Discover and seek God’s transforming grace in our daily lives.
Prayer is the beginning of stewardship and centers on our relationship with God. Listening and responding to God is at the core of the disciple’s life. Whether private or communal prayer, the purpose is to stay connected to God so as to carry out His Divine Will. Make a commitment of daily prayer and weekly Eucharist to strengthen you bond with God, faith, and community.
Arise Together in Christ Team works together to promote Renew International’s Arise process to parishioners of all ages by forming Small Christian Communities. Contact Kelly Schreckenberger.
Care for the Troops is a ministry of prayer and support to members of the military and their families. Contact Lori Crocker.
Charismatic Prayer group gathers weekly to praise the Lord as the Holy Spirit moves them. All are welcome. Contact Maria Joyce, 770.757.0933.
College Age Ministry offers young adults, ages 18-22 a place to come together, grow in faith, and share life experience. Contact Michelle Hamilton.
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreats are held twice a year for men and twice a year for women-building friendships and a common faith retreat experience shared among parishioners. Contact Deacon Bob Riddett.
Cursillo is a short course in Christianity that offers a vision of human love, charity, and genuine friendship centered on the Eucharist. The spirit of the weekend is intended to be relived in small group reunions and Ultreya, the monthly gathering of all Cursillistas. Contact Glenn Zipfel.
Dinner Group welcomes adults…singles, couples, and newcomers to share fellowship and food. Twice a year small groups are formed, and each group of approximately eight people have six months to get four dinners in. Each group gathers in each other’s home to enjoy a meal with everyone contributing. Each person or couple can decide if they would like to host a formal, informal, or picnic style dinner when it is their turn. For all the newcomers in the parish, it’s a great way to meet new people. For those who have been in the parish for a long time, it’s a great way to renew acquaintances and welcome in newcomers. For more information, you may contact Paula and Beatty McCaleb 770.614.3537.
Divine Mercy Prayer Group meets regularly to pray the Divine Mercy prayer chaplet together. Contact Ethel Foster.
Eucharistic Ministers are commissioned by the Archdiocese upon completion of a training workshop. They bring the Body and Blood of our Lord to the parish community at the celebration of Mass. Contact Robin Ramsey.
Helping Hands volunteers prepare meals for parishioners in times of need, assist with transportation to Mass or
French-Creole Prayer Group gathers Haitians and other Franco-phones for charismatic prayer. Contact Jocelyne Labossiere, at 770.674.4562.
Homebound/GMC EM’s are commissioned Eucharistic Ministers who bring the Eucharist to the sick in hospitals and in homes. Contact Pete Ranft.
Lazarus Ministry members are available to help bereaved parishioners plan funerals, and provide food and hospitality to mourners whenever possible. Contact Sister Louise Sommer or Mary Lee Payton.
Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) is a social group of those who are both comfortable with, and like to socialize with, people over the age of 55. Contact Sister Louise Sommer.
Young Adult Ministry brings together those 21-39 years old, single or married, for fellowship, study, and service. Contact Nicole Moody.
Young Families of Faith is designed around young married couples and families with young children (infant-5th grade). Social gatherings take place twice a month at church–nursery is provided. Contact Jessica Thornhill or Julie Donlin.
Along with the above ministries at St. Lawrence that you can participate in, here are some other ways that you can connect and deepen your relationship with God:
- Sunday Mass and Holy Days
- Daily Mass at least 1x per month
- Pray the Rosary
- Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
- Participate in Spiritual Direction
- Read the Scriptures
- Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation