Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Spiritual Life Commission

Spiritual Life Commission Chair: Open


Centering Prayer
Ministry Lead: Linda Lee Davis | [email protected] | (770) 218-1584
Ministry Lead: Monica Alicea | [email protected] | (404) 386-6704

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 second and fourth Wednesday of each month to pray together, study contemplative prayer life through readings or DVD’s, and engage in discussion. All are welcome. During the pandemic, the Centering Prayer group has not met in person, but we have kept in touch via email and encourage all members to sit in a twenty-minute silent Centering Prayer meditation in our own homes at the same time when we would usually do the practice together at meetings. Zoom meetings may be explored, but in-person meetings will resume when it is safe to do so.


Christ Renews His Parish - "Welcome"/CRHP 2.0
Ministry Lead: Jason Bresnock | [email protected] | (470) 222-9667
“Welcome”/CRHP 2.0  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. Please contact Jason for more info.


Divine Mercy
Ministry Lead: Dick and Pauline Bomeisl | [email protected] | (770) 971-4473
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. Meetings will resume in-person when it is safe to do so.


Elijah Cup
Ministry Lead: Gail Hollingsworth | [email protected] | (770) 265-1448
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, a family or individual is presented with “The Elijah Cup,” a consecrated chalice used at that Mass. The cup is prominently displayed in the participants' home for the week. Each day, during prayer time, the family or individual prays for an increase and perseverance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. At the end of the week, the Cup is returned to the church for another family, or individual, to receive "The Elijah Cup" for the following week.


Focolare "Thought for the Day"
Ministry Lead: Frank Devereux | [email protected] | (404) 933-5163
Each morning, a spiritual message is sent by email to participants to help us live our day in unity and love. If you would like to receive these messages, please request so by email to [email protected].


Lectio Divina
Ministry Lead: Deacon Norm Keller | [email protected] | (678) 594-6597
Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading of Scripture. We discover how God is speaking to our hearts. We meditate on a different Bible passage each month. Lectio Divina is a personal encounter with God. No experience is necessary, only an open heart. Due to the pandemic, we are not meeting in person. Rather, the monthly scripture selection and meditation is emailed to members for their own at-home reflection. Members are encouraged to email Deacon Norm to share any of their own thoughts about scripture with him. If anyone would like to join the Lectio Divina email list, please contact Deacon Norm to be added.


Marriage Encounter
Ministry Lead: Paul and Renee Armstrong | [email protected] | (770) 795-0853
The Marriage Encounter experience is a skill-building enrichment program where married couples learn how to listen, share, and connect more deeply. Over a weekend or in seven three-hour sessions, the Marriage Encounter experience will give you the tools to remain strong as a couple and be a united force to provide a stable and loving environment for your children. As you become empty-nesters, you can use the same tools to continue growing and thriving in your relationship.  Weekend, weeknight, and virtual formats available. Visit www.wwme.org to sign up for an experience.


Marriage Sharing Group
Ministry Lead: Paul and Renee Armstrong | [email protected] | (770) 795-0853
Ministry Lead: Jamie and Megann Tuck| [email protected] | (770) 655-4505

This ministry focuses on keeping the marriage relationship alive and vibrant and consists of couples that have experienced a Marriage Encounter Weekend. Couples meet on the second Sunday of the month to provide ongoing support for their marriage sacrament and family life. Babysitting is provided. This ministry also supports parish Date Nights, marriage enrichment workshops, the annual wedding vow renewal and monthly anniversary announcements at Mass. All married couples are invited to join! During the pandemic time, we are currently having Zoom meetings. Please call to learn more!


Men's Spiritual Group
Ministry Lead: Rusty Creel | [email protected]
Open to all men looking to grow in their faith. Includes the study of scripture, devotionals, prayer and traditions of the church. Meets the first and third Saturdays of every month in the Adult Education Room from 8:30-10:00 AM. Group not meeting during the pandemic, but will resume meetings when safe to do so.


Parish Rosary (Wednesdays)
Ministry Lead: Frank Devereux | [email protected] | (404) 933-5163
Each Wednesday evening a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent at 7:00 PM to all those on our Rosary list each Wednesday, and participants will be admitted at 7:20 PM. If you would like to join, please request by email to: [email protected].


Perpetual Adoration
Ministry Lead: Frank Devereux | [email protected] | (404) 933-5163
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. Perpetual adoration is suspended during the pandemic, but Adoration is offered some afternoons in the Church-please see announcements for dates/times.


Prayer Warriors
Ministry Lead: Jeanine Cacace | [email protected] | (770) 590-0904
Prayer Warriors receive a weekly prayer list through email. They commit to pray for prayer requests submitted to the parish office.


Seasons of Hope
Ministry Lead: Tom Reichert | [email protected] | (770) 422-5633 ext. 25
Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered support group which meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Sugar Hill House or another location at St. Joseph. Any parishioner who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend. Source book is “Understanding Your Grief.”


Women's Spiritual Group
Ministry Lead: Open
Open to all women looking to grow in their faith. Includes the study of scripture, devotionals, prayer and traditions of the church. Meets the first and third Saturdays of every month in the PMC Office Conference Room from 8:30-10:00 AM. Group not meeting during the pandemic, but will resume meetings when safe to do so.