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Community Market

The Shrine relies heavily on community donations to meet the growing need for emergency food assistance. Donations of canned goods and dry food are accepted every Sunday for the Shrine Community Market at the front entrance of the Church. Just ask an usher for the location of the wicker basket. Refer to the Bulletin for the specific needs of the current month/week.

Volunteer opportunities are available as follows:

Wednesday 11-1         Atlanta Food Bank delivery, stocking of freezer and dry goods  

Thursday 9:30-12       Shrine Community Market open 10-10:45, + truck delivery

Thursday 12-2            Second Helping delivery, stocking of freezer and dry goods

Saturday 10:45-12      Shrine Community Market open 11-11:45

For more information about the Community Market, contact the Shrine Office at 404-521-1866, x113.

Food Pantry
Haiti Outreach

The Haiti Outreach group communicates with our sister parish Notre Dame de la Nativite in Malfety. Our parish has a regular collection to support our community in Haiti. We share our common experiences both personal and faithful - a community to community connection. Thus, we are creating an opportunity to nurture real and long-term relationships.

Haiti Outreach
Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a Christmas collection of gifts donated by parish members supporting various ministries such as St. Vincent de Paul and the GA Alliance for Children.

Habitat for

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that serves low income families through homeownership. Habitat for Humanity works through local Habitat affiliates and the Shrine volunteers with Habitat Atlanta.

Families are chosen for the Habitat program based on three main criteria: Need for decent housing, Ability to pay back the 0% interest mortgage provided by the affiliate, and willingness to partner with other volunteers that will build the house. Families in Atlanta put in 250 sweat-equity hours working on their future home. The new homeowner then maintains current payments on their property and pays for all home upkeep.

There are many different things to do on a Habitat build, so no special skills are required and volunteers have some choice in which tasks they sign up for.

At the Shrine, we raise the cost of a collaborative build with other churches and build every other year. If you are interested in participating in a future build you are invited to submit your name to

Giving Tree
Habitat for Humanity
Morning Sandwich Ministry
Sandwich/Snack Ministry

The Morning Sandwich and Snack Ministry provides a basic breakfast of sandwiches, snacks, water and a cup of coffee to those in need.  Our guests are served from the Parish Hall, at the MLK entrance, each weekday from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


A group of one to four people will hand out the sandwiches and additional snacks.  Children of any age may participate and MUST be supervised by their own parent or guardian at all times.


A great service project idea for younger students is to get together at their home school or parish to make sandwiches or snack bags for donation and then have them delivered to the Shrine by arrangement with the Office.


The separate snack bag donation is an expansion of the Sandwich Ministry and is especially fun for younger children.  Decorating the snack bags is encouraged!


Donations of sandwiches and snacks are always needed. Donations can be made on Thursdays from 10-12 and Fridays from 10-2. No signup is needed unless a large amount of sandwiches is being donated.  In that case, please call the Shrine at 404-521-1866, x113.


To sign up to serve on a weekday with this ministry, please visit the sign up page here. Sign up closes the Friday before the following week

Night Shelter

There are approximately 14,000 homeless people in the city of Atlanta. Each year from November 1 to March 31, The Shrine ministers to a small portion of the homeless along with numerous organizations and churches by being a part of the Central Night Shelter. The Shrine hosts 30-35 of the 100+ guests and by providing sack lunches, dinner and overnight assistance for approximately 30 of the 150 nights.

Night Shelter 
Foot Care

Night Shelter Footcare is an opportunity to be with guests at our Shelter and respond to the Gospel's call to be in the company of and serve the poor.

This very rewarding experience is available on Wednesday nights, November 1 through March 31. Some required training is provided so that volunteers can take care of guest's weary feet.

To get more information or to volunteer for this ministry, please email

Night Shelter Footcare
Pride Outreach

The Shrine has always welcomed all of God's children. During PRIDE week each year, we celebrate God's diversity by maintaining a booth in the park.

For more information about Pride outreach at the Shrine please

St. Francis Table

The St. Francis Table Soup Kitchen feeds 300 to over 500 people every Saturday.  

Pride Outreach
St. Vincent de Paul Society

Members of the Shrine’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians") are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need in our community. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.  This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service.


We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to the founding principle of charity.

The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."

The Shrine's St. Vincent de Paul group meets every first and third Sunday of the month in the Parish Center from 9:45AM to 10:45AM. The monthly door collection is every third Sunday after both of the Masses.

Check donations for this worthy charity can be made out to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Shrine I.C. and either mailed to the Shrine (48 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303) or put into the Sunday collection basket.

If you are interested in joining the Shrine's St. Vincent de Paul group you can contact them by calling the Parish Office at 404-521-1866.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

For the Thanksgiving holiday the Shrine family shows its appreciation for God's generosity by collecting food and supplying families with a Thanksgiving meal through Faith Formation and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.


Parishioners are requested to take a shopping bag and fill it with the items requested on the provided list.

Thanksgiving Baskets
St. Vincent de Paul
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