Evangelization Ministries

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 community by fostering life long faith formation through special event speakers, live theater productions, Advent and Lenten special events, summer book clubs and bible study.  Our goal is to deepen relationships to Christ and nourish lives of holiness that transform society and culture.  For more informaton please contact Donna Gutierrez at Outreach@gscceg.org.

 

Bible Study

“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope”                                                                                                               1 Peter 3:15
 

Come join us this Fall for an exciting new parish bible study based on the Little Rock Series, The Women in the Old Testament. The women in the Old Testament, too long invisible, have rich stories that are vital to the on-going revelation of God's relationship with a covenant people. Women in the Old Testament introduces students to some biblical women. Here, we meet mothers and wives, queens and slaves, prophets and warriors, powerful women and victims; women whose stories offer us courage and insight.

In Women in the Old Testament we explore not only the lives of such well-known women as Sarah, Deborah, Ruth, Eve, and Naomi, but also those of lesser-known women such as Michal, Tamar, and Jezebel. Each of these women has unique characteristics; each of their stories is food for our imaginations.

Biblical stories help us imagine the relationship of God with human beings, and they give us words to describe our own relationship with God. Join us in exploring The Women in the Old Testament. We will meet on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 pm. Our first session will be on September 24 in the John Paul II room.

We invite you to join us even if you’ve never participated before.  For more information contact the parish office.

 

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


Cursillo

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 rogercon@aol.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. or sugonzales@msn.com.  "Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God." (Romans 15:7)  
 

Vocations Ministry

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 Vanessa Fabela at Vocations@gscceg.org