Evangelization and Outreach Ministry
The Evangelization Outreach Ministry shares the mission of the New Evangelization given to us by Pope John Paul II, which supports and serves our parish and sister parishes of the surrounding communities in the efforts of bringing life long faith formation through Catholic professionals within thechurch teachings, which deepens relationships to Christ and nourishes lives of holiness that transforms society and culture. This Ministry is currently sponsoring the Bible Study Sessions based on the Agape - Salvation History series. For more informaton please contact Donna Gutierrez at Outreach@gscceg.org.
Summer is right around the corner and it’s that time once again to be engaged in a easy, good read. Please be sure to purchase your book for $5.00 in the Narthex after all the masses beginning the weekend of 5/21/17 or in the church office. This year’s 2017 Father Leon Summer Reading Book will be "RESISTING HAPPINESS" by Matthew Kelly. Every single moment is a chance to turn it all around –a true story about why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves... and how to start choosing happiness again!
Evangelization Outreach Ministry wants to share with you a follow-up on our Guest Speaker, Sr. Ann Shields, who was at our parish on January 13 and 14, 2017:
Sr. Ann is part of Renewal Ministries’ leadership team and a member of The Servants of God’s Love in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. She is the author of numerous books on Catholic spirituality, including Deeper Conversion, To Be Like Jesus and More of the Holy Spirit. She hosts the popular Catholic daily radio program "Food for the Journey." You can listen to her program on our local Catholic station-Immaculate Heart radio KSMH 1620 AM. She is on Mon-Friday at 5:30 a.m. You can also visit her Website, renewalministries.net to listen to her podcast. Sister has also started a blog subscription. Go to renewalministries.net/ffj - her blog consists of teaching how to grow in your Christian life and in Prayer
Below is the prayer by Cardinal John Henry Newman that Sr. Ann shared with us during the two days she gave her talks.
Shine through me, and be so in me
That every soul I come in contact with
May feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine,
So to shine as to be a light to others;
The light, O Jesus will be all from You; none of it will be mine;
It will be you, shining on others through me.
“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” 1 Peter 3:15
GSCC Bible Study for 2017-2018 –Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Come join us for an orientation in the St. John Paul ll room from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. This is our 5th season of Bible study and we will study the Gospel of Matthew - it's one of the most challenging books. The study guide will be from the Agape study program which will provide some very thought-provoking study material. The cost of this study is only $20, which will cover the printed materials and binder. Please bring your cash or check payment with you to the orientation. This is a great way to meet others in the parish that are also searching to learn more about our Christian faith. If you are interested, please email Kerry Joseph at - firstname.lastname@example.org or you may leave your contact information at the parish office and a representative from the Evangelization Outreach Ministry will contact you for more information.
Couples for Christ (CFC)
Couples for Christ is an International Catholic community committed to the work of global evangelization and renewal, with the goal of winning the world for Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. CFC intends to carry out its work and its mission by focusing on three specific objectives: individual renewal, family renewal and church renewal. Any married Christian couple can become members of Couples for Christ. For more information contact Ernie or Nita Sahagun at CouplesforChrist@gscceg.org
The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. Correctly practiced and overseen the Cursillo Movement can have very positive results in the spiritual revitalization of the world. The Christ-likeness in a few people is contagious. The transference of Christ's values to others in one's family, school, place of business, etc., is the Christianizing of environments the Cursillo promotes. The goal of the movement is that Christ be the prime influence in society. So it is said the PRIMARY OBJECTIVES of the Cursillo Movement are to develop in adult Christians a consciousness of their ability and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian renewal, and to sustain them as they provide a Christian leaven in civic, social and economic life. This "Christianizing of environments" is what the Cursillo movement is about. For more information contact Monica Small at Cursillo@gscceg.org
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is an international evangelical organization dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Members visit the sick and elderly at home, nursing homes and retirement homes, bring the Eucharist to residents in nursing homes, and participate in the Parish religious education programs. For more information contact Conchita Masaoay at email@example.com or Tina Sandoval at LegionofMary@gscceg.org
The Divine Mercy Charismatic Group
The Divine Mercy Family Prayer Group - Catholic Christian families dedicated in bringing CHRIST to the families and families to CHRIST. Our goals are to create a loving-family type of environment for men and women (young and old), where everyone is encouraged to grow as a servant of God; to follow JESUS, as model, in living and sharing our gift (talent and time) to our family, church (Good Shepherd), friends and neighbors. The group meets every second Saturday of the month at 3:30 p.m. For more information about the group, please call (916) 203-8765 or email us at DMCG@gscceg.org. "Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God." (Romans 15:7)
Good Shepherd Vocations Ministry aims to develop an integrated pastoral plan for the fostering of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. For more information please contact Conchita Masaoay at Vocations@gscceg.org