Gratia Plena offers several professionally facilitated weekly support groups for Catholics:
Loving and Eating Well Group (for women)
King David’s Men (for adult men regarding sexual fidelity/chastity)
King David’s Young Men (for teen guys regarding sexual fidelity/chastity)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 29-37)
“…he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’ Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
We invite you, as members of the community, to be part of our mission by supporting our work financially. Many people know that they need help for mental/emotional issues, for addictions, or for spiritual distress…yet they believe that they cannot afford counseling or cannot find a counselor who shares their values, a counselor who can see them before/after work or on Saturday. One of our goals is to improve access to services. As a Good Samaritan, please help us accomplish this goal by supporting our mission by sharing with us your “silver coins.” Thank you, and God bless you!