Kairos Prison Ministry
(“I was in prison and you visited me”, Matthew 25:36)
Kairos is an ecumenical prison ministry program with the mission to bring Christ’s love to incarcerated individuals by holding retreats within the prison chapel twice a year. For some, this opportunity is the first time they hear of God’s loving forgiveness. This volunteer program is an off-shoot from the Cursillo movement, at the request of the National Cursillo Center, and is supported by various denominations. Our 50 member teams that go into the prison consist of Episcopalian, Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, Church of God and non-denominational Christians.
In our area, there are two prisons which accept the Kairos Ministry, one is Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) and the other is Martin Correctional Institution (MCI).
If you would like to know more about this ministry, and would like to volunteer for future teams, please contact Jim Couillard.
Quantum House - Plans are in the works for Good Shepherd volunteers to prepare and serve a dinner for the guests at this house for families with children in the hospital at St. Mary's.
St. George's Meal Ministry - Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve meals at the St. George's Center in Riviera Beach. Good Shepherd provides dinner for over 100 hungry people, on the second Wednesday of each month. Info.
Our Little Roses Orphanage - Located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Our Little Roses provides the opportunity for a childhood that all girls deserve – protection from harm; a safe, healthy and loving home; a chance to learn; the dream of a future, and a foundation in faith.
Lenten Outreach Project 2021 Update
Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from noon - 2:00 p.m.
All are welcome. Curbside service. Donations of food are also accepted during these hours. Please see an attendant.
Current need: soups. (7/17/2020)
Visit our digital resources site GoodShepVirtual.org for the latest program information.
"We Have A Place For You."
Good Shepherd offers a robust selection of outreach projects for any level of involvement. Please select any items from the form below. We will contact you via email with program information.
We are seeking 300 $50 sponsorships to meet critical food needs for our friends in Bondeau, Haiti.
Good Shepherd is working in conjunction with South Florida Haiti Project and a diocesan effort to help our long-time friends in the Bon Samaritan School and community in Bondeau, Haiti.
Good Shepherd is excited to present as our 2021 Lenten Outreach Project, the parish goal of 300 sponsorships at $50 each, to help immediate food needs.
You may remember our Food PACKING event two years ago, when Fr. Phanord came to Good Shepherd to help us assemble nutritious food packets. We created more than 75,000 meals that weekend!
Since we are unable to gather in that way due to the pandemic, we are hoping to PAIR your gift, IN ANY AMOUNT, with someone who needs this life-sustaining nutrition. Your donations will send a container of rice and beans, and dried spices and vegetables to Bondeau.
AND, if you have a message of prayer or support to include with your donation, please send or email it to Good Shepherd. The messages will be translated into Creole and presented to community members. We are PAIRING people with people.
By clicking on the GIVE TODAY link below, you will be living into Good Shepherd's mission and vision to radiate God's love to everyone, everywhere.
The need is great.
Thank you for your kindness and participation.
Visit the Lent page on our digital resource site for a progress graphic created by one of our Youth ministry families; a project prayer, and a photo gallery. We're filling a container with rice and beans!
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The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
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