The Works of Mary
Mission Statement: A group of mothers seeking to implement Our Holy Mother’s Ten Virtues in our everyday life to serve Our Lord, our families, our community, and the Good Shepherd parish to bear good fruits of Holiness.
Vision Statement: There is a need in our Good Shepherd community to build up a fellowship of mothers where all are included, welcomed, and empowered in our beautiful vocation of motherhood.
Our Blessed Mother served God directly through motherhood. She was blessed with many virtues that enabled her to raise our Lord Jesus Christ with the purest love that could ever be given by a parent.
With Our Holy Mother as our Patron, inspiration, example, and guide to help us grow in virtues to become faithful disciples of Christ to raise our children in the Catholic faith leading them to Holiness.
Ten Virtues of Mary:
Most Pure (Mt. 1:18, 20, 23; Lk 1:27, 34)
Most Humble (Lk 1:48)
Most Devout (Lk 1:46-7; Acts 1:14)
Most Poor (Lk 2:7)
Most Merciful (Lk 1:39, 56)
Most Prudent (Lk 2:19, 51)
Most Faithful (Lk 1:45; Jn 2:5)
Most Obedient (Lk 1:38; 2:21-2, 27)
Most Patient (Jn 19:25)
Most Sorrowful (Lk 2:35)
Schedule: The gatherings are from September through May (2nd Tuesday of the month). We will meet at 9AM in the sanctuary for Rosary (family); followed by fellowship which includes talks covering a variety of topics including spiritual growth, marriage, motherhood, etc., concluding with the Noon (12 PM) Mass.
Childcare will be provided (9:30-11:30 AM), including faith forming activities for home- schoolers in age-appropriate settings. Babies and kids are always welcome in our meetings, too!
Please bring your favorite dish to share. Drinks and snacks (for children) will be provided.
For more information: Contact Johanna Arocho or the parish office (757) 365-0579. All moms are welcome to join us for faith and fellowship.