SOCIAL MINISTRY NEWS
Next Sharing Sunday:
Adult WorkCamp 2017
Small Acts of Mercy Weekend
March 4 - 5
Peace and Presence
Saturday, March 4, 10am - 12pm, Youth Center & CR 5
Join fellow parishioners as we engage in reflection, prayer and contemplation for peace and presence during the Lenten season. Camille Capiello, M.A., one of our Good Shepherd lay chaplains at INOVA and Spiritual Director with Shalem will lead. RSVP to Susan@gs-cc.org or to the parish office.
Mass with Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, March 4, 12pm
Join Father Tom at this special Mass. We especially invite those in need of physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing. Mass includes an optional Anointing as well as a blessing for caregivers. Followed by a light reception.
Spiritual Resource Fair
March 4 - 5, after all Masses in Creedon Hall
Explore opportunities and resources to help us grow in faith and reconnect with God.
“Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves.”
At Good Shepherd, we value the need to serve and stand with the poor and vulnerable, to advocate for justice, and to learn and live the seven core themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
Social Ministry work has been a hallmark of the parish since its early years. Indeed, Good Shepherd has helped launch two independent nonprofit agencies that are pivotal in serving the Alexandria, Virginia community: Good Shepherd Housing, and Progreso Literacy and Citizenship Center. We are also a founding church member of VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement in Northern Virginia), an interfaith social justice advocacy initiative.
Social Ministry at Good Shepherd includes more than 40 ongoing programs based on faith in action - programs of charity, advocacy, and education for all ages plus ministries of healing, comfort, and support. Furthermore, the Social Justice Ministry oversees an ongoing Emergency Assistance program and the annual Shepherd’s Gate Grant program.
For more information or to learn how to get involved, contact our Director of Social Ministry.
Learn more about our programs and
opportunities to serve below: