Spiritual Life Commission

Spiritual Life Chair – Jennifer Rodriguez

 

CENTERING PRAYER

Monica Alicea (404)386-6704 dolphinsfan6@gmail.com

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, and emphasizes a personal relationship with God. Our focus is deepening our relationship with the living Christ. The group meets on the first and fourth Wednesday of each month to pray together, watch DVD’s on contemplative prayer life, and engage in discussion. All are welcome.

 

CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH

Deacon Bruce Reed  breed@saintjosephcc.org

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, pronounced “Chirp”) at Saint Joseph is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Attendees will experience growth through prayer, scripture, and fellowship with others in their faith community.

 

DIVINE MERCY

Dick and Pauline Bomeisl (770)971-4473 bomeislr@bellsouth.net

The Divine Mercy group studies and discusses the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska, her diary, promotes the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and facilitates Divine Mercy Sunday devotions. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month after the 8:00 AM Mass

 

ELIJAH CUP

Joe and Dru Fadus (770)590-8748  drufadus@att.net

This ministry serves as a focal point of prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Every Sunday at the 9:00 AM Mass, participants are presented with “The Elijah Cup,” a consecrated chalice used at that Mass. The cup is placed in a prominent place in the home for the week, and each day, during prayer time, the people pray for an increase and perseverance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. At the end of the week, the Elijah Cup is returned to the church for another family, or individual, to participate.

 

 FOCOLARE “THOUGHT FOR THE DAY”

Frank Devereux (404)933-5163 bfdyer@icloud.com

This ministry requires only sending your email address to bfdyer@gmail.com, and asking to receive a daily spiritual message to bless your morning.

 

FOCOLARE “WORD OF LIFE”

Frank Devereux (404)933-5163 bfdyer@icloud.com

The ministry meets for one hour on the first Sunday of each month in the Sugar Hill house. Participants share their practical experience living the scripture passage of the past month. A new scripture passage is given for the next month.

 

LECTIO DIVINA

Deacon Norm Keller (678)594-6597 normbarbarakeller@yahoo.com

Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading of Scripture. We discover how God is speaking to our hearts. We meditate on a different passage each month. Lectio Divina is a personal encounter with God. No experience is necessary, only an open heart.  We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.

 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR

Brenda Call (770)634-5621 Callbe73@bellsouth.net

Life in the Spirit helps build a community of disciples who are empowered to go out and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The empowerment comes through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to each believer, for the good of others, bringing them to a belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

 

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Paul and Renee Armstrong (770)795-0853 renee.armstrong@ge.com

This ministry is a movement within the Catholic Church for the enrichment of marriages. Couples attending a weekend retreat rediscover themselves, and their spouse, and deeply enrich their relationship. During this private weekend couples learn new ways to communicate with one another.

 

PERPETUAL ADORATION

Deacon Frank Devereux (404)933-5263 bfdyer@icloud.com

Spend an intimate hour with the Lord. Some individuals commit for an hour a week, while others simply provide their email address to be notified when substitute volunteers are needed.

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE

Claudette Morrison (678)231-9284 Cam55@bellsouth.net
Deacon Tom Shaver tshaver@saintosephcc.org

As a follow up to the last Life in the Spirit Seminar, a Charismatic Prayer Group has been formed. The prayer meeting, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, involves manifestation of all elements of the Charismatic Movement. There is singing, glory and praise, discernment of scripture passages for sharing, praying in tongues, and prophecy. There will be time for personal witness and healing prayers. We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.

 

PRAYER WARRIORS

Jeanine Cacace (770)590-0904 janoumate@gmail.com

Prayer Warriors receive a weekly prayer list through email. They make the commitment to pray daily for prayer requests submitted through the parish office.

 

SEASONS OF HOPE

Tom Reichert (770)422-5633 x25  treichert@saintjosephcc.org

Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered support group which meets the second and fourth Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Sugar Hill House. Any parishioner who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend. Source books will be “Understanding Your Grief” and “The Mourners Book of Faith” by Alan Wolfelt, PH.D.

 

WEDS 

Paul and Renee Armstrong (770)795-0853 renee.armstrong@ge.com

WEDS is a group of encountered couples who meet for the purpose of keeping the Marriage Encounter weekend alive. WEDS supports marriage-related ministries, including Date Nights, romance dinners, marriage enrichment workshops, the annual wedding vow renewal, and monthly anniversary announcements at Mass.