturday Prayer and Rosary Group meets on the first Saturday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in the Church for the Rosary and Gospel meditations. All are welcome to join in prayer for the needs of the parish, the sick, our families, pro-life issues and world peace. The sacrament of Reconciliation also takes place after the Rosary, followed by the Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Claire Barany at 678-780-7606.
Come Expecting Charismatic Praise and Worship
Come Expecting is a ministry of the Church of the Good Shepherd geared toward an appreciation of the guidance of the Holy Spirit and an understanding of the charisms and gifts God has bestowed upon his people through the sacrament of Confirmation. The community meets every first Friday of the month and explores how God is moving in the hearts of the people. The prayer group begins at 7:00 pm. An introduction is followed by prayer and worship. A short reflection on a theme from scripture follows with a personal testimony. Inclusive intercessory prayer is next allowing the Spirit of God to touch our hearts by our prayers for each other. Occasional prayer before the Blessed Sacrament also fosters a deeper love for the Eucharist. If you would like to more information or would like to join us, please contact: Dave Dittmeier at DaDittmeier@gmail.com
Divine Mercy Chaplet Ministry
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a rosary that helps the individual foster a spirituality that enables the person to experience the mercy of God. The backdrop: St. Faustina received a vision from the Lord to paint a picture of him with Divine rays of mercy flowing from his heart. The Lord clearly told her that anyone who prayed the chaplet of divine mercy and gazed on the picture would receive mercy and many graces.
Place: The Chapel
Time: Thursdays 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Olivia Medina