Good Shepherds

helping priests stay happy, healthy & holy

Welcome to the private “Good Shepherds” resource page of our website.  This page is set up for the use of the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. We are establishing this resource as an outreach to our bishops and priests to assist with the many challenges faced with being a living witness of the Good Shepherd.  We hope you find it helpful. 

Any information posted on this website is exclusively geared toward assisting our priests which is a motivating factor to password-protect this page.  Each newsletter is archived here as well as links to additional resources that may be helpful. 

The therapist team and staff of Holy Family Counseling Center desire to be of service and support to each of you.  Please feel free to reach out to us with comments or suggestions for future newsletters or additional resources that may be needed.   You can reach us at goodshepherds@holyfamilycounselingcenter.com. This email address is confidential and monitored by a member of our Good Shepherds Wellness Council team at Holy Family Counseling Center.  We look forward to hearing from you.  

May our Lord continue to watch over, bless, and protect each of you.  We are grateful for your vocation to the priesthood.  

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

Competency One - Resiliency

Competency TWO - Positive Fraternal Connections

Competency Three - SUSTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Competency FOUR - SECURING AN IDENTITY OF SPIRITUAL FATHERHOOD

Competency FIVE - EXPANSION OF SKILL SET

Competency six - SPIRITUAL MARTIAL ARTS

Competency SEVEN - Holiness Out Of Temptation

Competency eight - When the Runner Stumbles

Competency NINE - Finding stability in change

Competency TEN - Having presence in the present

RESOURCES AND REFERENCES

Competency 1: Resiliency

Downloadable Audio file (mp3)
McBride, O.Praem, Rev. Alfred and Seton Hall University, “The Priest as Servant Leader of God’s People” (1992). International Institute for Clergy Formation
Click here for other worthwhile resources from the Institute.

Contemplative Outreach (Website)
Resources for Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, insights of Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO

Competency 2: Positive Fraternal Connections