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Affiliated Ministries
The Emmaus Institute, Inc.
The Emmaus Institute, Inc.

Located in Nashua, NH, Emmaus Institute Counseling Services was organized in 1981 to offer the healing resources of faith and contemporary psychology to the religious community and the general public.  Emmaus Institute is a member of the Greater Nashua Interfaith Council. Emmaus Institute offers Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, as well as education, training, and consultation services. Most Rev. Dr. William Manseau serves as the President and Director of Emmaus Counseling Institute. Learn more about The Emmaus Institute, Inc.

Wedding Ministries
Wedding Ministries

The Clergy of Good Shepherd Companions provide wedding services to couples in their area. Some of our clergy work with a couple to provide all type of ceremony desired, while others provide a specifically religious type of ceremony. In any case you will find our clergy warm, welcoming, and willing to work with you to plan your wedding ceremony, or to be of service by helping you to connect with someone better able to provide the type of ceremony you are seeking. We welcome and look forward to speaking with all couples, regardless of religious affiliation or gender orientation. Here are some areas where we provide service.

As wedding officiants, we specialize in personalized, custom-designed weddings that can be religious, civil, interfaith, non-denominational or spiritual. We are also bilingual wedding officiants who speak Spanish, Italian Etc... We have done all types of weddings, including renewal of vows, second marriages, anniversaries, and elopements.

Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Tri-State Area:

  • Most Rev. Joseph F Catrambone ministers as a wedding officiant.

He can be contacted at josephcatrambone@yahoo.com or via phone at 240-780-7642 or visit his site at: 

https://marylandaffairsofthehearts.com/ 

What our couples have said:

"Bishop Joe was nothing short of amazing, not only on our wedding day, but throughout the entire process. My husband and I had an interfaith ceremony, as I am Catholic, and he is Jewish. Bishop Joe blended both faiths in a beautiful and respectful way. The ceremony was very meaningful for both of us and our families. He was always available by phone or email whenever I had any questions and put us both at ease and really listened to what we wanted our big day to be like. Both my husband and I hope to keep in touch with him long after our wedding and to baptize our future children."     - Rebecca K.

Because of my background in the Catholic Church, I have a special understanding of the needs of those who are unable to solemnize their vows formally in the church because of a previous marriage situation, or who might desire to celebrate their vows in a special location or place not approved by the church. I am more than happy to speak with you about your options in this area, and to provide services which will reflect the traditions and customs in which you were raised.

Along with this special ministry, I am also available to celebrate uplifting and joyous services for any couple respecting their desire for either a Christian or non-Christian celebration. Over the past 20 years I have celebrated hundreds of weddings, and I have a very good understanding of the need to project a professional and caring attitude toward the bride, the groom and their guests.

Progressive, Open, and Happy to make your Celebration Personal and Uplifting, I look forward to speaking with you about the ways I can help you make your day special. Please feel free to contact me at: (240) 780-7642 or leave an e-mail message for me   josephcatrambone@yahoo.com

I am available year-round and would be happy to travel most anywhere in the Country. I also travel out of the USA, Cruise Ship etc. I am also available for Vow renewal ceremonies, Anniversary celebrations, Baptisms and Funerals; any ceremony.

Jubilee House Church

Jubilee House Church located in "almost heave" Charles Town, WV, is a community of men and women striving to achieve genuine reform among Christian believers. Tracing a philosophy of ecumenism back to Saint Barnabas and the first Council of Jerusalem about 47- 50, this seminal event propelled Christians forward to accept people of all races, language, and cultural backgrounds.

House Churches were the building blocks of early Christianity.  Gatherings in homes of newly converted Jews and Gentiles served as a place of prayer, conversation, outreach and a eucharistic meal.   Leaders of House Churches were both male and female, often husbands and wives.  Some of these leaders named in the Christian Testament included: Husbands and wives, Junia and Andronicus, Priscilla and Aquila; women leaders like Phoebe and Lydia; and Gaius, Philemon, Nympha.

Good Shepherd Companions encourages the re-establishment of House Churches.   Within small communities, members are able to forge a wholesome gospel-centered presence in their neighborhoods.  The prayer gatherings serve as days of retreat and  renewal for their members.   Just like in early House Churches, members pray, reflect, discuss, and share a Eucharistic meal.  Just like in early House Churches, everyone is welcome.

Guatemala and El Salvador Children's Mission Fund

Guatemala Missions reflects God’s unconditional love, which surrenders all, inspires trust and faith, and embraces all people regardless of race, status or creed. We believe that Christ is alive, and that we can best serve Him by being of assistance to those in the greatest need (Matthew 25:31-40).
 
Guatemala Missions Vision is that we embraces an intensely personal and biblical response to God’s call to end physical and spiritual hungers. This intentional walk with the poor mirrors God’s walk with each of us, recognizing our own brokenness and His transforming grace that brings out our God-given potential.

Guatemala Missions was created for the purpose of serving the poor and marginalized people of El Salvador and Guatemala and other impoverished areas. Projects are designed to enable Guatemala Missions to provide housing, hunger, health, sanitation and educational assistance to those most in need.

Guatemala Missions Serves in a Catholic tradition, but welcomes people of all religions to serve as missionaries. Guatemala Missions also welcomes people of different skill sets, abilities, and ages, so that those interested in participating in a mission trip in Guatemala and  El Salvador can do so. Guatemala Missions does not intend to limit its activities to Guatema

Guatemala and El Salvador Children's Mission Fund

Serving the poor and Marginalized People of Central America

Guatemala Missions reflects God’s unconditional love, which surrenders all, inspires trust and faith, and embraces all people regardless of race, status or creed. We believe that Christ is alive, and that we can best serve Him by being of assistance to those in the greatest need (Matthew 25:31-40).

Guatemala Missions Vision is that we embrace an intensely personal and biblical response to God’s call to end physical and spiritual hungers. This intentional walk with the poor mirrors God’s walk with each of us, recognizing our own brokenness and His transforming grace that brings out our God-given potential.

Guatemala Missions was created for the purpose of serving the poor and marginalized people of El Salvador and Guatemala and other impoverished areas. Projects are designed to enable Guatemala Missions to provide housing, hunger, health, sanitation and educational assistance to those most in need.

Guatemala Missions serves in a Catholic tradition but welcomes people of all religions to serve as missionaries. Guatemala Missions also welcomes people of different skill sets, abilities, and ages, so that those interested in participating in a mission trip in Guatemala and El Salvador can do so. Guatemala Missions does not intend to limit its activities to Guatemala

https://www.neverbehungry.net/

Organizational Affiliations

Good Shepherd Companions is affiliated with the following organizations:

THE FEDERATION OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

GLOBAL MINISTRIES UNIVERSITY

THE INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC VICARIATE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

MARRIED PRIESTS NOW! PRELATURE

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR A RENEWED CATHOLIC MINISTRY

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